Monday, 11 March 2013

Israeli man asks Palestinian Authority for political asylum

TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli man surrendered himself to security forces in Tulkarem on Monday, requesting political asylum in Palestinian Authority controlled areas of the West Bank.

Andre Beniron, 23, told Ma'an that he wanted temporary political asylum and protection while finding a way to leave Israel.

The young man said he immigrated to Israel from Russia 20 years ago and lived with his mother in Haifa. He was struggling to survive financially in Israel and described his life as difficult.

The Palestinian Authority has refused to comment on the matter, with sources saying that the PA will hand the man over to Israel's military liaison department. more

MK Tibi: Settlers training dogs to attack Palestinians

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi on Monday alleged that settlers in the West Bank are training dogs to attack Palestinians.

Tibi told Ma'an that he obtained a videotape which shows settlers training dogs to attack Palestinians who say Allahu Akbar, or, 'God is Great'.

He described the practices as racist and contrary to international law. more