Sweden opposed to Israeli settlement activities/And The Clandestine Purchase of Church al-Baraka by Uber US Zionist Billionaire, Irving Moskowitz (double article)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian ambassador to Sweden Hala Husni Fariz said Monday that the Swedish government remains completely opposed to Israeli settlement activity across the occupied Palestinian territories, labeling such activity as a “violation of international law and an obstacle in the way of peace.”
Her comments came after the recent exposure of the sale of a West Bank church compound to an Israeli settler organization had apparently used a Swedish company to conceal their identity.
The 38 dunam church compound, known as Beit al-Baraka, is located to the north of al-Arrub refugee camp between Bethlehem and Hebron.
It has been in the spotlight since an investigative report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz last month alleged that an American millionaire, Irving Moskowitz, purchased the site through a Swedish company in 2012 with the intention of turning it into a settlement outpost.
A Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, Basil Ghattas, told Ma’an that he had sent a letter to the Swedish government via the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv demanding that Sweden investigate the church compound’s transfer.
Ghattas said that he had not yet received a response from the Swedish ambassador.
Last month, Haaretz reported that a Swedish company established in 2007 — Scandinavian Seamen Holy Land Enterprises — had been used to cover up the sale and transfer of Beit al-Baraka in 2012 to a settler organization funded by American millionaire Irving Moskowitz.
Pastor Keith Coleman, who headed the church that previously owned the compound, told Haaretz he thought it had been sold to a Swedish organization that would revive its use as a church.
However, Haaretz discovered that, “the Swedish group was established in Stockholm in 2007, and seems to have been used as a cover for transferring the ownership of the compound to the settlers. The group does not seem to have any offices.”
After registering the purchase with the Israeli Civil Administration in 2012, the Swedish company was then dissolved, with ownership handed over to an American nonprofit organization, American Friends of the Everest Foundation, funded by Irving Moskowitz.
The Everest foundation, which works towards the “Judaization” of occupied East Jerusalem, owns several properties in East Jerusalem totaling a value of $12 million, according to Ha’aretz.
The church lies in a sensitive location, which when settled, will see Israeli settlements stretch all the way from the Gush Etzion settler bloc south of Jerusalem to the cluster of settlements around Hebron.
Beit al-Baraka used to be owned by the Baraka Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem, although they split decades ago.
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How they do it–US Jewish millionaire hid purchase of West Bank property
Philanthropist Irving Moskowitz used shell companies to conceal plan for an outpost in an abandoned church near Hebron
ed note–a small example as to how ‘they do it’. Like thieves in the night, they operate under cover of darkness and obscurity (by way of deception, we shall make war against the Gentiles) and not until their ‘work’ is done do their victims wake to find the house ransacked of all its valuables while they are back at the hideout counting the loot and congratulating themselves over yet another successful heist.And for those who would say ‘oh, this is because they aren’t REAL Jews who follow their Torah, all we can say is–read ’em and weep–
‘When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he will give you a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant…’
–Book of Deuteronomy