this is indeed a sad day. But it has been bubbling and cooking for a long time and my gut tells me that the settlers have been planning for this for a long time. I remember in 1988 seeing signs in Jerusalem advertising for people to volunteer for the Army of Judea. Whether it actually formed or not is somewhat irrelevant now- it was the idea that there was a group organizing their own paramilitary force outside the confines of the IDF and government.
Beirut protesters must leave environment ministry, interior minister says (Reuters)