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.

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
In Opening Its Embassy in Jerusalem, the US Has Slammed the Door on the Peace Process Op-Eds & Analysis
Mustafa Barghouti, The Nation

In Opening Its Embassy in Jerusalem, the US Has Slammed the Door on the Peace Process

Today, amid great official fanfare, the Trump administration will move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the city where I was born, began my medical career, and which, like millions of other Palestinians, I am barred from entering today.

on May 14, 2018
This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time News Roundup
Luna Alqamar, VICE

This Palestinian Brewery Is Resisting Military Occupation, One Beer at a Time

It was the year 2000 and the Second Intifada was underway. It was nearly impossible for people to cross short distances between cities and villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, let alone deliver beer. Yet Palestine’s Taybeh Brewery successfully transported 50-kilogram kegs of beer across military checkpoints on donkeys while an increasingly violent and repressive occupation escalated around them.

on May 9, 2018
Quick Facts: Jerusalem Fact Sheets

Quick Facts: Jerusalem

Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the United Nations and international community have not recognized the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent peace agreement in the region.

on May 4, 2018
For Palestinians, Israeli Permits a Complex Tool of Control News Roundup
Arin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press

For Palestinians, Israeli Permits a Complex Tool of Control

More than 300 Palestinians showed up at an Israeli military base in the West Bank recently, hoping they could win the lifting of security bans that prevent them for entering Israel. But they were also anxious. Talking in small groups, they recounted past experiences where some had been asked to spy on their neighbors in exchange for a permit — a gut-wrenching choice.

on April 30, 2018