Jewish settlers target offices of 'peace now'
Donald Macintyre writes political sketches for The Independent, having been Jerusalem correspondent since 2004, covering Israel and the Occupied Territories, as well as travelling for the paper to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Libya and Egypt. As Political Editor and then Chief Political Commentator, he previously covered the John Major and early Tony Blair era. He has written for the Daily Express, Sunday Times, Times and Sunday Telegraph, and Sunday Correspondent. He is the author of Mandelson and the Making of New Labour (2000).
Tuesday 08 November 2011
The Jerusalem offices of the Israeli anti-occupation group Peace Now have been threatened with bombing by hardline Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
On Sunday night a man called the office and said: "The building will explode in five minutes." The offices were evacuated and found to have been painted with the words "Price Tag", a term used by the settlers for revenge attacks on Palestinian property in return for demolitions by the military of buildings in illegal settlements.
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