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Israeli settlements almost tripled in 1st half of 2017: Report

Israeli settlements almost tripled in 1st half of 2017

A newly published report shows that the scale of the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by almost three times in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of settlement released the figure in its weekly report on Saturday. The …

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43 Senators Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Boycott Israeli Settlements

43 Senators Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Boycott Israeli Settlements

Israel maintains a military occupation of territories that were assigned to Palestinians by international law. Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank are subjected to the discriminatory rule of a foreign army, while their Israeli neighbors enjoy the full rights of citizenship — a situation that many former Israeli officials have likened to South African apartheid. The United Nations has …

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UN chief alarmed by Israel’s approval of new settlement

UN chief alarmed by Israels approval of new settlement

Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel’s approval of the construction of its first completely new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory of West Bank in 25 years. “The secretary general has consistently stressed that there is no Plan B for Israelis and Palestinians to live together in peace and security,” UN spokesman …

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NGO: Top French banks, insurer financing Israeli settlements

Top French banks, insurer financing Israeli settlements

Several human rights organizations have exposed the complicity of four major French banks and an insurance company in financing Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The revelation was made in a Wednesday report titled “Dangerous Liaisons: French banks and Israeli settlements” on the website of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), an international human rights NGO with …

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