Monday, August 11, 2014

Those "Illegal Settlements"

I was intrigued.

"Settlers" criticizing the government?

Well, many are not happy with the way Operation Protective Edge was conducted and Ministers Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Lieberman were critical but Naftali actually lives in Raanana if he is identified with "settlers" due to his previous position with the Yesha Council.

But still.

So, I opened the news item and read:

(Illegal) Settlers severely criticise Israeli government
August 11, 2014
Israeli settlers from some of the settlements around the Gaza Strip harshly criticised the Israeli government during a meeting with the country’s internal security minister, Yitzhak Aharonovich, according to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.The newspaper reported that Aharonovich met on Sunday with settlers from the Kfar Aza settlement, who proceeded to harshly criticise him for the continued fire of Palestinian rockets. The criticism comes after the Israeli government had promised settlers that it was “safe to return home”.

Orit Brown from Kfar Aza settlement said: “Towards the ceasefire there was a call for Gaza-area residents to return to their homes. I have no words to describe the anguish we felt Friday morning, the fear, the anxieties, the loss of faith, the crisis and the frustration.”

No, I am not making that up:

Sigh.  Those are kibbutzim and other villages in pre-1967 Israel.

All of Israel is an "illegal settlement" according to Hamas (and most of Fatah).

Israel must be eradicated.

No partition.

No compromise.

Just saying.


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