Oh sure, building permits are "impossible" for Palestinians to obtain. Just don't tell that to the 60 Palestinian families whose houses (built illegally) are being approved retroactively.The blueprint also calls for demolishing about 20 Palestinian homes built without permits, while licensing another 60 of the houses Israel says were built illegally. Palestinians say building permits are impossible to obtain from Israel.
And nowhere in her story does Fisher-Ilan explain that where illegal houses are razed, the Palestinian owners will receive land and permits to build even larger homes. Details, details.
Nor is there any mention of the more than 36,000 permits for new housing units in the Arab sector of Jerusalem -- enough to meet the needs of Arab residents through 2020.
Who needs facts when Venus the love planet is totally engaged in your sign today?