American Non-Profit making peace less likely

An American nonprofit is making peace even less likely – At 2 a.m. one day last week, a group of Israeli settlers, protected by riot police, moved into 25 apartments in seven Palestinian-owned buildings in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Some of these apartments were vacant or recently constructed. In other cases, residents were away from home for the night. In one case, a young man had purchased an apartment to move into with his bride following their wedding. Instead, the couple is now enmeshed in a legal struggle with the settlers who have set up residence in their marital home. The biggest surprise of all? You may have helped fund this takeover. Elad, the settler group that organized this incursion, raises $6 million a year in the United States through the Friends of Ir David Foundation. Read more

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