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UN expert condemns continuing Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes

2011-03-12 02:08:13 GMT+7 (ICT)

UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations rights expert on Friday condemned the continuing Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk referred to the planned demolition of two apartment buildings in East Jerusalem where 150 people will be evicted.

"This pattern of eviction, demolition, expansion of settlements, and settlers' violent expropriation of Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem violates fundamental human rights, as well as provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention governing belligerent occupation," added Falk

Falk called on Israel for an immediate stop of illegal demolitions. This year, Israel has demolished 96 Palestinian structures throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem, consisting of 32 homes and other residential structures.

As consequence, at least 175 people, half of them children, have lost their homes. This amount represents an increase to the 56 demolitions and 129 people displaced in the same period in 2010.

"Beyond the immediate dire consequences to individuals and families facing the loss of their homes, such acts form part of the broader picture of annexation, not as an Israeli legal claim but enacted increasingly as evidence of an Israeli political project," Falk said.

Last Tuesday, Israel distributed orders to demolish eight structures in the West Bank area. The Israeli government cited the lack of proper permits as the reason of the demolition of four homes and four farmhouses.

On Monday, Israel ordered to demolish all illegal West Bank outposts on private Palestinian land by the end of 2011. Israeli Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser said that the decision was made in response to a petition submitted by the non-governmental organization Peace Now.

According to the Israeli government, more demolitions of illegal structures were carried out against Israelis than among Palestinians in the West Bank. However, Palestinians villagers said that Israeli troops invade their homes on daily basis in an attempt to force them to leave.

Only a small portion of land in the West Bank is formally registered as the Ottomans did not invest in land registration and when the British came in, they established a registration process that was lengthy and costly, and which was kept in place by the Jordanians.

On February 18, the UN Security Council held a vote on a resolution to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem area. Fourteen Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution but the U.S. voted against it and thus vetoed the resolution due to being one of the five permanent council members.

Palestine demanded a stop to settlement construction in the disputed East Jerusalem and West Bank area as a key element for continuing peace talks with Israel. However, the Jewish country continued construction despite the condemnation from the international community.

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It is time for the U.N to step in and take action against Israel even if it means by force. What they are doing here is truely barbaric.

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Stopping Hamas from firing rockets into civilian areas takes precedence over military action for tearing down illegal buildings. :whistling:

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It is time for the U.N to step in and take action against Israel even if it means by force. What they are doing here is truely barbaric.

Richard Falk is another politically motivated wack job who has somehow managed to avoid getting kicked out of the U.N, he still went to far for Ban Ki-Moon for his despicable comments alledging 9/11 was organized by president Bush.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?ID=205192&R=R1

I trust as ever that you also support the compensation for loss of property suffered by the 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jews in Arab Countries who were forced to leave after the 1967 and 1973 wars.

Finally on any given day dozens or Arabs are killed or tortured by their own government but never a word is mentioned at the U.N but when a Palestinian home is demolished theres an enormous stink kicked up in spite of the fact the Israelis have actually demolished more Jewish settlers homes this year than those of Palestinians.

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It is time for the U.N to step in and take action against Israel even if it means by force. What they are doing here is truely barbaric.

Agreed...if it was the other way round it would happened a long time ago...the "chosen" appear to be a law unto themselves, this is a form of terrorism which is conveniently ignored....no one cares....shameful hypocrisy.

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Finally on any given day dozens or Arabs are killed or tortured by their own government but never a word is mentioned at the U.N...

They have lots of oil money so it is OK. :rolleyes:

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Finally on any given day dozens or Arabs are killed or tortured by their own government but never a word is mentioned at the U.N...

They have lots of oil money so it is OK. :rolleyes:

Unlike the Coptic Christians in Egypt. 13 Killed the other day and 21 late last year.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/11/spencer-at-copts-rally-at-un-against-muslim-persecution.html

Incidentally I note that Pavlov's dog got up early today. Woof Woof.

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USA have promised to veto everything that goes against USrAel in the UN so at the moment there is very little that can be done.

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One wonders if there had been an ethnic "bible" discovered in Africa, or the Americas talking about homelands and persecuted individuals...would the world give back and resettle those "natives" to the detriment of those persons who had been living there for centuries?

Are Jews really a race or religious sect? Why have they been the subject of resentment for thousands of years....??

What really is behind the obvious hate and resentment behind everything from Herod, the Spanish Inquisition to Kristallnacht.

It occurs to me that some "greater power" must have a really warped sense of humour .......

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Falk said about Ayatollah Khomeini, “Having created a new model of popular revolution based, for the most part, on nonviolent tactics, Iran may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country.”

In January 2011 Susan Rice, the Obama Administration's ambassador to the United Nations, suggested that Falk should be removed from his U.N. posts after he claimed on his blog that that there had been an "apparent cover-up" by U.S. authorities over the September 11, 2001, attacks. Falk had written that there were "well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials." United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon likewise condemned Falk's blog posting, calling it "inflammatory rhetoric" which was "preposterous" and "an affront to the memory of the more than 3,000 people who died in that tragic terrorist attack", and also suggested he should not continue in his United Nations role.

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Falk said about Ayatollah Khomeini, “Having created a new model of popular revolution based, for the most part, on nonviolent tactics, Iran may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country.”

In January 2011 Susan Rice, the Obama Administration's ambassador to the United Nations, suggested that Falk should be removed from his U.N. posts after he claimed on his blog that that there had been an "apparent cover-up" by U.S. authorities over the September 11, 2001, attacks. Falk had written that there were "well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials." United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon likewise condemned Falk's blog posting, calling it "inflammatory rhetoric" which was "preposterous" and "an affront to the memory of the more than 3,000 people who died in that tragic terrorist attack", and also suggested he should not continue in his United Nations role.

Having lived through the Iranian Revolution of 1978, I can assure you it was far from being "nonviolent".

Tell the execution victims and their families of Iran's humane governance.

This guy (Falk) is as full of sh*t as a Christmas turkey.

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This picture depicts loss of land from 1949 till 2000

I imagine there is a lot less green on the map 11 years later

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Looks like somebody had better stop attacking Israel over and over again if they want to keep their land. :whistling:

Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Arab Nations Have been in war with Israel 1920/1948 -

Edited by Ulysses G.

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It is time for the U.N to step in and take action against Israel even if it means by force. What they are doing here is truely barbaric.

Richard Falk is another politically motivated wack job who has somehow managed to avoid getting kicked out of the U.N, he still went to far for Ban Ki-Moon for his despicable comments alledging 9/11 was organized by president Bush.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?ID=205192&R=R1

I trust as ever that you also support the compensation for loss of property suffered by the 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jews in Arab Countries who were forced to leave after the 1967 and 1973 wars.

Finally on any given day dozens or Arabs are killed or tortured by their own government but never a word is mentioned at the U.N but when a Palestinian home is demolished theres an enormous stink kicked up in spite of the fact the Israelis have actually demolished more Jewish settlers homes this year than those of Palestinians.

For f*-kcs sake is there anyone out there at all that according you doesnt have some impediment

that prevents them from reporting the truth :bah:

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Once again. Another disgraceful act by Israel.

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