The News From Israel
Violent Hebron Outpost Expands At 'Phenomenal' Rate
"The setting aside of these public funds suggests the government is serious (about settlement expansion), and suggests it's only pretending to negotiate while it pursues its settlement construction."—Peace Now Secretary General Yariv Oppenheimer on Israel's announcement to build a whopping 20,000 new settler homes.
- Israel agrees to recognize EU ban on funding institutions in settlements - Participation in European R&D program could bring hundreds of millions of euros into the coffers of Israeli research institutes and high-tech companies. (Haaretz+)
- Israel plans more house demolitions in Shufat camp - Israeli intelligence agents on Tuesday escorted representatives from the Jerusalem municipality on a tour of Shufat refugee camp and took photos. (Maan)
- Violent Hebron outpost expands at 'phenomenal' rate - Operation Dove on Monday said that activists from the grassroots (Israel-Palestinian) Taayush movement entered an area near the Havot Maon outpost this week to document illegal expansion and demand that Israeli authorities intervene. (Maan)
- "The interim accords (Oslo Accords) make it difficult to keep law enforcement in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip" - General Eitan Dangut, Coordinator for activities in Judea and Samaria, told the State Control Committee that for the first time a body will be chosen to be responsible for law enforcement. MK Cohen: the Minister of Defense is responsible for putting a stop to lawlessness. (NRG Hebrew)
- Pollard's Mossad handler: I was promised he would be freed - Rafi Eitan tells Army Radio he incriminated Jonathan Pollard because the U.S. told Israel that Pollard would serve no more than 10 years in prison. Eitan asks for forgiveness from Pollard. Thousands of Israeli students call for Pollard's release. (Israel Hayom)
- Soldier's remarks give insight into Israel's cyber intelligence practices - Cyber expert admits in video that he culled intelligence using virtual methods, despite Israeli ambiguity on matter. (Haaretz+)
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