Friday, February 25, 2005

American lives have been lost for this shit: Israel 'To Build More Than 6,000 West Bank Homes' (and we will lose more American lives because of this extremist agenda)
Israel planinng more than 6,000 new homes in West Bank

"The Israeli government is planning to build more than 6,000 new homes in the West Bank this year, and to legitimize some 120 illegal outposts, the Yediot Ahronot daily reported Friday, citing the Israel Land Administration's 2005 working plan." -AP

Note that the AP takes the Israeli viewpoint! The fact that Israel's actions are illegal is not reported. You may argue that the news doesn't report on whether something is illegal or not. But this is not the case! Look at the story, it mentions "120 illegal outpost." The article says "illegal" but "illegal" according to who? Illegal according to the Israeli government which likes to determine what settlements can be set up in the West Bank and those not authorized by the Israeli government are "illegal" according to Israel. But the fact is ALL the settlements are illegal according to International Law, regardless of if Israel "legitimizes" them or not. The AP article omits this fact and distorts what is legal and illegal. The AP article is written conforming to an Israeli government agenda. The settlements are illegal regardless of what the Israeli government says.

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