the Absentee Property Law was alaways a cruel and injust crime against the Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 22.05.13 | 10:36 (IDT)

    Can you imagine that after fleeing from a war zone, an army refuses youreturn to your home and they even confiscate your home BECAUSE you are not present??? How sick that would be, how angry will you be? Well, Israel did it. The biggest crime they commited was not to make many refugees (every war creates its refugees) but to not allow peaceful citizens to return to their homes. As a bonus crime they stole all the possessions of the Palestinians... And Israelis until today still cannot figure out why the entire world is angry at them...... Refugees are refugees, they are not criminals or soldiers, they have rights like any other person. This absentee law is a mockery of international AND national law, an insult to human dignity and it should be revoked. But, oops, the Israeli state took the land and the houses and gave it to the Jewish Nation Fund who in their turn leased or sold the land to property developers and built whole neighbourhoods on it. But a human rights violation like this can still be repaired: give the Palestinian refugees or their (grand)children the CURRENT value of this land and I am sure they are willing to make a deal. But we all know this won't happen: Not the money is the problem, it would mean Israel had to accept they lived a lie for more then six decades. And above all, Israelis don't want to end the old racist dogmas and admit they commited a crime. And so, nothing will happen until the US Jewish community will understand that their brothers and sisters are confused and use their political and financial cloud in order to change things. Their is no other way. Either admit the crime, repair it and live in dignity or continue the old slogans of innocence, be hated around the world and live a lie.

    from the article: Supreme Court orders Israel's AG to explain law allowing confiscation of Palestinian land in Jerusalem
    First published 09:15 22.05.13 | Last updated 20:32 21.05.13
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