dirt cheap: 20,864 grains of sand

Dirt Cheap. If you can’t steal the land, or appropriate it under the pretense of national security then just swipe the dirt from on top of it. I wonder if these religious settlers, and religious-Zionism is a very ambiguous and contradictory, phrase still pray for the Redemption every day and wholeheartedly, or with a heavy heart. For if the Messiah is to arrive, ETA unknown but apparently soon, there is going to be a big clean up, hopefully beginning with some of these kooks who pray for anti-Semitism and demonize the outside world so that terror will push more yids into their crummy little world. They just celebrated Succot, the Cabins where one is reminded to think outside the box….mmmmm….

(see link at end)…Roughly a month ago, infrastructure work began in one of the house-trailer neighborhoods in the West Bank settlement of Ofra. Brown soil was needed to cover the foundations. In properly functioning places, such soil is bought and paid for, but not in Ofra. Tzvi, a local farmer, nicknamed “Kishu,” found an alternative: He sent a rented tractor and truck to the outskirts of the settlement, next to the Palestinian villages of Silwad and Deir Dibwan, where they simply stole dirt. Tzvi claims that the land belongs to him….

— Describing the drone flight over Israel as the party’s “natural right,” Nasrallah said Hezbollah would send other UAVs at the time of its choosing.
“It is our natural right to dispatch reconnaissance planes to occupied Palestine [Israel] whenever we want. This was not the first time and it will not be the last,” he said, noting that the Jewish state had violated Lebanese airspace 20,864 times since the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.
Read more: http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2012/Oct-12/191118-hezbollah-claims-drone-flight-in-israel.ashx#ixzz29FPMXkZb
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

The theft was made possible – even easy – by the fact that wide expanses of land belonging to Deir Dibwan and Silwad are enclosed within Ofra’s security fence, and the villages’ residents do not have free access to their own fields. Entry into Ofra requires coordination with the Israel Defense Forces and a constant security escort. The fence, like many parts of Ofra, was built without any permits.

In 2009 and 2010, residents of Silwad and Deir Dibwan petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding that the illegal sections of the fence be dismantled. The IDF responded to the petition, confirming that the fence was in fact built without permits and unnecessarily closes off land owned by others. At the same time, the army asked for time to build a new, modern security fence, closer to the houses in Ofra. The IDF requested until the end of 2012 to finish the job, but no work has yet begun at the site.

—Jama’a al-Islamiya hinted Friday that it may be willing to resort to violence in order to see Sharia adopted in the latest draft of the constitution from the Constituent Assembly.
The group called on Egyptians to collect funds for what it described as a battle against “secularists and liberals.”
Jama’a al-Islamiya leader Mohamed Salah is a member of the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, which is comprised of a number of Islamist figures, including Khairat al-Shater, deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Salah said during a conference in the Ain Shams neighborhood that Egyptians should “support Islamic Sharia in the Egyptian constitution,” and that “Jama’a al-Islamiya will fight for the application of God’s law, even if that requires bloodshed.”
He called on Islamist movements to organize mass demonstrations to “trap secularists inside the place where the Constituent Assembly holds its meetings, so that everyone knows that the people want an Islamist [state].”—Read More:http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/jama-al-islamiya-we-will-fight-sharia-even-if-blood-shed

The use of private Palestinian land enclosed in settlements for such purposes is a widespread practice that has occurred in dozens of places, Haaretz has learned. The Civil Administration in the West Bank has done nothing about it. The settlement of Almon, near Jerusalem, has many large plots of private land within its fences. Almon residents make sure not to build on these lands. In the center of the settlement, however, lies a sort of crater formed by the theft of soil from this island of good-quality soil in a mountainous, rocky area. A truckload of such earth is worth around NIS 2,000.

Other such locations include the Ibei Hanahal outpost, near Ma’aleh Amos; Givat Avigail, in the south Hebron Hills; Beit El, near Givat Ha’ulpana; Maaleh Mikhmash, in Binyamin; the Shiloh Valley, in vineyards owned by residents of the Shiloh area; and in Susiya, on lands belonging to the village of Yatta. In each instance, the soil was stolen from private lands.

The police are aware of the phenomenon, yet do nothing about it. One police official told Haaretz that crimes pertaining to real estate are handled by the Civil Administration, since they have the authority to determine the true ownership of the land and other such issues. At the same time, the police official told Haaretz that there is no formal channel for passing information regarding crimes of this nature to the Civil Administration.

Dror Etkes, an expert in legal research regarding squatting on private lands, told Haaretz that “for decades, Israeli governments have done, and continue to do, everything they can to allow Israelis to realize their dreams of villas and privat

rdens in the settlements.”

He described the phenomenon of soil theft by settlers as “a side effect – almost predictable – of the combination of the Israeli bourgeoisie entrenching themselves in the settlements and the ‘jungle’ of enforcement, created by those same governments, which allows – and often encourages – the looting of Palestinian lands, with no interference from the law.”

The Civil Administration has not yet responded. Read More:http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/west-bank-settlers-stealing-tons-of-soil-from-palestinian-land.premium-1.469522#

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