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Israeli-Palestinian tensions rise in Jerusalem, West Bank as Nakba Day nears

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:13 AM

Israeli-Palestinian tensions rise in Jerusalem, West Bank as Nakba Day nears m

Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinians clashed on Friday throughout the West Bank, days before planned demonstrations to commemorate the Nakba.

Mild clashes between the IDF and Palestinians erupted in Jerusalem on Friday morning, in Silwan, Isawiya and in the Old City. Israel police forces have arrested 11 protesters.

However, Palestinian officials have reported one wounded from live fire in Ras al-Amud, an East Jerusalem neighborhood and several others have been reported wounded by rubber bullets and tear gas, mainly in Silwan.

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:13 AM
This could get quite serious, although I do not believe it is at this point.

Good old conservative Ynet decided to portray any potential disorder as much bigger and violent from the Palestinian side than the more Liberal Harretz

''The Palestinians are preparing for "Nakba Day" – text messages were sent to tens of thousands of cellular subscribers in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, calling them to take part in the events marking the Palestinian day of mourning over Israel's inception and to ignite a third Intifada''.

A third Intifada would not be a surprise and would be fully justified. I hope it would be conducted agasint security forces and in a non-violent way i.e. no rockets or bombs.

The IDF seem to have been warned to be as restrained as possible.

''FOR THE IDF, the main goal is to avoid Palestinian casualties. To do this, commanders have put a focus on mental preparations and strengthening soldiers’ resilience to enable them to stand under a volley of rocks and even Molotov cocktails but not open fire except as a last resort.

An emphasis, instead, will be put on crowd-dispersion techniques and technology such as the “Scream,” a device that emits penetrating bursts of sound that leave protesters dizzy and nauseated''.

We shall see. m
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:40 AM
Gee, Not one mention in the article about
Iran being a threat as well.

They are letting opportunities slip thru the rest of their BS rhetoric.

Won't it be a sad day for Israel if they ever have to abide by an International Law.

Inaction against Israel make a toothless joke of the UN, Human Rights Commisions, and the Nuclear Watchdogs

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:30 AM
Arabs are at their most unified in decades. Pan-Arabasim is on the rise.

Jordanians and Egyptians took to the streets Friday calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and an end to the displacement of refugees.

In Cairo, thousands rallied in support of the Palestinians, beginning a Facebook-generated campaign aimed at marching on the borders of the Palestinian territories.

Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood backed Friday's demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square but does not favor a march to the borders. On Thursday Egypt's ruling Military Council called on organizers to cancel the march and to concentrate instead on local issues.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are not unusual in Jordan or Egypt, but gatherings and marches solicited on Facebook are. Organizers have apparently been inspired by the Arab uprisings in Egypt and other Arab countries that were heavily dependent on social network sites.

In Jordan, protesters chanted, "The people want to liberate Palestine."

They also shouted, "The people want to end Wadi Araba," a reference to Jordan's 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

The Israeli administration under Netanyahoo will be playing with fire and placing standard Israeli citizens in the firing line if a just and fair peace is not arranged with the Palestinians.

Do they really want to risk losing their only 2 nominal allies in the region having already lost Turkey?

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:24 PM
Nothing will happend if there is nothing to ''gain''.And the Nakba is Sunday, so will see then.However, even with NO allies and ALL arabs united...Israel CAN and WILL kick anyones as.s. if they wanna have a go against it.

But, since Syria is not Lybia yet (will probably be in short time), there is not the time YET for something big to happend in Israel.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 02:56 PM
Why would the Palestinians want to start a third intafada. it will lead nowhere

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:59 AM

A Palestinian teenager who was shot on Friday during clashes with Israeli security forces near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday morning. Expecting further demonstrations, Israeli police have been deployed heavily throughout the city.


posted on May, 16 2011 @ 09:14 AM
Organisers of these events are reported to have said that their quarrel is not about the 1967 borders - which is what the UN, The EU, Russia and the USA (The Quartet) are focussing on, but about the very existence of Israel - which puts them in opposition to the Quartet, and International Law - REMEMBER that Israel became a State in 1948, through legal means when a majority of the UN member states voted for it.

Remember that the people involved in the incursions from Syria and Jordan were entering Israel illegally.

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