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Settlements

The residents of the villages, communities, and small cities that constitute the Jewish “settlements,” primarily on the West Bank, are living in hotly contested areas, though it may not feel like it. Indeed, perusing the shops and restaurants in the cosmopolitan Ma’ale Adumim mall, or walking the streets of Modi’in Illit (also called Kiryat Sefer), with its plethora of synagogues and yeshivot, it’s hard to believe that these areas are controversial, or that these residents could be possibly evacuated and their land turned over to the Palestinians. In fact, two of the biggest communities on the West Bank—Modi’in Illit and Beitar Illit—are heavily ultra-Orthodox; the residents have no Zionistic agenda, no ambitious plan to “settle the land.” They just live there, sending their kids to school, and doing their grocery shopping.

Communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been around for centuries—and some, like Hebron, even longer, since Biblical times. During the British Mandate years (1917 – 1948), Jews began establishing communities in the West Bank area, such as in Gush Etzion. Building at that time was openly permitted, as the British had committed in the Balfour Declaration to help establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Even toward the end of the Mandate years, when Britain no longer supported the Zionist cause, there existed no prohibition on building settlements in any area of Mandatory Palestine.

Many of the settlements that had finally gained some footing by 1948 were destroyed during the war; the residents living in the Etzion bloc, for example, were tragically massacred. During the period between 1948 and 1967, the West Bank was controlled by Jordan, the Gaza Strip by Egypt, and the Golan Heights by Syria. However, the borders changed drastically following the Six Day War in 1967, and Israel gained control of all those lands, though only East Jerusalem was officially annexed.

Jews began rebuilding, establishing communities in places from where they had been exiled multiple times. Jewish settlements on the Sinai Peninsula were the first to be dismantled between 1978 and 1982, due to the signing of the Camp David Peace Accords and the subsequent withdrawal of Israel from the Sinai. But settlement building and expansion continued in other areas, most notably in Gaza and the West Bank. (In most Israeli news sources, the “West Bank” is referred to as Judea and Samaria, its Biblical appellation.)

The Palestinians, though, envision the area as part of their eventual Palestinian state, and they view Israeli settlements as occupying their rightful land. When Israel agreed to the “Road Map” in 2003, they agreed to freeze settlement construction on the condition that the Palestinians would renounce their terrorist tactics. Disputes have gone back and forth over the years, with Israelis continuing to expand existing settlements as needed to accommodate the “natural growth” of the inhabitants, and the Palestinian violence continuing to flare up.

In August 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip, dismantling twenty-one settlements there, and evicting and relocating the residents. Four settlements on the West Bank were affected as well. The stated reason for the withdrawal was to achieve a stronger, more stable peace with the Palestinians. Many Israelis felt that the land rightfully belonged to the Jewish people, and should not have been returned. Furthermore, they claimed, the withdrawal and lack of Israeli presence in Gaza would lead to more violence.

Currently, there are over 480,000 Israelis living in the disputed areas; 276,000 in the Gush Etzion bloc of the West Bank, 18,000 in the Golan Heights, and 189,000 in East Jerusalem. Zero Jews live in Gaza.

Many have claimed that the settlements are illegal according to international law. However, the West Bank is not an “occupied territory.” According to the law of occupation stated in the Fourth Geneva Convention, it is illegal for the “occupying power” to forcibly transfer parts of its population to the occupied area, for the purpose of displacing the current population. Israel has never done that. The settlements have been built up voluntarily, often by citizens looking to return to their previous homes, or to the land once inhabited by their ancestors. No Israelis have been forcibly bussed to the West Bank and commanded to build up settlements.

Underlying every peace talk and negotiation is the understanding that the “final status” of the territories is still undecided. In the interim, until such an agreement is reached regarding the land, the “status quo” remains—the settlements remain under Israeli authority, and the government can continue to allow the building and expansion of the settlements.

What do you think?

