Israel May Allow Seizing Palestinian Land In West Bank – Attorney General

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Israel May Allow Seizing Palestinian Land In West Bank - Attorney General

Israeli soldiers patrol in the village of Beit Kahil near the West Bank city of Hebron on June 21, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Majdi Mohammed)

The High Court of Justice and the state, including Attorney General Mordechai Mandelblit, have until recently held that private Palestinian property cannot be seized for the public good of settlers. This may change soon, as land seizure laws may change so that private Palestinian property in Area C of the West Bank could be expropriated for public use by Israelis, Attorney-General Mordechai Mandelblit indicated in a legal opinion released by his office on November 15.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government had held that private Palestinian property could not be used for settler construction. The Knesset, Israeli government’s legislative branch, challenged that assumption in February when it passed the Settlements Regulation Law, which retroactively legalizes illegal settler homes on private Palestinian property in exchange for monetary compensation.

13 NGOs have petitioned the High Court of Justice against the law.

The government hired private attorney Harel Arnon to present its position to the court. He argued that the process of eminent domain could be used to seize private Palestinian property for the public good of the settlers, because they were considered to be the “local population.” Attorney General Mandelblit said there is room to make use of that understanding with regard to the construction of an access road on private Palestinian property for the West Bank outpost of Harsha, which the government plans to authorize. The outpost, built in 1995, is considered to be on state land, but the only possible route for an access road involves a section of private Palestinian property. He added that this interpretation appeared in a limited way to be applicable, but at this point, only for this road.

“This is a perfect example of a bureaucracy of robbery,” said attorney Michael Sfard who represented Left-wing group Peace Now in an High Court of Justice petition against the Harsha outpost.

“The AG’s report [opinion] paves the ways to the commission of grave breaches of international law on a massive scale. It is disappointing to see how anorectic is the opinion in its reasoning. No reference to the guiding principles the international community has adopted with regards to the nature of a regime of occupation; no consideration of the human rights of the occupied, unrepresented civilians who are the victims of the opinion. No ideals, no compassion,” Sfard said.

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  • jerry hamilton

    “private Palestinian property” is what Israel steals daily. They do nothing but steal.
    It has always been that way.

    • SG
    • Rob

      Israel May Allow Seizing Palestinian Land In West Bank – Attorney General.

      Wtf UNO is doing. UNO is completely useless. World need another UNO away from the Zionist terrorists access.

    • Rob

      Israel is a vicious, brutal state and a source of all human issues and sufferings and should be wiped off from the surface of this earth.

    • Jonathan Cohen

      aBORTION BANNERS MUST NEVER HAVE LAND, on which they might BAN ABORTION!

  • Expo Marker

    “Israel is dedicated to peace, unlike the Palestinians!”

    Only democracy in the middle east my shoe!

    • Barba_Papa

      That is the epitome of fake news. Say a lie often enough, people start thinking its true.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      A Fascist Racist Theocratic Country can’t be a Democracy,
      as long as it isn’t laic !

      Meanwhile the US is The Simulacra Democracy “Model”
      https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/26/the-simulacra-democracy/

  • RichardD

    This is one more example in a never ending list of examples of mission creep. And their mission is the annexation of the West Bank. Their Talmud cult manual teaches them that their rights are superior to everyone else’s rights.

    • Jonathan Cohen

      ABORTION RIGHTS TRUMP ALL OTHERS!

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Zionist nationalist myth of enforced exile

      Israel deliberately forgets its history

      An Israeli historian suggests the diaspora was the consequence, not of the expulsion of the Hebrews from Palestine, but of proselytising across north Africa, southern Europe and the Middle East

      by Schlomo Sand

      Le Monde diplomatiqueIsrael deliberately forgets its history ↑

      Every Israeli knows that he or she is the direct and exclusive descendant of a Jewish people which has existed since it received the Torah (1) in Sinai. According to this myth, the Jews escaped from Egypt and settled in the Promised Land, where they built the glorious kingdom of David and Solomon, which subsequently split into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. They experienced two exiles: after the destruction of the first temple, in the 6th century BC, and of the second temple, in 70 AD.

      Two thousand years of wandering brought the Jews to Yemen, Morocco, Spain, Germany, Poland and deep into Russia. But, the story goes, they always managed to preserve blood links between their scattered communities. Their uniqueness was never compromised.

