Thursday, August 7, 2008

You cant Build Here...On Your Own Land

One of the disturbing aspects of Zionism is its home demolition policy. The numbers, are, indeed, quite disturbing For example, between 1987 and 1998, Israel demolished 2,276 homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem- (about 1/11 were in East Jerusalem) due to the fact that the buildiers did not have "permits". Indeed, these permits are often impossible to get, and it is most bizarre given that the West Bank is by all international standards considered Palestinian Land. Between 1999 and 2004, Israel demolished over 1000 homes in the West Bank for the same reason. These numbers, of course, pale in comparison to those of people whose homes were demolished due to "security reasons", but Ill deal with that data tomorrow. 

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