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Former Israel PM Olmert warns against continued attacks on Palestinians

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert speaks to the press at the District Court in Jerusalem on 10 July 2012 [GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages]
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert speaks to the press at the District Court in Jerusalem on 10 July 2012 [GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages]

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has asserted that the continued targeting of Palestinians leaves the latter with no choice but an uprising, adding that the situation is on the brink of a breakdown.

In an article he penned for Israeli newspaper Maariv, Olmert wrote that continuously attacking Palestinians and deliberately and excessively inflicting harm on them pushes them towards an uprising.

He referenced the current situation in Jerusalem, noting that it is on the verge of collapsing and could quickly escalate.

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