INTERNATIONAL Israel‘s recently announced plan to build thousands of housing units for illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank is a “blatant challenge” to the United States and the international community, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has said. The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in a statement on Saturday, slammed Israel’s plan to build[…]
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[…]
Fayyad Abu Rmeleh, 60, is afraid the floor and yard of his home will one day collapse. Every day, he says, from morning until late afternoon, the family hears the digging and drilling of tunnels beneath their building. The excavations conducted by Israeli authorities first began in 2000, but it[…]
Israel has approved the construction of more than 3,000 additional housing units in the West Bank – just a week after the government approved some 2,500 buildings in the occupied Palestinian territories. “The decision comes as part of the resumption of normal life in Judea and Samaria and in order[…]
Israel’s Jerusalem municipality reportedly approved permits for 566 new illegal Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, after the plans had been put on hold until after US President Donald Trump was sworn in. Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Meir Turjeman told AFP news agency that city officials approved[…]
Senior members of parliament have slammed comments made by an Israeli diplomat on plans to “take down” the UK’s deputy foreign secretary over his criticism of Israel’s settlement policy in the occupied West Bank. Emily Thornberry, the Labour Party’s shadow foreign secretary, called the statements by Shai Masot – a[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Israel’s defence ministry has approved plans to build 153 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a spokeswoman for Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Monday. Hagit Ofran said the plans were adopted last week, and involve small settlements in the Ariel area in the northern West Bank,[…]
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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