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Approximately 75 people filled a room in the Longworth House Office Building yesterday for a lunchtime briefing on Israel’s abuse of US citizens.

The briefing, organized by American Muslims for Palestine, featured testimony from US citizens directly impacted by Israel or those who litigated on behalf of US citizens killed by Israel.

Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also spoke at the briefing about her family’s separate-and-unequal treatment by Israel. Tlaib decried how her mother, a US citizen, is not allowed by Israel to visit the West Bank via Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv because she also has Palestinian identification. Instead, her mother must transit to the West Bank via Jordan. Tlaib was blunt in her criticism of this Israeli policy, calling it “segregation”.

Tlaib also recounted her first visit to Palestine at age 12 to attend a family wedding in the West Bank. Growing up in Detroit with primarily Black teachers who instilled in her a knowledge of the “pain of oppression and segregation,” Tlaib was shocked by Israel’s separation of Palestinians at border control. Standing in a slow-moving line of Palestinians while others breezed through security, Tlaib realized that “this is what my teachers taught me about what happened to Blacks in America.”

She urged the Capitol Hill audience to “push back against these kinds of racist policies in Israel.”

Tlaib also addressed the Palestinian-American and Palestine solidarity activists in the audience, urging them to engage their Members of Congress about the issue because many of them have a limited knowledge base. She recommended that activists “pull back a little” from terminology and history, and instead “talk about you first, the personal.” First-term Members of Congress are “waiting for you to teach them.”

American Muslims for Palestine offered a way to do just that by releasing a 31-page policy paper, entitled “Israel’s Treatment of US Citizens: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations”, at the briefing. The policy paper details Israel’s killing and injuring of US citizens along with the discriminatory entry policies Tlaib described.

The paper makes three major policy recommendations for decision-makers. The United States should conduct its own investigations when Israel kills or injures its citizens and stop deferring to Israel to investigate and exonerate itself.

Second, the United States also should hold accountable Israeli military units and individuals who commit human rights abuses against US citizens using existing sanctions mechanisms such as the Arms Export Control Act, the Foreign Assistance Act, the “Leahy Laws”, and the Global Magnitsky Act.

Finally, Israel should continue to be denied entry into the Visa Waiver Program as long as it continues to discriminate in its entry policies toward US citizens due to their national origin, religion, or political viewpoint.

The first featured speaker of the briefing was Maria LaHood, Deputy Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights. LaHood filed a lawsuit against Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of Rachel Corrie, a US citizen who was crushed to death by a bulldozer as she tried to prevent a Palestinian home from being demolished in the Gaza Strip in 2003. LaHood recounted how the US government failed to investigate her death even after it concluded that Israel’s own investigation was inadequate.

LaHood also filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to gather information about the US government’s response to Israel’s killing of US citizen Furkan Doğan aboard a humanitarian flotilla which attempted to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2010. Despite a UN finding that Doğan was shot by Israeli naval commandos at point-blank range, the documents she obtained revealed the Obama administration to be in cahoots with Israel to prevent it from facing international accountability.

Another panelist was Brian Avery, a North Carolina-based musician who was shot in the face and seriously wounded by Israeli troops while he was volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Nablus in 2003. Avery recounted the farcical nature of Israel’s investigation into his injury, describing how Israeli military authorities tried to deny responsibility even after the Israeli doctor who performed his surgery confirmed that the large-caliber bullet which shattered his cheek and jaw could only have come from an Israeli military gun.

Avery’s work with the ISM consisted of accompanying Palestinian children to school during the height of curfews and sieges imposed by Israel during the second intifada, as well as providing first aid to those injured. Despite the life-altering injuries Avery sustained, he expressed having no regrets.

The panel also featured Emily Siegel of Eyewitness Palestine who has helped prepare approximately 1,000 US citizens to visit Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory on solidarity delegations. Siegel recounted how she was subjected to intrusive questioning by Israel, asked to open her personal email account for inspection, and deported by Israel despite her Jewish-American privilege. Siegel stressed, however, that in her experience, the overwhelming number of US citizens subjected to this treatment are Palestinian-, Arab-, and Muslim-Americans. She emphasized that Israel’s racist denial of entry policies are part of a broader and systematic pattern of racism inflicted upon the Palestinian people.

