Posts Tagged ‘occupied west bank’

Israel to deport illegal foreigners from West Bank

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

Foreign activists and Palestinians dressed as clowns protest in front of Israeli policemen in Susia in the West BankIsrael's immigration police have been granted the power to remove foreigners without permits from the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday.

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Made in Israel? Not a simple question

June 1st, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Jan. May 18, 2010 file photo, Palestinian workers destroy watermelons grown in Jewish settlements, near the West Bank city of Jenin. For decades, Israel has marketed an array of cosmetics and food products manufactured in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as "Made in Israel," blurring their true origins in settlements opposed by virtually the entire international community. That practice is increasingly being challenged by other countries insisting on a more correct label putting Israel in a bind, because despite 45 years of control it never did annex the Palestinian-dominated West Bank. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas, File)For decades, Israel has marketed an array of cosmetics and food products manufactured in the occupied West Bank as "Made in Israel," blurring their true origins in Jewish settlements opposed by virtually the entire international community.

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Wall to wall to wall …….

April 30th, 2012 Comments off

“(Reuters) … An Israeli security fence already runs along the entire border but the military said defenses had to be bolstered with a 5-7 meter-(16-23 feet) high cement wall between the Israeli town of Metulla and the Lebanese village of Kila.“(The wall is) intended to prevent firing from the Lebanese side into the Israeli side. In the past year and a half there have been a number of incidents,” Colonel Amit Fisher, a senior commander on the border, told Israel Radio….Israel is also building a security fence in its south, along the border with Egypt’s Sinai desert, citing concerns over militant activity and smuggling. An Israeli barrier also twists through the occupied West Bank.

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Israel raids private Palestinian television station (Reuters)

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

Reuters – Israeli soldiers raided a Palestinian television station in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday and seized broadcast equipment, computers and files, an employee said.
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Palestinian home demolitions

January 25th, 2012 Comments off
The Abu Omar and Shawamreh families’ land is situated in the Occupied West Bank town of Anata, in what is known as “Area C”, meaning it is under complete Israeli military control. Palestinians are almost never granted building permits by the Israeli authorities, and therefore are forced to build or expand their homes “illegally”. This is the most common reason given by the Israeli authorities for house demolitions. However, as an occupying force, Israel doesn’t have the legal right to grant nor deny permits as it is not entitled under International Law to conduct civil planning.” (thanks Reem)

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Israel seeks builders for over 1,000 settler homes (Reuters)

December 18th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – Israel began seeking tenders to build more than 1,000 homes in the occupied West Bank Sunday, part of a settlement plan it accelerated after Palestinians won recognition by a U.N. body, but a move which complicates a return to negotiations.
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Israel denounces settlers’ attack on army base (Reuters)

December 13th, 2011 Comments off

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, accompanies Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011. Palestine was admitted as a member of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, in an October vote that prompted the U.S. to cut off funds to the agency. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Reuters – An Israeli minister denounced a group of hardline Jewish settlers as “terrorists” on Tuesday after they vandalized an Israeli army base in the occupied West Bank.

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Palestinian dies after protest clash with Israel troops (Reuters)

December 10th, 2011 Comments off

Palestinians carry the body of boy Ramadan Al-Zalan, who was killed in a blast from an Israeli air strike on a nearby Hamas training camp, during his funeral in Gaza City December 10, 2011. Violence has flared up between Israel and Gaza, with the Israeli air force killing four Palestinians and Palestinian militants firing rockets far across the border. REUTERS/ Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: CONFLICT)Reuters – A Palestinian demonstrator injured by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank died of his wounds on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman and protest organizers said.

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PLO to pursue statehood despite Israeli measures (Reuters)

November 2nd, 2011 Comments off

A construction site is seen in Gilo, a Jewish settlement that Israel erected on land it captured in the West Bank in a 1967 war and annexed unilaterally as part of its declared capital, Jerusalem September 27, 2011. Israel on Tuesday approved construction of 1,100 homes for Jews on the annexed land in the West Bank, a move that could complicate international efforts to renew peace talks and defuse a crisis over a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations. REUTERS/Baz RatnerReuters – Israel’s tough responses to a successful Palestinian bid to join UNESCO — financial sanctions and a faster settlement drive in the occupied West Bank — are unlikely to halt a Palestinian quest for recognition as a state at the United Nations.

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West Bank mosque hit after partial outpost demolition (Reuters)

September 5th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – Jewish settlers set fire to a mosque in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinians said, in a likely reprisal for Israel’s dismantling of three buildings in an unauthorized settlement outpost hours earlier.
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