Tag: Occupied Palestine

Israel Wants to Pass Bill to Retroactively Legalize Criminal Settlements

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The global community has been outraged over the past week as Israeli legislators try to pass a law to retroactively make their criminal settlements in the West Bank legal.

The settlement bill, on the verge of passing through the Israeli parliament, is being considered by many outside observers (as well as right wing Israeli proponents) as what essentially amounts to annexation of a large portion of Palestinian land. The bill would legalize over 4,000 settlement homes already built on stolen Palestinian land.

1000s Evacuated as Fire Spreads in Haifa

The Israeli regime has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people and called up hundreds of military reservists to battle a spreading fire in the city of Haifa.

Police said at least eight neighborhoods had been evacuated by early afternoon, as smoke spread over the city. At least 17 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, AP reported on Thursday.