  • vivek
    August 29, 2013
    3:26 am
     

    Israel has all the rights to build homes in west bank, what is wrong when they believe they are chosen one ! I think Muslim umma is getting fruits of their karma, the oppression they did of others

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  • HASSAN
    July 23, 2013
    6:02 am
     

    Israel State is one and building homes is right for all Israelis.

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  • Paul
    January 21, 2013
    11:58 pm
     

    When Israel gave away the settlements in the year 2005, I honestly thought he was a huge mistake in the name of Peace. On the contrary, Israel needs more buffer zones in order to protect themselves from their enemy. Get back those settlements and the hell with the UN. Those people only recognize brute force. One thing I have noticed throughout the years is that the Arabs lie so much that eventually they failed to recognize what’s the truth or what is false. My advice is: Do Not Give Those Palestinians An Inch Of Your Land…not even a centimeter.

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  • Jim
    December 27, 2012
    10:07 am
     

    The Sad State of Affairs in Israeli State, know your History, is a must, the truth will set u free,Nations Do not Mess with covenant land, if U do u will suffer as nation.bless Israel

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  • Virgil
    October 27, 2012
    7:32 pm
     

    Is there no pease in the middle east Jesus said Iam in your hearts and mind to end of time each time we kill one of Gods Children we are fullfilling the devils wishes I wish each side of this war would ask yourself this if we are carrying on where Jesus left off as a Good Samaritan to help that All Points on the Compass of life points to the North Star to remind us of the tyeachings and healings that Jesus tried to show Gods Children what their perpose inlife is which path will you show God and his son Jesus Preist Levite or Good Samaritan each time one of Gods Children is killed you become a Levite for I have seen the Levites suffering in HELL when they took greed over human life these sensly killings must STOP and pray for forgiveness before God/Jesus because they are ALWAYS mersiful and forgiving as we ALL are Gods children ask yourself this if I was Jesus would he do what Iam doing killing one of Gods Children or many we can chance our distney when man cares about man for it is written I have seen what will happen if YOU dont lay down your weapons and love one another share your love land and wealth and there will be pease in middle East and God/Jesus will see man can love each other without killing each other this is no Gods/Jesus well head warning the ball is in both sides choose the right path because Jesus when he comes will distroy ALL that have have distroyed their Children this must come to an end !

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  • james
    October 5, 2012
    7:30 pm
     

    Hello Steve are you still there? the reason believer’s quote from the BIBLE is because it’s truth, something really lacking in this world. Old or New testament it is wisdom. Try reading it sometime.

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    • Bob
      August 11, 2013
      12:55 pm
       

      Have you ever read the bible? Not one piece of truth.

      Also doesn’t it say that all Jews are of the lineage of Jacob the deceiver, son of Isaac the almost BBQ? So much for morality

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  • Jean-Pierre
    July 2, 2012
    10:11 pm
     

    The atmosphere for peaceful compromise is very bad. Abbas once offered some territorial compromise, then he rejected Israel keeping the Western Wall area, and without Gaza there is no peace.

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  • Steve
    February 9, 2012
    7:57 am
     

    With all due respect to the Christians here, I am SICK of seeing bible passages in order to justify Israel’s right to exist. As an Israel supporter, this really grinds my gears as this is the reason Israel is mocked so frequently- it’s supporters are bible bashers, who do more bad then good with their constant Bible quotations. To put it frankly- the UN won’t care one bit if you quote some verse in order to protect Israel. For goodness sakes, read some books by Alan Dershowitz or actually brush up on History and Statistics if you actually care. I’m probably going to be bombarded with a load of bible verses condemning me to hell for disregarding the bible’s importants but I really don’t care, all I care about is the ridiculous amount of bible bashing which makes a mockery not only of the Israeli cause, but of the people who support it that can actually justify their support without 10 hail marys.
    Anyway, here’s something for everybody. Israel is in the middle of a housing crisis with 40% hgher house prices. Israel has one of the highest immigration rates of the world. The Palestinians being removed refuse to join Israel, as they hate the Israelis. Why? Because they’re Jewish, not due to victimisation or whatever Press TV wants to portray it as. Look up the 1920, 1921 or the 1929 riots, it’s been going on for years. And it’s Jewish land as the Rothchild Family and other Jewish Zionists bought 12.5% of the land back in 1912. The reason the Muslim Palestinians moved there is because they were scared of the Jewish Immigration into land that had barely been occupied. Check sources such as books and quotations from the late 1800s about people who had journeyed through- uncultivated land. They settled there to counter Jewish Immigration. And then my second point- 40% of the land owned by Palestinians is inhabited. The other 60%? Barely anything. When the Jews inhabit it, yet again the “Palestinians” (The term coming from the Greek Philistim pirates who settled in Gaza hundreds of years before the Romans and then being enshrined by the Romans, as Syria Palestina) will settle there… In uninhabited land.

