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Area C

Area C covers 60% of the West Bank and is home to an estimated 180,000-300,000 Palestinians and to a settler population of at least 325,500 living in 125 settlements and approx. 100 outposts. Israel retains control of security and land-management in Area C and views the area as there to serve its own needs, such as military training, economic interests and settlement development. Ignoring Palestinian needs, Israel practically bans Palestinian construction and development. At the same time, it encourages the development of Israeli settlements through a parallel planning mechanism, and the Civil Administration turns a blind eye to settlers’ building violations.

 

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Burin: Settlers assault harvesters and steal olives, soldiers expel harvesters from their own land

On 18 October 2019, settlers assaulted farmers from the ‘Eid family as they harvested olives on their land east of the village of Burin. The unauthorized settlement outpost of Givat Ronen is located nearby. The settlers threw stones at the…
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Fake Justice

The report shows how the justices of Israel’s Supreme Court have validated the state’s planning apparatus in the West Bank, enabling it to continue implementing illegal policies. Time and time again, the justices have ignored the fact that the…