• (699) Israël : les routes de l’annexion
    6 oct. 2021| ARTE Reportage
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUU-izHqN8

    Voies rapides, tunnels, viaducs, parkings de dissuasion… l’Etat hébreu investit des sommes considérables dans ce territoire occupé. Ces routes sont le moteur de la colonisation. Elles encouragent les Israéliens de l’intérieur à s’installer dans des colonies-dortoirs désormais reliées aux grandes villes par des axes modernes et sécurisés.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Sept ans après une décision de justice, une grand-mère palestinienne toujours empêchée d’accéder à sa terre
    Par Shatha Hammad – RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie occupée
    Published date : Mercredi 22 septembre 2021 | Middle East Eye édition française
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/israel-palestine-confiscation-terre-colonie-illegale

    « Je veux retourner sur ma terre avant de mourir ! ». Ce cri de désespoir, Mariam Hassan Hammad, 80 ans, l’a lancé à un groupe de soldats israéliens, armés de pied en cap, qui empêchaient des propriétaires palestiniens d’accéder à leurs terres dans la région de Thahr al-Mazare, au nord-est de Ramallah, en Cisjordanie occupée.

    Les propriétaires palestiniens, dont Mariam, devaient enfin pénétrer sur leurs terres ce samedi, 30 ans après leur confiscation pour construire la colonie illégale d’Ofra.

    La colonie a été étendue en 1996 avec l’avant-poste notoirement célèbre d’Amona, lequel a été évacué après une décision de justice israélienne en 2014.

    Samedi après-midi, les propriétaires se dirigeaient vers leurs champs, apportant avec eux la décision de la cour suprême israélienne leur rendant leur terre en 2020, trois ans après l’évacuation de la colonie d’Amona. Les Palestiniens ont remporté cette longue bataille juridique après avoir réussi à prouver que l’avant-poste avait été construit sur leurs propriétés privées.

    Mariam était anxieuse lors du trajet vers sa ville natale de Silwad, en chemin pour voir les 25 dounams (2,5 hectares) de terre dont elle a hérité de son père. (...)

    #Colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Enquête sur un crash d’avion en Grèce : une victime devait témoigner au procès de Netanyahu RTBF
    https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_enquete-sur-un-crash-d-avion-en-grece-une-victime-devait-temoigner-au-pr

    La Grèce a annoncé mardi qu’elle allait enquêter sur l’accident d’un avion privé, la veille au soir près de Samos, dans lequel est mort un Israélien qui devait témoigner au procès de l’ex-Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu, selon le bureau du procureur israélien.

     » Un pêcheur local a dit qu’il y avait eu une grosse explosion, suivie d’une plus petite", a déclaré à l’AFP Ioannis Kondylis, chef du bureau national d’investigation sur les catastrophes aériennes et sur la sécurité aérienne.


    "L’épave montrera si c’est le cas", a ajouté M. Kondylis, précisant que les débris de l’appareil reposaient pour l’instant par 33 mètres de fond.

    Un couple israélien est mort lundi soir dans le crash en mer de ce monomoteur Cessna C182, non loin de l’aéroport de l’île grecque de Samos.

    Le ministère israélien des Affaires étrangères a identifié les victimes comme Haim et Esther Giron, un couple de 69 ans de Tel Aviv.

    Haim Giron, ex-directeur adjoint au ministère israélien de la Communication, devait témoigner au procès de Benjamin Netanyahu, a indiqué à l’AFP un porte-parole du bureau du procureur en Israël.

    L’ancien Premier ministre est accusé de corruption, fraude et abus de confiance, et d’avoir accordé des faveurs à des magnats des médias en échange d’une couverture médiatique favorable.
    Il est accusé d’avoir "usé de façon illégitime" du pouvoir gouvernemental pour "demander et obtenir des avantages injustifiés de propriétaires de médias en Israël pour faire avancer ses affaires personnelles", selon la procureure principale citée en avril au procès.
     
    #israël #israel #gaza #bds #netanyahu #colonisation #sionisme #occupation #israfrique #racisme #colonialisme_de_peuplement #assassinat #meurtre

    • Soit Netanyahu a le "cul bordé de nouille... soit il a un super service de barbouzes !

      Enquête sur un crash d’avion en Grèce : une victime devait témoigner au procès de Netanyahu meurt lundi soir, dans l’explosion d’un avion qui ls transportait

  • WAFA: “Members of US Congress demand Treasury examine charities supporting illegal Israeli settlements”
    Aug 4, 2021 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/wafa-members-of-us-congress-demand-treasury-examine-charities-supporting-ille

    WASHINGTON, Tuesday, August 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Seven members of the US Congress wrote the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen demanding an investigation into US charities supporting illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

    “We write to express our extreme concern that US charities are funding and providing direct support to Israeli organizations that are working to expand and perpetuate Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in violation of international law, including supporting the dispossession and forced displacement of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods. We are concerned that these policies violate US obligations under international law, as well as federal tax law,” wrote Representatives Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andre Carson, Betty McCollum, Mark Pocan, Ayyana Pressley and Cori Bush.

    “Since Israeli forces occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in 1967, Israeli authorities have pursued an unlawful settlement enterprise in occupied territory—an aggressive policy of seizing lands either privately owned by, or collectively used by Palestinians, and allocating them for the use and enjoyment of Jewish Israelis. Israeli authorities utilize discriminatory housing, land, and property legal regimes and impermissible military justifications to dispossess Palestinians of their lands, or destroy Palestinian homes, property, and essential civilian infrastructure. Israeli authorities and private Israeli settler organizations in collaboration with Israeli authorities have established some 200 Jewish -only settlements that house over 600,000 Israeli citizens.”

