Thursday, October 21, 2010

The landscape of occupation

"Consequently, it is not difficult to understand why trees planted by the JNF are seen as part and parcel of the Israeli occupation and therefore as legitimate targets of resistance and protest. As the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe states in a report on the JNF released by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign in 2010, "The 'green lungs' of Israel have been created as part of the colonization of the country and the dispossession of the Palestinian people -- and not out of care for ecology and nature."" (Thanks Marcy)

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