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‘Tension Is In The Air’: First Signs of Violence Ahead of Palestinian Statehood Vote

“Some Israeli officials expect the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN scheduled for this week to cause an eruption of violence in Judea and Samaria. The first tremors of that feared earthquake were seen on Monday.

A source in the Samarian Jewish community of Neve Tzuf told Israel Today that on Monday evening, a number of activists affiliated with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction used their vehicles to block the entrance to the village.

Many of the Jewish residents trying to get home simply turned around and decided to try again later. But at least one was reportedly forced to defend himself when several Palestinian thugs approached his vehicle in a menacing way.

‘Tension is in the air and I can tell that neither side wants it,’ said the source. ‘I’m afraid that the few true Abbas supporters are lighting the fire as I talk to you.’

The Jewish man continued by relating his fear that by the end of the week, when Abbas will officially request membership for ‘Palestine’ in the UN, the number of violent incidents between Palestinians and Jewish ‘settlers’ will ‘be too much for the army to control.'” Read more.

Palestinians plan mass rally in support of UN statehood bid – “Palestinian activists and officials hope to mobilize tens of thousands for a rally in Ramallah Wednesday in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for statehood at the United Nations. The rally in the central West Bank city will also include a march from the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Palestinian Authority (PA) headquarters, to Manara Square. Abbas’ Fatah party will attempt to boost attendance by closing schools for the day and allowing civil servants to attend during office hours.” Read more.

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