RSS Feeds
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,    but because of the people who don't do anything about it    
Settlements

TitleDescriptionDate
Zionism at Its Best Amira Hass - Haaretz "The land that Israel has designated for the joyous settlers is called Atir/Umm al-Hiran, and for 60 years it has been home to members of the Bedouin Al-Qi’an tribe...In other words, the homes and playgrounds for Jewish children that will be built there, and the gardens to be planted, will all be established on the ruins of the homes and lives of some 1,000 other people, who are also Israeli citizens (some of whom served in the army, for those who care)." ca2/12/2016
...
Illegal Jewish Settlers Hunker Down for Fight in West Bank OutpostMaayan Lubell - Forward - On a hilltop in the occupied West Bank, Israeli teenagers are hammering stakes into the earth and erecting tent frames, preparing the ground for a confrontation with Israeli security forces. The devoutly religious young men see themselves as a last line of defense for Amona, a collection of pre-fabricated homes perched in the highlands of the West Bank.-rh 30/11/2016
...
Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980 IMEMC - "The Israeli Finance Ministry approved plans to build 1,600 additional settlement units in Katzrin in October. About 8,000 settlers live in Katzrin atop the destroyed Syrian villages of Qasrin, Shqef and Sanawber. It is the largest settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan." - id 30/11/2016
...
Bitan proposes voting on two versions of Regulation BillMoran Azulay - Ynet - "Coalition Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) proposed Tuesday evening a compromise on the "Regulation Bill" that would allow Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) to support it in its first reading, following the latter`s opposition to a section that retroactively legalizes the Amona outpost." - id 30/11/2016
...
Settler University at Ariel uses false pretenses in inviting foreign scholarsGush Shalom - In invitations to an international academic conference, the settler university at Ariel referred to its location as "Ariel, Israel". Gush Shalom sent letters to the foreign participants - mainly from Poland and Ukraine - informing them that the University of Ariel is not located in Israel but is a settlement enclave in the occupied West Bank. One of the intended participants - from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland - informed Gush Shalom that she had cancelled her participation and asked the Ariel University to remove her name from the program. [ak] 29/11/2016
...
Hebron municipality calls on Israel to remove settler structures in schoolyardMa`an - Under the protection of Israeli military forces, Israeli settlers have recently set up tents and steel structures on the land used as a Palestinian schoolyard in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. [bz]29/11/2016
...
"If this bill passes, we might be taken to The Hague," Netanyahu warned ministersTova Tzimuki, Itamar Eichner - Ynet - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned cabinet ministers on Sunday night that passing a bill to retroactively legalize Jewish outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land could have serious ramifications, including Israeli officials being taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. [bz]29/11/2016
...
Palestinians rescue Israeli settler stuck in pit for 6 daysTimes of Israel - In a clip from the rescue, the man is helped out by the Palestinians who encourage him in Hebrew to keep calm and “hold tight.” [bz]29/11/2016
...
Hebron resists settler occupation of schoolyardAIC - The City of Hebron files complaint with Israeli authorities against a large tent settlers erected on Ibrahimi School’s yard [ry] 28/11/2016
...
With Ta`ayush to the South Hebron hills 24/11/2016
The different ways Israel treats Jewish, Palestinian outposts in the West BankHaggai Matar - +972 - Dozens of Palestinian activists erected an “outpost” in the Jordan Valley Thursday, in protest of recent Israeli army demolitions of Palestinian homes in the area, a marked contrast to a de facto military decision to allow the establishment of two new Jewish settlement outposts nearby. The Israeli army has not demolished either of the two Jewish outposts despite the fact that itself says they were illegally built. It only took a few hours before significant numbers of Israeli troops arrived at the new Palestinian outpost on Thursday, forcefully removing the protesters.-rh 24/11/2016
...
Even Israel says this Jewish settlement is illegal. Now comes the showdown.William Booth - The Washington Post - It is also going to be a real test for Netanyahu, who was elected with help from the Jewish settlers but who also fears international censure over allegations of a bold land grab. Most of the world considers all the Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal, not just those built on Palestinian private property. The United States calls these communities “illegitimate” and “an obstacle to peace.” Israel disputes that.-rh24/11/2016
...
Extreme settler violence at Huwarra Checkpoint while soldiers stood byAtt. Eitay Mack - Don`t Say We Didn`t Know - By some mysterious wonder the checkpoint security camera`s tapes were erased two weeks after the event, and the State of Israel accuses Ayed of responsibility for the damage: He forgot to remove the key when fleeing his car, while the settlers were trying to have him burnt alive inside, and so they could move the car to the side of the checkpoint and burn it. [bz]22/11/2016
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian house in Hebron with Molotov cocktails WAFA - Settlers from the Israeli settlement of Beit Yatir, built illegally on Palestinian-owned land, attacked the home of Mohammed Abu Qbaita, with Molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house. [bz]22/11/2016
...
