Israel Confiscates Trailer Serving as Clinic for Palestinians in West Bank
The authorities assert the structure lacked a permit while locals fear two similar clinics will also be removed.
Israel’s Civil Administration confiscated last week a trailer that Palestinians had begun using as a clinic in Al-Markaz, a small village inside Masafer Yatta, a town which in turn finds itself within a southern West Bank military firing area called Firing Zone 918.
The residents and the head of the village council fear the Civil Administration will confiscate another two trailers that also started serving as clinics in two adjacent villages, Safai and Majaz. The three are among the 12 small villages that existed prior to 1967 in the area, which Israel has designated as Firing Zone 918. It is also demanding that over 1,000 residents in eight of the villages be permanently evicted. The state forbids connecting them to the water supply or electricity grid as well as any construction, including for structures for public needs, like clinics or schools. The spokesperson’s office for the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories commented, “Confiscating the mobile homes was done because they were put in place without permission from authorities in Firing Zone 918, where any presence is a danger to the public.”
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Israeli Plan Proposes Supplying Palestinians Less Water Than Allocated to Settlers
Minister Yuval Steinitz rejects 'unacceptable' water plan that proposes giving West Bank Palestinians 65 cubic meters per person by 2050, about 40% less than allocated per capita to residents of settlements.
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Israeli Police Abusing Detained Children
Israeli security forces are abusing Palestinian children detained in the West Bank. The number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces has more than doubled since October 2015.
Interviews with children who have been detained, video footage, and reports from lawyers reveal that Israeli security forces are using unnecessary force in arresting and detaining children, in some cases beating them, and holding them in unsafe and abusive conditions.
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The Marseille Declaration for Palestinian Water Rights
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Honouring Palestinian human rights defender Raji Sourani
Raji Sourani is known for being fair and unbiased in highlighting abuses of Palestinians by governments and others.
[ Würdigungen von Phyllis Bennis und Richard Falk ]
Israel's Civil Administration orders Palestinians to uproot 1,000 young olive trees in nature reserve
Residents of Deir Istiya village say they plan to fight the order in court, arguing that it violates their right to work privately owned land.
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Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, or,
democratic Israel at work
While we are still desperately concealing, denying and repressing our major ethnic cleansing of 1948 - over 600,000 refugees, some who fled for fear of the Israel Defense Forces and its predecessors, some who were expelled by force - it turns out that 1948 never ended, that its spirit is still with us.
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