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WATCH: Settler attacks left-wing activist, breaks his arm
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Yael Marom - +972 - One of them attacked Ta’ayush activist Guy Butavia, hitting him in his chest with his weapon and pushing him to the ground. Butavia was treated by an IDF medic on the scene before being taken to a hospital. “I went to Carmel after more than two weeks of endless stone throwing on a nightly basis at Umm al-Kheir,” Butavia says. “Right after we entered the settlement the soldiers arrived and tried to block us. They did not present us with a closed military zone order, so we continued walking. Suddenly the armed settlers from Carmel appeared. They treated us as if we were ‘terrorists.’ [bz] 19/9/2017
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Palestinian landowners push to halt settlement buildingRania Zabaneh - Aljazeera - "They have been planting barley, chickpeas and sesame on it for generations. But over the last couple of decades, more than 90 percent of their land has been taken over by Israel.Now, they struggle to access the little land that remains because of the illegal Israeli settlements and outposts that dot the area." - id 15/9/2017
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Why is Human Rights Watch urging engagement with Israel’s banks?Ali Abunimah - Rights and Accountability - EI - "Israeli banks claim that Israel’s laws require them to be involved in the colonization of occupied Palestinian – and Syrian – land in violation of international law." - id13/9/2017
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`Occupation will not deprive our children of education!” - Jeb Al-Theeb school rebuilt and defendedIMEMC - Three weeks after it was demolished by the army, parents and activists completed reconstructing the school of Jeb Al-Theeb village, enabling 64 children in grades one to four to start at last their school year. At the inauguration, Palestinian Authority Minister Walid Assaf stated that "this occupation will not deprive our children of their right to education!”. Numerous Israeli soldiers were seen on the hills overlooking the rebuilt school, arousing apprehensions that the army intended to demolish it again. However, the village obtained a court injunction, temporaritly preventing a re-demolition. Later, thirty Israeli settlers attmpted to storm the rebuilt school and were held off by villagers and activists. [ak] 12/9/2017
Condemnations of Israeli Occupation Aren’t Enough Amira Hass - Haaretz - The evacuation of the Shamasneh family from their home in Jerusalem and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s plans to demolish Sussia and Khan al-Akhmar are the other side of the coin of settlement construction. This is how Israel carries out a gradual expulsion. Europeans, your denunciations are seen by Israel as lacking urgency. Without sanctions, it can take a deep breath and its faith in its ability to implement the plan is solid. [bz] 9/9/2017
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Marching against the Sheikh Jarrah evictions 8/9/2017
Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area VillageIMEMC - "Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, said that forces handed residents notices informing them of their intention to remove the pipeline; the sole source of water for that area." - id 6/9/2017
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Stop settler harassment at Umm al-Kheir 5/9/2017
Every night, settlers harass the Umm al-Kheir villagers Li Lorian - Ta’ayush - In these hot summer nights, people often sleep outside. For the villagers of Umm al-Kheir in the South Hebron Hills, this has become a rather dangerous practice. In the past five nights, every hour on the hour a large stone is lobbed at the village from the nearby Israeli settlement of Carmel, with the sole aim of depriving the villagers of their sleep. Last night Ta’ayush activists spent the night with the people of Umm al-Kheir. When we called the police after the first stone was thrown, we were told they would call us back. They didn’t. [ak]5/9/2017
Israel delays evacuation of settlers from Palestinian-owned home in HebronMa`an - The Israeli Supreme Court has ordered to delay the evacuation based on an appeal submitted by the settlers. The appeal is based on the same erroneous ownership claims to the property that have already been debunked in previous legal proceedings. [bz]5/9/2017
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Sheikh Jarrah family expelled, home handed to settlersYael Friedson - Y-net - An Arab family was expelled from their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Fahamiya Shamasna, 75, told AFP that police arrived before dawn ordering her, her sick husband Ayoub, 84, their son and his family out of the house in the upscale Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood where the couple lived for 53 years. "What greater injustice is there than this?" she said. "Maybe we will sleep in the street." Plans for the eviction had been criticized by the EU, UN and various Western governments, though NOT the United States. [The house is to be handed over to settlers, on the basis that it had been a Jewish property before 1948 - an obvious double standard since Palestinians can`t reclaim their pre-`48 properties. ak]5/9/2017
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Major Canadian union joins BDSItamar Eichner - Ynet - Unifor National, Canada`s largest private union, adopts proposal to boycott Israel "until such time as Israel implements a permanent ban on further settlement construction in the OPT, and enters into good faith negotiations with representatives of the Palestinian people for the purpose of establishing a viable, contiguous and truly sovereign Palestinian state.” [bz]5/9/2017
