Monday, December 18, 2017

Displacement

  • Day of Rage | August 04, 2013
    August 1, 2013-Protests rocked Israel and the West Bank in a “Day of Rage” yesterday. Protesters responded to Israel’s decision to implement a plan which will displace the Arab Bedouin from the Naqab (Negev), severing them from their historical ties to their land and denying them the chance to be treated as more than second class citizens......... .....
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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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  • Israel’s Bedouin solution: from garbage dump to settlement area | June 26, 2013
    The current Israeli Defence Force (IDF) proposal sets the town of Nuweimeh, near Jericho, as an alternative to Abu Dis, deemed hazardous for health by Israel‘s Environmental Protection Ministry for its proximity to a garbage dump, for the resettlement of rural Bedouin communities living in the Jerusalem periphery. Since its independence, Israel ... .....
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  • 13 displaced in Beit Hanina Demolition | June 01, 2013
    In the early hours of Wednesday 29 May, a swarm of Israeli police officers surrounded Badwan Al-Salaymeh’s home in the Bet Hanina neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Without prior warning or allowing the family to remove their belongings, two bulldozers transformed the two-story house into a disfigured mass of broken concrete blocks and mangled iron.  .....
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  • Nearly ten years after store closures, Hebron still suffering | January 26, 2013
    In the graffiti stenciled around Hebron‘s old city, two interrelated messages are frequently found on the walls: "Open Shuhada Street" and "Free Ghost Town." Shuhada Street was the city‘s main market area, closed completely to Palestinians by the Israeli military since the Second Intifada, and the eviction of residents and forcible closure of... .....
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  • The dispossession and destruction of al-Maleh | January 26, 2013
    On January 17th at around 9 a.m. in the morning, two busloads of soldiers, numerous jeeps and three Caterpillar bulldozers carried out a demolition order on al-Maleh’s structures, a village in the Jordan Valley. Between 45 and 55 structures were totally destroyed, including around 30 structures used for keeping livestock. Two days later, on Satur.. .....
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  • IDF displaces hundreds of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley | January 05, 2013
    Hundreds of Palestinians have been displaced in the northern Jordan Valley during Israeli military exercises in the area. The inhabitants from the villages of Wadi Al-Maleh, Ein Hilwah, Wadi al-Faw, al-Maita, al-Bur and several other communities in the surrounding area received temporary evacuation orders.The orders stated that they must leave..... .....
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  • Firing Zone 918 – Khirbet Al-Fakhit | December 23, 2012
    Several miles from road 317 into the expanse of the South Hebron hills lays Khirbet Al-Fakhit, a village presently under danger of demolition due to Israel’s declared firing zone. Only plausibly accessible by tractor or a rugged off-road vehicle, the village is home to approximately 200 people.  These people live predominately in tents since... .....
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  • Tent school in Arab Ar Ramadin under threat of demolition | December 11, 2012
    The village school in the Bedouin village of Arab Ar Ramadin, which has recently been erected in the form of tents, has become under threat of demolition. Arab Ar Ramadin is located in an area designated by the IDF as a closed military zone. As a result of this they cannot obtain permission to construct any new structure within the village. .....
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  • Negev desert: Tribe in Umm al Hieran displaced again | December 10, 2012
    The fate of the Arab Bedouin living in the Naqab (Negev) desert has been no different than the rest of the Palestinian population since the time of the Nakba, where over half of the indigenous Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed in 1948. Facing discrimination, expulsion and displacement the Bedouin communities have suffered... .....
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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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  • Water resources in Masafer-Yatta, the South Hebron Hills | July 19, 2011
    Starting on Friday 1 July, I stayed for one week in at-Tuwani (ﺍﻟﻃﻮﺍﻧﻲý ﺍﻟÊæÇäÉ), the small Palestinian village about 9 miles to the south of Hebron in the area known as Masafer-Yatta or the South Hebron Hills. At-Tuwani is in Area C under full Israeli control[1], and around 350 people live in the village. Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the..... .....
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  • 2011: A Record Year for House Demolitions & Displacement in the West Bank | February 02, 2011
    Akin to most Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) atrocities in the West Bank, home demolitions and forced displacements rose tremendously during 2011. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’s (OCHA) latest report, approximately 1,100 Palestinians, half of which were children, were displaced due to home demolitions... .....
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