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In Jabal al-Baba, the trees are protected but the people aren’t

By Orly Noy |Published December 25, 2017 The Bedouin community of Jabal al-Baba faces expulsion from their homes. The army eviction order says nothing about where they are supposed to go. U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel generated among many Israelis and Palestinians the fear that something …

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What Happens Next in Jerusalem? Watch this Space

MIMI KIRK , DEC 22, 2017 One critical corridor might be incorporated into Greater Jerusalem, which could have a major impact on the region’s stability. When Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elated. …

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The International Criminal Court’s 2017 Update Report on its Examination into the Situation in Palestine

18th December 2017 At the start of this month, the Office of the Prosecutor (“Prosecutor’s Office”) of the International Criminal Court (“the Court”) issued its annual report on Preliminary Examination Activities. The Court undertakes preliminary examinations in order to determine whether a situation complies with the legal criteria established in the …

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Stand up for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)* for Human Rights Day 2017 Despite the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, violations against human rights remain unabated and for indigenous peoples, we continue to face the systemic, structural and cultural barriers. Our rights were finally recognized …

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Visiting EU, Netanyahu Will Be ‘Billed’ 1M Euros for Razed West Bank Projects

Netta Ahituv Dec 07, 2017 9:26 AM Next Monday, December 11, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay what is being called an “unofficial visit” to the European Parliament. The visit to Brussels will include a breakfast, which is also classified as unofficial. On top of this, Netanyahu can also expect …

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Israel Raids 3 Palestinian Villages Where Hundreds Are Slated to Be Expelled From Their Homes

Amira Hass | Nov 30, 2017 12:47 AM In the wee hours of Wednesday morning Israeli soldiers raided three West Bank communities that the government has earmarked for forced relocation: Palestinian shepherding communities Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal in the north of the Jordan Valley, and the Bedouin community Khan al-Ahmar. According to reports …

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The Occupation of Water

29 November 2017, 12:51 UTC The legacy of Israel’s 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories has been systematic human rights violations on a mass scale. One of its most devastating consequences is the impact of Israel’s discriminatory policies on Palestinians’ access to adequate supplies of clean and safe water. Soon …

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Hamdallah: Israeli plans to forcibly transfer Bedouins in E1 ‘cross a red line’

NOV. 28, 2017 2:54 P.M. (UPDATED: NOV. 29, 2017 3:25 P.M.) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah released a statement on Monday expressing the government’s solidarity with the hundreds of Palestinian Bedouins in the community of Jabal al-Baba at risk of forcible displacement by the Israeli government. Earlier …

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Video: Bedouin community resists imminent house demolitions and Israel’s E1 project

Mondoweiss Editors on November 27, 2017 The residents of Jabal Al-Baba Bedouin community, east of Occupied Jerusalem held a rally a week after receiving an eviction notice from the Israeli authorities. The protest, in cooperation with the Avazz organisation and international activists aimed to send the message they are refusing Israeli orders …

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Hundreds of Palestinians on the brink of expulsion: ‘We just want to live’

By Activestills |Published November 20, 2017 Three hundred Palestinians have been ordered to leave their homes and take with them all their belongings within the next eight days. Where are they supposed to go? The military order provides no answers. In the meantime, they wait for the rain that refuses to come. …

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