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FM urges world leaders to declare 'price tag' perpetrators terrorists
Published Monday 12/05/2014 (updated) 14/05/2014 10:16
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority has contacted various international organizations and influential foreign governments and urged them to list perpetrators of "price tag" attacks as terrorists, a senior official said Monday.

Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Ma'an that he had sent letters to the UN Secretary-General, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in addition to the foreign ministries of the US, the EU, Russia, and Canada.

In the letters, al-Maliki asked the recipients to designate Hilltop Youth, an ultra-nationalist Israeli youth movement, as a terrorist organization along with other groups linked to "price tag" attacks in Israel and the West Bank.

"I provided a complete file depicting all the terrorist attacks these organizations have been carrying out," al-Maliki said.

The letter includes quotes from Israeli media and Israeli officials who consider the groups "terrorist organizations."

"Price tag" attacks within Israel, in addition to attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians and their property in the West Bank, were included in the US State Department's 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism, published April 30.

The perpetrators of violence against Palestinian communities are rarely prosecuted. There are hundreds of racist attacks against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank every year.
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1 ) JoeFattal / USA
12/05/2014 19:35
If Israel label Hamas a terrorist group and stop the peace talks for that reason. The PA can do the same, stop the negotiations with Israel if the "Jewish Extremists" continue their terrorist attack. They are terrorist, far from being religious.

2 ) Mel / USA
12/05/2014 19:52
What USG publishes in "report"is never acted on!And as long as D.C uses AQ,Salafist,Takfir terrorists etc as colonial"democracy"proxies(when convenient)as Israel uses its own extremists & promotes them to high ministerial levels,I wouldn't expect Israel to punish extremist-Jews when it DESPERATELY needs their demographic votes to justify calling Israel a "Jewish State".Even if young"Class 1"(Ashkenazi)Israeli's are LEAVING Israel for EU/US freedom! Israel's "price tag"of adopting Ultra-Zionism!!

3 ) Tibi / Tubas
12/05/2014 20:08
- If they are "terrrorists", then Jewish terrorism never kills, and
very rarely even harms anyone, so
- The FM is turning the Palestinian Authority into an international joke, since
few influential foreign governments will consider using spray-paint cans,
to write "price tag" or vandalism to be even remotely "terrorism" !!


4 ) Lou Arpino / USA
12/05/2014 20:24
In his book "Fighting Terrorism", Netanyahu defines terrorism as " the deliberate and systematic murder, maiming, and MENACING of the innocent to inspire fear for political ends." He then goes on to state "if we begin to distinguish between acts of terror, justifying some and repudiating others based on sympathy with this or that cause, we will lose the moral clarity that is so essential for victory." By Netanyahu's own definition, these settlers are terrorists and by not identify them as such,

5 ) Alex / US
13/05/2014 01:38
Has any of rge "price tag" incidents resulted in Palestinian deaths?

6 ) Sherri Munnerlyn / US
13/05/2014 04:45
To Alex: Here is just one settler terrorist killing/ Israeli settlers kill Palestinian girl in Hebron "Yesterday, Israeli settlers in Hebron killed 14-years old Palestinian girl, Nivin Jamjoum. She was fatally wounded in her right eye with a bullet shot from an M16 machinegun. The shooting occured when a number of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes. http://electronicintifada.net/content/israeli-settlers-kill-palestinian-girl-hebron/75

7 ) Rami / Palestine
13/05/2014 12:13
#3 I think you should re-examine "Jewish terrorism." Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism by the Haganah, the Stern Gang and others...many went on to form the IDF. The "most moral army in the world." Yeah, try to explain that one.

8 ) jesse / usa
13/05/2014 23:16
They are NOT terrorists. they are freedom fighters

9 ) Jim / USA
14/05/2014 17:33
Many of those settlers are in fact trained and serve in the Israeli army and work together to kill, humiliate and torture the Palestinian people. So, it is NOT just the settlers who are terrorists, but the "Israeli Terrorist Forces" who provides them with protection while they attack the Palestinians of all ages.
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