      At the end of the 19th century conditions began to favour their return to their ancient homeland. If it had not been for the Nazi genocide, millions of Jews would have fulfilled the dream of 20 centuries and repopulated Eretz Israel, the biblical land of Israel. Palestine, a virgin land, had been waiting for its original inhabitants to return and awaken it. It belonged to the Jews, rather than to an Arab minority that had no history and had arrived there by chance. The wars in which the wandering people reconquered their land were just; the violent opposition of the local population was criminal.

      This interpretation of Jewish history was developed as talented, imaginative historians built on surviving fragments of Jewish and Christian religious memory to construct a continuous genealogy for the Jewish people. Judaism’s abundant historiography encompasses many different approaches.

      But none have ever questioned the basic concepts developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Discoveries that might threaten this picture of a linear past were marginalised. The national imperative rejected any contradiction of or deviation from the dominant story. University departments exclusively devoted to “the history of the Jewish people”, as distinct from those teaching what is known in Israel as general history, made a significant contribution to this selective vision. The debate on what constitutes Jewishness has obvious legal implications, but historians ignored it: as far as they are concerned, any descendant of the people forced into exile 2,000 years ago is a Jew.

      Nor did these official investigators of the past join the controversy provoked by the “new historians” from the late 1980s. Most of the limited number of participants in this public debate were from other disciplines or non-academic circles: sociologists, orientalists, linguists, geographers, political scientists, literary academics and archaeologists developed new perspectives on the Jewish and Zionist past. Departments of Jewish history remained defensive and conservative, basing themselves on received ideas. While there have been few significant developments in national history over the past 60 years (a situation unlikely to change in the short term), the facts that have emerged face any honest historian with fundamental questions.

      Founding myths shaken

      Is the Bible a historical text? Writing during the early half of the 19th century, the first modern Jewish historians, such as Isaak Markus Jost (1793-1860) and Leopold Zunz (1794-1886), did not think so. They regarded the Old Testament as a theological work reflecting the beliefs of Jewish religious communities after the destruction of the first temple. It was not until the second half of the century that Heinrich Graetz (1817-91) and others developed a “national” vision of the Bible and transformed Abraham’s journey to Canaan, the flight from Egypt and the united kingdom of David and Solomon into an authentic national past. By constant repetition, Zionist historians have subsequently turned these Biblical “truths” into the basis of national education.

      But during the 1980s an earthquake shook these founding myths. The discoveries made by the “new archaeology” discredited a great exodus in the 13th century BC. Moses could not have led the Hebrews out of Egypt into the Promised Land, for the good reason that the latter was Egyptian territory at the time. And there is no trace of either a slave revolt against the pharaonic empire or of a sudden conquest of Canaan by outsiders.

      Nor is there any trace or memory of the magnificent kingdom of David and Solomon. Recent discoveries point to the existence, at the time, of two small kingdoms: Israel, the more powerful, and Judah, the future Judea. The general population of Judah did not go into 6th century BC exile: only its political and intellectual elite were forced to settle in Babylon. This decisive encounter with Persian religion gave birth to Jewish monotheism.

      Then there is the question of the exile of 70 AD. There has been no real research into this turning point in Jewish history, the cause of the diaspora. And for a simple reason: the Romans never exiled any nation from anywhere on the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean. Apart from enslaved prisoners, the population of Judea continued to live on their lands, even after the destruction of the second temple. Some converted to Christianity in the 4th century, while the majority embraced Islam during the 7th century Arab conquest.

      Most Zionist thinkers were aware of this: Yitzhak Ben Zvi, later president of Israel, and David Ben Gurion, its first prime minister, accepted it as late as 1929, the year of the great Palestinian revolt. Both stated on several occasions that the peasants of Palestine were the descendants of the inhabitants of ancient Judea (2).

      Proselytising zeal

      But if there was no exile after 70 AD, where did all the Jews who have populated the Mediterranean since antiquity come from? The smokescreen of national historiography hides an astonishing reality. From the Maccabean revolt of the mid-2nd century BC to the Bar Kokhba revolt of the 2nd century AD, Judaism was the most actively proselytising religion. The Judeo-Hellenic Hasmoneans forcibly converted the Idumeans of southern Judea and the Itureans of Galilee and incorporated them into the people of Israel. Judaism spread across the Middle East and round the Mediterranean. The 1st century AD saw the emergence in modern Kurdistan of the Jewish kingdom of Adiabene, just one of many that converted.

