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EU consuls recommend imposing sanctions on Israeli settlementsBarak Ravid - Haaretz - "Nonbinding Heads of Mission report for 2012 focuses on Israeli construction in E-1, policy in East Jerusalem and endangering of two-state solution; call to actively encourage European divestment from settlements is particularly severe." - id 27/2/2013
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Settlers indicted for attacking Palestinian and his flock of sheepYossi Gurvitz - Yesh Din With some surprise, we learned a couple of days ago that one of our old files, from October 2011, has recently matured into an indictment. In December 2012, the police prosecution indicted two settlers for assaulting a Palestinian, Muhammad Al Qarajat, next to the settlement of Karmei Tzur. The two settlers, accompanied by a dog, attacked Al Qarajat who was guiding his herd, and after attacking him physically, set their dog on the sheep. The dog bit three of the sheep, one of which died later on." ca "22/2/2013
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`Price tag` attackers hit West Bank town of Yasouf for second timeYossi Gurvitz, Yesh Din - +972 blog - "With the active and passive support of the IDF, Shin Bet and police, the terrorists have already won by continuing their attacks with impunity." - id 20/2/2013
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Settlers erect new outpost on Palestinian village land to block court-ordered wall rerouteAdri Nieuwhof - Electronic Intifada - The caravans were set up under the protection of the Israeli army and immediately connected to the water system of nearby settlement Zufim, as well as to electricity. bz19/2/2013
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Israeli government gives convicted murderer 1.3 million for illegal takeover of Palestinian landSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "An Israeli settler who was released early from a life sentence for killing 3 Palestinians in 1983 has received compensation of 1.3 million NIS (around $250,000) from the Israeli Tax Authority for alleged damage to land that he has cultivated in the Hebron area – land that he illegally confiscated from its Palestinian owners." ca15/2/2013
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Israel Said To Be Willing To Conduct Limited Settlement FreezeSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli sources reported that the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is “weighing the possibility of a conditional, limited freeze” on settlement activities, as an act of goodwill towards the Palestinian Authority ahead of the planned visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the region11/2/2013
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Israel approves 90 new settler homesAl-Jazeera - "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that 300 new dwellings will eventually be constructed in Beit El, despite a Supreme Court ruling that evicted 30 settler families from the area last June, saying they were living illegally on private Palestinian land." - id 13/2/2013
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Abu Rodeina: “Settlements Are Main Obstacle To Peace”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The statements of Abu Rodeina came as he responded to the latest Israeli decision to build addition 90 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank." - id 13/2/2013
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Airstrip Established In Illegal West Bank SettlementSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Despite its illegality, the Israeli Army and the Aviation Department do not seem bothered by an illegal small airstrip established by a former Air Force pilot who lives in the Alumot illegal outpost, near the Itamar illegal settlement in the West Bank district of Nablus." - id 13/2/2013
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Meridor: Curb building outside settlement blocsJerusalem Post staff - "Every building beyond the main blocs will harm the prospects of a two-state solution," Meridor said. "We must put a stop to settlement construction past the Green Line, other than in the main settlement blocs. bz9/2/2013
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Israeli Officials Blast UN Report on Human RightsJason Ditz - Antiwar.com "The report came as part of the routine reviews all UN member nations must face, though Israel boycotted the review ahead of time. The review calls on Israel not only to stop expanding settlements but to prepare for withdrawals, saying that they violate the fourth Geneva Convention.Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s former Foreign Minister, also angrily attacked the report, saying it proved that the UNHRC is plotting to hurt “Zionist activities” and insisting that Israel will “continue to build” in spite of the warnings." ca 1/2/2013
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U.N. Panel Says Israeli Settlement Policy Violates LawNICK CUMMING-BRUCE and ISABEL KERSHNER - NYT "Asked if Israel’s actions constituted war crimes, Ms. Chanet replied that its offenses fell under Article 8 of the International Criminal Court statute. “Article 8 of the I.C.C. statute is the chapter of war crimes,” she said at a news conference. “That is the answer.” ca1/2/2013
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A history of violence in Qusra: Not `clashes,` but `pogroms`Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz - +972 - The attack against Palestinians in Qusra [...] was not a ‘clash,’ it was a pogrom – and, as usual, it took place under the aegis of the IDF25/2/2013
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