Knesset advances bill to legalize vigilante confiscation of Palestinian landAIC - A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency [ry] 21/11/2016
...
Israel Razes Makeshift Palestinian Settlement, but Keeps Jewish One Yotam Berger - Haaretz - Israelis moved into that Jordan Valley outpost near the settlement of Salit a few weeks ago in a similar tent camp, but were not removed by the army. The IDF dispersed the Palestinians a few hours after they had first put up their tents; the military says the Palestinians had demonstrated illegally. But a Haaretz reporter present during the eviction saw no disturbance or demonstration; the Palestinians were dispersed while they were eating lunch in a tent. [bz]20/11/2016
...
The different ways Israel treats Jewish, Palestinian outposts in the West BankHaggai Matar - +972 - Palestinian activists protest Israeli attempts to ‘legalize’ settlement outposts by erecting one of their own. Unlike two nearby Jewish outposts, however, the Israeli army demolishes the Palestinian camp within hours. “The army has demolished homes in Khirbet al-Hama many times over the past few months, and at the same time settlers erected new outposts in the area,” said Abdullah Abu Rahme, an activist with the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, which organized the nonviolent action. [bz]19/11/2016
...
Nothing is Simple in PalestineISM - IMEMC "Part of our team was invited by an “inspector” from the United Nations office based here, in Al Khalil (Hebron), to go to a Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills, where a demolition took place, yesterday.The village of Umm Al Khair was established in 1952, on land the villagers purchased. They have the deed to prove ownership. The village is currently made up of approximately 140 (registered) Bedouin refugees (approximately 28 families) who are mostly goat herders and farmers...In 1982, the illegal colonial Zionist settlement of Carmel was established right next to them (less than 50 yards away), on land they stole from the village...There have been 5 demolitions in the past year: October 27, 2015; 1 in April 2016; 2 this past August; and the most recent one yesterday where two structures were demolished. Their community center, which housed the kindergarten, a computer center, an after school program to help kids with homework, and a library has been demolished several times." ca18/11/2016
...
Settlements bill puts Israel on collision course with Obama Tovah Lazaroff - Jpost - Throwing diplomatic caution to the wind, the Ministerial Legislative Committee gave their initial approval to legislation to retroactively legalize over 2,000 settler homes, many of which are built on private Palestinian property. This means putting Israel on a collision course with US President Barack Obama over settlements, precisely as he weighs action on settlements at the United Nations Security Council in his last two months in office.[bz]15/11/2016
...
Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli LawsIMEMC News & Agencies - "Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster" [ry] 14/11/2016
...
Settlements Aren’t an Obstacle to Peace says Top Trump AdvisorIEMEMC - "Jason Greenblatt, prospective advisor to Donald Trump on Israel, emboldens Israeli hopes of annexing the West Bank... Greenblatt is a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey, who worked for Trump for the last 19 years on business matters, exclusively.In an interview with the Jewish Telegraph Agency, Greenblatt admitted that he hasn’t met any Palestinians since he was a yeshiva student in the mid-1980s at Yeshivat Har Etzion – located in a West Bank settlement. He attests he “interacted” there with Palestinian laborers, gardeners and shopkeepers. He also did occasional armed guard duty for the settlement." ca 11/11/2016
...
A Second Unauthorized Settlement Outpost Sprouts in Northern Jordan Valley Amira Hass - Haaretz - About two months ago, a group of Israelis built a hut in the Megamat Netzah area and then left. But according to residents of the area and members of the Jewish-Arab Ta’ayush organization, on the night between Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the Israelis returned, cleared land and began new construction activity. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories confirmed that the construction was illegal and had been carried out without the authorities’ approval.-rh10/11/2016
...
EU denounces expansion of Gilo settlementPNN - Palestine News Network - "...this contributes to closing the southern settlement ring around East Jerusalem, thereby compromising contiguity between East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which is crucial for the viability of the two-state solution." - id 9/11/2016
...
Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports courtJames M. Dorsey - Redress Information - Jibril Rajoub, President of the PFA (Palestinian Football Association) is demanding that six clubs based in Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank be forbidden from taking part in the Israeli Football League. This demand is in accordance with the rules of FIFA, the International Football Federation, which forbid clubs from the territory of one national football association (in this case, the PFA) from taking part in the games of another national association. However, FIFA has so far hesitated to enforce its own rules, and the efforts of Israeli sport lobbyists were tacitly helped behind the scenes by Saudi Arabia amd the Gulf Emirates. Should FIFA fails to take more decisive action at its next council meeting in January 2017, Rajoub plans to take legal recourse and take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the highest authority in the world of international sports. [ak]8/11/2016
...
