Spanish Pundit (II)

septiembre 27, 2007

Opposition group: Iran building new clandestine nuclear facility (+)

Filed under: En español,In English,Irán/Iran,Islamismo/Islamism — Nora @ 10:10 am

Opposition group: Iran building new clandestine nuclear facility | Jerusalem Post

An Iranian resistance group claimed Thursday that Iran is constructing a secret, new underground military nuclear facility near its Natanz uranium enrichment plant.The claim, made by the National Council of Resistance of Iran at a Paris news conference, could not be independently verified. The group said it has passed its information, which it said came from sources inside Iran, to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, but has so far not received a response.

The opposition group claimed that the site is 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of the Natanz plant, located under a mountain called Siah Kooh, which it said would help protect it from any air strike. It said the site includes two tunnels with entrances 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter and that a third tunnel links the alleged facility to Natanz.

(+) Chávez and Morales (Venezuelan and Bolivian President respectively) receive Ahmadinejad as a “friend and ally” in their “crusade” against “US imperialism”. Hugo Chávez and Ahmadinejad will sign agreements of bilateral cooperation in energetic matters. With Evo Morales, the Iranian would obtain authorization to explore and exploit the lithium and uranium deposits in Potosí. The Israeli Venezuelan organizations have repudiated publicly the presence of the man who wants to “wipe Israel off the map”.

Last years, the energetic agreements between Venezuela and Iran rise a total amount of $17.000 million.

The Bolivian opposition has said this is going to be very “damaging” for Bolivian relationship with Europe.

Kate has more.

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Un grupo de la oposición iraní ha denunciado que se está construyendo en Irán otra nueva planta secreta, bajo tierra, cerca de Natanz. La denuncia, que no ha podido ser verificada, señala la localización en una montaña llamada Siah Kooh, que la protegería de cualquier ataque aéreo y tiene dos túneles con entradas de 6 metros de diámetro y otros que la unen a Natanz.

También han añadido que han comunicado la denuncia a la AIEA pero que no han recibido contestación…

Normal… desgraciadamente…

(+) Los presidentes de Bolivia y Venezuela recibirán este jueves en La Paz y Caracas a Mahmud Ahmadineyad como un “hermano y aliado” en su particular cruzada contra el “imperialismo de EEUU”. Hugo Chávez y Ahmadineyad firmarán acuerdos de cooperación bilateral en materia energética. Con Evo Morales, el iraní podría obtener autorización para la exploración y explotación de yacimientos de litio y uranio en Potosí. Las organizaciones israelitas venezolanas han repudiado públicamente la presencia de quien pretende “borrar” a Israel del “mapa”.

septiembre 24, 2007

Iran’s Ahmadinejad: No attack on Israel

Filed under: EEUU/USA,Irán/Iran — Nora @ 9:39 pm

Ahmadinejad, when leaving Teheran, thought US nationals love him:

Nonetheless, before he left Tehran for New York on Sunday, Ahmadinejad told Iran’s state-run media that he believes Americans want to hear him out.

Although these were how he was described:

‘TEHRAN’TING LUNATIC … bloody handed villain … bearded blowhard” —New York Post.

“Iranian thug … madman” — New York Daily News.

“Maniac” — Republican Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island.

“Can’t get a decent haircut” —Post columnist Andrea Peyser.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad: No attack on Israel – Yahoo! News

NEW YORK – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Iran would not launch an attack on Israel or any other country, and he does not believe the U.S. is preparing for war against Iran. “Iran will not attack any country,” Ahmadinejad told The Associated Press, when asked if his country would ever strike first against Israel.Iran has always maintained a defensive policy, not an offensive one, he said, and has “never sought to expand its territory.”

He said he did not believe the U.S. was preparing for war.

“I believe that some of the talk in this regard arises first of all from anger. Secondly, it serves the electoral purposes domestically in this country. Third, it serves as a cover for policy failures over Iraq.”

Ahmadinejad dismissed statements by U.S. military officers and intelligence reports that Iran secretly provides weapons to insurgents fighting against U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly the shaped projectiles that have harmed U.S. troops in roadside attacks.

