Israel to expel 1,000 Palestinians from their land

The Israeli High Court has given the go ahead for the Israeli government to evict over 1,000 Palestinians from their land in the Occupied Territories. The government plan to use the land for “military purposes” in an area south of Hebron which is home to a number of Palestinian villages.

This is clearly illegal under the Geneva Convention. The head of Masafar Yatta village council Nidal Younes said, “The court decision is a racist decision taken by a settler judge [David Mintz, who lives in an illegal settlement in the West Bank]. We have been fighting with Israel in the courts for the last 22 years and it took this judge five minutes to destroy the lives of 12 villages and the people who are dependent on the land.”