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Settlements

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Israel posts demolition orders in East Jerusalem neighborhood IssawiyaMa`an - “The neighborhood rarely enjoys a single day without an Israeli incursion, be it from Israeli forces, tax inspectors, or municipality inspectors -- not to mention the permanent Israeli checkpoints at neighborhood entrances where passengers are inspected and drivers are fined arbitrarily.” Issawiya is one of many Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem which are seeing an influx of Israeli settlers at the cost of home demolitions and the eviction of Palestinian families. [bz]3/5/2016
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Daghlas: “Israel Approves More Land Theft of Hundreds of Dunams Near Nablus”IMEMC News - “A significant segment of the hundreds of Dunams that Israel is illegally confiscating from Jaloud village, and from Tumors Ayya, will actually be used for paving a road linking Shilo illegal colony with an outpost east of it. The road that Israel intends to pave extends approximately six kilometers, allowing future illegal annexation of more Palestinian agricultural lands, under the pretext of security considerations, thus paving the way for more colonialist activities” [ry] 25/4/2016
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Israeli settler threatens Palestinian family with gun near HebronMa`an News Agency - "An Israeli settler threatened to shoot a Palestinian family near the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba in the southern occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening. Yahya Basal told Ma`an that his three children Mustafa, 19, Muntaser, 17, and Shaima, six, as well as Mustafa’s two-year-old daughter Layan, were driving home to the Wadi al-Juz neighborhood in eastern Hebron when an Israeli vehicle stopped in front of them on Route 60 at around 8 p.m...Israeli settlers in the Hebron area are notoriously aggressive towards Palestinians. Hebron residents frequently report attacks and harassment by the settlers, carried out in the presence of Israeli forces." ca22/4/2016
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Hebron soldier welcomed home to celebrationsItay Blumenthal - Ynetnews "Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot dead a neutralized terrorist in Hebron, allowed home for Seder dinner; right-wing activists waited outside his home with support signs as his mother told him: `Welcome home, my child." ca22/4/2016
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US: Golan Heights are not part of IsraelReuters - Ynetnews - "Vice President Joe Biden says settlements leading Israel towards a `one-state reality.`" id20/4/2016
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Peace Now and Israeli gov`t go head to head over new settler unitsMa`an - "Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon have not approved new construction as has been published," the statement said. "Almost all of the permits are for upgrading existing structures." However, Peace New quickly rejected the government`s claims, saying in a press release that aerial photographs taken in recent months "illustrate that this is not the case, and much of the planning is for new housing units." [bz]16/4/2016
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Army Dumps Rubble And Sand On Farmland Near BethlehemIMEMC - The farmland in question is frequently targeted by settlers and soldiers in an attempt to illegally occupy it, to pave a road and make it part of the nearby Daniel settlement - built already on Palestinian lands. [bz]12/4/2016
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Residents fight off settler, army provocations in Nablus Ahmad Jaradat - Alternative Information Center "Around 1000 settlers raided Joseph`s Tomb last night. The settlers came to the Tomb, which is located in Area A in about a dozen buses under the protection of occupation forces. Clashes happened with groups of about 5-10 youths from the nearby Askar and Balata refugee camps. The soldiers used rubber coated bullets and live fire. Five protesters were taken to the hospital in what local residents descibed as an ambush similar to what happened two nights ago in Madama. In Nablus last night occupation forces deployed in Nablus as well as in surrounding areas, like the student village of Najah University, which is located some five kilometers west of the city." ca8/4/2016
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Occupation, not a road! rally of solidarity with Qalqilya 7/4/2016
Private Security companies and the Israeli OccupationWho Profits - Private security companies in Israel play an active role in the occupation of Palestinian land and control over Palestinian people. Private security guards operate checkpoints and guard settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. These security guards have policing powers, they bear arms and are entitled to use force in performing their duties. In the settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the private security guards, who are hired by the state of Israel to guard the settlements, de facto serve as a private police force that serves the settlers population. The employment of private security guards enables state authorities to provide security services only to the settlers, without acknowledging or meeting the security needs of the Palestinian communities around the settlements. This situation creates an inherent inequality between the Palestinian and the Jewish population in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.-rh6/4/2016
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What every Amercan has to know about Israel/PalestineIf Americans knew - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world`s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation. It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.-rh 6/4/2016
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From the West Bank to NYC: Challenge Dani Dayan wherever he goesYonah Lieberman - +972 "For 15 years, Dayan was a leader of the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization representing the settlements of the West Bank, serving for six of them as chairman. Currently a resident of the settlement of Ma’ale Shomron, he has for years taken his pro-occupation message to the opinion pages of the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, USA Today, and more, and has even flown to Congress to lobby representatives against the two-state solution...Dayan, the champion of the settler movement, is now headed straight into the epicenter of the American Jewish diaspora." ca1/4/2016
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