Subscribe Register Login

Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:49 a.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

  • Carriers wanted

    carriers wanted earnings from $600 to $800 per month for a f...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Cna

    Greystone Nursing and Rehab 121 Spring Valley Road, Cabot AR...
    Cabot, AR

  • Vet tech/exp tech

    certified veterinary technician or experienced tech needed f...
    BENTONVILLE, AR

  • Sales rep

    russellville need a fulltime salesman in russellville to ca...
    Russellville, AR

  • Engineer / draftsman

    engineer/draftsmanfull time Mechanical/Industrial Engineer, ...
    DE WITT, AR

Search 873 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online