Tagged: Settlements

Dani Dayan: Ambassador for Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

Dani Dayan: Ambassador for Apartheid

Dani Dayan, former head of the Yesha Council, which represents Israeli settlers living illegally on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank, began his tenure as Israel's Consul General to New York today. The controversial Dayan's appointment as Consul General follows the Brazilian government’s rejection last year of his appointment as ambassador to Brasilia.

on August 1, 2016
Why Is RE/MAX Selling Properties in Illegal Israeli Settlements?
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept

Why Is RE/MAX Selling Properties in Illegal Israeli Settlements?

Israel's colonization of Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank is widely recognized as a moral, legal, and political disaster for the peoples of the Middle East. Despite this, becoming a colonist in an Israeli settlement is relatively easy. In fact, it’s as easy as logging on to the website of the country’s local RE/MAX franchise and checking out the abundant housing listings...

on February 11, 2016
Haaretz Investigation: U.S. Donors Gave Settlements More Than $220 Million in Tax-exempt Funds…
Uri Blau, Haaretz

Haaretz Investigation: U.S. Donors Gave Settlements More Than $220 Million in Tax-exempt Funds…

Private U.S. donors are massively funding Israeli settlements by using a network of tax-exempt nonprofits, which funnelled more than $220 million (about 850 million shekels) to Jewish communities in the West Bank in 2009-2013 alone, a Haaretz investigation has found. The funding is being used for anything from buying air conditioners to supporting the families of convicted Jewish terrorists...

on December 7, 2015
Settlers Forcibly Evict Palestinian Families From Silwan Homes
Ma'an News Agency

Settlers Forcibly Evict Palestinian Families From Silwan Homes

At least nine Palestinians were left homeless on Monday after settlers escorted by Israeli security personnel forcibly evicted them from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said a large group of Israeli border police and officers escorted staff from the far-right Israeli Ateret Cohanim organization...

on October 19, 2015
A Palestinian Child’s Detention Becomes a Mideast Rashomon
Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times

A Palestinian Child’s Detention Becomes a Mideast Rashomon

A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict.

on August 30, 2015
The Death of Ali Dawabsheh
Al Jazeera

The Death of Ali Dawabsheh

He could have been a doctor, an accountant or a teacher. He might have grown to hate school and love poetry, or maybe he was to follow his father's footsteps and work in construction. But we'll never know, because little Ali was killed too soon. Shortly after Friday midnight, a firebomb was thrown into the family's bedroom in a suspected settler arson attack, setting the house alight.

on August 4, 2015
Israeli Settlers Attempt To Kidnap Palestinian Child, Relatives Say
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Settlers Attempt To Kidnap Palestinian Child, Relatives Say

Israeli settlers attempted to kidnap Ahmad Nader Mohammad Qaqour, eight, from the town of Hizma north of Jerusalem on Monday, the child's father said. Nader Qaqour, father of Ahmad, said that four Israeli settlers in a silver-colored Mazda car tried to kidnap Ahmad from the main street.

on August 4, 2015
We Want to Live: Report from Duma Videos
Jen Marlowe

We Want to Live: Report from Duma

Journalist and filmmaker Jen Marlowe was in Duma reporting on the deadly arson attack by Israeli settlers that resulted in the death of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh. Neighbor Lina Dawabsheh, "We have children just like you, we want to live, we deserve to live."

on August 4, 2015
Palestinian Infant Burned to Death in West Bank Arson Attack; IDF Blames Jewish Terror’
Haaretz

Palestinian Infant Burned to Death in West Bank Arson Attack; IDF Blames Jewish Terror’

A one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian infant was burned to death and three of his family members were seriously wounded late Thursday night after a house was set on fire in the village of Douma, near Nablus. According to reports, settlers were those who set the house on fire after targeting it with firebombs and graffiti.

on July 31, 2015
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