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  11/8/2013, Kislev 5, 5774

Struk to Kerry: Thanks to You, Intifada's Already Here


Member of Knesset Orit Struk sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States, Friday, a day after he warned of chaos if Israel and the Palestinian Authority don't reach an agreement, asking if Israel wanted a third intifada Arab uprising. She wrote, "Thanks to you and your efforts, the intifada is already here. It will not 'come in the future' if Israel does not fold on your demands and withdraw the army from Judea and Samaria [Shomron]."

Recalling the firebomb attack on a bus in which she was riding earlier in the week, MK Struk described the events of the 12 hours after Kerry's Thursday remarks: "Last night there were two more murder attempts that were thwarted thanks to soldiers whom you wanted to remove from the field. This morning, while [I was] writing this letter, a mother and three children were attacked next to Efrat in Gush Etzion. The mother heroically rescued her children from her vehicle and sustained moderate injuries and is on her way to the hospital." She concluded by asking, "Which side are you on? On the side of the terrorists or the side of the soldiers who save lives?"