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.

Village Demolition Based on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Plan News Roundup
Farah Najjar, Al Jazeera

Village Demolition Based on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Plan

In the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, residents say the closing of an investigation into the killing of Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan is evidence of a wider strategy to drive residents out of the rural community.

about 3 days ago
Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian Home Without Warrant in Occupied Hebron News Roundup
International Solidarity Movement

Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian Home Without Warrant in Occupied Hebron

On August 9th Israeli occupation forces invaded a home in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). The soldiers came in the early hours at 01 am and stayed inside the house for three and a half hours until they left at around 04:30 am.

about 3 days ago
Watch: Israel’s Secret Blacklists of BDS Supporters News Roundup
Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada

Watch: Israel’s Secret Blacklists of BDS Supporters

Israel has started compiling and disseminating secretive blacklists of overseas supporters of BDS, the Palestinian-led boycott divestment and sanctions movement. I told The Real News’ Sharmini Peries about this recent phenomenon, how we know about it, and why it amounts to a “covert campaign” against BDS.

about 4 days ago
Bay Area Stands with Reem’s Bakery in Face of Pro-Israel Attacks News Roundup
Carol Sanders, Mondoweiss

Bay Area Stands with Reem’s Bakery in Face of Pro-Israel Attacks

It is a familiar scenario. Somewhere in a Bay Area community space, a Palestinian voice rises and is heard. That voice defies a rigidly enforced popular narrative that casts the mighty state of Israel as the victim and demonizes those it has dispossessed.

about 1 week ago
Another Democratic Congressman Drops Support for Controversial anti-BDS… News Roundup
Amir Tibon, Haaretz

Another Democratic Congressman Drops Support for Controversial anti-BDS…

Another Democratic member of Congress announced over the weekend that he would withdraw his support from the controversial "Israel Anti-Boycott Act" over concerns that it could harm free speech by potentially imposing penalties on American citizens for supporting boycotts...

about 1 week ago
Rubber Bullets, and Tear Gas — How Israel’s Non-Lethal Munitions Can Kill News Roundup
Sheren Khalel, Mondoweiss

Rubber Bullets, and Tear Gas — How Israel’s Non-Lethal Munitions Can Kill

It was the middle of a cold October night in 2015 when an Israeli army jeep came driving through Aida refugee camp blaring a message through its loudspeaker. “People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation forces,” the message began in Arabic. “If you throw stones, we will hit you with gas until you all die.

about 1 week ago
The Wall of Insanity Op-Eds & Analysis
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

The Wall of Insanity

The next time a cap gun is fired or a toy balloon is launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip, the army will start building a steel dome over the Strip to prevent it. The ceiling will also cut off the territory from the sky.

about 2 weeks ago
So Ordered the Israeli Army: The Trumpeter and Violinist Can’t Leave Gaza for the West Bank News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

So Ordered the Israeli Army: The Trumpeter and Violinist Can’t Leave Gaza for the West Bank

The youth orchestra was invited to give several concerts at home and abroad, in addition to its participation in an international enrichment workshop. Think about the children’s excitement in anticipation of the trip, and the opportunity to enrich their experience and to learn.

about 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced she opposes the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. “I think the boycott is wrong, but I think outlawing protected free speech activity violates our basic constitutional rights,” Warren told constituents in Massachusetts on Friday. Jewish Voice...

about 2 weeks ago