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Palestine Government Condemns Authorization of Bethlehem Settlements & 112 New Israeli Homes

World  (tags: israel, israel settlements, occupation, Palestine, West Bank, International Lawethics, HumanRights )

- 3268 days ago -
Palestinian government in Ramallah condemned Israel's authorization on Monday of dozens of new housing units for a settlement near Bethlehem just hours before US envoy George Mitchell arrived in the region. The Israeli government will allow the building o


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Simon Wood (207)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 3:19 am
The settlements that already house 500,000 Israelis on Israeli-occupied Palestine are AGAINST THE 4TH GENEVA CONVENTION!!! And Israel is building MORE!!!???

Cheryl B (375)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 3:38 am
they have planned fro another 50,000. so far

Past Member (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 8:50 am
where are all of the pro-Israel people now? This is what will happen: Israel is building houses on illegal land for them and not allowing Palestinians to live there. Palestinians will fight soldiers in the area. Israel will kill thousands more of Palistinians. Rockets will be fired from the Arab countries and then the US will have to intervene and then a terrorist attack will go against the US for going into Arab lands. IIsrael, fight your own fights. If you get bombed and the rightful owners of the land take it, then deal with it.

Terry B (649)
Friday March 12, 2010, 2:15 pm
Nice bit of propaganda as usual considering the source. The 112 units in question as being "near Bethlehem" are actually withing the Jerusalem City Limits, and therefore in Israel, not the so-called wset bank.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 8:30 am
So, what does the location have to do with it if they article was incorrect? Does this make the whole story null and void and give the country right to knock down existing homes for Jewish people to live?

Cheryl B (375)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 9:17 am
Israel has given the green light for the construction of 112 new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank despite a moratorium on the expansion of settlements.

Israeli Environment Minister Gilad Erdan has declared that the new homes will be constructed in the Beitar Ilit settlement near Bethlehem, AFP reported.§ionid=351020202

Cheryl B (375)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 9:58 am
Beitar Illit (Hebrew: בֵּיתָר עִלִּית‎; officially also spelled Betar Illit; "Illit" is pronounced "ee-leet") is an Israeli settlement and city west of Gush Etzion in the Judean Mountains of the West Bank.[2]Located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Jerusalem.

It's occupied Palestine, and its ILLEGAL and AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW. It says NEAR Bethlehem, spew your lying propoganda somewhere else Terry, Canadian JIDF?

Terry B (649)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 1:15 pm
Tut, tut, Cheryl, temper, temper. Personal insults are a violation of Care2 guidelines.
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