Friday, June 5, 2009

Settlers Unveil New "Obama" Outpost

Bethlehem - Ma'an/Agencies - Israeli settlers established a new illegal West Bank outpost on Thursday, dedicating it partly to US President Barack Obama.

The settlers, calling themselves the "Land of Israel Loyalists," named the outpost Oz Yehonatan, near Binyamin, but were calling part of it the "Obama Hut," according to the Israeli news agency Ynet.

And according to a report from Israel's Arutz Sheva news agency, the outpost was named "in recognition of the president’s actions, which have led to a dramatic increase in the number of outposts being built throughout Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]."

Meanwhile on Thursday, Obama firmly rejected Israeli settlements built on seized Palestinian land in the West Bank. "The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements." "This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop."

Source article is here.

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