Israel to build 942 homes in east Jerusalem; Palestinians and Hamas threaten Israel

Netanyahu isn’t backing down from their plans to build many more homes in East Jerusalem as a result of the new UN status for the Palestinian Authority:

YAHOO NEWS – A government planning committee on Monday moved the project to the advanced stage of asking contractors to submit bids to build them, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. Once a bid is awarded, construction can begin on the project in the Gilo area, though it can take months, if not longer, to reach that point.

An additional 300 units can be built after further planning, said attorney Daniel Seidemann, an expert on Jerusalem construction who sees the building as an obstacle to peacemaking. About 40,000 Israelis live in Gilo.

“With God’s help, we will continue to live and build in Jerusalem, which will remain united under Israeli sovereignty,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the campaign launch event of his Likud Party. “We will continue to strengthen the settlements.” Israeli elections are set for Jan. 22.

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Mahmoud Abbas calls this a “red line” and vows a response through all possible means:

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the new Israeli announcement was a “red line” that would block the chance for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which a Palestinian state would be established alongside Israel.

“The Palestinian Authority will take all the possible means available to respond to this,” said Abu Rdeneh. The statement was posted on the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Hamas is calling for a wave of suicide bombings in response the construction, prompting warnings of a possible Third Intifada being launched:

TIMES OF ISRAEL – Senior Hamas official Ahmed Abu Haliba, speaking to a Palestinian news source quoted by Israel’s Channel 10 news on Wednesday, said Israel’s announcements were the Jewish state’s attempt to “speed up the construction of the Temple” and that ”our people need… a new Islamic intifada to strike at the face of the enemy.”

Abu Haliba called on “all Palestinian factions” to resume suicide attacks “deep inside the Zionist enemy” and said that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above all through armed resistance.”

Abu Halima also called for demonstrations in the West Bank in response to the renewed building.

On Tuesday, former prime minister Ehud Olmert warned that the Palestinians were “on the verge” of launching a third intifada due to their ”unbearable” situation.

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  • Nukeman60

    Each and every muslim country in the Middle East attacks it’s neighbors, kills it’s people and commits all kinds of atrocities. That’s okay. Israel builds a few houses and it’s “an obstacle to peacemaking”.

    I am waiting for the UN to step in at any time now to declare the houses a war zone and send in the blue helmets. I wonder what their opinion is of “Habitats for Humanity”. Do they consider them precursers to genocide?

    • Sober_Thinking

      Great comment… this is a real concern. America better stand up to the accused U.N…. but with Obama leading from behind, I rather doubt we’ll stand by our friend (Israel)… I hope we do though.

      • Nukeman60

        So do I, Sober. I know I, as an individual, will. But that doesn’t help Israel when our government gives Egypt state-of-the-art Abrams tanks and turns it’s back on Israel. Prayer is needed, that’s for sure.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Amen to that brother.

  • Arnie Yesovitch

    He who hesitates is lost. This phrase is so apt for the Palestinian leadership. Their mantra for the past 5 years has been that they will not negotiate with Israel till the building stops. They forgot about the 10 month moratorium by Nethanyahu. No new building went on and no new talks took place. To this day Abbas talks the same nonsense.

  • Watchman74

    Only in Israel does building new homes create an international crisis.

    • unclesamnephew

      internationally maybe, but right here in good U.S.of A. we have greenies and overlapping gov’t agents and regs that do their best to obstruct

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol… so stinking true.


    …where is Hillary ?” (question mark)

    • Conniption Fitz

      There are a number of possibilities:
      1. She had a stroke following or preceding her ‘concussion,’
      2. Plastic surgery in preparation for next campaign for POTUS
      – stroke or other complications following plastic surgery
      – plastic surgery unsuccessful
      3. Poisoning or biological attack by foreign or domestic group.
      4. Political blackmail – she was/is to be fed to the wolves by Obama
      5. Rehab – Drying out somewhere due to alcoholism/drugs
      6. AWOL
      7. She is being treated for cancer and had nausea due to treatment

    • Yazz55

      Hillary caught the Benghazi flu and accordingly won’t be available to answer any questions that could possibly embarrass her or her obamessiah.

  • Conniption Fitz

    NOTE – this area was given to Israel in agreement with the so-called ‘Palestinians’ in several prior Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace’ agreements.

    Now the ‘Palestinians’ (and the Obama administration and UN) deny Israel their rightful use of this land.

    In fact, the ‘Palestinians’ don’t want Israel to have any land as their charter and in their public statements reveal – they don’t want Jews or Israel to exist.

