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Settlements

From 1967 through 2017, over 200 Israeli settlements were established in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem); their current population is almost 620,000. Settlements impinge on Palestinian human rights throughout the West Bank as their influence far exceeds the boundaries of the lands seized to build them: checkpoints that limit Palestinian movement are erected based on where there are settlements; Palestinian are denied access to farmland near settlements; the route of the Separation Barrier was placed inside the West Bank so as to leave as many settlements as possible to the west of it.

 

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Israeli officer attacks Palestinian demonstrator, kneels on his neck and prevents his evacuation at gunfire

On Tuesday afternoon, 1 September 2020, Palestinians held a march to protest Israel’s expropriation of over 700 dunams [1 dunam = 1,000 sq. meters] land belonging to the villages of Shufah and a-Ras in Tulkarm District in order to establish the…
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The Annexation That Was And Still Is

B'Tselem's Position paper: As part of normalizing ties with the United Arab Emirates, Israel has decided not to officially annex the West Bank as yet. De facto, it annexed the West Bank long ago, treating the area as sovereign Israeli territory…