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    • R Hadassah
      February 24, 2012
      6:15 am
       

      I agree Steve.I’m a believer in Yeshua, & strongly hold on to the Biblical truths as regards Israel & her right to the Land. However, Christians need to get historical facts to back support.RHD SHALOM

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    • Glenda
      February 25, 2012
      10:45 am
       

      These folk just don’t get it, they are clueless to WHOM God Jehovah is and His Book of instructions (Our Bible). God said DO NOT Divide MY Land nor remove The Landmarks.

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    • Lidi
      December 15, 2012
      10:17 am
       

      Alan Dershowitz is not comperable to the God of Israel whom the autor of the holy Bible.Am sorry for you dear Steve Without the Bible there is no truth.Israel is under the protection of God! Aleluya!

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    • Victor
      July 28, 2013
      1:20 pm
       

      Steve, telling people who see the Bible as literal truth to stop quoting it is a lost cause. Instead, ask them to learn the history & facts to better counter the lies spread Israel’s enemies.

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  • Juanita
    January 14, 2012
    6:11 am
     

    If your father gave you land and a home on it, would you expect your jealous neighbor to knock on your door and say, “I want some of your land”? God gave the land to Israel! Enough said.

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    • Frederica
      January 9, 2013
      3:56 pm
       

      I totally agreee with Juanita’s statement! God gave Israel to the Jewish people.

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  • Wayne
    February 26, 2011
    1:52 pm
     

    The Oslo Accords of 1993 constituted a series of interim agreements, intended to bring peace between Israel and Palestinians, who breached their obligations and responded with terrorism against Israel.

    In 2000, Israel PM Ehud Barak offered PA Chairman Arafat a series of unprecedented concessions. The Palestinians rejected the offer with no counter-offer, but instead launched a pre-planned wave of violence, called the Second Intifada, killing 1,184 Israelis.

    In August ’05 Israel, under PM Sharon, disengaged Israeli forces and removed settlements from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria. The Palestinians expressed their appreciation by firing rockets on Israel from the Gaza Strip and elected Iran-backed Hamas to power.

    In 2008, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert made PA President Abbas an unprecedented peace offer, which were roundly rejected by the Palestinians.

    On June 14, 2009, PM Netanyahu accepted a Palestinian nation-state alongside a Jewish nation-state in peace and security. He invited the PA to begin negotiations immediately and without conditions to promote peace. His speech was rejected by the Palestinians, responding in the Sixth Fatah Conference that the Palestinians are “to be creative in finding new forms of struggle and resistance.”

    Israel has repeatedly made concessions and attempts at realizing peace with the Palestinians. The Palestinians have consistently rejected all such efforts and responded with more terrorism and rocket attacks. Israel has demonstrated a willingness to compromise for peace. The Palestinians’ terms are non-negotiable and not subject to any compromise: they want Israel exterminated. Period.

    If the Palestinians need their own state, let the Arab nations carve one out from themselves. They have far more land to spare than Israel.

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    • Erez
      August 7, 2013
      5:31 pm
       

      My friends are missionaries in the US and want to move to Israel to serve the Lord there, they are 8 in the family and need financial help to buy flights tickets about $8,000.00, Blessings!

