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Settlements

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NGOs urge European states to cut trade with Israeli settlementsAmira Hass - Haaretz - Nearly two dozen European nongovernmental organizations have signed a new report recommending that European governments should discourage businesses from purchasing goods manufactured in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and ban the import of such products.-rh31/10/2012
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Peace Now: Two new West Bank outposts builtTOVAH LAZAROFF - J-Post - "She (Hagit Ofran) blamed the construction of the two new outposts on Netanyahu’s policy, declared in March 2011, that the government was looking to legalize unauthorized construction on state land." - id31/10/2012
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UN investigator calls for boycott of firms linked to Israeli settlementsNatasha Mozgovaya - Haaretz/Reuters - Richard Falk, the independent special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, said the companies - which include Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Volvo and Caterpillar - should be boycotted until they adhered to international rights standards and practices.29/10/2012
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Tel Aviv University to cooperate with settler group on East JerusalemMairav Zonszein - +972 - "Tel Aviv University’s spokesperson refuses to explain why its archaeologists will work with Elad, an organization notorious for its pursuit of Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem." - id26/10/2012
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Hebron: settlers attack Palestinians, soldiers arrive, Palestinians (and one Italian) get arrested International Solidarity Movement - Hasham Azzeh was harvesting his olive grove for the first time in five years. Settlers from the notorious Tel Rumeida enclave arrived and assaulted the Palestinians, shouting “This is not your land, this is the land of the Jewish people.” Soldiers who arrived at the confrontation arrested two Palestinians and one Italian activist.23/10/2012
Israeli prime minister to legalize outpostsSergio Yahni – AIC – "Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will recommend that the government adopt parts of the Levy Report dealing with Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The report, which was presented to Netanyahu last summer, was prepared by a committee headed by former High Court Justice Edmund Levy. The report determines that Israel is not an occupying power in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, that the Geneva Conventions don’t apply to the Israeli presence there and that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are legitimate"22/10/2012
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Israeli Settlers Attack Undercover Israeli SoldiersIMEMC & Agencies - "The undercover soldiers were shouting and trying to tell the settlers they are actually soldiers, but the settlers continued to beat and kick them until Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene." - id 21/10/2012
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Five attacks on olive harvesters and damaged olive groves in four daysB`tselem - The accumulation of incidents since the start of the olive harvest suggests that security forces were not adequately deployed to fulfill their duty to protect Palestinian olive harvesters and their property from settler violence. In the two settler attacks on olive pickers, forces in the field apparently did not abide by clear instructions from the army and the High Court of Justice, which prohibit closing off areas to Palestinian farmers and removing Palestinian farmers attacked by settlers. The police and the army must investigate each of these incidents and examine complaints that soldiers stood idly by during the attacks by settlers.-rh 20/10/2012
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IDF judge: Troops must halt unlicensed settlement construction Chaim Levinson - Haaretz - ""The commanders in the field who are carrying out law-enforcement duties must ask [to see] the construction permit prior to protecting the conduct of the work."" - id 24/10/2012
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Palestinian activists block Apartheid road 443Popular Struggle Coordination Committee - Press Release - Mohamad Khatib, of the PSCC emphasized, “We organized this action today to stress that as long as Palestinians suffer under the daily practices of the occupation and settler terror, Israeli daily life can’t continue on as normal.”-rh 18/10/2012
Israeli settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian Christian sitesJillian Kestler-D`Amours - The Electronic Intifada - A Franciscan monastery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem was vandalized in early October, as derogatory words about Jesus were painted on the entrance gate alongside the words “Price tag” in Hebrew. “Price tag” violence is the term used to describe acts of vandalism usually carried out by Jewish-Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank in response to Israeli government decisions with which they disagree.-rh 12/10/2012
Israel Police to set up `Jewish terror` unit in West BankChaim Levinson - Haaretz "A new department in the Judea and Samaria District Police will be formed to deal with Jewish terrorists, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided on Wednesday. This unit is set to play a key role in the fight against attacks perpetrated by right-wing ideologues in the West Bank." ca12/10/2012
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“There is DNA from the mosque arsonist – but it’s impossible to charge him”Yeshua Briener - Walla News - “We know, in at least four cases of mosque arson, who are the perpetrators. We even got a DNA match from a matchbox near one of the mosques set on fire – but it appears this is insufficient for charges.”.-rh 10/10/2012
Settlers attacked cops posing as Palestinian shepherdsItamar Fleishman - Ynet - Three young Jewish settlers are suspected of attacking undercover police officers who were posing as Palestinian shepherds. One officer was injured in the incident. According to police, the suspects punched the officers and attacked them with clubs. bz8/10/2012
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Prominent Israeli figures hold send-off for a settler who abused Palestinian teenChaim Levinson--The Jerusalem District Court sentenced Struck to 18th months in prison, which the Supreme Court extended after an appeal to 30 months. dn7/10/2012
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The lies about the settlementsShaul Arieli - Haaretz - "... most of the settlers who work are working inside Israel and therefore will not have to change jobs when a final status agreement is signed." - id3/10/2012
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EU foreign ministers pushing to label all settlement products Barak Ravid - Haaretz - "The initiative, which is raising fears in Jerusalem, is getting backing from France, Britain and several other EU countries." - id 3/10/2012
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Israel Rejects Settlers Claim Of Purchasing Hebron HomeSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - The Israeli Civil Administration Office in the occupied West Bank decided not to grant a group of settlers a permit to purchase a Palestinian home near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The settlers occupied Al-Rajabi six months ago, and claimed that they purchased it from its owners.-rh 4/10/2012
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