New Israeli demolitions in East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have announced new demolitions of Palestinian houses built illegally in East Jerusalem.

Building permits are absolutely impossible to obtain by Palestinians, which makes them to build illegally out of despair, something that the Israelis count one, to give them reasons for demolition.

At the same time, Jewish settlers can liberally build their ‘illegal settlements’ (in reality, whole cities, with ugly concrete forms) under the protection of the Israeli Army.

The new measures of the Israeli government, that are obviously not conducive to peace, nor encouraging dialogue, have enraged the American administration.

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If you are interested to better understand the situation in the palestinian territories, I recommend the following links:

Peace talks: Palestinian views

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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