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Israel uses Palestinian money for illegal settlements

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Hashasheen, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1161347.html

    Israel appears to have forgotten the most notorious of racial stereotypes: the money-hungry Jew.

    Edit: Here's why its so bad. The territory (Area C) disccussed is still under Israeli military control, comprises a majority of the territory of the West Bank and consists almost entirely of Israeli settlements and strategic areas.

    So basically, Israel is building infrastructure and providing civil services in Area C exclusively for the benefit of illegal settlers from Israel with money collected from Palestinian territories and lands.
     
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  2. Grubdubdub

    Grubdubdub Supreme Mugwump

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    Didn't hear about this. Oops, I guess.

    Now to point the finger at someone else: America, you big oil thief you.
     
  3. Vir

    Vir Centauri Ambassador ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Not a big deal. The article explains how the money being either civil administration, or state income is a technicality. The money still goes back into the West Bank.
     
  4. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    :rolleyes:

    Note that the territory (Area C) we're discussing is still under Israeli military control, comprises a majority of the territory of the West Bank and consists almost entirely of Israeli settlements and strategic areas.

    So basically, Israel is building infrastructure and providing civil services in Area C exclusively for the benefit of illegal settlers from Israel. The fact that it is subsidizing the growth of these illegal settlements from the proceeds of Palestinian land makes it a big deal.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank#Administration
     
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  5. Vir

    Vir Centauri Ambassador ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    They're legal settlers. Palestine doesn't exist. It's all Israel.
     
  6. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Can you please stop naming your threads "Oh for fuck's sake"?
     
  7. Xiph0

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    You best be kidding.
     
  8. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    ... Canada is America's hat and cheap source of maple syrup. Now can we be serious?

    Why? They're usually right on the money.
     
  9. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    All I see whenever I open your threads is BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    edit: Srsly though. Israel is bad and all that jazz.
     
  10. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    That thread title is in no way descriptive. |:
     
  11. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    Seriously? Its been only the last two threads. Before that, a few fanfic recomendations, a few funny links and a retarded Chuck Norris-related thread.

    Why you gotta oppress me, magical unicorn? Why?
     
  12. Evil Shnitzel

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    Sometimes I want to bomb settlers more than the palestine arabs.... If the fatah could neutralize other terror organizations and guarantee safety of it's borders, I have no problem giving them the entire west bank. Fuck settlements.
    About the money - 99% of the money that should go to humanitarian efforts in palestine territories get's stolen - either by the Israelis, but mostly by high ranking palestinians themselves.
     
  13. Grubdubdub

    Grubdubdub Supreme Mugwump

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    This.

    I'm willing to give them even more than that, as long as they stfu and play nice - which they don't. The ball is mainly in their court, now.
     
  14. Xiph0

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    Here's hoping one of you two are Prime Minister one day then.
     
  15. Vengashii

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    "Until the Oslo Accords in the 1990s, the funds were transferred to the Civil Administration to be used for operational expenses as well as for infrastructure and welfare services for Palestinians in the territories."

    Wait what
     
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    https://www.adbusters.org/print/magazine/89/chris-hedges.html

    Quote:

    Israel, with its vast settlement expansion – including the hundreds of new homes it intends to build in East Jerusalem – makes no pretense anymore about working toward a two-state solution.

    It is an overtly apartheid state. Its goal is no longer rapprochement with the Palestinians but rather the carving up of the West Bank into ringed Palestinian ghettos that will replicate the misery and violence of the large ghetto that has become Gaza.

    The Jewish settlements and their constant expansion in the two decades since the signing of the Oslo accords have created a vast and elaborate Israeli infrastructure on Palestinian land that can no longer be reversed. The faint hope that Barack Obama would pressure the Israeli government to abide by UN resolutions and international law was shattered when the president refused to condemn Israel’s brutal 22-day assault on Gaza. Obama’s obsequiousness was cemented when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu flatly rejected the administration’s call for a halt to illegal settlement expansion. At that point Obama appeared to have given up.

    Israel’s decision to seize most of the West Bank and leave 1.5 million Palestinians trapped in the open-air prison that is Gaza inevitably means the creation of a deformed Jewish state in which privileged citizens will live with one set of rules and second-class citizens, Palestinians, will be systematically denied national and individual rights. In this apartheid state, Palestinians will be subjected to ever more humiliating and demeaning forms of control and repression.......................
     
  17. World

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    The fat guy is right, descriptive thread titles are a must. Go comply.
     
  18. Hashasheen

    Hashasheen Half-Blood Prince

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    Got it, World.

    Fatah is part of the problem. They're so inhumanely corrupt because they've had no opposition for so long, plus they control most of the guns since Hamas got side-lined in the West Bank.

    As you can see in this specific case, its the Israeli goverment doing the stealing.
     
  19. Hugo

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    I think I'm a bit late with this thread...but when I saw your post, I have to say this; you my friend are an idiot of epic proportions and who is most likely either a) ignorant about world history and the treaties involved with WW1 and WW2 or b) just an ignorant retard altogether. Learn the history involved before saying anything. Seriously, expand your abysmal knowledge.
     
  20. Vir

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    Kingdom of Jordan
    >
    British mandate of Palestine
    >
    Israel.

    You see a "Palestine" in there somewhere? 'cause I don't.

    Oh, and before you reference the UN resolution creating the twin state, going to war voids the treaty. You can't go to war, lose, then cry about how the treaty you just went to war over needs to be enforced.
     
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