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The situation in Hebron following the evacuation order from the Israeli High CourtAlternative Information Center (AIC) - Tensions in Hebron have grown significantly since elapse of the 16 November Israeli High Court deadline for evacuation of Jewish settlers from the al-Rajabi family home in the city. 30/11/2008
Settlers injure ten Palestinians as they continue to riot in HebronInternational Solidarity Movement - At around 10am, 29th November, Palestinians living between the occupied Rajabi house and the settlement Kiryat Arba in Hebron were attacked by a group of up to 300 settlers and were again attacked at 2:30 pm. The settlers were throwing stones at Palestinians and their houses.30/11/2008
Israeli court rebukes state over illegal outpostsJoshua Mitnick - Yahoo News - Israeli High Court justices have sided with Palestinians who own the land at Migron. Their lawyers argued that the deal allows the government to avoid evacuation during the minimum three years it could take to build new homes.30/11/2008
Teens vandalize Palestinian property in HebronEfrat Weiss - Ynet - Settler youths smash windows, puncture tires, spray graffiti in Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron. Border Guard vehicle also damaged. Meanwhile, court rejects appeal to ban extreme rightist Noam Federman`s entrance to West Bank.26/11/2008
A sad letter, from an Israeli peace activistBy Beny Gefen -"Last Friday we, 15 Israelis, came to Burin, a Palestinian village. 3000 people live there and they live mainly of the olive orchards, part of them hundreds years old. To their bad luck 2 groups of messianic-lunatic-evil Jews had settled on their land and near it. These `neighbors`, by the name of God, torture the locals, cut their trees and burn them.. In the last 6 months they burnt about 3000 trees and previously about 7000. We came after coordination with the military to begin pruning the burnt trees .In spite of the early coordination the army drove out the owners of the orchards and us"22/11/2008
Tent of expelled Jerusalem Palestinian family torn downAgence France Presse (AFP) - The saga started with the turbulent creation of the Jewish state in 1948, when the family fled Israel to east Jerusalem, which was then under Jordanian control. Eight years later, they and 27 other families were given houses by UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. But in 1967, Israel captured east Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, eventually annexing it in defiance of international law. A Jewish organisation later registered under its name the title to three hectares (nearly seven acres) of land on which the house sits, and 10 Jewish families eventually moved into the neighbourhood. The Kurd family says the 19th century Ottoman document on which the title is based is a fake.20/11/2008
Palestinians petition Supreme Court against Amona settlement outpostAviad Glickman - Y-Net - The Yesh Din organization demands evacuation of West Bank outpost, claims Amona built on Palestinian private property; says authorities do nothing to prevent settlers` invasion on their land 25/11/2008
Barak: Migron settlers can stay several years more on illegally seized private Palestinian land Dan Izenberg/Tovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - The state tells the Supreme Court that the Migron settlement was illegally established on privately-owned Palestinian land and must be removed, but that Defence Minster Barak made a deal with the settlers allowing them to stay on "for some more years" and to build for an alternative settlement in another West Bank location. Adv. Michael Sfard, on behalf of Peace Now, asks the judges to reject the deal and order an immediate removal of the settlers. 25/11/2008
We`ll go to war over Hebron house, warn settlersEfrat Weiss - Ynet - Right-wing activists say they have no intention of complying with High Court ruling they must evacuate disputed property, agree on series of measures to counter expected forced evacuation. Extremists Marzel, Federman vow settlers will fight, pledge `Greater Israel will be realized`17/11/2008
No reprieve from settler violence in sight Paul Adrian Raymond - EI - The Dana family lives directly next to the "security barrier," a fence/wall being built by the Israeli government supposedly to protect its citizens from attacks by Palestinian militants. Ironically, during the night`s disturbances, the settlers had broken down several sections of the fence so that they could better attack the Dana house.11/11/2008
Did Norway`s FM compare settlers to Nazis?Yael Levy - Y-Net - Norwegian FM Jonas Gahr Støre denies that he made such a comparison in his new book, `To Make a Difference`, saying there `are other historical examples`. He did mention that on his visit to Hebron he saw Palestinian shops looted by settlers, bearing the graffiti "Arabs to the Gas Chambers". 11/11/2008
Israeli Intelligence Warns of Settler UprisingCHERRIE HEYWOOD - Middle East Times - Furthermore, many Israeli police and soldiers are sympathetic with the plight of the settlers. Many of them have failed to intervene in attacks on Palestinians, while others have been caught on film actually aiding and abetting the settlers in these attacks. So while the Israeli government talks big about taking action against the settlers it remains to be seen whether this in fact will take place. 6/11/2008
Britain to crack down on exports from Israeli settlementsDonald Macintyre - Independent - ""It`s wrong for goods to be stocked in British shops where consumers do not know the conditions or legality under which they were produced."" 5/11/2008
Deputy PM Haim Ramon uses the term "Apartheid" for West Bank settlementsAgence France Presse (AFP)/The Daily Star - In the past, Ramon himself had been an initiator and prime mover in the creation of the "Separation Wall", often called "Apartheid Wall". (Ed.)4/11/2008
Fire in Hebron: Rightists burn Palestinian flag / Settlers attack Palestinian home in HebronAli Waked - YNET -Tensions high in Hebron: Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel and several associates burn, trample on Palestinian flag in West Bank town of Hebron, proceed to threaten Palestinian residents / Arab family reports settlers hurling rocks and bottles at home near illegal `Federman Farm` outpost; settlers say they were provoked by left-wing activists 3/11/2008
Britain to crack down on exports from Israeli settlementsDonald Macintyre - The Independent - "The initiative is the strongest sign yet of deepening official frustration in Whitehall at Israel`s persistent flouting of international exhortations to halt the construction of settlements"3/11/2008
Right actions for the wrong reasons: Israeli Defense Minister Barak recommends penalties against settler incitement and violence Bryan Atinsky - Alternative Information Center - What has suddenly sparked Barak’s concern for state action against the settlers is not the ongoing violence and human rights abuses they commit against Palestinian civilians. On the contrary, Barak only proposes these penalties against settlers who have verbally or physically attacked Israeli soldiers or police officers.2/11/2008
Enough alreadyJosh Freedman Berthoud - The Guardian - "Ehud Barak is trying to make the Israeli government seem tough on settler extremism, when it is anything but"1/11/2008
Then Israel shall dwell in safetyIlana Hammerman - " HEBRON It`s Simhat Torah, 5769. A small Jewish boy runs alone down Shuhada Street. His hair is fair and curly, his gleaming white shirt billowing with the ritual fringes of the prayer shawl beneath it... no vehicles driving about here today. The intersection is quiet. ..giant poster mounted nearby the intersection, wishing ... "Welcome and Happy Holiday," and past the lone soldier, standing guard in the middle of the big empty area, his head covered only by a small skullcap. The eye catches the soldier smiling at the boy. "13/11/2008
Boycotting Israeli settlement products: tactic vs. strategy Omar Barghouti - EI - "In reality, though, EU countries have for decades looked the other way while Israel exported its colonies` products as produce of Israel." 12/11/2008
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