Pace Pax Peace Pacem Paix 3 September 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.
Construction work in the Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim near Jerusalem. Officially there is a building freeze in force until September 26th. However many settlers are not complying with the ban. [AP via der Spiegel]
Peace… I don’t see any around, do you?
Peace in the Middle East? Not any century any time soon…
[T]he message is clear: After Hamas terrorists shot four Israelis near Hebron, the settlers no longer want to adhere to the 10-month construction stop that expires at the end of September. An army commander told the newspaper Maariv that the settlers threatened to “flood” the West Bank “with thousands of homes.” He said he was concerned that dozens of cement mixers would drive in at night to pour the walls and that there was nothing the military could do to stop it.
And why should they if they have the impression that the government doesn’t even support the moratorium? ….
Those 4 killings have been all thru the media for days and of course Bibi was happy to raise it yesterday as well… but over at Angry Arab I read of an Israeli court finding an officer not quilty of needlessly killing a 13 year old girl, in the Gaza…. even tho there was testimony from other mil that he was told, right then, she appeared lost and frightened and was no threat.
His commentary, he would have killed her all the same, had she been ”a 3 year old”.
Seems the Christchurch earth quake did more damage than thought at first reports…