2018 / 7 / 21
Israeli Government Provides Funds for Settlement, Reduces conditions of having Machine Guns
By: Madeeha Araj,
In its weekly report on Israeli settlement activities, the National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that Israeli ministries and agencies allocate NIS hundred millions to support the construction in settlements in random outposts. The so-called observer of the occupying state confirmed that the Benjamin Regional Council illegally financed settlement outposts in the West Bank, supported by Israeli officials.
According to the report, the Council and the ministries provided financial support for the construction without permits, it also pointed that 23 settlements out of 50 assisted by the Council between 2014 and 2017 are of illegal status as an independent city - and that the Council "Mateh Binyamin Regional" invested millions Of public funds in the infrastructure and buildings in "Ish Kodesh," "Amona" and other outposts at a cost of NIS 11,000,000. Furthermore, the occupation monitored more than NIS 417,000,000 to seize large areas of land near the Dead Sea, most of them located in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1967.
The Israeli army s Civil Administration approved a plan for setting up a cemetery for settlers on the Palestinian land on about 140 dunums, near the Sha ar Shomron settlement. The cemetery will provide burial services for 25 years and will contain burial for 35,000 settlers. It is noteworthy that about 40% of settlers tombs in the occupied West Bank was built on private Palestinian land near the settlements of Beit El, Ofra, Psagot, Maaleh Mikhmash, Alon Moreh and Kiryat Arba, where the tomb of Baruch Goldstein, who carried out the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre is there. A comprehensive survey of the land on which tombs were built in the settlements revealed that more than 600 graves, in more than 10 settlements, were built on private Palestinian land, and that at least 33 Jewish cemeteries scattered throughout the West Bank..
In another context, the Kafr El-Deek village, buldozing works is being made to expand the settlement of Eli Zahav, which is experiencing unprecedented settlement growth. The Planning Council of the Civil Administration has also approved the construction of 1500 new settlement units including number of units in the settlement of "Eli Zahav.
On the other hand, the Israeli government tends to reduce the conditions for obtaining guns for settlers living around the separation wall, bringing the number of settlers, who hold machine guns to about 200,000 settlers.
As for the forced displacement and ethnic cleansing in the Bedouin community in the Red khan, the current Minister of agriculture Uri Ariel planned to displace the Bedouins of Jerusalem in 1979. The plan calls for the expulsion of all Palestinians from the Bedouin gathering in East Jerusalem, moreover, the so-called "Central Court" in "Lod city" decided to release a settler, who participated in the burning of Dawabsha family in Duma village to the south of Nablus.
On its parts, the Palestinian National Bureau welcomed the historic and unprecedented vote of the Irish Senate on a law that punishes anyone who imports΄-or-sell goods΄-or-provides services to settlements within the Palestinian territories.
A list of Israeli Occupation and Settlers Assaults over the Last Week, Documented by the National Bureau:
Forcing the 25 years old, Ahmed Moh d Nemer to demolish his 90 meters house to avoid paying fines if he didn t do so.
Confiscating container in Shu fat town, which contains the workers offices under the pretext of having no permits.
Breaking into the Al-Aqsa Mosque under a strong guard of the occupation forces, of whom were the Knesset members Amir Ohana, Yehuda Glick and Cheri Haskel from the Likud as well as the Agriculture Minister in the Israeli government Uri Ariel with a group of settlers in their Talmudic uniforms.
Confiscating 10 dunums of Palestinian land in Wad al-Husayn area near the Ibrahimi Mosque for the establishment of an army camp, as well as a tent.
Notifying to demolish 3 houses and a sheep shed owned by Fawzi Khalil Abu Tabikh from Yatta, south of Hebron
Beating up citizens and foreign activates, who protested against the confiscation of 20 dunums of a land in the town of Bani Na im east of Hebron. Moreover, settlers of Bani Hefer have set up settlement plots on the targeted land to seize it.
Notification to demolish 2 houses and a stone wall in Nahalin town in the west of Bethlehem under the pretext of building without a permit.
Seizing Yousef Abd Mousa s house in the Abu Sud area, south of Bethlehem, and turned its roof into a military checkpoint.
Cutting about 200 fruit trees in Ein al-Asafir area, adjacent to Efrat and Eliezer settlements, located on the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.
Invading Auref village south of Nablus, burning two cars and writing threatening words, and painting the Star of David on its walls.
Performing religious rituals in Islamic shrines and tombs in the Awarta town south-east of Nablus, after storming the town under heavy military guard.
Preventing Farmers from Deir Istiya area from harvesting crops in the Qana Valley under the pretext of being a nature reserve.
Closing an agricultural road northwest of Salfit, noting that the agricultural road serves dozens of farmers from Salfit and the towns of Hares and Kafl Hares.
Invading Bardala village in the northern of the Jordanian valley and bulldozing the lands in searching for water holes that the occupation claimed that they are illegal, and more than 400 meters of water pipes were destroyed.
Erecting caravan between the settlement of Maskiot and Rotem, near Ain el-Hilweh in the northern Jordan Valley.
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