In a move which Israeli officials say would allow the massive settlement of Ofra to grow even further, they informed the High Court that they intend to retroactively legalize all homes within the settlement, including those built illegally on privately held Palestinian land.
In 2005 the Israeli government announced that it would only approve construction in settlements if it came within legally defined jurisdictions for those settlements. It seems now, however, that those that don’t will simply be redefined.
It is also expected to spark more lawsuits by the actual owners of the land, as one lawyer representing the Palestinian families said it showed that the settlers only ever purchased a small portion of the land they have taken, and the rest was “just looted from their owners.”
7 thoughts on “Israel to Retroactively Legalize Settlements on Private Palestinian Land”
Lovely! Now, that's peace the world can believe in.
Not to worry, Israel won't last that much longer. The only question is: how bloody will it's demise be?
put them in the south and west so they can be with their Christian Zionist buddies…maybe we get lucky and they kill each other off.
Just wait when the US congress invites Isreal to start settlements in America. Then watch them grow.
This will be the cause of a new war. Outright theft of land. Can the Israelis do anything else besides poke the hornet's nest?
Wonder why the world should crib! If the zionists could have the world recognize its usurping of ancestral Palestinian land on some mythical claims of of a “chosen” race, what’s a few more settlements!
In “legalizing” the settlements retroactively, you have to wonder if Nutty’s lot and their genuflecting maniacs in the US Congress might not end up delegitimizing the very colony they call Israel today, do you? That would be the self-fulfilling prophecy of existential threat the zionist never fails to remind us of.
When Theodor Herz'l penned his ideas on forming the Zionist movement, either he was ignorant of biblical scripture or he was planning on twisting it to give teeth to his political/scriptural movement. Regardless, the Zionist are laying the ground work for Armaggedon. It appears devout Zionist are willing to die for the forming of their version of Israel, that is adding Samaria and Judea (the West Bank) to the land they currently have. They are acting in ways far removed from anything God would condone. Sept. 23rd is going to cut lines in the sand with the Palestinians petitioning for statehood based on the 67 war and the Zionists taking occupied land.
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