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Gideon Levy: U.S. Criticizes Settlements While Giving Israel ‘Carte Blanche’ to Continue Occupation | Democracy Now!

In an appearance at Harvard University, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to draw a link between the wave of violence and increased Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “There’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years,” Kerry said. “Now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that’s growing.” We get reaction to Kerry’s comments from Gideon Levy, a journalist with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “John Kerry’s declaration is rather hypocritical,” Levy says. “If they really wanted to put an end to the occupation, the occupation would have ended a long time ago.”

Source: Gideon Levy: U.S. Criticizes Settlements While Giving Israel “Carte Blanche” to Continue Occupation | Democracy Now!

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