Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Al-Jazeera Video: Israel 'attempts to maintain order'

"Israeli authorities have given the country's military unprecedented new powers to jail or deport Palestinians who it deems are in the West Bank illegally.

The new policy could result in the eviction of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank, or criminal charges, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported.

Under the Israeli occupation, Palestinians are already required to carry identification cards showing where they live, restricting their movement at the basic level.

But amendments to the existing 1969 order on preventing infiltration could apply to Palestinians living in the West Bank without official ID cards issued by Israel.

Gil Hoffman, a political correspondent and columnist for The Jerusalem Post in Israel, said the policy is an attempt by the Israeli military to maintain order in the West Bank [Same order as was maintained in the Warsaw Ghetto?]......"

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