Posts Tagged ‘settler’

‘Israel’ Plans to Build 18,000 More Settler Units in Occupied West Bank

January 26, 2023  By Staff, Agencies Zionist media sources reported that the current far-right administration in Tel Aviv is planning to take unprecedented steps to pave the way for further expansion of unlawful settlement construction in the occupied West Bank. According to ‘Israel’ Hayom newspaper, Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet has begun discussing measures […]

Hamas warns of settler intrusions into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa to celebrate Hanukkah

Palestinian resistance group has warned of grave consequences from planned settler intrusions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, reports Anadolu Agency. Settler groups have called on supporters to force their way into the flashpoint site on Sunday to celebrate the 8-day holiday. In a Saturday […]

2022 was a record year for settler violence. Palestinians say next year will be even worse.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians soared in 2022. Palestinians say the worrying trend will only worsen as right-wing extremists make their home in Israel’s new government. Source

Settler invasion of Ramallah exposes PA impotence

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on October 13, Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Tireh neighborhood in Ramallah, to conduct Talmudic prayers and ceremonies. This practice, among other strategies, has been commonly employed by religious settlers as a means of providing the Israeli Supreme Court with legal grounds to take over Palestinian land, suggesting that those lands hold […]

Settler stops car to open fire on Palestinian house

OPINION: The world allows Israel to act with impunity against everyone Source

’24 hours of hell’: Israeli settler gangs terrorize Palestinian town under army protection

Israeli settlers continued their attack on the Palestinian town of Huwwara in the northern occupied West Bank for the second day in a row on Friday, vandalizing several storefronts, vehicles, and homes, while Israeli forces fired live ammunition at Palestinians in the town.  At around 1 p.m., as Friday prayers were ongoing in the town, […]

Abbas condemns murder of Palestinian by Jewish settler

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the murder of a Palestinian man by an illegal Jewish settler in the occupied West Bank. PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh also condemned the killing of Ali Harb, 27, in the village of Iskaka, near Salfit. After he was stabbed, Israeli occupation soldiers in the area, who protect […]

Israeli Settler Invade Al-Aqsa With A Huge Response Expected

This Sunday, approximately 70,000 ultra-nationalist Israeli settlers attended their annual racist “flag march” during which Palestinians, their properties, and Holy sites came under attack in Jerusalem’s old city. In an unexpected twist, however, no violent reaction came as was threatened. So what can we now expect? An unprecedented attack against Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim identity […]

Jerusalem’s Heads of Churches protest settler takeover of hotel in Old City’s Christian quarter

On Sunday evening, March 27, radical members of an extremist settler group were accompanied by Israeli police as they took control of the Little Petra Hotel in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Located near the Jaffa Gate in occupied East Jerusalem, the hotel is the subject of a years-long and as-yet […]

We ask Palestine’s friends in the U.S. to work to defund settler groups that push us out of our homes

Liberation leaders and protestors from all corners of Historic Palestine marched on the streets of occupied Hebron to commemorate the lives taken during the Ibrahimi mosque massacre. On February 25, 1994, the extremist settler Baruch Goldstein entered the sacred Ibrahimi mosque armed with an assault rifle and murdered 29 Palestinian worshipers, injuring another 125 before […]

Settler group Elad is Israel’s weapon to evict Palestinians from Silwan

Elad settler organisation, also known as Ir David Foundation, is Israel’s weapon to steal Palestinian lands, including private land owned by Palestinians who fled Israeli aggression in 1948 or 1967. The pro-settlement Israeli association was established in 1986, and has been operating mainly in the occupied Palestinian village of Silwan in East Jerusalem, south of the Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque. It has been working to […]

US army tour with Hebron settler-extremist legitimizes occupation and signals Biden’s collapse

Why did US officers visit the illegal, fortified Israeli settlement in the Palestinian city of Hebron earlier this month? I want the Biden administration to answer this question. Like many who have Palestinian friends or who follow events in Israel/Palestine, I was dismayed to learn of the visit three weeks ago by U.S. Army officers […]

Jewish Settler Runs over, Kills Palestinian Man near Ramallah –

January 6, 2022 Mustafa Falaneh, 25, was killed when a Jewish settler ran him over near Ramallah. (Photo: via Social Media) A Jewish settler on Thursday ran over and killed a Palestinian man as he was on his way to work, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. The victim was identified to be Mustafa […]

Israeli settler runs over elderly Palestinian

An Israeli settler rammed his car into an elderly Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening, injuring him severely, Anadolu News Agency reports. The man identified as Suleiman Al-Hathaleen, 69, is an activist in the Palestinian resistance to Israeli settlement projects on the Palestinian land. Tareq, his relative, told Anadolu Agency that the […]

Israeli Settler Violence In The West Bank Is Leading To An Armed Uprising

Last Saturday Palestinians endured a Christmas nightmare as Israeli settler lynch mobs attacked villages near the city of Nablus, injuring over 200. Attacks like these are not going away and are forcing West Bank Palestinians to take to extreme measures to defend their homes. 247 Palestinians were injured — 10 with live ammunition and 48 […]

Israel’s prime minister says settler violence is ‘marginal’

Israel views settler violence “severely” and it is taking steps to tackle the phenomenon, the country’s Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev said Monday when he met in Jerusalem with U.S. Under-Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. The declaration comes in the context of a 150% increase in Jewish settler-colonialist terrorization of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian […]

On Haaretz: Can Settler Colonialism Be Liberal and Apartheid Be Progressive?

