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Israel is more important than the lives of those forced to live in it

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05.06.2021

Two weeks ago, while the international community was busying itself with statements condemning Hamas rockets in an attempt to steer the narrative away from Israel's colonial expansionism, Palestinians were also protesting the forthcoming construction of 350 settlement dwellings in Beit El, which were approved by the Israeli government late last year. Had the UN not exhibited its complicity in protecting Israel, it would indeed be considered unbelievable that the mainstream narrative, so steeped in Israeli propaganda, could take precedence over the Palestinian experience of colonial violence and dispossession

Clearly, the "settlements are illegal under international law" rhetoric has no effect upon Israel, not even with a looming investigation into war crimes by the International Criminal Court. The latest display of settlement expansion indicates how the international community is obstructing the slightest recourse of justice for the Palestinian people, given the discrepancy between The Hague's focus on criminal liability, and the UN's obsession with guaranteeing Israeli impunity.

At the ceremony inaugurating the settlement building,........

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