posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 07:14 AM
In late January, WikiLeaks released a 186 page secret
Israeli Ministry of Defense
, which showed the full extent of illegal Israeli settlements in Gaza and the West Bank. A version of the document had first been
obtained by the well regarded Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The leak made headlines, but its global political impact was limited
presentation in Hebrew.
Subsequently the United States commissioned the Central Intelligence Agency's Open Source Center to translate the leak to English. The translation
was not released by the CIA, but a copy was obtained by Stephen Aftergood, editor of the US based Federation of American Scientist's Secrecy News and
is presented here.
According to Haaretz, "An analysis of the data reveals that, in the vast majority of the settlements - about 75 percent - construction, sometimes
on a large scale, has been carried out without the appropriate permits or contrary to the permits that were issued,"
, and "The database also
shows that, in more than 30 settlements, extensive construction of buildings and infrastructure
(roads, schools, synagogues, yeshivas and
even police stations) has been carried out on private lands belonging to Palestinian West Bank residents."
Here is the link to the report in pdf. version -
If this is true which undoubtly it is, then Israel knowingly is constructing illegal settlements breaking it's own and above all International laws.
That would explain a piece of puzzle why US President Obama earlier this year sternly asked Israel to halt all settlement activities.
The extent of main stream media biasness is vivid example in this case which failed to report such a leakage. It posts more questions than answers,
who is controlling the MSM? The answer is upto you...