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The Writing On The Wall: Signs Of Occupation In Hebron Issa Amro - Forward "I was born in the ancient Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank in a home around the corner from the entrance to Shuhada Street, the main thoroughfare and marketplace in the city. The name of our neighborhood was Bab el-Khan.Today, hanging on the stone walls of my old Bab el-Khan neighborhood is a sign in Hebrew and English reading “Emek Hebron.” The houses and streets are empty. Israeli soldiers stand guard to secure ease of movement for illegal Israeli settlers to travel from our confiscated Palestinians homes to the synagogue they created after taking over half of our mosque." ca 1/9/2017
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Israeli state orders settlers to evacuate Palestinian family`s home in HebronMa`an News - HEBRON (Ma`an) -- Israeli authorities have ordered a group of Israelis to evacuate a building in Hebron`s Old City in the southern occupied West Bank that belongs to the Abu Rajab family, after the settlers forcibly took over the home a month ago amid a years-long legal battle over the building. Meanwhile, a member of the Palestinian family reported continued physical attacks at the hands of the settlers. The Israeli state prosecutor told the Israeli Supreme Court that the fifteen settler families have seven days to vacate a three-story building, Israel’s justice ministry announced on Sunday evening.-rh 30/8/2017
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Eight-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being struck by settler carLinah Alsaafin - Al Jazeera - Aseel`s father witnessed his daughter being run over when she was leaving a supermarket, and with the help of other men, managed to stop the car from speeding away. Police said they opened an investigation. However, members of Aseel`s family don`t expect much of it. "We are used to the Israeli police and their ways of dealing with settler attacks on Palestinians." The family had just Friday been notified that their home would be seized...[bz]29/8/2017
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Palestinian family wins Supreme Court ruling evicting settlers from Hebron homeIMEMC - Israel`s Supreme court accepted an appeal by the Hebron Reconstruction Committee and ordered the removal of settlers illegally occupying Abu Rajab family home in Hebron, after the family proved its legal ownership of the property. The settlers claimed to have bought the house, but the person who supposedly "sold" it was not the owner. The state authorities told the court that they will try for a week to persuade the settlers to vacate the house, failing which they will be removed by force. After moving into the house, the settlers had assaulted a 55-year-old woman from Abu Rajab family, causing cuts and bruises. They also harassed Palestinians living on the upper floors of the building, trying to make them leave. [ak]29/8/2017
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Settlers illegally expand West Bank race track in IDF firing zoneEdo Konrad - +972 - "Since +972 Magazine visited the site earlier this year, the track has been paved — despite an Israeli army order to stop construction. The Israeli military often uses firing zones to displace Palestinians." - id 23/8/2017
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Advocate defending illegal settlement houses on behalf of the state lives himself in an illegal settlement houseJacob Magid and Alexander Fulbright - Times of Israel - Attorney General Mandelblit refused to defend at the Supreme Court the "Regulation Law" enacted by the Knesset, under which some 4,000 settler houses built illegally on privately-owned Palestinian land would be retroactively legalized. In an unprecedented move, Mandelblit intends to actually present to court arguments against that law. The government secured instead the services of a private attorney, Harel Arnon, who crafted a 156-page brief arguing that there is only "a minor infringement of property rights" involved and that there is an overriding "national interest". He went on to claim that it would actually be "good for the Palestinian owners themselves" to have their land confiscated. In fact, Adv. Arnon is also arguing on his own personal behalf; he himself lives at an illgal house at the settlement of Elazar. [ak]22/8/2017
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Abbas: I Met Trump`s Envoys 20 Times and Still Don`t Understand Their Peace PlanDemocratic Underground/Source: Haaretz - "I have met with Trump envoys about 20 times since the beginning of his term as president of the United States" Abbas said. "Every time they repeatedly stressed to me how much they believe and are committed to a two-state solution and a halt to construction in the settlements. I have pleaded with them to say the same thing to Netanyahu, but they refrained. They said they would consider it but then they didn`t get back to me." The Palestinian president said he doesn`t know to what extent this will be reflected in the results of the upcoming visit of an American delegation which is supposed to be involved in an effort to restart the peace process. [ak]22/8/2017
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Israeli court suspends eviction of Shamasna family in East JerusalemMa`an - The court ruled to suspend the eviction order, after challenges were presented by the family’s lawyer Said Ghaliyeh on the lack of documentation of the plots of lands in the neighborhood on the municipal level. The Israeli judge transferred lawyers for the family and the settlers to the execution department of Israel’s Enforcement and Collection Authority to begin procedures of marking the land to determine how much of the home was built on so-called Jewish property. [bz]20/8/2017
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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian bus driverPNN/ Bethlehem - "Two Israeli settlers attacked on Thursday attacked a Palestinian bus driver near the Bat Ayin settlement in Gush Etzion settlement bloc, southwest of Bethlehem.Israel’s Channel 7 said the settlers assaulted the Palestinian driver, sprayed him with pepper spray, beat him and tried to damage his car after they confirmed he was an Arab." ca 18/8/2017
