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Israel advances plans for another east Jerusalem settlement

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and as usual, nothing will be done. This is how extremists/terrorists like Bin Laden were converted. Someone/Something has/had to be done to stop the zionist plan taking over all of Palestine. These plans are written in books in the late 1800's. The World needs to act now before more needless wars erupt. How many thousands of people have/had to die because of the Palestinian cause? 9/11 and aftermath. Iraq wars. Do you remember the scud missiles lobed at Israel by Saddam? Iran and Israel-(what could that be all about?) Everything that went wrong in the middle east is mainly because of the US/England involvement directly or indirectly and the relationship/money/weapons that the US provides to Israel. Enough is enough. It is Time for peace. Give the Palestinians their stolen land back. It doesnt have to be all. A good start would be the 1967 borders.

Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized by the international community and considers the entire city its unified capital. Palestinian residents of the city face systematic discrimination, especially when it comes to urban planning, making it extremely difficult for them to build new homes or expand existing ones.

Most countries consider the settlements to be illegal.

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25% of Israeli citizens do not have the same rights as the other 75%.

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They are “illegal Jewish settlements built on occupied Palestinian land”. This should replace “Israeli settlements” in the article.

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Actually, the correct term for what is planned is "more war crimes in furtherance of crimes against humanity"

And let's remember that every major human rights organization is quite clear on what at least one of those crimes against humanity are, even though the American government deems Israel not to be committing that crime against humanity despite the evidence that it is being stronger than the evidence that Biden beat Trump.

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Since the occupation of the West Bank in 1967, numerous United Nations resolutions, including 446, 452, 465, 471 and 476 affirm unambiguously that Israel's occupation is illegal, and, since Resolution 446 adopted on 22 March 1979, have confirmed that its settlements there have no legal validity and pose a serious obstacle to peace.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016 states that Israel's settlement activity constitutes a "flagrant violation" of international law and has "no legal validity". It demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

@painkiller was giving me quite a lecture about how the ADL considers comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians as “concentration camps” to be offensive.

I wonder what he might have to say about the UN considering Israel’s settlement policy to be illegal.

We shall see, i suppose

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Israeli authorities on Monday advanced a plan to build nearly 500 homes in a new Jewish settlement in Jerusalem that rights groups say will further sever it from the nearby Palestinian city of Bethlehem and the southern West Bank.

Not sure why this is news,

A country building homes for its people on its land.

Happens everyday in the world.

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Not sure why this is news,

A country building homes for its people on its land

It is emphatically not Israel's land.

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A country building homes for its people on its land.

Happens everyday in the world

Ohhhhh so using a phrase that makes some people feel all uncomfy is something worth caring about, but building settlements on land that is illegally occupied in "flagrant violation" of international law, as affirmed by international treaties and UN general assembly AND UN security council resolutions, isn't worthy of being news.

I'd say having basically the entirety of the free world telling you that what you're doing is 'unambiguously illegal' kinda goes against the assertion that Israel is a bastion of peace, democracy, and human rights, huh? But I'm sure literally every country on earth except the United States and Israel is part of some evil, Hamas-led cabal. I'm sure the fact that no other country on Earth agrees with what the Israeli government is doing is all some kind of propaganda op.

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