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Radical Jewish settlers seek image makeover with sushi

Radical Jewish settlers from a West Bank outpost with a reputation for violence have set up a sushi business in a bid to revamp their image, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The culinary venture is being run out of Esh Kodesh, a small unauthorised outpost in the northern West Bank populated by settlers who have frequently attacked local Palestinians. But residents are seeking to add a different flag to their cap -- making sushi to order for a string of settlements and outposts in the area, the top-selling Yediot Aharonot reported.

Israeli vandals fell fruit trees in revenge attack on Arabs

Suspected Jewish extremists cut down fruit trees belonging to Israeli Arabs overnight in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian villagers beating up Jewish settlers, police said Friday. The vandals left placards in the orchard reading "Regards from Esh Kodesh," the West Bank settlement outpost whose residents were assaulted and briefly detained on Tuesday when they entered the Palestinian village of Qusra, some wearing masks.

Israeli vandals fell fruit trees in revenge attack on Arabs

Suspected Jewish extremists cut down fruit trees belonging to Israeli Arabs overnight in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian villagers beating up Jewish settlers, police said Friday. The vandals left placards in the orchard reading "Regards from Esh Kodesh," the West Bank settlement outpost whose residents were assaulted and briefly detained on Tuesday when they entered the Palestinian village of Qusra, some wearing masks.

Cars torched after Israeli settlers beaten

Suspected Jewish extremists torched two cars near the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, police said, a day after Palestinians beat and detained Israeli settlers in a nearby village. The vandals also scrawled Hebrew graffiti, including the words "price tag" on a wall in Madameh village, west of Nablus, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. "Price tag" is the euphemism for anti-Palestinian attacks by Jewish extremists, which often take place after unrest in the West Bank.

Israel arrests settlers over Palestinian shootings

Five Israelis from a wildcat settlement outpost in the northern West Bank were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting and wounding two Palestinians in February, Israeli army radio reported. The suspects, from Esh Kodesh, near Nablus, were believed to have shot two men from the neighbouring Palestinian village of Qusra during a confrontation, the radio said, adding police found a weapons cache at the outpost in an overnight raid.

W. Bank settlers accused of vandalising Palestinian cars

Israeli settlers on Thursday torched six cars in the northern West Bank village of Qusra, Palestinian security sources alleged. They told AFP that attackers set fire to the vehicles in the early hours and residents of the village, near the city of Nablus, saw them driving to the nearby settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh. Israeli police told AFP that they had received a report on the incident from troops in the area but had so far been unable to reach the scene.

W. Bank settlers accused of vandalising Palestinian cars

Israeli settlers on Thursday torched six cars in the northern West Bank village of Qusra, Palestinian security sources alleged. They told AFP that attackers set fire to the vehicles in the early hours and residents of the village, near the city of Nablus, saw them driving to the nearby settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh. Israeli police told AFP that they had received a report on the incident from troops in the area but had so far been unable to reach the scene.

Palestinians evicted from new West Bank protest camp

Palestinians and activists were on Saturday forcefully removed from a new camp near a West Bank village, after a third attempt at the novel form of protest against Jewish settlement. An AFP correspondent said the army used tear gas and violence to remove hundreds of people who had set up four temporary huts and three tents near Burin, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank. The correspondent added that journalists were also forcefully removed from the site. He said the army made arrests, but was not aware of injuries.

Palestinians evicted from new West Bank protest camp

Palestinians and activists were on Saturday forcefully removed from a new camp near a West Bank village, after a third attempt at the novel form of protest against Jewish settlement. An AFP correspondent said the army used tear gas and violence to remove hundreds of people who had set up four temporary huts and three tents near Burin, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank. The correspondent said journalists were also forcefully removed from the site. He said security forces made arrests, but he was unaware of any injuries.
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