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Israel within its rights to demolish illegal homes

HERE we go again again! Another “friend of Israel”, this time MP Wes Streeting, accuses Israel of “grossly infringing on the human rights of Palestinians”.

It happened during a parliamentary debate on the demolishing of a Bedouin village, Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem.

Does Mr Streeting not know that Israel is not breaking any international law by knocking down these homes?

Israel has a right to exercise complete administrative and security control over this area. For building without permits is illegal — and all the residents of the village knew this.

I have lived in my housing association bungalow for 17 years. I have to obtain permission to build on the property that I rent.

Even a garden shed has to be approved!

My housing association would be within their rights to demolish any structure that I had built in the property or garden without their permission.

This is not “infringing on my human rights” — it is simply applying the tenancy agreement that I agreed to.

They — not me — own the land and property. I am just renting it from them.

Mr Streeting should get his facts right before making statements like this.

Yet again Israel is being portrayed as brutal and inhumane.

Jane-Dora Fraser,
12 Holt Farm Close,
Holt Park,
Leeds.

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