|Court hearing on the Migron settlement outpost ends without a decision||Tovah Lazarof - Jerusalem Post - Att. Michael Sfard, representing the Palestinian families who own the land Migron is built on, argued that the court must order the demolition of settler houses in the outpost with no further delay. Sfard asserted to the justices that Migron settlers stole land and built on it for ideological reasons, in order to establish facts on the ground.||28/8/2012|
|Palestinian landowner doubts Migron will be evacuated ||Elior Levy - Ynet - Two days before scheduled eviction, Abdel Monam Mouatan says there is no preparation on the ground for evacuation; rejects settlers` claim that they lawfully bought lands||27/8/2012|
|South Africa is right. Labeling Israeli settler products is truth in advertising.||Bradley Burston -
"South Africa has taken a decision that may one day prove to have been a significant step toward peace in the Middle East. Whether this ultimately comes to pass or not, the step has already notched a kink in the juggernaut called occupation." ca
|State prepares for forced evacuation of West Bank outpost residents ||Chaim Levinson -
"Migron settlers were said to have met during the night to decide whether or not to cooperate and leave the settlement on Sunday or defy the orders and stay." ca
|Eight months after bloody olive harvest battle, still no justice in sight||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Through the fog of gas, she saw a bleeding Palestinian being dragged away by friends. Everyone was having difficulty breathing. The gas made it hard to evacuate the wounded. Both M. and A. said they couldn`t believe this was happening to them.-rh
|Barak holding up decision on upgrading West Bank college to university status||Amos Harel and Talila Nesher - Haaretz - Israeli university heads petition High Court against recognition of Ariel University, claiming that the decision to make the institution a university is `seriously flawed` ||21/8/2012|
|Universities petition High Court against Ariel university||Aviel Magnezi - Y-net - Seven Israeli universities lodged an appeal to the Supreme Court, opposing the upgrading of the college in the settlement of West Bank settlment of Ariel to a full-fledged university: "Not only is an additional university unnecessary at this time, but the establishment of one would deal a harsh blow to Israel`s higher education." As in previous phases of this struggle, the universities avoided explicit reference to the political issues involved.
|Settlers Construct Chicken Farm On Palestinian Land||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - A number of Israeli settlers constructed a chicken farm on a privately-owned Palestinian land, in Khallit Ein Masour area, near Al-Khader city in the Bethlehem district.
|The Rise of Settler Terrorism : The West Bank’s Other Violent Extremists||Daniel Byman and Natan Sachs - Foreign Affairs - The rise in settler radicalism stems from several key factors: the growth of the settler population over the past generation, the diversification of religious and ideological strands among it, and the sense of betrayal felt by settlers following Israel`s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005.-rh||15/8/2012|
|Diplomats blast `forced transfer` of Palestinians||Elior Levy - YNet News - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 10 Jewish settlement outposts are located either partially or completely in army firing zones.-rh
|Israeli Military Expands Settlements Near Bethlehem||Kelly Joiner -
"...seized hundreds of dunums of agricultural land in the town of al-Khader in order to connect the two illegal Israeli outposts of Daniel and El`azar." - id
|Outposts gone wild ||Editorial -
"The lawbreakers` path away from the land they stole from their Palestinian neighbors is paved with extensive public funds." - id||29/8/2012|
|Minister Aharonovitch: Extreme rightists – terrorists ||Neri Brenner -
"Jewish communities with a high concentration of extreme rightists "terror organizations."" - id
|One apartheid state, with liberty and justice for Jews only||Ilene Cohen - Mondoweiss - Heartfelt thanks (truly) to the New York Times for doing a public service by publishing this op-ed by Dani Dayan, the essential manifesto of the current state of Israeli colonialism, stripped of any pretense: one state in all of Palestine, run by the Jews in perpetuity, with a basket of limited rights for the lucky subject people—if they behave themselves.-rh
|Netanyahu Increases Settlement Spending by 38%, $10-Billion Spent Over Past 20 Years||Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - In 2010, the Netanyahu government increased settlement spending by 38% over the year before. The overall budget grew by only 2.5% during that year. Per capita spending there is higher than the relative number of residents in the Territories (compared to those living within the Green Line) by 80%.-rh||1/8/2012|
|Letter of Black on White: `Ulpana-War-Price Tag`||Tamar Fleishman - Palestine Chronicle - This was the first time I entered the village, I was not acquainted with any of the residents. However, at the entrance to the damaged mosque, my friend and I we treated as guests that they have long awaited their visit.-rh
|Documents: Israel used Waqf land to build settlements, separation fence||Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - The Waqf says the land in the Jericho area that Israel appropriated for settlement and military purposes actually totals 55,000 dunams. The largest area, north of a village 10 kilometers north of Jericho, contains the entire area of the Na`aran and Yitav settlements, and most of the area claimed by the Nativ Hagdud settlement.
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