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  • american warroir
    February 24, 2011
    5:30 pm
     

    ok children… GOD OWNS EVERYTHING.. BELIEVE IT OR NOT.. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ISRAEL WILL EXPAND ITS BORDERS IN THE END TIMES… TO FULFILL Gods promise go mess with God you lose….

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    • Suzanne
      July 4, 2011
      3:46 pm
       

      What scripture tells of expanding in the end times?
      Thank you

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      • Ron
        May 4, 2013
        6:39 am
         

        Suzanne, if you read this, your question concerning the borders is found in the book of Joshua 13.

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  • kimberly
    December 23, 2010
    12:32 pm
     

    Encroixable!!!

    How in the world do you people justify this? You want to ‘use’ the Bible to infer the meaning you choose; and disregard what is said in whole… you miss the mark, by miles:(

    Balfour Declaration mean anything to any of you ‘history’ buffs? Or are you so indoctrinated with your anti-christian and zionist stance that you left God and Jesus’ commandments to the wayside?

    It’s pretty fascinating, at best.

    Zionism is the product of Nazism; own it. Genocide is genocide. Lies are lies. And you people seem to be a well-source for the whole bag:(

    How many Christians are living in Gaza? Don’t care about them, either?

    Amazing! Amazing faulty logic.
    How impressive:/

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    • Beverly
      January 15, 2012
      8:39 pm
       

      Since it it is obvious that you do not have respect the bible, there is no convincing you of the truth. You seem to listen to the big lies of the Arabs rather than the truths in the bible.

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  • Sophia
    November 19, 2010
    8:57 am
     

    No arguements! The words of every human being is but dust and ashes; only the word of God stands forever. The land was promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants. God fulfilled His promise by bringing the descendants of Abraham with a mighty hand out of Egypt and settled them in the promised land. There is no case, Heaven rules! Or who can challenge His order?

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    • steven
      November 29, 2010
      7:48 pm
       

      thats right sophia, and if muslims respect and honor the prophets and jesus like they say they do why dont they accept there gosphel? jesus said all thru out his ministry that he is lord, anyone says different is an antichrist. israel is blessed,and the jews is decendents of abraham,isaac,and jacob.they are the chosen people,they will return to god in full belief and he will be there god,and thru christ on the cross and our belief and faith in him were all baptised in the body of christ!!! praise the lord!!

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    • Lidi
      December 15, 2012
      10:21 am
       

      Sophia God bless you!

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  • Bobby
    November 19, 2010
    7:59 am
     

    The world hates the Jews because they are Gods chosen people. The world hated Jesus too! He said, “If the world hates you, remember that they hated me first”. You all can argue the politics till your dizzy, but the facts are simple. One other prominent religious leader on his death bed instructed his people to hate Jews and Christians and that they should be treated like dogs. That is it right there, nothing else. Gods word is eternal, Jews and Christians, we share the same God, the same father in faith, Abraham. The same law of ten commandments. The fact that we are reconciling is a sign of things to come so stay focussed.

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  • Faith
    November 18, 2010
    8:32 pm
     

    The land of Israel rightfully belongs to the Jews – given by God to the true descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not that the Israel does not want peace but how can there be peace if they cannot accept Israel’s God.

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    • Beverly
      January 15, 2012
      8:42 pm
       

      Jews do not accept Jesus and never will because he did not fulfill what the Messiah will fulfill. It has nothing to do with peace. The Arabs alone hold the key to peace; they deny Israel’s right to ex

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  • David
    November 7, 2010
    5:29 am
     

    How can Israel be considered a democracy when for over sixty years the Palestiaans are excluded; segration is the order of the day and the IDF seems to have the same moral standards as the KKK had here in the USA. When and were can the Palestians build homes. The refugees need to be resettled and need to be equal citizens of Israel . The settlements make the two state solution non viable. These refugees need homes too. As a Christian I think that all people are equal and there is no master race. Yet the reality in Israel today is that democracy is only for the master religion(jews).When I read about the problem the Isralie Arabs are not full and equal citizens. I pray for peace and justice in the Holy Land; jew and non-jew equal justice.

