Saturday, September 23, 2017

Settlers

  • The Amona stalemate | January 25, 2017
    Settlers from the illegal Israeli outpost in the West Bank have backtracked from an earlier deal to relocate a few metres from their current location, calling for renewed protests. .....
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  • UNESCO condemns Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem holy sites | October 19, 2016
    UNESCO has affirmed Palestinian claims to holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem, condemning the Israeli government’s aggressive attempts to control Al-Aqsa Mosque and its environs. The UNESCO resolution, passed in a contentious vote on Tuesday 17 October, addresses Israeli violations of religious freedoms across the West Bank......
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  • East Jerusalem park prevents expansion of two Palestinian neighborhoods | December 03, 2013
    On Thursday 14 November, the Israeli District Planning and Construction Committee ordered plans to construct a national park on lands belonging to the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Al-Issawiyyeh and A-Tur. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the decision, stating that the construction of the park would confiscate ... .....
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  • Emmy Awards recognize Palestinian struggle | December 02, 2013
    Emad Burnat, Bil‘in resident and film Director, along with co-Director Guy Davidi and Producer Christine Camdessus, won the award for Best Documentary at the 41st International Emmy Awards, last Monday 25th November in New York, for their production of 5 Broken Cameras. .....
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  • Settlers attack Bedouin camp in Huwwara, Nablus district | July 10, 2013
    It was three in the morning on Saturday, July 6th when a group of some 50 settlers stormed a Bedouin village on the outskirts of Huwwara, Nablus District. Mahmoud Rahaide, father of eleven, was injured when he attempted to stop the settlers from damaging his car and tractor. The attack came in response to the alleged theft of some sheep from .....
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  • Israel Seizes Bedouin Outhouse | July 03, 2013
    The confiscation of an outhouse in the Bedouin village of Umm al Khair near Hebron last week signifies just how far Israel’s policies in the West Bank extend in preventing villagers from establishing a home. Israel’s Civil Administration, which oversees policy implementation in Area C of the West Bank, deems nearly every structure in the village......
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  • Pull the Trigger: Settler’s demand easing rules of engagement in oPt | May 27, 2013
    Settlers in the West Bank are applying pressure to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in hopes of easing the rules of engagements that restrict Israeli troops from firing on Palestinians, according to the  Israeli newspaper Haaretz.  Settlers, backed by right wing politicians, are insisting that the IDF change its rules of engagement and treat ... .....
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  • Sheikh Jarrah: The struggle continues | May 20, 2013
    Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Sheikh Jarrah this Friday, 17 May 2013, in opposition to the ongoing settlement campaign in East Jerusalem. Weekly protests have been taking place here for years as Israelis, Palestinians and international activist alike have joined together against the eviction of Palestinian residents and the intrusion ... .....
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  • Israel Approves Nearly 300 New Homes in Beit El Settlement | May 20, 2013
    On Wednesday, May 8 2013, Israel approved the construction of 296 new homes in the Beit El settlement near Ramallah. This move is likely to increase tensions as US Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians that have stalled since 2010. .....
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  • More than one hundred settlers march through Hebron for Passover | March 28, 2013
    On March 27, almost 150 settlers took part in a march organized in the old city of Hebron due to the Passover celebration.  During the afternoon, at least three different groups of settlers walked from the checkpoint at the beginning of Shuhada Street until they reached a house belonging to a Jewish family in Shalaleh Street, which is... .....
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  • The surrounded town of Beit Ommar | February 18, 2013
    The village of Beit Ommar is effectively under siege. The town is penned in by settlements on three sides, and the fourth is dominated by an Israeli guard tower, severely restricting freedom of movement and access to land for the residents.The people of Beit Ommar hold demonstrations every Saturday and are often met with a violent response from... .....
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  • Sebastiya: Agricultural lands under threat from nearby settlement | February 12, 2013
    In recent weeks the agricultural lands of the village of Sebastiya have become under threat of damage by the release of sewage onto them from a nearby settlement.   Since the beginning of summer in 2012 the settlement of Shavei Shomeron has been releasing its sewage into Sebastiya’s lands. At first only a small amount was reaching their lands... .....
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  • Protest tent in threatened Sheikh Jarrah | February 09, 2013
    150 activists turned out in solidarity on February 8 to erect a protest tent outside a Palestinian house in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. All ten members of the Shamasna family living inside the house have been told by Israeli authorities to leave by March 1 or face forced eviction. They are the fifth family to face expulsion in the neighbourhood .....
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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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  • Part 2: What’s Going on in Silwan? Elad’s List of Sins | November 13, 2012
    This is a three part story about the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan which threatened by Jewish settlers who are in control of archaeological tourism in the area. The state of Israel supports the settlers in order to consolidate its hold over Jerusalem, while the settlers are seeking control over the Noble Sanctuary/Temp.....
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  • Part 1: What’s going on in Silwan? The Story of Al Bustan | November 03, 2012
    This is a three part story about the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan which threatened by Jewish settlers who are in control of archaeological tourism in the area. The state of Israel supports the settlers in order to consolidate its hold over Jerusalem, while the settlers are seeking control over the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount..... .....
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  • 800 more housing units for Israelis in East Jerusalem | November 01, 2012
    On October 22, Israel once again officially announced a plan to construct more houses in occupied East Jerusalem. The settlement of Gilo, according to the plan, will be expanded by providing Jewish settlers up to 800 new homes.The extension of the already existing settlement will be located in the south of East Jerusalem........ .....
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  • Jewish terrorism unit to protect Israelis | October 29, 2012
    Ramallah – On Wednesday October 10, the Israeli government appointed a newly formed unit with the sole responsibility of dealing with “Jewish terrorism,” countering the attacks carried out by extremist settlers.The inauguration of the new unit was attended by senior Israeli officials and held in the “Binyamin District” of the West Bank in which... .....
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  • Extremism goes mainstream: Violence at Al Aqsa Mosque | October 12, 2012
    Every year, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot brings with it groups of Jewish worshipers who try to penetrate security at the Al Aqsa compound, disregarding the sanctions of this Muslim holy place. Typically these antics lead to clashes between the Palestinians inside the compound and the Israeli police or soldiers, who offer protection to the Jewish... .....
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  • The Enemy Within: Price tagging targets Christians too | October 06, 2012
    A recurring phenomenon, settler violence known as “price tagging” has increased significantly during last year’s run up to the PA’s UN bid for statehood in September, and has predominately targeted Palestinians. Most of the vandalism has been targeted at defacing and burning mosques in various Palestinian villages. However, in a recent spat .... .....
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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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  • Settlers rally against Palestinian state | September 22, 2011
    Israeli settlers across the West Bank staged a coordinated day of protest on Tuesday near Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron, in direct response to the coming attempt by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation to gain United Nations recognition of an independent Palestinian state on 23 September.The largest of the rallies was held at the Itamar settlement .....
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  • In Photos: “Welcome to Apartheid Street” — Hebron demonstration goes awry | September 18, 2011
    Palestinian activists staged a symbolic name changing of Shuhada Street to “Apartheid Street” last week in Hebron. The action was organized by the group Youth Against Settlements to highlight conditions faced by residents of Hebron, where approximately 500 Israeli settlers occupy the town’s center under the protection of the Israeli military.... .....
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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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