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December 03, 2006

Peace Now Settlement Report Based Only on Palestinian Claims

On the heels of Peace Now's latest report claiming that roughly 40 percent of the land used by Israeli settlements is private Palestinian land, a CAMERA analysis determined:

There can be no doubt ... that the majority of land that Peace Now calls “private Palestinian land” is in fact mewat, or waste land, and therefore permanently in the public domain, with not even rights to cultivate. ...

... even if Peace Now’s very questionable leaked data is technically accurate, its other “facts,” its analysis, and its conclusions are faulty, and therefore deserve little credibility.

Now, what little credibility the Peace Now report had seems to be gone. A follow-up CAMERA investigation finds that

The leaked map says nothing about rights to the land in question, only about claims to such rights. And many of these claims, such as the Jahalin claims on Ma’ale Adumim, were debunked long ago.

Read the first CAMERA analysis here, and the follow-up investigation here.

Posted by CameraBlog at December 3, 2006 08:28 PM

Comments

Ain't that the way of the world. People are so desperate for peace, they'll jump on anything that looks to them like it might bring it, no matter what the actual cost of their actions. Its sad, really, when a group of Israeli's are so tired of the fighting they'll support this type of nonsense of "Palestinian claims" to try to achieve a peace that would only hurt them more, convincing the terrorists that this is what will get them everything that they want.

Posted by: yosef at December 3, 2006 11:15 PM

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