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The Epidemic of Israeli Outposts

In spite of all the efforts employed by the international community to deploy peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; Israel still persists with its long adopted policy to create facts

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Settlement Expansion in Gaza

The Sunday, May 3, 2004 Likud party referendum on Gaza withdrawal plan did nothing but fuel the Israeli settler’s appetite to consume more Palestinian lands to build more houses and

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Settlements expanding in and around East Jerusalem for the year 2004

Following the 1967, War, Israel occupied the West Bank including East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. Israel also started its progressive policy of Israelization in occupied east Jerusalem after the 1967

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Outposts: the Unripe Settlements

Following the 1967 war when Israel captured the West Bank, Israel declared vast areas of the West Bank as 'State Land' designated for settlements, natural reserves, and military closed areas.

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معطيات حول التوسع الاستيطاني في قطاع غزة ما بين العام 2001 و 2003

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New settlement outposts are still erected.

  The question of dismantling the outposts erected at the top hills of the West Bank gained a lot of interest and media coverage whereas the efficiency of this dismantling

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Israeli settlement Activities continue despite the latest understanding

  The Israeli Government allocates U$ 5,116,279 dollars to support colonies in the Palestinian territories (Yediot Ahranot, July 2003). Money will be invested for the development of Israeli colonies in

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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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Gilo’s plan of Expansion: 260 new housing units …!

In the year 1970 the Israeli government confiscated 2,700 dunums from Beit Jala town, Beit Safafa, and Sharafat villages located at the northern side of Bethlehem District. The majority of

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The Israeli budget: a pocket money for the settlements in West Bank and Gaza strip ?!

The Israeli government is devoting NIS 1.9 billion  from its budget for the settlements in the occupied territories of West Bank and Gaza strip for the year 2003. This budget is

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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

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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

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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

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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) or expropriating more land for their expansion.  But,

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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