“Why would we want to do that?” Ahmadinejad declared. “This would really be inappropriate for us. We are friends with both Iraq and Afghanistan. Insecurity in Iraq and Afghanistan undermines our own national security; it basically goes against what we believe.”

Hehehehe! This man is un-be-lie-va-ble! He has said repeatedly that he wants to wipe Israel off the map and now he says he does not want to attack anyone.

The problem can be even worse because it appears Iran has bought three nuclear heads from Kazakhstan. Paolo has left me a comment to tell me about the news:

According to Regnar Rasmussen, who was worked as an interpreter and analyst for the Special Forces of the Danish Army, and in the Criminal Police Department of his country, the key to the Iranian nuclear problem happened back in 1991, when the President from Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaiev sold three nuclear warheads to Iran.

In autumn 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Khazakhstan, sold three nuclear warheads to the Iranians. The Iranians wanted to use them as a prototype for their own bomb manufacturing. The price was said to have been 7.5 billion USD. Whether this amount is true or just the fantasies of a less paid government official, I cannot verify. The amount was to cover all bribes and kick-offs and military protection during transport. Every country involved had demanded their fair share of the deal.

Anyway, the warheads were removed from a military depot somewhere in Kazakhstan and transported by train down to Makhachkala in Daghestan. Here they were reloaded onto huge trucks and then taken through the Caucasian region and into Turkey. In the city of Dogubeyazit the Iranians met the convoy and took over. The three vehicles were then driven by Iranian drivers down to the border post Bazargan, where they entered Iranian territory.

The warheads were brought down to Teheran and parked in the military campus Lavizan. Here they were seen by a soldier who later defected to Israel and told the story to the Israeli intelligence services who at that time were unable to verify the matter further. Various rumours have been circulating ever since. Some stories say two bombs, some say four. The correct number, however, is three.

Long before the downfall of communism in 1989 nuclear technology had been proliferated by the Soviet Union. The Mullah Regime had had connections and cooperation with the Soviet Union since the early days of the Islamic Revolution in 1978/79, but after 1989 hundreds and hundreds of Russian nuclear scientists were hired on by the Iranians who offered exorbitant wages and golden palaces to them in order to secure their loyalty. This has to be seen on the background of Soviet living conditions in those days. No wonder the Iranians could pick and choose as they wished.

I am personally convinced that Iran quickly managed to duplicate the bombs and that their only obstacle was to produce sufficient quantities of enriched uranium or other substances for their bombs. As of today I am convinced that Iran has had the nuclear bomb already for some years and is now only waiting for a good opportunity to wipe Israel off the map.

(Question: Are there another warheads who were sold like this? And to whom?)

But that’s not all:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance Monday at Columbia University, whose president accused the hard-line leader of behaving like “a petty and cruel dictator.”

Ahmadinejad smiled at first but appeared increasingly agitated, decrying the “insults” and “unfriendly treatment.” Columbia President Lee Bollinger and audience members took him to task over Iran’s human-rights record and foreign policy, as well as Ahmadinejad’s statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.

“Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,” Bollinger said, to loud applause.

He said Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust might fool the illiterate and ignorant.

“When you come to a place like this it makes you simply ridiculous,” Bollinger said. “The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history.”

Ahmadinejad rose, also to applause, and after a religious invocation, said Bollinger’s opening was “an insult to information and the knowledge of the audience here.”

“There were insults and claims that were incorrect, regretfully,” Ahmadinejad said, accusing Bollinger of falling under the influence of the hostile U.S. press and politicians. “I should not begin by being affected by this unfriendly treatment.”

During a question and answer session, Ahmadinejad appeared tense and unsmiling, in contrast to more relaxed interviews and appearances earlier in the day.

