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General News    H3'ed 10/18/15

Arab Areas of Jerusalem Blocked Off in Israeli Crackdown

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Palestinians in Jerusalem, more than a third of the city's population, have awoken to a new reality: Israeli troops are encircling Arab neighborhoods, blocking roads with concrete cubes the size of washing machines and ordering some of those leaving on foot to lift their shirts to show they are not carrying knives. Arab residents, who have long complained of discriminatory Israeli policies, say the latest closures are bringing them to a boiling point and lead to more violence. Critics say Netanyahu -- long opposed to any negotiated partition of Jerusalem into two capitals -- is effectively dividing the city along ethnic lines with his security measures.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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