1 Gilo: 850 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Nov 2009
2 Pisgat Zeev: 600 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Jan 2010
3 Sheikh Jarrah: Several Palestinian families evicted in past 18 months to make way for Jewish settlers after court ruled in ownership dispute
4 Ramat Shlomo: 1,600 homes approved for publication and planning objections in Mar 2010
5 Silwan: Demolition orders on 88 Palestinian homes built without difficult-to-get permits - Israel planning controversial renewal project
6. West Bank barrier: Making Palestinian movement between West Bank and Jerusalem harder - Israel says it's for security
Actual list is much longer, this is the tip of an iceberg
When Israel finally takes back all of their land, this will become a moot point, but you can continue to cry over spilled milk, since it seems to bring you such pleasure. The facts on the ground continue to drive the political landscape. Too bad the Palestinians choose to wait for a "better" deal.
1. Israel already has sovereignty over these lands. There is no international law that requires one to share what one already owns.
2. If there was a dispute over the sovereignty of territory it can be solved only by treaty which establishes borders between nations.
3. There is no international law which prevents Canadians, as an example, from buying territory and building houses in Florida, even if that means a large number of Canadians have homes in Florida. Nor is there a law which prevents Hindus from buying property in London (although there are laws which prevent the discrimination against selling to Hindus).
Al-Zarnoog and Bet El- A Tale of two settlements . . . In the beginning of the twentieth century, a group of Zionist Jews acquired a parcel of land measuring around 160 acres (65 hectares) in the Negev, in the area of Moshav Nabatim, between Beersheba and Dimona…writes Ari Briggs. It was registered in the names of the purchasers in the Land Registry of the British Mandate, and after the establishment of the State, in the Israel Land Registry (Tabu). Over time, their successors’ names were also registered. However, even though the land was fully registered in the names of the legal owners in the land registry, the Bedouin of the Abu Kwider tribe took control of the land and established an illegal settlement called Al-Zarnoog. At various times the many landowners wrote to local authorities yet their pleas for help were ignored. Today this illegal settlement contains more than 350 solid structures, mostly homes, all of which were built illegally, on land privately owned by Jews. There is no need to mention that throughout the years the authorities did not act to prevent the establishment of the settlement and definitely did not move to destroy its illegal buildings. . . . full article: www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/al-za...
Raise your hand if you suport the demolition of all illegal settlements?