It is the third day since the Israeli government demanded the release of "nuclear super-spy" Jonathan Pollard. Tel Aviv calls it a "spy swap" but it isn't spies they are offering but rather the lives of Palestinian hostages. Israel has promised that, if the US releases Pollard, it will hold off its plan to begin additional "resettlement" operations against Palestinian villages on the West Bank.
In the past, Israel, criticized for "ethnic cleansing" operations against Palestinians paralleling Serbian operations in Bosnia or those of the apartheid regime in South Africa, has resorted to the use of "blitzkrieg" tactics with the predicted high levels of civilian casualties.
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