settlements

UN envoy decries Israel’s move to expand illegal settlement

The UN’s Middle East envoy says he is “very concerned” by Israel’s decision to advance construction in an illegal Jewish settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that would make establishing a contiguous Palestinian state even harder, reiterating that “settlement construction is illegal under international law”. The move also risks angering the[…]

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Palestinians call on FIFA to ban matches in settlements

An official from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Tuesday called on football’s ruling body FIFA to ban Israeli teams from playing matches in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied West Bank. “By allowing games to be held on Palestinian land where settlements have been built, FIFA is involved in political[…]

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Israel razes West Bank homes of Palestinians

Israeli forces have razed the southern West Bank homes of two Palestinian men accused of shooting dead four Israelis at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot in early June, Palestinian sources have told Al Jazeera. Mohammad Makhamrah, 22, and his cousin Khaled Makhamrah, 21, were charged last month for murder, conspiring to murder and attempted[…]

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Airbnb lists homes in illegal Israeli settlements

Dozens of listings on the online accommodation service Airbnb show immaculate cottages, elaborate breakfasts and rolling hillside views “in Israel” – but what is not stated is that the properties are located in Jewish settlements and outposts on occupied Palestinian territory. One shows a tidy, three-bedroom rental home with an[…]

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Israel advances 1,065 settlement housing units

Israel’s Civil Administration advanced plans for the development of 1,065 housing units in eight different settlements throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a settlement watchdog announced Thursday. The civil administration — Israel’s governing body for the occupied West Bank — approved 15 plans for various planning stages in[…]

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