Ohh, little Ahmi was sad because they haven’t treated him as good as he though, hein?? 😈

Kate has linked to a live-blogging post from Columbia. Read it all. But I’m going to reproduce an excerpt which is very significant of Ahmi’s behaviour:

In response to a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad was initially evasive, instead talking about the death penalty, which, he pointed out, exists in the United States. “People who violate the laws by using guns, creating insecurity selling guns, distributing guns at a high level are sentenced to execution in Iran,” he said. “Very few of these punishments are carried out in the public eye.”Pressed by Dean Coatsworth on the original question about the rights of gay men and lesbians in Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad said: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country.”

The audience booed and hissed loudly. Some laughed, uncomfortably.

“In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon,” Mr. Ahmadinejad continued, undeterred. “I do not know who has told you that we have it. But as for women, maybe you think that maybe being a woman is a crime. It’s not a crime to be a woman. Women are the best creatures created by God. They represent the kindness, the beauty that God instills in them. Women are respected in Iran.”

And this other one, specially striking considering that he has defined himself before as a “university instructor“:

In his most pointed arguments yet, Mr. Ahmadinejad said that science and research had been used in the West as tools of oppression.

😯

But it’s much more shocking the attitude of Daily Kos readers towards Ahmadinejad. What a collection of moonbats!! 😡

Last may I wrote:

16-year-old girls hanged for having pre-marital sex [while stating that hanging is less cruel than being stoned to death…], beating peaceful young protesters in the street and women not-dressed Islamic way, detaining dogs for being Un-Islamic and beating (130 lashes) to a Norvegian-Iranian for drinking two beers, obliging the shop-keepers to saw off the mannequin breasts, etc, etc..

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Así que según Ahmadenijad:

  1. decir “voy a borrar a Israel del mapa” no es tener una actitud ofensiva, es más, es querer tiernamente a Israel. Hay amores que matan… 😈 La cosa se complica porque, al parecer, en 1991, Kazajstán vendió tres cabezas nucleares a Irán, que fueron transportadas por varios contrabandistas, almacenadas en Lavizan. Los iraníes pudieron duplicarlas. Quien lo dice es un traductor y analista para las Fuerzas Especiales del Ejército Danés que estaba destinado a misiones en la zona de Oriente Medio en esa época.
  2. en Irán no hay un solo homosexual, pero luego se les detiene en manada.
  3. a las mujeres se las trata maravillosamente (maravillosamente mal, vamos), incluso se las pega si no se tapan (derecha).
  4. se define como un “instructor universitario” “que discute científicamente con sus alumnos semanalmente”, pero luego dice que “la ciencia y la investigación han sido usadas por Occidente como instrumentos de opresión”. Ejem…

En Irán, como podeis ver en los links de arriba “se ha colgado a chicas de 16 años por tener relaciones sexuales prematriamoniales, mientras se afirma que es mejor colgarlas que no lapidarlas ( 👿 ), se ha pegado a chicos porque estaban manifestándose pacíficamente y a mujeres como la de la imagen porque no iban vestidas a la manera islámica, se ha detenido a perros por no ser islámicos o se han dado 130 latigazos a un hombre de nacionalidad noruego-iraní por beber dos cervezas, se ha obligado a los propietarios de tiendas de moda a tapar los pechos de los maniquíes de los escaparates, etc“.

En fin, un mentiroso compulsivo.

septiembre 23, 2007

Afganistán: Bush vs Zapatero, dos italianos secuestrados, Irán y los búnkeres talibanes

Libertad Digital: Bush exige a Zapatero más presencia en Afganistán si quiere colocar al general Sanz en la OTAN

A dos meses de la votación en Bruselas, sede de la Alianza Atlántica, comienzan a realizarse movimientos encaminados a valorar si realmente el candidato español es el militar idóneo para estar al frente de un comité, al que le corresponde la misión de aprobar los documentos y planes de la OTAN.Según publica este domingo el diario ABC, EEUU, pieza clave en la elección (el comandante supremo para Europa es el general estadounidense John Craddock) no ve con buenos ojos este nombramiento, y no por la personalidad o la valía del general en cuestión, sino por las reticencias que despierta el papel de la España de Zapatero en el orden internacional, tras la sonada espantada en la Guerra de Irak.

