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ISRAELI ARMY arms Jewish settlers in preparation for Palestinian unrest – Telegraph

August 30, 2011

On Monday morning, a Palestinian man from Nablus drove a stolen taxi into a police blockade outside a Tel Aviv nightclub before stabbing several onlookers Photo: AP

Israeli army arms Jewish settlers in preparation for Palestinian unrest

Jewish settlers across the West Bank are being armed and trained by the Israeli military in anticipation of unrest and violence leading up to a Palestinian demand for statehood at the United Nations in three weeks.

Phoebe Greenwood in Tel Aviv5:21PM BST 30 Aug 2011

The Israeli Defence Force fears that demonstrations ahead of the UN debate on September 20 will bring violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli settlers living illegally in settlements across territory occupied by Israel.

Leaked documents documents have outlined Israeli plans to arm security guards working on the Jewish settlements with riot gear, including tear gas and stun grenades.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, an Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that the military is training “community leadership and security personnel throughout Judea and Samaria” but refused to comment on whether they were also being provided with additional arms.

via Israeli army arms Jewish settlers in preparation for Palestinian unrest – Telegraph.

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