Monday, June 03, 2013

Deconstructing Hass

Well, yes, in a way, Amira Hass seeks to deconstruct Jewish residencies and even kill a few Jews.

But I am referring to the deconstruction of her semanctics in this article and here's an example:

Some thirty years after the settlement of Eli was established to the north of Ramallah, the Civil Administration has published for objections a detailed master plan for Eli. The plan's approval would legitimize hundreds of illegal structures – houses, commercial and public buildings – built over the years by the Housing Ministry and Amana, the settling and construction organ of Gush Emunim – illegally, without planning or permits.

The plan (no. 237) would not only legalize construction on the lands of Palestinian villages As-Sawiye and Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, already declared as state lands; by using unorthodox planning procedures and verbal acrobatics, the plan would also legalize houses and roads built illegally on private Palestinian lands, in the heart of Eli or on its borders – the "blue line."

"Declared state lands" is not some arbitrary whimsical act.

The vast majority of lands in Judea and Samaria were not private property and Amira knows that.

And she can repeat "illegal" as many times as she wishes but that assertion is not true.

On the other hand, can she show us any plan, permit or bureaucratic procedure for any of those Arab villages?

And who are the champions?
Nir Shalev and Architect Alon Cohen Lifshitz of "Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights," who wrote objections to the urban plan

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