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Settlements

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Settlers Inaugurate ‘Tourist Center’ in SilwanAIC/IMEMC - Amalya Dubrovsky - At the inaugural event Israel`s Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, said: “Look around. We are surrounded by Jewish heritage. The archaeologists won’t find a single Palestinian coin here! We have come home.” “The State of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people alone. Only the Jewish people are entitled to national rights between the river and the sea,” she added. The building was confiscated from the Abu Nab family, which had lived there since 1948, when they were expelled from West Jerusalem. [bz]14/8/2018
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Israel officially recognizes colonial settlement outpost built on stolen Palestinian landCeline Hagbard - IMEMC "After initially seizing Palestinian land from four villages “for military purposes” last year, Israeli military authorities transferred the seized land to Israeli civilians in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and is now recognizing the illegal colony ‘Adei Ad’." ca 10/8/2018
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Israel to confiscate Palestinian land near NablusMa`an - Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma`an that the Israeli authorities delivered notices to confiscate about 25 dunams (6.1 acres) of Palestinian-owned land. The land belongs to Hamed Muhammad Hamdan and Moussa Amer Abu Shaib, residents of the village. [bz]7/8/2018
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Journalist Shot during Nablus ConfrontationsIMEMC News & Agencies - "Violent confrontations erupted as hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday night, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, guarded by the Israeli forces and for the purpose of performing Talmudic rituals." ca3/8/2018
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Israeli Army To Demolish Eight Homes In Bethlehem|IMEMC - "...in the al-Walaja village. Local nonviolent activist Ibrahim Awad said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the Jerusalem City Council and the “Civil Administration Office,” invaded the Ein Jweiza area, north of the village, and handed the demolition orders to six families. He added that the soldiers also summoned the owners of the homes for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, south of Bethlehem." - id2/8/2018
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A rotten system, not just rotten applesLibby Lenkinski - +972 - "Settler violence against human rights activists is not the work of a few ‘rotten apples,’ but rather a government-backed strategy that could have dangerous consequences. We should be taking it deathly seriously." - id 2/8/2018
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Israel continues expanding illegal Israeli outposts into SilwanMa`an - The Israeli authorities have allocated millions of shekels for the establishment of a new illegal Israeli settlement project in the Silwan neighborhood, under the name of the Jewish Yemenite Heritage Center, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The center and the committee explained that Israeli authorities claim that the property of Abu Nab, located on a land area of about 700-square-meters, used to be a synagogue in the 19th century for the Jews of Yemen and they demanded evacuation of the property since 2004. (...) Yemeni Jews lived in the Silwan neighborhood as refugees for a period not longer than 50 years, where they were welcomed by Palestinian residents, contrary to the Western Jews who refused to live side by side. [bz]30/7/2018
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Lieberman Decides To Expand “Adam” Illegal ColonyIMEMC News - "Following the fatal stabbing incident in Geva Binyamin “Adam” illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands, southeast of Ramallah in central West Bank, Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman decided to approve the construction of 400 new units to expand the colony...Lieberman’s fast decision came just hours after an Israeli colonialist settler, identified as Yotam Ovadia, 31, was killed in a stabbing incident carried out by Mohammad Tareq dar Yousef, 17, who allegedly managed to climb over the fence into the illegal settlement, and stabbed three people before he was shot and killed." ca 27/7/2018
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Report: Israeli gov’t reduces conditions for bearing machine guns by settlersMadeeha Araj - PNN - "In another context, the Kafr El-Deek village, buldozing works is being made to expand the settlement of Eli Zahav, which is experiencing unprecedented settlement growth. The Planning Council of the Civil Administration has also approved the construction of 1500 new settlement units including number of units in the settlement of “Eli Zahav. On the other hand, the Israeli government tends to reduce the conditions for obtaining guns for settlers living around the separation wall, bringing the number of settlers, who hold machine guns to about 200,000 settlers." 0 id18/7/2018
