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.

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.

about 2 weeks ago
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.”

about 3 weeks ago
‘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
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