January 12, 2009

700, mostly Palestinians arrested in Israel

Seven hundred protesters against the Israel Defense Forces operation in Gaza, mostly Israeli Arabs or residents of East Jerusalem, have been arrested since the operation began, and dozens have been indicted. The protesters, 226 of whom are still in custody, are suspected of involvement in disturbances, illegal demonstrations or stone-throwing, police said. Of the detainees, 237 are minors. Most of the protests that led to arrests took place in Jerusalem or the north. ( Haaretz )
Now, how long before David Grossman writes in the New York Times, "we will never forgive our Arab citizens for forcing us to make Israel a police state" (which of course it always was)?


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