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Israel ‘announces 2,500 new settler homes’, signalling new approach under Donald Trump

Israel 'announces 2,500 new settler homes', signalling new approach under Donald Trump

. Statement from Israel’s Defence Ministry marks second announcement of new construction in the occupied territories since US President Donald Trump took office last week Israel has approved the building of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes, signalling a bold new policy approach now Donald Trump has taken office. The Defence Ministry’s announcement on Tuesday follows Sunday’s decision to grant …

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Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

Israel decided Tuesday to accelerate Jewish settlement building and withhold Palestinian Authority funds, moves likely to further hold up international efforts to revive peace talks. Israel’s move came a day after UNESCO awarded the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency, a diplomatic victory for the Palestinian Authority in its push for recognition as a state at the United …

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Israeli troops kill ‘unarmed, mentally ill’ Palestinian man in West Bank

Israeli troops kill ‘unarmed, mentally ill’ Palestinian man in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man in a village in the occupied West Bank on Friday. A Palestinian official said the man was suffering from a mental illness, while it is reported that he was not carrying any weapons. Official Palestinian medical sources identified the man as 38-year-old Iyad Zakariya Khamed, Haaretz reported. He was shot dead by Israel …

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Israel plans to build 2,500 illegal settler units in West Bank

Israel plans to build 2,500 illegal settler units in West Bank

The Israeli regime has drawn up a plan to build 2,500 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank in defiance of widespread calls to halt such unauthorized construction activities in the Palestinian lands. Israeli media reported on Monday that the settler units will be erected in the neighborhood of Gilo situated in East Jerusalem al-Quds’ southwest. The project dubbed …

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More than 1,110 Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in West Bank since 2006

More than 1,110 Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in West Bank since 2006

The number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank demolished by Israel during just the first half of 2016 is greater than the number of homes demolished almost every year over the last decade. The data, published by Israeli NGO B’Tselem ahead of a Knesset conference on demolitions in so-called ‘Area C’ of the West Bank, shows that from January …

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France Blasts Israel’s Plans to Expand Settlements in Occupied West Bank

France Blasts Israel's Plans to Expand Settlements in Occupied West Bank

France condemns Israeli authorities’ authorization of plans to develop several settlements in the West Bank of the Jordan River, according to French Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal. PARIS (Sputnik) — France condemns new Israeli plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank as a step toward further Israeli-Palestinian escalation, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday. Israeli media reported …

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Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Israel’s national water company has cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian officials said. Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several …

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Israel again detains coordinator of Apartheid Wall protests in West Bank

Israel again detains coordinator of Apartheid Wall protests in West Bank

Israeli military forces have once again arrested a prominent Palestinian activist for his fierce opposition to the construction of the Apartheid Wall separating parts of the West Bank from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory. Local sources said Saturday that Abdullah Abu Rahma, who was arrested a day earlier in the village of Billin near Ramallah, was accused by …

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Israeli Defense Ministry Plans New Settlement in Northern West Bank

Israeli Defense Ministry Plans New Settlement in Northern West Bank

In recent years, the Israeli government has tended to resolve complaints about blatantly illegal settler outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land by retroactively legalizing the seizure of the land. This has been virtually obligatory for the far-right government, which depends heavily on settler votes for its narrow majority. In the case of Amona, however, settler demands don’t seem to …

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Israel to confiscate 1,250 acres of West Bank land

Israel to confiscate 1,250 acres of West Bank land

Israeli authorities have notified Palestinians living in the northern occupied West Bank that they plan to confiscate 1,250 acres of land for more illegal settlements. Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that the confiscations, which were announced on Saturday, apparently applied to settler outposts to be retroactively legalised under Israeli law, as much of the land being confiscated had already been …

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