Tuesday, September 01, 2009

US Diplomatic envoy obstructs IDF security special ops in West Bank

What exactly in this story makes sense? American diplomatic emissaries foiling IDF operations - to what end? What exactly is Obama and Clinton's goal here?!

Worst - those diplomats mission right now is to gather testimonies against Israel. To monitor Israel's actions, baby sit and coordinate with PA officials.

If the US is so inclined to have an Anti-Israel consulate which helps and gives aid to the PA, it should be located within the PA, not in Jerusalem. This is an ongoing insult to Jews and Israel. With such a 'pro-Israel' congress, and a 'pro-Israel' Democratic party in control of the USA - what is happening right now is infuriating. Is Israel the next Honduras? Sacrificed and punished globally to please 'new' US interests, ones that are unknown and unacceptable to the general American public.

IDF cuts down West Bank raids for fear U.S. diplomats will see
The Israel Defense Forces has canceled a number of planned arrest operations in the West Bank fearing soldiers will be seen by American diplomats touring the territories.

IDF officers serving with their units in the West Bank said they were instructed by brigade commanders in recent weeks to call off the planned arrests of wanted men inside Palestinian towns, because of these diplomats' presence.

The diplomats, mostly employees of the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem, have been traveling regularly to the West Bank to gather testimony on settlement construction, to oversee American-funded projects and to meet with Palestinian Authority officials.

"We were told that the situation with the Americans is sensitive, and that it is not desirable that operations are conducted that could lead to violent situations when they [the Americans] are there," one of the officers said.

In recent months, the IDF has removed most of the checkpoints in the West Bank, decreased the frequency of its entries into Palestinian towns and transferred responsibility for security in some of the areas to the Palestinian Authority.

However, IDF troops still occasionally carry out arrests of wanted Palestinians, mainly of people suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations or of having carried out low-level terror attacks.

According to IDF newspaper Bamahane, there was a 9 percent drop in 2008 in indictments submitted against Palestinian civilians for terror-related offenses.

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