Yishai calls for retaliating to death of five settlers by expanding settlements

[ 14/03/2011 – 11:12 AM ]


NAZARETH, (PIC)– Israel’s interior minister Eli Yishai called on his government to initiate the building of 5, 000 settlement units in the West Bank, 1, 000 for each one of the five settlers killed in Itamar settlement.

Yishai stressed the need to intensify settlement expansion in the West Bank in light of what he described as the incitement against Israelis and the Palestinian calls for killing them.

He said that the Palestinian authority does not want peace and encourages murder while Israelis put their heads in the sand like ostriches.

Last Saturday morning, the Israeli media announced the death of five Jewish settlers in Itamar settlement near Nablus city, while Israeli officials hastened to accuse the Palestinians of killing them and incited settlers to avenge their death.

Some observers believe that Zionist official parties are behind what happened in Itamar settlement in order to justify pre-planned aggressive acts against the Palestinians in the occupied territories.

In a related incident, a large number of Israeli troops violently raided and ransacked Palestinian homes during the last two days in Awarta village of Nablus, and physically and verbally abused the villagers.

Local sources reported that the troops set up more than 15 military posts on the rooftops of houses in the village and prevented the citizens from leaving their homes.

They added that Israeli soldiers opened fire at water tanks on the rooftops amid racist slurs against Arabs.

Israeli soldiers reportedly beat Palestinian citizens when they break into houses and steal everything they can during the raids.


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