    The US lawmakers added: “The broader settlement enterprise to create and sustain illegal settlements, pursuant to Israel’s policy of settling its civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, is in direct contravention of international humanitarian law. This was reaffirmed by an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice in 2004 as well as UN Security Council Resolution 2334, adopted on December 23, 2016, which reiterates previous Security Council resolutions calling on Israel to cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Silwan: A silent war for Jerusalem’s soul
    By Latifeh Abdellatif , Huthifa Fayyad for Middle East Eye
    – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/silwan-a-silent-war-for-jerusalems-soul

    Since the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Silwan has been the target of ongoing illegal Israeli settlement activity. Qutaiba Odeh is one of thousands of Palestinians in the ancient town fighting home demolitions and evictions to remain in their homes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220SdttKYnY&t=56s


    Transcribed by IMEMC

    Qutaiba Odeh: “We live in a silent war. It’s a war you don’t hear or see, but as Palestinians in Jerusalem, we live it around the clock. There is not a house in Silwan today that does not have a story or a hardship. Either they have someone in prison, someone wounded or martyred, a child or a young man detained, a house threatened with demolition by the [Israeli] municipality or facing eviction by [Israeli] settlers.

    My name is Qutaiba Odeh, a resident of Silwan town. My dream is that our generation does not live the same Nakba our forefathers lived. I am a from a Palestinian family in Jerusalem living in Silwan. We are a family of 21 members living in three neighborhoods. In Silwan, we have three houses, two of them threatened with demolition and the other one threatened with eviction.

    If we speak about Jerusalem, we speak about Silwan. Yabous (Jebusites), the first Canaanite tribe, started in Silwan. The origin of human settlement in Jerusalem started in Silwan. Silwan is the southern safeguard of the Old City and al-Aqsa Mosque. Palestinians here live in approximately 12 neighborhoods, 6 of these neighborhoods are threatened with forced displacement and ethnic cleansing. We are here today in al-Bustan neighborhood. The [Israeli] occupation municipality decided in 2004 to demolish this neighborhood and turn it into a biblical park.

    They want to settle in Arab towns and neighborhoods in Jerusalem among the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem. they want to abolish the idea of Jerusalem being the capital of Palestine through these settlement projects here and there, so that in the future they’ll be the majority and we the minority. Settler organizations like Ateret Cohanim, Elad and the Jewish National Fund are very active here and have a lot of influence. They are the other face of the right-wing occupation government.” (...)

    #Silwan #colonialisme_de_peuplement #Jerusalem

  • New Israeli government’s land seizure - where’s the EU ?
    By Sarit Michaeli - Jerusalem, 16. Jul,
    https://euobserver.com/opinion/152448

    (...) The EU, through the West Bank Protection Consortium, funded solar electricity systems, and mobile toilets, among other forms of assistance, to allow Humsah residents to build resilience against this hostile environment.

    European diplomats protested Israel’s conduct also vis-à-vis the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs, logging a diplomatic demarche in February 2021, which also included the ubiquitous request that Israel return any European donor-funded material that had been confiscated.

    That same month, European position was delivered to the UN Security Council, when six current and former members demanded that Israel halt its continuous demolitions of the village.

    The flurry of diplomatic activity clearly failed to impress the Israeli occupation authorities.

    Last Wednesday (7 July), soldiers and civil administration staff arrived at the community, declared the area a closed military zone and denied journalists, human rights activists and diplomats access.

    The forces dismantled and confiscated residential and agricultural structures, belonging to nine families with a total of 61 members, including 34 minors. The forces also destroyed water tanks, fencing and farming equipment.

    The residents’ belongings were loaded onto trucks that transported them to the ’Ein Shibli community, which lies west of Khirbet Humsah, on the edge of Area C, which Israel has earmarked for their permanent forcible transfer - a war crime. (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement #IsraelUE

    • L’UE prête à un « nouveau départ » avec Israël mais attend des gages (Borrell)
      12 juillet 2021 Par Agence France-Presse
      https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/fil-dactualites/120721/l-ue-prete-un-nouveau-depart-avec-israel-mais-attend-des-gages-borrell

      L’UE est prête à un « nouveau départ » avec Israël, mais attend du nouveau gouvernement des gages de sa volonté de trouver une solution avec les Palestiniens, a annoncé lundi le chef de la diplomatie européenne, Josep Borrell, après une réunion avec le ministre des Affaires étrangères Yaïr Lapid.
      « Nous attendons qu’Israël offre une perspective politique pour trouver une solution avec les Palestiniens. L’UE est prête à les aider à relancer le processus de paix, mais nous savons que ce n’est pas pour demain », a déclaré Josep Borrell, au cours d’une conférence de presse, après une réunion avec les ministres des Affaires étrangères de l’UE et un déjeuner de travail avec leur homologue israélien.
      « Nous sommes prêts à reprendre les relations bilatérales, mais il existe encore de sérieuses divergences entre les membres de l’UE pour relancer le conseil d’association avec Israël qui ne s’est pas réuni depuis 2008 », a-t-il souligné.
      « Beaucoup sont pour, mais d’autres pas. Or pour relancer le conseil d’association, il faut que les 27 trouvent un consensus. Et il faut que le nouveau gouvernement israélien démontre que les choses ont changé depuis 2008, notamment sur la politique de colonisation », a-t-il précisé. « Israël doit apporter sa pierre à l’édifice », a-t-il conclu. « M. Lapid s’est prononcé publiquement pour la solution de deux Etats, mais nous attendons un engagement crédible », a-t-il expliqué.
      « La Belgique, comme l’UE, demande la fin de l’occupation et de la politique de colonisation, y compris à Jérusalem-Est », a déclaré la ministre belge des Affaires étrangères, Sophie Wilmès, dans un communiqué. « La démolition et la confiscation de propriétés dans la communauté palestinienne de Humsa - Al Bqai’a la semaine dernière sont extrêmement préoccupantes », a-t-elle souligné. (...)

