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‘I’ve already prepared the wheat and lentils for sowing’

TJI Pick
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Published: 4 February 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

After 20 years, and a decade of legal battles, the illegal settlement of Amona has been evacuated and the land returned to its Palestinian owners. Court also killed plan to move Amona settlers to nearby hillside, also claimed as Palestinian private land.

How can settlers take my land and say it was God’s will? – Maryam Hamad – Haaretz 02.02.17
The fact that my land has been given back to me takes me back to my childhood days, to family memories, love and happiness… After years of patient waiting, I can no longer wait for the moment in which I’ll work on my land again, like I did once.

And see:

Netanyahu is doing everything to appease the settlers, but even this won’t be enough – Yossi Verter – Haaretz 02.02.17
If Amona were an Arab village resisting demolition, the prime minister would have incited against the protesters. But as the illegal West Bank outpost was evacuated, he kept silent.

Amona’s evacuation is no victory
– Orly Noy – +972 Magazine 02.02.17
The state was finally forced to evacuate the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona. But that is not cause for celebration.


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