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Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank
Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-15-13 | YAAKOV LAPPIN

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:20:52 PM PST by SJackson

Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt.

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Widespread Palestinian rioting erupts in West Bank

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF

02/15/2013 18:59

Hundreds of Palestinians throw rocks, Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; 2 IDF soldiers hurt.

Stone-throwing Palestinian protesters carry a protester injured by IDF outside Ofer Prison, Feb 15 Photo: REUTERS

Widespread rioting erupted in the West Bank on Friday in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners, with groups of Palestinians hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers, who responded with various riot dispersal means.

In Betunia, west of Ramallah, near the Ofer security prison, some 300 Palestinians rioted and threw rocks at the IDF. Two soldiers were lightly injured by rocks thrown, an army spokeswoman said. Four Palestinians were lightly injured by rubber bullets in the clash.

Palestinian medics said that 156 Palestinians were treated for smoke inhalation, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an.

Palestinian medical officials also said two protesters were wounded by live gunfire in the demonstration.

The IDF Spokesman's Office responded that, "During a violent an illegal riot near Betunia, Palestinians hurled rocks at IDF soldiers. The soldiers, feeling immediate danger, fired while leaving the area. The incident is being reviewed."

Smaller demonstrations in solidarity with the hunger strikers were also held across the West Bank on Friday, including in Bethlehem, Jenin and outside the settlement of Efrat, according to Ma'an.

Sixty Palestinians gathered at Kafr Qaddum, west of Nablus, and hurled rocks and firebombs at soldiers. The soldiers were dealing with that incident.

Some 80 Palestinians appeared at Nabi Salah, near Ramallah, to take part in a violent disturbance, and 30 Palestinians attacked soldiers in the Kalandiya area, between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

The riots came after the Kfir Brigade's Haruv Battallion carried out arrests of nine Palestinian suspects overnight Thursday in the West Bank village of Azun, on suspicion of throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles, causing injuries.

The arrests followed intelligence gathering in the village, which has been a hotbed of rock and Molotov cocktail attacks on passing Israeli vehicles in the area.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that the Palestinian people would never forget the prisoners in Israeli jails.

"We will not forget, and we will not leave you to suffer behind the bars of the occupation," he said during a visit to a prisoner's tent in Ramallah, according to Ma'an.

The activists were seeking the release of hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, who was arrested by the IDF in Operation Defensive Shield during the second intifada in 2002. A member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Samer was sentenced to 30 years in prison for terrorism-related activity.

Issawi served 10 years, and in October 2011 he was released along with 476 other Palestinian terrorists and criminals in the Egypt-brokered Schalit deal between Hamas and Israel.

However, in July 2012 he was rearrested as the IDF said he had violated the terms of his release.

He began a hunger strike shortly after his arrest in 2012.

MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) told The Jerusalem Post this week that his party is trying to internationalize the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by seeking help from the UN and other countries with regards to the release of four Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli jails.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; waronterror

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:21:00 PM PST by SJackson
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Rioting, are the palestinians of Judea and Sumaria, aka the West Bank, trying to become the Paris of the mideast.

I remember when Beirut was described as the Paris of the mideast. No more

Were it not for the barbarians, apologies to any living self described barbarians, Gaza could be the Monaco of the mideast.

As likely as my dog beconing a cat.

2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:26:11 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Po’ed their lil Hamas bad boy was arrested the other day.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 4:35:46 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SJackson

Another golden opportunity to chlorinate the gene pool missed by the Civilized Nations of the World.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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7 posted on 02/15/2013 4:59:08 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SJackson

Really reaching critical mass, isn’t it.

BTW someone told me a way to avoid dupes and triplicates in pinging; I tried it and it works when I do it.

Hit “Post”, count to 10 or 15, then hit the back arrow. Refresh the thread, and you will see your nice solitary little ping. It hasn’t failed me yet.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:14:21 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Some times I have to hit post, count to ten then
click on FR which is my home page and it will go
to the forum and the post will already be there.
Other wise it can take an actual minute or so for
the site to reply to a post.

What ever...


9 posted on 02/15/2013 6:18:13 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SJackson.
...near Ofer security prison and at several other West Bank sites in support of hunger striking [terrorists]...

10 posted on 02/15/2013 6:47:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SJackson
"Widespread rioting erupted in the West Bank on Friday in support of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners, with groups of Palestinians hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers ..."

"Widespread rioting...?"
Like that's supposed to be some new behavior pattern by "palestinians".
Yawn.

11 posted on 02/15/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by StormEye
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I’ll try that method too. Anything to send out triple pings.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 7:16:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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But now Paris is the Lebanon of Europe.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 12:03:25 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Eleutheria5 wrote: “But now Paris is the Lebanon of Europe.”

Post of the YEAR.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 1:39:11 PM PST by Yehuda
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