Israeli settlers initiated the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan by torching farmlands in Palestine. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene but failed to stop the settlers, but instead, obstructed the work of local firefighters. Yet, there are still those that believe that Israel and Palestine can exist together as One State. This is but one example as to why that will never work.
Settlers Torch Farmlands Near Nablus
 by Saed Bannoura
A group of fundamentalist Israeli settlers set ablaze, on Sunday evening, 150 Dunams of farmlands that belong to residents of Ein Jaloud village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

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Ghassan Douglas, in charge of the settlements file in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that the armed settlers torched the lands while the army did not even attempt to stop them.

He added that this is not the first attack against Palestinian lands and orchards in the same area, in addition to similar attacks in other parts of the occupied West Bank.

Last week, a group of extremist Israeli settlers torched Palestinian farmlands that belong to the residents of Sorra village, west of West Bank city Nablus.

The attack took place after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at Israeli peace activists who arrived at the scene in an attempt to prevent a group of extremist settlers from uprooting Palestinian farmlands.

On Friday July 15, settlers torched Palestinian olive orchards in Jabal Suleiman area, close to Burin village, south of Nablus.

The attack was carried out by a group of twenty heavily armed settlers who set ablaze at least 80 Dunams of farmlands, including dozens of olive trees.
Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene but failed to stop the settlers, but instead, obstructed the work of local firefighters.




  1. Rob said,

    August 2, 2011 at 18:12

    A one state solution would work fine in an ideal world, where there is a “rule of law”, that is applied equally to all citizens. This fantasy is promoted as something that exists in usa, and something usa supports all over the world (rhetorically). Unfortunately, the real world seems to be diametrically opposed to the ideal world. All talk of “rule of law”, “human rights”, democracy, etc. is BS. Since israel and usa are both part of the same dog (along with uk); I guess you’re right, never work.

  2. Rob said,

    August 2, 2011 at 19:57

    Thanks for posting this comment. You have blocked my comments before (not always), but was hoping you wouldn’t block this one, as I feel it has merit. Hard to be an idealist in a realistic world; you seem to have have an idealist bent, and I respect that.

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  4. Derek said,

    August 2, 2011 at 23:57

    Settlers? Call a spade a spade. They are illegal immigrant squatters!

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