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U.S. criticizes Israel plan to subsidize West Bank settlement construction

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:33 PM

Comments by top State Department official come after Netanyahu cabinet announces plan to encourage immigration into 557 'national priority' settlements, which reportedly include 70 in the West Bank.

The United States criticized a recently declared Israeli plan to subsidize construction in several West Bank settlements on Tuesday, with a top U.S. official calling the move "unconstructive."

The newly announced plan offers subsidies that could reach up to 50%-70% of development costs in areas deemed as being national priority areas A and B.
Do "Settlers" have to pay a down payment ? Or is someone else actually investing the money and collecting rents or mortgages ?

The State Department says the plan is counterproductive to talks between Israel and The Palestinian Authority

Answering a reporter's question concerning the new plan, State Department spokesman Mark Toner criticized the move, saying: "We've said this many times from this podium and from elsewhere that we view any move that would jeopardize getting these two parties back to the negotiating table."

Both American and Palestinian response came after the cabinet on Monday appointed a committee to examine land ownership issues in the West Bank.

It looks like Israel knew this all along.

It seems there is big money involved perhaps with contractors and investors.

Maybe the U.S. is jealous ?

Land Titles, Trusts ... Who Actually Owns all that land anyway ??

Land Deals ?

posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:50 PM
another "strongly" worded email condemning america's best friend forever.

if there was only an organization with the power and means to effectively put real pressure and uphold breaches in international law and end this military occupation without firing a shot.

and the ability to send some sort of soldier to protect defenceless citizens from state aggression and enforce this organizations resolutions. some sort of keeper of the peace.

if only such an organization existed.

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