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Settlements

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Israel plans to double settlements in Jordan valley George Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli newspaper Yodout Ahranot revealed Friday information about a plan to expand settlements in the Joirdan Valley area. The plan will be submitted to the government for approval next week. 25/6/2005
Dani Ayalon: West Bank Settlements To StayOri Nir - Forward - In an address to a right-wing American Jewish organization, Israel`s ambassador to Washington pledged that his government would not remove any more West Bank settlements after the planned dismantling of four communities in August. 30/6/2005
Settlers on Palestinian TVRonny Shaked and Yigal Walt - Yediot/Ynet - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas encourages newscasters to be more open, professional 30/6/2005
‘Gaza settlements anti-Zionist’Doron Sheffer - Yediot/Ynet - Labor Knesset Member Amir Peretz slams Gaza settlers, Finance Minister Netanyahu 30/6/2005
Extremist settlers evacuated from the Tal yam outpost Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Wednesday evening, Israeli policemen evacuated the Tal Yam outpost, which is an abandoned Palestinian building in al-Mawassi area in Khan Younis, after extremist settlers of the far-right seized it, and barricaded themselves inside.30/6/2005
Israeli plan to build 700 new West Bank homes draws angerMarius Schattner - Metimes - Warning: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) meets Israel`s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his office in Jerusalem on June 19. (Reuters) 21/6/2005
Israel plans to double number of settlers in Jordan ValleyAgence France Presse - "Israel`s agriculture ministry has drawn up plans to double the number of Jewish settlers living in the sparsely-populated Jordan Valley area of the West Bank, a spokesman for the ministry said Friday."24/6/2005
Army to grab 2012 Dunams near Nablus Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli military handed Friday residents of Sabastia, a village north of the West Bank city of Nablus, military orders informing them that the army intends to lay hand on 2012 Dunams of farmlands, near the village. 25/6/2005
Israel to demolish Gaza settlements, plans 700 new West Bank homes Jordan Times - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday secured an Israeli-Palestinian agreement for settler homes to be razed after the Gaza pullout, hailing Israel`s withdrawal as an historic chance for peace. 20/6/2005
Israel, Palestinians agree to demolitionAl Jazeera net - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has secured an agreement from Israel and the Palestinians for settler homes to be razed after the Gaza Strip pullout. 20/6/2005
Harassment in Hares Suraiya - IWPS - On the evening of Friday 17 June 2005, 2 jeeps entered the village of Hares and threw several sound bombs. Soldiers on foot blocked the entrances to the village. An 18-year-old boy was reportedly taken from his home and beaten before being driven away in a military vehicle. 18/6/2005
Israel to build 700 new settler homesAl-Jazeera Net - Illegal West Bank settlements continue to expand: Israel has announced that it will seek tender offers within months for 700 new homes in the occupied West Bank, as furious Palestinians accused the government of trying to change the face of Jerusalem. 19/6/2005
History`s Greatest Reoccuring Hoax: Colonization `For Security Reasons`Rima Merriman - The Jordan Times - In Gaza and north of the West Bank, the Israelis are taking down what should never have been put up in the first place (their illegal settlements), all the while muttering, "they haven`t made us do it; we are doing it on our own". On the West Bank, the Israelis are busy constructing what must in future be taken down. All this with US money and European (tacit) support.16/6/2005
Militant Israelis create settler stronghold to prevent disengagementAmelia Thomas - Middle East Times - Maoz Hayam, Gush Katif, GAZA - Nadia Matar, cofounder of the `grass-roots` militant Zionist organization Women in Green, stands in front of a small group of male supporters, as Mediterranean waves crash to the shore just meters from her Gush Katif caravan. "We have a four-step plan," she says passionately, "to prevent this summer`s expulsion of Jews". 17/6/2005
Settler leaders announce new pullout protest planNadav Shragai and Jonathan Lis - Ha`aretz - The Yesha Council leaders announced at a press conference that at 6 P.M. on June 27 all the supporters of the residents of the 21 settlements in the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank slated for evacuation will stop their cars and stand on the side of the road for 15 minutes "in order to think and contemplate what makes the government uproot 10,000 Jews from their homes."15/6/2005
the Wild West Bank - an Interactive GameAn interactive game, in which players lose with every settlement, old or new left standing or erected. The game also creatively advertises Anti-Occupation Day on June 17. Enjoy!15/6/2005
