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Sunday, April 17, 2011

HRW's latest lies: WB Arabs live in "shanties", Jews in "spacious villas"

In the Huffington Post, the executive director of the Middle East and North African Division for Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson, describes the West Bank this way:

And security concerns do not justify systematically separating Palestinians from Jews, with shanties and dirt roads provided for the one, and spacious villas with swimming pools and paved highways provided for the other.

Here is a photo I took of one of those "shanties". Click to see it in all its horror:

And here's a photo of those spacious villas:


The Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria that I visited were clean, well-planned and overwhelmingly suburban in nature. I saw nothing that could be remotely described as ostentatious. Houses were attractive but uniform in design.

From the highway, many of the Arab towns showed literal mansions, orders of magnitude larger than any Jewish house in the area. And many more were under construction.



Similarly, Whitson is pushing the similar slander that Palestinian Arabs are not allowed on "Jewish" roads, a complete lie that Yisrael Medad documented last week as such:

More photos of Palestinian Arab mansions are at Shiloh Musings.

(h/t Anne)