Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas vetoed the appointment of a man on Israel’s most wanted list to supervise the ministry that oversees the security services. Popular Resistance Committees head Jamal Abu Samhadana’s appointment was seen as challenge to Abbas, a relative moderate who is seeking to retain control of the Palestinian security apparatus in the wake of Hamas’ recent sweep of legislative elections.
An Israel Supreme Court justice rejected the appeal of a soccer fan convicted of inciting hatred against Arabs at a game. Edmond Levi made the ruling in the case of Shmuel Tahan, a Betar Jerusalem fan who was convicted of incitement against Arabs at a soccer game in Jerusalem four years ago, the Jerusalem Post reported.
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