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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:35 PM

Israel demands Palestinian Authority curb protests

Source: Reuters

Israel demands Palestinian Authority curb protests

By Jeffrey Heller
JERUSALEM | Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:09am EST

(Reuters) - Israel on Sunday demanded the Palestinian Authority stem a surge of anti-Israeli protests ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region next month.

A senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave no indication the Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank, would issue any call for calm, and blamed Israel for the spike in unrest.

The death in an Israeli jail of a Palestinian detainee on Saturday and an on-going hunger strike by four inmates have fuelled tensions in the West Bank, where stone-throwing protesters clashed again with Israeli soldiers on Sunday.

Some 3,000 prisoners held a one-day fast on Sunday after the detainee's death, which Israel said was caused by a heart attack, an explanation challenged by Palestinian officials.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/us-palestinians-israel-idUSBRE91N08E20130224

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:22 PM

1. LOL. Thank you. Funniest thing I've read today.

So Republican-like.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:59 AM

2. Okay, that one is funny! n/t

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. "Okay now, you curb the protests or we'll theft more land. It's only fair."

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:13 PM

4. Abbas says Israel wants chaos

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that Israel was seeking chaos as Israeli forces clashed with protesters across the West Bank for the second day.

"The Israelis want chaos ... We will not allow them to drag us into it and to mess with the lives of our children and our youth," Abbas told reporters in his office in Ramallah.

The death of 30-year-old Arafat Jaradat in Israeli custody on Saturday has sparked mass protests across the West Bank and Gaza. An autopsy revealed Jaradat died of extreme torture, Palestinian officials said Sunday.

"We lost Arafat Jaradat who was arrested and came back in a coffin and this cannot pass lightly," Abbas said. "We will not allow them to keep our prisoners in jails all their lives for crimes they didn't commit."

Abbas continued: "We are asking for peace which is built on justice and stopping settlements because we are a state under occupation and according to the Fourth Geneva Convention, Israel shouldn’t change the nature of the land which it’s occupying and transfer people to it."

Peace means an independent Palestinian state on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, the president added.

"We will not accept less than international legitimacy and we tell all states of the world including the US and the Quartet that we are seeking peace."


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