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Israeli authorities to give go-ahead on 800 new settler units in al-Quds

Israeli authorities to give go-ahead on 800 new settler units in al-Quds

.Israel says that it plans to give the greenlight on 800 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds by the end of next month. Al-Quds’ municipality said the new units will be approved for the Jewish regions of the city in an upcoming planning committee meeting, along with another 114 units in Muslim neighborhoods. The city’s mayor, Nir Barkat, also …

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Israel approves 212 new settler units in East al-Quds

Israel approves 212 new settler units in East al-Quds

Israel has approved the construction of 212 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories in flagrant disregard of widespread international condemnation. The so-called Jerusalem Local Planning and Construction Committee approved on Wednesday the construction of the new structures in the East Jerusalem al-Quds neighborhoods of Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramat Shlomo. The project is part of a major drive by …

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Israel confiscates Palestinian land to expand a checkpoint

Israel confiscates Palestinian land to expand a checkpoint

Israeli forces levelled Palestinian land in the occupied city of Tulkarm yesterday in a effort to expand a military checkpoint, Quds Press reported. According to the reports, Israeli bulldozers razed the Palestinian-owned lands near the Jabara military checkpoint to the south of Tulkarm. The checkpoint separates the city from Israel. The actions raised concerns among Palestinians over new plans to …

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Brazil condemns Israel’s new settlement plan in West Bank

Brazil condemns Israels new settlement plan in West Bank

Brazil has harshly criticized Israel for having recently approved new settlements in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 20 years. “The settlements in (Palestinian territory) are illegal and amount to an obstacle for the two-state solution and for a fair and lasting peace,” the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The ministry …

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After Trump Request, Netanyahu Formulating Goodwill Gestures Toward Palestinians

After Trump Request Netanyahu Formulating Goodwill Gestures Toward Palestinians

The Trump administration is asking Israel to carry out a series of goodwill gestures toward the Palestinians, both in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the security cabinet last Thursday, when he announced plans to curb construction in the settlements. These measures should have an immediate effect on the Palestinians’ economic situation, ministers and …

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Israeli settlement building rose by 40 percent in 2016: Official data

Israeli settlement building rose by 40 percent in 2016

The Israeli regime has stepped up settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land, with over 700 more housing units built last year compared to the previous year, official data show. Figures released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday show that 2,630 settlement units were constructed in the occupied West Bank last year, marking a rise of 40 percent from …

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Netanyahu vows to build new settlement in the West Bank

Netanyahu vows to build new settlement in the West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will fulfill his promise to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 20 years. Netanyahu made the announcement on Thursday hours before meeting with Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy for the Middle East. He said the new settlement will be built …

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EU states mull ‘unified stance’ against Israeli settlement construction

EU states mull unified stance against Israeli settlement construction

The European Union (EU) member states seek to discuss whether to go ahead with routine talks with the Israeli regime before the bloc has adopted a “unified and clear” stance against Tel Aviv’s defiant settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories. The EU, like much of the rest of the world, considers Israeli settlements a violation of international law and an …

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Israeli settlements epitome of apartheid: Activist

Israeli settlements epitome of apartheid

Human Rights Watch, which has written several critical reports about Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands, says the regime in Tel Aviv is set to stop issuing work visas to its staff. A human rights activist believes Israel is seeking to “kick out” human rights groups that do not obey its commands in order to prevent any condemnation of its crimes. …

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Australian prime minister backs Israel, slams United Nations

Australian prime minister backs Israel slams United Nations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed strong support for the Israeli regime and slammed a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution demanding an end to the illegal construction of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Turnbull’s all-out support for the Tel Aviv regime came on Wednesday as he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his first visit …

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