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Turkey Condemns Israel Decision to Change Gush Etzion Land Status

Turkey is condemning Israel's decision to change the status of survey land likely to remain under its control in any two-state agreement.
View of the Judean hills from a neighborhood in the Gush Etzion city of Efrat.

View of the Judean hills from a neighborhood in the Gush Etzion city of Efrat.
Photo Credit: Hana Levi Julian

Turkey this week condemned a decision by the Israeli government to change the status of 400 hectares (988 acres) of land in Judea near the Gush Etzion community of Alon Shevut from “survey land” to “state land.”

The status change legally allows further development of the area, which originally was authorized for development as an IDF Nahal community by an Israeli cabinet decision in 1982. At that time, the community was called Geva’ot and began in 1984 but closed two years later. Nahal was followed by a host of small pre-fab houses which from 1986 to 1996 became the home of the Shevut Yisrael Yeshiva.

The land is located well within the area that is to remain under Israeli control no matter which which “two state” agreement is worked out with the Palestinian Authority, if by some miracle one ever is. For nearly half a century, the land has been under Jewish sovereignty and largely unoccupied.

The decision by Israel’s government on Sunday could potentially also unfreeze plans that were laid aside in 2012 for construction of 523 housing units on the site. It is located close to the bus stop where three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists on June 12.

“We denounce Israel’s seizing land, which is aimed at building illegal settlements, in villages in the West Bank, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a written statement this week. “Israel’s decision to dispossess the largest scale of land in the West Bank for the last 30 years displays this country’s practices that violate international law on occupied Palestinian lands.”

Ankara added that it expected the decision to be reversed and warned Israel against taking steps that could harm the cease-fire with Gaza, which it said could “destroy grounds for lasting peace and the two state resolution,” according to the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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14 Responses to “Turkey Condemns Israel Decision to Change Gush Etzion Land Status”

  1. and their opinion matters to who ?

  2. Izik Izik says:

    He is just looking for attention. Becareful what you ask for our GD may grant the attention you so desperately looking for.

  3. Izik Izik says:

    My.advice to the so called jackass leader of turkey. BETTER TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND REMAIN A FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBTS. Mind your own country and piss off

  4. Like they’ll ever be happy with anything Israel ever does….

  5. Ignore all anti Israel/ anti Jews media and keep focus on the war of survival.

  6. I would publish maps of Turkey with allotments for future settlements.

  7. Yes, Turkey, the moral standard bearer

  8. Norma Biblow says:

    Tell Turkey that we will serve them on Thanksgiving!

  9. Go on, BIBI, Do whatever it’s best for Israel.

  10. Who cares what they think!

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    LET TURKEY GIVE BACK KURDISH LANDS TO KURDISTAN AND PAY REPARATION FOR THE OTTOMAN INVASION OF THE JEWISH LAND OF ISRAEL

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