December 14, 2011

ISRAEL UNDER ATTACK:

Israeli military base attacked by Jewish extremists in West Bank (Phoebe Greenwood, 13 December 2011, The Guardian)

A gang of 50 Jewish settlers and rightwing activists have broken into an army base near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the West bank, setting fire to tyres and hurling rocks at both Israeli soldiers and Palestinians. [...]

The attack is the latest in a wave of violent retributions exacted by extremist Jewish settler groups against Palestinians and the Israeli Defence Forces in response to government policy to evacuate illegal outposts in the West Bank. A spokesperson for the Israeli military said it was the most serious assault on its forces by Jewish activists to date.

Israel's defence minister, Ehud Barak, described the incident as "homegrown terror", which he warned would not be tolerated. 

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