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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.,

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Israeli settlement Activity in Yanoon Al Foqa Village, Nablus

  Location: The village of Yanoon Al Foqa is located 17 kilometers to the east of the city of Nablus. The area of this village is about 16,500 dunums and

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Israeli Colonial Activity in Al Sawiyah Village, Nablus

    Location: The village of Al Sawiyah is located 22 kilometers to the south of the city of Nablus. The village is inhabited by 4000 Palestinian most of whom

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The Myth of Natural Growth, Who Are They Fooling?

    The recent declaration of the Israeli Housing Ministry that it plans to construct 5,000 housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank in 2001 drew a lot

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Renewal of Colonial Activity in Ya’abad – Jenin … The First Colonial Site Since the Inauguration of Ariel Sharon

  Ariel Sharon's pledge no to renew andor encourage colonial activity on the Palestinian occupied lands was just a media fa'ade under which he hid his true colonial intentions. As

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Settlement Expansion in Al Shufa Village, Tulkarem

    The village of Al Shufa is located 5 kilometers to the south of the city of Tulkarem. Its population is about 2500 Palestinians mostly working in agriculture. The

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Betar Illit settlement Expansion and The Fate of Wadi Fukin Village

  In the far western part of Bethlehem district there are three Palestinian villages, Husan, Wadi Fukin and Nahhalin. In between these three villages two ''Betar Settlements'' have been built,

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The Changing Landscape of Hebron District

    Driving from Hebron towards the West Bank's southern border, one notices many changes being made by the Israeli army and Jewish settlers alike. The bulldozing of land, which

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Attempt At Annexing The Modi’in settlement Block

Situated at 15 kilometers west of Ramallah city, the ''Modi'in Block'' is a group of Jewish settlements on the western edge of the West Bank. In fact, they lie on and

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An Overview of the Expansions in the Etzion settlement Block

Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza strip are a major obstacle to the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Yet all Israeli governments have contributed to the building and expansion

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Construction at a New Location on Abu Ghnaim Mountain (Har Homa Settlement)

Abu Ghnaim used to be a forested mountain north of Bethlehem city. It was forested during the Jordanian administration and when Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 war

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Expansion of Har Gilo settlement

Al Walaja, a Palestinian village of about 2,500 residents, is located 6 kilometres to the northwest of Bethlehem and 10 kilometres southeast of Jerusalem. It was completely destroyed in the

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Belt of Israeli settlements Bounded the Southern Vicinity of the West Bank

In a feverish attempt to create more facts on the ground, Jewish settlers in Hebron District launched a new West Bank hilltop grab. El Thahiriya, a Palestinian town of about 20,000

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Talmon and Dolev Colonies Expand To Form A Barricade Block

A couple of kilometers Northwest of Ramallah lay the Palestinian villages of Al Janiya (828 inhabitants), El Mazra'a El Qibliya (3003 inhabitants), and Ein Qiniya (571 inhabitants). These communities depend

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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 (settlements) or expropriating  more land for their expansion. 

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Otniel settlement Expanding At The Expense Of Yatta village

    The settlement of Otniel was established in 1983 when Likud was in power under Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. It is situated on a mountaintop some 3 kilometers west

New Israeli Settlements

An Attempt to Establish a New Jewish settlement on the Land of Abu Dis

  Jewish settlers from the ''Elad'' Brigade and others attacked the land of the town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem on June 7, 2000. Under the protection of the Israeli

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Construction of New Buildings in She’ari Tekva settlement Built on the Land of Azzoun Alatmah Village – Salfit Governorate

    Azzoun Alatmah at a Glance:  Azzoun Alatmah is located 15 km to the west of Salfit City (Salfit Governorate). Its population is about 1,500 most of them are

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Construction of New Buildings in Rafafa settlement Built on the Land of Haris Village – Salfit Governorate

  Haris at a Glance: Haris is located 8 km northwest of Salfit City (Salfit Governorate). Its population is about 4,000 most of them are working in agriculture, particularly olive

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The Expansion of Qadumim settlement Established on the Land of Kufr Qaddum Village – Qalqilya Governorate

  Kufr Qaddum at a Glance: Kufr Qaddum village is located 20 km east of Qalqilya City (Qalqilya Governorate). Its population is about 5,000 most of them are working in

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The Expansion of Tapuah settlement Established on the Land of Yasuf Village – Salfit Governorate

  Yasuf at a Glance: Yasuf village is located 5 km northeast of Salfit City (Salfit Governorate). It is also located about 15 km to the south of Nablus City. Its

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Kisan Village Threatened by settlement Expansion

    Kisan, a small village in the Bethlehem district, is located about nine kilometers from the southeastern part of Bethlehem City and embraces a built-up area of 52 dunums.

New Israeli Settlements

New Colonial Activity in Kafr Qadoom Village – Qalqilyia District

    Location: The village of Kafr Qadoom is located 20 kilometers to the  northern east of the city of Qalqilia. It is also located 12 kilometers to the  west

New Israeli Settlements

New Colonial Activity in Deir Ballut Village – Salfit District

    Location: The village of Deir Ballut is located to 15 kilometers to the  west of the city of Salfit. It is also located 33 kilometers southwest of the 

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A huge Campaign of expansion at the Israeli Colonies in the Northern West Bank Governorates

  Introduction: Israeli colonies in the northern parts of the West Bank are experiencing massive expansion efforts in terms of colonial housing units, new roads as well as new factories