Netanyahu Calls Off Hebron Visit

05 Mar
6:10 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called off a planned 10 March visit to the southern West Bank city of Hebron following advice from the Israel Security Agency (ISA).Hebron News reports that Netanyahu, who planned the visit as part of his election campaigning, cancelled the scheduled visit to Hebron as the ISA feared the Palestinian response would potentially trigger wider dissent.

The Israeli army has already identified the end of March as a potential time of possible “unrest” in the West Bank following Israel’s 17 March elections, the lack of a political horizon for the Palestinians and the worsening economic situation in the West Bank following Israel’s refusal to transfer tax revenues to the PA, amongst other stated reasons.

See: 02/27/15 Soldiers Use Excessive Force Against Nonviolent Protest In Hebron for further info on this topic.

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