The settlers of all the former European colonies had contented themselves with the powers conferred upon them by their respective charters, without looking beyond the seal of the royal parchment for the measure of their rights and the rule of their duties.
Another incident, from which we may derive occasion for important reflections, was the attempt of these original settlers to establish among them that community of goods and of labor, which fanciful politicians, from the days of Plato to those of Rousseau, have recommended as the fundamental law of a perfect republic.
In 1994, Israel divided al-Ibrahimi Mosque between Muslims and Jews, after an Israeli settler
gunned down 30 Palestinians during dawn prayer.
'The local government unit may provide a relocation site for the informal settler
families but they are sending them off to areas with no economic opportunities,' Mitra said.
While this has been happening for decades, according to Palestinians in East Jerusalem, there are new agents involved: Palestinian middlemen who act as fronts in the purchase - allegedly backed by settler
organizations and, in some cases, individuals in Arab countries.
The village of Beitin is frequently attacked by settler
"The situation began about 10 years ago when the Bakris left their home following repeated harassment by their settler
neighbours, who then moved into the property," she said.
"The accountability for settler
violence against Palestinians is less than adequate let's say and certainly not comparable to the reverse cases.
Whereas a comprehensive body of historical and postcolonial literature highlights how the colonial situation is premised on the sustained reproduction of a series of exclusive dichotomies, what is here defined as the settler
colonial situation establishes a system of relationships comprising three different agencies: the settler
coloniser, the indigenous colonised, and a variety of differently categorised exogenous 'Others' (Veracini 2010).
The study, which was compiled over two years by Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI), investigated 38 separate incidents of settler
violence towards minors, which resulted in the deaths of three children and injuries to 42 others.
Netanyahu called on the settler
leaders and politicians who oppose the move to exercise restraint.
Summary: The settler
riots earlier this month were some of the worst instances of violence in Hebron in many years.