Settlers about to form Armed Militia after the rise of Fascist Parties

Madeeha Araj

2022 / 11 / 20

By: Madeeha Al-A’raj

The national Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements ( nbprs ) stated in its latest weekly report that , the Likud Party led by Benjamin Netanyahu agreed with the Otzma Yehudit Party led by Itamar Ben Gvir, , during the coalition negotiations session that was held between the two sides to connect those outposts with water, electricity, and cellular infrastructure, and to reinforce them with security measures, as well as legalize 65 outposts of random settlements in the occupied West Bank within 60 days on the formation of the new government.

They also agreed to include amending the law of separation ‘from Gaza’ with the aim of legalizing the ‘Homesh settlement outpost’, which is located on the lands of the village of Burqa, allowing the presence of a Jew there to study at the Biblical Religious Institute. In addition to accelerating the planning procedures and establishing bypass roads to connect the settlements in the occupied West Bank, expanding st. 60 and allocating the necessary budgets for that at a value of between one and a half billion shekels, and legalizing the ‘Avitar settlement outpost’ on the lands of Bita town to the south of the city of Nablus, and holding a government session there.

Sources in the Likud had announced following a meeting held by Netanyahu with the head of the fascist ‘religious Zionism’ party, Bezalel Smotrich that Netanyahu had offered the latter to settle random outposts in the West Bank in exchange for accelerating the formation of the government. Knowing that the opening of the settlement evacuation law is a step for the return of settlers to 3 other settlements in the north of the West Bank, which are ‘Sannur, Ghanem and Kadim’.

As for Israel s Judaization and settlement activities, the city and governorate of Jerusalem are still under the pressure of a number of projects that aim to change the character and demography of the city and the surrounding area. The Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Ze ev Elkin, while leaving his post in the outgoing government, revealed huge plans that the ministry s team had prepared to complete the government s decisions. Successive Israeli governments to Judaize Jerusalem by allocating a large budget for the water city plan at an additional 2 billion shekels with the aim of deepening the Jewish character of the city, at a time when the occupation municipality in occupied Jerusalem has actually started working on building the longest Judaizing tourist bridge over the lands of the Wadi al-Rababa neighborhood in the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with a length of 200 m. it passes over the northwest of Silwan and connects the Old City of Jerusalem with “Mount Zion” and Al-Thawri neighborhood.

Besides, the occupation authorities published advertisements to seize hundreds of dunums of the lands of the town of Hizma, northeast of occupied Jerusalem to widen the main street in the town, which extends from the entrance to the town of Anata, passing through Hizma, to be used by the settlers.

Moreover, the occupation forces issued a military order to seize 320 dunums, to expand the settlements established by force on the lands of citizens in Al-Khader, Nahalin and Artas in the Bethlehem Governorate. The military order requires the confiscation of this area of citizens’ lands for the benefit of the ‘Daniel, Eliezer and Efrat settlements’, and it includes basins 12, 13, 24 of the lands of Al-Khader, basin 7 of the Khallet Umm Al-Fahm site in Nahalin, and the area of Khirbet Mafsul n. 3 of the lands of Artas. Brejieh added that the plan will come into effect on the 30th of its date.

On the other hand, the Israeli occupation army minister, Benny Gantz, decided to build a new section of the apartheid wall in the northern occupied West Bank, and construction of 50 km of the wall will begin soon, extending from the Salem crossing north of Jenin to the Al-Tin crossing near Tulkarm, while 50 km will also be built later on, another km from the Al-Tin crossing to the ‘Oranit settlement’, south of Qalqilya. The new wall will replace the previous wall, which was built 20 years ago, and will be equipped with technological means. Gantz s decision came during a tour he made in the area of the apartheid wall in the northern West Bank.

List of Israeli Occupation over the Last Week Documented by the National Bureau:
• Rejecting the appeal filed by the Shehadeh family against the decision to evict the family from their home in Batn al-Hawa in Silwan without giving legal reasons. Knowing that 36 people live in the building that consists of 5 apartments, claiming that the land on which the building is built belongs to Yemeni Jews, and the land area is 5 dunums and 200 square meters.

• Opening a new settlement road linking the Karantina area in the south with the Tel Rumeida area in the center of Hebron, with a width of 4 meters and a length of 500 meters.
• Beating a citizen and a child, they sustained various bruises and wounds in the Khallet Taha area, west of the town of Dura.
• Demolishing 2 homes in Al-Taybeh area in the town of Tarqumiya, with the aim of linking the settlements of Telem and Adora.
• Bulldozing and uprooting 60 olive trees and 15 almond trees, and destroying a water well in the town of Beit Kahil.
• Demolishing 2 houses in the town of Sa ir and notified the demolition of a school under construction in the Safi area, Masafer Yatta, consisting of 3 classrooms.
• Attacking citizens vehicles with stones in the Taqu town while crossing the main street, a number of them was damaged
• Demolishing 3 houses, each comprising three floors in the village of Al-Minya under the pretext of not having a permit, and then handed homeowners to pay the demolition costs of more than NIS 60,000, in addition to a court fine of nis 7,500.
• Handing demolition notices for 5 houses and notices to stop construction of 4 others in Al-Dair area, which is close to the apartheid wall in the Al-Kha-dir- town.
• Attacking citizens vehicles east of Bethlehem with stones at the entrance to the village of Al-Rashaida, causing material damage.
• Cutting down dozens of forest trees in the Islamic cemetery in Aida camp under the pretext of security reasons.

• Storming the Al-Awareed area located northwest of the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, and declaring it a closed military zone, uprooting and destroying nearly 2,000 olive trees, spraying chemical pesticides on an area estimated at hundreds of dunums.
• Closing the Iron Gate at the northern entrance oF Bruqin in conjunction with the start of a gathering of settlers at "Burkan Junction, raising Israeli flags, and threatening to attack Palestinian citizens in the area.

• Attacking citizens vehicles with stones near the entrance to the village of Kafr Laqif, under the protection of the Israeli occupation army.
• Demolishing a 120-square-meter house under construction in the village of Azzun Atmeh, under the pretext of not having a permit, and the demolition of a vehicle repair facility in the village of Nabi Elias under the same pretext.

• Attacking an elderly man from the Ateel town, north of Tulkarm, causing him bruises and wounds on his face. He was admitted to Al-Israa Hospital in Tulkarm.
• Attacking citizens vehicles at the entrance to the Ramin town, east of Tulkarm with stones, damaged a number of them.
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