  • In just a month, illegal settler outpost sprouts up on Palestinian lands
    Amira Hass | Jun. 7, 2021 | 11:01 PM - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-in-just-a-month-illegal-settler-outpost-sprouts-up-on-palestinian-

    The aim of settlers at Evyatar, which already boasts some 40 buildings, is to prevent any contiguity between the three villages on whose lands they are currently building. Civil Administration inspectors can’t keep up with the pace of construction in the West Bank

    In the past month, in the heart of a Palestinian rural area south of Nablus in the West Bank, a new/old outpost called Evyatar is being constructed and expanded. Although only a short period of time has passed, there are already around 40 structures on the site. The massive construction is being carried out overtly, at the initiative of the Nahala settlement movement, which is providing financing and logistical assistance, and with the backing of the Samaria Regional Council. However, this past Sunday, two days after this article was first published in Hebrew, a military order was issued that is supposed to prevent entry to the site and to enable its demolition. The settlers vow to defy the order.

    After a few unsuccessful efforts, the outpost is now being built on land belonging to the villages of Beita, Qabalan and Yatma, in close proximity to their orchards and stone terraces, on a hill that was the site of an army base in the 1980s. Last month, during protests by villagers against the outpost, live fire by the Israeli army killed two young men from the village of Beita and wounded some 25 others. On Sunday the army blocked the main entrance to that village.

    The general secretary of Nahala, Daniella Weiss – whom Haaretz was referred to by the outpost settlers, as their spokeswoman – said last Thursday that the outpost covers several dozen dunams as of now, but has the potential to expand to 600 dunams (about 150 acres). As of Sunday 46 families were already living there. Weiss said another 75 are hoping to join them soon.

    Evyatar is located about 1.6 kilometers east of the Za’atara (Tapuah) Junction and according to the settlers’ Facebook page it “prevents the creation of a connection between the villages of Qabalan, Yatma and Beita” – but on the other hand, creates contiguity between the settlements of Tapuah, west of the Za’atara Junction, and Migdalim, about nine kilometers southeast of the junction.

    The Civil Administration told Haaretz that the structures in Evyatar were erected “illegally, without the necessary permits.” In other words, without a decision by that body’s Supreme Planning Council and without a proper master plan – which means that the public did not have a chance to submit its objections. The administration also said that “enforcement will be carried out at the site in accordance with authorizations and regulations, and subject to operative considerations.”

    Haaretz has learned that this kind of reply is given when military and/or political leaders intervene in order to prevent evacuation of a settlement, as evidenced by the many illegal and unauthorized agricultural outposts dotting the northern Jordan Valley: They have continued to expand in the past three or four years despite demolition orders against them.

    Daniella Weiss confirmed that demolition orders for the Evyatar outpost were indeed issued, but “not for all the structures, because every day new ones are being built.” In other words, Civil Administration inspectors can’t keep up with the pace.

    A resident of Kiryat Arba who moved to Evyatar told Haaretz last Tuesday: “The Israelites left Egypt in haste, and Evyatar was built in haste.” And in fact, the residents of Qabalan and Beita report hearing heavy machinery operating day and night.

    The Civil Administration did not reply to Haaretz’s question about the legal status of the land.

    Weiss claims that the property on which the outpost is being erected is in the process of being declared state land, within the area of jurisdiction of the Samaria Regional Council. When the military base was originally built on this site, an order was issued that green-lighted temporary seizure of the (privately owned) land for military purposes.

    Villagers recall their parents and grandparents cultivating the local fields, and explain that since the evacuation of the military base in the 1990s, they were prohibited from building there because the site is in Israeli-controlled Area C, where Palestinians are not allowed to build – even on their own private land.

    The outpost is named after Evyatar Borovsky, a resident of the settlement of Yitzhar who was murdered by a Palestinian in May 2013. Following his murder there were three attempts to build an outpost at the site – in 2013, 2016 and 2018 – but the mobile homes and other structures erected there were evacuated very quickly. This time – just hours after the shooting attack against three students of the yeshiva in the settlement of Itamar, on May 2 – settlers began to set up awnings, mobile homes and tents, all at once. After reports of the death of Yehuda Guetta, one of the students, it was decided to name the study hall after him.

    ‘No hut on a rocky hill’

    When Haaretz asked why the authorities did not immediately evacuate the structures springing up this time, Weiss said that it’s due to a combination of the settlers’ daring and a deliberate decision to operate differently.

    “If you take a risk and demonstrate daring, you increase the chances [of succeeding],” she said, adding that the Nahala movement and the settlers decided that they did not want "a hut on a rocky hill, but a mass, with concrete blocks immediately, with heavy equipment immediately – in a big way.”

    Weiss added that right after the May 2 attack, military forces were preoccupied with the search for the shooter, which is how the opportunity was created at Evyatar.

    “It’s not that someone gave us freedom of movement,” she says, “but a situation arose, and families started to arrive. And then the war [between Israel and Hamas, in the Gaza Strip] broke out.” In other words, another factor that kept the army busy.

    Weiss was not aware of the report in the daily Maariv on January 11 to the effect that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive asking that the Supreme Planning Council approve the construction of 400 additional residential units in Beit El, Evyatar, Shavei Shomron and other settlements.

    Some of the structures brought into Evyatar are mobile homes that have seen better days; other buildings have been assembled on site from prefab components (such as walls, windows, closets and so on), and there are several concrete structures as well. Last week the settlers started paving the internal streets with asphalt. Last Tuesday the parking lot was still unpaved; by Thursday it was covered with asphalt.

    Piles of plywood were lying on the ground – awaiting assembly. In addition to the study hall, and a small grocery which is supposed to become a supermarket, there is already a nursery school with a small playground and a swath of artificial grass.

    Last Tuesday many children could be seen, as well as about 10 women and some 20 to 30 young men, most of them armed with rifles or pistols, “but not all of them,” says Weiss. “If only there were more armed men.”

    There is no fence around the outpost, an approach that she says is in keeping with her decades-old philosophy, implemented in her own settlement, Kedumim – to the effect that fencing is a sign of fear and weakness. Nor were any soldiers seen at the outpost on Tuesday. Weiss says that they were in Beita. According to a post on the website Hakol Hayehudi, the “Israeli canine unit” – a private organization based in the settlement of Tapuah – sent guard dogs and their handlers to Evyatar, along with technological means of protection.

