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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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Settler violence against Palestinians is a daily matter in the West Bank. Instead of taking preventive action, the Israeli authorities aid and abet the settlers in harming Palestinians and using their land. The report shows how settler violence is…