The panel concluded with testimony from teenage journalist Janna Jihad. Based in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Jihad is a US citizen born in Gainesville, Florida. Jihad spoke passionately about the oppression she has experienced growing up under Israeli military occupation, including seeing relatives killed and dealing with the daily indignities of land theft and checkpoints restricting her movement.

AMP live-streamed the briefing on Facebook, which has been viewed nearly 4,000 times in less than 24 hours.

With Congress about to embark on its summer recess, constituents will be able soon to press their Members of Congress about these policy recommendations at town hall meetings.

Josh Ruebner

Josh Ruebner is Senior Principal at Progress Up Consulting and author of Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State? and Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso Books).

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  1. aloeste on July 25, 2019, 1:52 pm

    enemy combatants pay a price wherever in the world they intrude.
    foolishly entering war zones and expecting Superman bullet defying abilities is ludicrous

    • Bumblebye on July 25, 2019, 3:43 pm

      You equate humanitarian work with ‘enemy combatants? How does that work?

      You *admit* that occupied Palestine is a ‘war zone’, even though it consists of israeli military might against demilitarised and mostly completely unarmed Palestinians (and their humanitarian supporters).

      Okey doke aloeste. Got the measure of your madness now.

      • Talkback on July 25, 2019, 4:45 pm

        Bumblebye: “You equate humanitarian work with ‘enemy combatants?”

        aloeste was talking about illegal setters.

    • echinococcus on July 25, 2019, 5:01 pm

      “foolishly entering war zones and expecting Superman bullet defying abilities is ludicrous”

      Very well said, fake-Western.
      Tell it to every single Zionist invader who suicidally went to Palestine to provoke the local people, making the entirety of Palestine and its environs a war zone. And murderously raised offspring there.

      Hint: it’s not the smart ones who go to invade Palestine or stay there.

    • Misterioso on July 26, 2019, 11:43 am

      @aloeste

      Reality:

      Jan 19, 2018 – Haaretz
      Opinion: “In Israel, Growing Fascism and a Racism Akin to Early Nazism” by Zeev Sternhell.**
      EXCERPT:
      “I frequently ask myself how a historian in 50 or 100 years will interpret our period. When, he will ask, did people in Israel start to realize that the state that was established in the War of Independence, on the ruins of European Jewry and at the cost of the blood of combatants some of whom were Holocaust survivors, had devolved into a true monstrosity for its non-Jewish inhabitants. When did some Israelis understand that their cruelty and ability to bully others, Palestinians or Africans, began eroding the moral legitimacy of their existence as a sovereign entity?”
      ______________________________________________________

      https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-israel-s-suicidal-passion-for-tribal-nationalism-1.6657209?utm_term=20181116-02%3A26&utm_campaign=Zeev+Sternhell&utm_medium=email&writerAlerts=true&utm_source=smartfocus&utm_content=www.haaretz.com%2Fopinion%2F1.6657209

      Opinion “Israel’s Suicidal Passion for Tribal Nationalism”

      “The fate of the Jews has been tied to the fate of liberal values, and yet the levels of racist tribal nationalism reached here are incomparable, even to those of the chauvinists in the West we increasingly treat as allies.” Nov 16, 2018, Haaretz – By Zeev Sternhell

      ** Zeev Sternhell is a Polish-born Israeli historian, political scientist, commentator on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and writer. He is one of the world’s leading experts on fascism. Sternhell headed the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  2. Jackdaw on July 25, 2019, 2:19 pm

    “Tlaib decried how her mother, a US citizen, is not allowed by Israel to visit the West Bank via Ben Gurion Airport….Instead, her mother must transit to the West Bank via Jordan.
    Tlaib was blunt in her criticism of this Israeli policy, calling it “segregation”.

    Just like the Jim Crow days, when blacks were forced to use washrooms for ‘Coloreds’, Mrs. Tlaib must enter the West Bank from Jordan.

    Rep. Tlaib is a dim bulb, even by Congressional standards.

    • Jackdaw on July 25, 2019, 2:42 pm

      “Another panelist was Brian Avery, a North Carolina-based musician who was shot in the face and seriously wounded by Israeli troops while he was volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Nablus in 2003.”

      Avery chose to imbed himself with Arab street rioters right in the midst of the Second Intifada.

      Avery was shot in the evening, after he and his ISM cronies went out and violated curfew.

      Avery was taken to Israel for treatment, and all his medical costs were paid for by the State.

