Israel: Turmoil in the Occupied Lands

As Begin survives a Knesset vote, tension rises in the West Bank

Suddenly, savagely, street violence and rioting erupted last week throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Arab youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with rifle fire and tear gas. Roadways were blocked by burning tires and other rubble. City streets emptied, except for the occasional patrol of red-bereted Israeli paratroopers. As the turmoil spread, seven Arabs and one Israeli soldier were killed, dozens of Arabs and soldiers were injured, and hundreds were arrested. The demonstrations were the...

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