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Bypass Roads

The Alternative Road From Bethlehem To Hebron: A lingering bereavement

  ''I always opposed and will always oppose collective punishment'' Minister of defense Benyamin Ben-Eliezer (Voice of Israel, March2001) Since the beginning of the Al-aqsa Intifada in September 2000, the

New Israeli Settlements

A New Industrial Zone to be established Near the Vicinity of Beit Ummar Village

    Colonization activity in the West Bank has not stopped, despite the Israeli government's claim about ''freezing of settlement activities''. Another 200 Dunums of Beit Ummar area has been

Settlers Attacks

Settlers Activities Case Study … Salim village land

  Location and population: The village of Salim is located 7 km to the east of Nablus city. Its population is estimated at 4000 inhabitants mostly work in agriculture. Type


Israel Unilateral steps to close 80,000 Dunums of Palestinian land In the West Bank

 While the entire world is busy in its efforts to combat terrorism, the Israeli government is exploiting the situation by further increasing its unilateral steps and creating facts on the

Israeli Violations

Harassment of ARIJ Staff … The case of Nasser Shoukeh

    Mr. Nasser Shoukeh joined the staff of the institute as a driver and in charge of maintenance since 10 June 2000. After a 3 months probationary period, he

Settlers Attacks

In a new fascist violation: Israeli settlers poison and slaughter Palestinian sheep

    Governorate: Nablus Village: Aqraba Type of violation: toxication of of sheep Perpetrator: Israeli settlers living in the settlement of Itimar which was built on land confiscated from the


Learning Under Shelling … The Start of the School Year in Beit Jala & ‘Ayda Refugee Camp

    The first day of September was the first day of the new school year in Beit Jala, a city near by Bethlehem. The streets are quiet at present.


The Israeli Occupation Forces Stormed Beit Haninah and Demolished 11 Palestinian Apartments

    Hundreds of armed Istraeli soldiers stormed Almuallimeen suburb at Alasqariyah quarter in Beit Hanina (Jerusalem).  They were divided into two groups to demolish two large building claiming that

Israeli Violations

Israeli Forces Re-Occupy Beit Jala

Under the guise of preventing sniper fire on Jewish (settlements), the Israeli forces stormed Beit Jala, Belthlehem, and Beit Sahour. The incursions started after heavy bombardment of those three adjacent

Israeli Violations

Sharon’s government re-occupies the Orient House, headquarters of Jerusalem governorate and other Palestinian institutions

  The Orient House: Historical background: At the time when Mr. Isma'il Biik Al- Husseini, head of the Arab Education Council in the Ottoman Authority, was constructing his house, The


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 already


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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