Tagged: Land Confiscation

Jordan Valley Settlers Took 150 Acres From Palestinians in 2015
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Jordan Valley Settlers Took 150 Acres From Palestinians in 2015

During 2015, Jordan Valley settlements appropriated 600 dunams (150 acres) of Palestinian farmland in an area that is off-limits to Palestinians for “security reasons.” After the West Bank was occupied in 1967, the Israel Defense Forces issued Military Order 151, which prohibits Palestinians from entering the area between the border fence and the Jordan River.

on February 29, 2016
Gideon Levy: It’s Not Complicated Videos
IMEU

Gideon Levy: It’s Not Complicated

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy discusses why the Palestinian situation is a straightforward struggle for land and rights. Gideon Levy, is an award-winning Israeli journalist for Haaretz newspaper, former advisor to Shimon Peres, and author of The Punishment of Gaza (2010).

on February 8, 2016
Land Control in the Occupied Jordan Valley & Dead Sea Area Infographics
IMEU

Land Control in the Occupied Jordan Valley & Dead Sea Area

According to a groundbreaking new report from Human Rights Watch, Palestinians have access to a mere 13% of the occupied Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area. Last month, Israel confirmed its plans to seize another 380 acres of Jordan Valley land.

on February 4, 2016
Israeli Forces Begin Construction Over Bethlehem-Area Historical Site
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Begin Construction Over Bethlehem-Area Historical Site

Israeli forces on Wednesday began construction work on top of a historical site in the occupied West Bank town of Beit Jala, the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said. The PA ministry condemned the Israeli authorities for allowing work to begin on a road that will be built on top of Khirbet al-Najjar, a site that reportedly dates back to the Roman and Byzantine periods.

on February 3, 2016
Almost All West Bank Land Deals for Illegal Settlements Forged, Investigation Finds
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Almost All West Bank Land Deals for Illegal Settlements Forged, Investigation Finds

A fraud squad investigation has revealed that 14 of 15 supposed real estate acquisitions made by Al-Watan, a company run by pro-settlement activist Ze’ev Hever and owned by the right wing Amana, were forged. Details of the West Bank forgery industry were broadcast on Tuesday in an investigative report on the Channel 10 program HaMakor with Raviv Drucker.

on February 1, 2016
Israel Advances Settlement Plans Despite International Outcry
Killian Redden, Ma'an News Agency

Israel Advances Settlement Plans Despite International Outcry

In defiance of mounting international criticism, Israel has started to formally approve a burst of new settler housing construction across the occupied Palestinian territory. Israeli media reported Tuesday that Israel’s Civil Administration had approved a further 153 settler units in settlements across the West Bank last week.

on January 27, 2016
Israel Plans to Seize West Bank Farmland: Army Radio
Reuters

Israel Plans to Seize West Bank Farmland: Army Radio

Israel plans to appropriate a large tract of agricultural land in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Army Radio said on Wednesday, a move that has angered Palestinians and is almost certain to draw international criticism. The report said the land, covering 154 hectares (380 acres), was in the fertile Jordan Valley close to Jericho, an area where Israel already has many settlement farms built on land Palestinians seek for their own state.

on January 20, 2016
Occupation, Inc. Recommended Reports
Human Rights Watch

Occupation, Inc.

Almost immediately after Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank in June 1967, the Israeli government began establishing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. From the outset, private businesses have been involved in Israel’s settlement policies, benefiting from and contributing to them. This report details the ways in which Israeli and international businesses have helped to build, finance, service, and market settlement communities.

on January 19, 2016
Israeli Forces Level Palestinian Land Near Gaza Border, Injure 3
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Level Palestinian Land Near Gaza Border, Injure 3

Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians after entering a border area in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday in order to level Palestinian land, local residents said. Witnesses told Ma'an that four Israeli excavators entered the border area near Deir al-Balah refugee camp before levelling the land. Israeli soldiers fired gunshots in the area, shooting and injuring at least three...

on December 17, 2015
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