Answers to the Counterfeits (13 June 2016, 7 Sivan, 5776)
The article below by "Ben White"Â came up automatically on my Google News Feed.
A lot of money plus a lot of hatred of God and the Jews must have been required to make that happen.
Here is the article with its 49 "facts" followed by our own comments.
49 facts about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
by Ben White
Â June 10, 2016 at 11:26 am
In the article below the initials BA stand for "Brit-Am."
This week marked the 49th anniversary of Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
BA: So what? Pity it was not longer. God willing a few centuries from now it will be.Â
So here are 49 facts about a military regime that has lasted almost half a century.
1. The West Bank,including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip together constitute the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), which have been under Israeli military occupation since June 1967.
BA: In 1967 Israel fought a war of defence and had to take the lands in question in order to defend itself. By rights Israel could have attacked and conquered these lands without provocation since the areas in question belong to it anywayÂ but it did not do so.
2. Prior to Israeli occupation, the West Bank was controlled by Jordan, and the Gaza Strip by Egypt.
BA: That had been the case since 1948 i.e. ca. 19 years previously when Jordan and Egypt had illegally conquered and annexed the lands.
3. Before the State of Israel was established in 1948, the West Bank and Gaza Strip were simply parts of Mandate Palestine; their 'borders' are the result of Israeli expansion and armistice lines.
BA: Mandate Palestine was taken from the Ottoman Turks who took it from someone else. It should all belong to Israel.
4. 300,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip became refugees during Israel's conquest in June 1967; the vast majority were unable to return.
BA: More than a million Jews were refugees from Arab countries and had been resettled in Israel. The Palestinians identify as Arabs and Sunni Arabs identify with them. The Arabs could have absorbed them.
5. In 1967, Israeli forces ethnically cleansed and destroyed a number of Palestinian villages in the OPT, including Imwas, Beit Nuba, and others.
BA: They moved people out and in some cases compensated them. The Arabs would have killed every Jewish male and abducted all the girls and boys to make them Muslims, or even have killed them all. That is what ISIS is doing now, elsewhere.
6. By an odd coincidence of history, Israel's military occupation of the OPT began not long after the military regime over Palestinian citizens of Israel had formally ended in December 1966.
BA: What kind of semantic game is this? Very few readers will understand what the writer is talking about. It looks impressive but means nothing. The OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territory) is indeed illicitly occupied. The Palestinians are occupying it. Jews cannot go anywhere in it without risking their lives and honor. This is criminal!
7. Therefore, the State of Israel has subjected Palestinians citizens and Palestinian non-citizens to military rule for all but six months of its 68-year existence.
BA: Why not send them all to Germany and Austria? There is plenty of room in those places and they need workers.
8. One of the first acts of Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem was to demolish the Mughrabi Quarter, expelling 600 residents and destroying 135 homes.
BA: That is all?Â They should have expelled the lot. The Arabs and Egyptians destroy villages and move people around all the time. It is accepted by the Arabs as governmental prerogative.
9. In place of the 800-year old Mughrabi Quarter, Israel created the Western Wall Plaza.
BA: A great improvement has been effected.Â The Arabs have illegally constructed tens of thousandsÂ of buildingsÂ throughoutÂ Israel. The IsraeliÂ authorities do not do anything about this due to fear of international reaction and "Quisling" elements who are often paid by foreign governments.
10. The first West Bank settlement was established in September 1967, supported by the then Labor-led government.
BA: Something is better than nothing.
11. All Israeli settlements in the OPT are illegal under international law, constituting a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
BA: Any point of International Law not unanimously approved by the State of Israel, the USA, and UK is not valid.
12. In a secret memo in 1967, a legal adviser to the Israeli government affirmed the illegality of civilian settlements in the OPT.
BA: Unfortunately "Quisling" elements exist in the Israeli government and establishment circles. This is one of the tragedies of Jewish History.Â The author is justified in protesting against it.
13. By 1972, there were some 10,000 Israelis living in illegal settlements in the OPT.
BA: There should have been many more. Better late than never.
14. In 1974/75, Israel established Ma'ale Adumim, located in the West Bank to the east of Jerusalem. It is now the largest Israeli settlement in terms of area.
BA: Israel should build much less. Instead of building new settlements existing locations now occupied by Arabs should be made available and suitably renovated.
10 Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, 11 and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied.
The Arabs should be sent overseas.
