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The Map accepted, the Road blocked !

  The government of Israel recently accepted the 'Road Map' which calls for normalizing the Palestinian daily life and providing more facilities for the movement in the West Bank in


The Segregation Wall… A new Episode of changing Jerusalem Boundaries

    Background: Soon after its occupation in 1967, Israel seized control over the Gaza strip and the West Bank including East Jerusalem. Since that time, Israel has either confiscated


Al-Khas and Al-Nu’man villages between the jaws of occupation

    The villages of Al-Khas and Al-Nu'man are located at the interconnection of the municipality borders of Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Jerusalem. The two villages have about 230 residents,

Eviction of Palestinians

Homeless in front of their homes

    The Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem are increasing each day their violations against the Palestinian residents of the city in an attempt to depopulate the maximum number of

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Ghettos are still created in Bethlehem District

    The continuous Israeli actions that strangulate the district of Bethlehem slice more lands to construct by-pass roads, expand existing settlements and erect a part of the Segregation wall.

Bypass Roads

Za’tara By-pass road works in photos

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Land theft continues in Hebron

Hebron District is located in the southernmost portion of the West Bank, 36 km south of Jerusalem City with a total population of 405664 and 45 colonial built up areas,

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Lands declared as state land in Nahhalin village for future settlement expansion

Daher Nassar, a Christian Arab, immigrated to Palestine from Lebanon at the beginning of last century with his family. He settled in Bethlehem where his ambition was to build a


Apartheid Wall … The latest manifestation of the battle for Jerusalem

    Background It is no doubt that the Israeli greed in East Jerusalem was put in action only two weeks after the occupation of 1967 when the Israeli government

Eviction of Palestinians

People of Tulkarm Camp seek new refuge

    As the Israeli Occupation Forces – IOF- are increasing their violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – OPT-, too many incidents were recorded concerning house demolition, land confiscation,

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House demolition alert in Beit Sahour

Beit Sahour is a Palestinian town located adjacent to the city of Bethlehem and has always been facing violations by the Israeli forces as many other Palestinian cities in the


Israel escalates house demolition campaign in occupied East Jerusalem

As the Anglo- American invasion of Iraq continues, Israel takes advantage by escalating its acts of killings, assassinations, arrests, house demolitions and land confiscation in various parts of the occupied


An Assessment of the Israeli Practices on the Palestinian Agricultural sector

    Restrictive measures imposed by the Israeli occupation authority against the Palestinian economy and especially during the period 29/9/2000 – 31/1/2003 created numerous obstacles, which have further complicated and aggravated


House demolition campaign in Al-Walaja village

    Al Walaja, a Palestinian village with about 1,500 inhabitants, is located 6 kilometres to the northwest of Bethlehem and 10 kilometres southeast of Jerusalem. Part the village lands


Devastations of Bethlehem district
“An act of Israeli Vandalism “

    Another explicit and ugly act of human rights violation was the attempt to demolish Al Ordiani home over its inhabitants. It was a Saturday night, with Israeli bullets


The Israeli onslaught against the village of Deir Istiya – Salfit district

  Location and population Deir Istiya village is located 8 km to the northwest of Salfit city and 15 km from the Artimistice Line (Green Line). The village has the

Settlement Expansion

New Expansion at Abu Ghneim Mountain … Har Homa Israeli Settlement

  Abu Ghneim Mountain is located less than two kilometers north of the city of Bethlehem, the Mountain has been historically and privately owned by Palestinian families from Bethlehem, Beit

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Bethlehem University Alumni Housing Complex: No more expansion

    On January 2003, the Israeli occupation Forces handed the Bethlehem University Alumni Housing project owners military orders to stop the constructional work at site. The project is located

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Un nouveau Ghetto Betlemme – Version francais

  Le gouvernement Israélien a commencé récemment la construction du mur de séparation autour de Jérusalem, dont la longueur est de 22 kilomètres.  Le mur séparera physiquement la ville de

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جدار فصل وحاجز عسكري جديد على غرار إيرز في بيت لحم – العربية

  في صبيحة يوم الاحد الموافق 1622003 وبعد قضاء ايام عيد الاضحى المبارك تحت حظر مستمر للتجوال، افاق سكان مدينة بيت لحم ومخيم عايدة على اصوات مكبرات الصوت للجيش الاسرائيلي

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New Ghetto in Bethlehem – English Version.

   Arabic   French The Israeli government started recently to construct the Separation Wall around Jerusalem, which is 22 Km in length. The wall will physically separate the city of Jerusalem

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Report about violated and confiscated lands in Artas village

  Historical and Geopolitical Background: The village of Artas is located to the southwest of Bethlehem district in the West Bank with a population of 2679 people. The village is


Under security pretext…!!! Israeli army cut Pine and Apple trees on the main road opposite Al- Arrub camp

    Background In an interview by LRC field worker with Mr. Khaled Shebana, head of Forestry Dept. at the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture ( MOA)- Hebron office, he gave


Israel Eradication Campaigns to Palestinian villages of Bethlehem District

    The Israeli purge against Palestinian villages in the West Bank and Gaza Strip reached its extreme violations, completely disregarding Palestinian sovereignty by invading various cities and villages in

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Alarming demolition orders in Nazlat ‘Isa Village

  As part of the Israeli harsh tactics implemented on Palestinians as a form of collective punishment and humiliation. The Israeli bulldozers backed with forces staged this morning into the