    Some 90 percent of the work going on at the outpost is being done on a voluntary basis, Weiss says; low wages are being paid to those hired to work. Nahala is responsible for bringing in the heavy machinery (shovels, a cement mixer, and so on). During the first days at the site, residents of the surrounding Palestinian villages noticed that uniformed troops were helping with the construction. Weiss says they were apparently soldiers “who saw and became enthusiastic about building the land – soldiers who are often bored and are happy when there’s action. But there’s no need, because there are loads of young people who are working here.”

    A crowdsourcing campaign directed by Zvi Sukkot, an associate of the head of the Samaria Regional Council, a member of the hard-right Otzma Yehudit party and a spokesman for the settlement of Yitzhar – has brought in donations totaling about 1,200,000 shekels (about $370,000). The settling “cell” registered for Evyatar is one of seven organized by Nahala. Weiss adds that a number of families with eight or nine children have moved to the outpost (they have been allocated concrete structures, which are larger than the mobile homes). Two of the families in the cell are from Petah Tikva and the rest from West Bank settlements.

    Many people supporting the effort at Evyatar have made pilgrimages to the site, including the rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu; Rabbi Elyakim Levanon of the Samaria Regional Council, Rabbi Shimon Rosenzweig of Tapuah; MKs Miki Zohar (Likud) and Amichai Shikli (Yamina); and members of the Bnei Akiva youth movement. Last Shabbat residents hosted hundreds of supporters.

    MK Mossi Raz (Meretz) turned to Defense Minister Benny Gantz on May 3, the day the establishment of the outpost was declared, and demanded its immediate evacuation in order to prevent an escalation of tensions. He traveled to the village of Beita “in order to ask permission from the legal landowners to go up [to the outpost] in order to see what was happening on their land, and to console them in their mourning.” Raz told Haaretz that his letter to Gantz, which warned about the crime being perpetrated by the settlers “was totally ignored and has not been answered to this day. Settlements are a war crime that must not be ignored.”

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Shrinking Palestinian Civic Space: IOF Raid and Close UHWC in al-Bireh
    Date: 09 June 2021 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
    https://www.pchrgaza.org/en/shrinking-palestinian-civic-space-iof-raid-and-close-uhwc-in-al-bireh

    On Wednesday, 09 June 2021, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) raided and ransacked the Headquarter of the of the Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC) in Sateh Marhaba neighborhood al-Bireh. They confiscated some its contents and then closed it. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns IOF’s closure of a healthcare organization, stressing it is part of IOF’s systematic policy to polish off the Palestinian civil society and undermine its role in supporting the Palestinian resilience under the occupation.

    According to PCHR’s follow-up, at approximately 05:00, IOF backed by military vehicles moved into al-Bireh and stationed in Sateh Marhaba neighborhood. IOF raided UHWC’s headquarter (2 floors in al-Sartawi building). They removed the outside doors and raided and ransacked the headquarter. They confiscated the hard disks from the computers and removed the cupboard doors to confiscate the files. IOF then closed the main door of the UHWC’s office with metal bars and fixed an order issued by the “Israel Defense Forces Commander in Judea and Samaria” to close immediately the office for 6 months. The order also warned the employees from entering their offices otherwise they will be arrested or prosecuted for disobeying the military orders.

    Shatha ‘Odeh, UHWC’s Director, commented on the order to close the office and said, “this military order will negatively affect the organization’s work and continuity to provide healthcare services to citizens as the closure of the headquarter will hinder work in the branch offices in terms of administrative and financial matters. Moreover, the closure will restrict our relation with the donors when they know that the headquarter is closed in addition to shaking the confidence of medicine and medical devices’ suppliers in the organization.”

    Previously on 08 March 2021, IOF raided and ransacked the same headquarter in addition to confiscating the computers. At the same time, they arrested one of the organization’s employees from his house in Ramallah. At the time, PCHR condemned this incident and called upon the international community to take action in order to protect the Palestinian civil society.

    It should be noted that UHWC is a well-respected Palestinian non-governmental organization that was founded in 1985. UHWC is active in the field of health and community development in the Palestinian territory from a human rights perspective; it has branches in most Palestinian cities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (...)

    #Colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict
    By David M. Halbfinger and Adam Rasgon
    May 22, 2021 - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/us/israel-gaza-conflict.html

    An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

    JERUSALEM — Muhammad Sandouka built his home in the shadow of the Temple Mount before his second son, now 15, was born.

    They demolished it together, after Israeli authorities decided that razing it would improve views of the Old City for tourists.

    Mr. Sandouka, 42, a countertop installer, had been at work when an inspector confronted his wife with two options: Tear the house down, or the government would not only level it but also bill the Sandoukas $10,000 for its expenses.

    Such is life for Palestinians living under Israel’s occupation: always dreading the knock at the front door.

    The looming removal of six Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem set off a round of protests that helped ignite the latest war between Israel and Gaza. But to the roughly three million Palestinians living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 war and has controlled through decades of failed peace talks, the story was exceptional only because it attracted an international spotlight.

    For the most part, they endure the frights and indignities of the Israeli occupation in obscurity.

    Even in supposedly quiet periods, when the world is not paying attention, Palestinians from all walks of life routinely experience exasperating impossibilities and petty humiliations, bureaucratic controls that force agonizing choices, and the fragility and cruelty of life under military rule, now in its second half-century. (...)

    #Jerusalem #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Sheikh Jarrah
    May 22, 2021 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-injure-four-palestinians-in-sheikh-jarrah

    Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, dozens of nonviolent protesters during a procession at the entrance of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, demanding an end to the assaults by the Israeli colonialist settlers and the siege; at least four were injured.

    The protesters marched while chanting against the ongoing siege on Sheikh Jarrah for the 14th consecutive day.

    The protest was attended by dozens of Palestinians, and many international peace activists, who also condemned the seriously escalating assaults and violations by the soldiers and the colonists targeting the Palestinians, their homes, and property.

