Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Jerusalem Peace & Security

Yahoo News - Israel settler law angers world powers, but US silent
Yahoo News reports: "Israel faced mounting international criticism Tuesday over a new law allowing the appropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settler outposts, but the United States remained notably silent. The United Nations, Britain, France and Israel's neighbour Jordan were among those coming out against the legislation passed in parliament late Monday. [...] The law legalises dozens of wildcat outposts and thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank, and prompted a Palestinian call for the international community to punish Israel."

Demolition of Jewish outpost at Amona, West Bank begins - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Israel's Defense Ministry began the demolition of the West Bank outpost of Amona, four days after police evacuated 42 families. The razing of the community Monday came after years of legal dispute. The Israeli Supreme Court determined the Israelis illegally constructed on proven in court to be owned by Palestinians. It was one of dozens of Jewish outposts in the West Bank. "

Comment: Israel continues to build in Israel. Cue the outrage. Note, however, the second report that reveals that Israel is removing illegal settlements at the same time.  I wonder which development will get covered more in the international news media?

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