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Settlements

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West Bank settler growth clouds progress on peace: Expansion may dilute benefits of Gaza pull-outHarvey Morris - The Financial Times - The real estate blurbs are typically effusive, boasting everything from a choice of bathroom tiles to TV sockets in every room, to say nothing of the amazing views. Welcome to Maale Adumim, one of Israel`s fastest growing settlements in the occupied West Bank. 30/8/2005
More W Bank settlements `to go`BBC News Online - Israel will relinquish control of some West Bank settlements in final status agreements with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said. Major settlement blocs will remain in Israeli hands but other settlements will be ceded, he told Israeli TV. 29/8/2005
Ilegal settlement outpost In Hebron to be evacuated by end of 2005 Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - The Israeli army decided to evacuate an illegal settlement outpost in the center of the Old City of Hebron by the end of 2005. 29/8/2005
U.S. will not press for marking settlements boundaries in W.B.George Rishmawi - IMEMC & Agencies - The United States has rescinded its demand for Israel to implement the joined, U.S. – Israeli marking of the boundaries of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli and American officials said on Monday. 30/8/2005
Maariv: There is a consideration to evacuate a few settlers from HebronUri Yablonka - Maariv - The IDF spokesman: “in the framework of the petition to the High Court of Justice against the invasion of Jewish quarter residents into stores in the wholesale market, the state promised back in 2003 to evacuate the residents who invaded the stores illegally. The date that the evacuation will be carried out will be decided by the political echelon.” 29/8/2005
Expert Briefing: Israel seen to be `disengaging` from the two-state solutionThe Palestine Liberation Organization - Settlement expansion plans would spell the end of `road map` negotiations 27/8/2005
Israel to seize land for barrier BBC Online - Israel is planning thousands of new homes in Maale Adumim. Israel has issued instructions to seize Palestinian land close to the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, the Justice Ministry said. The government plans to use the land to continue building the controversial West Bank barrier around the settlement of Maale Adumim. 24/8/2005
Israel Launches Its Largest Ever Settlement Expansion in Jerusalem Palestine Media Center - 62,000 Dunums of Palestinian Land Confiscated to Expand Ma’ale Adumim Colony24/8/2005
Exclusive: Illegal settlements are nextHerb Keinon - The Jerusalem Post - Israel is likely to begin dismantling unauthorized settlements in the West Bank within 90 days of the evacuation of the northern Samaria settlements, a senior government official told The Jerusalem Post. 23/8/2005
Evicted settlers plan West Bank move to defy SharonConal Urquhart and Inigo Gilmore - The Observer - Evicted settlers from Gaza are planning to relocate to settlements in the West Bank to try to ensure that the Israeli government makes no further concessions to the Palestinians. 22/8/2005
PNA condemns Israel for transferring Gaza settlers to W. BankXinhua - GAZA- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) condemned on Monday Israel for its decision to transfer settlers from Netzarim in southern Gaza to the Ariel settlement in the West Bank, considering it as "a dangerous decision". 22/8/2005
Sharon says, `I will build` in West BankDeutsche Presse-Agentur - Jerusalem-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he intends to enlarge Jewish settlements in the West Bank in defiance of demands from the international community. 22/8/2005
Protestors lash out with acid in synagogue raidsAFP -"Jewish protestors blockaded in a Gaza Strip synagogue threw acid at police in the most violent confrontations since Israel began its historic pullout from the territory."18/8/2005
Israel plans new West Bank homes BBC - Online - Israel`s housing ministry has issued tenders for 72 new homes on a settlement in the West Bank. 6/8/2005
Settlement Activities and Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilians and PropertyExcerpts from the weekly report of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - attacks on Palestinians and Palestinian property by settlers and IOF. House demolitions, bulldozing of agricultural land.1/8/2005
Over half of Gaza settlements emptiedAl Jazeera Net - More than half the 21 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip are completely or virtually empty as Israel continued to evict settlers for a second day. 19/8/2005
Last Gaza settlements to be clearedAl Jazeera Net - Israeli security has faced fierce resistance from settlers in the Gaza Strip 21/8/2005
Report from the West BankEhud Krinis - some thoughts by an Israeli anti-occupation activist based on his recent visits to Palestinian villages. On the Israeli policy, and what it means3/8/2005
Israeli PM faces West Bank gamble Jonathan Marcus - BBC Online - Ariel Sharon intends to hold on to the large West Bank settlements Even as Israeli forces moved in to clear four West Bank settlements, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reaffirmed his commitment to settlement construction. 23/8/2005
Number of West Bank settlers rises BBC Online - The number of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has grown by more than 9,000 so far in 2005, an Israeli interior ministry official has said. Much of the increase was due to settlers moving to Maale Adumim. This is despite the recent evacuation of four West Bank settlements. 26/8/2005
After Gaza pullout, Palestinians warily eye the expanding Jewish settlements in the heartland of their hoped-for state.Laura King - Los Angeles Times - ` "It never stops: the building, the expansion," Abu Shamsieh said bleakly. "Sometimes I think it will never end."`23/8/2005
Many Evicted Gaza Settlers Go to West Bank, at Least at First Greg Myre - New York Times - ".. the uprooted Gaza settlers said they wanted to remain together as a community but had reached no decisions about where they would ultimately live. A West Bank settlement was one possibility."23/8/2005
Settler homes bulldozed in Gaza BBC News Online - Israeli bulldozers have begun to demolish empty homes in the Gaza Strip as the operation to evict Jewish settlers nears its completion. 21/8/2005
More Apartments Being Bought in Jerusalem and in TerritoriesDalia Mazori and Dror Marmor - Maariv/print ed. - In Jerusalem, and mainly beyond the Green Line, they haven’t heard of the recession. There the figures (of flat sales) in fact show impressive recovery. 2/8/2005
Settlement Enterprise Future: After the 8,000 Will Come the 80,000Sever Plotzker - Yedioth Ahronoth/PRINT ed. Statesmen, like managers, seldom admit to the failure of their life projects—even when they ascribe that failure to circumstances, coincidence and human nature rather than to themselves.2/8/2005
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