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    • Bobby
      November 19, 2010
      8:08 am
       

      I think you need to review the history, Israel did not exclude the Palestinians, they withdrew and chose a path of war. They have threatened Israels welfare ever since. Also review Ezekiel 37 and 38 which prophesies on events yet to come. Biblical prophesy has a solid track record of being extremely accurate.

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  • Mark
    October 1, 2010
    6:56 am
     

    The land was a part of what God has given to the Jewish people. God and only God has the right to say who belongs there. It was given to Abraham and promissed to every generation of his people Israel. It can’t be settled by any people but the 12 tribes of the Jewish people. The enemy is the palestinians, If peace is what they want then stop attacking Israel.

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    • Jo
      October 1, 2010
      11:10 am
       

      I agree with you.
      The only reason there is war is because the Arabs want to take the land given to the Jews.
      If they would just sit down and shut up, the Jews would not attack them.

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    • Tony G.
      November 22, 2010
      2:44 am
       

      In any case, Israel should remain there and kick out those alqaeda people. They forget Ariel sharon gave them money to live with there family and could cross the border to go to work and go to school. Now, they are griddy! they have to eat their weapons and their alqaeda’s minution. it’s an anger people, there’s nothing else to do with them, kick them off Jerusalem and and the whole Palestines!

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  • Helen
    October 1, 2010
    6:46 am
     

    It doesn’t matter what we think. It only matters what God sayes and what He thinks. The Bible sayes that in the end times people will fight over the Holy Lands.God gave Isreal to the Jewes FOREVER. Their will be no peace until the anti-christ makes a peace treaty only to take it back when they least expect it. If you want to know what happens in the end, read your Bible.

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  • Russell
    September 30, 2010
    7:41 pm
     

    god gave the Israelites the land from Abraham’s time and when they came from bondage of egypt led by Moses they did not obey God at that time . i say obey God now destroy the enemy before you man woman and beast take nothing and leave nothing alive or crawling as he commanded to you in the days of Moses , touch no unclean thing and take no unclean thing purge the land of all that is unclean and unGodly

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  • Doreen
    September 30, 2010
    3:50 pm
     

    ISRAEL HAS EVERY RIGHT TO BUILD ON THEIR LAND GIVEN TO THEM BY GOD! COME ON ALLEN AND GEORGE, READ YOUR BIBLE!!!! THIS LAND HAS NEVER IN HISTORY BELONGED TO THE PALESTINIANS, LET THEIR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS TAKE THEM IN. THEN AGAIN TO THINK OF IT HAVE THEY????

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  • devorah
    September 30, 2010
    3:32 pm
     

    I CALLED THE PALESTIANIANS GER, BUT IN RELIATY THEY ARE NOT, THEY ARE THE ENEMY WHO WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE LAND AWAY FROM THOSE WHOM YHWH HAS GIVEN IT TO. IT IS THE WORK OF THE ENEMY AND ISRAEL CANNOT GIVE ONE MORE INCH AWAY. THE LAND BELONGS TO YHWH, WHO HAS GIVEN IT TO ISRAEL. ISRAEL CANNOT MAKE ANY BARGEN WITH THE ENEMY AND LOOSE TERRITORY.

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  • devorah
    September 30, 2010
    3:02 pm
     

    I agree with Jon. The Palestinians have no leagal right to that land. Israel needs to keep the land and eventually possess all the land given them by YHWH. He does not change His mind, as humans do at times.Israel cannot surrender land in hope to be at peace with the ger.

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  • Jon
    September 30, 2010
    2:07 pm
     

    Seems to me that the “Palestinians” can’t be thrown out of a home they don’t have. There hasn’t been any land that even remotely belongs to “Palestinians” since the Roman times. Their argument is moot.

