The world’s media is talking about Israel’s “settlement freeze” in the West Bank. It’s all a sham, of course, designed to convince the US-backed Palestinian Authority to return to the table and endlessly discuss negotiations and please Washington. And the occupation will only deepen.
This little grab in Haaretz really speaks for itself:
Attorney General Menachem Mazuz told the security cabinet Wednesday ahead of a vote on the decision that there is no real way to enforce the freeze due to a lack of manpower. The implementation of Israel’s decision to freeze settlement construction in the West Bank for 10 months is seen as an especially major challenge for Israel.
“In the whole of Judea and Samaria [West Bank], there are just 14 building inspectors,” Mazuz told the cabinet. “If this doesn’t change it will be difficult for the inspectors to implement the decision.”