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Illegal Settlement Activities: Expansion of Settlements and Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilians and Property From the weekly report of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 19 - 25 May 2005 26/5/2005
"Leftist alert"Nina M - Mahsomwatch - still more evidence of the impunity enjoyed by settlers31/5/2005
Jewish settlers seize more Palestinian land Aljazeera - Witnesses and Palestinian sources reported that Jewish settlers started Thursday morning bulldozing Palestinian land in the area of Nis near the village of Khader to the West of Bethlehem. 20/5/2005
Eight internationals and a Palestinian family attacked in Hebron.Sarah - ISM - Hebron is like no other city in the West Bank. The settlers have illegally established themselves and their homes within the boundary of the Palestinian city. This inevitably creates tension and hostility, quite often to the detriment of Palestinian community. 24/5/2005
CPT exhibit of settler graffiti on Arab homes and public walls in Hebron You 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.24/5/2005
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Israeli military, police and settlers prevent Palestinians from grazing sheep and goatsKristin Anderson - CPTnet Hebron - TUWANI - On Thursday, 19 May 2005, Israeli military, police and settlers prevented Palestinians from Jawiyya, a small village in the south Hebron Hills, from grazing their sheep and goats. 21/5/2005
Musing / Tuning ForkMichael Fox - Ha`aretz - The songs of the anti-disengagement protesters are of an exclusively religious nature. They speak of our entitlement to the entire Land of Israel; they long for the restoration of the Temple and the sacrificial cult. A recent article in Haaretz by Yair Sheleg reports on a new phenomenon among the national religious: songs of vengeance - Samson`s prayer for revenge on the Philistines, the killing by Moses of the Egyptian slave-driver. Love is out; hate is in.20/5/2005
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Hebron: Settlers attack and wound four residents , 3 women and one 11 years oldSaed Bannoura - IMEMC&Agencies - Several incidents of settlers attacking and injuring Palestinian residents in the past 24 hours in Tel Rumeida; 70 years old woman beaten and hospitalized. 19/5/2005
Trees uprooted, farmlands bulldozed near Bethlehem by Israeli SettlersSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & agencies - Israeli soldiers and settler groups intensified their attacks against farmlands which belong to residents of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, in order to annex the lands to neighboring settlements. A senior official of the Israeli ‘Civil Administration Office” in Gush Atzion claimed that the settlers are acting on their own without any authorization from the army. 20/5/2005
Occupation Forces Confiscate Another 770 Dunums of West Bethlehem Land: 22,000 Palestinians Ghettoized between Walls and ColoniesStop The Wall Campagin - Palestinians in the western areas of Bethlehem district have received new confiscation orders amounting to 770 dunums of land, taken for the Apartheid Wall and the expansion of the colonies in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. Villages throughout this area are being ghettoized between two Apartheid Walls - one to be constructed close to the Green Line and the other currently being constructed cutting immediately west to the city of Bethlehem. 16/5/2005
Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilian and Property Excerpt from the the Weekly Report of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights for the week 5-11.5.05 14/5/2005
Hebron Palestinian families in crisis: settlers escalate violence in Tel RumedaCPT - Hebron - Palestinian families in Hebron who live near the Tel Rumeida settlement are in a crisis situation. Tel Rumeida settlers have escalated their violence and harassment of Palestinians over the last two months, as a proposed new settler road (in violation of the Road Map and Hebron Protocols), will further encircle Palestinian homes and expand the settlement. 13/5/2005
Mofaz: Gaza plan `to save W Bank` BBC - "Mr Mofaz said the pullout would allow Israel to keep hold of its large West Bank settlements - which are viewed as illegal under international law - extending its future borders deep into Palestinian territory. ... `In fact, the settlers of [the West Bank] and Gaza will be able to say in years to come that they helped establish the eastern frontiers of the state of Israel,` he told"12/5/2005
At- Tuwaini update: 2 - 9 May 2005CPTnet - Daily update of the situatiin in At-Tuwaini13/5/2005
Israel to start linking largest settlement to Jerusalem in June:Agence France Presse - Work is to begin next month on a section of Israel`s controversial separation barrier which will link the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank to Jerusalem, a newspaper reported Monday. 16/5/2005
HEBRON: Israeli settlers escalate violence against Palestinians at Tel Rumeda CPTnet - Palestinian families in Hebron who live near the Tel Rumeida settlement are in a crisis situation. Settler attacks against these families include harassment and stoning of Palestinian children on their way to school, blocking access to Qurtuba girl`s school, stoning and vandalism of homes as well as other types of assault. 11/5/2005