Por eso, según afirma el diario de Vocento, los estadounidenses no descartan condicionar su apoyo a Félix Sanz Roldán a “un mayor compromiso” de España en la misión que lleva a cabo la OTAN en este país asiático. Esto se traduce, según fuentes de la Alianza, en más tropas y un papel más activo de las mismas sobre el terreno.

De momento, el Gobierno de Zapatero se ha negado a enviar más tropas. Máxime cuando la zona este donde se encuentran las tropas españolas es cada vez más comprometida y aumenta la inseguridad por la mayor presencia de talibanes, que han llegado procedentes del sur de Afganistán, tras la ofensiva americana que los ha desplazado hacia el norte.

Todo ello juega en contra de Félix Sanz Roldán, cuya candidatura se ha presentado en el peor momento de la misión en Afganistán, la principal que desarrolla la OTAN y que se ha convertido en el mayor desafío y en el que esta organización se juega su prestigio.

Era de esperar…

Al mismo tiempo, dos italianos han sido secuestrados en el oeste de Afganistán, junto con sus dos ayudantes afganos. Estaban realizando tareas de relación con los autoridades civiles afganas. La misión italiana en Herat, está intentando localizarles. El presidente Hamid Karzai ha dicho que en cuanto tengan alguna noticia la hará llegar a Italia.

Irán ha sido otra vez acusado de mandar armas a los talibanes y las tropas inglesas han encontrado algunos búnkers de los Talibán.

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Zapatero wants Spanish General Sanz Roldán to lead NATO, a very surprising wish considering that Spanish PM is not a very good friend of USA, leader of NATO, and the shameful withdrawal from Iraq.

So Bush has asked Zapatero for more support in Afghanistan in exchange of US support to Gral Sanz Roldán. Zapatero’s Government has announced Spain is not sending more troops to the Asian country, as the ones who are already there have a very compromised situation and the insecurity is rising because of the increasing presence of the Talibans there, who are arriving from the South, after US offensive.

A very illogical decision: as there are more Talibans, I am not sending more troops. 😡

From Yahoo:

Two Italian military personnel were believed to have been kidnapped in western Afghanistan, and police Sunday said they were searching for the pair and their two Afghan staff.

At a meeting at the United Nations, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told participants he had information about where the Italians were and would pass the information to Italian authorities, said U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

In northeastern Afghanistan, meanwhile, NATO helicopters fired on a group of suspected insurgents in response to a rocket attack. Four Afghans died and 12 were wounded, the alliance said, and officials were investigating whether the dead and wounded were Afghan police or civilians targeted mistakenly.

The two missing Italians, with their Afghan driver and translator, drove through a police checkpoint in the Shindand district of Herat province on Saturday, and they have not had any contact with anyone since, said Gen. Ali Khan Hassanzada, chief of police criminal investigations in western Afghanistan.

An official from the Italian embassy in Kabul said the Italians last spoke with officials at their base on Saturday night during “routine contact.” The Italian military in Herat was trying to reach them again.

We believe they have been kidnapped together with two Afghans,” the Italian Defense Ministry said. “The personnel were carrying out liaison activities with local civilian authorities.”

Meanwhile, Iran is once again accused of giving weapons to the Taliban (and yet, Ahmi is going to speak to the American people…) and UK troops have uncovered some Taleban bunkers.

The UN Summit…

is going to be unforgettable (but not in the good sense of the word)… because of the collection of idiot moonbats leaders that are going to attend it.

As I wrote yesterday, Ahmadinejad is going to be there. He will also address the “American people” on 60 minutes (I would like to know if gorgeous Ahmi would let Bush address the Iranian people if he went to Iran…):

Those (countries) who assume that decaying methods such as psychological war, political propaganda and the so-called economic sanctions would work and prevent Iran’s fast drive toward progress are mistaken,” said Ahmadinejad.

Those who prevented Iran, at the height of the war from getting even barbed wire must see now that all the equipment on display today has been built by the mighty hands and brains of experts at Iran’s armed forces.”

