Saturday, December 07, 2013

The Ultimate Compliment

As reported:-

ON ONCE desolate hills in the West Bank, a modern city is being built which is fast becoming a symbol of Palestinian pride.
A huge Palestinian flag flies over Rawabi, a signal to Israeli settlers living nearby that the first new Palestinian city to be constructed since Israel captured the West Bank in 1967 isn’t just about property development.
“It’s a message … that we can also put facts on the ground,” said Palestinian-American developer Bashar Masri, using a phrase associated with Israel’s settlement construction on lands Palestinians want for a state.
The city looks like the large Israeli settlements in the West Bank, with neat rows of flats, and will have amenities unheard of in most Palestinian towns.


1 comment:

Bill said...

How amusing that the "Palestinian-American" developer's name reveals his Egyptian origin.