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Israeli settlers continue widespread theft of Palestinian olive harvest in West BankMa`an - Several reports of Israeli settlers stealing olive pickings from Palestinian lands have emerged since the beginning of the harvest season, with NGO Rabbis for Human Rights reporting on a “massive wave” of thefts, which they described as “hate crimes.” Over the past few days, Israeli settlers from the illegal Kedumim settlement, stole the harvest off of Palestinian-owned land in the Qalqiliya-area village of Jit. [bz]31/10/2017
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One step further into the annexation of the West Bank’: Israeli cabinet to vote on annexing West Bank settlements into JerusalemSheren Khalel - Mondoweiss "  "The controversial Likud-backed bill would bring at least 19 illegal Israeli settlements and outposts under Jerusalem jurisdiction and sever three Palestinian communities from the municipality. The five major illegal West Bank settlements to be annexed are listed as Ma’aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion, Efrat, Beitar Illit and Givat Ze’ev — the others are part of “settlement blocs” within the larger five. The three Palestinian communities that would be kicked out of the Jerusalem municipality are Anata, Shufat refugee camp and Kufr Aqab." ca 28/10/2017
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Olive Pickers Attacked by Settlers near HebronIMEMC News - "Anti-settlement activist, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that settlers from the settlement of Ma’on, built illegally on Yatta town land, physically attacked farmers harvesting their olives in Masafer Yatta area, causing them, including a woman, cuts and bruises throughout their bodies." ca28/10/2017
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Settler violence on the rise as olive harvest begins in West BankOrly Noy - +972 - Since the beginning of the olive harvest two weeks ago, Israeli human rights organizations have documented 10 cases of settler violence and theft against Palestinians and their property. For now, it seems like the police are doing their job [ry]23/10/2017
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Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron following court orderMa’an News Agency - "The home, which belongs to the Abu Rajab family, has been embroiled in a legal battle with Israeli settlers who claim that they purchased the rights to the home, though the Palestinian homeowners and the Israeli state have maintained that the settlers forged the documents. Despite several court orders preventing the settlers from moving into the home, they forcibly took over the home in late July" [ry]23/10/2017
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Japan Declares Disgust with New West Bank Settlement ApprovalIMEMC News & Agencies - "The government of Japan deeply deplores Israel’s approval of plans for the construction of some 3,000 housing units in West Bank settlements, despite repeated calls from the international community, including Japan, for freezing such activities, foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama said, in a press release" [ry]23/10/2017
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Israeli settlers steal olive harvest from Nablus-area villagesMa`an - "Daghlas added that the Palestinians were shocked after arriving to their lands -- only after receiving permits from Israeli authorities to access the land and harvest the olives -- that their pickings had been stolen by settlers." - id 18/10/2017
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PLO Condemns Israeli Plans to Build 4,000 Illegal Settlement UnitsIMEMC News & Agencies - "We strongly condemn Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of the construction of 3,829 illegal settlement units in the Occupied West Bank,” said Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee. Reports said, according to WAFA, that Netanyahu is bent on approving, next week, the construction of 300 units in the settlement of Beit El, 206 in Tekoa, 158 in Kfar Etzion, 129 in Avnei Hefetz, 102 in Negohot, 97 in Rehelim, 48 housing units in Ma’ale Mikhmas, and 30 units in Jewish settlement in Hebron." ca 11/10/2017
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Israel announces new settlement homes will be built in West BankAnshel Pfeffer - The Jewish Chronicle - Netanyahu has bowed to intense pressure from settler leaders and announced he would authorise over 3,800 new homes in West Bank settlements. Move comes amid confusion over Donald Trump`s plans for Middle East peace and the US Embassy [bz]10/10/2017
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