IDF base in West Bank after rightist raid
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Police: Extreme Right to escalate West Bank violence

Israel Police intelligence report also says tensions surrounding Jewish presence in east Jerusalem may boil over in coming year

"The extreme Right will escalate its nationalistic activity in the West Bank and other areas in Israel in the coming year," Israel Police said in an intelligence report obtained by Ynet on Sunday.


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The report, presented by the force's intelligence division to Commissioner Yohanan Danino, states that the far-Left is also expected to expand its activities to additional unrecognized villages, mixed Jewish-Arab cities and Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.


פלסטינים מתפרעים בסילוואן. אפשרות להתלקחות ביום הנכבה (צילום: אוהד צויגנברג)

Palestinians riot in Silwan (Archive photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)


According to the report, tensions surrounding the Jewish presence in east Jerusalem (Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Mount of Olives and Har Homa) may boil over in 2012. Other "points of friction," such as the Temple Mount and the Mughrabi Bridge, as well as protests and riots in Arab villages on Nakba Day, are also a cause for concern, the police report stated.


The report said Israel's Arabs are currently focusing on battling militant rightist activity, and what they refer to as political persecution and anti-Arab legislation. Israel Police also warned that Palestinian nationalism is growing stronger.


Addressing the local crime syndicates, the report said 148 of their 452 members are either jailed or in police custody. There are currently nine crime bosses in Israel, the report said.


Police expect that violence against law enforcement officials will continue to rise, as will the violence related to disputes between the various crime syndicates.



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