      The writings of Flavius Josephus are not the only evidence of the proselytising zeal of the Jews. Horace, Seneca, Juvenal and Tacitus were among the Roman writers who feared it. The Mishnah and the Talmud (3) authorised conversion, even if the wise men of the Talmudic tradition expressed reservations in the face of the mounting pressure from Christianity.

      Although the early 4th century triumph of Christianity did not mark the end of Jewish expansion, it relegated Jewish proselytism to the margins of the Christian cultural world. During the 5th century, in modern Yemen, a vigorous Jewish kingdom emerged in Himyar, whose descendants preserved their faith through the Islamic conquest and down to the present day. Arab chronicles tell of the existence, during the 7th century, of Judaised Berber tribes; and at the end of the century the legendary Jewish queen Dihya contested the Arab advance into northwest Africa. Jewish Berbers participated in the conquest of the Iberian peninsula and helped establish the unique symbiosis between Jews and Muslims that characterised Hispano-Arabic culture.

      The most significant mass conversion occurred in the 8th century, in the massive Khazar kingdom between the Black and Caspian seas. The expansion of Judaism from the Caucasus into modern Ukraine created a multiplicity of communities, many of which retreated from the 13th century Mongol invasions into eastern Europe. There, with Jews from the Slavic lands to the south and from what is now modern Germany, they formed the basis of Yiddish culture (4).

      Prism of Zionism

      Until about 1960 the complex origins of the Jewish people were more or less reluctantly acknowledged by Zionist historiography. But thereafter they were marginalised and finally erased from Israeli public memory. The Israeli forces who seized Jerusalem in 1967 believed themselves to be the direct descendents of the mythic kingdom of David rather than – God forbid – of Berber warriors or Khazar horsemen. The Jews claimed to constitute a specific ethnic group that had returned to Jerusalem, its capital, from 2,000 years of exile and wandering.

      This monolithic, linear edifice is supposed to be supported by biology as well as history. Since the 1970s supposedly scientific research, carried out in Israel, has desperately striven to demonstrate that Jews throughout the world are closely genetically related.

      Research into the origins of populations now constitutes a legitimate and popular field in molecular biology and the male Y chromosome has been accorded honoured status in the frenzied search for the unique origin of the “chosen people”. The problem is that this historical fantasy has come to underpin the politics of identity of the state 
of Israel. By validating an essentialist, 
ethnocentric definition of Judaism it encourages a segregation that separates Jews from non-Jews – whether Arabs, Russian immigrants or foreign workers.

      Sixty years after its foundation, Israel refuses to accept that it should exist for the sake of its citizens. For almost a quarter of the population, who are not regarded as Jews, this is not their state legally. At the same time, Israel presents itself as the homeland of Jews throughout the world, even if these are no longer persecuted refugees, but the full and equal citizens of other countries.

      A global ethnocracy invokes the myth of the eternal nation, reconstituted on the land of its ancestors, to justify internal discrimination against its own citizens. It will remain difficult to imagine a new Jewish history while the prism of Zionism continues to fragment everything into an ethnocentric spectrum. But Jews worldwide have always tended to form religious communities, usually by conversion; they cannot be said to share an ethnicity derived from a unique origin and displaced over 20 centuries of wandering.

      The development of historiography and the evolution of modernity were consequences of the invention of the nation state, which preoccupied millions during the 19th and 20th centuries. The new millennium has seen these dreams begin to shatter.

      And more and more academics are analysing, dissecting and deconstructing the great national stories, especially the myths of common origin so dear to chroniclers of the past.

      Schlomo Sand
      https://mondediplo.com/2008/09/07israel

      • RichardD

        The Palestinians are by far the primary descendants of the original Hebrew tribes. Judaism was essentially extinct in Palestine in the early to mid 1800s according to various records. The Israelis are over 99% immigrants, mostly Europeans with little or no Hebrew ancestry.

