In a move that seems determined to fuel more international backlash against them, the Israeli government is preparing to seize a large plot of Palestinian farmland near Jericho, allowing nearby settlements to access the land for themselves.
The 380 acres of farmland is in territory which was intended to be part of an eventual Palestinian state, but settlers objected to this, as they’ve been illegally farming the outskirts of the land for years. Since it is in Israeli military administered land, the Palestinian owners weren’t allowed to use it at any rate.
The government seizure, then, is the latest in a long line of retroactive legalization of illegal moves by settlers to appropriate privately owned Palestinian land. The argument will likely center on them using “abandoned” land after the military barred the Palestinians from it.
Israeli settlement expansions and territory seizures like this are illegal under international law, though the Israeli government insists they have a religious obligation to seize the territory, and usual react with fury when criticized for such moves.
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The colonialists need “lebenraum”. Sound familiar?
The Israelis, one day, will carry what they have stolen on their backs.
This is the worst and most interesting thing that is happening in the world right now.
Israel is the worst group of people in the world for doing this.
This kind of theft is nothing new. The Zionists are using the ongoing
carnage and destruction happening in Iraq and Syria as an opportunity
to grab more land from the Palestinians.
“Greater Israel” remains the goal. Mr Falk, “professor emeritus in international law at Princeton University, said Israeli policies were designed to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from the occupied territories, and especially East Jerusalem, the expected capital of any Palestinian state.” — http://www.twf.org/News/Y2013/1105-GreaterIsrael.html
So what is wrong with that, did not our Founding Father slave owners do that to the American Indians?
We must have blind faith in democracy, for is not the 51% most wealthy the best ones to save us from doing invasions for plunder?
KEY TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION — EXPOSE THE ROOT CAUSE
Surely, for if you get at the root cause, reach agreement on
that in fact is the root cause, then the solution becomes self-evident.
For example, as neither Russia or China is trading war materials for Middle-East oil, as only Western powers are doing such a corruption, if all the world were to reach agreement that such greed was the root cause of terrorism — Bingo — no more terrorism.
And the entire world’s governments protest vehemently!!
Oooooo. Ahhhhhhhh oooooooooooo ahhhhhhhh ooooooo
TAKE THAT, Blue Meanies!
Wheeeew, that was rough one..
Zionism is Colonialism and has no historical lineage with Judaism or Palestine. What exists in Israel today is outright blatant thievery, subjugation, and premeditated murder all of which is endorsed by the Zionist government, and the illegal/illegitimate settlers.
The EU is making some inroads to penalize the illegal settlements, but more must be done. An outright boycott of ALL trade with Israel especially by the EU block is now the only hope.
Zionists do not respect the rule of law, human rights, or equal rights. All they know and care about is impunity, racism, and ultra violence against the real owners of the land.
You left out the reason for why the West had them invade Palestine, for they know how to terrorize the Middle-East into trading oil for Western war materials.
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