    The soldiers and police officers attacked the protesters with gas bombs and concussion grenades, wounding four before Palestinian medics rushed them to hospitals.

    It is worth mentioning that dozens of additional soldiers and police officers have been deployed at the entrances of the neighborhood, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, while allowing groups of fanatic Israeli colonists to continue to provocative marches, and assaults.

    28 Palestinian families are living in Sheikh Jarrah; they moved there when they were forced out of their homes and lands during the Nakba of 1948, when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine, after ethnically cleansing hundreds of towns and villages. (...)

    #Sheikh_Jarrah #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Two Jerusalem Families Forced To Demolish Their Buildings
    Mar 15, 2021 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-family-forced-to-demolish-own-home-in-east-jerusalem

    Two Palestinian families from occupied Jerusalem were forced to demolish their own buildings, late on Sunday at night, to avoid paying excessively high fines and fees after the City Council issued the demolition orders, allegedly for being built without permits.

    The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the two families, Hijazi and Abu Hussein, were forced to demolish two buildings; one was commercial and the second was residential, after the city threatened not only to impose excessively high fines and fees, but also to bill them for the destruction costs if it carries it out using its workers and equipment.

    The two buildings are in Jabal al-Mokabber and Silwan towns, in Jerusalem.

    Silwanic stated that Ahmad Hijazi built his home in the year 2014, and has been living in it along with his family since then, and added that the City Council imposed a 25.000 Shekels fine but continued to reject his permit applications despite various appeals with the District and the Central Courts.

    It also said that resident Mohammad Abu Hussein had to demolish his restaurant, which was built twenty years ago on his own land, but the City Council decided to destroy it three years ago, in addition to imposing fines and fees.

    The Palestinian managed to delay the demolition for several years, but a final ruling was issued forcing him to demolish his building or face the high fines and fees in addition to the demolition costs if the city uses its workers and equipment.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israeli Soldiers Cut And Uproot Thousands Of Trees In Jordan Valley
    Jan 27, 2021 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-cut-and-uproot-thousands-of-trees-in-jordan-valley

    Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, large areas of Palestinian lands, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, before cutting and uprooting more than 10.000 trees.

    Mo’taz Bisharat, the Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the Northern Plains, said the soldiers “committed a massacre against 10.000 evergreen trees, and more than 300 olive trees.

    Bisharat added that the trees were planted 8 to 10 ago on about 400 Dunams (98.84 Acres) of Palestinian lands, in Einoun forest, as part of a project to plant trees funded by Brazil.

    The Israeli attack took place in the morning hours, Wednesday, under the pretext that the trees are in a “military training zone.”

    The soldiers isolated the entire area before preventing the Palestinian citizens from reaching them.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Army Uproots 350 Olive Trees, Demolishes Three Structures, Attack Journalists, Near Jericho
    Dec 30, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/army-uproots-350-olive-trees-demolishes-three-structures-attack-journalists-n

    Israeli soldiers uprooted, Tuesday, at least 350 Palestinian olive trees, and demolished three residential structures and attacked journalists in the Arab az-Zayed Bedouin community in the Noweima village, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank.

    Najat Rmeila, the mayor of Noweima and ad-Diok al-Foqa, said the soldiers uprooted at least 350 olive trees in an orchard owned by Suleiman Zayed.

    She added that the trees were planted by the farmer more than two years ago and that the army has been escalating its violations against the Palestinians in the area to illegally annex their lands.

    The soldiers also demolished three residential sheds, owned by Yousef Abu Kharbeesh and his brothers, rendering the families homeless, in addition to confiscating their belongings.

    The soldiers also attacked Palestine TV reporters while trying to document the invasion and the unfolding violations. (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israeli Settlers Burn 400 Olive Trees South of Hebron
    Dec 14, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-settlers-burn-400-olive-trees-south-of-hebron

    Illegal Israeli settlers, Sunday, burned hundreds of Palestinian-owned olive trees near Yatta town, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

    Rateb Jabour, Coordinator of the Popular Resistance, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a group of Israeli colonialist settlers from the nearby illegal Mitzpe Yair colony, were witnessed throwing unidentified devices into the olive grove, which belongs to the local al-Dababseh family.

    It was estimated that 400 olive trees were burnt before the Palestinian Civil Defense was able to extinguish the fire, preventing damage to homes.

    These types of attacks are a frequent occurrence for the Palestinian communities throughout the Israeli colonized West Bank.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement #barbares

  • AIRBNB LISTING : COMPANY IS ‘DEEPLY COMPROMISED’ BY ISRAELI SETTLEMENT PROPERTIES
    10 December 2020 | Amnesty International
    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/12/airbnb-listing-company-is-deeply-compromised-by-israeli-settlement-properti

    As Airbnb prepares to go public in a multi-billion-dollar Initial Public Offering (IPO) it must withdraw listings of rental properties built illegally on the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said on 10 December 2020.

    The San Francisco-based online accommodation company has around 200 properties for rent in the illegal Israeli settlements that are at the heart of systematic human rights violations faced by Palestinians.

    These settlements are a war crime under international law. Airbnb needs to do right by future investors and stop benefiting from illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
    Saleh Higazi

    Two years ago, Airbnb said it would remove accommodation in the settlements from its listings, before reversing its decision.

