"APPROPRIATED" land, Esther?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • yona
    • 07.09.09 | 15:58 (IDT)

    Could it be one doesn't remember that most settlement lands were BOUGHT by the Israeli government from private landowners, not stolen? Some of the sellers later (and sooner) died over these sales, but they were sales - most were accepted just fine. And why must a Pal majority need jobs from a few Jews, anyway? Western Shomron is still a big olive grove, covered. Much abandoned, needing no irrigation. Whether a grove is owned, abandoned or both, when used over and over as cover to fire at cars, parts need clearing - period. Archeologists agree that cooperative terrace farming here was first brought by the Jews (who likely got it from Mesopotamia), the ancient terraces all built first by Jews... In other words: Jews have been in Yehuda and Shomron long as anyone; some never even left. Never forget it.

    from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?
    First published 01:47 07.09.09 | Last updated 17:12 07.09.09
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