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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 03:26 PM
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30. Israeli Settlers and the 'Price Tag' Campaign
Religion and pathology make a dangerous mix; that's how Israel's Haaretz begins their article today about the West Bank's far-right extremist settlers in Yizthar and the "price tag" campaign.

It is an effort born in retaliation to government restrictions on settlement building.

Settlers regarded as extremists in Israeli media, launched the "price tag" campaign after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a temporary freeze in West Bank construction late last year.

Most who are watching the situation closely, say Netanyahu's move is little more than appeasement; any time settlement building is restricted in one area, it is typically offset by more building in another area.

For those who don't already know, the settlements amount to land grabs.

They are modern day colonizing enterprises, being built on the tiny amount of remaining Palestinian land that exists.

this is hardly an isolated incident
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