Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:37 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Israel prime minister blocks roads to Palestinian tent site

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has closed roads leading to a West Bank site in preparation to evacuate Palestinians who pitched tents there to protest plans to build a Jewish settlement.

Netanyahu’s office said Saturday the state is petitioning the Supreme Court to rescind an earlier injunction blocking the evacuation.

In the meantime, he ordered the area declared a closed military zone and shut off access.

Palestinian activists erected tents in the area known as E-1 on Friday saying they wanted to “establish facts on the ground” to stop settlement building.

Critics said E-1 would be a major blow to Palestinian statehood hopes as it blocks east Jerusalem from its West Bank hinterland. Palestinian want these areas, along with Gaza, for the future state.

Comments on: Israel prime minister blocks roads to Palestinian tent site

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Print mgmt. services

    print mgmt services Account Executive. 3 yrs exp. Salary + C...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sales rep

    fairfield bay area need a fulltime salesperson in russellvi...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Delivery drivers

    delivery drivers - Couriers/Independent ContractorsSeeking p...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Otr drivers

    otr drivers: Our top earners made over $50,000 last year. Ro...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Database specialist

    This UAMS-Arkansas Center for Health Improvement will work ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 882 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online