THE “appropriation”, otherwise known as theft, of Palestinian land for more settlements will only lead to a further worsening of international relations in the Middle East.

If one injustice is compounded with another, Israel’s growing reputation as a rogue state will provide a cause for greater tension and bloodshed.

The Palestinian situation should had been sorted out when the opportunity was there at Camp David, and millions of people who have died needlessly throughout the Middle East since then would still be alive today.

I believe that the Palestinians’ plight has provided an excuse for terrorism and persecution throughout the region.

Andy Baldock Villa Grove, Heworth Green, York.