    • JWalters on July 25, 2019, 5:39 pm

      “Rep. Tlaib is a dim bulb”

      You seem to have lost your filament.

      • genesto on July 26, 2019, 3:35 pm

        Jackdraw and The Nut really aren’t worth the time of day! I know Brian Avery personally, know that he was just standing on the side of the road. minding his own business, when a sniper shot him in the face. It was soo big of the Israelis to pay for his treatment while he was there in the hospital. Bless their little hearts (pardon the dripping sarcasm J and N)! But they haven’t picked up any of the enormous cost that he and his family have endured since.

        I vote that we ignore both of these two unless, and until, they offer something of substance to discuss, instead of the hasbara-baked BS they continue to spew.

      • Mooser on July 27, 2019, 12:16 pm

        “I vote that we ignore both of these two…”

        Other Zionists do. They never ever try to convince us that Zionism is anything other than what “Jackdaw” and “Mondonut” say it is.

  3. JWalters on July 25, 2019, 5:31 pm

    Extremely glad to hear of these developments! America has been blanketed by a gigantic lie about Israel “the innocent victim” for decades, while the reality is that Israel has been a sadistic predator.
    “Sadistic display of violence”
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/07/palestinians-nationals-hospitalized/

    Israel’s blanket of lies, based on their corrupt monopoly of the mainstream media and their overwhelming campaign contributions, is starting to be shredded by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

    Israel’s crimes against individual Americans is a great focus. This can then expand into coverage of Israel’s crimes against America as a whole (e.g. their ruthless attack on the crew of the USS Liberty, stealing nuclear secrets and materials, etc.).

    I salute these true American patriots. Protection from such lying predators is exactly why freedom of speech was enshrined in the US Constitution.

  4. Elizabeth Block on July 26, 2019, 8:51 am

    When I was in Hebron, with Christian Peacemaker Teams, we escorted kindergarten children to and from school. Maybe we were voluntarily entering a “war zone,” otherwise known as a Palestinian city. But how about the children?

    • Jackdaw on July 27, 2019, 2:22 am

      Avery escorted kids to school as well. However, on the night he was shot, there was a curfew in effect, i.e. no school.

      Avery claims he was trying to protect kids on the night of, kids, Avery, and his friends in ISM would all have been violating the curfew. Avery assumed the risk, and was shot, at night, when everyone’s visibility is limited.

      This tragic shooting occurred in the midst of the Second Intifada, when Hamas was sending suicide bombers to slaughter innocent Jews and Arabs in restaurants or on buses.

  5. Jackdaw on July 27, 2019, 11:54 am

    You do know that Rashida’s grandmother lives in a famous old Jewish town?

    Beit Ur al-Faqua was once called Bethoron, and in 66 AD, at Bethoron, the Jews attacked and destroyed an entire Roman Legion.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethoron

    Of course this happened hundreds of years before Arabian tribesmen arrived under the banner of Islam.

    • Bumblebye on July 27, 2019, 10:25 pm

      And after islam was introduced the indigenous Jewish inhabitants gradually adopted the new faith, just as arabic gradually became the main language. Intermarriages occurred with the newcomers but essentially, the people of the region now are the same people who were always there – except for the invading, marauding 20th and 21st century incomers.

      • Jackdaw on July 28, 2019, 1:13 am

        @Fumbling Bee

        “Intermarriages occurred with the newcomers… ”

        Indeed many local Jews were forced to convert to Islam.

        “…but essentially, the people of the region now are the same people who were always there – except for the invading, marauding 20th and 21st century incomers “.

        Yes, except the ‘invading, marauding’ Franks, Turks, Circassions, Egyptians, Syrians, Bedouin, Bosnians, Ingushtis, Algerians and Sudanese ‘incomers’ who came during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and mixed with local ‘Palestinians’.

        [Ibrahim Pasha, the 1831 Egyptian conquerer of Palestine] “left behind him permanent colonies of Egyptians at Besian, Nablus, Irbid, Acre, and Jaffa. Into Jaffa alone, “at least 2,000 people have been imported.” -Ernst Frankenstein, Justice For My People, London, Nicholson and Watson, 1943, p. 127.

        In 1860, entire Algerian tribes immigrated en masse to Safed. The Muslims of Safed, are “mostly descended from these Moorish settlers and from Kurds that came earlier to the city.”
        -De Haas, Jacob, History of Palestine, The Last Two Thousand Years, New York, 1934, p. 425.

