The Knesset passes a bill encouraging settlement in the west Bank

[ PIC 22/05/2012 – 04:29 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC)– The Knesset on Monday approved, on a second and third reading of a law “to encourage settlement”, sponsored by the coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin.

The law aims to encourage settlement by offering facilities for the establishment of new settlements, and the expansion of the existing ones.

The Hebrew newspaper “Haaretz” stated on Tuesday that the law, approved by 33 members of the Knesset, while opposed by 11 others, offers 35% tax break on donations to NGOs that support settlement.

It also noted that discussing the law in front of the Finance Committee for approval raised “political storm” when the opponents said that the law was designed to encourage settlement in the West Bank.

Yet the coalition chairman argued that the law includes every new settlement approved by the government, including the “non-Jewish” ones.

Consequently, the law’s sponsors were forced to remove the phrase “Jewish settlement” from the letter of the law -knowing that there is no non-Jewish settlement- after the interference of the Legal Adviser to the Knesset Eyal Aanon who pointed out that the expression mentioned may cause a legal problem in the letter of the law in terms of the general equality within the entity.

Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Netanyahu’s Likud on it’s website: “The Jordan River as a Permanent Border”
The Jordan Valley and the territories that dominate it shall be under Israeli sovereignty. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel. The Kingdom of Jordan is a desirable partner in the permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians in matters that will be agreed upon.


The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.
Source: Likud platform

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

Save yourself time. It is only about this : Ethnic Cleansing

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