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Far from being ‘inhumane’, as the US ambassador claims, evicting settlers is one form of justice

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The Zionist erasure of Palestinians from their landscape is no longer contested in the international arena. The dispossession of Palestinians is treated as a historical fact removed from their legitimate right of return and ongoing human rights violations. Flawed as only the UN could conspire to be, the preservation of Israel is the priority. The latter is now dissociated from the ethnic cleansing of Palestine which required a UN resolution in the first place. The international organisation has been complicit since day one.

Israel and the US are all for continuing the forced disappearance of Palestinians. In his latest interview with Israel National News, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated that the so-called deal of the century will ensure the permanence of Israeli settlers. Citing the evacuation of Gaza in 2005, Friedman stated, “I don’t believe that there is a realistic plan that can be implemented that will require anyone, Jew or Arab, to be forced to leave their home.”

This statement has an inbuilt contradiction – after all, Jewish settlements require Palestinian dispossession in order to exist – and was followed by an equally hypocritical reflection by Friedman:........

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