Skip to comments.Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes
Posted on 01/24/2017 8:09:57 AM PST by Olog-hai
Israel said Tuesday it approved 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank, signaling a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose election has emboldened the settlement movement.
Trump is widely expected to be more sympathetic to Israels settlement policies than the fiercely critical Obama administration, and has also vowed to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. Israels nationalist government has welcomed the prospective change in policy, but it also risks igniting Palestinian or even regional unrest.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement that he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval in response to housing needs.
He said the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and which Israel wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians. Some 100 homes were slated for two smaller settlements.
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It’s a small subdivision, for Pete’s sake.
An itsy bitsy subdivision by Texas standards. Everyone chill out.
It’s good to see Trump and Israel thumbing their noses at the Palestinians and the UN. Let’s see if the UN takes the bait and proposes more sanctions against Israel. This would aid the US of UN movement.
“risks igniting Palestinian and even regional unrest...”
Oh no. And that area of the world has been getting along so peacefully. Whatever is the US administration thinking of?
Jerusalem is contested like this election is contested. It's long past time for the disgruntled, lawless losers to accept the truth on the ground.
Trump effect.. MAGA: Make Ariel Great Again.
Good for them.
Making Judea and Samaria Great Again!
25,000 would be even better.
Should be 25,000. There is a housing shortage in Israel.
Israel should stop discussing the west bank. They should simply settle it, develop it, govern it, get on with it.
If arabs are content to live under Israeli sovereignty, fine, though they should not be granted Israeli citizenship. I do think they should be given incentives to leave, and felons should be deported forthwith. Terrorist felonies should be cause for deporting the entire family.
Can anyone explain what this is? I am sorry for my ignorance but I have never understood this. Are these homes for Israeli’s or Palestinians? Is it on Palestinian land but not for them to live but Israeli’s? I am just confused over the whole thing. Thank you in advance.
There is no “Palestinian land” because there are no “Palestinians”.
This is Israeli land according to Oslo, if that’s what you’re asking. But that’s not stopping the terroristsand more deviously, the European Unionfrom trying to take it away from Israel by illegally building on there.
I haven’t viewed it yet, but in Kessin you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmDNh2BOBbs
I guess my question is, is the housing for Israelis or the other ones. What are they called if not Palestinians. So confusing. I guess that is why it has never been solved.
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