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UK parliamentary debate about Area C- transcript

“Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North) (Lab): I am grateful for the opportunityto speak on the important issue of Area C in Palestine. Following the Osloagreement in 1995, the occupied Palestinian territories were divided into threeareas: Area A, about 18% of the west bank, contains most of the mainPalestinian settlements and …

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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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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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EU on verge of abandoning hope for a viable Palestinian state- by The Independent

January 31 2012 Israel’s foreign ministry denied that Israeli settlers were taking water resources from the West Bank The Palestinian presence in the largest part of the occupied West Bank – has been, “continuously undermined” by Israel in ways that are “closing the window” on a two-state solution, according to …

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Report in the UK Guardian

December 2011 “They want to empty the bedouin from the whole area, and they will put settlers in our place, and there will be no Palestinian state”    Bedouin go through belongings after the Israeli army allegedly destroyed several homes and sheep pens in East Jerusalem. Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/Demotix – …

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