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Mogherini: Israeli settlements constitute an obstacle to peace

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said yesterday that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible. “Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving as the …


EU: All Israeli settlement activity is illegal under international law

The European Union (EU) Yesterday denounced Israeli plans to build thousands of new housing units as well as opening settlement roads in the occupied West Bank and stressed that all settlement activities are illegal under international law. “In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2.000 housing units in illegal settlements in …


UN rapporteur calls for int’l ban on products of Israeli settlements

The UN expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories on Wednesday called for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements, as an important step towards ending Israel’s 52-year-old “illegal occupation” of the West Bank. Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told the General Assembly’s …


Israel to endorse 2,000 unauthorized settler homes in occupied West Bank

Israeli officials are going to authorize thousands of the settler homes built illegally in the occupied West Bank, as Israel continues its land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories irrespective of the international outcry. The English-language Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday that District Court Judge Carmi Mossek has accepted …


MP Zaidan: Israel’s settlement activity rose to unprecedented levels

Palestinian lawmaker Abud-Rahman Zaidan has affirmed that Israel’s settlement activity has doubled over the past two decades and reached unprecedented levels in the presence of the current right-wing US administration. “In light of international silence and complicity, the West Bank is seeing a wild campaign for the expansion of settlements and the establishment of new …


Israel approves over 700 settlement housing units in Jerusalem

The Israeli Civil Administration has approved the construction of hundreds of new housing units in two illegal Israeli settlement neighborhoods in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. According to Hebrew-language news outlets, the Israeli Civil Administration approved the construction of 706 units, including commercial buildings, in the Giafat Mishfat Israeli neighborhood. Another 235 units were approved to be …


Israel approves 770 new settlement units West of Bethlehem

The Israeli “Planning Committee” on Saturday has approved the construction of hundreds of new settlement units Beitar Illit settlement, built on Palestinian lands in Bethlehem. The new units are planned to be built on privately owned lands in the Palestinian villages of Hussan, Nahhalin and Wad Fukin, west of Bethlehem, central West Bank. Head of …


Over $55m to be invested into ‘settlement projects’ in Jerusalem’s Old City

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects” in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, and the Wohl Archaeological Museum. The …


Israel evicts Palestinian family from Jerusalem

Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family on Sunday from their home in the Old City quarter of occupied East Jerusalem after an Israeli court had ruled that the home was built on a land that belongs to Jewish settlers. The police forcibly evicted Hatem Abu Assab and his family from their home while beating him …


Israel to legalize West Bank settlements built on private Palestinian land

Israel informed the Jerusalem District Court that it will retroactively legalize structures built in part on private Palestinian lands in the illegal Israeli settlement of Alei Zahav in the occupied West Bank, and will for the first time invoke a legal mechanism approved in December 2018. Alei Zahav is an illegal settlement located close to …

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