If you are reading the item below just after Shabbat has gone out, you might be very upset, especially as the act was not prevented by the IDF and now, PM Netanyahu has to order
security forces to remove make-shift tent city erected by Palestinian activists in protest of Israeli plans to build in disputed area...despite High Court injunction against evacuation.*
And the item is that
Palestinians Establish a new Village, Bab Alshams, in Area E1
250 men and women from across Palestine establish this morning a new Palestinian village named “Bab Alshams” (Gate of the Sun)...equipment for long-term living was brought. The group released the following statement:
We, the sons and daughters of Palestine from all throughout the land, announce the establishment of Bab Alshams Village (Gate of the Sun). We the people, without permits from the occupation, without permission from anyone, sit here today because this is our land and it is our right to inhabit it. The village’s name is taken from the novel, “Bab Alshams,” by Lebanese writer Elias Khoury [which was also made into a movie which was brought to Israel in 2005]...Bab Alshams is our gate to Jerusalem. Bab Alshams is the gate to our to our return...
The only good thing is that finally, the Arabs of Eretz-Yisrael recognize that the name of their country, so to say, "Palestine", has nothing to do with Arabic.
When early Islam related to their conquests in this area which they occupied, the whole area stretching from Syria, through Lebanon, Eretz-Yisrael (including what is today Jordan), was termed Bilad El-Shams.
How long will it take Israel's government to dismantle this illegal outpost?
Statement from PM Netanyahu's Bureau
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)Saturday, January 12, 2013
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered security forces to evacuate forthwith the Palestinians who have gathered in the area between Maale Adumim and Jerusalem. To this end, the State will, this evening (Saturday,11 January 2013), request that the High Court of Justice rescind the injunction that it had issued and which is delaying the evacuation. Until the High Court responds to the State's motion, the Prime Minister has ordered the closure of access roads to the area in order to prevent gatherings. At this stage, the area has been declared a closed military zone.