See our article: Â "Transfer the Palestinians"
15. There are now 125 government-sanctioned settlements in the OPT, plus another 100 or so unauthorised settler'outposts'.
BA: Something is better than nothing. It could be worse. At least a beginning has been made.
16. There are around 400,000 Israelis living in illegal settlements the Occupied West Bank.
BA: The author, Ben White, probably received an enormous sum of money to write this stupid article of his but he still makes typos.Â One would think they have several editors whose job it would be to prevent such mistakes.
17. This excludes residents of colonies established in East Jerusalem, a further 200,000.
BA: Not so but we wish it was. The author is juggling with the figures and the facts but let us hope that it comes true.
18. Israelis have voted in 14 national elections since June 1967. Unlike settlers, Palestinians in the OPT have been unable to vote in any of those 14 elections.
BA: Â THE PALESTINIANS DO NOT WANT TO BE ISRAELI CITIZENS. THEY DO NOT WANT iSRAEL TO FORMALLY ANNEX THEM. THEREFORE THEY CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN iSRAELI ELECTIONS! The Palestinians want Hamas to rule over them. Hamas is a Nazi organization with a Nazi ideology. The Jews are too soft and too mercifulÂ for their own good.
19. According to the UN, there have been 2,598 acts of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the last ten years.
BA:Â We doubt the accuracy of this figure BUT at all events, the Palestinians are FAR MORE violent, aggressive, provocative, and cruel especially towards the vulnerable.Â
20. One of the methods adopted by Israeli authorities over the decades to colonise West Bank land has been Ottoman-era land legislation dating back to 1858.
BA: This is the legislation used in Jordan. The Arabs know very well how to exploit the existing system. We too think it should be changed.Â
21. By the mid-1980s, Palestinian cultivated land in the West Bank had dropped by 40 percent.
BA:Â This is an outcome of the economic situation. The Arabs in general are responsible, wherever they may be, for universal soil erosion and ecological devastation. The Palestinians are no exception to this.
22. In 1991, Israel began requiring a Palestinian seeking to enter Israel from the OPT to obtain an individual permit.
BA: Palestinians blow themselves up or use knives or anything else they can get hold of to kill and maim Israeli civilians including women, children, the aged and the inform.
23. More than 500 physical obstacles, including checkpoints and earth mounds, restrict Palestinian freedom of movement in the West Bank.
BA: We agree that too many such preventive measures have been employed. A stronger rule of law is to be preferred.Â
24. In 2003, Israel began work on the Separation Wall in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Around 85 percent of the total length of the Wall's projected route lies inside the OPT.
BA: TheÂ money and effort should go into moving the Palestinians to other places.
25. In 2004, the International Court of Justice in The Hague issued an advisory opinion that the construction of the Wall in the OPT is 'contrary to international law'.
BA: The Hague is in the Netherlands. Why did the Netherlands not return more than 300 Jewish children in the care of Christian families after the Holocaust?
26. Some 82,000 settlers live outside the Separation Wall; add Ariel, a major settlement-city in the middle of the northern West Bank, and the total is around 100,000 settlers.
BA: So what?Â
27. The Gaza Strip is home to around 1.8 million Palestinians, some 70 percent of whom are United Nations (UN)-registered refugees, expelled from their homes by Israel in 1948.
BA: The Arabs are often poor people. They should be resettled in Germany or Brazil or somewhere else.
If it is good enough for Syrians why should Palestinians be discriminated against?
28. For decades, Israel maintained a permanent armed presence in Gaza, expropriated land, and built colonies for a settler population that rose to more than 8,000.
BA: Subsequent history proves that the Israelis made the mistake of not doing more when they had the chance.
29. In 2005, Israel removed these settlers, and redeployed its forces to Gaza's perimeter fence.
BA: This was a mistake.
30. The Gaza Strip is still under Israeli occupation: along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem, it forms part of a single territorial entity (OPT).
BA: Not so but it should be.
31. This was affirmed in UN Security Council Resolution 1860 in 2009, and also affirmed in November 2014 by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
BA:Â These are all nasty people, perverts, oppressors of others, and no-goods on the payroll of third world entities and they have no moral right to interfere in these matters.
32. In 1967, Israel expanded Jerusalem's municipal boundaries to include newly-occupied territory; this act of annexation has never been recognised by the international community.
BA: Forgive us for living.
33. A third of the annexed territory was expropriated; by 2001, some 47,000 settlement housing units had been built on this expropriated land.
