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Israeli forces dismantle settler outpost in Hebron

The Israeli army demolished an illegal outpost, Mitzpe Avichai, outside Hebron on Wednesday. The IDF also issued a restraining order against the outposts leader, Yaron Kaleb, restricting him from entering the West Bank. This is the third demolishment of an illegal outpost in the West Bank this week. On Monday, the IDF dismantled Givat Gal Yoseph; a wave … Continue reading

Israel Police: West Bank mosque defaced, cars torched in suspected ‘price tag’ attack

A mosque was vandalized with Hebrew graffiti and three cars were torched in a Palestinian village in the West Bank, Israeli police said. The words “price tag” and “Gal Arye Yosef” were painted on the mosque. ‘Price tag’ refers to the practice by Jewish extremists to retaliate Israeli government or army actions against settlers by … Continue reading

Israeli cabinet backs bill banning use of Nazi, Holocaust terms

Knesset Member Uri Ariel (National Union) proposed a new billon Monday that would ban the use of the word Nazi and of Holocaust terms and symbols, except in the context of education, documentation or historical reporting. If passes, a person could  be incarcerated for up to 6 months and receive a fine of up to NIS 100,000 ($26,000) … Continue reading

Israel Police struggling to suppress Jewish extremists in West Bank, says senior officer

More than 228 incidents of attacks by right-wing activists were recorded in 2011, with 65 indictments served on charges of account and vandalism, but Israeli police is hard-pressed to gather sufficient evidence due to the location of the crimes. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Israel bars 12 Jewish settlers from West Bank

Israel has barred a dozen Jewish settlers from the West Bank for a period of up to a year, a step Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had pledged to take to rein in violence against Palestinians, officials and Israeli media reports said. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

Palestinian cars torched in Jerusalem ‘price tag’ attack

Two Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched in East Jerusalem early Wednesday morning, police said. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that “price tag” and “revenge” were sprayed near the burnt out vehicles in Sharafat, a Palestinian village near Gilo settlement. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine Click here for the full story

Netanyahu: ‘Price tag’ attacks put a stain on all of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned violence by right-wing extremists on Tuesday, vowing to use all means to eradicate the phenomenon. “This is a stain on all of Israel and on a population of settlers that are not part of this phenomenon.” Netanyahu added that “this stain must be erased. Haaretz, … Continue reading

PA cabinet slams settler ‘terrorism’

The Palestinian Authority cabinet on Tuesday slammed the Israeli government for failing to prevent settler violence against Palestinian communities. The cabinet called on Israel to stop settler “terrorism” against Palestinians and urged the international community to prevent the “organized crimes” of settlers. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine Click here for the full story

Opinion: Don’t shoot the settlers

Wild assault at settlers in wake of latest rightist violence is a recipe for civil war. Ynetnews, Israel Click here for the full story

Opinion: Shoot the Jewish terrorists

Uri Saguy, former IDF intelligence chief, says radical rightists behaving like terrorists should be treated as such. Ynetnews, Israel Click here for the full story

3rd of IDF in W. Bank operating against ‘price-tag’ attacks

The IDF Central Command has allocated 30 percent of its forces deployed in the WestBank for “price-tag” attack-related missions, the largest proportion in years. “This means we have fewer forces to prevent terrorism,” a senior officer said on Thursday. “When a battalion commander needs to come to a road and disperse Jews who are throwing stones at Palestinian … Continue reading

Settlers torch Ramallah mosque

Jewish settlers on Thursday torched a village mosque near Ramallah and sprayed racist graffiti in Hebrew on its walls, witnesses said. The attack comes a day after Jewish extremists torched a 13th century mosque in Jerusalem, spraying “Death to the Arabs” and “Muhammad is a pig” on the building. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine Click here for … Continue reading

Netanyahu: Jewish extremists not a ‘terror group’ but will be given military trial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday a series of steps that would crack down on Jewish extremists responsible for recent violent attacks on IDF soldiers and other targets, but rejected a recommendation to label them a “terror group.”  Netanyahu approved issuing administrative detention orders for the Jewish extremists, as is usually done with Palestinians suspected … Continue reading

Israel right-wing activists clash with Jerusalem police following price tag attack

Dozens of right-wing activists clashed with police officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, amid attempts to arrest suspects linked to recent so-called price tag attacks. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Mosque torching ‘could ignite religious war’

The residents of Jerusalem’s neighborhood where a mosque was torched believe the attack could harm coexistence and lead to all out religious war between the city’s Jewish and Arab residents. Ynetnews, Israel Click here for the full story

Vandals attack disused mosque in west Jerusalem

Unknown attackers on Wednesday tried to set fire to a disused mosque in Jerusalem and scrawled anti-Arab slogans on the walls in an apparent “price tag” vengeance attack. The attack was the latest in a slew of “price tag” incidents — revenge attacks by Jewish extremists which generally target Palestinians and Arabs, although they have also … Continue reading

West Bank mosque set alight in suspected ‘price tag’ attack

Arsonists attempted to set fire to a Palestinian mosque, Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village near the settlement of Ariel said on Wednesday.Hard-line Jewish youths are suspected to be behind a series of attacks against Palestinians and their property, including several mosques. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

IDF soldiers arrested over link to ‘price tag’ attacks in West Bank

Israel Defense Forces spokesman said on Tuesday that three soldier had been arrested Monday on suspicion of involvement in the recent ‘price tag’ attacks in the West Bank, with two other soldiers arrested as well. The suspect is a known West Bank activist, who was also recently investigated for forging an official document, in an unrelated … Continue reading

Israel detains 7 female settlers for price tag attacks

Seven young Israeli women, six of them minors, have been arrested on suspicion of participating in the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian olive trees, Israeli police said on Sunday. The women are also accused of taking part in demonstrations against the dismantling of illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank, during which Israeli army equipment was … Continue reading

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