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Likud and likeminded hardliners want Area C, East Jerusalem, all settlements, and planned ones annexed.
Likud 's platform leaves no ambiguity. Its position on settlements is clear, saying:
"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."
Oslo became cover to steal West Bank land. Israel wants all valued parts. Netanyahu and previous leaders want Palestinians isolated on worthless scrubland.
They want them deprived of all rights. They want them ruthlessly persecuted and exploited. Abbas supports their agenda. Disingenuous rhetoric belies his complicity.
Palestinians are isolated on their own. Governments able to help do nothing. Media scoundrels suppress what's going on. Israel takes full advantage. It's been that way for decades. Hoped for light at the end of the tunnel remains invisible.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
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