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In West Bank areas under Israel's control, illegal homes are usually Palestinian- Ha'aretz

UN report shows that, in contrast to the tight restrictions placed on Palestinian construction in Area C, the Civil Administration’s regulations allow settlements to proliferate. May 2012 While the government and Knesset search for ways to legalize illegal construction in the settlements, the Civil Administration has stepped up its enforcement …

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Statement of Special Rapporteur to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Statement by Professor James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Eleventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 2012 […] While many Governments have demonstrated an awareness of the need to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, the responses to the questionnaire also reflected a …

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Ha'aretz article: "EU: Israel's policies in the West Bank endanger two-state solution"

Foreign Ministers list settler violence, settlement expansion and house demolitions as detrimental to peace process; Israel says report is biased and one-sided. May 2012 The 27 foreign ministers of the European Union published on Monday a strong denunciation of Israel’s policies in the West Bank. The announcement, reported for the …

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Letter from UK minister

Minister Alistair Burt writes to UK House of Commons MP Mark Durkan: May 2012 “Dear Mark, Thank you for you letter of April 5 to the Foreign Secretary on behalf of your constituents, about Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  I am replying as minister responsible for our relations with …

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King Abdullah II met tribal notables and members of the Beir Al Sabaa, Taamreh, Sawahreh, Obeidiyeh and Jahalin clans

Article of petra.gov “Tribes stand behind reforms, pledge loyalty to King” May 2012 “Amman, May 13 (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday met tribal notables and members of the Beir Al Sabaa, Taamreh, Sawahreh, Obeidiyeh and Jahalin clans as he checked on the conditions of communities across …

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Article in Mondoweiss

May 2012 Nowhere to go — Jahalin Bedouin homes slated for destruction outside Jerusalem “This must-see video chronicles the continued displacement of the Jahalin Bedouin community. The Palestinian-Bedouin communities live in the hills to the east of Jerusalem and have been forcibly evicted time and again. The community was issued …

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Article in the Guardian

May 2011 Bedouin land and culture threatened by Israel’s plans for resettlement Bedouins say plans to move them to purpose-built communities sweep aside their culture and centuries-old ties with the land “A stench of rubbish wafts over the Palestinian town of As Sawahira from the al-Abdali dump. The vast tip …

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WATCH: Alice Walker narrates new documentary on Jahalin Bedouin, with Roger Waters on soundtrack- By Electronic Intifada

May 2012 “Nowhere Left to Go: The Jahalin Bedouin, a new short documentary, can now be watched in its entirety on YouTube. In the film, Jahalin Bedouin community members explain how the Israeli government plans to forcibly displace them yet again — the community was originally displaced to the periphery of …

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Nowhere Left to Go launched!

Nowhere Left to Go launched April 17, 2012 at the French Cultural Centre (Centre Chateaubriand)! with the Educational Bookshop – standing room only and overflow to Educational Bookshop, about 100 attendees, with discussion focusing on what to do tomorrow when Ehud Barak gives his decision as to whether or not …

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