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Israel’s confiscation of nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land this week is not only “counterproductive”, as the US State Department has termed it. It’s a flagrant violation of international law, made even worse by its scale — it’s the largest land-grab by Israel in 30 years, according to Peace Now. It’s all the more outrageous that it is being billed as a response to the abduction and murder in June of three Israeli teenagers, which suggests that this land-grab is a form of collective punishment.

The US administration, concerned about this move’s impact on the moribund peace process, has urged the Israeli government to reverse its decision. But if a peace process is to have any chance of success, its sponsors, and the USA in particular, must recognize that the settlements are more than a diplomatic obstacle. Continued settlement activity violates international law, entails daily violations of human rights and humiliations for Palestinians, and sabotages prospects of reaching an equitable and enduring resolution to the conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups.

Israel’s land-grab and dissection of the West Bank including East Jerusalem has had a devastating impact on the lives of Palestinians. Around 40 percent of West Bank has already been classified by Israel as “state” land. And the settlements, built on this illegally seized Palestinian land, are for Jews only.

Discrimination against Palestinians on grounds of nationality and religion is the dominant feature of Israel’s settlement policy. While settlers speed through the West Bank on well-maintained highways, Palestinians are largely forbidden to use these “bypass” roads built on their appropriated land and are forbidden to enter settlements, except on occasion as labourers. Settlers in the West Bank live under Israeli civil law and are given generous financial incentives by the state to live in the occupied territories. Meanwhile their Palestinian neighbours are governed by draconian Israeli military orders and are subject to trial by Israeli military courts.

The settlement project is not only unjust; it is illegal. According to the statute of the International Criminal Court, Israel’s policy of settling its civilians in the West Bank violates international humanitarian law and is even considered a war crime. Given the toll settlements have had on the civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), this characterization of Israel’s policy is apt.

The confiscations, seizures and appropriations of land for settlements, bypass roads, the fence/wall and related infrastructure have resulted in the forced eviction of thousands of Palestinians. This has placed barriers on their access to health care, education, work and family. It has also significantly cut the income of the occupied population whose land and resources lost to settlements can no longer generate income. According to the World Bank, these restrictions and obstacles are crippling economic development.

Discriminatory water policies and practices deny Palestinians their right to water. Likewise, the construction of settlements destroys Palestinians’ homes, crops, agricultural lands, and livelihoods. And Palestinians also suffer regular vandalism and violent harassment from settlers, who are rarely held accountable for their actions by the Israeli authorities.

Israeli land-grabs and settlements: more than merely ‘counterproductive’ | Amnesty International (via standwithpalestine)

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I got tons of friends and “bros” I hang out with. There’s just times when I start to realize how little that actually means. Like how many of them I can actually talk about shit with. This gets depressing quite rapidly. I understand that the overwhelming majority of friendships are temporary in nature, but the shallowness of it all just gets to me. In high school I used to think I had a huge group of friends. Fast forward to grad school and I’m still in a huge group, but few of them are actual friends.

So far it seems the only good part of getting older is that the paychecks get bigger. Everything else sucks.

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"Greetings world, we are Anonymous.

On August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri the 17 year old and unarmed Mike Brown was shot several times and killed by an officer of the Ferguson Police Department. His body was left to lie in a pool of blood in the sweltering heat for hours while 15 police departments militarized the area against protesters, sealed the roads leading to Ferguson in a vain attempt to prevent protesters from reaching the city. The police has clearly crossed a line in the sand.

For this reason Anonymous will not be satisfied this time, as we have in the past - with simply obtaining justice for this young man and his family. Anonymous demands that the Congressional Representatives and Senators from Missouri introduce legislation entitled “Mike Brown’s Law” that will set strict national standards for police conduct and misbehaviour in the USA.

To the good people of Ferguson, take heart - and take your streets. You are not alone, we will support you in every way possible. Occupy every square inch of your city. Demand justice, staying silent today could result in the death of your kid tomorrow.

To the Ferguson Police Department and any other jurisdictions who are deployed to the protests: we are watching you very closely. If you abuse, harass - or harm in any way the protesters in Ferguson we will take every web based asset of your departments and governments off line. That is not a threat, it is a promise. Attacking the protesters will result in the release of personal information on every single member of the Ferguson Police Department, as well as any other jurisdiction that participates in the abuse of this States own law. We will seize all your databases and E-Mail spools and dump them on the Internet. This is your first and last warning.

The time has come for more than simple justice for these atrocities. The time has come to draw a line in the sand. The time has come to bring those to justice, who served to protect us, not kill us.

Until justice prevails, hack and protest will replace it.

Operation Ferguson engaged.

We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We do Not Forgive.
We do Not Forget.
Ferguson, Expect us.”

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