Ethnic cleansing? What ethnic cleansing?
by MainStreet, Tue Jan 05, 2010 at 07:44:09 PM EST
Nothing in Israel-Palestine has changed in 60 years. The ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that has never stopped continues to be defended by Israelophiles. Today, these two reports appeared which could not be ignored. The Likud Charter to colonize all of original Palestine seems to remain in the forefront of Israeli occupation policy in the Palestinian territories.
Jerusalem municipality publishes plans to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes
Al-Maqdese Society Development (MSD)
January 3, 2010
While the world was celebrating the new year eve, Palestinians in East Jerusalem received shocking news for more demolition orders issued by Jerusalem Municipality. MSD held a press conference on 31/12/2009 and revealed a map issued on 28/12/2009 by the Jerusalem Municipality. By this, the Municipality plans to demolish hundreds of Palestinian residency buildings in Silwan and other neighborhoods as Al-Bustan and Al-Thouri.
And so, it seems that it won't be a happy year for Palestinians in East Jerusalem according to the latest Israeli demolition plans.
Accordingly, MSD published a report in order to highlight the residency buildings (contained in the map) which Jerusalem Municipality plans to demolish in Silwan in East Jerusalem.
......the map used Jewish names instead of the famous and well-known Arabic ones for areas in East Jerusalem. For instance, Silwan was named Air David, Wadi-Hilwa was named Kfar Hshelwah and Al-Bustan was named Gad Hmealakh.
So that is one of the ways ethnic cleansing is done, change the names. And then this report,
The only thing flourishing - the settler houses
Jan. 4, 2010
Yesterday I, with another 3 human beings, organized by `rabbis for human rights`, accompanied peasants from the Palestinian village Awarta who wanted to plow their lands. Having settlements and a few outposts near by and partially on their private lands they are afraid to cultivate their lands. The military doesn`t protect them in spite of many commitments to the supreme court. With us they dare to go to their lands.
We came to a small plot in which the peasant had planted about 100 olive seedlings a few weeks ago. He had protected each seedling with an expensive barrel against the gazelles. ALL THE SEEDLINGS HAD BEEN UPROOTED BY THE VANDAL SETTLERS! ALL OF THEM!
The peasant began to plow his plot, about 800 meters from Itamar settlement. A military vehicle came and ordered him to leave his land `being a security danger to the settlement`...
I had been in this area a year ago. Then there had been on one of the hills a small outpost of one house. Now there are about 25 houses there and there are more outposts near by. This is in the `fingers concept` of the settlers: building lines (`fingers`) of illegal outposts in order to prevent the establishing of continuous Palestinian state.
Does anyone actually believe that it is all about Iran or Hamas? While these red herrings are thrown out there, recently by Netanyahu at the UN, the reality on the ground, as demonstrated above, shows that Israeli colonialism goes on apace, of which a big part is unseen ethnic cleansing.