Israeli troops destroy four Palestinian homes and 52 electricity pylons

By End the Lie

An Israeli military bulldozer (Image credit: International Solidarity Movement)

It is just now breaking that Israeli forces have razed four homes of Palestinians along with 52 electricity pylons near the town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian witnesses and a correspondent for AFP.

These activities are hardly surprising given that the state of Israel recently spat in the face of the international community by refusing to cooperate with a probe conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council and banning them from entering to investigate illegal settlements.

Furthermore, in the past Israel has simply moved to retroactively claim that illegal settlements were somehow legal, even though the private Palestinian lands were “looted from their owners.”

“At 4:00 am (0100 GMT) army tractors demolished four homes and 52 electricity pylons in the al-Makhrureh area of Beit Jalla,” Mazen al-Azzeh, coordinator of the Popular Campaign to Fight Settlements in Bethlehem, said to AFP.

Al-Azzeh said that they were doing this to connect two illegal Israeli settlements which are currently 10 kilometers, or six miles, apart from each other.

“They want to confiscate the land for settler purposes, to connect the settlement of Kfar Etzion and Har Gilo,” he said.

The AFP correspondent reported that this demolition left the residents in the area without any electricity, which could have many negative impacts on the quality of life of these besieged peoples.

“This is a mostly a Christian area,” al-Azzeh stated, adding, “As the world celebrates Easter, this is the Israeli government’s gift to the Palestinian Christian community.”

This tragic incident also comes as Israel has announced even more illegal settlements in Jerusalem (East al-Quds).

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that of now they have vowed to build almost 200 new homes in a new neighborhood called Kidmat Zion, built on land purchased by Irving Moskowitz, an American millionaire.

A spokesman for the civil administration, which is the military unit responsible for building issues in what is known as “Area C” claimed that he knew nothing of the demolitions.

Area C is the segment of the West Bank, spanning around 60 percent of the whole of the West Bank, which is under the control of the Israeli military and civilians.

Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes in Area C and the annexed Arab east Jerusalem is a tragically common practice.

The usual go-to claim is that the buildings were built without the required permits, although this hardly justifies the complete demolition of homes of people who already live in a state of constant attack.

Palestinians say that it is nearly impossible for them to obtain the required permits and permission to build in these areas.

Many human rights groups and prominent international institutions, including the United Nations, have condemned these actions and called on Israel to end the demolition of Palestinian homes, citing the “extensive human suffering” that they cause.

It will be interesting to see if the United Nations does anything as these crimes continue and they are rebuffed by Israel in their attempts to investigate the settlement activity.

Of course, the United States will likely do absolutely nothing. Perhaps if the publicity is bad enough, they will issue a meaningless statement, but I can’t imagine them doing anything more based on historical precedent.

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12 Responses to Israeli troops destroy four Palestinian homes and 52 electricity pylons

  1. Pingback: Israeli troops destroy four Palestinian homes and 52 electricity pylons « The Centrist Point

  2. Israel = Isn't real = IsraHELL April 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Don’t worry, of course all of those homes belonged to terrorists. Also, if you don’t like it, you’re an antisemite who wants another Holocaust (TM).

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  3. Eric-Gunther;Oberhauser April 4, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    A couple of Cobalt bombs in the heart of israe-LIE would do the world a service.

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  4. Steve April 4, 2012 at 4:20 AM

    Death to Israel. From Australia.

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  5. Pix April 4, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    This is the kind of behaviour we’ve come to expect from scum bag Israel.

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  6. Mohammed Cohen April 4, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    In greater scheme of things, Israel, like other empires of the past would also become a thing of the past. With the calous and total disregard of human life, Israel is planting the seeds of hatred and disgust among the populous of the world. A great majority of the common folks are disgusted at Israel and it’s partner in crime the USA, Europe and the global cabal. Despite Israeli total control on world’s media, the banks and the political systems, nothing can stand the tidal wave of masses of the world. So Israel is a ticking bomb of self-destruct timer. Soon it would have an internal combustion!

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  7. peter vojta April 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    During WW2 Nazies leveled two villages in Czech Republic, how many towns and villages leveled Zionist regime? Does anybody know?
    iNTERNACIONAL zIONISM – BRUTAL COLONIAL IDEOLOGY with its only “child” Israel is and will remain biggest treat to peace on planet Earth.
    Whole world accept internacional laws and norms, while this New state / without clear borders/ use some twisted religious texts. Is this even possible?
    And would Almighty support such a bloodthirsty ideology?
    Judaism means peace, while Zionism /truly atheistic ideology/ represemt “Visible Satanic organization on planet Earth”

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  8. O. Ryan Faust April 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    What a slanted article. How many Israeli terrorist attacks have you heard of? That’s right, ZERO!!! Those dear sweet “Palestinians” are the ones lobbing Katusha rockets into Israel almost DAILY! But that doesn’t seem to bother you.

    Even in the article, it said this land was Israeli land owned by an Israeli. The demolished shacks were built by squatters! How would you like a “Palestinian” setting up a shanty in YOUR front yard? Do you think your homeowner’s association would look the other way? Heck no! They’d call the sheriff ASAP!

    Those “Palestinians” have a country, it’s called “Jordan”, but they were kicked out of Jordan because they tried to overthrow the government! They were kicked out of Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt and everywhere else they’ve been because they’re violent lawless murderers and thieves who run roughshod over everybody they live among.

    Time for you to re-evaluate your reality paradigm.

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    • Paranoyed April 5, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      No, it’s time to re-evaluate YOUR “reality” paradigm.

      Every single bit of land in Palestine has been stolen by Zionists masquerading as Jews. The state of Israel is strictly forbidden by the Torah.

      As a Jew, I can comfortably say that every single Zionist pig in Israel is going to pay for their actions one day. Just wait.

      The Palestinians are victims.

      Go live in a Palestinian village for a while, scumbag.

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    • CItizen April 30, 2012 at 3:12 AM

      Beggars cant be chooses, but the great beggars ” ISRAEL ” can be chooses as they are sucking Americans ???? Beggars were chased out from German and a great Muslims of Palestine donated a land to live. Now, in return the the beggars are trying take the entire lands which is belongs to the people who gave hand to live on earth. THERE IS A REASON WHY HITLER KILLED SO MANY ISRAELS , BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE DIRTY MINDED AND ALWAYS HAVE THINGS IN MIND ON ” HOW TO ROBE OTHERS” . Go and tell your gud story about Israels to the kinder garden kids.

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    • CItizen April 30, 2012 at 3:27 AM

      World never like Dirty Israels

      Hitler’s Conversation with Josef Hell, 1922

      When Hell asked Hitler what he intended doing if he ever had full freedom of action against the Jews, his response was:

      “If I am ever really in power, the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Munich is exterminated. Exactly the same procedure will be followed in other cities until Germany is cleansed of the last Jew!” (quoted in John Toland, Adolf Hitler. London: Book Club Associates, 1977, p.116)

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  9. Foo April 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    O. Ryan then why do maps dating back to the 1700′s have that area listed on the map as Palestine? Neither side is the victim anymore though the people of Palestine did not start it but they are not the victims anymore.

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