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Understanding Israeli Settlements
They violate international law.
by Stephen Lendman
They violate international law. They prioritize land theft. They prevent peace. On January 31, the UN International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory condemned them for good reason.
They deny Palestinian self-determination. They comprise "part of an overall pattern of (Israeli) breaches."
They benefit Jews exclusively. They institutionalize racist segregation, inequality, dispossession, and occupation harshness.
The UN Mission wants them halted without preconditions. It called for "immediately initiat(ing) a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the OPT."
It wants companies and governments to "assess the human rights impact of their activities."
It wants them to "cease all connections to settlements." It wants decades of Israeli lawlessness ended.
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