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Let`s go to the West BankNina Mayorek - MachsomWatch - (PDF file, 1.58MB) - a short introduction to the Occupation. Presented during a recent tour with "Partners for Peace" - `The chief obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians are the West Bank settlements: 145 permanent settlements and 105 outposts, all of which are illegal according to international law. It is important to add that the settlement enterprise continues now, in these days, at an accelerated rate. Settlements preempt the possibility of a two state solution. `1/7/2006
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Let`s go to the West BankNina Mayorek - MachsomWatch - (as above, in the form of PowerPoint presentation, 9.39MB). 30/6/2006
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Children on their way to school in Nazlat-Issa Photo by Vera Reider. 1/4/2006
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Olmert will converge; the occupation will continueMenachem Klein - Ynet - Unilateral withdrawal will create a border three times as long, convert every soldier into a target for guerrilla war and will not put an end to the occupation 1/4/2006
Link to the photo gallery of checkpoints, by MachsomWatchPhotographs from Endless Checkpoints, a recently opened photography exhibition in Tel Aviv. [Click the arrow at the bottom to see additional sets of photographs] 9/3/2006
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B`tselem`s new video: Lethal Ambiguity (recommended reading!)Btselem - In a new video, B`Tselem presents testimonies of soldiers relating to the Open-Fire Regulations [OFR]. The testimonies show that soldiers receive ambiguous orders on when they are to use their weapons, which has led in many cases to unnecessary gunfire and the loss of life. 7/3/2006
Choked Passages to Frustration Greg Myre - New York Times - reports on rising tensions at border crossings in Gaza. Link to a multimedia report.4/3/2006
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Summary of Statistics for 2005 B`tselem - B`Tselem recently published a summary of its statistics for 2005.- KILLED IN 2005: 197 PALESTINIANS AND 50 ISRAELIS - THOUSANDS OF OLIVE TREES CUT DOWN IN THE WEST BANK - SUSPICION: BARRIER BEING USED TO TAKE CONTROL OF PRIVATE LAND - B`TSELEM`S INTERVENTION STOPS MALTREATMENT OF PALESTINIAN FAMILY 16/1/2006
Palestinian children protest checkpointsAljazeera image from Hebron1/12/2005
UNRWA - Special Report: -`No Improvement has been Noted in OPT` UNRWA - WAFA - The first six months of 2005 have borne witness to a welcome decrease in deaths and injuries on both sides of the conflict and an end to the widespread practice of home demolitions in Gaza. However, no improvement has been noted, or is forecast in the short-term, in the macro-economic indicators in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). 14/10/2005
Banksy vs. The West Bank "Guerilla" artist Banksy has decorated the Annexation Wall with satirical images of life on the other side. Link to the photos12/8/2005
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Report from Khirbet TanaBy Nina Mayorek - MachsomWatch. On the recent destruction of a Palestinian village of Khirbet Tana. (pdf file,1.1 MB) 4/8/2005
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Report from Khirbet TanaBy Nina Mayorek - MachsomWatch. On the recent destruction of a Palestinian village of Khirbet Tana. (ppt file,1.57 MB) 3/8/2005
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Rafah 2005 Dinarzhade - The view of the shattered city of Raffah after the recent Israeli incursion and massive destruction. 1/8/2005
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CPT exhibit of settler graffiti on Arab homes and public walls in HebronYou will not see these images on CNN or in the NYT. If such grafitti had turned up on a synagogue, it would make the top headlines. Yes, you will find some similarly ugly sentiments among Arabs. But the people who did these writings ("Arabs to the Gas Chambers!") know they enjoy impunity from the Israeli law, protection of the Israeli army and lavish funding and support of the State of Israel.24/7/2005
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Destruction of Abu Ghnaim in PicturesLink to ARIJ - how a wooded mointain near Jerusalem was converted to a settlement21/7/2005
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An Excellent Presentation of the Annexation Wall PENGON - The Palestinian Environmental NGO`s Network20/7/2005
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Yanun - a village under siegeMaia Carter Hallward - a presentation on the besieged village of Yanun. "The village is surrounded on all sides by outposts from the Itamar settlement..Settlers prevent the Palestinian farmers from farming or grazing their sheep on the hills belonging to the villagers. The settlers attack those seeking to access their land, and use Yanun for their own farming purposes." Also, some quotes from the Itamar`s website 19/7/2005
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What one has to see ....Photo by 14/7/2005
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Visit HebronBy Nina Mayorek, Machsom-Watch. Images from the besieged city of Hebron."Along the road leading to the Tomb, there are Palestinian houses with all shops closed. The closed doors of Palestinian houses were `decorated` by disgusting graffiti written in Hebrew, see examples below, with translation. "13/7/2005
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Installee en Palestine depuis le 17 decembre 2004, je veux partager via la foto ce qu`il m`est donne a voir ici sur place ...By Luciechristinee - photo albums of the Occupation30/6/2005
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The Gaza "pull-out"Eyyal Dor-Ofer25/5/2005
