The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 7

March 7, 2017
  • CBC News reports that “Israeli police say a Palestinian militant has been killed in a shootout with Israeli forces in the West Bank. Basil al-Araj, 31, headed a group planning attacks against Israeli targets and collected weapons for the group, police say. He was detained by Palestinian forces last year for about a month.”

  • An Israeli-Arab town named a street after arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat sparking an outcry by the Netanyahu administration which prompted the sign to be removed. Coverage at Metro News Toronto.
  • The National Post picked up on Banksy’s latest escapades: “A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the “hotel with the worst view in the world.”


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