Row over Rabin killer interview
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
October 30, 2008 - 8:00pm

Leading Israelis have condemned interviews by two televisions channels with the man who assassinated Israel's former Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin. Short versions of the first interviews ever done from Yigal Amir's prison cell ran on Israeli television on Thursday. Amir has been moved to solitary confinement and denied telephone use and conjugal visits as punishment. The ultra-nationalist Jew, who opposed the Oslo peace process, has shown no remorse for shooting Rabin in 1995. The telephone interviews were conducted without the knowledge of the prison service.

Masked settlers assault Palestinian photographers
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
October 30, 2008 - 8:00pm

Masked Jewish settlers threw stones at Palestinian photographers Friday near the West Bank city of Hebron, injuring one, Reuters television footage showed. The confrontation came hours after Israeli troops tore down a building settlers had constructed without authorization in a bid to expand the Kiryat Arba enclave near Hebron. Half a dozen settlers masking their faces with scarves hurled rocks at several Palestinian photographers at the scene, striking Hazem Bader, of the French AFP news agency in the head. Fellow journalists escorted him away as blood dripped from the wound.

EU presidency condemns Israeli settlers' attacks on Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
October 30, 2008 - 8:00pm

The European Union's French presidency called on the Israeli government Friday to take action to halt Jewish settlers from attacking Palestinians near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. "The European Union once again condemns in the strongest possible terms the acts of violence and brutality committed against Palestinian civilians by Israeli settlers in the West Bank," the presidency said in a statement.

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