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Bypass Roads

The continuous Israeli policy of house demolition in Jerusalem city … “The Ring Road Project”

    Since the break out of the current Intifada in September 2000, the Israeli Government has increased its vicious attack on Palestinian properties to demolish more houses and confiscate


Israeli Army Uproots olive trees In Taqu’, Bethlehem

  Type of violation: uprooting of fruitful olive trees.Perpetrator: Israeli army bulldozers. Date of violation: Sunday Oct. 10th, 2002, at 10 MP.Pretext: The discovery of strange object amongst trees. Location:

New Israeli Settlements

Israel’s Latest Colonization Activities: 24 new settlements and 113 new outposts in the west Bank

By analyzing the satellite images through the help of the Geographic information System unit (GIS), ARIJ revealed that during the last year 2001-2002 there has been 24 newly constructed settlements,


Israel Blocks The Roads At The Main Entrance Of Bethlehem City Near ARIJ

On the 15th of October 2002 at 1:30 pm the Israeli bulldozers under the protection of Israeli occupation forces started to block the roads at the northern entrance of Bethlehem

Military Orders

Israel intends to demolish the Orthodox housing Complex in Beit Sahour

Beit Sahour is a Palestinian city located 6 km to the east of Bethlehem City with a total population of 11,000 inhabitants. The population consists of Christians and Moslems, living

Separation Plans

Israeli actions to annex Bethlehem’s Rachel Tomb to Israel

Historical Background: The Tomb of Rachel, which is located at the northern part of Bethlehem, is considered to be a holy pilgrimage place for Christians, Moslems and as well as


Israeli settlement activities swallow more land from Nahhalin Village

Introduction:  The Palestinian village of Nahhalin is located 20 km to the southeast of Bethlehem city, with a population of 7,000. Before the occupation of the west bank in the

Military Orders

Israeli Military Order Seizes 10-dunums of land from Al-Bireh town …

The Israeli army Commander in the West Bank , Isaac Etan, ordered the seizure of a 10-dunums piece of  land located alongside a peripheral road to the north east of


Ethnic Cleansing in Jenin Camp

  In the Al-Aqsa Intifada, Israeli forces invaded various cities and villages in the west bank, breaching the core of the Oslo Accords and completely disregarding Palestinian sovereignty by entering

Bypass Roads

The Circling of East Jerusalem – Road 5

Jerusalem is considered the epic center of Palestinian polity, culture, economy and spirituality. Such significance came as Jerusalem is at the heart and the capital of historical Palestine. Its area


House Demolition Campaign in Bethlehem

    During the latest  incursion of the Israeli army to Bethlehem Governorate which started on June 20 2002,  the Israeli army bulldozers committed a new wave of house demolition causing 

New Israeli Settlements

New Israeli Settlement in Jabel Al- Mukaber

  Introduction As part of their Judaization plan of the Arab city of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation authorities started on June 2nd, 2002, the establishment of a new Jewish neighborhood


The Growing Hardships of Traveling in the West Bank

  Zahi lives in Sa'ir, a town in Al Khalil (Hebron) district. He is a fieldworker for a human rights organization based in Ramallah. His job entails monitoring the human


Agricultural Land confiscation Near Elazar Settlement

  Palestinians depend on agriculture as a major source of income. Palestinian farmers have always suffered from Israeli policies, particularly those whose lands are near Jewish settlements. The policy of

Israeli Plans

The Israeli Security Zones make up 45.25% of the West Bank Including 158 Israeli Settlements

    After further inquiry, field work investigation and map analysis, the Applied Research Institute- Jerusalem has succeeded to draw a map of Sharon's actual motive behind his security plan

Bypass Roads

Bethlehem District Under Apartheid

  1. Introduction: Bethlehem district has been a target of massive Israeli colonization activities due to Bethlehem's proximity from Jerusalem. Through confiscation of land and the construction of settlements, by


More Land Confiscated to build By-Pass Road in Za’tara

    Place: Ras Al-wad, Za'atra, Beit Shaour. Violation: Uprooting more than 500 olive and Almond trees Violator: Israeli Occupation Forces. Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by armed vehicles and Israeli border

Eviction of Palestinians

Dispossession and Displacement: a continued Israeli colonialist policy

  Introduction Once again, the Israeli juristic decisions led to the dismissal and displacement of nine Palestinian families from the homes they have been living in for more than 50


House demolition campaign continues in Jerusalem … 5 Palestinian houses demolished in Beit Hanina and Shu’fat

    Introduction: During the last ten days of May, 2002, Israeli bulldozers demolished 5 Palestinian houses in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Shu'fat under the pretext of

Bypass Roads

An Israeli Fenced Military Road North Of Bethlehem District

  The Israeli government has continued to undermine the agreements it ratified by manipulating political power. Such is evidenced by Israel's adoption of creating facts on the ground policy that


An Eyewitness Message from ARIJ

    On Friday 29 March, 2002 which coincided with Good Friday according to the Western calendar, the Israeli army started its fourth invasion of the Bethlehem district in less


Devastation of Bethlehem District- Gallery one

                                        Prepared by: The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem


Devastations of Bethlehem district

For the third time since the beginning of the current political uprising (Al-Aqsa Intifada), the Israeli occupation forces carried out a widespread military incursion into parts of   the Palestinian


The Devastation of Bethlehem- Gallery 3

  'Ayda Refugee camp         Prepared by: The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem


The Devastation of Bethlehem- Gallery 2

  Ad Duheisha refugee camp           Prepared by: The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem