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Political: January 12, 2012‎

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A newly approved internal report of European Heads of Mission, titled “Area C and Palestinian State Building,” cautioned that the chances for a two-state solution on 1967 borders will be lost if Israel does not change its policies in Area C. Area C is defined by the Oslo Accords as those parts of the West Bank under full Israeli control. “What’s special about this report is that we are all partners in it and agree on the wording of it,” a European diplomat commented. In the factual section of the original, the report stated that Israeli policy in Area C “result in forced transfer of the native population.” According to the report, 5.8% of the West Bank’s Palestinian population – about 150,000 people – lives on Area C, which constitutes 62 % of the West Bank. The report found that the Israeli planning policy in these areas encourages the building of settlements and prevents Palestinian building; Israel demolishes houses to which it wouldn’t give building permits, prevents infrastructure development, restricts Palestinian’s freedom of movement and access to water and other resources.

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January 12th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Political: 13th November, 2010

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MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen (Likud) said that “under a final settlement with the Palestinians, we must transfer the Triangle region and the Umm El-Fahm region to the Palestinian Authority”. According to Shama-Hacohen, “I do not support transfer [a population transfer], I just transfer them, their property and their houses to the territories of the Palestinian Authority”, When asked how many Israeli Arabs should move to the PA, he replied “As many as possible”, and added he is afraid of a “takeover by Arab lawyers of the northern district of the Israeli bar association”. “I am for a Jewish and democratic state,” Shama-Hacohen added. (Hebrew)

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November 14th, 2010 at 12:35 pm