Monday, July 24, 2017

settlement construction

  • Israeli settlement expansion undermines peace talks, again | August 15, 2013
    Tuesday August 13th-The Israeli government approved more than 900 new housing units in the Gilo settlement of East Jerusalem just hours before Israeli and Palestinian negotiators sat down in Jerusalem to resume peace talks. Two days earlier, , Israel’s Housing Minster announced plans to build almost 1200 new units in a number of West Bank and..... .....
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  • Israeli settlement policy poised for further aggressiveness | April 24, 2013
    The new Israeli government Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennet-Lieberman coalition is set to pursue the most aggressive West Bank settlement building policies to date. Having settlers within the government cabinet is not a new phenomenon, but the current batch of ministers marks the highest percentage of settlers, not to mention the most radical. .....
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  • European Union double standards regarding Israeli settlements | January 28, 2013
    Following the announcement that Israel planned to expand settlements to the highly contentious E-1 area between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the foreign ministers of the 27 European Union (EU) states decried the continuous settlement building.   The statement issued in October announced, “The European Union is deeply dismayed by and strongly opposes... .....
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  • Bab al-Shams Village (Gateway to the Sun) | January 13, 2013
    During the late evening on Thursday, 12th January, work began in constructing the Bab al-Shams Village in the infamous E-1 district of the West Bank. Consisting of 22 large tents, this operation marks the largest and most courageous Palestinian tent station ever attempted. Just over two days later, over 500 Israeli soldiers forcibly evacuated th.. .....
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  • E-1 construction severs contiguity of Palestinian state | December 09, 2012
    Ramallah—As the Palestinian national flag took its place amongst the world’s flags in New York on Thursday, the world was awaiting Israel’s reaction. The world did not have to wait long. Before even the projection screen in Ramallah had been taken down, Netanyahu had unveiled his ‘punishment’ to the newly proclaimed state. Less than 24 hours..... .....
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  • Tensions Rise After Successful Palestinian UN Bid | December 04, 2012
    International outrage has mounted since Israel’s announcement last Friday that it plans to build 3,000 additional homes for its settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the controversial plan just one day after the United Nation’s decision to symbolically recognize a Palestinian state—based.... .....
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  • House Demolitions and Tear Gas in Hares | November 08, 2012
    On November 7, approximately 50 Israeli soldiers overran the West Bank village of Hares yesterday near the illegal settlement of Ariel, clashing with residents and demolishing two houses. Israeli soldiers evicted the two families of Hamam Yousef and Omar Jaber who had recently built their houses despite not being able to acquire building permit .....
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  • Closure of Ras Khamis checkpoint impedes freedom of movement further | October 03, 2012
    Ramallah – On Wednesday, September 19th, the Israeli authorities closed down the Ras Khamis checkpoint, which serves 65,000 Palestinians and is one of the only two entrances to the Shuafat refugee camp. The Shuafat refugee camp is already enclosed on three sides by the Apartheid Wall, even though it is actually a part of the Jerusalem Municipali... .....
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  • 17 June 2011 Bil’in protest | June 19, 2011
    Bil’in- Rammallah : In the latest demonstration in Bil’in against the Jewish-only colonies and the Apartheid Wall that illegally annexes 60% of the village’s land, the local protesters and their international and Israeli supporters were accompanied by a group of acting students from the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. .....
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  • Protesters: Ras Al A’moud not Maale Zetim | May 26, 2011
    According to Ir-Amim, Maale Zetim was built on land originally registered by the Jordanian government to Palestinians. But settlers occupied the land and, despite slight curbs set up by then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2008 they were given the “green light” to expand rapidly. Now, Maale Zetim has been approved for an expansion,..... .....
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