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Settlers bulldoze Palestinian Lands near Nablus to expand outpostMa`an News - "Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told Ma`an that settlers from the Shvut Rachel outpost had decided to expand their illegal settlement at the expense of nearby private Palestinian landowners.The fields that were leveled belong to Ahmad Ibrahim Hajj Muhammad, he added." ca 28/2/2014
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High Court allows settlers to take over 300 dunams in southern Hebron HillsAmira Hass - Haaretz - This decision represents a reversal of the approach of prosecutors and courts in recent years. A court ruling from 2011 established that given that the IDF prevented Palestinians access to their lands for years, Israelis using the lands must prove that they are doing so in good faith and must present deeds proving that the land was legally purchased. Under this decision, Israelis cannot refer to the statute of limitations or that they have worked and maintained the land to avoid being removed. The petition was filed by attorneys Quamar Mishirqi-Asad and Avital Sharon from Rabbis for Human Rights. bz22/2/2014
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Israel to Up Subsidies for Isolated SettlementsJason Ditz - AntiWar - Plan Explicitly Contravenes Deal With US on Peace Talks [ry]18/2/2014
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Surveillance CCTV cameras recorded a group of Jewish settlers AlRay - The video was aired Wednesday by Israel`s Channel 2 television. it showed different groups of settlers arriving in the nursery with their cars as "bats" and stole whatever their hands could take before speeding away. bz15/2/2014
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Thousands of young Israelis march to E-1 to protest talks with PalestiniansChaim Levinson - Haaretz "The event was organized by the Nahala organization, a group which promotes the construction of new settlements and is headed by veteran settlement activist Daniella Weiss, and various religious youth groups. Most of the participants were pupils at national-religious high schools who were bused in from all over the country. They assembled at the plaza in front of Ma`ale Adumim city hall for speeches before setting off on the march. The march ended with a rally." ca14/2/2014
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Israeli settlements also face pressure from withinAssociated Press - Ynet - These days, when Yaakov Berg tries to sell his award-winning line of Psagot boutique wines, he encounters obstacles from every direction. As a Jewish vintner in a West Bank settlement, his product is increasingly considered off-limits. "Not just overseas, also in Tel Aviv," says Berg, 37. "So we have big problems. Actually, it`s almost impossible to sell in (Tel Aviv) restaurants." bz for rh13/2/2014
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Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, Israeli activists and internationalslsOperation Dove - ISM - "...during a nonviolent action claiming the right of Palestinians to access their own land, a group of settlers from the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Eshtamoa attacked Palestinians, Israeli activists and internationals with stones and sticks, while Israeli soldiers stood by and watched." - id 12/2/2014
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Settlers destroy over 150 olive trees near BethlehemMa`an - Muhammad Shawqi al-Zayyah, told Ma`an that settlers destroyed around 150 olive trees that his family planted two years ago. Several vines were also cut down. The fields are located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Daniel and a nearby outpost called Sde Boaz. The settlers there are led by a Jewish extremist known as Hananiya, who runs an illegal outpost nearby on eight dunams (two acres) of private Palestinian land. bz11/2/2014
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`Israel must prosecute West Bank land thieves`Yossi Gurvitz - Yesh Din "Tzur’s suspected violation – which, if indicted, may lead him to open his mouth and jeopardize the careers of the mighty – is a misdemeanor. It will come under the statute of limitations five years after the last investigation in the case. Since the case began on November 5th, 2009, all the prosecution must do is while the time away until November 5th, 2014." ca7/2/2014
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Does Netanyahu have plan for settler withdrawal?Akiva Eldar - Al Monitor - "The Israeli politicians who nurtured the settlements cannot shake off responsibility for the thousands of families who enjoyed the status of favorite sons." - id5/2/2014
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Yaacov let go of Bilal’s neck only upon noticing that Arik of RHR was filming Erella - the Villages Group - And then several of the settlers descend upon the shepherds: Ezer, Yaacov, Aharon, Gabi and his son, Simha and his son David (a bearded man), and Dror (who did not attack) and another whom the shepherds do not recognize by name. (Testimony on an attack by settlers on shepherds on the Jewish "New Year of the Trees day.") 1/2/2014
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