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View Diary: Israel/Palestine News: Hamas Head Visits Gaza, New Settlements, Privatizing Iron Dome (7 comments)

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  •  No (5+ / 0-)

    settlements are illegal under international law & will kill the 2 State plan dead.  Calling them houses or apartments ignores this is an illegal transfer of a new population into an occupied land, to supplant the rightful owners:  Palestinians.
    Besides, Al Jazeera is saying '3000 settlements.'

    •  Al Jazeera is wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      PeterHug

      Israel doesn't have and never intends to have 3,000 settlements in the West Bank. 3,000 housing units, homes or apartments, does not 3,000 settlements make. There may be some translation issues here but in English a settlement is a group of homes forming a community. It isn't one house or apartment.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 09:29:51 PM PST

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      •  Distinction with no difference (2+ / 0-)
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        Lefty Coaster, Celtic Merlin
        settlements are illegal under international law & will kill the 2 State plan dead.
        Don't fixate on 'settlements' vs 'houses'.  Israel is increasing settlers in WB.
        settlements are illegal under international law & will kill the 2 State plan dead.

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