Monday, December 18, 2017

demolition

  • Israel turns the lights off on West Bank school | August 19, 2017
    As the school break ends, 80 children will go back to classrooms without electricity after solar panels were confiscated from a school in the Bedouin village of Abu Nuwar. It’s the third time this summer Israel confiscates solar panels, paid for by European donors, from Palestinian communities in Area C. .....
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  • The struggle to remain in south Hebron hills | December 07, 2013
    A shepherd, an activist, and a father of seven, Mr Hafez Hreini serves as the coordinator for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the south Hebron hills. Last week, he welcomed the Palestine Monitor to his home in Al-Tuwani to talk about his family‘s history intertwined with that of the PSCC‘s work in the region, and about... .....
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  • Jerusalem: Family‘s home demolished, now living in cave | September 09, 2013
    Khalid Zir, a 39-year old laborer living in Silwan, was forced to move his family into a cave in late August 2013 after Israeli municipal bulldozers destroyed the small shack that had been home to his family for seven years. The cave that lies beneath the small hill where his home once stood, which was once used as a stable for the family’s farm... .....
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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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  • East Jerusalem: Settler violence and demolition orders on the rise | June 11, 2013
     Last week Palestinians in East Jerusalem witnessed a sharp escalation in settler violence. Israeli Settlers burn a vehicle in Sheikh Jarrah, damaged vehicles in the neighborhood of al-Tur and attacked a Palestinian taxi driver in the Pisgat Zeev settlement. Additionally, demolition orders were issued by Israeli authorities on buildings in ... .....
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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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  • Demolition orders issued for al Fuhaidat village in Anata enclave | February 12, 2013
    The once quiet agricultural village of Fuheidat in the West Bank town of Anata is hemmed in on three sides by the Israeli military base West Anatot. On January 29th the villagers received demolition orders for fourteen houses. A week later two more homeowners were called to Bet El military court where they received afurther two demolition orders.. .....
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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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  • 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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  • 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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