Israeli police destroyed a protest tent in East Jerusalem today, (Wednesday, October 28, 2009), that was set up outside two homes where Palestinian families were evicted and their houses, along with personal belongings, were demolished to make way for Jewish settlers.
Israeli authorities say the homes were built illegally without permits, but Palestinians say Israel makes it impossible to obtain the permits. In the video below the man states he has tried to obtain a permit for 15 years unsuccessfully.
Watch the video of Israel demolishing Palestinian homes:
Israel has been demolishing Palestinian’s homes for a long time now, and as the video states, another 1500 destruction orders are still pending.
Israel insists the whole city of Jerusalem belongs to them, even though that is not recognized by the international community. Even Israel’s ally the United States has denounced the demolition of Palestinian homes saying it harms efforts to restart peace talks.
Maybe Israel doesn’t really want peace. Maybe Israel wants to make Palestinians angry. Maybe Israel wants Palestinians to fight back, so they can justify bombing and killing them. Israel can then say…”See, they are terrorists. We have to defend ourselves.”, without allowing the Palestinians the right to defend themselves.