December 13, 2021 Palestinians at an Israeli military checkpoint. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org) By Ilan Pappe Can you imagine in the heyday of Apartheid in South Africa, a political movement or newspaper that would be regarded as liberal, and commended worldwide for its bravery, notwithstanding expressing their support for the Apartheid system itself? Can you imagine what […]

Western Media Cover Up Racist Israeli Settler Violence

On Tuesday, November 30, the United Nations Security Council convened to discuss events in the Middle East, condemning Israeli settler violence in the West Bank and the trend of the Israeli military allowing them to be carried out. Yet despite this being condemned by the international community, Western media finds it of no interest to […]

Heroic Palestinian Stabbing Op: «Israeli» Settler Injured in Al-Quds

December 8, 2021 By Staff, Agencies An “Israeli” settler was stabbed and wounded in a tense neighborhood in east al-Quds [Jerusalem] on Wednesday. A Palestinian female minor was later arrested inside a nearby school, “Israeli” police said. The “Israeli” woman was taken to the trauma unit of the nearby Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, which said […]

‘Settler violence is part of Israel’s official policy,’ experts say — but ‘Washington Post’ buries that angle

Earlier this month, the human rights group B’Tselem issued an important report titled, “State Business: Israel’s misappropriation of land in the West Bank through settler violence” that said the Israeli government “fully supports and assists” the spike in settler violence. Israel is using the settlers to widen the “Jewish-only space” on Palestinian lands, a process […]

Israel activist calls for ‘weapons to protect Palestinians’ from settler violence

Left-wing Jewish Israeli activist, Haim Shadmi, asked the Knesset on Sunday to allow him to bear arms to protect Palestinians from Jewish settler violence which they experience on a daily basis, the Jerusalem Post reported. During the Knesset conference “Stop Settler Violence”, Shadmi was reported saying: “Give us the authority to bear arms,” while going […]

‘If I gave up Jerusalem for the UK, a settler would take my place’

On Wednesday 29 September, Jerusalemite Hana Alamleh was packing her bags for her journey back to Palestine after having stayed a year in the United Kingdom. The 24-year-old was awarded the Said Foundation scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in sociolinguistics at Essex University in the 2020/2021 academic year. For young Palestinians, leaving for Europe […]

‘It’s my land’: Beita farmers struggle to harvest olives near settler outpost

On the outskirts of the town of Beita, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank, a young man in a grey hoodie crouches behind some trees, moving discreetly through the olive groves that cover the hilly terrain. To a passerby, Ammar Hamayel, 30, might look suspicious, like he’s doing something he’s not […]

Sheikh Jarrah residents refuse to pay rent to settler groups 

Palestinian families facing eviction from their homes in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood today turned down an Israeli court’s offer to provide them ‘protected residence’ status, saying that if they pay rent to the settler organisation which claims the land on which their homes are built, their properties will not be demolished, a member of one […]

Spike in Israeli settler attacks serves Bennett government policy: Terrorize Palestinians and take more land

Settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is rising rapidly this year, with more than 2 attacks a day on average, per the Israeli military– a far greater rate than a year ago. According to two Israeli human rights experts, the violent settlers are working with the cooperation of the army and the […]

Campaign to save Palestinian farmers from settler attacks

In 2020 there were 40 attacks on Palestinian farmers during the harvest October 15, 2021 at 4:44 pm READ: Gaza marks Palestine Heritage Day Show Comments Related Source

B’Tselem: Palestinian teen kidnapped, tortured in settler attack

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem detailed the harrowing tale of a Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and tortured by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank this summer, in a report released last week. On August 17th, 15-year-old Tareq Zbeidi and five of his friends decided to go for a picnic […]

Bowing to pressure, Israeli bus companies remove ads deploring settler violence

An ad campaign by a group of Israeli human rights organizations – Breaking the Silence, Peace Now, Yesh Din, Warriors for Peace and others – demanding that the Defense Minister and Minister of Internal Security put an end to settler violence was removed from major Israeli bus companies Egged and Dan yesterday, October 4. The […]

An Israeli settler I want to live beside

DECOLONIZING ISRAEL, LIBERATING PALESTINE Zionism, Settler Colonialism, and the Case for One Democratic Stateby Jeff Halper256 pp. Pluto Press, $19.95 Imagine, God forbid, that you and a friend are being rushed into a hospital emergency room by a life-support ambulance team. One of you is still living; the other died at the scene.  The horrific […]

Protesting Settler Colonialism In The Neoliberal University

Above photo: “Holding Palestine” artistic protest. Steven Maybury. When Dutch art students wanted to show solidarity with Palestine, their school attempted to silence them. Students resisted with artistic forms of protest. During May’s uprising in Palestine against the latest aggression of the apartheid Israeli state, a few students at the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) in […]

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