Thursday, February 25, 2010

How Settlers Prevented The Construction of a Palestinian Hospital

Hagit Ofran(Director the Settlement Watch project of the Israeli Peace Now movement
Posted: February 18, 2010 04
Once again, even Americans can not stand up to a small group of settlers, who show - more often than not - that they have the last word on what takes place in the West Bank. This time, a small group of settlers insisted, and succeeded, to squash a plan for building a hospital for Palestinian children at "Oush Grab" ("the Crow's Nest") east of Bethlehem.

The sequence of events in this case is a good example of the way things work in the Occupied Territories: the settlers apply political pressure (as well as threats of violence), the army gives in, and that is how Israel's official policy is made. If you want to understand why it is so hard for the Israeli government to remove a checkpoint, let alone illegal outposts, read the following story:
The Huffington Post

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