What a rhetoric!! It is very clear, nonetheless, whatever the world does, the Mullahs want the bomb as they think that is a defense against any possible attack from foreign countries.

But there is more. From the Guardian:

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is poised to deliver a defiant address to the United Nations general assembly this week amid a storm of opposition to his visit to New York and growing international alarm over his country’s nuclear ambitions.

On the eve of his departure from Tehran, the Iranian military yesterday showed off a new long-range ballistic missile called the Ghadr – Farsi for ‘power’.

In a speech marking the event, Ahmadinejad shrugged off US and regional concerns about Iran’s more assertive role, saying: ‘Iran is an influential power in the region and the world should know that this power has always served peace, stability, brotherhood and justice.’

Also Chávez is going to be there, apparenty to discuss biofuels with Fiji PM.

And Evo Morales, Bolivian President. He wants to defend nature and indigenous people’s rights.

But the star above all, the most beloved between all the presidents… who will be there… is…. Spanish PM Zapatero!

Anyway, don’t worry, be happy! The champion of appeasers UNSC Ban Ki Moo, has asked for Greenpeace’s help for “mobilizing public opinion and enable politicians to do the right thing“.

What a world!

(I have been always against UN, and after seeing this… ehhh, more!).

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La reunión en la ONU sobre el cambio climático va a ser inolvidable. Van a estar Ahmadinejad (que se dirigirá al “pueblo americano” en el programa “60 minutos” -¿quién tuvo la idea?- y que va a dar un discurso desafiante en las NNUU, con el cague general por la amenaza atómica…), Chávez, Evo Morales y, por supuesto, Zapatero…

Pero todos tranquilos: Ban Ki-Moon ya ha pedido ayuda a Greenpeace para “mobilizar a la opinión pública y ayudar a que los políticos hagan lo correcto“.

En finnnnnnnnnn….

septiembre 22, 2007

Iran and Israel in bitter clash at U.N. watchdog debate (+)

Filed under: EEUU/USA,In English,Irán/Iran,ONU/UN — Nora @ 7:03 am

Iran and Israel in bitter clash at U.N. watchdog debate | Top News | Reuters.com h/t Kate.

Iran demanded on Friday that U.N. inspectors visit Israel to investigate its nuclear capability while Israel accused Tehran of lying in a bitter debate at an assembly of the U.N. atomic watchdog.The debate was sought by Arab and Islamic states after they shelved a resolution to brand Israel an atomic “threat” in the face of a likely Western maneuver to block a floor vote.

Israel is widely assumed to have the Middle East’s only atomic arsenal, though it has never confirmed or denied this. It is also one of just three states to shun the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with India and Pakistan.

Iran is under U.N. Security Council sanctions for refusing to halt a nuclear energy program feared by major powers to be a covert attempt to build atom bombs. Tehran’s Islamist leaders have called for Israel’s destruction.

Firstly, they have not called Teheran’s leaders ultraconservatives, term which seems to refer to a kind of Azores’ photo with Sarkozy more than to the real nature of these guys. Reuters seems to be improving…

Secondly, who has called for the destruction of the other? Iran or Israel? The problem is not that Iran would have nukes but that Iranian leaders (and specially Ahmadiner-jacket….) have called several times for Israel’s destruction.

The meeting must have been terrible funny. And yet, Ahmi is in NY for the UN meeting and he is going to speak there….

At least, the NYPD has forbidden him to go to Ground Zero, considering the insult this would mean for the dead there on Sep 11.

Ahmadenijad’s Ground Zero Visit

h/t Infidels are Cool 😆

Well, Ahmi is amazed that his visit would be considered as “insulting“:

the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Well, I’m amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?

PELLEY: Well, the American nation–

AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you’re a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.

😯 Ahmadinejad knows better about Americans than Americans themselves!

But the Columbia University has invited him to speak and has already said that they are not going to cancel his speech in the name of freedom of expression. Columbia continues to behave as it did with Nazi Germany, even when the official invited once said that “his country’s students were being sent abroad to serve as “political soldiers of the Reich.”

