Israeli Minister Criticizes Focus on ‘Price Tag’ Attacks in U.S. Report
Arutz Sheva – The US has no business criticizing Israel for failing to rein in so-called “price tag” attacks, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said Thursday. The criteria set in the State Department report were unrealistic and unfair, and the report ignores Israel’s attempts to deal with the problem. “They are in no position to grade us on our actions,” Erdan told Channel Ten in an interview.
The State Department’s 2013 anti-terrorism report investigated terror activity across the globe in 2013, and was published on its website. The “Israel, West Bank, and Gaza” section, however, focuses intensely on “extremist Israeli settlers” and subtly calls for them to be prosecuted by the UN. “Attacks by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinian residents, property, and places of worship in the West Bank continued and were largely unprosecuted [sic] according to UN and NGO sources,” the report claims, citing the leftist UN Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs.