Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Settlement Expansion

  • Israel approves bill to "legally" dispossess Palestinians | February 08, 2017
    The Knesset passed a bill to retroactively legalise thousands of settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land. While land grabs have gone on for decades through declarations of state land and other means, Palestinian civil society renewed its call for sanctions to rein in Israel‘s flagrant disregard for international law. .....
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  • Final vote looming on settlement legalisation bill | February 04, 2017
    The controversial bill would retroactively legalise 55 outposts, including approximately 4,000 housing units in both settlements and illegal outposts through the expropriation of over 8,000 dunums (about 2,000 acres) of private Palestinian lands. .....
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  • West Bank settlers to build 463 new houses despite UN, USA condemnation | September 03, 2016
    Settlements in the West Bank will be hosting another 463 housing units, after permission for several major building projects was granted by the Israeli Civil Administration on August 31. Four illegal settlements in the central West Bank - Elkana, Ofarim, Beit Arye and Giva‘t Ze‘ev - are to expand. Over 2500 new builds have been approved. .....
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  • Settlers move into strategic Hebron enclave | April 22, 2014
    At the edge of Hebron’s old city, the sound of construction is clearly audible from the Rajabi building. The empty 3000 square meter structure, which could potentially house dozens of apartments, overlooks a Mosque, a sprawling cemetery, and several Palestinian homes. And now, it has become the newest Israeli settlement enclave in the Palestinian .....
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  • Continued settlement expansion harms negotiations | March 10, 2014
    Israeli authorities recently approved extensive measures that will expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. These actions come in the midst of the latest round of peace talks, and have drawn disapproval from the European Union and the US State Department. .....
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  • Another week of unsanctioned settler violence in Nablus | March 01, 2014
    Israeli human rights group Yesh Din concluded that settlers are largely operating with impunity throughout the West Bank. Between 2005 and 2013, Yesh Din monitored 938 investigation files. Just 8.5% of them ended in the indictment of Israelis suspected of harming Palestinians and their property. .....
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  • Elderly Palestinian killed on New Year’s Day | January 09, 2014
    On New Year’s Day, Said Jasir Nasar Ali, an icon of the village of Kafr Qaddum, suffocated when Israeli forces tear-gassed his home during a demonstration inside the Palestinian village. He was pronounced dead in a Nablus hospital later in the day, becoming the first fatality of the village’s two-and-a-half year popular struggle and the first ... .....
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  • 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 soldiers return Palestinian flags to activists | July 17, 2013
    Three Palestinian activists followed an Israeli soldier back to his vehicle, demanding the return of the Palestinian flags and kufiyas he had taken after pulling them over after a demonstration on July 7, 2013. Activist Jamil Barghouti was hit with a tear gas canister from close proximity during the demonstration, and the group was on their way... .....
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  • Azzun Atma resists construction of new separation wall | June 25, 2013
    The first demonstration against Israel’s construction of its ‘Separation Wall’ on land belonging to the Azzun – Beit Amin School was held in the village of Azzun Atma on Friday 21 June. Just a few days earlier, on 18 June, bulldozers accompanied by Israeli army jeeps and border police began preparation work for the wall’s construction in the ... .....
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  • Settlement Expansion and the Prospects for Peace | June 21, 2013
    Since the onset of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visits to revive the staled peace talks between Israel and Palestine there has been a sharp increase in settlement expansion plans in the West Bank, with construction rising 335% in the first quarter of 2013.  In the month of June alone, Israel announced its plans to build 1000+ new homes in ... .....
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