"Neither side shall take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip…" Article XXXI, Oslo II, 1995.
The following photos depict the construction of Har Homa settlement on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Abu Gneim moutain, where the illegal settlement was eventually completed, possesed one of the few remaining tracks of forest left in Palestine.
Construction of Har Homa began back in 1997.
An example of shameful and unnecessary environmental destruction.
An industrial complex which makes no attempt to blend with the environment.
Settlements like Har Homa are not there to live in… they are there to dominate and control.
Har Homa scars and dominates the Bethlehem landscape. From virtually every corner of the city, Har Homa looms.
Israeli citizens recruited in a brutal and illegal occupation…innocently guilty.
The ugly face of the machine.
Is this the Zionist dream?