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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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This is Jerusalem

The report describes life in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah 53 years after East Jerusalem was annexed to Israel. Over the past year, al-‘Esawiyah has become a flashpoint due to a police operation designed primarily to harass residents…