James Edward Johnson

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BBC NEWS: Palestinians raze illegal shacks

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This article from the BBC would have been titled, ‘Israeli forces destroy Palestinian homes,’ if Israelis had done this. One thing to note, and look for in future articles regarding Israeli action, is that the article notes the buildings were constructed on government owned land. When Israelis conduct administrative demolitions, the articles typically note that Israel had not approved a building permit without noting who owns the underlying land. It makes me wonder how often Israeli action involves non-permitted structures on government, as opposed to private, land. Of course, if both Israeli and Palestinian officials think destroying these structures is good policy, it makes what may still be a human rights issue into a much smaller one.


Written by JamesEJ

Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11:04 am

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