Middle East Neighbor Against Neighbor

Jewish settlers join the battle against the Palestinians

, The Jewish settlement of Kedumim is only about a mile away from the Arab hamlet of Kafr Qaddum in the West Bank. Until now the residents of both rural villages lived and let live. Last week the Palestinian turmoil that has engulfed Israel and the occupied territories came even to this remote spot. As 15 or so Palestinian youths manned a rock barricade across the road leading to Kafr Qaddum, a familiar blue Volkswagen van braked to a halt. Inside were two well-known settlers from Kedumim, Shimon Kav, 41, and Yosef Ferber, 48. The Arab youths say they told the...

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