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Oct. 3rd, 2004 @ 04:03 pm Dear Israel,
What about Palestinian dignity, freedom, and property rights?? Or do they not qualify as "human beings"?

Does this come to mind:

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juvenalian:
From:bumpinthenite
Date:October 28th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)

educate yourself

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According to Israeli law, Palestinians can own land, can be in the army, and can hold political positions. Oh, and vote, too! Where do you get your info from? Have you ever even BEEN there??
From:juvenalian
Date:October 28th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)

Re: educate yourself

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Palestinians can own land
No they cannot.

YOU educate yourself.
From:bumpinthenite
Date:October 28th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)

Re: educate yourself

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okay, I have no idea where you get your info but it must be from propoganda. because the actual law is that, yes, they can own land. There's no disputing that fact. And I guess that you have never been there, since I have and I have seen it.
From:juvenalian
Date:October 28th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
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"Israel was established as a state for Jews. It has of course an Arab minority who have citizenship rights, but the specific way in which land is owned in Israel is predominantly that the Jewish Agency purchases land on behalf of the Jewish people and then leases it out to its Jewish citizens.

Arabs cannot have access to that land that's owned by the Jewish Agency. They can keep land they have privately owned before the State of Israel was created. There's a small amount of private property that can be traded and Arabs can buy that as well as Jews, but most land is held in trust for the Jewish people, so yes there is a legal basis for what we would flat out call discriminatory practices."

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While both Jews and Arabs cannot technically buy state-owned land, the state itself is Jewish, and therefore that is not a problem for Jewish citizens of Israel, whereas for Arabs, it is. Because in case there is a change in laws, the Jewish citizens will always be safe even on their leased lands, whereas the Arabs might not be. And therein lies the discrimination and racism.

Also, lands owned by the Jewish National Fund are only leased to Jews. Arabs cannot even lease those lands.

Moreover, the government occasionally confiscates land from Palestinians and brands it as state land or sells it to the JNF, thereby preventing Arabs from buying their OWN land.

So yes, YOU are the one in need of being educated.
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From:goldieloxxx
Date:November 3rd, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
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sweetie no one said that palstanians were not human beings. And this picture is truly understandable. We all deserve our rights. We all deserve to be at peace.