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Netanyahu blasts Abbas for lying about Israeli plans

Israelis buying personal defense equipment amid fears of violence

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12 Nov 2014 (All day)
Netanyahu blasts Abbas for lying about Israeli plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the recent wave of violence in Israel on Tuesday, telling journalists that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is “fanning the flames” of incitement by lying about Israel’s non-existent plans to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. He added that Israel “would defeat terrorism again like it has in the past” and added a warning to Israeli-Arabs to avoid getting “caught up in the propaganda of incitement. You are citizens with equal rights. Your obligation is to obey the law."

Here is a video of his full statement

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror militia vowed on Wednesday to avenge an arson attack against a mosque in the West Bank village of Al-Maghir, east of Ramallah earlier in the day, despite the fact that no evidence has been uncovered to affirm their accusations that Jewish settlers were responsible for the attack.

A fire broke out at the mosque around 3:30 in the morning, causing extensive damage to the first floor, and anti-Arab graffiti was also found on the walls of the structure.

Likud MK Miri Regev condemned the attack, saying, "No to price tag - it is forbidden to take the law in to your own hands." She added a demand to the leadership of the settler movement to "get the message across to the extremist Jewish minority that is trying to inflame the situation."

In related news, an Israeli Border Police officer has been arrested in the case of the death of a Palestinian teenager during a riot last May in the West Bank village of Beitunya in May. The incident, in which 17 year old Nadim Nuwara was killed and another teenager, Muhammad Abu Daher was shot, happened despite the ban on security forces using live ammunition unless in fear of their lives.

“The rioting was very serious,” an IDF source said at the time. “This was a very aggressive attack on security personnel. We are examining the incident.”

Finally, stores in Jerusalem which sell pepper spray and other personal self-defense equipment are reporting brisk sales, as many residents of the capital declare themselves to be fearful of physical attacks by Palestinians.

 

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