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Research: “Settlement Activities Quadrupled In 2010”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - The Bureau issued a statement on the eve of March 30, the Palestinian Land Day, stating that in 2010, Israel built 6764 housing units for Jewish settlers in Jewish only settlements built in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, comparing to 1703 units built in 2009. 31/3/2011
Research: “Settlement Activities Quadrupled In 2010”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The significant increase in settlement construction and expansion took place despite the so-called 10-month freeze in construction that was declared by the government of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2010." 30/3/2011
Settlers stone police in nighty clashYair Altman - Ynet - "Michael Ben Ari (National Union) said: "Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch must remember he`s not Gaddafi and that any regime that acts violently towards its citizens, beating, humiliating and punishing them collectively – his days are numbered."" 30/3/2011
Settler jailed for assaulting Palestinian teenAviad Glickman - Ynet - Court sentences Zvi Struck, who kidnapped, injured 15-year-old Palestinian in 2007, to 18 months in prison. `I cannot avoid expressing disgust, deep shock over the signs of trauma the minor suffered,` Judge in case says28/3/2011
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Army Evicts Palestinian Family in Jordan Valley to Facilitate Settlement Stephanie Kraver - AIC - "Last week [...] 25 settlers provocatively set up their tent next to the Daraghmeh family`s home of 15 years. When the Israeli army arrived on Friday, the troops aggressively evicted the Daraghmeh family"28/3/2011
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Settlers squat on church land, demand farmers leave 24/3/2011
Israeli Settler Violence Report: January and February 2011 Ahmad Jaradat - AIC - Mufeed Al-Sharabati, resident of Al-Shuhada Street, Hebron: “After entering the electronic checkpoint on the west entrance of the street, a group of settlers stopped me and called the soldiers to turn me back. When I told them I was going to my house, they shouted and said bad words. The soldiers who came again checked my ID and then turned me back. I waited more than an hour until the settlers left" 24/3/2011
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Left-leaning youth movement to initiate new West Bank settlement Gili Cohen--In May, Haaretz reported a document released by the task force, titled "settling in state-owned land in the Jordan Valley." Marshak said at the time he reconsidered starting a new settlement at Gadi following the renewal of the peace talks with the Palestinians.13/3/2011
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Settler Family Near Nablus Killed by Lone AttackerFather, mother, and three of their children were stabbed to death by a Palestinian who fled the scene. Witnesses told Ma`an that Israeli aircraft and a large force of army and police officers had arrived. 12/3/2011
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Triodos Bank Excludes Dexia for its Settlement FinancingIn response to shareholder and stakeholder pressure, Deais stopped new loans to Israeli settlements in June 2008... [but] the longest maturity loan in the portfolio will not end until 2017.12/3/2011
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Left-leaning youth movement to initiate new West Bank settlement Gili Cohen - Haaretz - "Uzon noted that other, existing settlements in the valley have been set up by the movement, and said he "does not consider them to be beyond the Green Line." id 11/3/2011
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The IDF`s masquerade in HebronAlon Idan - Haaretz - Further on, your depression deepens. The main street looks like something out of the closing scene of an apocalyptic film. Stores are closed, the windows of houses are shuttered with screens and bars, and on the walls, nationalist Jewish graffiti fights for space with nationalist Muslim graffiti. A Star of David is erased and replaced by a swastika, which is supplanted in turn by a "Kahane lives" slogan 10/3/2011
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Netanyahu Vows to Keep Jordan River PostsISABEL KERSHNER - NYT - "“Our security border is here, on the Jordan River,” he said, “and our line of defense is here.”" 9/3/2011
Settlers provoke Palestinian villagers near RamallahMa`an News Agency - "A noticeable rise in settler attacks across the West Bank has led to fears of night raids by armed settlers in Palestinian villages. Analysts have expressed concerns that settlers plan to provoke a reaction from Palestinians which Israeli authorities could use to foil the Palestinian Authority`s efforts to control security in the West Bank"7/3/2011
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Settlers chop down 500 trees in Nablus Ma`an News - Settlers chopped down more than 500 olive trees owned by Palestinians in the West Bank district of Nablus on Friday, Palestinian Authority officials said.Residents of the illegal Shvut Rachel settlement raided Qusra village and chopped down the trees, said Ghassan Doughlas, PA official for settlement affairs in the northern West Bank. 4/3/2011
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Rightists march in JaffaYoav Zitun - YnetNews - Hundreds of officers, police chopper secure march against `Islamic takeover of Jaffa`. Residents take to streets to protest, holding signs saying `Extreme Right`s racism equals neo-Nazism in blue and white`; 16 leftists arrested 3/3/2011
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Right wing Israelis, settlers, `rage`Ma`an - Focus of the protests, however, has been on the dismantling of a single outpost, with Haaretz reporting that protest groups were told that taking down Havat Gilad could lead to more actions. Supporters were allegedly told that strong action would deter police in the future. 3/3/2011
Netanyahu Warns on SettlementsISABEL KERSHNER - NYT - "Settler leaders and their supporters have complained recently that no new building has been approved in some of the largest settlements."2/3/2011
Israeli settlers hit back after army demolishes their West Bank homes Harriet Sherwood - Guardian - "...have called for a "day of rage" on Thursday in protest at the army`s demolition of an outpost in the West Bank." 2/3/2011
Israel To Legalize Settlement OutpostsDavid Steele - IMEMC - "All settlements and settlement outposts are illegal under international law." 2/3/2011
Rabbi Wolpo regrets inciting remarks Kobi Nahshoni - Ynet - "... suggested that the rabbi "immigrate to Iran or Syria, where he`ll find partners to his hatred for the State of Israel."" 9/3/2011
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