World: Crisis Over Neighborhood Punishment

ISRAEL is determined to maintain order in the territories seized from its neighbors in the 1967 war. To do so, it has taken harsh action against anyone believed to have harbored or assisted Arab terrorists. The houses of suspects have been destroyed, the owners exiled to Arab countries or imprisoned. As the war of terror has intensified, so have Israeli reprisals. When an Israeli soldier was killed by a terrorist hand grenade in the village of Halhoul in occupied Jordanian territory last month, Israelis decided to hold the community responsible. Acting under Defense...

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