Settlers steal the harvest of 400 olive trees near Nablus Ma’an - For several daysy, Israeli authorities forbade inhabitants of the Nablus area village of Deir Sharaf to enter their agricultural lands. When they finally were let in, more than 30 Palestinian families found that Israeli settlers - probably from the nearby Israeli settlement of Shavi Shamron - had already picked the olives from their trees. [ak]8/11/2016
...
Settlers attack, injure Palestinians harvesting olivesAhmad Jaradat - AIC - The Abu Fikhaida family ventures out to their farmland to harvest olives and Israeli settlers exact violence [ry] 7/11/2016
...
Palestinians Harvesting Olives Reportedly Attacked by Settlers Near Ramallah Jack Khoury and Yotam Berger - Haaretz - A relative of one of the victims told Haaretz that some 20 settlers were involved in the attack. "We didn`t see their faces," he said. "I was in the village when we heard screaming. We went down there and saw our people, one of whom was bleeding from the head. I called for help and the settlers fled." The Israel Police and the Coordinator of Government Activity in the Territories said that an investigation has been launched in the incident. [bz]6/11/2016
...
Extremist settlers reap profits from occupied Jerusalem sitesCharlotte Silver - EI - The report of Israel’s state comptroller says the Israel Antiquities Authority has not supervised Elad’s archaeological work, nor has the Israel Nature and Parks Authority supervised Elad’s management of the so-called City of David, a settlement containing an archaeological museum catering to tourists. The City of David settlement is located in the middle of the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, and Elad asserts it is the ancient biblical City of King David mentioned in the second book of Samuel. Emek Shaveh, an alternative archaeology group that opposes Israel’s use of archaeology as a political tool to assert claims to East Jerusalem, says the report confirms many of the issues the group has been protesting for years. [bz]5/11/2016
...
Why 30 Palestinians celebrated Jewish holiday with settlersDaoud Kuttab - AlMonitor - The public visit of Palestinians to a nearby long-established settlement should not be a surprise to anyone; in fact, the real surprise is that these kinds of visits haven’t happened until now. The international community has not been able to do anything to reverse the nearly 50 years of occupation and the colonial settlement enterprise that has come with it. The Palestinian government, which is in control of small areas of the West Bank (Area A), is completely impotent when it comes to defending Palestinians in Israeli-controlled Area C, which covers 60% of the West Bank and where all settlements are located.-rh 3/11/2016
...
Articles Archive
10/2016
9/2016
8/2016
7/2016
6/2016
5/2016
4/2016
3/2016
2/2016
1/2016
12/2015
11/2015
10/2015
9/2015
8/2015
7/2015
6/2015
5/2015
4/2015
3/2015
2/2015
1/2015
12/2014
11/2014
10/2014
9/2014
8/2014
7/2014
6/2014
5/2014
4/2014
3/2014
2/2014
1/2014
12/2013
11/2013
10/2013
9/2013
8/2013
7/2013
6/2013
5/2013
4/2013
3/2013
2/2013
1/2013
12/2012
11/2012
10/2012
9/2012
8/2012
7/2012
6/2012
5/2012
4/2012
3/2012
2/2012
1/2012
12/2011
11/2011
10/2011
9/2011
8/2011
7/2011
6/2011
5/2011
4/2011
3/2011
2/2011
1/2011
12/2010
11/2010
10/2010
9/2010
8/2010
7/2010
6/2010
5/2010
4/2010
3/2010
2/2010
1/2010
12/2009
11/2009
10/2009
9/2009
8/2009
7/2009
6/2009
5/2009
4/2009
3/2009
2/2009
1/2009
12/2008
11/2008
10/2008
9/2008
8/2008
7/2008
6/2008
5/2008
4/2008
3/2008
2/2008
1/2008
12/2007
11/2007
10/2007
9/2007
8/2007
7/2007
6/2007
5/2007
4/2007
3/2007
2/2007
1/2007
12/2006
11/2006
10/2006
9/2006
8/2006
7/2006
6/2006
5/2006
4/2006
3/2006
2/2006
1/2006
12/2005
11/2005
10/2005
9/2005
8/2005
7/2005
6/2005
5/2005
4/2005
3/2005
2/2005
1/2005
12/2004
11/2004
10/2004


Home page  back