Tag Archives: land grab

Warnings against Israeli scheme to seize Islamic buildings in WB

[ PIC 18/10/2012 – 03:03 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage warned against Israeli serious plans to seize Islamic important buildings located near the Al Aqsa Mosque, and others near the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil in the southern West Bank. According to Hebrew media, there are demands from the American […]

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Settlers attack rally against land annexation

Maan News Agency | Sept 29, 2012   HEBRON (Ma’an) — Settlers attacked Palestinian demonstrators in the Hebron town of Yatta on Saturday, a local committee official said. Ratib al-Jubour, coordinator of local Hebron committees, told Ma’an that settlers threw rocks at Palestinians and international activists who had rallied to protest the confiscation of land […]

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Israel ‘closes road’ linking Hebron villages slated for demolition

Maan News Agency | Aug 7, 2012 HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces closed a road linking two villages in the Hebron hills on Tuesday, a local official said. Rateb Jabour, head of Yatta’s popular committee against the wall, told Ma’an that Israel’s army closed the road linking Jinba and Khirbet Bir al’Idd villages and set-up […]

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Good Old Israel?

Palestine Chronicle | Aug 6, 2012 | Georgina Reeves In his latest piece written for the New York Times, Avraham Burg asks: ‘Where is the good old Israel?’ Assuming he is not being tongue-in-cheek, and there is no suggestion in the rest of the article that he is, he continues to peddle the same old […]

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What Dani Dayan Says and Why It Is Interesting ~ by Richard Falk

There are new realities pertaining to the Israel/Palestine conflict. (Tamar Fleishman) By Richard Falk | Palestine Chronicle Dani Dayan’s article, ‘Israel’s Settlers Are Here to Stay,’ was published by the NY Times on July 26, 2012. Dayan is the chairman of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities, and has been long known as a leading […]

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Settlers install caravans near Bethlehem

Maan News Agency | July 26, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A group of settlers installed mobile homes on private Palestinian land in the Bethlehem town of al-Khader on Thursday, a local activist said. Farmers spotted a group of settlers setting up 10 mobile homes under the protection of the Israeli army, Ahmad Salah told Ma’an. […]

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Settlers seize over 50 dunams of land across West Bank

Maan News Agency | July 23, 2012 TUBAS (Ma’an) — Settlers on Monday appropriated over 50 dunams of land in the northern and southern West Bank, official news agency Wafa reported. In the Tubas area of the Jordan Valley, settlers seized nearly 50 dunams of land and began farming it, village council head Aref Daraghmeh […]

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Israeli gov’t committee legalizes West Bank settlements

[ 10/07/2012 – 01:46 PM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– A report prepared by three judges appointed by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu recommended that the settlements and outposts built on Palestinian lands in the West Bank are legitimate, according to the Hebrew media on Monday. The judges led by former member of the Israeli high court Edmund […]

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Settlers Seize More Land owned by 67 year old Khader Issa Near Bethlehem

Monday July 09, 2012 11:51 by Jack Muir – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli settlers seize five dunums belonging to 67-year-old Ali Khader Issa from al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem in a continuation of illegal land grabs in the area. Uprooted olive trees in al-Khader source:occupiedpalestine Ahmad Salah who is Coordinator of the Popular Committee against […]

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Israel Occupation Forces bulldoze land to prepare for new settlement in Al-Khalil

[ PIC 08/07/2012 – 08:49 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bulldozed vast tracts of Palestinian land west of Al-Khalil city in preparation for establishing a new settlement. Local sources told the PIC that the bulldozing of 100 dunums of land on Saturday took place in Deir Al-Asal beyond the separation wall west […]

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Turkey condemns Israel settlement plans

Maan News Agency | July 6, 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Turkey on Thursday condemned Israel’s tenders for construction of additional settlement units in the illegal Har Homa, Pisgat Zeev and East Talpiot developments. “We strongly condemn Israel’s issuing tenders for the construction of several additional units in the settlements,” a statement from Turkey’s foreign […]

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Human Rights Council to probe expansion of Israeli settlements in the OPT

Download Audio Human Rights Council United Nations Radio | July 6, 2012 The UN Human Rights Council is to investigate the implications of Israeli settlements on the rights of the Palestinian people. The council has appointed a three member fact finding mission which will undertake the investigations in the occupied Palestinian territory including East Jerusalem. […]

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More Settler Land Grabs In North Jordan Valley

Thursday July 05, 2012 13:23 by Giulio Pusateri – IMEMC & Agencies The residents of the Rotem settlement in the North Jordan Valley seized Palestinian land Wednesday as part of their continued illegal expansion. Israeli hilltop settlement in Jordan Valley On Wednesday settlers from Rotem, an Israeli settlement in the northern part of the Jordan […]

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Netanyahu promotes settlement, calls the West Bank “ancestors’ land”

[ PIC 08/06/2012 – 10:20 AM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to continue “the process of construction” of Jewish only settlements in all the occupied Palestinian territory in an effort to appease the powerful settler movement. Netanyahu’s statement came in an attempt to calm the angry reaction of settlers and […]

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Jewish settlers seize Palestinian land in Bethlehem

[ Palestinian Information Center 12/05/2012 – 02:31 PM ] BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers seized Palestinian land in Khader village, south of Bethlehem, on Saturday and started farming it. Ahmed Salah, the coordinator of the popular committee in the village, said that settlers from Hanania settlement took control over six dunums of Mustafa Ghunaim’s land and […]

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