Settler Attacks on Palestinians Called 'Terror'

Officials Demand End to Anti-Arab Violence

By Haaretz

Published August 19, 2012.

Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Sunday that the fire-bomb attack on a Palestinian taxi on Thursday, in which six people were wounded, was “a terrorist attack.” He also condemned the suspected Jerusalem lynching of three Palestinian youths on Friday in downtown Jerusalem.

“The hate crimes committed over the weekend against Arabs in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem are intolerable, outrageous and must be firmly dealt with,” he said in a statement released by his office.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent reassuring messages to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas following the fire-bomb attack in the West Bank.

Six Palestinians, all members of the same family, were wounded after a taxi caught fire while driving by the al-Arub refugee camp near the settlement of Bat Ayin. According to a police statement, sweeps of the area revealed a second fire bomb ready to be hurled.

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