Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hebron Settlers, Palestinians Clash

Israeli settlers and Palestinians hurled stones at each other near a disputed home in this West Bank city of Hebron. Two dozen people were injured, including a Jewish teenager with a serious head wound. Seventeen Israelis and Palestinians were arrested according to Police.

The clash was the worst outbreak of violence in the dispute over ownership of a four story building where settlers have defied an Israeli Supreme Court order to vacate. Hundreds of right wing Israelis rushed to the house following rumors that eviction was imminent. Hebron, Holy to Jews and Muslims, is one of the most volatile flashpoints in the West Bank. There seems to be constant unrest all the time between the Israelis and the Palestinians. I don't know what the solution is.

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