Tagged: Settlements

Israel approves new settlement, orders Hebron market bulldozed News & Analysis
Kaamil Ahmed, Middle East Eye

Israel approves new settlement, orders Hebron market bulldozed

Just weeks after the US deemed Israeli settlements legal, Israel announces plans to bulldoze a symbolic Palestinian market in occupied Hebron in order to build an illegal Jewish-only settlement in it's place.

about 1 week ago
Israeli Cabinet Approves $11.5m in Funding for Security in W. Bank Settlements News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

Israeli Cabinet Approves $11.5m in Funding for Security in W. Bank Settlements

Over the weekend, the Israeli government approved $11.5 million to go toward illegal Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. Despite being built on their land, Palestinians are barred from entering these settlements.

about 1 week ago
Graffiti Sprayed, Cars Vandalized in Suspected Hate Crime in West Bank News & Analysis
Jack Khoury and Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

Graffiti Sprayed, Cars Vandalized in Suspected Hate Crime in West Bank

Caught on camera, Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian cars and schools, including a kindergarten. But this is an almost weekly occurrence in the occupied West Bank, where Palestinians are pushed off their land to make way for Jewish-only compounds.

about 2 weeks ago
The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights Op-Eds & Analysis
Hanan Ashrawi, The Washington Post

The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights

Pompeo’s reckless announcement threatens to normalize and encourage Israeli war crimes and expansionism. It is an overt green light for Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory and the permanent denial of the Palestinian people’s rights to freedom and self-determination.

about 2 weeks ago
US settlement announcement prompts Israeli calls for takeover News & Analysis
Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

US settlement announcement prompts Israeli calls for takeover

Israeli extremists want to exploit the Trump administration's bogus attempt to rewrite international law by annexing Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. Here's Palestinian analyst Diana Buttu's reaction: "This isn’t just about Trump...We saw this all happening through the negotiations; there was a continued attempt to water down the illegality of settlements. Israel got the message that might is right.”

about 3 weeks ago
US ambassador toasts opening of new Israeli medical school in West Bank News & Analysis
Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel

US ambassador toasts opening of new Israeli medical school in West Bank

On Sunday, US ambassador David Friedman and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson attended the official opening of a medical school in one of the largest illegal Jewish-only settlements built on Palestinian land in the occupied West

on October 29, 2019
‘Less Space to Breathe.’ How Palestinians Are Responding to Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Plans Op-Eds & Analysis
Dalia Hatuqa, TIME

‘Less Space to Breathe.’ How Palestinians Are Responding to Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Plans

As the days went on, Palestinians saw how much Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was willing to secure an electoral victory, including vowing to annex West Bank settlements.

on September 20, 2019
‘You will never break our will’: Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge Op-Eds & Analysis
Adel Abu Nimeh, Reuters

‘You will never break our will’: Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never to give it up.

on September 20, 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a massive part of the West Bank, explained News & Analysis
Zack Beauchamp, Vox

Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a massive part of the West Bank, explained

In a high-profile speech on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex a part of the West Bank called the Jordan Valley if he wins Israel’s upcoming election on September 17.

on September 20, 2019
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