With the sudden interest among top Israeli officials at the escalating violence coming out of settler blocs, critics say that the country’s long-standing policy of letting “price tag” attacks against Muslims and Christians slide is a big part of why the groups have grown so aggressive, as well. Attacks on Israeli military targets have piqued their interest, but after years of looking the other way, and with those same settler blocs a big recruitment pool for occupation forces in the West Bank, as well as the coalition’s political base, will the Netanyahu government find the issue too controversial to tackle?
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Gaza Ceasefire Largely Holding After Weekend Flareup - July 15th, 2018
- US Officials Say Trainer Policies May Change After Afghan Insider Attack - July 15th, 2018
- Israel Attacks Airbase Outside Northern Syrian City of Aleppo - July 15th, 2018
- Trump Lowers Expectations for Russia Summit - July 15th, 2018
- Afghan Civilian Deaths Hit Record High, Says UN - July 15th, 2018