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Israeli settler shoots live ammunition at Palestinian human rights house in HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The group added that the Israeli army and police also participate in the harassment of `Youth Against Settlements` and its human rights organizers. On Wednesday alone, the army invaded the house three times during the evening and night for what it is believed to be a training exercise for the army"29/7/2013
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Israel`s West Bank railway plan will face hundreds of objectionsAmira Hass - Haaretz "The grandiose West Bank railway project that defense officials approved this week is tailored for Jewish settlers now and in the future, not the Palestinians of the West Bank. The plan, which pretends to offer a regional railway network, is being pushed by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. This is the minister who recently said on the Walla website that “a Palestinian state is unacceptable, mainly because of our right to this land.” ca26/7/2013
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Catherine Ashton: Israeli settlement products to be labeled in EU by end of 2013Barak Ravid - Haaretz "European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is seeking to draft comprehensive guidelines on labeling settlement products by the end of this year, she told several senior EU officials last week.She made the comment in a letter - a copy of which has been obtained by Haaretz - sent on July 8 to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the seven commissioners responsible for justice, industry, consumer protection, agriculture, taxation, trade and internal market." ca 26/7/2013
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Settlements businesses voice concern over Dutch banItamar Fleishman - Ynet News "The announcement by three Dutch retail chains to stop carrying settlement products brought concern to Israeli West Bank business owners, some of whom hastily try to register their businesses within the Green Line. Others, while fearing the economic repercussions, are adamant to keep their factories where they are." ca 26/7/2013
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When it comes to West Bank outpost, attorney general aids in bypassing the lawYesh Din (written by Yossi Gurvitz)- +972 "Yesterday morning (Monday) Yesh Din filed a motion for contempt of court against the respondents represented by Weinstein. It is inconceivable that after more than four years of legal debate, and one delay after another by Weinstein, an outpost which is wholly illegal will remain on private Palestinian lands, despite a clear ruling of the HCJ. If this is how this ends, we may as well stop speaking about law enforcement." ca26/7/2013
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Quiet settlement freeze: Netanyahu denies, Ariel thinks otherwiseMoran Azulay - Ynet - ""We are ready at any time to market thousands of units in Jerusalem, but the test of reality is that this does not happen. Anyone can draw a clear conclusion why."" - id 24/7/2013
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State Planning and construction in West Bank is a free-for-all, state comptroller findsChaim Levinson - Haaretz "The report contains a special section dedicated to the West Bank, in which the comptroller accuses the Civil Administration of failing to enforce planning laws, due to fear of the anticipated reaction from settlers.Civil Administration “inspectors are likely to encounter stiff opposition from settlers of Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] if they enforce the laws,” the report notes." ca 19/7/2013
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Israeli Settlement Harish : A Dismal FailureDaniel Ben Simon - Al-Monitor - The new town was intended to fulfill two purposes: to provide cheap housing for young couples and establish a Jewish presence in an area full of Arab towns.-rh 18/7/2013
EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlementsHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - The EU guidelines will prohibit the issuing of grants, funding, prizes or scholarships unless a settlement exclusion clause is included. Israeli institutions and bodies situated across the pre-1967 Green Line – including the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed — will be automatically ineligible.-rh 18/7/2013
Israel set to approve building of 900 settlementsDaniel Smeenk - IMEMC - "The plan is to be put in place in a meeting on Wednesday. There are number of instances of retroactive approval for settlement building which previously had been rejected which will be taking place today." - id 17/7/2013
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Israeli Supreme Court Postpones Amona EvictionDaniel Smeenk - IMEMC - "Amona was founded in 1995 by young settlers from the neighboring Ofra community. There have been attempts to evict the community since 2005, when a Peace Now petition recommending the eviction made its way to the Supreme Court"15/7/2013
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Gloom of the patriarchs: In Hebron the settlers are at war - over rentUri Blau - Haaretz - The Israeli West Bank settlement is split, with money the root of the problem. However, one thing they all agree on: No one is going to tell them how to manage the Jewish buildings, including the Civil Administration8/7/2013
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Palestinian Bedouins attacked by right-wing Israeli settlers near NablusSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "An armed gang of around 50 Israeli settlers stormed a Palestinian Bedouin community of shepherds in Huwwara area, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank on Saturday"8/7/2013
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PHOTOS: Israeli army invades Hebron Hills village AIC - "Thirty Israeli soldiers invaded the South Hebron Hills village of Jinba between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, ransacking homes while beating and detaining residents of this tiny village slated for demolition. The invasion of Jinba marked the beginning of three days of Israeli military and settler violence in the South Hebron Hills, violence which included military trainings, settler invasions and attacks and the arrest of Palestinian and Israeli activists"8/7/2013
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Official: Israeli settlers torch Palestinian fields in BurinMa`an News Agency - "Israeli settlers started several fires in Burin village south of Nablus on Sunday evening, a Palestinian Authority official said"1/7/2013
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