Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Israel plans expulsion of some 60,000 Bedouin Palestinians

Ben White-Electronic Intifada
In the de facto one state that exists between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River, Israeli authorities are currently planning mass expulsions of around 60,000 Palestinians, specifically in order to free up more territory for Jewish settlement.
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  1. Very strange and wrong. this is inconsistent with Israeli values, Israeli character, and the Israeli constitution.

    What is the legal recourse for those whose property is being confiscated? Is the issue that the Israeli judicial system does not recognize their property ownership deads? [Would it help if the British and/or Turks provided them ownership document deeds?]

    Or is this a case of eminent domain type confiscation of property paying below market rates? Is the ILA involved and if so how?

  2. <span>Very strange and wrong. this is inconsistent with Israeli values, Israeli character, and the Israeli constitution.  </span>

    This is exactly why I think you're retarded. Not worth talking to.
    Israeli values?!! Israel is BUILT on ethnic cleansing for starters ya kalb!

  3. 3 years you've been "reading" this blog (the headlines, that is) and you have learned strictly nothing!

  4. It was Anne Frank who said that everyone in the world had a little bit of good in them.

    Isn't this the teaching of the great world religions?

    Not only Jemmy and Britain, but even Lucifer has good in them [in Satan's case some good combined with a lot of bad].

    Of coure Israel [and it goes without saying Palestine too] has some good in them. The world isn't black and white. It is shades of gray.

    Please stop calling me retarded. To prove that I am not stupid, some Palestinian history is recorded below:

  5. "Custodian of Absentee Property Law" and the ILA [Israeli Land Association] that was formed to administer these "Absentee" properties.

    In 1967, the "Eretz Israel" statutes pushed the policies into the annexed East Jeruslaem sections.

    These laws and the budgets for their sustenance were created by statute in the Knesset. They aren't just incorporated from "Ottoman" practices.

    The <span>Israeli</span> courts are required to use a balancing test that turns of proportionality between security and human rights (see Ajuri v.The Commander of IDF Forces in the West Bank, 56(6) P.D. 352, 375; HCJ 619/78 "Al Taliyeh" Weekly v. The Minister of Defense, 33(3) P.D. 505, 512; The Jami'at Ascan Case, at p. 809; HCJ 3114/02 Barakeh, M.K. v. The Minister of Defense, 56(3) P.D. 11, 16), et al).   [TGIA, yes I know that the Israeli judicial system doesn't always conform with its legal mandate . . . I am not stupid.]

    Here's the process, taken directly from <span>Israeli</span> court decisions (translated): "Under such circumstances, there is an administrative process of issuing an order of seizure and payment of compensation for the use of the <span>land</span>. The seizure order can be appealed to the military commander. If the appeal is rejected, the landowner is given a seven day period to petition the High Court of Justice. Since issuance of the orders, more than eighty petitions have been submitted to this Court. Approximately half were withdrawn in light of compromise between the parties."

    (Mara'abe v. The Prime Minister of Israel)

    If Palestinians take the matter to mediation, half the cases are meted out through negotiation to the mutual satisfaction (or, dissatisfaction) of both parites. While they're not always successful in court cases, they often enough are.

    Often, however, these decisions aren't clear cut: The justices find that the military commanders must reconsider and adapt their original plans within a short period of time. This begats other cases, which often drag out for years.

    In other words, it's a lot like other western democracies (except that it isn't).

    I'd be the last person on earth to advocate for <span>Israeli</span> settlement or confiscation policies, but one could at least read up on the actual laws, how their enforced, and why.

    The <span>Israeli</span> Supreme Court continues to put these decisions online, including with English translations.

    TGIA, do you really think I am the enemy?

  6. I think the Palestinians should phrase their argument as:

    "<span>Israeli</span> big government socialist policies are forcing a large number of private property owners to sell their property at below market prices. These socialist policies are infringing on the property rights of private Palestinian owners. They are also inconsistent with the free market policies and capable governance Palestine needs to prosper and succeed. Israel is by force of arms illegally occupying Palestinian territory and forcing their socialist big government confiscation of private property policies on Palestine, thereby depressing the Palestinian economy and increasing Palestinian poverty and suffering. Israel has been misbehaving like this for 44 years. We Palestinians ask the free market, rule of law, pro property rights, parts of the world to help the Palestinian people"

  7. <span><span>TGIA, do you really think I am the enemy?</span>  
    As much as idiocy is.

  8. <span><span><span>"TGIA, do you really think I am the enemy?"</span></span></span>
    <span><span><span>The enemy's useful idiot.</span></span></span>