Thursday, December 4, 2008

Peace by the force of the law

Israeli Defense Forces evacuated the Beit HaShalom House from Hebron. It tools one hour and a half, seven people were wounded - according to the police, the settlers are claiming 20; 2.000 people were involved in the action - police and military forces. Youngsters from Kyriat Arba through stones against Palestinian houses or blocked the road, near the Highway 1. IDF declared Hebron and the surrounding zone a military area.
President of the state of Israel, Shimon Peres: "These days especially, it is worth repeating the words of Ben Gurion, who said there is only one state and one law, and the existence of the state necessitates fulfilling its laws. The state must oppose those who break its laws without hesitation."
Tzipi Livni, minister of Foreign Affairs:
"We have here a group that does not recognize the authority of the government, the authority of the court, or the authority of the army or police to act. Israel cannot be a state which has areas that are like the Wild West."
The Jewish community in Hebron is having its own interpretation.
The New York based business man Morris Abraham who claims he bought the disputed house for 1 million $, went on Wednesday in Hebron, and is threatening to sue the Israeli government if the settlers are evacuated.
In Hebrew, Beit HaShalom means "House of Peace". The story goes on. And on. And on.

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