Palestine-Israel Conflict

February 2024 Forums General discussion Palestine-Israel Conflict

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    As in many countries Israel is restricting protests.

    Police used stun grenades and water cannon, and were filmed kneeling on the neck of a demonstrator as he was detained.

    National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, said he backed the measures being used, saying the force “must use all the means at its disposal to maintain public order and the daily routine of Israeli citizens”.

    Netanyahu wrote, “The right to protest is not the right to anarchy.”

    Strange that such actions were never used against the settlers rioting. Nor was it described as anarchy.


    Ethnic Cleansing?

    Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said the West Bank village of Huwara “I think the village of Huwara needs to be wiped out. I think the state of Israel should do it,”


    Gallup poll results revealed 49% of Democrats said they sympathize more with Palestinians, while 38% favored Israelis and 13% chose neither side or said they sympathize equally with both.

    A decade ago, 55% of Democrats sympathized more with Israelis, while only 19% said they had more sympathy for Palestinians.

    Republicans continue to favor Israelis, with 78% saying they sympathize with them, compared with just 11% for Palestinians.

    Independents backed Israelis by 17 percentage points, 49%-32%.


    Israel’s parliament has voted to allow Israeli citizens back into the sites of four settlements in the occupied West Bank.

    Israeli anti-settlement watchdog Peace Now said the return of settlers to the area would be “a huge security burden and a focus of settler violence”.

    “This decision will also pave the way for establishing many more outposts in an area that is now almost entirely Palestinian,” it added.

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