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Netanyahu vows never to dismantle illegal Israel settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed never to dismantle Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Speaking yesterday at an event in the settlement of Revava – which forms part of the Ariel settlement bloc located off Route 60, south of Nablus – Netanyahu vowed that there would be no uprooting of Israel’s West Bank settlements as long as he …

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SIPRI: Israel owns 80-90 nuclear warheads

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report that despite maintaining a long-term policy of not commenting on its nuclear arsenal, Israel is believed to own between 80 and 90 nuclear warheads. By the start of 2019, nine countries, namely the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea possessed as …

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Palestinian land razed to expand an Israeli Occupation Forces camp

Israeli bulldozers razed today large areas of Palestinian private land in the village of Asira al-Qibliya, to the south of the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, in order to expand an army camp, according to Hafez Saleh, head of the village’s council. He said that more than five dunums (5000 square meters) of land near a military camp …

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Family Unification, Entry Restrictions and other Israeli Policies of Fragmenting Palestinians

The independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah Al Haq published a new report titled:”Engineering Community: Family Unification, Entry Restrictions and other Israeli Policies of Fragmenting Palestinians”. This report broadly examines how Israel has defined belonging to mandate Palestine, and has sought to diminish Palestinian presence through an array of targeted, systematic policies and practices. A special focus …

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IOA encouraging Settlers to Seize more Land in Area C

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest weekly report , that the Israeli ignores of the international law and international legitimacy resolutions through annexing more occupied Arab territories, as the US President Trump’s Adviser, Jared Kouchner on Thursday handed over a new map to Netanyahu, which encourages the Israeli government to increase and speed …

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Settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem

Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in groups under tight police protection. According to local sources, over 330 settlers entered the Mosque through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort. Following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the Israeli police resumed allowing settlers to enter and tour the Mosque compound. The Aqsa Mosque …

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Israel seizes 511 dunums of Palestinian land in Nablus

The Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday ordered the confiscation of 511 dunums of Palestinian land in different villages south of Nablus. Anti-settlement researcher Ghassan Daghlas said that the Israeli authorities have put forward a plan to seize 511 dunums in the villages of Burin, Iraq Burin, and Kafr Qallil. Daghlas said that the move is aimed at expanding the nearby …

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EU slams the Israel’s settlement construction policy

The European Union (EU) on Saturday reiterated its condemnation of Israel’s continued settlement expansion after the housing ministry in Tel Aviv earlier this week issued tenders to construct over 800 new settlement units in east Jerusalem. “The policy of settlement construction and expansion in east Jerusalem continues to undermine the possibility of a viable two-state solution with Jerusalem as the …

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Israeli high court rejects appeal against release of settler complicit in killing Palestinian woman

The Israeli High Court rejected today the state attorney’s appeal against the decision to release a Jewish settler complicit in the stoning-to-death of Palestinian woman Aisha al-Rabi in October, and rather sent him to house arrest under electronic supervision. In January, the court released four out of the five settlers complicit in the murder of Rabi, citing lack of sufficient …

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Israel to build new settlement named after Trump in Golan

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that a site for a new settlement to be named after the US president Donald Trump in the occupied Golan Heights has been chosen. “I would like to inform you that we have already selected a site in the Golan Heights where this new community will be established, and we have started …

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