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    • 13.12.09 | 09:23 (IST)

    Regardless of which party has held power in Israel since 1967, it has by and large pursued what can only be described as the official state policy of either colonizing or, in the case of Gaza after the abandonment of the settlements, exercising tutelage over land that belongs to the Palestinians. Unless Israel's political leaders have been dense--which I doubt--they must have known exactly the kind of irredentist politics to which the settlers are committed. Said leaders' condemnation of the arson attack notwithstanding, they are not without responsibility for what has just transpired.

    from the article: Settler group brings Korans to Palestinians after mosque attack
    First published 00:00 13.12.09 | Last updated 14:09 19.12.09
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