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Settlers Setup New Illegal Outpost in Bethlehem

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Settlers located 22 caravans in Khallet Umm Al-Fahm, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of Israeli occupation forces


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fly bird (26)
Friday May 11, 2018, 10:55 pm
Settlers setup new illegal outpost in Bethlehem.
May 11, 2018

Illegal settlers on Wednesday set up mobile homes on Palestinian land in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in preparation for the establishment of a new settlement outpost.

Settlers located 22 caravans in Khallet Umm Al-Fahm, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.

Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in Al-Khader, told Quds Press that the occupation claims that the 22 dunums (0.022 square kilometres) of land in the area is “state land”.

As a result, “settlers have begun to establish a new outpost near the settlement of Eli Azar,” he added.

Occupation forces have targeted the area for months, he explained, bulldozing parts in preparation for the start of the construction work. The caravans are the “first stage”, Salah said.

Read: Palestinians arrested as 6,000 settlers storm Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

fly bird (26)
Friday May 11, 2018, 11:10 pm
Dawabsheh family survives second settler arson attack.
May 11, 2018

Jewish settlers set fire to a house belonging to the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus early this morning, according to eyewitness.

“A group of settlers attacked my home at dawn today, breaking a window and throwing a Molotov cocktail inside before fleeing the scene,” Yasser Dawabsheh said.

“We were lucky that I was able to hear them when they attacked, so I was able to evacuate all my family,” he said.

“Fire crews reacted quickly and put out the fire before the whole house burnt down,” he added.

Police are reportedly investigating the incident.

Read: Palestinian hospitalised after settler drives in to him

In July of 2015, Israeli settlers torched the Dawabsheh family home in an attack that claimed the lives of Saad and Riham Dawabsheh and their 18-month-old baby.

Their eldest son, Ahmed, 6, survived the attack, but suffered severe burns that have affected his mobility.

The attack sparked international outrage, with the family accusing Israel of dragging its feet in prosecuting the suspects, despite admissions by Israeli officials that they knew who was responsible.

fly bird (26)
Friday May 11, 2018, 11:11 pm
Israel settlers flood Palestinian farmland with sewage.
May 9, 2018

Israeli Jewish settlers flooded Palestinian farmland with sewage in Beit Amer neighbourhood on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Hebron, the Safa news agency reported yesterday.

Activist Yousef Abu-Maria told Safa that the settlers from the illegal Jewish-only settlement of Etzion channelled wastewater on to the Palestinian farmlands.

The activists also said that the wastewater flooded more than 10 dunams (0.01 square kilometres) of farmland planted with fruitful trees owned by a number of Palestinian farmers.

More farmlands are expected to be affected if the wastewater is not channelled elsewhere, he added.

Read: Israel settlers attack Palestinian families in Hebron

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday May 12, 2018, 12:33 am

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Saturday May 12, 2018, 2:16 pm
Sad news. Thanks Fly

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Monday May 14, 2018, 10:59 am
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fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 16, 2018, 11:14 am
UK: Jews deliver message of condemnation to Israel

In a message to world leaders, international organization of Orthodox Jews against Zionism reiterates support for Palestine.



The anti-Zionist Neturei Karta organization has delivered a message of support and solidarity to Palestine as well as one of criticism and condemnation to Israel over its treatment of Palestinian civilians.

In a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday evening, Elahanan Beck, the chief rabbi of Neturei Karta, said “we have to realize and understand -- helping the state of Israel is not in the favor of Jewish people”.

“The Zionists say they want to make a safe haven for Jewish people, they want to help Jews… but this is untrue. The most dangerous place today for Jewish people -- not to speak for Palestinians, but even for Jews -- is in the state of Israel,” Beck said.

Praising Erdogan for withdrawing Turkey’s ambassador to Israel after the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Beck said: “If you want to help the Jewish people, follow the example of what the Turkish president did: withdraw your ambassador from there and come out in the clear”.

Tensions have risen in the region after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December and ordered the opening of a new U.S. embassy in the disputed and occupied city, a decision that has earned him global criticism and has broken many agreements regarding Jerusalem’s status.

At least 62 Palestinian demonstrators on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel who were protesting the embassy’s inauguration were killed Monday by the Israeli Defense Forces.

The killings have sparked a global outcry, with many world leaders condemning Israel, which claimed it was in self-defense.

“We are against the state of Israel. We are against occupiers, and we have to bring peace to the region,” Beck added.
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