Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by toomuchtime_, Jan 11, 2010.
Israeli Jews oppose Swiss-style minaret ban | Israel | Jerusalem Post
Israel doesn't need to waste its time with silly "bans." It has been using far more effective means for decades.
By the early 19th century, Palestine had thousands of mosques and Muslim holy places. Hundreds of them in what became the State of Israel were destroyed by Zionist terror groups and/or the Israeli army - some 600 between 1948-1950.
Just last January, dozens of mosques were destroyed by the Israeli assault on Gaza.
And hundreds more mosques and holy places in what is now Israel have been appropriated so that they could be turned into restaurants, art galleries, private homes, etc.
Others were simply left to crumble after the local Palestinian populations were driven out, even used as cow pens.
Israeli Arab efforts to repair or renovate historic mosques in Israel are often blocked by military court orders, and the properties declared "closed military areas."
It's difficult enough for Israeli Arabs to get building permits to build a home or add on a room; much less build a new mosque with a minaret.
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