Israel Accused of ‘Occupying´ Goa (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 02/22/12)
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It is not enough that Israel is accused of “occupying” land restored
to the country in 1967. An Indian MP charges Israel – and Russia –
are taking over villages in Goa.
Indian Congress member Rajya Sabha Shantaram Naik said
Tuesday, "Russians and Israelis have occupied certain villages in a
manner which cannot be called ideal tourism, and they indulge in
business activities in violation of the laws of the land, including
Foreign Exchange Management Act," according to the Times of India´s
Economic Times website.
Naik spoke at a students´ convention, where he added, "Goa´s precious
lands needs to be protected and we cannot allow any Goan village to
be called ´Israel Village´ or ´Russian Village´.’”
He was referring to beaches in North Goa that are popular for
tourists, particularly Israeli, many of whom remain and begin
Indian authorities several years ago investigated real estate deals
along the coast, allegedly funded by Russian mafia operatives.
The website estimated that approximately 4,000 Israelis visit the
beaches every year and that 40,000 Russian tourists "invade" the
coastal area between October and March. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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