AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

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Friday, April 16, 2010

ISRAELI ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST BANK: EHUD BARAK WANTS SIX MONTHS FOR… WHAT?

Last Wednesday the Israeli Supreme Court sat to rule on the status of illegal Israeli settlements at Hayovel and Horsha in the West Bank. Despite the structures being illegal, each of the families received some NIS 77,000 from the state of Israel when they settled the sites.

That’s disturbing enough in itself, but what’s really interesting is the fact that Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has asked the court for a six months adjournment before telling the court when the settlements will be razed as per the court’s orders. One wonders what’s likely to happen over the next six months that is likely to change the circumstances that dictate the future of these illegal, not to mention immoral, settlements. Will the status of the West Bank change over the next six months? If so, how?

Now that’s a worry!

2 comments:

Bob Wall said...

G'day Damian, then there is this.

JERUSALEM, April 13, 2010 (WAFA)- Al-Maqdese appealed on all concerned parties to take immediate action immediately to fight the new dangerous Israeli military order number (1650), which classifies Palestinians who live in the West Bank without “valid permits” as infiltrators or illegal residents.

The military order issued by the Israeli Military Supreme Leadership on October 13, 2009, has become valid on Tuesday April 13, 2010. According to it, everyone who lives in the West Bank “illegally” is subjected to face a criminal offence, which exposes them to deportation or to an arrest for 7 years besides paying NIS 7,500 fees after being criminally prosecuted.

Accordingly, tens of thousands of Palestinians will be deported and arrested as this resolution considers them as infiltrators to “Israeli lands”. Also, they will only be treated according to the military regulations especially Palestinians born in Gaza Strip
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No end to Israel's perfidy.

Hanz said...

It shocks me just how Israel can get away with all this and has been getting away with it for so long.
I read about the residency order Bob mentions and it seems a blatant attempt to clear the West Bank for israeli expansion. It's unbelievable.