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How Israel is trying to bypass the courts and get Bedouin off their land

Khalil al-Hamadeen, Sateh el-Bahr Bedouin encampment. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – June 4, 2014 [Photo by Olivier Fitoussi] “Once upon a time there was a house and a guest, a woman, came to visit.” Between a cup of tea and a cup of coffee, this is how Khalil al-Hamadeen began his story in his family’s diwan, or …

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The crude voices of the expulsion committee [Editorial]

Photo by Mairav Zonszein.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – May 22, 2014 [Photo by Mairav Zonszein] By Haaretz Editorial Staff The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s subcommittee on Judea and Samaria has spent several months debating illegal Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli control. The minutes …

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Israel's creative dispossession tactics

By AFP/Getty Images

This article originally appeared in Al Jazeera – May 3, 2014 [Photo by AFP/Getty Images] By Nora Lester Murad At first, the visit by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) to Jabal al-Baba on April 9 seemed routine. A Bedouin community in the E1 area, Jabal al-Baba has had 18 demolition orders pending since February. …

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[Swedish Radio] Israel bygger bosättningar trots fredsförhandlingar

By Katja Magnusson - Swedish Radio

Photo by Katja Magnusson – Swedish Radio The following is a Swedish Radio piece, on the recent demolition of EU-funded temporary structures on E-1 and subsequent discussions as to whether to call for compensation from Israel.  Originally aired on Sveriges Radio – April 16, 2014 By Katja Magnusson Enligt FN:s organ för palestinska …

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Compensation calls as Israel seizes EU-funded aid projects

Photo by Rami Allaria

Originally published by EurActiv – April 11, 2014 Israel has seized three EU-funded humanitarian aid projects on the edge of a settlement construction zone that Europe views as as a ‘red line’, spurring demands for compensation payments to Brussels at a crisis moment for John Kerry’s Mideast peace bid. The three …

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Israel 'demolishes' EU-funded West Bank housing shelters

Demolition at Ras-a-baba, April 9, 2014. Photo by Rami Allaria.

Photo by Rami Allaria Originally published by Ynet News (with reporting from AFP) – Saturday, April 12, 2014 Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, which led European diplomats to demand financial compensation. “On April 9, three of …

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WAFA reports on EU mission visit

November 2012 “A group of European Union heads of mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah visited Monday the West Bank community of Khan-Al-Ahmar, located in Area C, which is under full Israeli rule, according to an EU press release. The diplomats had the opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of the …

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PNN reports on visit of EU Heads of Mission

November 2012 “On Monday 5th November, a group of European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah visited the West Bank community of Khan-Al-Ahmar. The diplomats had the opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of the current situation in the area, visit the Bedouin village of Khan-Al-Ahmar and the …

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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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