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Jerusalem - Israeli Arabs Urge General Strike After House Demolitions

Published on: January 11, 2017 10:52 AM
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File - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Jewish settlers cook food in a basketball field in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)File - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Jewish settlers cook food in a basketball field in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Jerusalem - Israeli Arab leaders have called for a general strike in all their towns and villages in response to the demolition of 11 homes without proper permits by Israeli authorities.

Lawmaker Yousef Jabareen on Wednesday called the demolition in the central city of Kalansua “unprecedented” and vowed to fight further measures. He said the source of the problem were longstanding barriers placed by the state that prevent Arabs from acquiring proper building permits.

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Arabs make up some 20 percent of Israel’s population and often complain about a second-class status.

The Israeli government has recently vowed to crack down harder on illegal Arab building. It comes after criticism from Jewish West Bank settlers who faced a court-ordered evacuation of an illegally built outpost and who demanded the law be enforced equally.‎


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 Jan 11, 2017 at 11:05 AM Obama rocks! Says:

They are right. The fact is that demolishing homes is unethical and a ridiculous tactic. What happens after the home is demolished? Do they run and kiss Israel's feet?

Moreover, these moves definitely heighten the animosity and tensions. And say what you want, wrathful neighbors are not such an advantage. Pun intended.

Israel policies are just laughable.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 12:29 PM SmartRealist Says:

Reply to #1  
Obama rocks! Says:

They are right. The fact is that demolishing homes is unethical and a ridiculous tactic. What happens after the home is demolished? Do they run and kiss Israel's feet?

Moreover, these moves definitely heighten the animosity and tensions. And say what you want, wrathful neighbors are not such an advantage. Pun intended.

Israel policies are just laughable.

Do you understand they demolish jewish homes?
it has to do with law of the land

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:10 PM Hoshomer Says:

Reply to #1  
Obama rocks! Says:

They are right. The fact is that demolishing homes is unethical and a ridiculous tactic. What happens after the home is demolished? Do they run and kiss Israel's feet?

Moreover, these moves definitely heighten the animosity and tensions. And say what you want, wrathful neighbors are not such an advantage. Pun intended.

Israel policies are just laughable.

The same thing rats in the subway do, just multiply.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 03:49 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

so it is these people's "right" they want to close yeshivas so we can defend?

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 05:32 AM MarkTwain2 Says:

Funny, israels response also is to go on strike. An air strike against terrorist targets, that is.

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