"This is a theater of the absurd. The Netanyahu government has frozen construction for Jews and is handing out state land to Palestinians as a present."--Settler official tells Maariv about government's plans to permit construction of new Palestinian city.
- Turkey: Israel to compensate only those who drop lawsuits - Deputy PM Arinc confirms reconciliation agreement will obligate families of Marmara raid victims to drop lawsuits against IDF officers. Families' rep: Inappropriate to talk compensation prior to removal of Gaza blockade, Turkish daily Zamaan reported. (Ynet)
- Palestinian Teachers denied access to school near Yatta - Israeli troops on Sunday morning stopped the teaching staff of a Palestinian school in Jinba south of Hebron in the southern West Bank - near the illegal Israeli outpost Mitzpe Yair. (Maan)
- Israeli settlers split over local IDF commander's West Bank policies - The Yesha Council representing West Bank municipalities is at odds with grassroots settler groups over whether or not to work with the head of the IDF Central Command, who some feel lack sensitivity to terror victims and give easy hand to Palestinian protesters. (Haaretz+)
- Abbas slams settler attacks, Al-Aqsa violations - President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday condemned settler attacks on Palestinians and violations at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. "We cannot stand idly by and allow such atrocities to continue," he said. (Maan)
- Israeli police, municipal staff deliver demolition orders in Silwan - Israeli police escorted staff of the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem on Sunday who hung demolition warrants on doors of four Palestinian families' homes in the Silwan neighborhood of (E.) Jerusalem. (Maan)
- Israeli interrogator accused of torture: Suspects must believe anything goes - Army major known as Capt. George, accused by Lebanese terrorist Mustafa Dirani of torture and rape, told Channel 2 News on Friday that terror suspects have to believe there are no boundaries to interrogation tactics. (Haaretz+)
- Israel detains ex-prisoner freed in Shalit deal - Israeli forces took Tahrir Sati al-Qinna, 35, and her brother Saddam, 25, to an unknown location after raiding their village, Kafr Qalil, south of Nablus. (Maan)
- Gaza ministry: Collaborator campaign a success - A recent Hamas campaign to target collaborators with Israel was a success, noting that Israeli intelligence activities had decreased along the northern Gaza border. All collaborators who handed themselves in during a month long amnesty were enjoying the guarantees promised at the start of the campaign, the government said. (Maan)
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