Search This Blog

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Postcards From Lebensraum

In the news today from Lebensraun, or what used to be called the West Bank. It is "west" of Jordan, hence the name. It is also "east" of other nations, who are bumping along haphazardly - so we are told - to the East.
...soldiers have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching towards an illegal settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank.
Friday's procession, the largest of its kind for years, followed charges by Palestinians that... settlers, whose caravans abut village land, had attacked them twice this week.
Around half a million settlers have moved to the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel captured the area, along with the Gaza Strip, in 1967.
Growing populations need space; that's all there is to it.
The word "illegal" has recently defied all efforts at definition.

No comments: