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Israel makes another family homeless

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The Israeli military has leveled two houses, accommodating 13 members of a Palestinian family in the occupied West Bank, claiming it had found no residents there.

The demolition went ahead on Thursday, leaving the al-Shawamreh household to trawl through the debris for their belongings, AFP reported. The family reportedly had nine children.

"These specific houses were built illegally and there was no one living there, so that's why we destroyed them," a spokesman for the Israeli military claimed.

The Palestinian Authority says the destruction, which according to the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions have rendered 130 Palestinians homeless so far this year, torpedo the prospects of peace.

Tel Aviv has, meanwhile, refused to stop expanding the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, causing the indirect talks come to a standstill.

Israel makes another family homeless
 

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It is really obvious Israel doesn't want peace. They are being hippocrites.
 

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You're using invalid sources.

PressTV is an Iranian-government operated network, and last time you were using ma'an news, which is an anti-Israeli newspaper in Arabic.
 

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You're using invalid sources.

PressTV is an Iranian-government operated network, and last time you were using ma'an news, which is an anti-Israeli newspaper in Arabic.
My apologies, I have a valid source now.
 

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Israel demolishes two West Bank homes

ABU AL-ARQAN, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – The Israeli military demolished two Palestinian houses in the West Bank on Thursday because they were built without permits, according to witnesses and the military.

The 13 members of the Al-Shawamreh family, including nine children, were ordered out of the houses at dawn before earthmovers moved in to destroy the two cement structures and a well, family members said.

"They didn't give us enough time to evacuate everything," Mohammed al-Shawamreh told AFP as relatives and neighbours dug through the rubble.

An Israeli military spokesman denied anyone lived in the houses.

"These specific houses were built illegally and there was no one living there, so that's why we destroyed them," the spokesman said.

Israel has destroyed more than two dozen homes inhabited by more than 130 people in the occupied West Bank since the start of the year, according to the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions (ICAHD), a human rights group.

Most were built without the required permits from the military, which Palestinians and human rights groups say are extremely difficult to obtain.

The demolition of houses, particularly in occupied and annexed east Jerusalem, has infuriated the Western-backed Palestinian leadership, which says it undermines efforts to revive the peace process.

Three homes were destroyed in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, drawing US and international condemnation ahead of the latest visit by US Middle East envoy George Mitchell, who was to meet with Israeli officials on Thursday.

Israel occupied the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, in 1967 and has declared the entire city its "eternal, indivisible" capital in an annexation not recognised by the international community.

The Palestinians hope to establish their promised state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and have always claimed mostly Arab east Jerusalem as their capital.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/mideastconflictwestbankhousing
 

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btw, I have used Jewish,Arabic,Persian and American sources.
 
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So, one side says they are occupied, the other says they were empty.
 

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Anyways,back on topic Israel is commiting violations on a daily basis, it seems their goal is to sabotage any sort of viable peace deal.
 

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So, one side says they are occupied, the other says they were empty.
The one side's claim that they were empty is ridicoulus.
The 13 members of the Al-Shawamreh family, including nine children, were ordered out of the houses at dawn before earthmovers moved in to destroy the two cement structures and a well, family members said
 

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The one side's claim that they were empty is ridicoulus.
In your opinion. The Israeli's claim that the homes were built illegally and were unoccupied. The Palestinians claim that they were occupied. I am not claiming either. YOU CHOOSE to agree with a position because you like that position.
 

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In your opinion. The Israeli's claim that the homes were built illegally and were unoccupied. The Palestinians claim that they were occupied. I am not claiming either. YOU CHOOSE to agree with a position because you like that position.
here is the picture of the family members outside their demolished homes from the yahoo article
AFP – Members of the Al-Shawamreh family surround their house after it was demolished by the Israeli military
capt_photo_1279199302101-1-0.jpg
A picture is worth a thousand words they say.

Please keep in mind this is in the PALESTINIAN territories, who are they to say it's illegal, that old man in the picture maybe older than the state of israel.
 
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In other news, 257 condemned buildings were demolished in the USA today. 41 of these buildings were being illegally used as dwellings by a total of 195 people. 62 of those people were minorities.

Obviously America hates minorities and wants them all to be homeless.


(I see no reason to believe the story posted is any different.)
 

