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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 06:51 PM

 

US Cautions Israel Not To Escalate Tensions After Tel Aviv Attack

Source: Jerusalem Post

'We understand the Israeli government's desire to protect its citizens after this kind of terror attack, we just hope that any measures that Israel takes would be designed to not escalate tensions.'

By MICHAEL WILNER 06/09/2016

The State department underscored its condemnation of an attack on civilians at a Tel Aviv market on Thursday, but cautioned the Israeli government to "exercise restraint" as it vows to increase security control over the West Bank and its residents.

"We understand the Israeli government's desire to protect its citizens after this kind of terrorist attack," said Mark Toner, a spokesman for the State Department. "We would just hope that any measures that Israel takes would be designed to not escalate tensions any further, but we certainly respect their desire to express outrage and to protect the safety of their people."

Nine Israelis were shot on Wednesday night by at least three Palestinian men, in what has been characterized by the United Nations, the US and Israel as an act of terror. Four of the victims have died.

The decision by Israel not to return the bodies of dead Palestinian perpetrators to their families– a policy Israel considers a deterrent against future attacks– is "obviously an internal matter for Israel to debate," Toner remarked. But he made note of Israel's decision to constrict ease of travel for thousands of Palestinians in and out of the strip.

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/US-cautions-Israel-not-to-escalate-tensions-after-Tel-Aviv-attack-456386



Israel Seals Off West Bank and Gaza in Wake of Deadly Terror Attack in Tel Aviv

The Israeli army imposed a general closure on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip midnight on Thursday, in the wake of a deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

The closure was scheduled to end midnight on Sunday, the Israeli army said in a statement, after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Passage into Israel will be allowed only for humanitarian and medical reasons, per the decision of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. Worshippers will be allowed into the Temple Mount compound for Friday prayer.

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http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.724274

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 06:57 PM

1. Israel's response must be swift & exacting.

Somebody is going to pay a mighty fine price for this.

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Response to GOLGO 13 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:33 PM

4. The attack happened after new settlements were expanded in Palestinian territory.

 

What would the US do if China just decided to claim California and attempted genocide on their population?

There would be a nuclear winter......why the double standard then.

Don't palestinians have a right to protect their lives and property?

Israeli authorities have approved building permits for 82 new homes in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo, a neighbourhood near Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO has said.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/israel-approves-homes-east-jerusalem-settlement-160608044507701.html

According to the program, while the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia they were sometimes intimidated or threatened into taking the injection. “They told us they are inoculations,” said one of the women interviewed. “They told us people who frequently give birth suffer. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.”
- See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/contraceptive-injections-ethiopian/#sthash.ncxb6FWk.dpuf

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Response to DemMomma4Sanders (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:44 PM

6. Thank you, SO MUCH, for this.

 

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Response to DemMomma4Sanders (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:24 PM

10. This bullshit libel again?

I am referring to the Ethiopian story that has been completely discredited.

As for the approval of two new apartment buildings with 82 total units in an existing Jewish neighborhood built on emptly land near the Jewish neighborhoods of Givat Hamivtar and Ramat Eshkol in Jerusalem, how you can see that as justification for murder of innocent people - "a right" of the Palestinians to murder these people as you say, 2 Jews murdered per building approved, that is criminally insane.

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Response to 6chars (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

13. Those who support terrorism will use any excuse.

Unfortunately, that's business as usual around here.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:35 PM

14. How hard is it to not support cold-blooded murder?

If someone believes in a right of arbitrary killing of any Jew anywhere at any time, that comes close to being more than legitimate criticism of Israeli policies.

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Response to GOLGO 13 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:45 PM

7. Considering Netanyahus past military actions, I'm afraid it may be innocent people who pay the price

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:26 PM

12. Maybe this time Hamas won't fire thousands of missiles first

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Response to 6chars (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:15 PM

16. Thousands of missles?

 

Yeah okay. I hate seeing people on the left defending a warmonger.

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Response to GOLGO 13 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 08:04 PM

9. Collective punishment is a crime against humanity.

And the Palestinians have been a victim of it for decades.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:25 PM

11. Is murdering Jews in Tel Aviv at dinner

collective punishment?

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Response to 6chars (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:49 PM

18. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:30 PM

17. And this is how we rationalize the murder of the innocent.

 

And this is how we rationalize the murder of the innocent.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:13 PM

3. Considering Americans start unprovoked wars against nations that have done nothing to us at all,

 

it is no mystery what Americans would do if we were some of the most oppressed people in the world, like the Palestinians.

The Israelis consistently vote in complete right-wing war mongering assholes, but the Palestinians are now going to be collectively guilty for those two gunmen.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tel-aviv-mayor-blames-israeli-occupation-deadly-palestinian-gun-attack-939194884

Tel Aviv’s mayor on Thursday blamed Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories for a deadly attack carried out by two Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead in the Mediterranean city.

Labour Mayor Ron Huldai, 71, told Israeli army radio that the occupation was to blame for Wednesday evening’s attack when two armed Palestinian men from near Hebron in the southern West Bank walked into a popular cafe and opened fire on revellers.

"We might be the only country in the world where another nation is under occupation without civil rights,” he said. “You can’t hold people in a situation of occupation and hope they’ll reach the conclusion everything is alright."...

"There has been an occupation for 49 years, which I was part of and I know the reality, and I know leaders need courage to not just talk.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:57 PM

8. 'here's some more guns and bullets, but don't use them'

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:36 PM

15. Wouldn't want to upset the

 

poor pathetic terrorists, would we? What a fucking stupid thing for Pres Obama to say. They don't just have the desire to protect their citizens, that's their fucking JOB.

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