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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:18 PM

Residents of Palestinian village accuse Israeli authorities of harassment

http://www.haaretz.com/news

Tax raids, fines and arrests are just some of the means by which the state hopes to quell protests against road that would bisect Beit Safafa; police, city deny collective punishment.


Since they began protesting against a main traffic artery being built smack through their neighborhood, say the inhabitants of Beit Safafa, police and other authorities have been abusing them. They suspect the authorities of trying to break them using means they would never apply in a Jewish neighborhood.


Last week three Beit Safafa residents were arrested. Abdelakrim Lafi, 55, chairman of the village parents’ committee, was detained and taken for questioning at 2:00 A.M. on suspicion of helping to organize a strike at the school in protest against the road. The police confiscated the computers and mobile telephones in his home, and released him after 15 hours. The police explain that Lafi's conduct "could disturb the public order.”

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R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 OP
patrice Feb 2013 #1
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patrice Feb 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #4

Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:37 PM

1. K&R

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:43 PM

2. This is the standard fare for Israel.


If it is Palestinian, knock it down, kick em out, build a road that Palestinians can't use and build illegal settlements around that.

And we're supposed to believe the lunacy of apologists when they cry that those that point this out are being unfair or that the world is against Israel.

What a fekking embarrassment they are.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:58 PM

3. It's really hard when you want to back someone like Israel, but you CAN'T because an

examination of the facts really does make it impossible.

And if road projects in that part of the world are anything like they are here, they are nearly un-stoppable because they have so much popular grassroots' support. Everybody, other than those whose property is bi-sected, thinks their own property is going to increase in value and all of the deals that make roads happen are done waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in advance of any general knowledge the public would have about it anyway.

I shared that story, btw.

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:08 AM

4. Yeah, city planning is usually done far in advance of what the general

population would imagine.

BTW: I am critical of Israel because I want it to improve.

The way I see it, Israel is run by republicanesque assh*les that the USA supports for its strategic military value.

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