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20 new families move to Sa-NurRonny Shaked - Ynet News - Northern West Bank settlement slated for evacuation celebrates arrival of newcomers 14/6/2005
A law breaking government IMEMC Staff - An investigation carried out by Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that the majority of the 140 unauthorized settlers’ outposts were subsidized by governmental money, up to NIS 74 million, were built on privately owned Palestinian land and were located under direct directives of army officials. 10/6/2005
Hebron Reflection: On being a neighborRusty Dinkins-Curling - CPTnet - You would think that this would be a difficult question for the people now living in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Tel Rumeida is an ancient Biblical site, thought to be the place of the first capital of King David. Because of this history a group of the most radical Israeli settlers has moved onto the site. These settlers constantly harass the Palestinians who live nearby. 9/6/2005
Illegal settlers received millions in grantsTim Butcher in Jerusalem - The Telegraph News - The scale of Israel`s illegal land grab in the occupied territories was disclosed yesterday when the government`s own investigation found at least £9 million of taxpayers` money was recently used for illegal Jewish outposts. 8/6/2005
AT Tuwani Update 18.5.2005 - 31.5.2005 CPTnet - Periodical report 6/6/2005
Living in South Hebron CPT report 18.5. - 28.5.2005 CPT report - relayed by ISM email 7/6/2005
Israel continues illegal settlement activity Al-Jazeera - Israel didn’t do anything to stop illegal settlement construction in the West Bank since a government-commissioned report demanded an immediate halt to the practice, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper quoted the former state prosecutor as saying. 6/6/2005
Israel plan for new settler homesBBC News Online - Israel has announced plans to build 22 more homes in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. 3/6/2005
Israel plan for new settler homesBBC News Online - Israel has announced plans to build 22 more homes in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. 3/6/2005
Summary of the Opinion Concerning Unauthorized Outposts Talya Sason, Adv. - from the Peace Now website -"The actions described are not a matter of political view. It is a matter of law enforcement, a question of the rule of law. In order to maintain the democratic regime of Israel, urgent measures must be taken to change the reality I have described. It can no longer be accepted. It must be reformed, and I believe you have the power to do so. "2/6/2005
Israel issues tender for 22 plots in settlement East of JerusalemDeutsche Presse-Agentur - "The Israeli Lands Authority issued a tender Thursday for the construction of 22 houses in the West Bank settlement of Ma`aleh Adumim, near Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported. " 3/6/2005
Report: “Settlements kill the Palestinian State” Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & agencies - The National Office for Land Defense reported that settlements spread all over the Palestinian territories are decimating any horizon of a future Palestinian State. 11/6/2005
Hebron Update: 2 - 8 June 2005CPTnet - Hebron - While walking in the area below the Ibrahimi Mosque where Palestinians cross to get to the south side of Hebron from the Old City, Steve Ramer and Donna Hicks noticed that the doors to a house which the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee had been restoring had been welded shut. 12/6/2005
Rice warns Israel over settlement construction The Daily Star staff - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has turned up the pressure on Israel to stop expanding West Bank settlements, cautioning in her recent visit that Washington wouldn`t accept new construction, Israeli officials said. 27/6/2005
Israel settlement building up 83 pct in 1st quarterReuters - JERUSALEM, June 8 (Reuters) - Israel built almost twice as many settler homes in the first quarter of 2005 as in the same 2004 period, despite U.S. calls to stop expanding settlements on occupied land, official figures showed on Wednesday. 8/6/2005
State violating its own laws; unauthorized outposts growing IMEMC & Agencies - Not a thing has changed in the government`s handling of unauthorized settlers’ outposts in the three months since a comprehensive report on the issue was completed, the report`s author, attorney Talia Sasson, said Sunday. 8/6/2005
Hebron settlers damage, burn a store in old city Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Settlers of the Abraham Avinu settlement outpost in Hebron damaged a wall of a store in Hakoret al-Kayyal area in the old city and set it on fire. 8/6/2005
A law breaking government IMEMC Staff - An investigation carried out by Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that the majority of the 140 unauthorized settlers’ outposts were subsidized by governmental money, up to NIS 74 million, were built on privately owned Palestinian land and were located under direct directives of army officials7/6/2005
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