Occupied Territories – March 20th, 2016

Five items in total…

Israel declares Swedish Foreign Minister “persona non grata” for demanding investigations into the extra-judicial killings of Palestinian children

Settlers compare EU’s ambassador to “Hannibal Lecter” as European aid provides temporary shelter to Bedouin families after the Israeli army demolished their homes – Israeli economist says at least 78 per cent of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers

Crimes against the Palestinians are finally called “crimes” – As more archival material becomes available, Israeli crimes, massacres, and forcible expulsion of the Palestinians have become confirmed as historical fact

Legislation being prepared to empower a three-quarters majority of the parliament to oust a sitting MP – expected to be used by Jewish MPs against Palestinian MPs

Donors grow weary of reconstructing Gaza amid fears Western aid may prolong the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territories by helping to neutralise the costs