Amnesty International Protests Israel Demolition Policies

The Lebanon Daily Star reported that Amnesty International urged the Israel government to cease demolishing homes of Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley. The Israel army claims buildings are being destroyed in a “closed military area” but the result has created fear among inhabitants that their not merely their homes but livestock and fields will be wiped out.

On one hand, the Israel government is negotiating with President Abbas in an effort to increase the popularity of Fatah and make people less likely to support Hamas. But, policies of demolishing homes merely add to the popularity of Hamas and hurt the reputation of modern Palestinians. When will the Israel government come to its senses and go all out to support moderate Palestinian leaders!

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