    Responding to reports that Airbnb is set to become a publicly-listed company after filing IPO documents in the US, Saleh Higazi, Deputy Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa, said:

    “These settlements are a war crime under international law. Airbnb needs to do right by future investors and stop benefiting from illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    Shamefully, Airbnb has been promoting and benefiting from a situation that is a root cause of the systematic human rights violations faced by millions of Palestinians on a daily basis.” (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement #colonialisme_touristique

  • Cisjordanie : les Palestiniens s’indignent de la visite de Pompeo dans une colonie illégale
    Publié le : 18/11/2020 - Avec notre envoyée spéciale à Al-Bireh, Alice Froussard
    https://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20201118-cisjordanie-les-palestiniens-s-indignent-de-la-visite-de-pompeo-dans-un

    Des Palestiniens manifestent contre la visite de Mike Pompeo à la colonie de Psagot, en Cisjordanie occupée, le 18 novembre 2020, à Al-Bireh. © Mohamad Torokman, Reuters

    En tournée au Proche-Orient, le secrétaire d’État américain Mike Pompéo a atterri mercredi 18 novembre en Israël, où il rencontre Benyamin Netanyahu et des responsables bahreïnis. Il a également visité la colonie israélienne de Psagot, en Cisjordanie Ocuppée, bravant le consensus international. Cette colonie illégale est connue pour son vin, exporté en Europe et aux États-Unis. Une visite inacceptable pour les Palestiniens d’Al-Bireh, le village d’en face.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israël / Territoires palestiniens - Colonisation (16.11.20) - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères
    https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/dossiers-pays/israel-territoires-palestiniens/relations-bilaterales/evenements/article/israel-territoires-palestiniens-colonisation-16-11-20

    La France condamne les annonces relatives à la construction de 1 257 unités de logement dans la colonie israélienne de Givat HaMatos, à Jérusalem-Est. L’expansion de cette colonie porte directement atteinte à la viabilité d’un futur État palestinien, comme l’a rappelé à plusieurs reprises l’Union européenne.

    La colonisation est illégale en droit international et remet en cause sur le terrain la solution des deux États. La France appelle les autorités israéliennes à revenir sur cette décision. La France appelle à mettre un terme à toute mesure unilatérale remettant en cause la solution des deux États fondée sur les paramètres internationalement agréés, qui est seule à même de conduire à une paix juste et durable dans la région.

    #FranceDiplo

    • EU Mission Visits Site of Planned Israeli Settlement Expansion; Heckled by Right-Wing Israelis
      Nov 17, 2020
      https://imemc.org/article/eu-mission-visits-site-of-planned-israeli-settlement-expansion-heckled-by-rig

      Several representatives of the European Union (EU) in Israel and Palestine visited the site of a proposed Israeli settlement on Monday, issuing a strong condemnation of the Israeli plan to build more than 1200 new units on the site. As they were leaving the site, they were heckled by dozens of right-wing Israelis.

      In a statement, Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, one of the EU representatives, said the proposed Givat Hamatos settlement, “forms part of a worrying trend where Israel continues its policy of advancing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory”, adding, “If Israel is to go ahead with its plans for a settlement here, it would cause serious damage to the prospects for a viable and contiguous Palestinian State. More broadly, it will threaten the viability of a negotiated two-state solution, in line with the internationally agreed parameters and with Jerusalem as the future capital of two states.”

      Burgsdorff reiterated the fact that all Israeli colonial settlements are illegal under international law, and that all settlement activity must stop.

      The EU representatives which accompanied members of Palestinian and Israeli civil society to the site on Monday, included representatives from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Norway and Switzerland.

      When they were leaving the site, they were confronted by right-wing Israeli settlers. According to the Jerusalem Post, the hecklers shouted, “You are antisemites. You are against Jewish building. Shut up and go home. According to the Bible this is Jewish land. This is the Jewish capital of Israel.”

      The construction of Givat Hamatos between Jerusalem and Bethlehem would mean that the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Safafa would be surrounded on all sides by Jewish-only settlements, with no access to Bethlehem or the rest of the West Bank.(...)

      #colonialisme_de_peuplement

    • Preventing terror
      Amira Hass | Nov. 17, 2020 | 3:37 AM - Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-preventing-terror-1.9312674

      It’s not only Givat Hamatos: Israel is constantly planning and implementing infrastructure and large-scale construction activities in East Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank, all designed to sabotage the possibility of a Palestinian state. But to our delight this tender, for the construction of residential units on the land reserves of Beit Safafa and Bethlehem, is making some noise, because it is being interpreted as an underhanded maneuver before President-elect Joe Biden enters the White House.

      Yesterday European diplomats visited the site of the settlement. The condemnations, or to be more precise the reservations to the tender, will probably be published soon by the foreign ministries of the EU and several European states. The UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov has already expressed his concern. He mentioned for the millionth time that the construction of settlements violates international law.

      Not only U.S. President Donald Trump encouraged the Israeli land theft project. During two decades of negotiations with the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the ritual expressions of regret and the condemnations by the European Union and its member countries taught Israel that it has nothing to fear. If those countries, which support the path of the Oslo Accords more than anyone else, don’t take concrete steps against Israel’s serial criminality, why should it worry? It can continue to rob and trample, and when necessary to pull out the weapon of “antisemitism” and “Holocaust,” to curb any initiative to stop the Israeli real estate-dispossession spree.

      So please. “Givat Hamatos” is an opportunity for those countries to convert the ritual into genuine actions, which they can and must adopt. First of all, they must publish the following clarifications:

      • Building settlements in occupied territory is forbidden by international law.

      • Apartheid is a crime for which its authors, executors and those consciously participating in it must be punished.

      • A declaration of “state land” backed up by weapons and military orders, and the transfer of this land to one ethnic group at the expense of the other, is a practice of terror.

      • Building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory grows out of the worldview and practices of an apartheid regime that considers Jews superior, and therefore might once again carry out acts of mass expulsion of Palestinians.

      Based on these clarifications, the countries opposed to state terror and apartheid will publish the following warnings:

      • Any contractor participating in the Givat Hamatos tender will not be allowed to participate in projects in which European companies are involved, and its owners and managers will not be allowed to enter Europe.

      • If the owners and managers are European citizens, they will be prosecuted in their countries for participating in the crime of apartheid.

      • The ban on entry and doing business, and the prosecution of offenders, also applies to the planners and architects.

      • All the above applies to the senior executives of the Israel Land Authority.

      • All the above applies to buyers of those residential units.

      • Owners and managers of companies operating in Europe who transact business with those subcontractors and architects will be prosecuted for abetting the perpetration of a crime.

