Israel Fears Jewish Extremists Will Avenge Settlement Murder

By Anshel Pfeffer, Jonathan Lis and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies

“Security sources said on Thursday that right-wing extremists are likely to attempt to avenge the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, in which an axe-wielding Palestinian killed a 13-year-old boy and left another boy, 7, moderately hurt.

The attacker apparently entered unhindered into Bat Ayin, which is located in the Etzion bloc between Jerusalem and the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The religious settlers there have refused to build a security fence around their community – standard practice in most settlements – saying it would be a sign of weakness.” Click here to read the rest of the article on