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  • Tom Tom
    August 11, 2010
    4:02 pm
     

    God Bless Israel, We Love Your People, And WE Love Your Enemies Too. We Will Continue To Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem. I Also Pray That All Christians Every Where Will Continue To Support Israel, God Bless.

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  • Cheryl
    August 8, 2010
    10:52 pm
     

    It is in prophesy that the Israelites would return to the land of Israel and they would prosper. The land was promised to be restored to the Israelites in the HOLY BIBLE and that has been fullfilled. Now where we are at is the struggle for them to keep the land and yet share it with the others who are not of Israelite descencition. This will continue to be a problem until all is fulfilled that was prophificed in ancient days. That is why prayer for peace to the nation is so important so that peace will come for when all has been done then there will be a nation of peace. And we are to pray not only for the peace but for all peoples of all nations

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  • JARRED
    July 19, 2010
    9:31 am
     

    Allen, the Bible says that God promised the land to the Jews plain and simple. Be aware of the fact that the Bible is the literal word of God and God is truth. The Israelis were simply taking back what was promised to them. God promised that land to Abraham and his descendants forever. That means the land was theirs then as it is rightfully theirs now and from now on. Case closed! I fully support the Jewish state of Israel and believe the actions Israel are justified.

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    • nasser
      September 7, 2010
      12:18 am
       

      see you are usig religion to justify terror how are you any diffrent from al qaeda

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      • Lidi
        December 15, 2012
        10:32 am
         

        Nasser this is not your place p.s go away we had enough of your kind of negative people!

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  • George
    March 25, 2010
    3:20 pm
     

    Allen, You are right on. Stolen land. Ask the Palestinians how they feel who have been thrown out their East Jerusalem homes in favor of Israeli occupants.

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  • Allen
    January 2, 2010
    10:11 pm
     

    Let’s see what The Fourth Geneva Convention, article 85 says.
    “4. In addition to the grave breaches defined in the preceding paragraphs and in the Conventions, the following shall be regarded as grave breaches of this Protocol, when committed willfully and in violation of the Conventions or the Protocol:
    (a) the transfer by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory, in violation of Article 49 of the Forth Convention.”

    This is followed by “5. Without prejudice to the application of the Conventions and of this Protocol, grave breaches of these instruments shall be regarded as war crimes.”

    The Israeli government subsidizes the settlements, provides electric power, water, roads, and other infrastructure that is denied Palestinians. Significant portions of Palestinian lands are confiscated. Settler terror attacks upon Palestinians are rarely thwarted or curtailed. And a significant segment of Jewish settlers openly acknowledge their goal to occupy all of the Palestinian lands as their G-given right.

    Inasmuch as you purport to be a Christian organization, I cannot understand how your position along with your selective rationale squares with the teachings and life of Jesus.
    –Allen Johnson (name and address by permission)
    Dunmore, West Virginia

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    • Denise
      March 26, 2010
      10:02 am
       

      The settlements were built on unowned land, and the settlers weren’t forced to live there by the Israeli government. The settlements are not illegal. Why does Judea/Samaria need to be Judenrein? 20% of Israel’s citizens are Arab.

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    • Volker
      March 26, 2010
      11:59 pm
       

      Come on Allen, all of Israel, including the so-called occupied territories, belongs to the Jews! The Palestinians are claiming land that simply does not belong to them, biblically and historically speaking.

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    • Doreen
      September 30, 2010
      3:55 pm
       

      ALLEN, GOD DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE 4TH GENEVA CONVENTION. HIS WORD STANDS FOREVER! ALL OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWS! END OF STORY!

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      • Theresa Abood
        November 20, 2010
        2:51 pm
         

        Amen…God is the only word that matters.No man made time frame…man made nothing…only Gods word!

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        • Arenon
          February 29, 2012
          2:38 am
           

          HOW COME THE BUS BOMBINGS IN ENGLAND A COUPLE YEARS BACK DIDN?T RESULT IN A FULL FLEDGED WAR? Explain pslaee.What a stupid try and lame attempt to compare apples and oranges. You’ll have to tell me wh

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      • Lidi
        December 15, 2012
        10:34 am
         

        Doreen well done God bless you!

