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News Brief

  9/22/2011, Elul 23, 5771

Preparation for 'Palestine Friday' in Judea and Samaria


The Israeli security establishment is gearing up for Friday demonstrations and marches in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria called for by the Palestinian Authority, ahead of its Friday evening (Israel time) bid at the United Nations for recognition as a sovereign state. There are also reports of demonstrations against the bid and calls to simply clash with Israelis.

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces said the PA and its forces were moving to keep demonstrations in check and expressed hope that they would continue to do so. He added that his forces were ready to protect Israel and its citizens.