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The Separation WallEyyal Dor-Ofer25/5/2005
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Purim in HebronEyyal Dor-Ofer - The Settlers celebrate while Palestiniam citizens are under total Curfew25/5/2005
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Deir Ballut: Occupation Forces Begin Bulldozing Village Lands for Apartheid Wall’s Construction Deir Ballut: Occupation Forces Begin Bulldozing Village Lands for Apartheid Wall’s Construction - Palestinians Resist Latest Wave of Ghettoization. Work on the Apartheid Wall here began in June 2004. Sustained popular resistance from Deir Ballut and Zawiya villagers began at the same time as the building of the Wall with daily demonstrations by huge numbers of people from the villages. Eventually, the number of people who were being seriously injured, and the sheer resilience of the people of Deir Ballut forced the Occupation Forces to stop work on the Apartheid Wall for six consecutive months. Occupation Forces returned briefly in December to resume bulldozing with new maps for the Apartheid Wall which they claimed contained “modifications” (see map). 16/5/2005
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The Ghettoization of Bethlehem: Destroying Palestinian Land, Life and HistoryOccupation Forces seal off the main road through Bethlehem as they construct the Wall through the heart of the city. Homes and shops along the streets surrounding Rachel’s Tomb/Bilal Mosque have been forcibly evacuated during the construction which will annex 28 dunums from the city. Occupation Forces deploy Caterpillar machinery and teams of “technical” experts on a daily basis to level, destroy and raze Bethlehem for the Wall. Palestinian land is being annexed to Israel to make a car park for Rachel’s Tomb/Bilal Mosque, an area now inaccessible to Palestinians and stolen for the expansion of the Occupation. 16/5/2005
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Deir Sharaf villagers resist toxic practices of IsraelThe village of Deir Sharaf demonstrates against the dumping of waste in their village. Occupation Forces confiscated a quarry belonging to the Abu Shusha family during an attack on this area in April 2002. Since then they have used it, often under the cover of night, to dump waste from the Kedumim settlement and a nearby Israeli industrial zone. It poses an enormous health hazard to the 3000 inhabitants of Dair Sharaf, as well as the communities throughout the Nablus district who rely on water supplies irrigated in this area.16/5/2005
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The Appartheid Wall and the Ghettoization of A`Ram near JerusalemCredit: PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. Date: September 16th, 2004. The Apartheid Wall through Ar Ram runs in the middle of the main Jerusalem-Ramallah road, separating the two sides of the street. The Wall in Ar Ram will place sixty thousand people in a hanging ghetto, linked to Ramallah by either a bridge or a tunnel, separating the residents from Jerusalem. 16/5/2005
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Photostory: Nablus`Old CityThe West Bank city of Nablus has historically boasted itself as the commercial and business center of Palestine. The West Bank`s largest city, it dates back some 4,500 years. However, Nablus` economy, cultural heritage, and population have come under attack during the past four years of Israeli violence. Its Old City walls have acquired a new layer of history in the political graffiti and martyr posters honoring the scores of mostly young men from Nablus who have committed suicide bombings or, far more frequently, were killed by Israeli violence. 12/5/2005
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Demolition of Bedouin ShacksNovember the 29th, 2004 the Israeli authorities destroyed the homes of six Jahalin Bedouin families on Azariah.10/5/2005
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Checkpoint RealityPalestine Redcrescent Society presents a series of checkpoint pictures23/4/2005
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Facing the destruction of the Palestinian agriculture by settlers, and trying to assist the Palestinian farmersBy Beny Gefen, an Israeli peace activist17/4/2005
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The Wall weaving through JerusalemLink to Stop the Wall13/4/2005
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Living with the WallLink to Stop the Wall13/4/2005
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Barbed Wire Ripping through Palestinian CommunitiesLink to Stop The Wall13/4/2005
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House of Slameh Shkerat - Dec 6 2004Jabal El-Mukaber, Jerusalem13/4/2005
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Obstacles to PeaceMarcus Cuel - The Palestine Monitor - No Comment: Israeli Army clashes with Palestinian Police in the Old City of Hebron - March 2005 11/4/2005
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Settlers celebrate while Palestinians are under curfewLink to photo gallery by Eyal Dor-Ofer - Israeli settlers, some in fancy dress, were escorted by Israeli soldiers past Palestinian homes on their way to the Cave of the Patriarchs during Purim festivities March 27, 2005 in the West Bank town of Hebron. For Palestinians, Purim meant curfew.27/3/2005
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Link to "Stop caging Qalqilia", an excellent presentation abour the WallPresented by Ma`rouf Zahran, the mayor of Qalqilya24/3/2005
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Qalandia checkpoint Link to photos by Tamar Goldschmidt, MachsomWatch6/10/2004
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The The Wall around Qalqilia - Photo showPalestine Monitor - Link 1/7/2004
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