Israel on Monday shrugged off sharp international criticism of its razing of an historic east Jerusalem hotel to make way for settler homes
"Actions undertaken yesterday at the Shepherd Hotel were conducted by private individuals in accordance with Israeli law," so says Netanyahu.
East Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian territory.
Bulldozers on Sunday began demolishing the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah district of occupied east Jerusalem
The move drew widespread international criticism, including from top US and European Union officials.
Time to stop criticizing and put your money where your mouths are!
"I reiterate that settlements are illegal under international law, undermine trust between the parties and constitute an obstacle to peace," EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
"We recall that east Jerusalem is part of occupied Palestinian territory; the EU does not recognise the annexation by Israel."
Britian speaks out of both sides of it's mouth
The British consulate in east Jerusalem, located next to the hotel site, issued a statement out of London in which Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt joined the condemnation.
(Why is the consulate located in occupied territory, other then to add legitimacy to the occupation?)
"We oppose provocative unilateral actions such as this, which hinder efforts to resume talks between the two parties leading to a two-state solution to this conflict," Burt said.
A growing number of hardline Israeli settlers (fanatical) have been moving into the heart of densely-populated Palestinian neighbourhoods in east Jerusalem such as Sheikh Jarrah, sparking clashes with local residents.
The aim was to create an uninterrupted Jewish physical presence cutting through Palestinian neighbourhoods.
Like I said, the time for words have long passed. Action is necessary. Israel does not want peace, they want land and will pillage, steal and/or rob, whichever name you choose to describe by whatever means necessary to achieve their expansionist goals.
"We heard a lot of beautiful words but now we don't want beautiful words -- we want actions on the ground," said Husseini.
More on the nation of peace. Besides illegal settlements complete with fanatical settlers. Razing of historic buildings, stealing of land. Israel has launched further attacks on Gaza.
Israel considers the Islamist Hamas movement as the only organisation responsible for the firing of the missiles "even if it does not claim responsibility," said the spokesman.
So if some Israeli soldiers, under cover of the night launch rockets from Gaza. Israel considers that an attack from Hamas? Convenient.
What is the PA up to in their usual collusion with Israel against Palestinians?
It is being reported that the PA and Israel have agreed to close the largest border crossing between Gaza and Israel.
What will this mean to the Palestinians of Gaza? More hardship. More shortages. No escape if Israel decides to attack?
The Palestinian Authority and Israel signed an agreement to close Al-Mantar commercial crossing in east Gaza.
The crossing, considered the largest commercial one between Israel and the Gaza Strip, will be shut at the end of this month.
The agreement designates the Karam Abou Salem crossing as the only commercial crossing to bring in imported products to the Gaza Strip that has been suffering a four year long Israeli blockade.
The Abou Salem crossing is not fully prepared to handle the traffic entering and exiting the Strip, Oweida explained.
Palestinian commercial analyst Omar Shaaban expects the closing of the crossing to spike inflation in Gaza and affect its infrastructure projects.
Yup, a general worsening of life for Gazans