The Israeli authorities laid their hands on buildings in the old city and confiscated lands near the old city and built colonial settlement outposts throughout Arab East Jerusalem. These scattered colonial settlements are now being “connected” via underground tunnels under Arab owned houses or directly above ground by demolishing these houses. The rest of the occupied West Bank is also similarly effected.
a) "laid their hands on buildings"
actually, it's Jewish property from the past few centuries (people like this Annie would never have you believe that Jews lived in the country before modern-day Zionism or that there was never really an "Palestine") and in most cases, the property was repurchased.
b) "colonial settlement outposts"
as if Jews didn't live in the Old City of Jerusalem or in Neveh Yaakov (Kfar Ivri) or Atarot or Silwan up until 1948.
c) "underground tunnels"
the reference is to this: A synagogue newly reopened in Jerusalem's Old City has worried Arab neighbors and Palestinian leaders who accuse Israel of using its political power to push them out and shift the city's religious balance toward the Jews. Israelis say the work in the Muslim Quarter merely restored a building wrecked during 19 years of Arab control before Israel captured the Old City in 1967...Hungarian Jews bought land for Ohel Yitzhak from Arabs in 1867 and says a title deed from an Islamic court exists, countering Palestinian allegations that the synagogue sits on stolen Muslim land..."Arab riots" in the 1920s and 1930s during British rule led to the building being abandoned in 1938. It was "vandalised" under Jordanian control of East Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, when Jews were barred from the Old City. The booklet also highlights how the ruin was acquired after 1979 by an Israeli... which I commented on due to the involvement of the Khalidi clan.
d) "Arab owned"
in most cases, Jewish property that came into their hands after the Jews of the Old City were expelled or chased away by violent Arab actions against a civilian population that had been living there for many scores of years or more.
e) "similarly effected"
that should be "affected" but are there underground tunnels here at Shiloh? Gee.
Ah, Arab propaganda.