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Acting the Landlord: Israel's Policy in Area C, the West Bank – B'Tselem report

June 2013 Not long ago, Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett, former chairman of the Judea, Samaria and Gaza Council, called on Israel to impose sovereignty unilaterally on Area C and then grant Israeli citizenship to Area C’s local Palestinian residents, whom he said numbered 50,000. The above proposal considers …

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Palestinian Authority rejects plan for new Bedouin village in Jordan Valley – Middle East Monitor

The Palestinian Authority has rejected Israel’s plan to build a new village for the Bedouin population in the Jordan Valley region. The Minister of Housing and Public Works in Ramallah, Maher Ghoneim, told the Chinese Xinhua news agency that the plan announced by Israel’s Defence Minister is neither acceptable nor …

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Israel approves construction to transfer West Bank Bedouin – Mondoweiss

By Allison Deger Israel has announced construction of a large-scale village near Jericho that planners are calling a “dump site” for Palestinian Bedouins residing outside of Jerusalem. Mondoweiss became aware of the relocation after the Israeli daily Ma’ariv published a locality in the Jordan Valley was given a greenlight for construction. The initial Israeli …

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PRESS CONFERENCE at Al Khan al Ahmar to discuss Israeli forced displacement plans

PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISRAELI FORCED DISPLACEMENT PLANS FOR JAHALIN BEDOUIN You are invited to a press conference to be held this Thursday, April 18th, at 11.00 a.m. at Al Khan al Ahmar (the site of the car tyres school), where Adv. Shlomo Lecker (lawyer for the community), BIMKOM – Planners for Planning Rights …

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Bedouin face displacement in West Bank corridor, regardless of Israel's constructions plans- Haaretz

Whether recently approved plans for construction in the E-1 area materialize or not, Israel plans to the relocate the local Bedouin population – against their will. December 2012 “Ten Palestinian Bedouin communities living in the West Bank corridor connecting Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem  are concerned that if recently approved plans for …

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By demolishing homes, Israel is demolishing hope- Haaretz

While the world’s attention is turned to Gaza, the UN and Jerusalem-area settlements, stealthier military maneuvers in the West Bank are pushing Palestinians off their land. If the recent joint U.S.-Israel military exercises actually took place in the Jordan Valley, then Washington is complicit in torpedoing the two-state solution. Opinion …

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