Posts Tagged ‘settlers’

Settlers exploit coronavirus to increase violence against Palestinians

West Bank / Jerusalem In the West Bank, the COVID-19 lockdown is exacerbating a mental health crisis Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders 24 Apr — A full lockdown has been in place in the West Bank for more than three weeks, with over 300 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Palestinian Territories. The […]

Israeli settlers loose cattle on Palestinian barley and wheat fields

West Bank Israeli settlers unleash cattle on Palestinian-owned farmlands IMEMC/Agencies 15 Apr — Israeli colonial settlers unleashed their cattle, on Wednesday, onto Palestinian-owned farmlands in the northern Alghour area of the Jordan Valley, in the West Bank. Local legal activist, Aref Daraghma, told Palestinian Wafa News Agency that tens of cows were released onto farmlands […]

Jewish Settlers Take over Palestinian Land near Bethlehem by Planting Trees in the Area

Source Jewish settlers plant trees in Palestinian lands as a prelude to seizing the land. (Photo: File)  Palestine news MADA demands Facebook to support Palestinian media and increase the capacity of its and CSOs on the platform. Israel continues to exploit Corona outbreak to implement settlement projects Pioneering economic recovery plan in response to Corona […]

Israeli army lets settlers enter West Bank site, defying Palestinian coronavirus measures

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli army allows settlers into West Bank site, defying Palestinian corona closure decision NABLUS, Thursday, March 12, 2020 (WAFA) – The Israeli army today allowed groups of Jewish settlers into Sebastia archeological site in the north of the occupied West Bank despite a Palestinian Authority decision closing tourist sites and banning […]

Hebron settlers hold Purim parade while Palestinians locked down for coronavirus

In the shadow of the spread of coronavirus across Israel-Palestine, over 250 Israeli settlers took part in the annual parade to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the center of occupied Hebron on Tuesday. The settlers, who marched from the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, were accompanied by hundreds […]

How do settlers take over Palestinian land? One road gives the answer

On Jan. 28, the day U.S. President Donald Trump published the “Deal of the Century,” a woman sat in a rental car in the settlement of Kedumim tapping away on her phone, as shots rang out from next-door Kufr Qaddum. The grunts of army vehicles could also heard emerging from the Palestinian village, which lies […]

Why Jordan Valley settlers fear annexation more than Palestinians do

“Are you lost?” asks the man driving the dilapidated tractor. Khaled is one of the 1,700 Palestinians who live in Fasayil, a small Palestinian village in the occupied Jordan Valley of the West Bank. I nod my head to let him know that I was not lost. I came to the Jordan Valley in the […]

Settlers are seizing ‘empty’ land. The Palestinian owners are fighting back

Early in the morning on Dec. 3, Ahmad Qaddoura received a call from his neighbor notifying him that bulldozers, likely Israeli, were working on his land in the West Bank village of Kafr Laqef, near Nablus in the northern West Bank. Qaddoura, 61, immediately left his bakery shop in Qalqilya and drove to his land […]

BDS activists hurl insults at delegation of settlers and Palestinians in Madrid

Anti-Israel activists protested Wednesday at a Madrid conference on coexistence attended by a delegation of Israeli settlers and Palestinians. The activists, members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), were forced to leave the premises of the conference for disruptive behavior, according to Hebrew media reports. They then waited for the delegation members outside, […]

What if Israel had decided to expel the settlers of Hebron?

After Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin could have taken action against the settlers of Hebron. Instead he put the Palestinians of the city under closure. The consequences of that decision reverberate until today. By Amiram Goldblum Israeli settlers stand near a mosque in the […]

Israeli army protects settlers disrupting Palestinian olive harvest

West Bank Video: IDF stops joint Jewish-Palestinian olive harvest JPost 26 Oct by Leon Sverdlov — “We won’t surrender to settler violence, and will stand with Palestinian farmers.” —  Approximately 100 activists from the NGO Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) and the Israeli grassroots movement Standing Together gathered on Friday to participate in the season’s […]

The settlers who beat me didn’t care that I am an observant Jew

The settlers of Yitzhar beat me with crowbars and threw a stone at my head that split open the skin. Then they set fire to the olive groves. By Isaac Johnston The author seen harvesting olives in the Palestinian village of Burin before he was attacked by settlers from the nearby settlement of Yitzhar. (Isaac Johnston) On October […]

Settlers attack olive harvesters, Israeli volunteers in West Bank village

Masked settlers uproot olive trees, set groves ablaze, and beat several Israeli volunteers with stones and metal rods in the West Bank village of Burin. Rabbi Moshe Yehudai is evacuated from the village of Burin during an olive harvest after being attacked by Israeli settlers from the nearby settlement of Yitzhar. (Rabbis for […]

300 Israeli settlers violate Aqsa Mosque

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Israeli forces & settlers commit 204 human rights violations in past week

According to local sources, police officers rounded up 16-year-old Mohamed Abul-Hems as he was walking home from school in Issawiya. From Palestine Live PLus, Sept 21, 2019 The Palestinian Center for Human rights documented 204 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian […]

Australian Aboriginals shackled by Jewish Settlers

Australian Aboriginals shackled by Jewish Settlers Shackled by the NECK, chained together and guarded by white men holding rifles: Shocking photographs show the horrific treatment of Aboriginal Australians by early European Jewish settlers This story originally appeared in September 2017  A series of haunting images show the cruelty Aboriginal prisoners faced at the turn of […]

To avoid settlers, the Israeli army escorts these Palestinian schoolchildren

For the past 15 years, soldiers have escorted the children of A-Tuba in the South Hebron Hills to their school in order to protect them from settler violence. This is what their daily journey looks like. By Yuval Abraham Students from the Palestinian village of A-Tuba in the South Hebron Hills walk to […]

Israeli settlers: Why do you kill Palestinian children?

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Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel, scheduled to be held on September 17.  The previous elections, on April 9, failed to bring about political […]

Palestinian killed in occupied West Bank after allegedly ramming settlers with car

West Bank / Jerusalem Update: ‘Army kills one Palestinian near Bethlehem’ IMEMC 16 Aug — The Palestinian Health Ministry and the District Civil Coordination Office have reported that the Palestinian who was killed by Israeli soldiers near Etzion, Friday,south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has been identified as Ala Khader al-Hreimi, 26. The […]

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