2019 / 3 / 25
By: Madeeha Araj,
The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said in his latest weekly report that the data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics showed that the number of the housing units built in the West Bank last year was increased by 21.5% compared to 2017, but construction tenders decreased within the 1948 borders as the number of the housing units was 47,430 in 2018, which indicates a decrease of 10.4% compared with 2017, as the housing units were 52,930. According to Israeli reports, the number of settlers in the West Bank was increased during the last 5 years by 20%, and the year 2018 witnessed an increase by 3.3%, which according the data the number of West Bank settlers reached 450,000, and the settlement expanded by 20.61% during the last 5 years. In Gosh Etsion settlement, which is one of 11 West Bank settlements increased by 40.44% during the last 5 years . Israeli sources expected that the number of settlers in the West Bank during the next 20 years will be 1,000,000 by 2041.
Data collected at a seminar organized by the Palestinian Center for Israeli Studies “Madar” last week revealed that the 20th Knesset registered an increase by 583% in the racial and discriminative laws that support settlers if compared with the 17th Knesset, and with an increase by 437 if compared with the 18th Knesset headed by Netanyahu. A review of data shows that the outgoing 20th Knesset dealt with 221 laws within this framework, 53 of which were ratified in the final reading, and 155 laws were submitted on the government’s agenda but not ratified yet.
In another context, the Israeli occupation authorities pulled out a hidden plans, and put it for application as a result of reaction to the Salfeet operation last week. Thus Netanyahu put laid down the cornerstone of Ariel Darom settlement neighborhood near Ariel settlement, joined by Mayor of Ariel and Minister Yoaav Galant, which comprises of 839 housing units, of which 770 to be marketed as part of the "Price for the Residents" project. It is expected to accommodate the young families of the settlers, which includes clubs, gardens and toys.
For its part , the Ministry of Education in the United States of America. Evacuation of a room that was used as a synagogue, initiated by the "Madrishit Ma amak" Association, for a project that encourages return to settlement and rises to the ground . For almost 12 years now, the most recent reports that have not received the settlement association have been spending the General Assembly spending about NIS 13 million in 2017 in Israel."
From the Israeli Ministry of Education transferred NIS millions last year to the Settlement Association in the West Bank that was built near Homish settlement bwhich was evacuated in 2005 after using a room as a synagogue gogue, and change it for a project that encourages return to settlement and rises to the ground. For almost 12 years now, the most recent reports that have not received the settlement association have been spending the General Assembly spending about NIS 13 million in 2017 in Israel."
The Ministry of Education funds the settlement association for millions of concerns. In the year 2017, the Ministry of Education financed it with NIS 8.5 million. In 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs transferred more than NIS 7 million, and in 2014 and 2015, NIS 6.2 million was transferred to the Society from the Ministry of Education each year. It is noteworthy that this outpost was built on a private Palestinian land. In the city of Jerusalem, the attack on its neighborhoods is continued targeting the Mercy Gate. 60 days were given, to object the issue. The Elad Settlement Association and the Israel Antiquities Authority have also started work to open a gap under the walls of old Jerusalem, in order to enable tourists to enter from the so-called "City of David" in Silwan to the "Archaeological Park" area near the Buraq Wall. A building dating back to the Umayyad period .
In Jerusalem, the Israeli Supreme Court also rejected a petition filed by the Darwish family to cancel the confiscation of land owned by the family, near which "the Gilo settlement south of Jerusalem" was built, a land of special importance due to its location. The original area of the land is 242 dunums, expropriated in 1970, and confiscated 14.5 dunums of land and surrounding land. However, the court canceled the petitions under the pretext that they had been issued since 1974, and lacked the signature of the Israeli Minister of Finance, and an additional expropriation order was issued by that land without the family s knowledge in 1986. The court approved the financial compensation only, which the family categorically rejects.
