News Briefs

  11/17/2013, Kislev 14, 5774

PA Arabs Setting Animal Traps to 'Catch' Jews

Arab news media reported, this weekend, that Palestinian Authority Arabs near the Shomron (Samarian) city of Shechem are setting traps designed for deer and rabbits to catch "settlers" in alleged acts of vandalism. The move may also be a response to so-called "price tag" attacks against the Palestinian Authority in response to the rising incidents of anti-Semitism and terrorism against Israelis. But there are concerns such tactics could be used as a pretext to harm innocent Israeli civilians and farmers in the region.