    These are ruthless, dishonest people and I include the Obama administration. However, the more I read about the Bushes and Clintons, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. Reagan may have been the last truly American President.

  • Kordane

    None of the middle east is Muslim land. Almost all of it belongs to Christians and Jews. The only land that Muslims own is the city of Medina. Everything else that they now control was conquered by force, and is hence unjustly theirs. The land should rightly belong to the previous owners of the land; the ones who did not conquer it by force, but who peacefully colonized it.

    Muslims are brutal warmongering world-domineering animals who deserve to be utterly defeated so that there is no more Islam left in the world.

    That is my sincere conviction.

    • Conniption Fitz

      The earth belongs to GOD and HE gave a portion of it to Israel. Israel is the ONLY nation and people to whom God gave land. The rest of it has been conquered and re-conquered over the centuries.

      The God-given boundaries of Israel are much larger than present-day Israel.

      However, the Children of Israel never quite conquered all the promised land given nor did they live fully by the laws, promises, spiritual and material given to them by God…somehow, they always got bogged down in sin, rebellion, discouragement, distraction and fear…just like God’s born-again children do today.

      • Kordane

        I prefer to stick to a non-religious explanation. I don’t think it helps to base any righteous claim to the land on being a matter of faith, since faith is not a strong argument. For instance, who will you accept: A man who tells you that flamingos exist and that you have to believe in them without any evidence of their existence… OR a man who brings you a flamingo that you can see, touch, and hear. Clearly, you’re going to choose the latter, because man’s faculty of reason is superior to faith.

        Tell an atheist that Israel belongs to the Jewish people “because God said so”, and you’ll do nothing to persuade them. The ‘faith’ based explanation is only effective with people who are already very pious and already in favor of the religious texts that form the Jewish claim to the region.

        The same thing goes for the Individual Rights, which people often claim “come from God”. Again, the faith based argument is weak when up against the reason based argument which says that Individual Rights are necessitated by Man’s nature as a rational being (and then goes on to explain precisely why that’s the case). Here, the latter (reason based) argument is effective with everyone, whereas the former (faith based) argument is effective only with people who are already very pious.

        I just thought I’d put that out there. Maybe it’ll make you try using reason based arguments over faith based arguments next time. That is, of course, if you want to persuade the largest number of people, or just continue preaching to the choir.

  • Myptofvu

    Due to the location the homes are modestly priced, but the upgrades can kill ya.

    Iron Dome anti rocket defense system….654,782.00 Shekels

    Panic Room with chemical and biological filter…123,987.00 Shekels

    Iron Clad fire resistant Dog Houses….4,868.99 Each

    • PicklePlants

      Sticking it in the eyes of the rest of the world – priceless!

  • Sober_Thinking

    God has your back Israel and so do most Americans. You do what you want to do – it’s YOUR land. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you. Amen.

    As for these degenerate Muslims… back off. You have no idea what sort of pain and trouble awaits you if you persist with attacking Israel. Get your hearts right with the true and living God and avoid His terrible judgement. Otherwise, you’re doomed.

  • TitaniumEagle

    Well, y’know, building houses is a terrible thing. Pshh, Jews don’t deserve places to live, why don’t they all live on the streets…which the Hamas definitely won’t bombard with rockets? And hey, Israel doesn’t own that land…it wasn’t legally acquired from the Turks, et al.

    Seriously, though, it’s somewhat mind-numbing that Israel building houses (not military bases, not missile silos, etc) on land that is rightfully Israel’s is an “obstacle to peacemaking.” The UN needs to shut the f**k up and think about what they’d say if this were any other country in the world building houses.

    (Ah yes, and a belated Merry Christmas to everyone here who celebrates it, and a Happy (holiday of choice) to those who don’t.)

  • sjmom

    There’s more than one way to skin a cat and Israel has chosen to build instead of bomb. The Palestinians should be grateful.

  • Yazz55

    Hamass firing rockets into Israel doesn’t threaten peace.
    The thousands of rockets Hizboola has just north of Israel doesn’t threaten peace.
    The PLO arab terrorist organization, currently doing business under the banner of the PA, getting the UN to unilaterally effectively declare them the state where Israel currently exists (& where I currently live) doesn’t threaten peace.

    Israel building houses for civilians in Israel threatens peace.

    Got it?

  • deTocqueville1

    Good for them. I hope they continue to settle. One can always count on Olmert, he is a Quisling.

  • BeyondPolls

    Go Israel.

  • tinlizzieowner

    They’re going to be mortar proof, right? 😉

  • 12grace

    Pray for Israel. WWIII is about to start.

  • Ken