US ‘excessive force’ comment touches nerve in Israel

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An Israeli border policeman checks a Palestinian man at a new roadblock in East Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Israel set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deployed soldiers across the country on Wednesday in an effort to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Israeli border policeman checks a Palestinian man at a new roadblock in East Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Israel set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem and deployed soldiers across the country on Wednesday in an effort to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) Thirty-two Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of bloodshed, triggered in part by Palestinians' anger over what they see as Jewish encroachment on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

  • Garson Abuita

    How typical of Reuters to delete the pertinent information that “the Al-Aqsa mosque compound” is known to Judaism as the Temple Mount, and that it is THE holiest site in Judaism, as opposed to Islam’s “holiest site outside Saudi Arabia.”

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    The Palestinians weren’t even interested in Jerusalem until the Jews wanted it in 1917 and two millennia previously. The Holy Land wasn’t cultivated until the Jewish people returned and started the kibbutz system. They made Israel fruitful, started universities, and scientific projects that benefit the entire world.
    Let the Arab countries help the Muslim Palestinians. The Christian Palestininans have a right to stay in the Holy Land since they aren’t violent.
    If Palestinians want to fight, they have to expect the consequences and not cry, “brutality” of the Israelis because the Jews want to defend themselves.

  • Jack

    Indeed, Reuters has a particularly bad reputation regarding hostility to Israel or partiality to Palestinians.

  • Jack

    Well said, Sister, and accurate.