• Lillian Rosengarten

The Israeli Court which has often ruled against Palestinians and their interests, made waves a few weeks ago. It struck down a 2017 law passed by the far right wing Israeli Parliament that legalized the squatter settlements in the west bank on private Palestinian land. The Israeli gov't had traditionally made a distinction between settlements built on land taken by eminent domain, which were legal and those established on the farms of a Palestinian farming family, which were illegal. But the government has ratched so far to the right that it tried to legalize massive land thefts.

According to the court, the law"violates Palestinian property rights and equality" by privileging the "interests" of Israeli settlers. Up to 4000 settler homes were retroactively legalized. The nine judge panel ruled 8 to 1 that the law did not "provide sufficient weight" to the status of "Palestinians as protected residents in an area under military occupation." (YES!!)

IE, the Israeli supreme court ruled in accordance with the 1949 Geneva conventions. Alot of Israelis were furious over the ruling. The court also challenged the far right talking point that Israel is not really occupying the West Bank because it was not acquired from an established state. This talking point is wrong since it was acquired from Jordan which was the caretaker for Palestinian affairs there, and also because there is nothing in international law permitting the permanent occupation and statelessness of people just because they are stateless.

The ruling only affects 4000 of the hundreds of thousand of Israeli squatter-settlers in the Palestinian West Bank. These rulings are seen by the Netanyahu gov't as major setbacks The really big setback for Netanyahu was the ruling by the International Court of Human Rights. Alot of European individuals and companies will boycott Israel over annexation and continues war crimes. Incidentally, Europe is Israel's major trading partner.

It does not help Germany to make amends for its Nazi past to support Israeli as it inflicts harm on occupied Palestinians, but this is the ways it works.

  • Lillian Rosengarten

I invite you to read this article by Juan Cole 4/17/2020 (Informed Consent)

Bio-Terror: Zombie Israeli Squatters with Covid-19 break Quarantine, assault Palestinians at close Quarters

On Wednesday, a band of 20 Israeli squatters diagnosed with Covid-19, who had been placed in quarantine in their squatter-settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank’s Ghor Valley, ghoulishly broke out and attacked a nearby Palestinian hamlet. They are members of the violent “Hilltop Youth” extremist group. The Israeli terrorists, operating in Palestinian territory, burned cars, stoned civilians, and attacked individuals. They beat a young Palestinian woman so badly that she had to be rushed to the emergency room in an Israeli hospital. Since she has now likely been infected, this injury may be a death sentence, since comorbidity conditions severe enough to require hospitalization would worsen her chance of surviving when she contracts the virus and it attacks her lungs. Since being in close proximity to an infected person will likely make you sick– the novel coronavirus is extremely contagious — I can only conclude that the “Hilltop Youth” squatters were actually trying to spread the virus among Palestinians. I mean, really, this is up there with white supremacists in the 19th century giving small-pox-infect blankets to Native Americans. Israeli caretaker prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Ghor Valley in the West Bank to Israel. Palestinian sources also say that Israeli authorities are interfering with Palestinian attempts to stop the spread of the disease. The Israeli military closed down a medical center in Silwan set up to combat pandemic, on the grounds that it partnered with the Palestine authority across the green line. Aside from the handful of psychopaths in the Ghor Valley, most Israelis are not trying actively to spread the virus to the Palestinians, though there are a lot of conspiracy theories to that effect. Mostly it is just the logic of Occupation. Occupied people don’t have basic rights or autonomy, and Israeli security objectives override Palestinian health efforts as at Silwan. Palestinian authorities say that a low intensity war is being waged by the illegal squatters on Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, as the world’s attention has turned toward the coronavirus pandemic. Also on Wednesday, militant squatters in Hebron attacked an activist center in the largely Palestinian city. 

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Israeli settlers have sharply increased their terrorist attacks throughout the West Bank under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.

The closed off Bethlehem area which is the epicenter of Palestine's COVID-19 outbreak and under strict measures of quarantine, has been targeted by Israeli settlers who uprooted at least 1200 olive and vine trees as part of their environmental terrorism.

At the same time the Israeli army stepped up the expansion of the massive settlement bloc of "Gush Etzion" to complete the siege and isolation of occupied Jerusalem.

The toxic Israeli campaign seeks to destroy Palestinian statehood and the chances for peace.

The besieged Gaza Strip is one of the most vulnerable spots on earth for the spread of COVID-19 due to its long and painful military siege.

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