Palestinian homes bulldozed as Israeli freeze on demolitions appears to end
Settlements on land occupied by Israel in 1967 are illegal under international law. "The rule of thumb in this part of the world is that in the run-up to US elections Israel has a free hand," said Jeff Halper, of the International Committee against House Demolitions. "Israel is taking advantage of that." (World news | The Guardian)
Brent Council please note: Why not demolish some of the crappy houses in Willesden so we can make Brondesbury a bit bigger and posher? I'm sure some of them were built without planning permission centuries ago.