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[+972 Magazine] In five-year high, Israel demolishes 143 Palestinian structures in single month

Bedouin women cry as they watch their house being destroyed during the demolition of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev desert. Israeli authorities have demolished the village over 70 times since 2010, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills)

This article was originally published in +972 Magazine – September 5, 2015 [Photo by Oren Ziv/ActiveStills] By Natasha Roth Israel demolished 143 Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the month of August, the highest such total in five years, according to statistics released by the UN Office for the Coordination of …

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Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group Releases Statement on Forced Relocation of Bedouin

Statement Version Forced Relocation and Transfer of Indigenous Bedouin Populations- June 17th 2015: This statement is based on a letter the Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group at the United Nations sent to the Permanent Representative of every Member State mission to the United Nations in New York on Wednesday 17th June …

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Israel's creative dispossession tactics

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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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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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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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Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of RacialDiscrimination

March 2012 Strong language in the Concluding Observations. Racial discrimination, apartheid, forced displacement, demographic balance policies in Jerusalem, family separation, settler violence, discriminatory legislation such as the Law for the Regulation of the Bedouin Settlement in the Negev, etc. ” […] Recalling its previous concluding observations (CERD/C/ISR/CO/13, para. 32), theCommittee strongly …

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Report by Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya

August 2011 “In his communication of 1 February 2011, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called the attention of the Government of Israel to the alleged demolitions of “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev desert and the relocation of their inhabitants to government-planned villages. The …

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UN rights expert calls for solidarity

November 2011 Statement by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Richard Falk […] “The proposed transfer of Bedouin communities raises a number of concerns under human rights law, especially with respect to forced eviction and forced displacement,” noted the Special Rapporteur. Forced evictions transgress the …

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Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing- Press release and statement

February 12 2012 “[…] According to Ms. Rolnik, the plans for relocating Bedouins in the Negev – inside Israel – as well as decades of promotion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and in Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem – “are the new frontiers of dispossession of traditional inhabitants, …

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 4-10 JANUARY 2012

“Access to Khan al Ahmar blocked This week, the Israeli authorities closed the main entrance of the herding community of Khan al Ahmar in the Jerusalem area, by installing roadblocks and side rails along Road #1. This closure not only blocks the access of Khan al Ahmar residents to the …

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