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Briguy
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posted 14 December 2004 03:28 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Israelis hasten land grab in shadow of wall

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The bulldozers were preparing the ground for hundreds of new homes, despite the Israeli government's claim that it is not expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Like other building work along the route of the barrier, it seems to be an attempt to ensure that the land between the fence and the 1967 border remains in Israeli hands in any final agreement with the Palestinians.

"When they built the fence, we said they would use it to build a much bigger settlement, and they would take our land to do it," said Mr Omar, whose olive and citrus groves are now encircled. "It is very clear to us, they are planning to confiscate all of our land and drive us from here. They came and told us to finish harvesting because they were going to begin building 80 houses. They are beginning with my neighbour's land but if they do it there they will do it on mine."

At least five other sites along the barrier have settlement work in progress. Israeli human rights groups say the government appears to be racing to fill in the gap between the barrier and the Israeli border before a US team arrives next year to mark out the final limits of settlement expansion.



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Cueball
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posted 14 December 2004 08:15 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Shouldn't that be the "never ending story."
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Briguy
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posted 15 December 2004 08:52 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cueball, this thread is destined to suffer from what Paul Simon would call "the sound of silence".
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Cueball
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posted 15 December 2004 09:02 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Its almost strategic how certain threads which discuss the overtly violent aspects of the resistance to the occupation get repeated attention, yet threads like this, or the one on the Israeli opposition to the occupation, are lightly attended by the usual suspects.
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