Jerusalem, where buying an apartment is a 'dangeorus provocation'
Isn't that a funny way to describe what happens when someone buys an apartment and moves into it?
In a statement released Monday, Peace Now said the move is "not only a dangerous provocation which is threatening the stability in the fragile situation of Jerusalem, but also a threat to the possibility to get to a two-state solution and a compromise in Jerusalem."
According to Palestinian official news agency WAFA, settlers on Monday took over three apartments in a Palestinian-owned building in Jebl Mukaber, claiming ownership of the apartments, according to Palestinian official news agency WAFA.
Quoting the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, WAFA reported the building had a demolition order from the Jerusalem Municipality for being built without a permit ten years ago.
Peace Now added the timing of the take-over is "not coincidental," as the government is planning to give the green light to building permits in all settlements, sending the message to settlers to hurry and establish facts on the ground.
The take-over follows a report by Peace Now released over the weekend, stating Israel this year published the largest number of housing tenders – 3,046 – in the last decade over the pre-1967 lines.
It calculated the number of housing tenders issued in east Jerusalem and the West Bank to place in perspective Israel’s announcement that it would publish an additional 3,000 such tenders, a move which it said, could bring the number of pending new units over the pre-1967 lines to 6,046 this year.Useful idiots.