The postscript at the end of the above article might just be a prelude to a further postscript on a story which, Hilde Reksjø and Maria York, see as “one of the most extreme and unsettling cases highlighting the effects of Israel’s illegal settlement building in the West Bank.”
At the bottom of the article the authors inform us that “Sabri Gharib died a few days after we met him. He was buried on 18 April. He was a remarkable man, fighting until the end of his life. His story and his struggle must not be forgotten.” Of course, with Sabri gone, we might wonder not only how long and to what extent his family will be able, or, indeed, allowed to resist their house being taken away from them. Indeed, it might just be that his death will somehow be used as some sort of pseudo-legal excuse to confiscate the house in a part of the world where the illegal occupier talks about legalizing illegal settlements. The illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing by the oxymoronic “Jewish democracy” continues!