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UN Chief 'Alarmed' by Israel's State Land Designation
inn ^ | 9/1/14 | Elad Benari

Posted on 09/01/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by Nachum

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned Israel’s decision to declare 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea as state land, AFP reports.

Ban’s spokesman said that the UN chief is "alarmed" by the Israeli plans and feared they could lead to more “settlement activity”.

"The Secretary General is alarmed by yesterday's announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called 'state land' nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank," the spokesman said, according to AFP.

"The seizure of such a large swath of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -- as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions -- is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution,” Ban’s spokesman said.

"The Secretary General calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law and the Quartet Road Map."

Sunday’s decision is one of Israel's responses to the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha'ar. The three were kidnapped in Gush Etzion and their bodies were found several weeks later in a field near Hevron.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas issued a condemnation of Israel’s decision, which opens the possibility of further construction in the region.

Speaking Sunday evening, Abbas spokesperson Nabil Abu-Rudeineh said that the decision would “bring about a further deterioration” in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alarmed; chief; israels; un
Alarmed by ISIS... not so much.
1 posted on 09/01/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I am alarmed that this moon idiot hasn’t returned to his crummy country of origin in disgrace.


2 posted on 09/01/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum

They don’t seemed alarmed by imminent domain and state and federal land grabs for private development.


3 posted on 09/01/2014 3:31:26 PM PDT by rey
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To: Nachum

No kidding. We have ISIS, Russia invading Ukraine, Iran going nuclear and the Nork moonbats developing bigger missiles. But the biggest problem in the world is what some Jews are doing with 1,000 acres???


4 posted on 09/01/2014 3:33:17 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

The threat of nations surrounding Israel who want to push all the population into the Med Sea are no problem though.
Did the UN express outrage that HAMAS uses women and chidlren as bunker gunny sacks?
These people are complete idiots
Freegards
LEX


5 posted on 09/01/2014 3:33:54 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Nachum

Yes, because it’s very alarming to build houses on land that has no conflicting claim of ownership* by any person other than the State of Israel (who was granted it by the private owners due to private sale and then bequest decades ago).

* Undoubtedly claims will be made now, even though it is completely empty.


6 posted on 09/01/2014 3:34:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Nachum

Israel already gave land for peace and got none. It’s time to take land back everytime there is terror.


7 posted on 09/01/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Nachum
I may have missed it, but does this half moon bat ever condemn Hamas?
8 posted on 09/01/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Nachum

Israel’s leaders have come to the conclusion that whatever they do, the will be condemned. Hamas indiscriminately fired thousands of rockets and mortars into Israel. The world did not criticize Hamas but instead roundly condemned Israel for what by historic reference was a very measured response. What country would allow two million of its enemies to live in an adjacent self governing militarized enclave, and allow them to remain as such after being attacked? Israel is also witnessing a bizarre theocratic Iranian dictatorship which funds Hamas, Hezbollah, makes repeated apocalyptic threats seek nuclear weapons. The world does not condemn them, gives them international status by negotiating with them and is about to sign an agreement that essentially leaves their nuclear infrastructure intact and functioning. Israel has come to the conclusion that regardless of world opinion, they will proceed with policies that they deem in their best interests. Israel made a huge strategic mistake when they allowed the establishment of militarized self governing Gaza. Unfortunately a country that has been heretofore dependent on the good will of its patrons for survival may be making another strategic blunder.


9 posted on 09/01/2014 3:44:33 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Nachum
Who had possession of those 1000 acres before Israel's announcement? I don't mean which country claims the land. I'm curious as to who had title to that specific land.

Was it owned by the Palestinian Authority? By many different Palestinian families? By many different Israeli families?p>

10 posted on 09/01/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

Land for peace. Kill our people, forfeit land.


11 posted on 09/01/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT by marron
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To: Nachum

By the way, do you suppose Crimea is more or less than 1000 acres?


12 posted on 09/01/2014 3:53:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: allendale

The danger for Israel is that if they make it hard for continued support in the Congress, Obama will be free to truly exact a terrible price.

Think of the ring of fire laid around Israel, encouraged by the administration. Yes, Israel should annex the land, but there will be an attempt by the administration to cut them off in any way they can think of.


13 posted on 09/01/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

And he’s not alarmed by the seizure of Ukraine by Russia.


14 posted on 09/01/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Nachum

The United Nazis can ( and no doubt will) go to Hell.


15 posted on 09/01/2014 4:06:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..) n)
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To: Nachum

16 posted on 09/01/2014 4:27:38 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Nachum

“The Secretary General is alarmed by yesterday’s announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called ‘state land’ nearly 1,000 acres of land in the ... West Bank,”...
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I have a MAJOR problem with this action on about 1,000 acres in the West Bank.

It should be closer to 100,000 new acres open to immediate “settlement”. 1,000 acres is clearly inadequate.


17 posted on 09/01/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Nachum

Greenfield: The Deadly Israeli House Strikes Again

One of Dan/Knish’s best ever essays. A must read on this subject.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3199408/posts


18 posted on 09/01/2014 4:41:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep, a good one.


19 posted on 09/01/2014 4:42:55 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: hal ogen

Kahk A Moon should consider having unlawful carnal relations with himself or a fiend in TROP, IMHO..


20 posted on 09/01/2014 4:55:29 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum

When the arabs do it, it is poverty fighting economic development, when Israelies or the West does it, it is settlements. Same with China in Zimbabwe.


21 posted on 09/01/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Nachum

Fracking UN troops on Golan heights begged Israeli troops to defend them.... After stabbing them in the back in South Lebanon.


22 posted on 09/01/2014 5:43:29 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Nachum

He is going to be apoplectic when he sees how much land God gives back to Isreal.


23 posted on 09/01/2014 6:08:01 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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