Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has issued a new report detailing the government’s dramatic escalation in the number of Palestinian home demolitions in the Jordan Valley, part of the eastern West Bank.
According to the report, the Israeli government has demolished 103 homes there so far this year, after 86 were demolished in all of 2010 and only 28 in 2009. The moves in the first six months of this year have left more than 700 Palestinians homeless.
The area, as with the rest of the West Bank, was occupied by Israel in 1967. Since then, the Israeli government has been repeatedly criticized for forced evictions and harsh military restrictions over Palestinian movement.
B’Tselem warned that the current policy of escalating demolitions amounted to a “de facto annexation of the Jordan Valley.” The Netanyahu government has ruled out allowing the Jordan Valley to be part of an independent Palestinian state, and insists rather that it is part of Israel’s “border with Jordan.”
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' IF SOMEBODY WAS SENDING ROCKETS INTO MY HOUSE, WHERE MY TWO DAUGHTERS SLEEP AT NIGHT, I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO STOP THAT…. AND I WOULD EXPECT ISRAEL TO DO THE SAME THING" THIS IS WHAT OBAMA SAID WHILE HE WAS VISITING ISRAEL. NOW THE QUESTION IS WHAT WILL BE HIS COMMENTS FOR THE PALESTINIANS TO DO WHILE THEY HAVE FOUND THEIR HOMES HAVE BEEN SNATCHED?? THE WORLD, I AM VERY SURE WANTS TO KNOW IT FROM OBAMA NOW.
There should be no question about whose land it is. God gave them a very large portion that goes from theEuphrates down to Egypts border. Why should they give anything back? No one else would. Gaza, in the far past belongs to Israel through conquest. They are a conquered people who are very lucky to exist and only do so because Israel disobeyed God and didnt wipe them out like he told them to. Now they are a thorn in their side. As for our sendig and giving Israel money. Dont touch Israel. They are the apple of Gods eye and you will be sorry if you dis them
you help them you get blessed. You dis them, God will crush you
This is Neo-Fascism or if you (Israeli Government) offended by the wording.., this is the Neo Fascism with a apartheid concept in your daily politics toward Palestinians, there is no democracy in your view not even in your visions for Israel.., Mr. Obama you want peace boycott Israel.., UN you want peace boycott Israel.., China, India, EU and Russia you want peace boycott Israel.
where's NATO to start a humanitarian bombing when you really need them? heh.
THis is america who is doing that and can,t stop Israelis but destroy and kill Irakis, afghanis and Pakistanis? America has become a terrorist state.
If Israel's not careful, a lot more people in the world will start believing the worth of Ahmadinejad's mistranslated words regarding Israel. In my own opinion, if someone wants to know the #1 source of unrest in the Middle East- which affects the world- I will without hesitation point directly at Israel first and second at the US for its slavish devotion to that ill-conceived homunculus.
Tel Aviv needs to be shaken up…. considerably- and we should all hope they get the message before millions of innocents in Israel and elsewhere pay the price for their government's arrogance.
As for the US, I very much believe in our Constitution and our system of governing, but as for the politicians we have running it (with VERY few exceptions) I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for the lot of them. For the majority of that den of jackals, they need to go ahead and get Israeli visas and emigrate to the country that is their first love- it certainly isn't America where their loyalties reside.
How soon will Israel build ovens in the Gaza concentration camp? – or – will it just insure that all of the Palestinians starve to death?
And after Israel steals all of the West Bank and Gaza lands – what lands will they steal next?
Reincarnation must be a fact as we can see that Hitler has come back as Netanyahu!
Ah – 'The Master Race' – 'God's chosen people'? – or – prhaps people from Satan?
Sadly – the American Congress is filled with TRAITORS who support the criminals in Israel.
As for AIPAC – ALL members of AIPAC need to be sent on leaky boats on a one way sail to Israel.
The greates danger to world peace is Israel and its 'master race'.
This is why Rachel Corrie stood her ground before that giant bulldozer. She was standing firm for her conscience, for the conscience of all Jews, and for the defense of innocent and helpless victims of genocide. Her sacrifice should have awakened all Israelis and Jews to the evil path that will surely lead to self-destruction in the end.
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