Friday, February 22, 2013

22-Feb-13: Violence alert in force here

Here's a follow-on to this morning's post about Palestinian Arab violence as a lever for their strategy ahead of the upcoming Obama visit. It's from today's Times of Israel, under the title "High alert ahead of expected West Bank protests":
Israeli security forces were on high alert ahead of expected Palestinian protests in Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank following Friday prayers. Demonstrations were planned in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails. But protesters were to mark the anniversary of Baruch Goldstein’s massacre of 29 Palestinians at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in 1994, as well. US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel was also expected to draw protests on Friday, according to Israel Radio. Police were deployed in unusually high numbers in the Old City as Friday prayers were held, and at the entrances to villages around Jerusalem [more]
Israel Radio adds that

Jerusalem police are also mobilized with the larger forces, primarily in the eastern part of the city, and especially around the Temple Mount.

1 comment:

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