Monday, November 08, 2010

Hamas upset over new Israeli towns - in Israel

Hamas' London-based newspaper, Palestine Info, has an Arabic article about an Israeli plan to build eleven new towns between Arad and Beer-sheva in the Negev. One of them would be an Arab community.

The language it uses is identical to articles about Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria - the Israelis are referred to as "usurpers" (Google translates as "rapists.") The Arab town is regarded as just a means to "steal" more "Arab land. " And, of course, it calls the towns "settlements."

Just in case you had the slightest thought that Palestinian Arabs were only against construction in the territories...