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ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Peace negotiations do not stop Israeli West Bank settlements
The enthusiasm for renewed talks between Israel and Palestine is dampened by a vote of the Israeli cabinet in favour of new settlements. For Christian Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi, "Israel wants [. . .] to destroy the objective of the process". More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank.
In 20 years of violence, 7398 Palestinians and 1483 Israelis killed
The data revealed by an Israeli human rights organisation. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs calls on Israel to revoke the permit system, which in practice prevents Palestinians the use of 60% of their territory.
27/09/2010 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Construction resumes on West Bank settlements. Peace talks at risk
From tomorrow building to resume in Shavei Shomron, Adam, Oranit, Sha'arei Tikva, Yakir, Revava, Kokhav Hashahar, Kedumim and Karmei Tzur. Netanyahu (and U.S.) call on Palestinians to continue the dialogue despite move . For Abbas, without the freeze on settlements dialogue is "a waste of time."
01/09/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
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.
23/04/2010 ISRAEL – PALESTINE – US
Uncertainty surrounds Mitchell’s mission
The US Mideast envoy has a difficult job ahead. He is in Jerusalem to jumpstart peace talks. The Palestinians demand a settlement freeze; Netanyahu responds that they will not stop in Jerusalem; the State Department notes, “We don't go to meet just to meet.”
15/01/2005 PALESTINE ISRAEL
New administration, old fears
The new president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is sworn in today. Israel halts contacts at every level after the Gaza attack.
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