Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 14 #3


The quest of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon for a diplomatic framework to modify, if not to end, Israel’s continuing rule over the occupied territories has moved into high gear. The publication of Sharon’s draft disengagement plan in April, accompanied by an exchange of letters between the Israeli leader and U.S. president George W. Bush has refocused international attention on a new approach to address Israel’s continuing occupation and the Palestinian rebellion that is now well into its third year.