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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:12 AM

Israel arrests extremists for tracking IDF forces in West Bank. Haaretz

By Chaim Levinson

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-arrests-extremists-for-tracking-idf-forces-in-west-bank-1.404319

Security forces arrested prominent right-wing activists in the West Bank early Thursday, over suspicions they had been monitoring Israel Defense Forces in the region.

Netanyahu approved issuing administrative detention orders for the Jewish extremists, as is usually done with Palestinians suspected of being a security risk. Moreover, the prime minister approved trying the Jewish activists in military courts, which would effectively expedite their sentencing and make their punishment more severe.

Early Thursday, a joint operation by Israel Police and Shin Bet forces arrested six right-wing activists, over suspicions that they had gathered intelligence on IDF movements in the West Bank. The arrests took place in Jerusalem as well as in West Bank settlements of Yitzhar, Itamar, Harsha, and Kiryat Arba.

A person close to those arrested said that "the police have gone mad. They don't have a clue who attacked the Benyamin commander, and anyone who texts about seeing a jeep is being arrested."


Things could start getting interesting.

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Reply Israel arrests extremists for tracking IDF forces in West Bank. Haaretz (Original post)
Crunchy Frog Dec 2011 OP
bemildred Dec 2011 #1
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #2
Scurrilous Dec 2011 #3
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #4
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #5

Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:33 AM

1. Not just interesting, bizzarre.

I would guess he is trying to inform the bozos as to where the behavioral boundaries are, and I would guess that it won't work.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:40 PM

2. Well, a security risk is a security risk

And these RW settlers have proven that attacks on the IDF (much less attempts to thwart their role in policing the area) are not only not out of bounds, but to be expected.

Good on them for addressing this in this manner.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:14 PM

3. WATCH Hilltop youth: “Burn down Al-Aqsa Mosque? Of course!”

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"The hilttop youth, those wacky young settlers, have been in the news quite a bit of late – the number of price tag actions is on a constant rise. Yet, we rarely get to see who these “kids” really are.

Last week, Channel 2 gave us a rare glimpse into the minds of some of the hilltop youth leaders. I just couldn’t miss the opportunity not bringing it to you.

This translation goes out to my homies in AIPAC, and to the national religious rabbis of the world. Without you, these racists would not be possible."



http://972mag.com/watch-hilltop-youth-burn-down-al-aqsa-mosque-of-course/31825/

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:46 AM

4. Well, not to diminish their youthful "enthusiasm"

(said with tongue firmly planted in cheek), this *is* the Middle East after all. They burn stuff for no reason over there. Here, vinegar water on a cloth for tear gas. Over there, they set freaking tires on fire. It works (well, in fact), but that is a cultural thing. DOn't like it, set a match to it.

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Sun Jan 1, 2012, 07:47 PM

5. Amid Settler Crackdown, Hilltop Town And Its Yeshiva Still Defiant

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“Revenge junction,” reads the graffiti scrawled on a road sign marking the turnoff to this mountaintop Jewish settlement. It is perhaps a telling welcome to a town and local yeshiva considered by Israel’s government as a nest of young, radical right-wing vigilantes.

In the week since an Israeli military base was attacked and Palestinians were stoned by dozens of settlement sympathizers, Israelis have been up in arms amid allegations of growing lawlessness among hard-line Jewish settlements and the smaller outposts.

Allegations that the attackers — believed to be a hardened circle of “hilltop youth” from the settlement outposts near the West Bank city of Nablus — have been handled with kid gloves prompted a tidal wave of soul searching and a shift in outlook among Israelis. Those attacks, carried out by the fringe group of settlers, peaked last week in a sustained campaign of marauding through Palestinian villages, and mosque burnings.

As Israeli officials began using the words “Jewish terror” to describe the new round of violence, government ministers decided to allow the army to enforce legal measures against the extremist settlers akin to the ones used against Palestinians, such as “administrative detention”; the move allows the government to keep suspects locked up for eight days before appearing in front of a judge.

Government officials reason that such medicine is necessary to rein in future attacks on security forces and Palestinians, a two-year campaign of vigilantism called “price tag” — a reference to a quid pro quo for Palestinian terror strikes and violent actions against settlements."

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/israel/amid_settler_crackdown_hilltop_town_and_its_yeshiva_still_defiant

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