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Land Acquisition
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on alleged Israeli war crimes during the recent conflict in Gaza, which occurred between 10 and 21 May, killing 260 and injuring 1,948. Over half the dead (129) were civilians, including 66 children. And children accounted for almost a third (610) of the injured. The report specifically focuses...
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On July 13, Israeli soldiers demolished the entire area of al-Qaboun, which lies to the northeast of Ramallah. Eleven Palestinian Bedouin families were evicted, leaving a total of 70 people homeless, including 36 children. Tents, tin houses and sheep pens were demolished and tractors and solar energy units were confiscated. The UN Office for the Coordination...
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In this July 7 article, Yumna Patel reports how residents of the Palestinian village of Beita are resisting occupying Jewish settlers who built an illegal outpost in the outskirts of their village two months earlier by setting up 45 caravans on top of Jabal Sabih, a mountain with olive groves that lies to the south...
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On Tuesday 29 June, Israeli police watched on and provided protection to a bulldozer as it flattened Harbi Rajabi’s butcher’s shop in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, leaving his employee Mahmoud Basit and his 14 family members without an income. This was the first of the 16 demolition orders to be applied to Palestinian...
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On June 23, the new Israeli government, which was formed just two weeks before, approved 31 zoning plans, each containing a small number of housing units or facilities, in the occupied West Bank. They will further increase the 600-750,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) who live in around 280 illegal settlements...
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Yet another report has added further weight to the allegation that Israel continues to commit the crime of apartheid on both sides of the Green Line. This latest report has been published by the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).
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“Palestinian families are being forcibly transferred from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem and their property appropriated by Jewish settlers with the full support and backing of the Israeli State, its judiciary and armed forces…. The international community has an obligation to uphold the law, and to protect refugees and displaced people, and communities...
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“For decades, Israel managed to fence itself off from its supposedly separate and temporary occupation project. Many Palestinians have long seen right through it and called this regime of ethnic domination by its proper name. This diagnosis of apartheid is accurate not only because the occupation is inseparable from Israel (who, exactly, is running the...
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Escalating violence against Palestinians has spilled beyond Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and extended to cities across Israel such as Bat Yam, Lydda/Lod, Acre/Akka, Tiberius and Jaffa.  Hundreds of Israeli extremists led by Kahanists and the Lahava organizations attacked Palestinian citizens of Israel on Wednesday, and in Lydda/Lod, Palestinian citizens responded to these provocations with violence. These...
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As Israel’s onslaught on the Gaza Strip gathers pace, it is worthwhile to refer to the various different forms of violence that preceded it. Israel initially sought to force Palestinians from their homes and responded to protests with brutal suppression.  The violence then spilled over to Palestinian places of worship, and was then embodied in...
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