Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Jerusalem Peace & Security

Palestinian groups challenge Israel's West Bank settlement law -
UPI reports: "Palestinian groups said Wednesday they will challenge a new law authorizing the seizure of West Bank territory to build settlements in Israel's courts. The Israeli Knesset passed the Settlements Bill on Monday. The legislation allows the construction of 4,000 new homes for Israelis on privately owned Palestinian property in the West Bank, with compensation to the landowners. It also retroactively legalizes 50 outposts already built in the West Bank. The bill allows seizure of Palestinian territory for the construction of Israeli settlements, a breach of international law."

Comment: This is a slow moving storm, but  a storm nonetheless. 

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