      • Just as the bank accounts of those suspected of involvement in terror are confiscated, the bank accounts of all those mentioned above will be confiscated.

      • The sale of residences to Palestinians as a “fig leaf” will not render the project legal, unless Palestinians who are West Bank residents live there too.

      This will be the start. Later the same warnings will apply to other, less publicized construction plans – and to existing settlements. Don’t call it “delusional” if you oppose apartheid, and if you realize that its planners and beneficiaries are willing and able to expel more Palestinians from their homeland.

  • From Balfour to the Nakba: The settler-colonial experience of Palestine Ilan Pappe | 4 November 2020 | Middle East Eye
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/balfour-nakba-settler-colonial-experience-palestine

    Members of the Haganah paramilitary group escort Palestinians expelled from Haifa after Jewish forces took control in April 1948 (AFP)

    The late prominent scholar of settler-colonialism, Patrick Wolfe, reminded us repeatedly that it is not an event, it is a structure. While settler-colonialism in many cases has a historical starting point, its original motivation guides its maintenance in the present.

    By and large, settler-colonial projects are motivated by what Wolfe defined as “the logic of the elimination of the native”. Settlers’ wish to create a new homeland almost inevitably clashes with the aspirations of the local native population. In some cases, this clash leads to the physical elimination of native populations, as seen in the Americas and Australia; in others, such as South Africa, settlers enclave the indigenous population in closed areas and impose an apartheid system.

    Zionism in Palestine is a settler-colonial project, and Israel remains to this day a settler-colonial state. This depiction is now widely accepted in the scholarly world, but rejected by mainstream Israeli scholars.

    On 2 November 1917, Arthur Balfour, then British foreign secretary, endorsed the idea of a “national home for the Jewish people” without “prejudice” against the “civil and religious rights” of the “non-Jewish communities in Palestine”. While this might imply that Jews were the native and majority population of Palestine, in reality, they comprised 10 percent of the population. (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Hebron In Hebron
    Oct 27, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/soldiers-demolish-a-palestinian-home-in-hebron-in-hebron

    Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Wad al-A’war area, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a Palestinian home.

    Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished a home, consisting of two rooms, owned by Bilal al-Ajlouni.

    Jabour added that the army claimed the property, located in Area C of the West Bank, was not licensed by the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation.

    The occupied West Bank was divided into three areas – A, B, and C – as part of the Oslo Accords, signed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, in 1993 and 1995. (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Three Palestinians Shot, One Seriously Injured at Kufur Qaddoum March
    Oct 18, 2020– – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/three-palestinians-shot-one-seriously-injured-at-kufur-qaddoum-march

    Israeli forces, on Saturday, opened fire at Palestinian demonstrators in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, injuring three young men with rubber-coated steel rounds, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    One of the three young men, shot by Israeli soldiers, was seriously injured, after being struck in the chest, local sources revealed, at the weekly gathering east of Qalqilia city.

    Israeli troops fired tear-gas canisters, and rubber-coated steel rounds at the crowd, causing many to suffer the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

    The seriously injured young man was rushed to a Nablus hospital, and all others were treated on site.

    Similarly, on Friday, soldiers suppressed the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum, causing injuries to Palestinian protesters and a covering journalist.

    Kufur Qaddoum

    #Kafr_Qaddum #colonialisme_de_peuplement
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  • Israël approuve la construction de plus de 2 000 logements dans des colonies en Cisjordanie
    14 octobre 2020
    https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2020/10/14/israel-approuve-la-construction-de-plus-de-2-000-logements-dans-des-colonies

    Israël a approuvé, mercredi 14 octobre, la construction de 2 166 logements dans des colonies en Cisjordanie. Ces autorisations mettent fin à une période de huit mois de gel effectif de nouvelles constructions dans ce territoire occupé par Israël depuis 1967.

    Elles surviennent moins d’un mois après la signature d’un accord de normalisation de leurs relations entre l’Etat hébreu et deux pays arabes du Golfe. Les Emirats arabes unis et Bahreïn ont conclu ces accords le 15 septembre à Washington, sous la houlette du président américain Donald Trump, rejoignant ainsi les pays arabes reconnaissant Israël après l’Egypte en 1979 et la Jordanie en 1994.
    (...)
    La construction de plus de 2 000 logements supplémentaires doit également être approuvée jeudi, a précisé l’ONG israélienne anticolonisation La Paix maintenant, dans un communiqué. Le premier ministre israélien « renforce de facto l’annexion de la Cisjordanie », a également souligné l’ONG. Selon La Paix maintenant, 560 nouveaux logements vont être construits dans la colonie d’Har Gilo, située entre Jérusalem et Bethléem, et plusieurs colonies établies sans autorisations officielles seront légalisées rétroactivement.

    Plus de 450 000 Israéliens vivent dans les colonies juives en Cisjordanie occupée, en plein essor ces dernières années sous l’impulsion de M. Nétanyahou et sous le mandat de Trump.

    Pour La Paix maintenant, le premier ministre israélien gâche une occasion de faire la paix. « Au lieu de profiter des accords avec les pays du Golfe et de promouvoir la paix avec les Palestiniens, il détourne les priorités d’Israël pour satisfaire une minorité marginale » de son électorat traditionnel nationaliste, affirme l’organisation.

    Ces nouvelles constructions sont approuvées par le chef du parti centriste Bleu-blanc Benny Gantz, ancien rival de M. Nétanyahou et actuel ministre de la défense, souligne « La Paix maintenant ». « Il s’agit d’un message d’Israël à la communauté internationale qui signifie (…) l’abandon de la solution à deux Etats », affirme l’organisation.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israeli Authorities Destroy Fruitful Trees, Seize 200 Acres of Land
    Sep 20, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-authorities-destroy-fruitful-trees-seize-200-acres-of-land

    Israeli bulldozers destroyed 200 fruit trees, on Saturday, in the town of Bidya, west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

    The uprooted fruitful trees, belonging to Salim Khalil, were a mix of olives, figs, grapes, peaches, lemons, and perennial almonds.