        • AlexanderAmproz

          Nazi Racism toward Jews was tit fo tat

          Add on that the Ashkenazi are the most Racist
          ever exist, they even despised the Sephardi,
          better to be a dog than a Falacha Child
          used for Guinea Pig alike Dr Mengele did !

          The Ringworm Children: Zionist genocidal experiments on Jews

          Jill Mann

          Redacted News

          Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:51 UTC

          In a series of articles, Israeli writer Barry Chamish reviews Israeli television’s 2004 expose of the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of 100,000 young Israeli immigrants from North African and Middle Eastern countries (Sephardim) with a screening of the award winning 2003 documentary film, The Ringworm Children.

          The story goes like this: With vast evidence from Nazi experiments in the concentration camps and the atomic bombing of Japan, the scientific community was well aware by 1951 of the short and long-term dangers of radiation, especially on children. The American government had banned forced radiation testing based on eugenics on humans prisoners, the mentally feeble, etc., but wanted human lab rats for its nuclear and other programs.

          In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba, flew to America and agreed, on behalf of the Israeli government, to supply the humans in exchange for money and nuclear secrets. Dr. Sheba returned to Israel with 7 x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

          The x-ray machines were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Dr. Sheba demanded that all North African children be sent to health centers to receive radiation therapy as a preemptive treatment for ringworm, normally treated with vinegar. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through the head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300,000 Israeli liras a year (billions in today’s dollars).

          To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given. Many of the rest developed epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, sterility, horrifying scarred bald spots, severe scarring on the body, loss of teeth and hair, chronic headaches, psychosis, and cancers at more than double the rate of the general population.

          Many people have testified that the radiation campaign caused the children serious emotional harm. Without any explanation, they were brought to clinics where the hair on their heads was shaven, the hair that remained was pulled out with hot wax, and the roots were eliminated with x-rays.

          The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned in Israel became the country’s perpetual poor and criminal class, while the Moroccan Jews who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan Jewish child didn’t have the brain cells fried with x-rays.

          David Deri, makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays. “I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children [descendants of European Jews] were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus.” A Moroccan woman: “It was a Holocaust, a Sephardi Holocaust. And what I want to know is why no one stood up to stop it.”

          The film presents a historian who declares that the ringworm operation was a eugenics program aimed at weeding out what Ashkenazi leaders perceived to be the “weak strains of society”. Running Rings Around the Victims, by Aryeh Dayan, says that the ringworm radiation campaign lasted until 1960.

          Fifty years after the ringworm radiation, victims are still fighting for compensation from the state for their illnesses. The claims process is prohibitive, riddled with tricky and impossible procedures, and the sparsely granted awards are paltry.

          Victims have been stonewalled in their efforts even to get information. David Deri, relates the frustration he encountered when trying to fi nd his childhood medical records. “All I wanted to know was what they did to me. I wanted to know who authorized it. I wanted to trace the chain of command. But the Health Ministry told me my records were missing.” Boaz Lev, the Health Ministry’s spokesman chimes in, “Almost all the records were burned in a fire.”

          Chamish contends that the Israeli leaders were aware of, responsible for, and benefited from the program. It is unlikely that a program involving the equivalent of billions of dollars of American government funds for cash-strapped Israel could be unknown to the Israeli leaders.

          A hospital was named after Eliezer Kaplan, who handled the profits of the operation. A whole medical complex was named after Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated.

          Chamish says it is a miracle that Ringworm Children was broadcast at all, but it was aired at the same time as the highest-rated show of the year, the final of Israel’s, A Star Is Born. The next day, while there was not a word about Ringworm Children in any paper, the newly-born star’s photo took up half the front pages.
          https://www.sott.net/article/201207-The-Ringworm-Children-Zionist-genocidal-experiments-on-Jews

          • RichardD

            They pedophile rape 1,000 Jew cult babies a week with their oral suction circumcision, and are a primary source of a lot of the world’s problems. Their evil cult should be outlawed to create a Jew free planet

          • AlexanderAmproz

            The Barbaric Circumcision = Excision
            both of them are the same cells on the Foetus,
            it’s 80% of the sexual sensibility !

            Circumcision is probably at the US, Jews, and Muslims
            brutality perversions origins !

          • RichardD

            There’s no oral contact with the Muslims and Christians. The Jew cult babies lose their virginity, get infected with venereal disease, brain damaged and murdered from the rape ceremonies.