        “I learn of the arrival of about 6,000 of the Beni Sukhr Arabs at Tiberias who are very seldom seen this side of the Jordan.”
        -British Consul James Finn in apers Relating to the Distubances in Syria, no. 2, June 1860, p. 35.

        After 1870, “the [Turkish] forward policy included…the planting of Circassian colonies in the country.”
        -Smith, CG in Studies on Palestine During the Ottoman Period, Jerusalem, 1975, p. 93.

        Sad, sad goose.

      • Talkback on July 28, 2019, 11:14 am

        When Jackdaw has to copy paste from a comment in Daniel Pipes “Middle East Forum” to justify Jewish settler colonialism after 1922 by refering to colonial activities before Woodrow Wilson’s principle of self determination you know that he’s pretty desperate and grabs for any straw. ROFL.

        So tell us Jackdaw. Is colonizing a country a legitimate thing or only if Jews are the settlers?
        Let’s see if you have the balls to answer this question.

      • Jackdaw on July 28, 2019, 4:47 pm

        @clap trap

        Not justifying anything.

        Just explaining in reaction Fumble Bee’s remark, “…but essentially, the people of the region now are the same people who were always there – except for the invading, marauding 20th and 21st century incomers “

      • Talkback on July 29, 2019, 3:15 am

        Jackdaw: @clap trap”

        @ Infantile Zionist

        Infantile Zionist: Not justifying anything.

        Just explaining …”

        Does anybody need to explain to you what “essentially” means?

      • Jackdaw on July 29, 2019, 9:37 am

        “Essentially” means Fumble By doesn’t know anything about migration into, or out of, the Holy Land.

        And apparently, neither do you.

        You may get the last word in now.

  6. Talkback on July 27, 2019, 4:59 pm

    Jackdaw: “You do know that Rashida’s grandmother lives in a famous old Jewish town?”

    Jewish? ROFL Horon was a canaaite deity. And the arabic names preserve part of the original Canaanite names.

    Of course this happened all before Jewish colonists arrived under the banner of Israeli occupation, usurpation and land confiscation. And since you are so much interested in history:

    The Apartheid state has illegally conficscated land by several villages and towns to build illegal only-for-Jews-settlement. In the case of its illegal settlement “Beit Horon” the Apartheid state illegaly confiscated from these Palestinian places (1 Dunum = 0.25 Acre):

    Beit Ur al Fauqa Village = 863 Dunum
    Beit Ur al-Tahta’ Village = 2 Dunum
    At-Tira Village = 67 Dumum
    Beituniya Town = 1036 for Beit Horon and for Giv’at Ze’ev plus another 518 dunum for its state terrorist base Ofar which includes a prison for Palestinians

    Oh wait, did I mention the illegal Israeli settlement Giv’at Ze’ev? Another 2246 dunum were illegaly confiscated from the Palestinian village Al-Jib which lost another 108 dunum that were illegaly confiscated by the illegal Israeli settlements Givon and another 13 dumum by the illegal Israeli settlement Giv’on HaHadasha (New Givon) which also illegaly confiscated 189 dunum from the Palestinian village Beit Ijza which lost another 9 dunums to the illegal Israeli settlement Giv’at Ze’ev. Another 186 dunum were illegaly confiscated also for the illegal Israeli settlement Giv’on Ha’hadasha from the Palestinian town Biddu which lost another 627 dunums through illegal confisaction for the illegal Israel settlement Har Adar (Giv’at HaRadar) which illegaly confiscated another 36 dunum from the Palestinian Town Qatanna plus 456 dunum from the Palestinian town Beit Surik which lost another 149 dunum to Mevaseret Zion by illegal confiscation.

    And all of this land was only illegaly confiscated by the Apartheid state to build Israeli illegal settlements! But that’s not the end! The Apartheid state needs also Apartheid roads to connect its illegal settlemernts and an illegal wall routing to ensure this crime. These are it’s military order which only refer to the Palestinian villages and towns mentioned above plus some more.