BA. Housing is terribly expensive nowadays in Israel. They should have built much, much more than they did.
34. The vast majority of Palestinians in Jerusalem are permanent residents, not citizens. In 2014, the residency status of 107 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem was revoked.
BA: Only 107? Something is wrong.
35. Palestinians suffer from a discriminatory water policy maintained by Israeli authorities.
BA. In Germany there is still plenty of clean water. The Palestinians should go there.
36. Israel enforces a dual legal system in the OPT: civil courts for the 600,000 settlers, and military courts for 4.5 million Palestinians. The latter has a 99.74 percent conviction rate.
BA. The conviction rate applies in Israeli courts as well. This is due to the Police and Public Prosecution only processing cases they are absolutely certain of. This is the Israeli system. It may be mistaken but it applies to everyone.
37. The Israeli military detains Palestinians from the OPT without charge or trial, for renewable six-month periods. There are currently 715 such prisoners, from a total of 7,000 jailed Palestinians.
BA: They should simply expel all such Palestinian suspects immediately. Send them out of the country with their families. That would be the humane thing to do.
38. Since 1967, Israeli authorities have demolished hundreds of Palestinian homes as an act of collective punishment.
BA: Not enough has been done to deter terrorism. Many Arabs would prefer that Israel react with a stronger hand.
39. Many Palestinian structures are demolished by Israeli forces for lacking the right permit; yet more than 95 percent of Palestinian permit applications are rejected.
BA: This may (or may not) be true. Palestinians do not abide by building standards. Israeli bureaucracy would drive anyone crazy and the Palestinians are crazy already.
40. In 2016 to date (June 6), Israeli military authorities have demolished 625 Palestinian structures.
BA: Tens of thousands of illegal structures have been built. Only a few have been demolished.
41. During the First Intifada (1987-93), Israeli forces killed over 1,000 Palestinians, one in five of them children.
BA: We doubt these figures BUT How many Israelis were killed and maimed by Palestinian aggressionÂ and unprovoked attacks during that time? and in the period leading up to it? If one sends children to attack civilians and soldiers eventually some of the kids might get hurt.
42. In the first few days of the Second Intifada, the Israeli army fired 1.3 million bullets.
BA: It was too many. They were not shooting to kill.
43. In six military offensives from 2006-2014, Israel killed 1,097 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip.
BA. Not true, but perhaps it should have been. Israeli forces were too conscientious and tried not to harm cilvians. Consequently Israeli forces suffered many more casualties than they should have.
44. Israeli occupation forces killed 137 Palestinians in the West Bank in 2015, and 56 in 2014. Over the same two-year period, Israeli forces also injured 19,950 Palestinians in the West Bank.
BA: What is the latest body count of Arab civilians in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, or any other Arab or Muslim country? They kill each other all the time. The high proportion of injured shows that the IDF tries not to kill the assailants even when they have indisputable homicidal intentions. Thuis is a mistake on the part of the IDF.
45. The Oslo Accords, signed in the mid-1990s, saw the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which governs some aspects of life for Palestinians, in some of the OPT.
BA: The Oslo Accords were a betrayal of Israel. They should never have come into existence.
46. The Accords divided up the OPT into Areas A, B, and C. The territory of Areas A and B is not contiguous, and consists of 227 separate areas under varying degrees of PA control.
BA: This is against the Bible and therefore illegal.
1 When the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you, 2 and when the Lord your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. Â
47. Some 60 percent of the West Bank remains under full Israeli military and civil control. However, even in the rest of the West Bank, the Israeli military conducts raids at will.
BA: And so it should.Â The raids in question are conducted to save lives and any responsible government would do the same. If anything not enough of such measures are employed.
48. According to Human Rights Watch: 'Palestinians face systematic discrimination merely because of their race, ethnicity, and national origin.' Amnesty International agrees.
BA: Homos and Nazi-lovers like the people of Amnesty should not to be listened to in cases concerning Israel and Israelites.
The Africans are enslaving and eating their pygmy neighbors in Africa what is Amnesty doing? Hypocrites! Where were they in the Holocaust?Â
49. In 2012, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said Israeli policies in the OPT violate the prohibition of 'racial segregation and apartheid.'
BA:Â Where is South Africa today??? How are the whites doing?? And the blacks? Are they still suffering? Or suffering more than ever?Â Who cares any longer?