Yaniv Kubovich and Ben Samuels at Haaretz report that far-right extremist Bezalel Smotrich is preparing to send in another half-million Israeli squatters to steal Palestinian land in the West Bank. Smotrich is the leader of the Religious Zionism bloc in parliament and the finance minister in the Netanyahu cabinet, who also was given responsibility for the Palestinian West Bank.
Source: Smotrich Plans to Send 500k further Israeli Squatters in to Steal More Palestinian Land in West Bank
10 deaths were reported including civilians while many more were severely injured. No Israelis were harmed it would seem. Reason for this IDF raid “IDF intelligence” so a “Special Operation” was required. However, no details or justification are ever given that could substantiate justification for the Israeli raid. The Palestinian Authority has broken off relations with the terrorist State of Israel yet again since they are just as confused. Will the IDF justify its actions in the new dramatic season of the TV series Fauda as a propaganda feast?
Washington has raised concern over the escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence after Israeli forces on Thursday killed nine Palestinians during a West Bank raid in the deadliest single day in the territory in decades.
The recent election of the most rightwing government in Israeli history is expected to inflame an already volatile situation. Members of the new Israeli coalition have pledged to accelerate the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank – a practice that negates the possibility of a two-state solution – and loosen the rules of engagement for soldiers and police.
Source: Concerns over escalating violence after Israeli forces kill nine Palestinians during West Bank raid | Israel | The Guardian
Kahane, a major violent hate group leader, founded the Jewish Defense League, seen by the FBI as the most active and dangerous terrorist group in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. He also founded the party Kach, which has many affiliates, including Kahane Chai, which was listed as a terrorist group by the US government. Kahanists are alleged to have been behind the murder by pipe bomb of Arab-American activist Alex Odeh in 1985. In 1994, Kach member Baruch Goldstein shot and killed 29 Palestinians at the Cave of the Patriarchs at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. Thereafter the party and its affiliates were banned in Israel and parties that had racism as their basis were not allowed in Parliament.
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