Palestinians Outsmarting Israelis...

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    Palestinians pitch tents on land Israel plans for settlers - Yahoo! News

    E1, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians from villages in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem pitched tents on Friday on land Israel has earmarked for a new urban settlement, looking to preserve the area for an independent Palestinian state.

    Scores of Palestinians erected about 20 large, steel-framed tents on a windswept hillside in an area known as E1, a geographically sensitive area where Israel announced last month it would build homes for hundreds of settlers.

    "We are setting up a Palestinian village here where people will stay permanently in order to protect this Palestinian land," said Mohammad Khatib, one of the organizers of the tent village.

    The tents were erected in an area close to established Palestinian villages that lie on slopes north-east of Jerusalem and overlook the descent to the Dead Sea.

    Palestinians named their encampment "Bab el Shams", which means "Gateway to the Sun" in Arabic.

    "This is not a symbolic act, but comes in response to Israeli settlement building and we are sending a message to the international community that urgent action must be taken against Israel's settlement construction," Khatib said.

    Although there was no immediate response from the Israeli authorities, police and soldiers in the past have moved quickly to shut down any such spontaneous Palestinian camps

    International powers view all settlement building in areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War as detrimental to securing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come in for heavy criticism for a wave of recent announced settlement building in areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
     
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    Would those lands be used by Palestinians otherwise? Or would they be going to waste if no one was settling them?

    Not trying to be antagonistic it just never occurred to me until now.
     
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    "Palestinians from villages in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem pitched tents on Friday on land Israel has earmarked for a new urban settlement, looking to preserve the area for an independent Palestinian state."

    i think that answers your question. there are plenty of open space lands in the USA that, say, the chinese can't just say "let's build here."
     
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    Those Johnnies better keep a sharp eye out for Caterpillars.
     
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    Thou shalt not condemn our American president, burn a mock American flag, join Palestinian terrorists in their chants of "death to America", & then march in front of a moving bulldozer.


     
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    Most important----all high school students MUST
    be introduced to the laws of themodynamics
    and the definition of MOMENTUM. To the end--
    a simple air table in every 12th grade science
    class-----can be used to demonstrate ---action>>
    reaction weights added to deal with the issue
    of MASS little knock over dolls to demonstrate
    the effect of big weights moving against little "dolls".
    A good way to instill reality in the minds of children would
    be to have a chanting doll "death to america" ----and
    demonstrate that the moving mass knocks the little
    doll over even if it chants its little paper head off
     

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