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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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Israel seizes Palestinian farmlands near Nablus

The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday seized vast tracts of Palestinian farmland in seven villages south of Nablus in favor of the construction of a new settler road. Anti-settlement activist Ghassan Daghlas said that the Israeli authorities on Monday ordered the confiscation of about 406 dunums of privately-owned Palestinian land in the villages of Burin, Huwara, Beita, Awarta, Yatma, al-Sawiya, …

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Israel to build hundreds of housing units in Bethlehem

Israel’s higher settlement planning council and the municipality of Beitar Illit settlement on Saturday approved a plan to construct hundreds of housing units in Beitar Illit, west of Bethlehem. Local official Hasan Bureija said that the Israeli occupation authority sanctioned the construction of 770 housing units in Beitar Illit a few days after approving 70 units in the illegal settlement …

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Israel intends to build about 5,000 housing units in W. Bank and J’lem

The Israeli government intends to build about 5,000 housing units in settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to Haaretz newspaper a plan to build about 1,400 housing units in settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem will be approved during the current week by the Israeli political echelon. This will be the final stage of the government’s approvals …

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Israel to approve 4,500 new settlement units in West Bank

The Israeli government is expected to approve construction of 4,500 new illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank next week. According to a report yesterday by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the expected approvals may be postponed until after Israel’s general election – which is slated for 9 April – if an ongoing dispute between the finance and defense ministries is not …

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Seven Israelis injured in rocket attack north of Tel Aviv

Seven Israelis were injured on Monday morning after two rockets reportedly targeted Hasharon area, northeast of Tel Aviv. According to different news reports, one of the rocket hit a residential home in the community of Mishmeret, north of the city of Kfar Saba, setting off a fire and destroying the house. The Israeli side claimed the rockets were fired from …

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Jerusalem: Occupation demolishes a school under construction in Shu’fat refugee camp

Bulldozers belonging to the municipality of the Israeli occupation in the occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday, demolished a building “under construction” of the Al-Razi school in Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Our correspondent said that large, infantry and forces stormed the camp from the military checkpoint near its entrance and evacuated the students and the faculty before the demolition …

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A soldier and a settler were killed .. Details of the Salfit attack

The Israeli occupation announced on Sunday the killing of a soldier and a settler in two shootings and stabbing in the northern West Bank. “Palestinians took control of a settler’s car and reached a checkpoint near the settlement of Ariel, near Salfit. We stabbed a soldier, took control of his gun, then opened fire on another settler and continued the …

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