    03/98/H: 4th of Nov 1998. Confiscates lands from Beituniya, Deir „Ibzi‟, „Ein „Arik and „Ein Qiniya localities for the construction of a 4470m long and 80m wide road.
    06/01/T: 21st of Mar 2001. Confiscates a total land area of 17.3 dunums from the lands of Beituniya for security purposes and the establishment of a crossing.
    107/03/T: 31st Dec 2003 Confiscates 238.4 dunums from Qatanna, Biddu, Beir Surik, and al Qubeiba for construction of the Wall.
    108/03/T: 31st Dec 2003 Confiscates 334.3 dunums in Beit Surik, Biddu and Beit Iksa for construction of the Segregation Wall.
    109/03/T: 31st Dec 2003 Confiscates 334 dunums in Beit Ijza, Biddu, Beit Iksa, and Beit Duqqu for construction of the Segregation Wall.
    110/03/T: 30th of Dec 2003 Confiscates 144 dunums of the lands of At Tira, Beit ‘Ur al Fauqa and Beituniya for security purposes and the construction of the Segregation Wall.
    111/03/T: 31st of Dec 2003 Confiscates 41 dunums of the lands of At Tira, Beit ‘Ur al Fauqa and Beituniya for the construction of the Segregation Wall.
    112/03/T: 31st of Dec 2003. Confiscates a total land area of 480 dunums from the lands of Beit „Ur al Fauqa and Beituniya villages for the construction of the Segregation Wall.
    12/05/T: 31st of Dec 2005. Confiscates a total land area of 86.4 dunums from the lands of Beituniya for military purposes.
    12/95/T: 27th of Jul 1995. Confiscates lands from Beituniya and Al Bireh localities approx. 261 dunums of area for military purposes and the construction of around 8700m long and 30m wide road.
    13/05/T: 26th Jan 2005 Confiscates 226 dunums of land in Al Jib for the Segregation Wall construction.
    15/10/T: 15th of Mar 2010. Confiscates a total land area of 124.2 dunums from the lands of Beituniya for the construction of the Segregation Wall.
    21/96/T: 31st of Jan 1996. Confiscates lands from Beituniya and „Ein „Arik localities for the purpose of establishing a 3.2km road between the two localities to be connected with Ofar Military Base.
    37/04/T: 10th Apr 2004 Confiscates 3.6 dunums of Qatanna‟s lands for construction of the Wall.
    38/04/T: 15th Apr 2004 Confiscates 167.9 dunums of lands in Beit Surik for construction of the Wall.
    47/04/T: 14th of Mar 2005. Confiscates a total land area of 2.2 dunams of the lands of Beit „Ur at Tahta village for the construction of a bypass road.
    50/05/T: 22nd of Mar 2005. Confiscates a total land area
    51/05/T: 21st Mar 2005 Confiscates 91 dunums from Beit Ijza and Beit Duqqu for construction of the Segregation Wall.
    55/02/T: 23rd of Dec 2011. Confiscates a total land area of 3.8 dunams of the lands of Beit „Ur at Tahta and Beit „Ur al Fauqa villages for the construction of the Segregation Wall.
    59/03/T: 31st of Oct 2005. Confiscates a total land area of 83.9 dunums from the lands of Beituniya for military purposes; for the establishment of a goods crossing.
    75/04/T: 25th Oct 2004 Confiscates 336.1 dunums of Qatanna, Biddu and Beit Surik for construction of the Wall.
    81/05/T: 20th April 2005 Confiscates 118.4 dunums from Beit Surik for construction of the Wall.
    84/03/T: 9th Dec 2003 Confiscates 192.2 dunums of Qatanna‟s lands for construction of the Wall.
    87/04/T: 8th Nov 2004 Confiscates 351 dunums of Qatanna and Beit Anan for construction of the Wall.
    89/06/T: 26th Nov 2006 Confiscates 565 dunums of lands in Beit Iksa, Beit Surik and An Nabi Samuel for construction of the Wall.
    94/04/T: 31st Dec 2004 Confiscates 89 dunums of land in Al Jib for the Segregation Wall construction.
    95/04/T: 5th Mar 2004 Confiscates 144.2 dunums from Beit Ijza for construction of the Segregation Wall.
    96/04/T: 31st Dec 2004 Confiscates 71.9 dunums of Biddu’s lands to build the Segregation Wall.
    Amendment to 75/04/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 214.5 dunums of lands in Biddu, Qatanna and Beit Surik to build the Segregation Wall.
    Amendment to 76/04/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 149.7 dunums in Biddu, Beit Surik, and Beit Iksa for construction of the Wall.
    Amendment to 81/05/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates61.5 dunums of lands in Beit Surik town to build the Wall.
    Amendment to 84/03/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 22.5 dunums of Qatanna‟s lands for construction of the Wall.
    Amendment to 86/04/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates lands in Beit Surik to build the Wall.
    Amendment to 86/06/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 456 dunums of lands in Beit Iksa, Beit Surik and An Nabi Samuel for construction of the Wall.
    Amendment to 92/04/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 116 dunums of Qatanna and al Qubeiba for construction of the Wall.
    Amendment to 96/04/T: 8th Dec 2011 Confiscates 119 dunums in Biddu to build the Segregation Wall.

