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2019 edit - any thoughts?

if people want to make edits like this please discuss on the talk page first Mujinga (talk) 11:23, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Well-known squatters[edit]

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Removing this section, as tagged, since it reads as trivia. If individual squatters are noteworthy for their squatting, we should be mention them in context in the article, or just simply categorize them under Category:Squatters. (not watching, please {{ping}}) czar 16:12, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

well i don't disagree with the action but you could have bothered to add the squatters with their own wikipedia pages to the new category otherwise other people's work gets trashed Mujinga (talk) 02:48, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

I'm about halfway through adding the squatters category to pages where squatter are mentoned, a time consuming process which was only necessitated by the rmoval of this section after a template was added THREE days before the deletion by an unregistered user. So actually I do disagree with the way the action was carried out. Nevertheless i can see the use of a category instead of a list, but the way this was done stinks.Particularly since i was adding referenced people just one month before.Mujinga (talk) 11:22, 24 March 2019 (UTC)


Wikipedia:WikiProject_Squatting is a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to squatting. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Everyone is welcome, from beginner to experienced editor. Feel free to pass by with suggestions. Let's get it going again! Mujinga (talk) 18:30, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Israeli settlements[edit]

An IP has been trying to remove these settlements from the article, saying this is a political and not a civil matter. I am leaning towards accepting this viewpoint, the settlements do not appear to match the description in the lede of the article. I would like to see a sourced reference that labels Israeli settlers as "squatters" - something other than from an opinion piece. Has any newspaper called them such? Ifnord (talk) 15:59, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi thanks for opening the disucssion. So let's take the definition of squatting as mentioned currently in the lead of the article: Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. The section under debate has four references: The first one has a useful quote given, saying "The international community has taken a critical view of both deportations and settlements as being contrary to international law" (Roberts, Adam (1990). "Prolonged Military Occupation: The Israeli-Occupied Territories Since 1967". The American Journal of International Law. American Society of International Law. 84 (1): 85–86. doi:10.2307/2203016); The second has a quote saying "the establishment of the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has been considered illegal by the international community and by the majority of legal scholars" (Pertile, Marco (2005). "'Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory': A Missed Opportunity for International Humanitarian Law?". In Conforti, Benedetto; Bravo, Luigi (eds.). The Italian Yearbook of International Law. 14. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 141. ISBN 978-90-04-15027-0). The third reference is entitled "Settlers evacuate disputed Hebron building after squatting for 8 months" and the fourth is "Hague prosecutor issues war crime warning on Bedouin village demolition". To me it's clear that the references back the inclusion of this section in the article about squatting, because they are discussing occupation of land and buildings regarded by the international community generally as illegal. Further, in the specific matter of the Hebron building it is explicitly named squatting in the Times of Israel). Happy to discuss further. Mujinga (talk) 16:11, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
The Times of Israel is the exact, sourced reference that I was looking for. Thank-you for pointing it out. It appears obvious now that these qualify as squats, at least in some areas/situations. Ifnord (talk) 16:44, 29 April 2020 (UTC)