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Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers

Salfit, occupied West Bank – Jamal Hammad remembers when the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city was a popular destination for locals. Several decades ago, the area would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream. Now, however, the sewage flowing through the …

Israel mulls building largest settlement inside Palestinian neighborhood: NGO

The Israeli regime is thinking over granting construction permits that will create the largest settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood, an NGO says. According to Peace Now, an anti-settlement Israeli NGO, the Local Committee for Planning and Construction of Jerusalem al-Quds was discussing on Sunday issuing permits for constructing 176 settler …

Israeli authorities demolish parts of Palestinian cemetery in Jerusalem

Part of the wall of the ‘martyrs’ cemetery that was demolished (MaanImages) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday morning demolished parts of the outer wall of a Palestinian cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the committee for the preservation of Islamic cemeteries …

Israel to remove sole water source in locale near Nablus

NABLUS, September 5, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Duma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West …

Settlers move into East Jerusalem home after Israel evicts Palestinian family

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian family was evicted from their home of 53 years in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah early Tuesday morning, culminating a protracted legal battle by which Israeli authorities claim the property belongs to Israeli settlers. The displacement of the Shamasna family marked the …

Israel’s Regularisation Law: Colonialism under stress

A draconic Israeli law is currently being challenged in the High Court of Justice. Following a confrontation between police officers who were trying to evacuate settlers from the occupied West Bank colony of Amona last February, the Israeli Knesset introduced the “Regularisation Law”. This law would allow the state to …

Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 15 – 28 August 2017

Biweekly highlights On 19 August, Israeli forces shot and injured a 17-year-old Palestinian boy after a stabbing attempt at Za’tara Checkpoint (Nablus); he died of his wounds an hour later en route to the hospital and his body is still being withheld by the Israeli authorities. No Israeli injuries were reported. …