Settlers: Claiming the ‘Promised Land’ is a BBC article on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Despite the fact that the settlements contravene international law, the Israeli government subsidizes on home purchases in settlements. I don’t condone violence toward Israelis by Palestinian militants, but I don’t condone people moving into captured land that will put them in direct conflict with the people who reside there, either. One act is no less belligerent than the other.