"The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (all Occupied Palestine) are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel."
"The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting."
Likud also rejects Israeli/Palestinian Green Line separation. It proves it by incrementally stealing Palestinian land. It declares all Jerusalem sovereign Israeli territory.
Shamasneh family members are Likud's latest victims. Ten members were ordered to leave their Sheikh Jarrah home by yearend.
It's a prominent East Jerusalem neighborhood. It's home to around 2,800 Palestinians. It's known for distinctive landmarks. It's strategically located.
Settlers want it. They've encroached for years. Dozens of Palestinian families were dispossessed. Hundreds more are at risk.
Shamasneh family members lived in Sheikh Jarrah for decades. Israel lawlessly claims ownership of their property. Whatever settlers want they get. Land theft is official policy.
Continued Likud/Yisrael Beiteinu governance assures hardline business as usual. It means rogue state policies will continue. So will Palestinian suffering.
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