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.

‘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.

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Jabareen, Los Angeles Times

Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens

The Israeli Knesset on Thursday passed into law a bill designed to make a permanent underclass of Palestinian citizens. It threatens to set the country on a course to full-blown Jewish theocracy. The so-called “Jewish nation-state” bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges that Jewish citizens of the state enjoy over its indigenous Palestinian minority, who comprise roughly 20% of the population.

on July 20, 2018
Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens.

on July 19, 2018
As Israeli Bulldozers Circle, a Tiny Village Takes Center Stage in Palestinian Struggle News Roundup
Loveday Morris and Sufian Taha, The Washington Post

As Israeli Bulldozers Circle, a Tiny Village Takes Center Stage in Palestinian Struggle

Growing up herding sheep and goats in the hills east of Jerusalem, Eid Jahalin never expected to find himself one day lobbying in the halls of the U.S. Congress. But that is how the 51-year-old spent last week, as the small cluster of shacks he calls his home village comes under threat of demolition by Israeli bulldozers.

on July 11, 2018
Protests Erupt at Bedouin Village Israel Plans to Demolish News Roundup
Ali Sawafta, Reuters

Protests Erupt at Bedouin Village Israel Plans to Demolish

Palestinian protests broke out on Wednesday at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement.

on July 9, 2018
‘We will still resist’: West Bank Village Digs In As Demolition Looms News Roundup
Ian Lee and Abeer Salman, CNN

‘We will still resist’: West Bank Village Digs In As Demolition Looms

A hair-raising dash across a busy highway is one of two ways of reaching the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. The other is to navigate a rugged and barely passable dirt track.

on July 9, 2018
Israeli Forces Assault Palestinians, Prepare to Demolish Village News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

Israeli Forces Assault Palestinians, Prepare to Demolish Village

At least 35 Palestinians wounded as Israeli forces prepare to demolish the entire Khan al-Ahmar village near Jerusalem.

on July 9, 2018
Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers News Roundup
Mehul Srivastava, Financial Times

Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers

Within weeks, if not days, the Israeli army is planning a complete demolition of the Arab village to make space for the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, the Red Village. “They could come at any time,” said Ahmed Abu Daud, who lives in Khan al Ahmar. “You go to sleep not knowing what will happen tomorrow.”

on July 2, 2018
Israel’s Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Should Spark Horror—and Action Op-Eds & Analysis
Ian S. Lustick, The Nation

Israel’s Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Should Spark Horror—and Action

The barrier enclosing the two million Palestinians “living” in the Gaza Strip is not a border between two countries, as the media have insistently called it. It is a wall erected by Israel to make the suffering of those living inside the Gaza ghetto as invisible as possible to those living outside it.

on May 18, 2018