There are nuts who believe this 2007 B.C and they live in Samaria and Judea but the reality based community recognizes the settlements as occupied PALESTINIAN territory. Let's not mix mythology with reality. The settlements are ALL going to be dismantled as sure Sharon is in a coma right now. The bunch occupying the land can raise an Israeli flag, a Judaen flag or call their "state" Brooklyn for all we care, the settlements are ILLEGAL. As for the article, there is no defense, rational, or justification for the existence of settlements. Zionists can get away with lies about how roadbloacks,checkpoints and walls came as a result of "terror" but which came first SETTLEMENTS or "terror"? If there was no settlements, no need for endless checkpoints between Arab towns and streets, jewish only roads and walls everywhere. These are all instruments of the occupation for the purpose of defending the illegal settlement enterprise and nothing to do with "security". You remove the illegal settlements and the militaray occupation and all of it's brutal structures created for the sole purpose of opressing and tormenting the natives leaves with them. Israeli's will be on their side of the WALL and we will be on our side on post 67 Palestine. The settlers should be boycotted and international sanctions need to be enforced--many already are on the books. We all know what these hooligans are up to, they are waiting to get a better deal than settlers in Gaza got. All of this commotion from that crowd is about trying to loot as much shekles as they can out of Uncle Sam and the world. We all know their days are numbered.
Monitor: Clashes near Damascus despite truce there, five killed in Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: The State of Judea