Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Illegal settlements

According to Haaretz;

A secret, two year investigation by the defense establishment shows that there has been rampant illegal construction in dozens of settlements and in many cases involving privately owned Palestinian properties.

The information in the study was presented to two defense ministers, Amir Peretz and his predecessor Shaul Mofaz, but was not released in public and a number of people participating in the investigations were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements.

According to security sources familiar with the study, the material is "political and diplomatic dynamite."

In conversations with Haaretz, the sources maintained that the report is not being made public in order to avoid a crisis with the U.S. government.

This report should cause a lot of concern within Israeli society. We should be held accountable for such illegal activities, and should make huge efforts to remedy this and other similar situations.

I am glad that such a study was done. It has exposed a wrong doing and now it's up to the people to make enough noise to stop the constructions and hold those accountable so no other illegal settlements will be built.

Read rest of article here


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