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Qarawat Bani Hassan, West Bank - Israeli Army Destroys West Bank Road

Published on: November 24, 2010 12:45 PM
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Palestinian protesters run away as they hurl stones at Israeli troops, not seen, during a demonstration against the army destroying a new road in the West Bank village of Qarawat Bani Hassan near Nablus, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Israeli army has destroyed a farm road Wednesday, built as part of a Palestinian campaign to assist residents of Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank. The Israeli army said the road was built illegally in a nature preserve. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)Qarawat Bani Hassan, West Bank - The Israeli army has destroyed a farm road built as part of a Palestinian campaign to assist residents of Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank.

While Palestinians have autonomy in major cities of the West Bank, about 60 percent of the territory remains under Israeli control. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has tried to make inroads in such areas to build the institutions of a future state.

The Palestinians seek all of the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as part of a future independent state.

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The road destroyed Wednesday was one such project — a mile (1.5 kilometer) long asphalt strip connecting this village of a few thousand to their farms.

The Israeli army said the road was built illegally in a nature preserve.
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops, not seen, during a demonstration against the army destroying a new road in the West Bank village of Qarawat Bani Hassan near Nablus, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Israeli army has destroyed a farm road Wednesday, built as part of a Palestinian campaign to assist residents of Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank. The Israeli army said the road was built illegally in a nature preserve. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)



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 Nov 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM Askupeh Says:

"Built as part of a Palestinian campaign to assist residents of Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank".

It must be Moshiach's times if the Palestinians have a campaign to assist us.

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 Nov 24, 2010 at 01:46 PM 5TResident Says:

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Askupeh Says:

"Built as part of a Palestinian campaign to assist residents of Israeli-controlled areas in the West Bank".

It must be Moshiach's times if the Palestinians have a campaign to assist us.

You didn't read closely enough. The article never said that the road was built to allow Palestinians to assist Israelis - just "residents of Israeli-controlled areas". That means Palestinians who live in those areas.

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 Nov 24, 2010 at 02:22 PM yonasonw Says:

For the sake of a nature preserve? Not very good PR.

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 Nov 24, 2010 at 02:40 PM Askupeh Says:

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5TResident Says:

You didn't read closely enough. The article never said that the road was built to allow Palestinians to assist Israelis - just "residents of Israeli-controlled areas". That means Palestinians who live in those areas.

It was written with humor; dry humor.

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 Nov 24, 2010 at 03:36 PM Askupeh Says:

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yonasonw Says:

For the sake of a nature preserve? Not very good PR.

Anything Israel does is not good PR. Protecting themselves isn't good PR, and not protecting themselves isn't good PR either. So what is Israel to do? Hang themselves?

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