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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:19 AM

Israel evacuates hundreds of Palestinians to conduct army training

Source: Ma'an News Agency

Hundreds of Palestinians are being evacuated from the northern Jordan Valley to make way for an Israeli military training exercise, local officials told Ma'an.

Villagers received orders this week from the Israeli army to leave their homes for the duration of the exercise, which begins on Sunday.

Daraghmeh said some families would be permitted to return after a two-day exercise, while others were told to leave their homes permanently.

He said several Israeli departments were working together to pressure Palestinians to leave the Jordan Valley in order to build Jewish settlements and military bases.

Read more: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=535050



This is ethnic cleansing at work, on land that Israel has no right to be in. This is news, but unfortunately it happens below the US radar, and by the country that receives far more support from the US than any other.

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Reply Israel evacuates hundreds of Palestinians to conduct army training (Original post)
cpwm17 Nov 2012 OP
atreides1 Nov 2012 #1
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #2
Brooklyn Dame Nov 2012 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #5
frylock Nov 2012 #6
Hydra Nov 2012 #7
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #10
Mosby Nov 2012 #12
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #14
Mosby Nov 2012 #17
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #18
Mosby Nov 2012 #27
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #28
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #33
Mosby Nov 2012 #35
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #36
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #44
oberliner Nov 2012 #65
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #51
King_David Nov 2012 #42
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #49
HankyDub Nov 2012 #4
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #8
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #9
Ghost of Tom Joad Nov 2012 #11
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #13
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #15
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #22
Puregonzo1188 Nov 2012 #74
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #77
Freddie Stubbs Nov 2012 #16
ForgoTheConsequence Nov 2012 #19
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #23
Freddie Stubbs Nov 2012 #40
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #76
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #45
loudsue Nov 2012 #20
bunnies Nov 2012 #21
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #24
Mosby Nov 2012 #26
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #29
Mosby Nov 2012 #31
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #32
King_David Nov 2012 #41
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #46
Deuce Nov 2012 #25
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #30
cpwm17 Nov 2012 #37
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cpwm17 Nov 2012 #39
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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. Question

How many of those homes will be standing at the end of this "training"?


Another sign of the opressed becoming the oppressor!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. That's a good question

Israel plays a lot of pseudo legal games to expel the Palestinians. This can't ultimately end well for the ME.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:32 AM

3. Bibi won't be happy...

...until he can drive the Palestinians out altogether. And next? Iran.

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/11/peace-not-on-bibis-watch/

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:42 AM

5. Cue up the march of the apoligists to say nothing is wrong with this.


Israel is an apartheid state.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:26 PM

6. this thread has been up for several hours now..

the apologists have fuckall to say about this. there is no way to spin this as positive for poor widdle israel.

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Response to frylock (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:50 PM

7. I'm dead surprised not to see the usual flurry of

"This isn't really what it looks like!"

If I got kicked out of my home for 2 days, I'd be homeless until they decided to give it back to me.

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Response to frylock (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:16 PM

10. +1

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Response to frylock (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

12. ma'an is not a reliable news site.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

14. It is a reliable source. I'm not sure where you get the idea it isn't...

It's used regularly by both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli DUers in the I/P forum...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

17. two other outlets I found that are reprinting the ma'an article

Are presstv and mondoweiss.

Other than that and a couple antisemitic blogs no one else in the entire media world is reprinting this article from ma'an.

Hmmmm.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

18. And how does that show that Ma'an isn't a reliable source?

Shall we start judging Ha'aretz based on who picks up their articles and runs with them? That would be just as silly as doing it for Ma'an.

Maybe you could explain exactly what it is in the article that makes you doubt it's true? I read it and it sounds very much like what Israel would do in the Jordan Valley...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:46 AM

27. I'm playing the odds

A Jew spits on a little girl, or a Jewish soldier kicks a Palestinian kid and it is reported around the world in thousands of mainstream newspapers/websites and blogs.

For a lot of reasons (including a large helping of Jew hatred) the world media is obsessed with Jews and Israel, if this story passed the "smell test" it would have already been reprinted in papers around the world.

But I could be wrong, like I said I'm just playing the odds, you know kinda like nate silver does.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:21 PM

28. You can claim that Israel is the victim of bad press

If what the press says is true, then whose fault is that?

Many Israel supporters demand that Israel be given special treatment. Israel gets far more support from the US than any other country. What Israel does reflects badly on the US. Israel was stolen from the natives, on land that is sacred to three religions. Israel is a war mongering Apartheid government. Of course Israel will get a lot of attention.

In the US, the Palestinians are the victims of bad press. Most of the nasty behavior done by Israel isn't reported. Which is strange, since the US Government and media are obsessed with Israel.

So if the US media doesn't report it, I guess it didn't happen. Playing the victim card doesn't cut it. The Palestinians are victims of much more than bad press.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:26 PM

33. So there's absolutely nothing at all in that article that is suspect. Okay...

btw, when you say 'a Jew' and 'a Jewish soldier' yr actually talking about Israelis, not Jews. See, when someone criticises Israel they're not criticising Jews, despite what some people claim to the contrary...

The world media isn't obsessed with either Israel or Jews, no more than it was obsessed with East Timor, or Iraq, or any of the other areas in the world where there's occupation and conflict...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:02 PM

35. I don't feel like going over every word in the article

If you don't think the media is obsessed with Israel then you are not paying attention, its gotten so bad people are writing books about it.

"Often Israel does this without warning as a way to terrorize the Palestinians. Their crime: they belong to the wrong religion. This is Zionism."


Seems like some DUers on your side missed the memo about
Keeping it about people not religion. The above poster thinks that the PEOPLE of ISRAEL(not the gov) are trying to kick out the MUSLIMS.

I'm really sick of the antisemitism here at DU so feel free to get in the last word. I'm done.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:23 PM

36. Clearly Israel bulldozes Palestinian homes to terrorize them

and also to expel them. Israel shows up without warning and doesn't even give the Palestinians a chance to remove their stuff.

The land doesn't belong to Israel. Israel has no right to destroy the Palestinians' lives. Obviously you're not Palestinian.

I'm a liberal because I believe in the Golden Rule. I can't relate to your inability to feel for others.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #35)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:58 AM

44. That would be because there's nothing setting off suspicion in the artlcle...

And the media's no more obsessed with Israel than it has been with Iraq or Iran or other areas of conflict in the world. And of course people write books about the I/P conflict. Why wouldn't or shouldn't they?

I just checked and you were doing the 'Jewish soldier' thing in a reply to me, and I hadn't said anything about religion.

The antisemitism here at DU? Let me guess. You think people daring to criticise Israel's policy towards the Palestinians is antisemitic. Actually I don't need to guess, given this post I read earlier today.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113420849#post19

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #44)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:09 PM

65. The article is very suspcious

Ma'an, like Ha'aretz, sometimes has good reporting and sometimes not.

Ynet is the same way.

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