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Occupied West Bank: 250 new illegal settlements planned

By: DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES Source: Daily Sabah The Israeli government has approved a plan to build more than 200 new illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli NGO said on Thursday. The planned number is up 250 percent in first quarter of 2016 compared to same period last year, the Israeli NGO Peace Now said. Israel’s government has given the green light for the plans for at least 229 homes to move forward and they are now at various stages in the technical process, said Hagit Ofran, a spokeswoman for settlement watchdog Peace Now. Israel’s Peace Now movement, which tracks and opposes Israeli settlement in territory captured in the 1967 war, said the reported...

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Israel’s largest land grab since Aug 2014 was last week

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Israel has appropriated large tracts of land in the occupied West Bank near the Dead Sea and the Palestinian city of Jericho, Israeli Army Radio said on Tuesday, March 15, according to Reuters. Israel’s Peace Now movement, which tracks and opposes Israeli settlement in territory captured in a 1967 war, said the reported seizure of 579 acres (234 hectares) represented the largest land confiscation in the West Bank in recent years. Asked about Army Radio’s report, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s office said in an email to Reuters: “We are not relating to the issue.” Photos of a de facto Israeli confiscation...

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Bold move: industrialists, charities sued for supporting Israel’s atrocities

By: Agencies Source: MWC News A group of Palestinians has launched an ambitious $34.5bn lawsuit against United States-based tycoons, charities and firms for supporting Israeli land grabs, settlement-building and other violations of Palestinians’ rights these past four decades. They seek damages from  Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, Irving Moskowitz, a philanthropist with property interests in East Jerusalem, and megachurch pastor John Hagee for financing the construction of settlements on Palestinian soil. Lawyers also name such charities as Christian Friends of Israeli Communities and private firms, including Dead Sea-based cosmetics maker Ahava, UK-based security...

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