Tension remains high in the occupied West Bank following the killing of five Jewish settlers in Hbron last Friday (2 May) by Palestinian commandos and the israeli government's retaliatory action in deporting three leading Palestinians.
GV: Israeli troops halting coaches, searching drivers and checking identification in Ramallah (3 shots)
LV: Israeli soldiers walking down street PAN TO Arab woman standing in street
GV AND PAN: Israeli women demonstrators in Jerusalem with placards chanting.
SCU: Women demonstrator chanting and waving fist in air
SV: Israeli police pushing Israeli male demonstrator away from scene
CU: Jewish Defence League leader, Rabbi Meir Kahane speaking in English
GV: skyline of Hebron
GV: Israeli troops patrolling streets (2 shots)
SV: Agriculture Minister Ariel Sharon walking through streets
SV PULL BACK TO GV: Street in Hbron, with soldiers on bridge
CU: Sharon speaking in English
LV: Israeli Jeep driving along deserted street during curfew
RABBI MEIR KAHANE: "And so we are calling for the immediate removal of the Arabs from this country. There cannot be co-existence between Jews and Arabs in this country since each one believes that it is their country. I respect the Arabs too much to believe that you can buy them with economic benefits. You cannot buy them. They believe it is their country and so they'll be bombs and murders just as last week. So we're calling for the removal of every Arab from this country. Let them live in peace there and we live in peace here. Secondly, we are calling upon the government to immediately do what was done in 1970 in Gaza. Jewish terror against the Arabs so as to put an end to the Arab terror which will become worse tomorrow and even worse than that a week from now and a month from now."
ARIEL SHARON: "It's true that the Government will take all the necessary steps in order to bring law and order to this area. And though our people have got the right of self-defence, I expect them not to take the law in their hands. And because I believe we can live together with Arabs. We have to live with the Arabs and we can live with Arabs."
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Background: Tension remains high in the occupied West Bank following the killing of five Jewish settlers in Hbron last Friday (2 May) by Palestinian commandos and the israeli government's retaliatory action in deporting three leading Palestinians. Military sources quoted by Reuter said on Tuesday (6 May) the Israeli government is to introduce tough new measures in an attempt to quell growing unrest on the West Bank.
SYNOPSIS: Strict security in Ramllah on Tuesday reflected the new Israeli policy. Troops manned roadblocks and enforced identity check on motorists. After Friday's (2 May) guerrilla attack in Hbron, Defence Minister, Ezer Weizman, met top security advisers to work out the new measures. Under the regulations, West Bank leaders are banned from making political declarations and meeting foreign newsmen, and mayors are forbidden to hold joint meetings or plan collective protest action. The army will conduct house-to-house searches for people suspected of throwing stones at Israeli vehicles and schools with pupils engaged in violent demonstrations will be closed.
In Jerusalem on Tuesday, Jewish Defence League supporters demonstrated outside the Prime Minister Office and shouted anti-Palestinian slogans. The head of the Jewish Defence League in Israel, Rabbi Meir Kahane, spoke to newsmen after being released from prison where he had spent seven days after being charged with inciting protests on the West Bank.
The authorises are anxious to prevent Jewish extremists from taking personal revenge for Friday's (2 May) killings, and residents of the Jewish suburb of Kiryat Abba outside Hebron were prevented from entering the town. Israeli Agriculture Minister, Ariel Sharon, visited Hebron and called for peaceful co-existence.
After a two-hour respite to allow residents to buy food, the Hebron curfew, imposed after Friday's attack, was once again enforced.