This is the latest Ahmadeni-jihad rantings about the Zionism:

As you know, an affront to the Prophet of Islam means an affront to all the divine prophets, because the Prophet of Islam is the Seal of the Prophets. […] Therefore, because the Zionists have no religion, I strongly suspect that they are behind [the Swedish cartoon], and that they want to embarrass the Europeans, and make the European governments face a challenge. They want to instigate a war, because war is the essence of their existence. If the world is calm, the people of Europe the Germans… If the world is calm, they will eradicate the Zionists. I’m convinced of this. Do you know how many messages I get from Germans every day? They have an aversion to the Zionists. The Zionists humiliated the German people very much. But the Zionists are in control. The moment the world is calm and people can express their views, you will see that they will drive them out of Europe. The people of Europe themselves will drive them out. The [Zionists] do not want such a thing to happen, and that’s why they instigate new turmoil every day.

And this man is going to be allowed speaking??? About what??? Because I imagine he is not going to speak about Iranian pastry…

At the same time, Spanish Muslims’s website WebIslam has published an article in which they defend the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons, quoting Le Pen. During 2007 and, in particular, when he was candicate to French Presidency, Le Pen defended several times the right of Iran to have a civil nuclear program. Again this same summer’07, in an interview with a Moroccan newspaper, stated: “I don’t know how we can deprive of this right (nuclear right) to a country whose leaders have expressed in a clear language their intention of using nuclear energy peacefully“.

Yeah, very peaceful, specially regarding Israel, country which according to the same website, should dismantle its nuclear arsenal to “diminish the danger of a nuclear confrontation“.

This proves what SC&A has written h/t MNM:

Iran relies on the denialists and psychopaths in free nations for whom blatant antisemitism, Holocaust denial and promises of ‘We will finish what Hitler started,’ are not enough to disqualify those purveyors of hate and bigotry from being portrayed as ‘helpless victims,’ or ‘misunderstood.’ In fact, all that is necessary for these moral degenerates to remain worthy of leftist love is to adopt an anti American, anti Israel and anti Semitic postures and all will be forgiven. The persecution and oppression of their own populations, the denigrations of women and children and the support of terror can all be overlooked and forgiven as long as the hate is ‘correctly’ focused.

When all is said and done, that is why the left cares little for the Darfurese. As long as the Bashir government and Arab Janjaweed are sufficiently anti American and anti democracy, the butcher, rape and slaughter can continue. The two million dead in Sudan over the last two decades are irrelevant.

And ‘Jad update: The New York Times editorial board will host Ahmadinejad for lunch at the Four Seasons hotel on Monday. h/t Fausta. (this board of NYT is full of badulaques/mentecatos…) (+) Apparently this is a joke. What’s not a joke is that:

National Press Club to host Ahmadinejad at videoconference luncheon

Hein??? (tx for the correction Kate…Wave)

More on Ahmadinejad’s visit in The Lighthouse.

NOTE: Fausta does in that post, speaking about her last BlogTopRadio show, a magnificent roundup, specially considering the news about France2’s interview with Ms Bakhtiar. Who is this lady?:

Ms Bakhtiar (Minister of Pakistan) went skydiving in France last April and has a fatwa on her head because she hugged her male skydiving instructor. Following the scandal, she offered to resign but the Pakistani Prime Minister refused her resignation.

[…] Mrs. Bakhtiar is unveiled, her daughter is unveiled, her two sons are proud of their mom, and her husband in firmly on her side.

Related news:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has urged Israel to exercise restraint after the Jewish State declared the Gaza Strip as an “enemy entity” and said it would cut off its fuel and power supplies. Arbour said this would place an “unbearable burden” on 1.5 million people. She also reminded Israel of its obligations under international human rights laws not to use disproportionate means or resort to collective punishment. Israel has also sealed off the Gaza Strip and the West Bank for the Jewish holy day of Atonement. Total closures are routinely imposed for Israeli public holidays and the lockdown is due to be lifted at midnight Saturday.

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