  • Derapage

    Where I come from if a shopkeeper is dishonest or avid he is said to be a Jew.

    • as

      Yes i have the same old saying in my hometown too that is similar.

  • Param Tejas

    Palestinian should be removed from map followed by Pakistan

    • χρηστος

      and the Saudis as well

    • Turbofan

      Let me guess..An Indian shitter..

    • Jonathan Cohen

      Followed by all ABORTION BANNERS!

  • goingbrokes

    What’s the difference between the Talmudists thinking they are better than everyone else and the Wahhabis who think like that too? I can’t think of anything just now…

    • Jonathan Cohen

      ABORTION RIGHTS!

  • SG

    Way too many Israeli trolls on Disque, including the service used for Pravda and RT. Mossad, MI6, CIA, and other trolls working for Western countries are definitely going into overdrive on Southfront, RI (Russian-Insider), and Youtube as well.

    A definite sign of the desperation and forthcoming demise of Zionists, Marxists, and all other members and puppets of the globalist deep state. Russia and China are certainly against them, they will ensure the prevention of white genocide (and the genocide of every other group of people for that matter) that is being pushed by certain expat Jews and their useful idiots of Wahhabist Salafism and Cultural Marxism.

    For those who think that Russia and China are on their side, I tend to disagree. In my opinion, they will spring their trap once the US dollar collapses and the deep state and their puppets relocate their a number of their assets to Russia, China, and elsewhere in the world. By then, the entire world will be much more economically dependent on them (see the Silk Road Project & the One Way, One Belt Initiative), they will also possess the strongest military power, altogether granting both countries immense geopolitical power to forcibly place them on Interpol’s most wanted list and subsequently persecute them at the UN.

  • Turbofan

    Notice how there has always been some other manufactured issue in the Middle East to overshadow the plight of the Palestinian people..Its either WMDs in Iraq, War in Iraq, Arab Spring, War in Libya, Iran Nuclear Crisis, Syrian war, ISIS..You name it..And while heads are turned Israel is grabbing land..This is despicable.

  • martin clarke

    So what the informed have always known is continuing to proceed as the greedy Zionist invaders complete the Jewish theft of Palestine from the indigenous Palestinian population. Jordan beware, you will be the next target in future years. Meanwhile in the UK, Conservative plus Blairite party members continue to wallow in the cancer of Zionism which has enveloped them. With regular trips to the stolen lands of Palestine they are able to fraternise with the cult leaders. They return with Israel tattooed through their bodies like a stick of rock after being indoctrinated by what amounts to Jewish terrorists. Many of these MPs give more time to supporting the illegal occupation than they spend on their British constituancies. They are more interested in supporting a nation where 99% of the population are thieves or receivers of stolen land. It’s a rerun of all the colonial crimes that the West have perpetrated in the past and are still involved with today. Meanwhile one of the men with real balls Julian Assange languishes in a virtual prison.Why are we allowing a truth teller to be treated this way whilst war criminals like Blair, Cameron, Fallon and Hammond walk free after invading sovereign countries that have not attacked us. Our own attorney general has said that we can carry out extra judicial killing even if there are civilian casualties. Can you imagine the uproar if Iraq ordered a drone attack on Blair in this country, even though he as an illegal invader of Iraq would be a legitimate target.Bombing seems to be entirely reserved for poorly defended indigenous populations.It’s the Wests idea of a ‘Turkey Shoot’ in a confined pen. There has to be a day of reckoning, all the above need to be tried for their crimes, they are all traitors to a present non existing form of International Justice. Do not let them walk away with impunity, they need to suffer for their crimes.

  • michaelweddle

    Isn’t what’s described in the below link better than what’s been going on? Could be worth a try! By the way, regarding Iranians building a military base in Syria? I wish Israel would object equally as strongly that the US military has done exactly this in At-Tanf, Syria.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-weddle/positive-steps-for-a-middle-east-solution/904732366278279/

  • alejoeisabel

    When the Nazis confiscated Jewish property, they were compensated with Nazi Deutsche Marks. What a coincidence.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Dark-Ages Theocratic Colonialism worst form as usual !

    Famous Jews intellectuals alike Albert Einstein, Shlomo Sand or Noam Chomsky
    found Zionism Disgusting !