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Settlements

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The cruelty of youthsSeth Freedman - The Guardian - "As long as the settlers are allowed to run riot, all the empty words of Ehud Olmert and co about dismantling outposts and appeasing their neighbours aren`t worth the time of day. The settlers of Hebron need to be called to heel in the firmest of manners before anyone should believe that Israel is really serious about doing right by the Palestinians." 17/1/2008
Video Tape of the “Purchase” of Beit Hameriva – We Don’t Buy It!Hagit Ofran - Peace Now -"... it is worth noting that even if the purchase of the house had been completed legally and financially, the decision to establish a new settlement in the heart of Hebron is not in the hands of extremist settlers, it is in the hands of the Israeli Government. The Minister of Defense has already informed that he does not approve the establishement of a new settlement in the house in Hebron, and therefore, the settlers should be evacuated." 17/1/2008
Israeli Police and Military Remain Passive in the Face of Settler Harassment of PalestiniansCPTHebron - Press release - "For five days the Israeli police and military present in the area prevented Palestinians from using the road adjacent to the occupied land, forcing them to take a detour through muddy ground. Throughout this time, the Israeli forces stood by and watched when young settlers verbally harassed and threw stones at passing Palestinians. Christian Peacemaker Team members (CPTers) and international human rights workers interceded to help Palestinians, some elderly and some with young children, to pass through the area. "16/1/2008
The sword is mightierSeth Freedman - The Guardian - "As we continued along the route of the patrol, we came across a gaggle of teenagers surrounding a dishevelled-looking man sitting askew in a wheelchair. His T-shirt badly ripped from shoulder to shoulder and covered in bloodstains, he shook as he turned plaintively to Mortens and Sibyll and pleaded for their help. "The army did this," he began. "They beat me, and there are 15 of them still in my house now - you`ve got to go and do something." 15/1/2008
Olmert scorches `rogue` settlers - but demands Palestinian compliance firstDaily Star staff-Daily Star-" "I really hope that Mr. Olmert will honor his commitment as far as a settlement freeze and dismantling of settlement outposts and other obligations because what we need now is deeds and not words," Erekat said."14/1/2008
`Major settlement building won`t stop`ETGAR LEFKOVITS- Jerusalem Post-"The official added that Israel was determined to continue building in Jerusalem, and that there was no change in its position on the issue despite the rare criticism by America`s top diplomat...Rice`s definition of Har Homa as a settlement and her repeated criticism of the expansion plan on the eve of US President George W. Bush`s trip to Israel set off alarm bells in Jerusalem "11/1/2008
An American President and the outposts of Zion Ben White - The Electronic Intifada - "The language of illegality with regards to the outposts serves as a deliberate distraction from the main colony blocs, many of which began life as mere "outposts." The contrast in scale with these large-scale settlements, illegal under international law, is something that even The New York Times, in the aforementioned article, alludes to: "... the population of the outposts Israel considers illegal is tiny compared with the 65,000 or so Israelis living in the settlements beyond the barrier, let alone the 465,000 Israelis living beyond the country`s 1967 boundaries in settlements and in East Jerusalem." 10/1/2008
Rice: US entirely opposed to Har HomaHILARY LEILA KRIEGER, HERB KEINON AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH - J-lem Post - ""The United States doesn`t make a distinction" between settlement activity in east Jerusalem and the West Bank and that Israel`s road map obligations, which include a building freeze, relate to "settlement activity generally."" 9/1/2008
Settlements contradict the essence of peacemaking Ghassan Khatib - Bitterlemons - "The policy of establishing and expanding settlements may well be the only constant in Israeli practices on occupied Palestinian territory since 1967. Yet it is possible to discern several distinct phases in this policy depending on the party in power in Israel. " 3/1/2008
Will Israeli settlement activities stop?Rami Almeghari - IMEMC - "Currently, there are 440,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements. The settlements cost the Israeli government about $556m each year." 2/1/2008
When you can`t choose your neighbors Fadi Abu Sada - bitterlemons.org - `The settlement issue should be fairly straightforward to resolve, compared to other issues such as water, borders and refugees. Yet, the establishment of settlements ended the hope of Oslo and could well end hopes for this round of negotiations.` 1/1/2008
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