Tagged: West Bank

Israeli Forces Destroy Hundreds of Trees in Tubas Natural Reserve
Palestine News & Info Agency

Israeli Forces Destroy Hundreds of Trees in Tubas Natural Reserve

Israeli forces early Tuesday destroyed hundreds of forest trees in a natural reserve to the east of Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank, according to head of Wadi Maleh village council, Aref Daraghmeh. He informed WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied with bulldozers and staff from the civil administration, stormed a natural reserve to the east of Tubas, and destroyed the forest trees.

on June 16, 2015
Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Causing Him Fractures And Internal Bleeding
Palestine News Network

Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Causing Him Fractures And Internal Bleeding

An Israeli settler on Thursday ran over a Palestinian youngsters near southern West Bank city of Salfit. Witnesses said that the settler’s vehicle approached the Palestinian while he was walking on the platform of the main street in the city, according to Days of Palestine news outlet. “She hit him and ran away,” an eyewitness said.

on June 4, 2015
IDF Transferred Private Palestinian Land to Settlement, State Reveals
Haaretz

IDF Transferred Private Palestinian Land to Settlement, State Reveals

The Israeli government revealed Tuesday that the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration transferred hundreds of meters of private land belonging to a Palestinian family to the West Bank settlement of Shim'a. The revelation emerged in the state's response to a High Court petition filed against the settlement's expansion.

on May 26, 2015
Palestinian Village of Susya Faces Imminent Demolition
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Palestinian Village of Susya Faces Imminent Demolition

Israel’s High Court of Justice on Tuesday gave the army a green light to demolish the Palestinian village of Susya and forcibly transfer its residents out of Area C of the West Bank. The court refused to issue an injunction that would freeze any demolitions in the south Heron Hills village before the village’s case is even heard and ruled on by the highest court of the land.

on May 7, 2015
Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly Marches Across West Bank
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly Marches Across West Bank

Seven Palestinians were injured, including one with live fire, and dozens more suffered excessive tear gas inhalation when Israeli forces suppressed weekly marches across the West Bank on Friday. Seven Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces opened fireon the Kafr Qaddum weekly march,using both live and rubber-coated steel bullets.

on April 24, 2015
Relatively Mild Indictments Likely for Soldiers Who Killed Palestinian Teen
Times of Israel

Relatively Mild Indictments Likely for Soldiers Who Killed Palestinian Teen

The State Attorney’s Office notified the High Court of Justice Wednesday that pending a hearing, it would issue indictments for the relatively mild charge of “reckless and negligent use of firearms” against IDF soldiers responsible for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in 2013. Samir Awad, 17, was shot four times in a clash with over a dozen IDF soldiers near the West Bank town of Budrus.

on April 15, 2015
Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is “collective punishment”
The Electronic Intifada

Israeli seizure of Palestinian tax revenues is “collective punishment”

A new report by a Palestinian human rights group has slammed Israel’s practice of withholding tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority. As part of agreements signed under the Oslo accords, Israel collects taxes from Palestinians in the West Bank and is supposed to then transfer the monies to the PA.

on April 10, 2015
Kale Project challenges Israeli control over Palestinian agriculture
Ma'an News Agency

Kale Project challenges Israeli control over Palestinian agriculture

Up a small, bumpy road on a hill overlooking the northern West Bank town of Jenin, a food revolution is slowly taking shape. Blessed with a temperate climate and just a stone's throw away from the fertile soils of the Lower Galilee, the area has long been home to some of Palestine's most bountiful agricultural production.

on April 8, 2015
Israel & International Law: The West Bank Wall Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israel & International Law: The West Bank Wall

In June 2002, under the pretext of security, the Israeli government began unilaterally constructing a wall to separate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank from Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and from Israeli settlements built inside the West Bank. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Israel's West Bank Wall.

on April 1, 2015
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