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    • Robert
      September 30, 2010
      5:15 pm
       

      I really resent these fraudulent palistinians trying to steal land that was never theirs and did absolutly nothing to ever make it better. Lets review the facts ; the palistinians were the southern inhabitants of Transjordon and that was thier homeland until Queen Rahea throw them out of what is now Jordon .This was because of all of the problems and violence they were creating and because they were multiplying so fast they would have taken over that country.
      Transjordon was given to the Heshimites by Britian becausethey were friendly to them & because they backed Britian in the first World War.The southern part of this country was given to the palistinians . The palistinians never hed a claim on Isreal and never occupied it. Can somebody tell me when they were supposed to have occupied this land and who was their King and Queen ?

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      • Theresa Abood
        November 20, 2010
        2:53 pm
         

        God is watching…God is listening.God does not want us to worry.Just pray! Eat the word of God.

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      • TONY G.
        November 22, 2010
        2:33 am
         

        those are all history from world war I and II in the 20 th Century. Let’s go back to egypt till Canaan. Moses before he died, he passed the power to Joshua who supposed to conduct Israel to the Promise Land, wich was Canaan, called now Palestine, name given by Romans and the the Knives of the Holy War. Joshua took over Canaan and the Israel, the people of God settled there in peace. The promise Land starts from Jordon to west Bank and Dea sea to Mnt Lebanon( become now a country called Lebanon). Palestinians are not jewwish and they were working as servant, slaves and guard of the back yards for the jewish families in these times. Many wars happen between Israelian tribes and the countries surrounded to take over the Promise Land from the Jewish people. And the history is too long to tell you till Israel tribes habe deported everywhere in the world and those arabic people called Palestinians took over the promised Land and the settled there. the international community, by there ignorance, wantIsrael left to go where, I don’t know. All those you see now happen between Israel and those palestinians, are writen in the Bible. The jewish people are around the world, and they will come back to the promise Land soon. That would be the Harmaghedon and the last time for the outside tribes of Israel to come back Home!
        I support Israel in this cause and I know the great battle shall be soon to accomplish the prophecies in the Bible!
        I can not understand when an Orthodoxe preacher said in Palestines 2 months ago, that Israel took some part of the history in the Bible to settle there in Palestine. That’s ridiculous! All those lands belong to Israel and God gave them to His people, Israel!

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        • Suzanne
          July 4, 2011
          3:56 pm
           

          Think about the New Jerusalem-It will hold all Gods People and will be part of it along-Adopted Jews through Christ–How COOL is that

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    • James
      September 30, 2010
      11:54 pm
       

      Allen, you quote Geneva Convention yet where you err at is this land belonged to Israel before the Geneva Convention ever was. You need to study history even in the days when Jesus walked among us when Rome governed Israel this territory and all of Jerusalem belonged to Israel.

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      • Lidi
        December 15, 2012
        10:45 am
         

        James I think Allen is not his real name.I saw in many sites the unti Israel state who change ther names to the western names to doubt eachother .They are everywhere,as there master is a lier so…

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    • Theresa
      November 20, 2010
      2:57 pm
       

      What does Gods word say? I have never in all my reading of the bible read a word of why we should worry about the geneva convention…Pray,pray pray!

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    • Ted
      March 10, 2011
      1:42 pm
       

      The settlements must go. Isreal has to work with her neighbors or live to see the bad end. It may already be too late. In the future, it will not take much technology in weapons to erase any piece of beach and all who live on it. Time to talk. Get your heads out! I think we are going into Isreal’s last quarter. Look into the near future of what’s happening in the Middle East. All the help in the world from the US and any amount of money will help Isreal if she doesn’t get along with her neighbors. I hope the country good luck, but I think that the future looks like crap in her neighborhood.

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