News Roundup

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen During Arrest Raid
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teen During Arrest Raid

Israeli forces on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah, Palestinian medics said. Locals said that Israeli military vehicles raided the camp early Monday and broke into the home of Muhammad Abu Latifa, 18, in an attempt to detain him. Israeli forces then opened fire on the teenager as he attempted to run away.

20 hours ago
A Palestinian Village Braces For Israeli Demolition
Yahoo News

A Palestinian Village Braces For Israeli Demolition

Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now. But as they wait for the military order to be carried out, villagers are rallying support from Western governments. Israeli authorities say Susiya's structures are unlicensed and must come down.

about 4 days ago
Israeli Forces ‘Ambush’ Demonstrators, Injuring 2 With Live Fire
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces ‘Ambush’ Demonstrators, Injuring 2 With Live Fire

Two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces Friday during a weekly demonstration in the occupied West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, witnesses said. Israeli forces had reportedly set an "ambush" near the path where demonstrators planned to walk, opening live fire as the marchers headed towards land confiscated by the neighboring Halamish settlement.

about 4 days ago
Israel Advances 1,065 Settlement Housing Units
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Advances 1,065 Settlement Housing Units

Israel's Civil Administration advanced plans for the development of 1,065 housing units in eight different settlements throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a settlement watchdog announced Thursday. The civil administration -- Israel's governing body for the occupied West Bank -- approved 15 plans for various planning stages in the settlements at hand, Peace Now said.

about 4 days ago
How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life
Charlotte Silver, The Nation

How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life

It’s not yet summer when I arrive in East Jerusalem during a broiling heat wave. In the area known as Shuafat Ridge, bitter fights break out between neighbors this time of year, when water becomes more scarce and the neighborhood is rife with accusations of water theft. The tens of thousands of Palestinians who live here use around half the amount of water recommended...

about 4 days ago
Residents, International Community Brace for Susiya Demolition
Ma'an News Agency

Residents, International Community Brace for Susiya Demolition

The Palestinian Bedouin village of Susiya has gained international attention in recent weeks as the community braces for Israeli authorities to demolish their homes in the coming days, despite condemnation. Israeli authorities in mid-July ordered the demolition of around half of the homes in the village south of Hebron to be carried out after the holy month of Ramadan, which ended last week.

about 5 days ago
Israeli Forces Wound 8 at Funeral of 53-year-old Killed Thursday
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Wound 8 at Funeral of 53-year-old Killed Thursday

Israeli forces injured eight Palestinians in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Ummar Thursday as clashes erupted after the funeral of Falah Abu Maria, who was shot dead in his home at dawn during an Israeli arrest raid, witnesses said. Spokesman for a popular committee in the Hebron-area town, Mohammad Ayyad Awad, said that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at funeral attendees.

about 5 days ago
Court Denies Equal Rights To Palestinian Workers In Israeli Industrial Zone
+972 Mag

Court Denies Equal Rights To Palestinian Workers In Israeli Industrial Zone

Israel’s National Labor Court rejected an appeal by Palestinian workers from the Nitzanei Shalom Industrial Zone this past Sunday, ruling that they will continue to be subject to the Jordanian labor laws of 1967, rather than Israeli laws.

about 5 days ago
Tel Aviv Bank Index Drops Following Think Tank Report on Settlements
Noam Sheizaf, +972 Magazine

Tel Aviv Bank Index Drops Following Think Tank Report on Settlements

The degree of nervousness in Israel over potential future sanctions against local companies that do business in the settlements was evident for all to see Tuesday. Publicity surrounding an EU think tank report on the topic caused the Tel Aviv banking index to drop 2.3 points in less than an hour (a total of 2.46 points for the day).

about 5 days ago