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Video: Under protection from Israeli forces, settlers take over Palestinian home in Hebron’s Old CitySheren Khalel, Yumna Patel and Akram Al-Wa`ra - Mondoweiss "Mohammed, 27, grew up in the Hebron’s Old City, surrounded by illegal Israeli settlers. Settlers taking over homes in Hebron is not uncommon, so it came to no surprise to the family when they were delivered a notice in 2012 informing them their family home had been sold to settlers, and they would have to leave.The Abu Rajab’s took the notice to the Civil Administration, the Israeli body in charge of the occupied West Bank, claiming that the home sale was a forgery." ca 18/8/2017
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Settlers install caravans near Bethlehem  WAFA - "...the settlers aim with this act to eventually push the fence further into Nahalin land in order to expand the area of their settlement at the expense of Nahalin." - id 16/8/2017
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Former Israeli attorney-general: eviction of Sheikh Jarrah family will be unjustMaan - Israel’s former Attorney-General, Michael Ben Yair, denounced the double standard built into Israeli law, whereby Jews can reclaim property lost to them in 1948 while Palestinians are denied this option. He spoke to a crowd of Palestinians and Israeli activists who had gathered in solidarity in front of the home of the Shamasna family in East Jerusalem`s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. “My own family and the family of my cousin lived in Sheikh Jarrah and were forced to leave the neighborhood in January 1948. They got properties of Palestinians refugees on Jaffa Road and in the Katamon neighborhood in west Jerusalem. Ben Yair said also, if Israel conducts land registration in Sheikh Jarrah, “he would demand that the ownership of the building that his family had would go to the Palestinians who live in it today.” [ak] 15/8/2017
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Jewish National Fund Renews Land Purchases from Palestinians in the Occupied TerritoriesPeace Now - It is unfortunate that JNF decided to return to the highly fraudulent business of West Bank land purchases, which stains all of its other activities. Its land purchases from Palestinians, a practice of its subsidiary, Himanuta, was stopped in recent years. Past purchases of Himanuta were proven to have been based on forgery, fraud and extortion. [bz]15/8/2017
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Israel would use nuclear weapons to keep refugees from returning — Noam ChomskyPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - "BDS tactics in the Israel Palestine case, were actually initiated in 1997 by an Israeli group, Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery’s group, a militantly anti-occupation group which played a significant role. They proposed boycott of the settlements and divestment from anything involving the settlements. And I myself have been involved in– it’s really BD activities, there are no real sanctions, that’s a state matter. But I’ve been involved in these things since the late ’90s, when it took off, aimed at the settlements. The BDS movement, which developed in 2005, has a different approach. That’s the movement, not the tactics. [bz]12/8/2017
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Halamish settlers raid Kobar village, Israeli forces intervene, injure 1 Palestinian, escorting the fleeing settlersMa`an - Some 200 Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Halamish settlement -- where last month, a Palestinian teen from Kobar stabbed and killed three Halamish settlers -- raided the Kobar village overnight between Thursday and Friday and “attempted to attack locals, who resisted them, leading the settlers to exit the village.” According to locals, the settlers entered through the southern part of Kobar, and when locals resisted them, they fled towards the Jibiya village, only to be surrounded by youths from the two villages. Israeli forces then arrived to the Jibiya village to protect the settlers, opening live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades, injuring one youth with live fire. Israeli forces then escorted the settlers back to the Halamish settlement. [bz]5/8/2017
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Israeli forces close entrance to Wadi Fukin for settlement groundbreaking ceremonyMa`an News Agency - "Israeli forces closed the entrance of a Bethlehem-area village on Thursday in preparation for the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was arriving to the southern occupied West Bank to break ground on 1,100 new illegal settlement units in the area. Ahmad Sukar, head of the Wadi Fukin village council, told Ma’an that Israeli forces closed off the entrance of the village with dirt mounds, preventing Palestinian residents from passing through, in preparation for Netanyahu’s arrival." ca4/8/2017
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Israeli court finds settler homes built on West Bank plots controlled by the Palestinian AuthorityKate, former ISM volunteer in the West Bank - Mondoweiss "Houses in Shaarei Tikva were constructed after signing of Oslo Accords, which gave the Palestinian Authority control over the land — Five homes in the Shaarei Tikva settlement in the northern West Bank were reportedly built on land allocated to the Palestinians under the Oslo agreements. While a construction permit for one of the houses was given prior to the signing of the 1995 Oslo II Accords, work on the structure began only afterward, according to a report Monday by the Walla news site. The other four homes, however, were all approved and developed after the bilateral agreement signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization that divided the West Bank into three administrative categories." ca 4/8/2017
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