Israel appropriates land in West Bank: newspaper

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westernshame wrote:

so i guess it’s time to sanction some rich jews…….nah, didn’t think so

Apr 13, 2014 9:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

westernshame:
Is this some kind of a Mein Kampf writing contest? You see something you don’t like about the Israeli government mistreating Palestinians, and your reaction is about “rich jews.”

Apr 13, 2014 10:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blu_horizon wrote:

Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements located in the Judaean Mountains directly south of Jerusalem. It includes four Jewish agricultural villages that were founded in 1940-1947 on property purchased in the 1920s and 1930s, and destroyed by the Arab Legion before the outbreak of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

I guess the author forgot to mention this in his anxiousness to blame Israel, did not mention that the land ownership predates the creation of Israel and that the land was legally purchased from Arabs who got a very good price for it, thinking it was worthless.

Apr 13, 2014 11:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blu_horizon wrote:

Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements located in the Judaean Mountains directly south of Jerusalem. It includes four Jewish agricultural villages that were founded in 1940-1947 on property purchased in the 1920s and 1930s, and destroyed by the Arab Legion before the outbreak of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

I guess the author forgot to mention this in his anxiousness to blame Israel, did not mention that the land ownership predates the creation of Israel and that the land was legally purchased from Arabs who got a very good price for it, thinking it was worthless.

Apr 13, 2014 11:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

The talks can only continue IF they are very time-limited and, IF a negotiated settlement is not realized, THEN Israel accepts arbitration based on international law.

It must be very clear that the talks would be within the framework of international law. If Israel does not halt settlement activity unilaterally, then the courts must issue an injunction against further settlement activity.

Apr 13, 2014 11:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

blu_horizon
IF what you say is true, then those individuals who legally own the land should be able to keep it within the State of Palestine. The State of Israel has no right to appropriate the land.

Apr 13, 2014 11:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rybo1 wrote:

“Appropriate” is a softer word, to replace blatant stealing, which they have been doing for six decades.

Apr 13, 2014 12:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
blu_horizon wrote:

This article is just another bit of phony propaganda designed to vilify Israel. The facts do not match the tragic tale told here. That is a common attic of the Palestinians to justify their cause.

Apr 14, 2014 11:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blu_horizon wrote:

This article is just another bit of phony propaganda designed to vilify Israel. The facts do not match the tragic tale told here. That is a common attic of the Palestinians to justify their cause.

Apr 14, 2014 11:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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