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  10/14/2012, Tishrei 28, 5773

Accusations Against Eli 'Inaccurate and Out of Date'


Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld described as "inaccurate and out of date", Sunday, the contention by the leftist Yesh Din (There is [a] Law) organization that vandalism against Arab attempts at agriculture in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) was on the rise because police were closing investigations due to lack of evidence, according to Agence France Presse. Yesh Din said 99 percent of the attacks it logged between September 2011 and July 2012 were so closed, adding, "The police's failure to enforce the law and protect the Palestinians' property encourages this phenomenon because the criminals who go unpunished are not deterred from repeating their actions."

On Saturday, residents of the Samarian Arab village of Qaryut continued complaints, started earlier in the week, that residents of the nearby Jewish community of Eli had vandalized their olive trees.  United Nations envoy Robert Serry expressed alarm at the reports on Sunday and called on Israel to bring the responsible parties to justice.