A list of Israeli Occupation and Settlers Assaults over the Last Week, Documented by the National Bureau:
-;- Demolishing the "Al-Razi" school in the Shu fat Refugee Camp north of occupied Jerusalem in the area of Ras Shehadeh, and began to remove the students from the school to evacuate it, and severely assaulted the teachers.
-;- "The Temple organizations" called on their supporters to participate in the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and pressure to close the Mercy Gate. According to the organizations, it will organize guidance programs in proportion to this holiday, especially wearing costumes and drinking alcohol in the Aqsa. The most prominent organizations that will participate in such event are "the organization of temple trustees," "Women for the Temple," and "Students For the Temple "and others. A number of ministers of the occupation government, and members of the" Knesset is expected to participate in that"
-;- Notification to stop the work of the Palestine Equestrian Club in the village of Qalandiya, north of occupied Jerusalem under the pretext that the building was built without a license.
-;- Celebrating the so-called "Jewish feast" in the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City, and closing all the entrances to the places of celebrations, preventing citizens from leaving their homes under the pretext of securing the settlers march.
-;- Attacking Palestinian vehicles while they were passing on the nearby bypass road 60, and stopped the movement of vehicles. A settler also beat a Palestinian girl in Tel-Rumeideh neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron.
-;- Demolishing a residential room, confiscated a water tank and solar cells in the village of Umm Tuba, south of Hebron, and demolished a sheep-tent in the Masafer Yatta south of Hebron.
-;- Closing a road east of Yatta, the main road connecting the villages of Aqweis and Ma in, which are used by farmers, residents of the eastern traveler and the residents of Yatta to reach their agricultural land.
-;- Attacking vehicles of Palestinian civilians passing by road 60 in the vicinity of the entrance leading to the settlement of "Eliezer" located on the land of citizens in the town of Khader south of Bethlehem. The Israeli occupation authorities notified a number of houses under demolition by the Israeli occupation forces in the areas of "Khallet al-Nablah" and "Khallet al-Qatoun", southeast of Bethlehem,
-;- Writing Hebrew slogans threatens to kill Arabs and Palestinians
-;- Attacking houses in the town of Asira-Qibliya, south of Nablus, and stoned them. Firing gas bombs and live bullets against the houses.
-;- Three employees of the North Electricity Distribution Company were injured as a result of the settlers attack on their vehicle northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched the houses of Palestinian civilians in the village of Madma, south of Nablus, and destroyed the windows of the village of Huwara.
-;- Attacking a house at the entrance of Burqa village northwest of Nablus, injuring Mahmoud Hajja, causing damage to 2 vehicles in the yard of the house.
-;- Firing bullets and firecrackers at Palestinian houses in Qaryut village, south of Nablus, as part of their celebrations of their Talmudic holidays.
-;- Attacking houses and shops, closing the entrances of the villages and towns of the governorate, seizing monitoring cameras.
-;- Erecting a large tent east of Salfit under the protection of Israeli soldiers. Moreover, they attacked civilian vehicles near the town of Kifl Hares, north of Salfit.
-;- Storming the town of Kifl Haris north of Salfit to provide protection to settlers in order to perform religious rites on the Muslim shrines, namely the Prophet Kifl, the Prophet Nun and the Prophet Yoshah, who claim to be Jewish.
-;- Taking measurements of the house of the martyr, Omar Abu Lila in the Zawieh village in order to demolish it.
-;- Storming the site of "Tarsla" near the towns of Jaba and Sanur south of Jenin, performed religious rituals, and shouted racist slogans against Arabs and Muslims.
-;- Stoning vehicles at the Jenin-Nablus road.
-;- Wounidg Nizar Ajbari and his sister Rawan Ighbariyeh after being stoned, and then admitted to hospital.
-;- The expulsion of Palestinian shepherds in the Swaida, Khallet Hamad and Farsia areas in the northern Jordan Valley under various pretexts, including military exercises.
-;- Water was cut off by more than half the villagers of Bardala village under the pretext of feeding them through illegal openings, even though the water source belongs to the village.