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Construction of Roads to the Settlements in the West Bank – August 2007Hagit Ofran - link to Peace Now report - "there are at least 6 roads in the occupied territories that are currently being paved or widened, for the exclusive benefit of a small group of settlers. The total length of those roads reaches 33 Km, and the minimum investment is estimated by 315 Million NIS (75,000,000$). All the roads that are being paved are beyond (on the eastern side of) the Separation Barrier that Israel is building in the West Bank. "29/8/2007
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Peace Now report: Settlers enjoy luxury roadsEfrat Weiss -- YNET -- Organization says State invests large sums in constructing highways for settlers in West Bank, while shortage in funds leaves infrastructure within Green Line lacking27/8/2007
West Bank settlers diverseJoshua Mitnick - Washington Times - "The state is taking advantage of that fact that these people need unique housing solutions, and the only place that they are offering them solutions is on the other side of the Green Line," said Yariv Oppenheimer, the spokesperson for Peace Now. "By doing that, they force them to become to settlers, even though they aren`t ideological."26/8/2007
Comptroller considers investigating Ariel CollegeMoran Zelikovich - Ynet - "“The prime minister shamefully rushed to congratulate the college, despite Education Minister Yuli Tamir’s objection,” Pines-Paz wrote."22/8/2007
Settlers cut Palestinian water supply to fill swimming poolRonny Shaked -- YNET -- Elon Moreh reroutes pipe carrying drinking water to neighboring Palestinian village to small pool; water drains back to village`s pipe system20/8/2007
Hebron: spitting in babies` facesInternational Solidarity Movement - On 6 August two internationals observed a group of 6 Israeli settler girls between the ages of 12 and 18 harassing and intimidating Palestinian residents as they walked along a Palestinian road in Tel Rumaida. The internationals witnessed the settler girls spitting in the face of a baby being carried by a family member12/8/2007
A segregated road in an already divided landSteven Erlanger - New York Times - Israel is constructing a road through the West Bank, east of Jerusalem, that will allow both Israelis and Palestinians to travel along it — separately. ... Khalil Tufakji, a prominent Palestinian geographer, says the road “is part of Sharon’s plan: two states in one state, so the Israelis and the Palestinians each have their own roads.” The Palestinians, Mr. Tufakji said, “will have no connection with the Israelis, but travel through tunnels and over bridges, while the Israelis will travel through Palestinian land without seeing an Arab.”12/8/2007
TIPH welcomes the eviction of illegal occupants from the wholesale market in HebronTIPH - "TIPH is concerned about the recent development in the city of Hebron and urges the Israeli authorities to uphold law and order and protect all people living in the area." 8/8/2007
Gangs of Israeli settlers in Hebron set ablaze a mosque and attack fire fighters Ma`an - "A source from the fire services said "when we reached the area we were met by dozens of Israeli settlers who attacked us with stones and rocks."" 8/8/2007
Israeli Squatters in Hebron Evacuated THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - NY Times - "The operation follows the highly publicized refusal of several Orthodox Israeli infantry soldiers to take part in the evacuation." 7/8/2007
IDF rabbi: Insubordination shows failure of commandEfrat Weiss - Ynet - ""We see yet again how these soldiers follow their rabbi and not their commanding officers," said an IDF source."7/8/2007
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