How would you like to find one on your door, American?
Just hours after a stabbing attack on an Israeli boy in Yitzhar, a group of settlers attacked Nahla Mahmoud's home, uprooting trees and painting Jewish stars on her house in the West Bank. (Linda Gradstein/Washington Post)
Yeah, the new swastika!!!!
"West Bank settlers increase attacks amid fears of pullout, anger at army" by Linda Gradstein, Washington Post | October 16, 2008
YITZHAR, West Bank - Avi Ben Yakov is a soft-spoken Jewish settler who loves playing with his young children in their red-roofed home in the hills above Nablus, deep inside the West Bank. But when it comes to his Palestinian neighbors, his tone hardens.
"They will not be my neighbors if I do what I have to do, which is take them back to their lands," he said. "We don't want them here. Expelling them is the solution."
No, here is the solution: Memory Hole: Future Vision of Israel
Ben Yakov would not say whether he had been personally involved in a series of recent attacks on the nearby Palestinian village of Asira Al-Qibiliyya. But he said the violence was justified by the Israeli Army's failure to protect the lives and property of West Bank settlers.
Straight from the NaZionist's mouth to God's ears!!!!
Such frustration has been growing in recent months, and the result has been a pronounced rise in settler attacks on Palestinians, according to military officials, human rights groups, and settler organizations. "In the past, only a few dozen individuals were implicated in this. Today, we're talking about several hundred people - a very significant change," Major General Gadi Shamni, the Israeli officer responsible for security in the West Bank, recently told the Haaretz newspaper. "An extreme incident could happen at any time. These people are conspiring against the Palestinians and against the security forces."
The human rights group B'Tselem lists 429 reported settler attacks on Palestinians this year, an increase of 75 percent over last year. In Asira al-Qibiliyya, the Palestinian village near Yitzhar, Nahla Mahmoud said settlers enter almost every week. Her home is the closest to the settlement and has been repeatedly attacked by settlers. The worst incident was last month after a 16-year-old Palestinian from the village entered Yitzhar and burned a house there. According to the Israeli Army and the settlers, he then stabbed a 9-year-old boy several times, slightly wounding him, and fled back to the village. He was killed the following week by Israeli troops when he tried to approach Yitzhar again.
That's the Israeli side of it, anyway -- the most notorious of the world's liars!
Just hours after the stabbing attack in Yitzhar, a group of settlers attacked Mahmoud's home, cutting water pipes, smashing solar panels, uprooting trees, and painting Jewish stars on the side of her house, she said. She caught it all on videotape, with a camera supplied by B'Tselem. Mahmoud said the settlers are trying to make her life intolerable and force her to leave. "They want this land to become part of the settlement," she said. "They don't believe this is our land and our homes. We have this land registered with the government from the time of our grandfathers. I have no intention of leaving, because I have nowhere else to go."
The clashes between settlers and Palestinians have spilled over into tensions between settlers and the army. Shamni said that in the past few weeks, settlers set a dog on an Israeli reserve commander and broke the arm of a deputy battalion commander. The tires of cars belonging to reserve soldiers were slashed. And in the southern town of Hebron, settlers attacked an officer for trying to arrest Jewish children who had thrown stones at Palestinians.
Yitzhar, home to 160 families and isolated on a hilltop, has long been known as a bastion of radicalism. Residents say it is their presence that prevents an Israeli withdrawal from the area. Ben Yakov, 31, said he has refused to do mandatory reserve duty for the past three years, since Israel's 2005 withdrawal from Gaza. During the pullback, Israel dismantled 21 settlements in Gaza and soldiers forcibly removed many settlers.
Ben Yakov's sister-in-law, Tzippi Feld, 26, said the Gaza withdrawal shook her faith in the army. Feld spent months demonstrating against the planned pullback and served a month in jail for trying to block traffic at the entrance to Jerusalem. The growing extremism among settlers gained prominence last month after an attack on Zeev Sternhell, a professor and prominent critic of the settlement movement. Sternhell was slightly wounded when a pipe bomb went off as he opened his apartment door. Fliers found nearby offered a large reward to anyone who kills members of Peace Now, a dovish group.
Oh, so we got some JEWISH TERRORISM, hanh? Funny how the Zionist-controlled AmeriKan MSM KEEPS THAT QUIET, 'eh?
Notice how PEACE is always met with VIOLENCE, readers?
"Israelis kill Palestinian in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian and wounded another early on Thursday near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian emergency services reported.
Abdel Aziz Beerat, 20, was killed when Israeli soldiers in a jeep opened fire in the village of Kafr Malik, northeast of Ramallah, the sources said. Another man, who was not identified, was shot in the back and taken to hospital, where his condition was listed as serious.
Beerat was the third Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in three days. Abdel Kader Zeid, 17, died after being shot outside the Jewish settlement of Beit-El late on Tuesday, medics said. Mohammad al-Ramahi, 21, died overnight from chest injuries incurred in clashes with Israeli solders following Zeid's funeral near the Jalazun refugee camp, Ramallah hospital officals and witnesses said.
At least 537 people have been killed since Israel and the Palestinians formally relaunched US-backed peace talks in November, the vast majority of them Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip, according to an AFP count.--MORE--"