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Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Monday, July 26, 2010.
Six injured after Israeli military destroys settler buildings and a radical rabbi is arrested for inciting violence against non-Jews these stories and more coming up, stay tuned.
Four settlers and two Palestinians were injured following the destruction of a settler home built during the settlement construction freeze.
The settlers rioted after the demolition and embarked on ‘price tag’ reprisals on the nearby Palestinian village of Burin.
The settlers attempted to break through the Hawara checkpoint and then to set fire to an agricultural field which caused the Palestinians to begin throwing stones at them. Four of the illegal settlers were injured, one seriously so.
Additional clashes were reported in the village today and settlers attacked Joseph’s tomb in Nablus demanding it be converted into a synagogue.
Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira was arrested Monday on suspicion of incitement to violence against non-Jews.
The rabbi was arrested on orders from the Israeli attorney general and after an investigation by police after the publication of his book ‘The King’s Torah’ in which he deals with subject of killing non-Jews.
‘When we encounter a gentile who has violated the Seven Laws of Noah and kill him out of concern for upholding the seven mitzvoth, no prohibition has been violated,’ is just one of the choice quotes from the book.
Netanyahu has begun a campaign to make it seem as if the Palestinians have been blocking the peace process and are actively avoiding direct talks to scuttle peace talks
The Palestinian Authority is determined to sabotage attempts to upgrade the ongoing proximity Middle East peace talks with direct negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday before a Knesset committee on Foreign Affairs.
Abbas has come under increasing international pressure to begin direct talks.
In spite of this, Abbas has continually stated that he wants issues such as borders and Palestinian security concerns to be finalized in the indirect talks before a move is made toward face-to-face negotiations with the Israeli government.
Netanyahu’s accusations come amid a report released by the US Government Accountability Office which points out the Israel has been hampering aid and training for Palestinian security forces.
It points to specific instances where the Israelis have prevented specific items from reaching the Palestinian Authority such as weapons, radios and uniforms.
The trouble comes from a case by case decision-making process in Israeli bureaucracy on every shipment and arcane maneuvers to prefer the preservation of Israeli ‘security.’
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