    Do you want more Apartheid history?

    • Jackdaw on July 27, 2019, 8:35 pm

      @Cabbage patch

      “ROFL Horon was a canaaite deity. And the arabic names preserve part of the original Canaanite names. ”

      So sorry, but you got that wrong too.

      The Hebrew name Bethoron (Beit Horon, בית חורון) is derived from the name of an Egypto-Canaanite deity, Horon, mentioned in Ugaritic literature.

      The Arabic name is derived from the Hebrew name, Beit Horon.

      Silly goose.

      • echinococcus on July 27, 2019, 11:14 pm

        “The Arabic name is derived from the Hebrew name”. Stupid ignoramus (Censor: he called a rational discussant “silly goose”, which you let stay; so don’t touch this.) Do you want a full list of all the dead languages that have been spoken in Palestine, apart from your particular remote hill tribe lingo? And the list of all other languages through which it became a contemporary Arabic toponym?

      • Talkback on July 28, 2019, 7:40 am

        Jackdaw: “@Cabbage patch”

        @ Infantile Zionist

        Jackdaw: “So sorry, but you got that wrong too.”

        Besides what?

        Jackdaw: “The Hebrew name Bethoron (Beit Horon, בית חורון) is derived from the name of an Egypto-Canaanite deity, Horon, mentioned in Ugaritic literature.”

        That’s exactly what I was saying, Horon was a Canaanite deity. There’s nothing “Jewish” about that. Horun had been worshipped for a thousand years or more before Abraham was even born.

        Beit Ur = House of Ur (“ur”, arabic “awr”) > Awron > Hauron ->Horon

        And since you are driving your “Jewish” agenda. If lower Betheron was built by “She’era, daughter of Beriah, son of Ephraim” I have to tell you that Ephraim was born in Egypt and married an Egyptian woman. Was ist therefore an old Egyptian town?

        We know that Londinum (London) was fonded by Romans. Does that mean that everyone who lives in London lives in a “famous old Roman town”? And are todays Romans entitled to it?

        Jackdaw: “Silly goose.”

        Silly jackass.

        Why are you so silent about modern “Jewish” history? Is Israel’s crimal setter colonialism too overwhelming? And that was only a small excerpt. Let’s continue with the allready mentioned Deir Ibzi.

        And bear in mind that all the data so far was from 2012. Who knows how many land the Apartheid state has illegaly confiscated between 2012 and 2019.

        So 22 dunum were illegaly confiscated from Deir Ibzi for the illegal Israeli settlement of Dolev which also illegaly confiscated 157 dunums of Ein Qiniya and 867 dunums from Al-Janiya which lost another 1,667 dunums by illegal confiscation to the illegal Israeli settlement Talmon which also illegaly confiscated 289 dunums from Al-Zaitounah which also lost 19 dunums by illegal confiscation to the illegal Israeli settlement Nahl’iel which also illegaly confiscated 396 dunums from al-Ittihad which also lost 408 dunums to the illegal settlement Na’aleh, 44 dunums to the allready mentioned illegal settlement Talmon and another 10 dunums to the illegal settlement Hallamish, all by illegal confiscation. Now, Na’aleh also illegaly confiscated 604 from Deir Nidham … oh, it’s just endless. And I only started with Deir Ibzi!

        Every time a new Palestinian village or town pops up which land was illegaly confiscated for an illegal Israel settlement which also illegaly confiscated land from yet another Palestinian village or town.

        Is there actually any land that Israel legally acquired besides the 6% the were owned by private Jews and the JNF in 1948? Or is it just illegal conquest, confiscation and annexation for Jews only?

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