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    • invhand
    • 14.12.11 | 21:30 (IST)

    The 'hilltop youth' are not typical of the religious-zionist settlers, but neither are they distinct. If they were designated as terrorists then active sympathizers, especially funding sources in the U.S. would be stigmatized as supporters of terrorism. They could be investigated, prosecuted, even jailed. This might dry up funds to groups Netanyahu finds useful - National Union for example.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Jewish extremists not a 'terror group' but will be given military trial
    First published 20:32 14.12.11 | Last updated 20:32 14.12.11
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