“On Sunday, December 8, the American media outlet CBS aired a report on its ’60 Minutes’ segment, which is one of the oldest news programs in America. The topic of this program was about Rawabi, which is described as Palestine’s first planned city, one that could serve as an ‘example’ of what a Palestinian state could look like.”
By Mohamed Mohamed
President Donald Trump’s administration has once again upended decades of the official US position on Israeli settlements, which until now has maintained that they are “illegitimate” and “inconsistent” with international law.
Last week, President Donald Trump ordered US forces to withdraw from their positions in northeast Syria. This move paved the way for Turkey to begin its air and ground offensive in the area, which began shortly after American troops withdrew.
“In April of 2018, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that it had detected unauthorized cellular phone surveillance devices operating in Washington, DC
On Tuesday, Israel approved construction permits for 6,000 illegal housing units for its settler squatters in Area C of the occupied West Bank. Area C, which is where Israel maintains full civil and security control, covers at least 60 percent of the West Bank and is occupied by no less than 325,500 settlers. All Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are totally illegal under international law.
Israel is at it again. It remains consistent in engaging in one of its favorite activities: stealing Palestinian land and tormenting Palestinians. On Monday, Israeli bulldozers, escorted by hundreds of Israeli soldiers, demolished no less than 16 residential buildings containing around 100 apartments in the village of Sur Baher, which is on the outskirts of East Jerusalem.
On Saturday, June 22, the administration of President Donald Trump disclosed details of a proposed economic plan titled, “Peace to Prosperity – The Economic Plan: A New Vision for the Palestinian People.” This plan is the focus of the Bahrain conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“In a recent interview, the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, told the New York Times “Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all” of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.In a later conference held by the Jerusalem Post in New York, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said, ‘I will let David’s comments stand for themselves. I think he said them elegantly and I support his comments.'”