US report raps Israel over settler attacks on Palestinians
A new American report on terrorism strongly criticizes Israel for its lackluster response to attacks by extremist settlers against the Palestinian population and their property.


"Attacks by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinian residents, property, and places of worship in the West Bank continued and were largely unprosecuted according to UN and NGO sources," says the State Department's annual Country Report on Terrorism. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)