Expropriation of Landed Property

Absentee Property Law, Housing Demolitions, Planning & Zoning, Settlements

Books, Scholarly Papers, Reports, UN Reports, and Media

    This section is outlining one of three key ‘inhuman acts’ designed to divide the people described under the Apartheid Convention: the expropriation of landed property.

    There is extensive coverage, literature and analysis on this grand apartheid inhuman act, established since the establishment of Israel.  This section houses a collection which includes the issues of settlements, house demolitions, planning and zoning policies, and Absentee property law – among other issues.

    Scholarly Research

    UN Reports

    Resolution 74/89 (A/RES/74/89)

    Demands that Israel cease all of its settlement activities, the construction of the wall and other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition.
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    Resolution 74/88 (A/RES/74/88)

    Condemning settlement activities by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan
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    Concluding observations on the combined seventeenth to nineteenth reports of Israel – CERD/C/ISR/CO/17-19

    "[T]he Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general recommendation 19 (1995) concerning the prevention, prohibition and eradication of all policies and practices of racial segregation and apartheid, and urges the State party to give full effect to article 3 of the Convention to eradicate all forms of segregation between Jewish and non-Jewish communities and any such policies or practices which severely and disproportionately...
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    NGO Reports

    Confirming Evidence that Israeli Regime is in-fact an Apartheid Regime

    The Inequality Report: The Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel

    The definition of Israel as "the Jewish State" or "the State of the Jewish People" makes inequality a practical, political and ideological reality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are marginalized and discriminated against by the state on the basis of their national belonging and religious affiliation as non-Jews. Additionally, the Palestinian minority is not declared as a national minority under the Basic Laws of Israel. Hence, they are frequently and increasingly viewed as a "fifth column" as a result of their Palestinian identity. This perception is inclusive of the state authorities and the Jewish Israeli public.
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    Israel Entrenches its Apartheid Regime over the Palestinian People

    The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has warned that the recently-announced US plan "is not a recipe for a just and durable peace but rather endorses the creation of a 21st century Bantustan in the Middle East" consisting of "scattered archipelagos of non-contiguous territory completely surrounded by Israel." Yet, a number of third States have welcomed the plan announced by the US administration, gravely defying the rules-based international order and their own obligations not to recognise the breaches of international law, and to cooperate to bring such...
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    Joint Parallel Report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Israel’s Seventeenth to Nineteenth Periodic Reports

    “Israel has created an institutionalised regime of racial domination and oppression over the Palestinian people as a whole, using the strategic fragmentation of the indigenous Palestinian people and of the oPt as a main tool for the maintenance of its apartheid regime, which predates its ratification of ICERD and is rooted in the foundational laws of the State of Israel, its discriminatory policies and practices.”
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    Relevant News Articles

    Archived Articles on Israeli Apartheid

    “Israel: Discriminatory Land Policies Hem in Palestinians” – Human Rights Watch

    The Israeli government’s policy of ‘boxing-in’ Palestinian communities is not limited to the West Bank and Gaza but extends to Palestinian towns and villages inside Israel, Human Rights Watch said today. The policy discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel and in favor of Jewish citizens, restricting Palestinians’ access to land for housing to accommodate natural population...
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    “The Zionist Colonization of Palestine” – Truth Dig

    The 100-year-old colonial occupation project is about rendering of the Palestinians as non-people, writing them out of the historical narrative as if they never existed and denying them basic human rights. The colonial project which also became an apartheid that surpasses the onetime savagery and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy was always exclusively...
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    Israel’s Absentee Property Law Exposes an Absence of Morality in Jerusalem – Haaretz

    Upholding a 63-year-old law allowing Israel to confiscate Palestinian-owned property homes in Jerusalem is a clear act of apartheid. It is uprooting the indigenous Palestinians from their ancestral land.
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