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US criticizes Israeli settlement construction plan

March 14, 2011

From MSNBC


JERUSALEM — The U.S. Embassy said Monday it was “deeply concerned” by Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes in West Bank settlements, calling the Israeli enclaves “illegitimate” and an obstacle to resuming direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

In a defiant response to a deadly attack on a settler family over the weekend, Israel swiftly approved the construction of between 300 and 500 new homes in major West Bank settlement blocks. Jewish settlement construction is at the crux of the current impasse in peace efforts.

“They murder, we build,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday during a condolence call to the grieving family. Palestinian militants are presumed to have carried out the assault.

More here.

 

Hey Obama…  Why don’t you spend a little more time criticizing and speaking out against the atrocities carried out by Hamas ruled Palestine, against Israel, our best ally in the middle east?

Oh that’s right…  Because you were raised to believe that Islam is a religion of peace….

 

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