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Israel confiscates 400 acres of West Bank land for settlements
The motive: revenge for the killing of three young Israelis. But the plans for Gevaot settlement date back to the 2000s. Abu Mazen: After Gaza war, this decision will lead to greater instability.
Sharon's disengagement plan to continue despite party opposition
UN criticizes Israel for new settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank
Decided condemnation of EU members. The U.S. blocks a Security Council resolution, but criticizes Netanyahu’s policy for Israel. The new construction projects in Givat Hamatos and Ramat Shlomo separate East Jerusalem from the rest of the territories. A new motorway in Beit Safafa bisects the Palestinian village for the benefit of Israeli settlers in Gush Etzion. Palestine could seek justice at the international court in The Hague.
17/11/2016 13:06:00 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Jerusalem, law legalizing the seizure of Palestinians land
Knesset approves the first reading of the far right norm that would legalize the seizure of private Palestinian land. For the final vote an absolute majority is needed. Peace Now: Netanyahu is "focused on internal power struggle." Bernard Sabella: " European interventions and unity among Palestinians essential ". Doubts about Trump and US policies. The sunsets on the project of "two peoples, two states."
15/11/2016 18:45:00 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Amona affair and settlement policy to determine the future of the Netanyahu government
Israel’s Supreme Court orders the dismantlement of an outpost northeast of Ramallah by 25 December. Right-wing cabinet members call on residents to resist and approve bill to legalise the outpost retrospectively. Thousands of people are said to be ready to “defend” it. Palestinians turn to international law and announce recourse to the UN.
20/10/2016 17:40:00 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
For B'Tselem spokesman, Israeli occupation and international inertia are obstacles to peace
The Israeli government and pacifist and anti-occupation NGOs are currently at loggerheads because of a controversial intervention by B’tselem at the UN. Gilutz calls for action by the international community to stop the expansion of Israeli settlements. Israel’s current government does not view the occupation as temporary and shows no inkling to stop it.
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