Less than two days ago, Monday June 15, two Jewish teenagers at a hitchhiking post in the Galilee, were deliberately run down by a van full of Arab workers.
One of the boys is in critical condition. The doctors say that the only thing left to do is to pray for his life.
Please pray for a full recovery for Refael Shimon Meshulem Zusha ben Eitana Rahel
Thank you and may you all be blessed with good health and good news.
Israel to ease Palestinian restrictions
Monday, 31 March 2008
Salam Fayyad, Condoleezza Rice and Ehud Barak after their talks in Jerusalem
Israel announced yesterday that it intended to remove 50 temporary roadblocks, enabling Palestinian vehicles to travel more freely between the West Bank towns of Jenin, Tulkarem, Kalkiliya and Ramallah.
The promise was part of an 18-point package presented by Ehud Barak, the Defence Minister, to Condoleezza Rice, the American Secretary of State, and Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Prime Minister. It attempted to balance Palestinian freedom of movement with Israeli security, but gave no timetable.
Ms Rice said the decision was "a very good start". But the Palestinians remained sceptical and Mr Fayyad declined to sign a joint statement. Sa'eb Erakat, a senior Palestinian negotiator, said: "We'll believe it when we see it. We've been promised for the last 12 months that roadblocks will be removed, but nothing happened."
The package included easing of travel restrictions on Palestinian businessmen and public figures and issuing an additional 5,000 permits for labourers to join the 18,500 already working on Israeli building sites.
Israel is also encouraging Palestinian security forces to impose law and order on the West Bank. About 700 policemen, who are training in Jordan, will be allowed to deploy in the militant stronghold of Jenin, though Israel will retain "ultimate security responsibility". Mr Barak has agreed to delivery of 25 armoured personnel carriers and 125 other vehicles to Palestinian security forces and for more police stations to be opened.
Mark Regev, an Israeli government spokesman, said: "After a lot of serious work, we're taking a calculated risk. We understand the need of the Palestinians for greater movement and access. But no Israeli government can ignore the security threats. Every time you take down a roadblock, there's a risk involved. We have an obligation to protect our people. We think we've calculated the risk in a way that is do-able."
Daisy, you’re a moderate. The whole country should be closed to them.
Let those that seek "evidence" get it themselves or jump.
EVERYONE knows that many islamics up in the north drive like maniacs and in many cases aim to hurt Jews with their vehicles.
Also the unJewish courtiers cover up or are tools to hide evidence otherwise.
Israelis need to develop a much more proactive way of thinking with regard to the Muslims living in your country. First its murderous equipment operators in Jerusalem, now murders using passenger vehicles. To think that they are loyal to the country is utter nonsense, they are the sons and daughters of Ishmael and Esau, how can they be. They are and should be perceived as an enemy Fifth Column that will eventually have to be dealt with very severely. My friend, that day is coming.