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In other news
We are not talking about other news.
257 condemned buildings were demolished in the USA today
U.S.A is not occupying Americans and repressing them. Israel is illegally occupying Palestinians and demolitions homes it should not be.
 

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It is really obvious Israel doesn't want peace. They are being hippocrites.
So, if neither side wants peace why is the rest of the world so damned insistent on forcing it on them? Let them bleed until they decide they've bled enough.
 

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So, if neither side wants peace
It's the Israeli's who don't want peace, violating resolution's with illegal expansion of settlements, deliberately killing any chance of a 2-state solution.
 

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From the Iranian source:

Tel Aviv has, meanwhile, refused to stop expanding the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, causing the indirect talks come to a standstill.
That's incorrect. There is currently a 10-month settlement freeze.

From AFP:

The Israeli military demolished two Palestinian houses in the West Bank on Thursday because they were built without permits

In other words, Israel demolished two illegal structures. The requirement that those constructing buildings obtain permits prior to the construction of their structure is not unique to Israel. Such a requirement is widespread.
 
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It's the Israeli's who don't want peace, violating resolution's with illegal expansion of settlements, deliberately killing any chance of a 2-state solution.
What two state solution? The Palestinian "government" has openly declared that they don't recognize Israel's right to exist. Genocidal rhetoric and endless terrorist attacks on civilian populations are not the behavior of people who want peace.
 

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The Israeli military has leveled two houses, accommodating 13 members of a Palestinian family in the occupied West Bank, claiming it had found no residents there.

The demolition went ahead on Thursday, leaving the al-Shawamreh household to trawl through the debris for their belongings, AFP reported. The family reportedly had nine children.

"These specific houses were built illegally and there was no one living there, so that's why we destroyed them," a spokesman for the Israeli military claimed.

The Palestinian Authority says the destruction, which according to the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions have rendered 130 Palestinians homeless so far this year, torpedo the prospects of peace.

Tel Aviv has, meanwhile, refused to stop expanding the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, causing the indirect talks come to a standstill.

Israel makes another family homeless
I find it very hypocrit to destroy houses because they're "built illegally" when you illegally occupy the land.
 

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That's incorrect. There is currently a 10-month settlement freeze.
there have been flagrant violations of past agreements going back to the 1990s on settlement freezes.
In other words, Israel demolished an illegal structure. The requirement that those constructing buildings obtain permits prior to the construction of their structure is not unique to Israel. Such a requirement is widespread.
When you illegally occupy territory of other people, you have no right to declare which structure is illegal or not. The Palestinian people have that right.
 

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From the Iranian source:

That's incorrect. There is currently a 10-month settlement freeze.
That does not address the current settlement policy taken by Israel in Occupied East Jerusalem. In fact, there is no settlement freeze:
New Housing Approved in Beitar Illit - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News
From AFP:

In other words, Israel demolished an illegal structure. The requirement that those constructing buildings obtain permits prior to the construction of their structure is not unique to Israel. Such a requirement is widespread.
Except they should be receiving consruction permits from the Palestinian Authority and not the Israeli government. Exactly what law gives Israel the right to accept or deny permits on occupied territory? Do you mind sharing it don? I can show you an article of international law relating to the demolition of homes occupied territory.
 

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What two state solution? The Palestinian "government" has openly declared that they don't recognize Israel's right to exist. Genocidal rhetoric and endless terrorist attacks on civilian populations are not the behavior of people who want peace.
The Palestinian Authority want a two state solution.As for endless terrorist attacks, last i heard an israeli tank fired a shell into a Palestinian home killing a mother and injuring her now motherless children.
 

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The Palestinian Authority want a two state solution.
Then why do they deny that Israel has the right to exist? A two state solution, by definition, requires two states.

As for endless terrorist attacks, last i heard an israeli tank fired a shell into a Palestinian home killing a mother and injuring her now motherless children.
One shell compared to how many rockets fired this year alone?
 

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Except they should be receiving consruction permits from the Palestinian Authority and not the Israeli government. Exactly what law gives Israel the right to accept or deny permits on occupied territory? Do you mind sharing it don? I can show you an article of international law relating to the demolition of homes occupied territory.
It's even worse than just destroying "illegal" houses in a foreign country that is being illegally occupied, it's doing so while allowing hundreds of thousands of settlers to illegally colonise West Bank.

Or maybe it was a dangerous secret chocolate factory :p
 
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