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Former PA Presidential Candidate: The Third Intifada Has Already Begun

February 25, 2013 11:12 am 3 comments

Mustafa Barghouti in 2007. Photo: Wikipedia

Violence erupted across the West Bank Monday as Palestinian Arabs mourned the death of Arafat Jaradat, who died while in Israeli custody. Palestinians claim he was tortured to death while Israel says he died of a heart attack.

“You’re looking right now on the first day of the intifada,” Mustafa Barghouti, a former PA presidential candidate, told Israeli daily Maariv, according to a translation.

Echoing the warning Monday was PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel of stoking the flames of violence, but added,”We won’t let Israel create chaos in the West Bank,” he said. “We won’t let that happen.”

Arabs rioted in the village of Beit Anoun, between Si’ir and Hebron, Monday morning, where some 200 Palestinian Arabs gathered, according to Israel Radio.

Protests were also reported in Beitunia, outside Ramallah and near the Ofer military prison, where hundreds threw rocks at Israeli security forces.

Forces also clashed with rioters at other spots around the West Bank, including Tulkarem and near Tekoa.

Israeli’s Internal Security Minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, told Israel’s Channel 2, however, that he didn’t believe a third Intifada was imminent, saying the region was “not on the verge of a third uprising (in the West Bank). We should act responsibly, especially the other side, which shoulders most of the responsibility.”

He added that Israel was taking precautions, especially in Jerusalem. “We are preparing for the possibility of riots on the Temple Mount. We are aware that stones have been brought there but forces are in place and at the ready.”

On Friday riots were reported on the Temple Mount in addition to the several demonstrations that turned violent in the West Bank.

3 Comments

  • When did the Second or rather the First end?

    No. This is not the beginning of the Third intifada.

    This is simply and unfortunately a continuation of attempts to innihilate the Jewish people, beginning with those fortunate enough to live in Israel.

    But, don’t dispair gang, they’ll up the momentum and violence because BHO is coming to Israel and or course since it is Passover (tourist season).

    They still don’t get it. We have Hashem in our corner.

  • Mordecai Ben Natan

    What proof do these savages have that this terrorist was tortured?
    These savages will make up any lie to start riots.

    Time for Israel to take Rabbi Meir Kahan’s word amd do as he wanyed.

    Expel them all.

    • They don’t need proof. It is in their pseudo religion called Islam. Looks like Meir Kahane might have been right after all.There must be peace to any conflict if the opposing forces talk sensibly to each other.

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