Settlements

Settlements

Israel’s settlement enterprise has had a devastating effect on the lives of ordinary Palestinians living in the occupied territories. Private Palestinian land is frequently expropriated for the building of settlements. Settlements also separate and isolate Palestinian population centers from one another and from the outside world. The presence of settlements, along with Israeli policies implemented under the guise of protecting them, severely restrict the movement of Palestinians, affecting employment, education, access to health care, and the economy.

Amazon accused of bias in West Bank settlements News & Analysis
Ilan Ben Zion and Max Harlow, Financial Times

Amazon accused of bias in West Bank settlements

Amazon offers free shipping to illegal, segregated Jewish-only Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. But Palestinian customers who select their address as the Palestinian Territories are subject to shipping and handling fees upwards of $24.

about 1 week ago
Mosque Burned, Vandalized in East Jerusalem Hate Crime News & Analysis
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Mosque Burned, Vandalized in East Jerusalem Hate Crime

A fire broke out on Friday in a mosque in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, and graffiti was sprayed on the walls of the building. The suspects are Israeli settler extremists.

on January 24, 2020
Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements News & Analysis
Times of Israel

Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements

Trump's apartheid plan will be released soon. The laughable plan, concocted by two corrupt right-wing leaders, is dead on arrival, made without even talking to Palestinians. Netanyahu handed Trump Israeli settlers' wish list--annexation of West Bank settlements built on Palestinian land, control over all of Jerusalem--and Trump signed off on it.

on January 24, 2020
Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces News & Analysis
Bel Trew, The Independent

Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced she plans to conduct an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. However, before the inquiry starts, the prosecutor will wait for the ICC to decide over its jurisdiction in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

on December 20, 2019
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.

on November 22, 2019
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.”

on November 19, 2019
‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs News Roundup
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs

Israeli settlers have taken over dozens of springs in the occupied West Bank, all of them on private Palestinian land, and are keeping the owners away.

on August 30, 2019
Palestine: 2018 in Review Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestine: 2018 in Review

The IMEU offers an overview of notable events and facts and figures in Palestine over the course of 2018, including important political developments and statistics on casualties, home demolitions, and the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements. Photo: Mohammed Talatene / AP Images.

on January 3, 2019
‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law News Roundup
Farah Najjar, Al-Jazeera

‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law

Palestinian legislators in Israel prepare to launch series of events in protest of 'racist' nation-state bill.

on August 3, 2018