Israelis took the streets in response to murder of a Jewish family
Israelis organized the mass protests in response to the murder of a Jewish family in the settlement of Itamar.As reported on the website of Radio Aruts Sheba, “about 100 people blocked the highway at the entrance to Jerusalem.Residents of Kiryat Arba settlement blocked the road for Palestinian cars, one of the participants was arrested. Similar actions took place in other cities in Israel and in West Bank.
The newspaper Yediot Ahronot reported with reference to the Palestinians, at the entrance to Nablus, the Israelis threw stones at Palestinian cars; in one of Palestinian villages were burned five cars.
The funeral of murdered family, as reported by The Jerusalem Post, brought together about 20 thousand people. Israeli police and army taking increased security measures to prevent clashes between Israelis and Arabs.
Five Israelis -couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in a West Bank settlement on Saturday March 11. Israeli officials said was an attack by a Palestinian who broke into their home in the early hours. None of the radical Palestinian groups has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Troops from the Israeli occupation forces set up roadblocks and were searching the area around the settlement of Itamar, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, for the suspect.
In response to the killing the Israeli Government Committee approved a plan to continue building settlements in the West Bank.