24 thoughts on “Likud Central Committee Members Steal Palestinian Homes, Expel Owners – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. My understanding is that the homes that were purchased (legal or not – I do not know) were -vacant- for several years, possibly a decade.
    There are approx. 600 Muslims in the core-H2 area -(link in Hebrew)

    And many many homes and shops are vacant. It’s a bit of a ghost town (many Muslims moved out, and it is hard for Jews to move in).

    If the sale was legal, why are you opposed to it?
    Why should Jews be barred from purchasing real-estate? Is this not discrimination?
    If Hebron is to be part of a Palestinian state, shouldn’t the resident Jews have an expectation that their well being will be respected?

    1. @ lepxii:

      And many many homes and shops are vacant. It’s a bit of a ghost town (many Muslims moved out)…

      You conveniently neglect to say why this is so. Because Israel has closed down large portions of the Palestinian streets and neighborhoods, including what was once the main thoroughfare, Shuhadeh Street.

      If the sale was legal, why are you opposed to it?

      First of all, the sale was NOT legal. I am certain of this. Unfortunately, no one can research this matter since the deed is maintained in an archive controlled by the Occupation administration. As for why sale of land to settler is wrong, to all the rest of us this is obvious. Because it is part of a plan of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians. You do oppose ethnic cleansing in general, don’t you? But you relax those standards when it’s Jews doing the “cleansing.”

      Of course, if Israel signed a peace treaty with Palestine and resolved all differences, I have no problem with Jews living in Hebron or buying land there (as long as it is done legally and according to PALESTINIAN law, not Israeli). So why don’t you work toward that end if you wish me to support a Jewish presence in Hebron?

      1. “First of all the sale was Not legal. I am certain of this. Unfortunately, no one can research this matter since the deed is maintained in an archive controlled by the Occupation administration”.

        So basically you’re standard of proof is having a strong hunch.
        9/11 truthers have strong hunches too. You should give them a chance to guest post here.

          1. Distinction without a difference.
            Reporting an event as a fact when your only evidence is based on the past actions of a group of people with the most vague connection to the subjects of your report is still a hunch .
            Even if you could establish a strong connection between the two groups, that would be reasonable suspicion at best.

          2. @Nate: Nonsense. You claim this set of thieves is different than all the other sets of thieves who’ve “bought” Palestinian land by hook & crooked (ed), when there’s absolutely no difference. They’re all the same driven by the same ethnic cleansing ideology & using same rancid ploys & hoaxes.


            You’re done in this thread. Do not comment further. Though you may comment in other threads if you choose.

  2. @ Richard
    I think there’s a mistake: I’m (nearly) 100% sure that the woman on the two photos described as Orit Struk is someone else. Orit Struk looks quite different and always wears a head-scarf (she’s one of the few settler lunatics that I recognize, cf. her hilarious statements when her son was sentenced for abusing a Palestinian kid).
    I might be wrong.

    1. Struk is on the far right of the first photo. She is wearing a headscarf and glasses. In the second photo it isn’t Struk – it is the Raanana likudnik (and city councilor).

  3. Would love to see these people in the photo on a Wanted poster as they are nothing but thieves and murderers. This is more dirty tricks that the GoI will at first condemn and then reward. Obviously with no pressure on the GoI from the rest of the world, they continue in the ways of the terrorists going back to pre-1948. Shame on them and all who support/protect them.

  4. I had not followed this story until yesterday, and what is not clear to me is how they (the ‘settlers’) can claim to have legally purchased the properties. Presumably, from Palestinian owners, right? Can they prove it?
    If so, two problems with that : aren’t Palestinians likely to be killed by their own people if they sell to Jews? Unless they were absentee owners, and only cared about the money. I suppose signing over the deed(s) can be done by proxy.

    Of course, the deeds could be forgeries – wouldn’t be the first such case – but then why wouldn’t the real owners come forward and expose the fraud? And how could these ‘settlers’ move in if the legitimate owners were living in the houses? Did they force them out?
    I hate to say it since I don’t know the facts, but it could very well be a legitimate sale. The question though still remains: who financed it? Certain names come to mind.

    1. The landlord is staying at a protected place. It doesn’t appear anywhere that someone is claiming for the lands, so we can safely assume that it was bought legally (as in most of the cases). There is something illegal about everything going on in Samaria and Judea, when an Arab buys a house, he (I won’t add or she because Arab women don’t have any right) only has to sign a legitimate contract, but when a Jewish Israeli wants to buy a house he or she should request additionally for permission from the ministry of defense. Actually I find it racist.

      1. @ ilan:

        we can safely assume that it was bought legally (as in most of the cases)

        What a heaping load of horse####. Actually, most cases in which settlers steal Palestinian homes claiming to have done so legally are actually fraudulent. In many cases, the legal or military system finds fraud. Even when they won’t, there is usually fraud. There are thousands of ways for settler to engage in fraud in such land deals & they exploit every one. Which, as I said, only reinforces anti-Semitic tropes of the lying, cheating Jew who uses any means necesary to achieve his ends. So 2 1/2 cheers (irony intended) for settler Jews who actively promote anti-Semitic stereotypes.

        Actually I find it racist.

        So spake the settler among us. First of all, Israel has no right to determine how a Palestinian purchases a home outside 67 borders. So your comparison to the procedures Jews have to follow is null & void. But the notion that Israel has no right to create rules by which Jews may purchase property outside 67 borders is beyond ludicrous. COUntries may regulate whatever commerce they wish within their jurisdiction (though the question of the West Bank being under Israeli jurisdiction at all is a separate matter). Calling it racist is just plain idiotic.

      2. Ilan,
        No one needs your asessment of Arab women’s rights. Just make sure the population in the OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (NOT ‘Judea’ and ‘Samaria’ which cease to exist a couple of thousand years ago) get their rights. That is all we need from you, thank you.

  5. Well whether the sale is legitimate or not it is clear how these Likud characters see it. On one of those photographs they almost literally wrap themselves in the flag. There is a conquest here by “Eretz Israel”. The money involved (if there was any) is entirely unimportant.

    1. I wouldn’t say the money involved is unimportant.

      Given the impending legislation in the Israeli government that all NGOs ‘(pro-Palestinian) should be required to publicly disclose any funding received by foreign governments, and their members TO WEAR A TAG to such effect when appearing in Parliament, I think any foreign funding to purchase Palestinian properties in the WB should also be disclosed.
      I know there’s a difference between ‘goverment’ and ‘private’ funding, however when American private donors bankroll the settlers with TAX EXEMPT money (‘charitable donations’) to the tune of billions of $$ over the years, they are screwing the US Treasury and by extension, all American taxpayers. Which makes it de facto foreign government funding, no?

  6. Mati Itzhak is a very wealthy man. He owns a gas station, an wedding hall, and other businesses. He is one of Rosh Ha’ayin’s local tycoons, and can afford to buy real estate in Hebron. shell out

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