Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Palestinian Pres. Says Israel Fueling a "Rel. War;" Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Hits Dangerous Phase

The Palestinian president today (November 11, 2014) accused Israel of provoking a "religious war" as new violence between both sides broke out in the West Bank, leaving a Palestinian man dead, and mounting concerns that the long-running conflict is entering a new and dangerous phase, according to the Drudge Report website.

Mahmoud Abbas blamed the latest tensions on a series of visits by Jewish worshipers to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

Abbas' remarks -- at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat -- came as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian demonstrator in clashes in the West Bank today.

The shooting occurred a day after a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus stabbed and killed a 20-year-old Israeli soldier at a crowded Tel Aviv train station, and another Palestinian assailant stabbed three people at a bus stop next to a West Bank settlement, killing a 25-year-old Israeli woman and wounding two others.

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