One big factor in the ongoing violence is the existence of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine. These settlements, built on land the U.N. considers Palestinian, are a major cause of tension between Israel and like, every other country on Earth. Settlers in these places face international condemnation and -- slightly more relevant to their daily lives -- the risk of being shot or exploded.
Despite international tutting and death raining from the sky, the number of settlers in occupied Palestine has increased from 4,000 to 200,000 in the last 40 years.
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Hence the housing market.
Here's why Plucky thinks so many people are willing to risk unthinkable dangers to live in these places:
"The point isn't to build a separate country, nation-state or whatever you want to call it. The point is, this is the land of our ancestors, this is our land, and there's no way we'll ever leave. For every "illegal" house or settlement they tear down, another three will spring up. For every Jew they kill, more will come to take his place. We will never give up," he says. "We'll dig in with our teeth; root ourselves into the ground, and stay."
Now, we're not much for metaphor, but we're pretty sure Plucky just implied that the settlers have access to an army of Ents. The international community should watch out: The Ents are slow to anger, but even slower to forgive.