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The Sixth Intermediary Report for the Monitoring Israeli Colonizing Activities Project

This report highlights the events concerning colonizing activities in the West Bank and Gaza that occurred between the months of May and July. The report describes and evaluates those events

Demolition

Israeli Military Force Shell A Monastery in Beit Sahour

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

Separation Plans

Human Safari: Israel’s Innovation in Tourism

  When people think of safari trips they think of Africa and of animals living in the wild. The images that come to their minds are those of lions, giraffes,

Agriculture

An Assessment of the Israeli Practices on the Palestinian Agricultural Sector

    Restrictive measures by the Israeli occupation authority against the Palestinian economy and especially during the period 29/9/2000 – 30/6/2001 created numerous obstacles, which have further complicated and aggravated an

Demolition

Israel destroys 23 houses in Jerusalem on one day

  Location: Shu'fat refugee camp, Jerusalem. Background to the camp: Established in 1966 over an area of 203 dunums from Shu'fat land. 3200 people lived in the camp once it

Demolition

House demolition in Rafah- Gaza

  On Monday, 9/7/2001, the Israeli occupation forces entered Block 5 which is located near Salah Eddin gate on the Egyptian- Palestinian borders and demolished 19 houses without previous warning

Demolition

Sharon’s Demolition Campaign in Shu’fat camp

  Since Ariel Sharon's return from his trip to Washington in early July, Israeli authorities have mounted an intense campaign of house demolitions near Hebron in the West Bank and

Demolition

The Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in Jerusalem is an escalating settler and apartheid policy

    33 years after the occupation of Jerusalem, the Israelis continue their demolition and closure campaigns against Palestinian homes. This policy comes in the context of ethnic cleansing being

Settlers Attacks

Colonialist Activities … Burning of crops and trees

    Governorate: Nablus. Village: Al- Sawyyeh. Name of settlement: Eli   Background to the settlement: Established in the 1984 on land seized from the villages of Al- Sawyyeh, Luban

Demolition

Wadi Qadum/ Jerusalem … Israeli bulldozers demolish a house inhabited by two brotehrs families

    Name of victim: Samieh  and Faraj Mohammed Sh'aban Hirbawi. Location: Wadi Qadum/ Jerusalem. Area in m2: 270  Date of demolition: 11.6.2001 Number of family members: 15, including 11

Israeli Violations

Residents of Husan Face the Increased Militarization of their village

    Just three kilometers west of Bethlehem, near the 1949 Armistice line (green line), lies the Palestinian village of Husan; see map.  The people of Husan live with the

Settlers Attacks

Beit Furik- Nablus … People and land under continuous attack by Israeli colonists

  Name of victim: Beit Furik village/ Nablus governorate. Location: 9 km to the south east of the city of Nablus. Type of violation: erection of caravans ( ready made

Demolition

A report on house demolition in Jerusalem district

    The Israeli occupation authorities performed the following demolition operations in Jerusalem during the period from Jan. 1st, 2001 until May 31st, 2001: 24 demolitions under the pretext of

Settlement Expansion

One More Hill Confiscated in a Pattern of Colonization

  Settlers of Efratah settlement, located just south of Bethlehem, have recently established a new outpost by moving several caravans to an adjacent hill. The creation of the outpost, called Givat

Segregation

The Blockade’s Role in Segregating the Palestinian

  The Israeli closure forced on the Palestinian Territories since the beginning of the Aqsa Intifada in late September 2000 has restricted the ability of Palestinians to travel, work, and

Settlement Expansion

The Status of Jerusalem Reconstructed
Israel’s Unilateral Actions Determine the Future of Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in particular, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in general. In the current Peace Process, Jerusalem was placed as the first agenda

Closure

Impact of the Israeli Closure on Solid Waste Disposal Bethlehem as case study

  The current closure and curfews that have been imposed on Palestinian cities, towns and villages since the outbreak of Al-Aqsa Intifada (September 28, 2000) have had a direct effect

Settlement Expansion

Resorting to Scorched Earth Policy to Expand Efrat settlement

    The Israeli army yet again undermined what little credibility there was to Israel's ''unilateral cease-fire'' when on May 5th it fired on defenseless trees on a hilltop just

Segregation

Siege and Separation, Sharon’s New (Old) Plan

    The Israeli colonial enterprise has always held two goals hand in hand: expansion and separation. Though Israeli expansionism has continued unabated during the Aqsa Intifada, the Palestinian resistance

Settlement Expansion

Israeli Colonization Continues Unhindered

  The several members of the Israeli government have in recent weeks claimed that it will refrain from establishing new Jewish (settlements) or expropriating more land for their expansion.  But,

Closure

Jericho and The valleys … The Israeli occupation imposes separation and military closure on Jericho and the valley

    The area of Jericho and the northern valleys are considered the main food basket for the Palestinian population in the West Bank. Therefore, the Israeli closure on this

Checkpoints

Israeli Military Force Invade Area”A” in Bethlehem

    In the Oslo Accords the West Bank and Gaza Strip were divided between Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Israeli control. The West Bank was divided into Areas A,

Settlement Expansion

Israeli Settlements Encroachment in the Bethlehem District

Introduction Bethlehem is historically an area of religious importance to the three monotheistic religions, especially to the Christian faith. It was known as Beit Ello in the fourteenth century B.C.,

Israeli Violations

Israeli Aggression Impinges On Animals Too

  It is already well known that Israeli occupational forces consistently violate human rights in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. But apparently they have little respect for animal

Bypass Roads

Bypass Roads-The Israeli Approach Towards a New Apartheid Against Palestinians?

    Building Jewish settlements is usually compounded by the construction of a series of bypass roads. These are built for the use of Israeli colonists to link settlements to each