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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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Dangerous harvest: Soldiers arrest five children, 9 to 13, and detain them for hours

On Wednesday morning, March 10, 2021, at around 8:00 A.M., a group of children from the village of Um Lasafa, which lies east of the town of Yatta, went out to pick wild greens in the fields east of the village. The children – brothers Zeid (11) and…
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This Is Ours – And This, Too

The report by B’Tselem and Kerem Navot exposes the mechanisms Israel uses to encourage its citizens to move into the occupied territory. The report also reviews developments on the ground over the last decade, focusing on the spatial impact of the…