    Khalil said that some of the trees were more than 2 decades old, the harvest being his sole source of income to provide for his family.

    Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the expropriation of 803 dunams (198 acres) of Palestinian-owned land near Douma village, located south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

    Official monitor of Israeli settlement activities in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the army delivered notices informing local villagers of the authorities decision to seize 803 dunams of Palestinian-owned land, under the pretext of groundwater drilling.

    Israeli has escalated its attacks against the civilian population of Palestine, with a surge of home demolitions carried out by the occupation state, as seen in the OCHA and PCHR reports.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Court orders dozens of Palestinians out of Jerusalem homes to make way for settlers
    Nir Hasson | Sep. 15, 2020 | 2:34 PM | Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-court-orders-dozens-of-palestinians-out-of-jerusalem-homes-to-make

    Judges base evacuation orders in two cases on claims to Jewish ownership of property from before 1948, which the law permits for Jews only

    A Jerusalem court ordered last week, in two separate cases, the eviction of dozens of Palestinian residents from their homes in East Jerusalem. The beneficiaries will be settler associations who argued that the homes belonged to Jews before 1948.

    According to Israeli law, returning property from before the 1948 war is permitted for Jews only, while Palestinians are ineligible to reclaim property abandoned before 1948. In both cases, right-wing activists had been working to expel the residents since acquiring the land or took control of an Ottoman-era trust.

    Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Judge Efrat Eichenstein ruled that 26 members of al-Fatah Rajbi family living in the Baten al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan must hand over their homes to Ateret Cohanim. The family has lived there since 1966, after the grandfather bought the land from a Palestinian seller. However, the court accepted the claim of Ateret Cohanim representatives that Jews had owned the land before 1948 as part of a Yemenite neighborhood in Silwan.

    The land had belonged to an Ottoman-era trust registered in the name of one Rabbi Moshe Benvenisti. The Jerusalem District Court granted the request by three Ateret Cohanim members to become trustees of the land in 2001. They have since sued some 700 Palestinians living on land belonging to the trust with the aim of having them evicted. In one of Ateret Cohanim’s many lawsuits, the court ordered the eviction of 11 families, numbering 67 people, from Baten al-Hawa. The families appealed before the Jerusalem District Court, which has yet to issue a final ruling.

    Peace Now said following the decision: "For every dunam of land owned by Jews before 1948 that was lost in the war, there are hundreds of thousands of dunams of land in Israel that were owned by Palestinians before 1948 and were lost. The settlers’ demand to evict Palestinians based on pre-1948 ownership is a strategic threat on the moral justification of hundreds of thousands of Israelis living on properties and lands that had belonged to Palestinians.”

    In a similar case in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Judge Miriam Lifshits ruled that three Palestinian families living in the neighborhood since the 1950s must evacuate their homes and turn them over to a company owned by right-wing activists. The Jordanian government and the United Nations built the homes for Palestinian refugees in the 1950s. In this case, the company, Nahalat Shimon, proved that the land had belonged to the Sephardic Jewish community council and the Ashkenazi council before 1948 and was sold to it in the 1990s. The judge accepted the company’s claims and ordered the residents’ eviction by the end of August. She also ordered the Palestinians to pay the plaintiffs 30,000 shekels ($8,800) in court fees.

    On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a 78-year-old Silwan resident against eviction from his home. His landlord had sold the home to the Elad settler association, which is seeking his eviction, but a Magistrate’s Court recognized him as having protected tenants’ rights. The court ruled that the association was entitled to evict him but would have to pay 360,000 shekels compensation. The Jerusalem District Court rejected both sides’ appeals. The Supreme Court ruled that the man must leave by mid-October.

    In June, Silwan residents filed a petition against Ateret Cohanim and the Charitable Trust Registrar, arguing that the association has a serious conflict of interest with the Benvenisti Trust, and that it is not honoring the original trust, which was created 120 years ago to benefit the city’s poor. The petitioners argue that, in taking control of the land, the association has effectively become the landowner. Judge Eichenstein accepted the trust’s position, ordered the homes evacuated by next April and ordered the Palestinians to pay the trust 7,500 shekels.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Israeli Soldiers Attack Elderly Protestor, Journalists in Tulkarem
    Sep 2, 2020 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-attack-elderly-protestor-journalists-in-tulkarem

    Israeli forces, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinians protesting Israel’s plan to expropriate occupied Palestinian land near Tulkarem city, in the northern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent.

    She stated that Israeli troops fired tear-gas at the demonstrators and physically assaulted an elderly man.

    The demonstration was organized in order to express their collective rejection of the Israeli plans to build an illegal industrial settlement on Palestinian lands.

    The Israeli soldiers attacked participants including journalists, whom were forbidden from filming, WAFA correspondent added.

    The Governor of Tulkarem, Issam Abu Bakr, participated in the protest, stated that the people will continue holding demonstrations until the settlement project is stopped, adding that the project threatens to cut Tulkarem off from the nearby Qalqilia governorate,

    Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Walid Assaf, one of the organizers of the protest activities would continue in order to defeat this project and others in the occupied Palestinian territories.

    Shehab News
    [The occupation forces brutally assaulting the elderly Khairy Hanoun and suppressing a protest protest rejecting the confiscation of lands from the village of Shofa near Tulkarm.]

    https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1301071855047106560/pu/vid/400x224/Lz5xgPqW7fL8l7Gn.mp4?tag=10


    #Colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • Comment les fouilles archéologiques d’Israël contribuent à réécrire l’histoire à Jérusalem
    Par Juman Abu Arafeh – JÉRUSALEM-EST OCCUPÉE
    Published date : Mardi 4 août 2020 | Middle East Eye édition française
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/jerusalem-tunnels-silwan-fouilles-al-aqsa

    Les tunnels creusés sous Jérusalem, selon les détracteurs du projet, visent à favoriser un discours exclusivement juif sur l’histoire de la ville tout en mettant en danger la vie des Palestiniens (...)

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement #Jerusalem