Rumors began circulating that the Israeli government was going to dismantle the illegal settlement of Gal Yosef in the occupied West Bank. Late in the evening the settlers starting building roadblocks and blocking the entrance with their cars.
The rumor apparently wasn’t true, but when an Israeli military patrol vehicle arrived on the scene to see what the ruckus was, their vehicle was surrounded and the soldiers were beaten up. Extra troops were deployed and temporarily captured one of the settlers, but he escaped.
One commander insisted that the attack “crosses a red line” and vowed the military would capture the attackers soon. Meanwhile, the military is still coping with anger at the inability to prevent another attack, the burning of a mosque inside Israel, earlier this week.
While the attacks are high profile embarrassments, they are nothing new, according to Israeli troops deployed in the West Bank. Indeed, one of them said the occupation forces spend more time trying to keep the settlers under control than they do confronting the Palestinians being occupied.
The settlement expansion has been a major political goal of a number of the current Israeli government’s top factions, but as their numbers grow the settlers, egged on by religious leaders, are becoming a major thorn in the Netanyahu government’s side, launching embarrassing attacks on Palestinian civilians and Israeli troops alike. In the end, the “problem” of Palestinians living inside Palestine may be dwarfed by the surliness of settlers that the government went to great expense to import into the region.
6 thoughts on “Attack on Israeli Troops Reflects Growing Settler Problem”
Oh what a lovely war.
This is really good.
Maybe the Settlers and the IDF can be persuaded to start a "war to the finish" and leave the land to its rightful owners the Palestinian People.
Why are squatters on stolen land constantly referred to as 'settlers'?
Gotta love some of these unintended consequences. Everything that happens to netenyahoo's gang of brutes is well deserved.
I guess Karma is coming back to bite Israel's ass vis-a-vis the terrorist Ukranians they paid good American tax dollars to in order to move to Isreal and steal the Palestinians' land and terrorize them. It couldn't happen to a nicer illegal entity. Fuck them all!
I bet Bibi wasn't counting on fighting a war with his own people. I wonder how hard it's going to be to convince his draft military to fire upon their relatives if it comes to evicting "settlers" – or even just controlling them. It sounds to me like they've been fed promises by the government and the rabbis that may have been partial truths. Then again, maybe the plan was to place all those hardliners out in the territories away from the genteel society around the civilized areas. Keep them out THERE so Bibi and the other elites can drink tea in peace. Didn't figure on the rabble taking measures into their own hands…
Seems to me we are fighting in a way , that it is impossible to win . why can't we learn from the smart muslims look at us and europe , we don't even dare to make cartons depicting Mohamad as he is . otherwise we might upset them and they may kill us . Why not let it be known that we don't want Iraq to execute this christian pastor for preaching . If Iraq go's threw with this execution , just bomb a few mosques , hopefully the ones with their leadership in . Tell them some american pilots just must have gotten angry . We don't know for sure which pilots droped bombs and which ones did not so we can't prosecut anyone . The Talban can come back and rule Afganhistan . but if they start oppressing women like they did before , they might make some nato pilots mad again . Just a quick little bombing by some mad pilot of a mosgue or two could gradually charge their behavior . We would make the pilots pay for the rebuilding , if we only had a picture proving just who they were . The present way of fighting , Us dropping bombs and us paying for rebuilding is just stupid . We could just as well stay at home and bomb ourselves
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