Livni calls settler vandalism in Yasuf 'a despicable act of provocation'

Livni Settler vandalism

"While a human rights march goes on in Tel Aviv, in Samaria extremist elements set fire to a mosque in a severe, despicable act of provocation," said Kadima and opposition leader Tzipi Livni during a speech in Herzliya on Friday afternoon. "We must turn to introspection and contend with what is happening within Israeli society," she said, stressing that the perpetrators must be caught and brought to justice. During her speech, Livni also alluded to ongoing negotiations to secure the release of captured IDF soldier St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit, saying that "Hamas is an extremist terrorist organization … no dialogue should be conducted with it, except on the issue of Schalit."