Hebron Urgent Call for Action: Oppose proposed settler road to Tel RumeidaCPT Hebron - An Israeli military order threatens to confiscate more Palestinian land,further restrict Palestinian families` lives, and pave a road through a Muslim cemetery to Tel Rumeida, the oldest part of the city of Hebron. The small Israeli settlement in Tel Rumeida consists of a few houses, close to Palestinian neighbors who suffer constant harassment from Israeli settlers and soldiers. 11/5/2005
Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilian and PropertyPCHR report - Israeli settlers living in the OPT in violation of international humanitarian law have launched a series of attacks against Palestinian civilians and property. IOF have continued to confiscate areas of Palestinian land for settlement activities.10/5/2005
From US NGOs to settlers IMEMC Staff - According to Israeli news website Ynet, U.S. non-profit organizations have been funneling millions of US dollars to West Bank and Gaza Strip Jewish settlements. 9/5/2005
Video portraying Security forces` agression against the peaceceful demonstrators in Bil`in, 28.4.2005 Imad Brand, Shai Polak, Yoni Polak - Special - undercover - forces and regular army brutally attack Palestinian and Israeli non-violent activists, shooting tear gas and ammunition at unarmed people 8/5/2005
Settlers attack Palestinians, wound one IMEMC Staff - Two settlers from Halamish in the West Bank attacked Friday Palestinians who attempted to prevent them from uprooting olive tree. 6/5/2005
Army bulldozes farmlands near Hebron IMEMC and Agencies - A local source in the village of al-Sammoa’ near Hebron reported that military bulldozers uprooted farmlands located between al-Radeem, Ghwein al-Tihta, and Ghwein al-Foqa areas south of Hebron. 8/5/2005
About Hebron - Facts and figuresTIPH - Temporary International Presence in Hebron - Go to the appropriate link on the left side8/5/2005
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Sharon`s minimum solutionCharmaine Seitz - Palestine Report - About one year ago, the Israeli settlement industry appeared to gain new life. "Much better than Jerusalem!" proclaims a sign advertising housing in New Adam, which lies just three kilometers from Pisgat Zeev and on Ramallah`s eastern shoulder. "Cottages and a garden for the price of an apartment." 6/5/2005
Hebron: Settler riots stop diplomatic tour; Army declares tour area closedDianne Roe - CPTnet - Thursday morning, 6 May, while preparing to join a diplomatic tour of Tel Rumeida, organized by Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC),* members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) learned of intense Israeli settler activity near Qurtuba School at the base of Tel Rumeida. 7/5/2005
Sharon`s minimum solutionCharmaine Seitz - Palestine Report - "About one year ago, the Israeli settlement industry appeared to gain new life. "Much better than Jerusalem!" proclaims a sign advertising housing in New Adam, which lies just three kilometers from Pisgat Zeev and on Ramallah`s eastern shoulder. "Cottages and a garden for the price of an apartment."" 7/5/2005
Settlers renew their attacks in Hebron IMEMC and Agencies - An extremist settlers group of the Ramat Yeshai illegal outpost in Hebron attacked a group of residents in Tal Rmeida neighborhood, and hurled stones and empty bottles at dozens of homes. 4/5/2005
Police suspects Yitzhar shooting a manslaughter, not a terror attack IMEMC & Agencies - Six months after Boaz Albert, the deputy chief of security at Yitzhar settlement, shot to death Palestinian teen Salman al-Safdie, police believes the incident to be a case of manslaughter, if not murder. 4/5/2005
Expansion of Settlement - is not disengagementISM News Release- Contrary to the agreements between Sharon and the Bush administration, and under the guise of the disengagement from Gaza - thousands of new housing units are being built in settlement through out the OPT. 4/5/2005
Tour of Historical Sites Threatened with Demolition in Hebron`s Hebron Rehabilitation Committee - HRC invites you to visit the site of Tel Rumaida, in the Old City of Hebron, Thursday, the5th of May. This Historical site is under a risk of destruction by the Israeli Army. 4/5/2005
Israel`s `Mr. TV` Faults Settlements in DocumentarySteven Erlanger - The New York Times - For nearly 40 years, Haim Yavin, 72, has been the calm, objective face of Israeli news, the anchor of Channel 1`s broadcast since the founding of Israeli television in 1968. "Mr. TV," is about to deliver a documentary about Israel`s settlements in the West Bank that is pessimistic, angry and intensely personal. 31/5/2005
Settlement college to become a universityReuven Kaminer - according to Maariv, the Israeli government plans to convert the "College of Judea and Samaria" in Ariel into a university, in order to intensify Jewish colonization of the West Bank1/5/2005
Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilian and Property PCHR - Weekly report - Israeli settlers living in the OPT in violation of international humanitarian law have launched a series of attacks against Palestinian civilians and property. IOF have continued to confiscate areas of Palestinian land for settlement activities. 19/5/2005
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