News Roundup for October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022
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Top News and Analysis

1 Palestinian Killed, 1 Fugitive Surrenders in Israel Raid, The Washington Post
Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinians during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, killing one Palestinian and forcing the surrender of a wanted man. The raid unfolded in the village of Deir al-Hatab, near the West Bank city of Nablus, a recent flashpoint of violence. The Israeli military identified the wanted man as an activist in the Islamic militant group Hamas, and said he was suspected in a shooting attack on an Israeli bus and a taxi near Nablus earlier this week.

Palestinians: Israeli Military Kills 2 During West Bank Raid, ABC News
The Israeli military shot and killed two Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Palestinian officials said, deepening what has become the deadliest round of fighting in the territory in years.


Lapid: Netanyahu Aiding Hezbollah by Criticizing Lebanon Maritime Deal, The Times of Israel
Prime Minister Yair Lapid accused opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday of aiding Hezbollah terror group propaganda efforts with his criticism of an emerging agreement to demarcate the maritime border with Lebanon — a step that could allow both countries to explore offshore resources.

Israel’s Netanyahu Hospitalized Weeks Before Election, AP
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hospitalized Wednesday after feeling unwell during the Jewish fasting day of Yom Kippur.

U.S. To Impose Costs on Iran for Crackdown on Protests, Biden Says, Reuters
The United States this week will impose further costs on Iranian officials responsible for violence against demonstrators who protested against Iran’s government after the death of Mahsa Amini, President Joe Biden said on Monday.

Iran ‘Exchanging Messages’ With US, Believes Nuclear Deal Still Possible, The Times of Israel
It is still possible to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the Iranian foreign ministry said Monday, despite long-stalled talks over the 2015 accord. “There is still a possibility and a chance to resume the implementation of the nuclear deal,” ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said at his weekly news conference. Kanani’s remarks come amid on-off talks that have been underway since April 2021 to revive the deal that gave Iran much-needed sanctions relief in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

Scores of Israeli Settlers Block Entrance to Nablus Calling for Military Crackdown, Haaretz
Scores of Israelis on Tuesday morning blocked the entrance to Nablus and called on the government to order an army crackdown on the West Bank in response to escalating confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants.

Opinion and Analysis

The Real Escalation Is the Destruction of Palestinian Space, Haaretz
Amira Hass argues, “The shredding of Palestinian space is the first and most important escalation, a permanent one written in advance into all government plans. Every Palestinian witnesses it and experiences it personally.”

UC Berkeley Has Many Jewish-Filled ‘Zones.’ if You Want to Support Campus Jews, Learn About Them, The Forward
UC Berkley professors Ethan Katz and Ron Hassner provide their perspective on the recent incident at the university.

How Social Media Companies Silence Palestinians, Jewish Currents
Alex Kane reports, “A new report shows how Facebook and Instagram harm Palestinian freedom of expression—but leaves out the role of Israel’s Cyber Unit.”

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