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Birthright walk-offs get a taste of settler violence in HebronMairav Zonszein - +972 - "Eight Birthright participants who walked off of their trip earlier this week to learn about the occupation were on a tour with Breaking the Silence when settlers began harassing them, culminating with paint thrown on their guide’s head." - id 18/7/2018
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July 5, 2018: Susya. Post by David ShulmanMARGARET OLIN - Touching Photographs - So there is the Big Destruction, the one everyone in Susya and in al-Khan al-Ahmar knows will happen, the one everyone fears, and there are the Little Destructions along the way, the tremors that presage what is to come, as if the army were testing the water. ‘Azzam Nawajeh, whose home is on the demolition list, says he wishes they would do the big one already; waiting day after day, for many months, in the certainty that they will come, is torture enough. This morning we thought it was happening, but in the end what we saw were two Little Destructions. They were awful.-rh11/7/2018
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Speaker at Israeli gov’t conference promotes genocide against Arabs and non-JewsJonathan Ofir - Mondoweiss - On the stage was an aging terrorist, Moshe Zar, a former founding member of the Jewish-terrorist movement “Jewish Underground” (in 1980’s), who said the following: “I am known for saying ‘Build a house, it’s like you wiped out a hundred Arabs. Build a settlement, it’s like you wiped out tens of thousands of goyim [‘non-Jews’]’. That’s the truth”. His words were applauded by a considerable number of the public, including the settler standing beside him, Yael Shevach, the widow of rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was murdered in January on a road in the occupied West Bank outside the settlement he lived in. Israeli journalist David Sheen has provided the video with subtitles here. -The immediate context within the conference was about settlement in “Judea, Samaria and Gaza”. After a video was screened, Zar told about an attack that had occurred in a settlement and said that construction of the settlements is “our sweet revenge”. “Our revenge, the revenge of all of us, will be only in the settlement of Eretz Israel” [the land of Israel]. -rh11/7/2018
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Bulldozing Palestine, one village at a time : Israel wants the village of Khan al-Ahmar razed to the ground to cut off Jerusalem from the West Bank.Mariam Barghouti - Aljazeera - Khan al-Ahmar, a village of 180 people, is about 15km northeast of Jerusalem and falls within what is known as Area C of the occupied West Bank, as defined by the Oslo Accords. The area has been inundated with more than 300,000 Israelis living in 125 illegal settlements and is under Israeli administrative control. Under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authorities was supposed to take over administering the area, but, of course, Israel never let that happen.-rh11/7/2018
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Obama was shocked — shocked — to find that settlements were eating the West Bank!Jonathan Ofir - Mondoweiss - So maybe it really is time for simple people, those who do view ‘disappearing Palestine’ maps, to take action where politicians fail to act and fail to see. Palestine is really disappearing. It’s a genocidal pattern, and you’re seeing it happen in real time.-rh11/7/2018
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Settler Attacks on the Rise in Hebron’s Tel RumeidaAlternative Information Center - IMEMC - "On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the well-known extremist settler Baroch Marzel set up a tent in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of downtown of Hebron. The tent was next to the home of Radi Abu Aysha. Other settlers came to the tent in support of Marzel, causing nearby Palestinians to be unable to leave their houses. Israeli forces removed the tents and the settlers left the area that night. That same day in Tel Rumeida, settlers physically assaulted resident Abed Nidal al-Fakhouri. Israeli forces arrived at the scene of the attack and assaulted al-Fakhouri and then detained him." - id 11/7/2018
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Jerusalem demo against the destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar 10/7/2018
`Wherever soldiers march no wild weeds ever grow again`
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Daphne Banai/Machsomwatch - Don`t Say We Didn`t Know - "Every time we were evicted, the soldiers drove behind us, leading us as if we were sheep, without a drop of human compassion. We were in such a hurry that we forgot to take along any food and drink. I am a mother of seven small children. I have a child suffering from Downs Syndrome and a baby under one-month of age. Outdoors here it is either extremely cold or extremely hot, what are we supposed to do? [bz] 3/7/2018
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