Why was Netanyahu scared to let Rep. Tlaib visit the West Bank? It’s about maps and land grabs.
t’s about the maps, and what they reveal about the land grabs facilitated by the Israeli state.
First, we need to talk about the man who posted the twitter thread below. His name is Dror Etkes. He has previously worked with the Israeli human rights organizations Yesh Din and Peace Now. He now runs the non-profit Kerem Navot, which tracks Israel’s land policies in the West Bank. This is from a profile of Etkes a couple of years ago:
Since 1967, the settlements have grown into Israel’s greatest national project. Nearly a million Israeli citizens live beyond the Green Line, while their Palestinian neighbors live under military rule. A journey to the heart of the West Bank with Dror Etkes, the man who has dedicated the last two decades to monitoring the goings on in Israel’s backyard.