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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:04 AM

This will be bad: Clashes break out in West Bank over Trump Jerusalem speech



RAMALLAH, West Bank ó Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers broke out Thursday in Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, one day after President Trump announced that his administration would recognize Jerusalem as Israelís capital.

The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities and, in Gaza, the Islamist Hamas movement urged its followers to ignite a third intifada, or uprising, against Israel.

At a checkpoint near Ramallah, Israeli forces fired dozens of rounds of tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of Palestinian protesters gathering to air their anger over Trumpís statement.

They burned tires and pelted the soldiers with rocks.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hamas-calls-for-uprising-as-palestinians-protest-trumps-jerusalem-stance/2017/12/07/ecee91e0-daca-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html?utm_term=.621fde4b47c2

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spanone Dec 7 OP
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Initech Dec 7 #3
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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:45 AM

1. and it looks like the worse is yet to come. Someone save us.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:50 AM

2. Well, who could have seen that coming?

Now Netanyahu can overreact - he always does - and start piling up the bodies. He will then look the United States to back his play, and why shouldn't he? The U.S. has stopped posing as a neutral broker and is 100% on the side of Israel, no matter what the Israelis do. With the pose of neutrality (and occasional hard words toward Israeli hard-liners) demolished, Netanyahu's government will feel no constraint on its treatment of Palestinians, and expect the U.S. to support them.

Sheldon Adelson and the slavering end-timers will be gleeful; the rest of us get to watch in horror as the carnage escalates.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:55 AM

3. Thanks religious right!

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:00 AM

4. That's the whole point of doing this. To make the Arabs into terrorists.

Then we can invade more Middle East countries and take their oil.

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