Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Israel Metastasizes in West Bank Again

Israel has supposedly legalized three more illegal settlements in the Palestinian West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority strongly condemned the decision.

"Every single settlement built on Palestinian land is illegal", Chief Negotiator, Saeb Erekat, told the BBC.

The Israeli government had told the Supreme Court that it would regulate the status of the three outposts, which have a total of about 830 residents.

On Sunday, Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, formed a new committee, made up of four ministers, to look into the sites.

The statement said the "three communities... were established in the 1990s following the decisions of past governments".

Israel, with our tacit blessing, is the only country in the world allowed to steal its neighbour's lands and they do it again and again and again and they're not finished either.   It's probably no coincidence that the lands Israel is taking by force of arms sit atop a Palestinian aquifer Israel deems essential to its needs.  It's not just the land they're stealing, it's the water too and, in that region, water is gold.  Jackboots.

1 comment:

Altavistagoogle said...

I thing there are many Canadian aboriginals who would argue about the legitimacy of Canada in "their" land. Dito Tibet, Baskeland, Quebec, Nova-Scotia, Galicia, Crete, Catalan, Greenland, Norway, Texas, Kurdistan, Greater Armenia, Chechnya, etc, etc, etc.

Doesn't make it right. But to say they are the only ones is silly (taking back land that was clearly stolen from Germany was how World War 2 started).