Classified document reveals IDF ‘firing zones’ built to give land to settlers

In a top-secret meeting held in 1979, revealed here for the first time, then-Agricultural Minister Ariel Sharon explained that firing zones were meant to create ‘land reserves’ for settlements, as part of his larger plan of establishing ‘ethnic borders’ between Jews and Palestinians.

By Yuval Abraham July 11, 2022 – 972 Magazine

A never-before-seen document reveals that Israel created “military firing zones” in the occupied West Bank as a mechanism for transferring land to settlements. Those firing zones, which on their face were established for the purpose of military training, were built as part of a larger strategy to create an “ethnic border” between Jews and Palestinians. (See link below)

I offer below an addendum to my post on Sunday, July 10, 2022 (“What to know in advance of Biden’s visit to Israel and the M.E. this week”). I included a letter to President Biden signed by American pro-Israel organizations, including the Union for Reform Judaism representing 1.5 million American Reform Jews, urging him to protest the removal of 1000 Palestinians from their homes in Masafer Yatta in the southern Occupied West Bank area around Hebron. Since Sunday, more organizations signed onto the letter. The letter was organized by J Street.

Here is the complete list:

Ameinu – Americans for Peace Now – Habonim Dror North America – Hashomer Hatzair USA – Israel Policy Forum – Jewish Labor Committee – J Street – National Council of Jewish Women – New Israel Fund – New York Jewish Agenda – Partners for Progressive Israel – Reconstructing Judaism – Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association – T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights – Union for Reform Judaism

For English translation of original Hebrew article just posted on 972 Magazine, read details here –