The occupied Palestinian territories witness a continuous violations by the occupation and its settlers, without any regard for international laws or human rights, continues attempts to implement its colonial plan of ethnic cleansing, seizure of land, and building and expanding settlements.
8 \ 6 \ 2014, a Palestinian activist in Jerusalem said that the Israeli occupation authorities continued to work day and night on the Judaization of occupied East Jerusalem since it was occupied 47 years ago, and did not stop even in the period of negotiations, which witnessed a halt on settlement construction. Read more
2 \ 6 \ 2014 the people of "khilet Nahleh" in Bethlehem succeeded to set up another tent in the region, as the people of the village and Popular Resistance activists did set up a tent on the territory of the village before.
(01/06/2014) Israeli authorities have frequently denied entry to those travelling to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, issuing a ban that prevents them from entering Israel for ten years. On the 30th of May 2014, Rachelle Friesen, a long standing supporter of Palestinian rights, was denied entry at Ben Gurion Airport. After being detained for 13 hours she was then taken to a holding facility where she was locked in a room overnight before being flown back to Spain.
(28/05/14) Today, protesters gathered in front of the United Nations office in Ramallah in response to the latest wave of home demolitions that have displaced the Palestinian Bedouin community in Abu al Jaj. The demonstration aimed at breaking the silence of the United Nations and the international community as a whole as the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Jordan Valley continues.
22 \ 5 \ 2014, 'Avi Gal' and 'Mitzpe Yair' settlements‘ settlers burned wheat and barley farms, that belong to the citizen Khaled Moussa al-Najjar, in Aqoyues area east of Yatta, south of Hebron in the West Bank.
In Salfit, occupation forces bulldozed farm lands in Thahr Sobh area south of Kafr El Deik town in Salfit district.
Palestinian civil society has today welcomed reports that the EU will no longer allow poultry and eggs from illegal Israeli settlements to enter the EU, in what amounts to the first EU ban on any Israeli products.
The EU has informed Israel that it cannot accept the Israeli Agriculture Ministry’s authority to certify products in Israeli settlements, which are illegally built in the occupied Palestinian territory, and therefore cannot import poultry and eggs from settlements.
Today, 21 May 2014, the houses and animal barracks of 13 families (including 71 people) were demolished in Abu Al Jaj Refugee Camp which is located in the middle of the Jordan Valley “Area C” (Under complete control of Israel. The IOF arrived to the camp in the early morning closing all the roads leading to the area, cutting the electricity cables, and destroying their columns.
This morning, occupation forces began a series of demolitions in Abu Ajaj camp in Jeftlek east of Jericho, on the pretext of being very close to "Ntsuwah" settlement that was built on citizens' lands.
Jamal Juma, the coordinator of Stop the Wall campaign, said that demolitions targeted 6 houses, and 12 sheep barracks which has an area of more than 1,000 meters belonging to four brothers Adnan, Omran, Omar, and Ahd Daees.
In Brazil the 15th of May - ‘Nakba Day’, that commemorates the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands between 1947 to 1949 to make space for the founding of the State of Israel - was a day of active solidarity with Palestine and against Elbit Systems. Elbit is the Israeli military company that produces, among others, the Israeli drones used to kill and terrorize Palestinians in Gaza and the surveillance technology for the Apartheid Wall.
20 \ 5 \ 2014 Israeli occupation forces began to demolish commercial establishments in "Al Khalayleh neighborhood" near the village of Nabi Samuel, north-west of Jerusalem.
Ismail Abu Rabah, the representative of the neighborhood committee, said that occupation forces demolished three livestock barracks, part of a carpentry and a shop that sells construction materials; Hasan Al Bis, the owner of the demolished shop said that it had an area of 300 square meters, and was a source of living for ten families.
Khalil Tafakji, of the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Department of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem and expert in settlement affairs spoke about recent settlement plans. He confirmed that Israel is implementing a settlement project that was designed in 1979 and aims at housing a million settlers in the West Bank. As well as establishing another settlement project that was designed in 1994 involving the construction of 58 000 housing units in East Jerusalem by 2020, regardless of the outcome of the peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
two young Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces, in 15 \ 5 \ 2014 during the clashes that broke out in front of Ofer prison in conjunction with the 66 th anniversary of Al Nakba, and to support Palestinian prisoners who are on a strike
With all the world watching crimes of the Israeli occupation and settlers against the Palestinian people continue, April 2015 witnessed settlers' uprooting and cracking 729 fruit trees, and abusing Palestinians and their property in various forms.
12 \ 5 \ 2014 "The United Nations' Coordination office of Humanitarian Affairs" (OCHA) stated in a report that the occupation authorities demolished 237 Palestinian buildings since the beginning of this year, 27 in occupied East Jerusalem, and the rest in (c) region in the West Bank under complete control of the occupation, as well as 663 demolished buildings during the last year. Read more
A number of workers in the "Ariel" settlement, that is built by force on the territory of the city of Salfit in the northern West Bank, said that settlers there are working on a scheme to create a cemetery in the northern area of the city to bury the dead settlers.
30\4\2014 Salwa Zeidan, or as she is known by those around her: Umm Ahmad, is an old woman who lives in an amazing house by the old wall in the city of Akka. She has been living there for over 50 years together with her husband and her 10 children, 3 sons and 7 daughters. In 1990 her husband died, and Umm Ahmad became a widow. She proudly shows pictures of the good days the family have had in the house. Pictures of children who have been raised in the house, dinners they have had together in the garden.
TEL AVIV, April 29, 2014 (WAFA) – The Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank recently seized 28 thousand dunums of land in the West Bank for expansion of Israeli settlements, reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.
22\4\2014 The area of Tulkarm has become synonymous for the number of recycling plants established within the occupied West Bank. The Nitzanei Shalom settlement industrial zone, which Israeli’s refer to as ‘Buds of Peace’, built upon the town of Tulkarm in the early eighties had previously been confiscated by military order, taking thousands of acres of land.
"The popular movement to strengthen the resilience of the population in areas targeted by the Israeli Occupation Forces, and to build grassroots actions and international solidarity in order to confront the Israeli occupation, the settlement project and their implications."