Netanyahu's Rage to Judaize Palestine
He's a world class thug!
by Stephen Lendman
He's defiant. He deplores democratic values. He's a serial lawbreaker.
International law is clear and unambiguous. Israeli settlements are illegal. Fourth Geneva's Article 49 states:
"Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive."
Israel built illegally for decades. Around 600,000 settlers occupy over half the West Bank and parts of East Jerusalem. Netanyahu plans accelerated construction. Doing so requires stealing Palestinian land, demolishing private homes, and dispossessing residents.
Netanyahu officials said 6,000 new settler homes will be built. Controversial plans call for 2,600 in East Jerusalem. Many more are planned for E1 Ma'aleh Adumin development. More on that below.
Haaretz weighed in. Its December 19 editorial headlined "Building out of spite," saying: