Tagged: West Bank Wall

How Israel Keeps Palestinians Off a Third of All West Bank Land News Roundup
Amos Harel, Haaretz

How Israel Keeps Palestinians Off a Third of All West Bank Land

Once in a while, the question of the occupation still creates headlines in Israel. A young Palestinian woman, modestly robed from head to toe, is shot and killed by a soldier at a Hebron checkpoint because she may have been carrying a knife (the photos from the Palestinian side show one story; the Israel Defense Forces spokesman tells a different one); yet another Jewish settlement is being built in East or North Jerusalem, to a chorus of condemnation from the world.

on September 25, 2015
PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land News Roundup
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PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land

Since Israeli started building its separation barrier in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers living along the fence have been cut off from their agricultural lands. When Israel started building its separation wall and fence through the West Bank over a decade ago, the route it chose cut many Palestinian farmers off from their lands.

on May 19, 2015
Relatively Mild Indictments Likely for Soldiers Who Killed Palestinian Teen News Roundup
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
In Four Loops, Marathon Conveys Palestinian Constraints News Roundup
Diaa Hadid, The New York Times

In Four Loops, Marathon Conveys Palestinian Constraints

The runners looped four times through this city, following a route that took them from the Church of the Nativity, traditionally considered Christ’s birthplace, down Bethlehem’s main avenue and alongside Israel’s looming separation barrier, scrawled with graffiti and blackened from hurled projectiles.

on April 1, 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
Palestine Marathon highlights race for recognition News Roundup
Oren Liebermann, CNN

Palestine Marathon highlights race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important. "I'm running in the Holy Land," Jamaani smiles. "I'm running in Palestine." More than 3,000 runners came to the West Bank for the Palestine Marathon on Friday. For Jamaani, this isn't just a race for time. It is a run for recognition.

on March 30, 2015
Runners ‘hit the wall’ in third Palestine Marathon News Roundup
Haaretz

Runners ‘hit the wall’ in third Palestine Marathon

Some 3,000 Palestinian runners and foreign rivals turned out for the third Palestine Marathon on Friday, with the race won by Nader al-Masri of Gaza, who said he normally trains “between the rubble of destroyed homes.” This year 46 runners from the Gaza Strip took part in the race in the Bethlehem area. The athletes ran two laps of the same route because the organizers couldn’t find 42 kilometers (26 miles) of uninterrupted road under the control of the Palestinian Authority, they said.

on March 29, 2015
Palestinian activist fined for West Bank protest News Roundup
Yahoo! News/AFP

Palestinian activist fined for West Bank protest

An Israeli military court on Monday handed a prominent Palestinian activist a four-month suspended sentence for "interfering" with the work of the army in the West Bank, he told AFP. Abdullah Abu Rahma has been repeatedly arrested by the Israeli military for organising weekly demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier in the village of Bilin.

on February 23, 2015
Palestinians in East Jerusalem go 10 months without water News Roundup
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Palestinians in East Jerusalem go 10 months without water

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in East Jerusalem have been cut off from a regular supply of running water for nearly a year due to to their location beyond Israel’s separation barrier. Despite their location within the boundaries of Israel’s self-declared capital, the neighborhoods of Ras Shehada, Ras Khamis, Dahyat A’salam and the Shuafat Refugee Camp have been suffering from a severe water crisis since last March, when residents went three weeks without any water supply.

on January 18, 2015
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