500,000 Israelis live illegally on Palestinian occupied lands

Israelis damage Palestinians vehicles, say police

Israeli settlers have damaged five vehicles of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) overnight, a police spokeswoman says. 

“Five vehicles were vandalized close to the Old City at the entrance to the Silwan neighborhood, and the slogan ‘price tag’ written on a wall nearby,” said spokeswoman Luba Samri on Tuesday.

Israeli extremists regularly carry out “Price tag” attacks, targeting Palestinian properties, cars, mosques and olive trees. The perpetrators are rarely caught by Israeli security forces.

On Monday, four Israelis were reportedly arrested for being involved in the smashing of tombstones in the Greek Orthodox cemetery.

Reports also said that two Israeli teens damaged eight Palestinian-owned cars on Sunday in the Shimon Hatzaddik neighborhood in Al-Quds.

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories has created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.

The United Nations and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on occupied lands.


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3 Responses to “500,000 Israelis live illegally on Palestinian occupied lands”

  1. salty says:

    Terror boss Netanyahu reaffirms support for Jewish squatter colonies on stolen Palestinian land

    24th January 2016.

    Whatever delusions you may have harboured about the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now is the time to shed them.

    On 24 January Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his support for Jewish squatter colonies in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, the Associated Press news agency reported.

    His statement of support comes just days after dozens of Jewish squatters armed with crowbars descended on two homes in the old city of Hebron.

    Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu expressed his full support for squatter colonies, describing the squatters’ actions in Hebron as a “courageous stand”.

    “The government supports settlement at any time, especially now when it is under terrorist assault and is taking a courageous and determined stand in the face of terrorist attacks,” Netanyahu said.


  2. salty says:

    Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

    8th February 2016.


    “The politics of deflection” – shoot the messenger, ignore the message – exposed

    With obvious relish, Richard Falk, a former professor of international law at Princeton and United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his naivety.

    It follows Israel’s furious reaction to Ban’s remark to the Security Council that “Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process”.

    The usually timid Ban, suddenly emboldened, also called Israel’s illegal settlement building “an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community”.

    He added: “Security measures alone will not stop the violence. They cannot address the profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians – especially young people.”

    Whereupon Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, fresh from approving another 150 squatter homes on stolen Palestinian land, accused the secretary-general of giving a “tailwind to terror”.

    Falk penned an open letter to Ban, reminding him of his earlier attempts to get Falk dismissed from his UN job for speaking the same truths.

    Having read of the vicious attacks on you for venturing some moderate, incontestable criticisms of Israel’s behaviour, I understand well the discomfort you clearly feel.

    What intrigues and appals me is that while I was special rapporteur for occupied Palestine during the period 2008-14, you chose to attack me personally in public on several

  3. salty says:

    Parents in occupied West Bank won’t let their children out to play, fearing lethal force

    March 14, 2016.



    Sadiq Khan stands with Israel

    On 5 May 2016, Londoners will select their next mayor.

    Their choice is between Zac Goldsmith, a Jewish millionaire, married to a Rothschild, and Sadiq Khan.



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