The four men had been invited to drink coffee with their Jewish friends in the traditional sukkah belonging to Oded Revivi, Mayor of the Jewish settlement of Efrat near Bethlehem.
Palestinian media reported that the men had been sitting down together with “the murderers of children.” PA police claimed that the suspects were taken into custody in order to protect them from angry Palestinians. Following intervention by the Israeli mayor, they were eventually released.
“It is absurd that PA authorities are forbidding Palestinians to drink coffee with Jews, as if it were a criminal offence,” Revivi charged. “If even this is forbidden, then how on earth will we ever manage to live together in peace?”
The visit with the settlers was discovered because of a photo that someone posted on Facebook.
Israeli human rights groups which constantly decry Israel’s treatment of Palestinian terrorists and agitators were silent with...
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