Friday, October 7, 2016

NYTimes has detailed story in legal issues surrounding West Bank settlements

The New York Times has a detailed article by Isabel Kershner on the desire of some Israeli’s to build “illegal” settlements on the West Bank (it’s apparently not limited to “Zone C”).

There are limits to how far even a right-wing government in Israel can go in allowing these.  The article suggests that Palestinians are being compensated in eminent domain arrangements, but not allowed to keep their lands.  Some of the land is agricultural.

This story needs to be put in perspective against earlier stories of Palestinians being driven from their homes.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Salfit, by Anan Jalal, under CCSA 3.0.

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