Grateful To the Settlements

Translation / Interpretation / Caption Text

Hebrew translation:Grateful to the settlements

In the upcoming days, when you hear right wingers everywhere cry against the release of prisoners, it is important to remember: The Prime Minister had the choice to release prisoners or temporarily freeze construction in the settlements.(yellow text)
Netanyahu knew that the right will not ever agree to stop, even for a moment, the construction of settlements - and therefore chose to release more than a hundred prisoners with blood on their hands.______________________Translation courtesy of Dar Loar

Analysis / Interpretation / Press

"It is most unfortunate that Sixty One, a think tank which aspires to lead the peace and human rights camp in Israel, has chosen the path of populism and de-humanization towards Palestinians. According to Sixty One, the release of Palestinian prisoners by Netanyahu shows that:

"[politically he] is being held hostage by people who care more about building a new neighborhood in the territories than about the security of Israeli citizens.

Sixty One drive home their point with great drama, adding: "In other words, you may come home in a coffin, but they [the settlers] will have Samaria".

[Context: Freezing settlement construction was an alternative goodwill gesture proposed by Kerry; Netanyahu chose the release of prisoners]

Source: Israeli Apartheid Week FB page