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From 1967 through 2016, over 200 Israeli settlements were established in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem); their current population is almost 600,000. Settlements impinge on Palestinian human rights throughout the West Bank as their influence far exceeds the boundaries of the lands seized to build them: checkpoints that limit Palestinian movement are erected based on where there are settlements; Palestinian are denied access to farmland near settlements; the route of the Separation Barrier was placed inside the West Bank so as to leave as many settlements as possible to the west of it.

 

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Settlers harass Palestinians, swear at them and insult Islam, Hebron, 24 Aug. 2017

On 24 August 2017, settlers from Kiryat Arba verbally abused Palestinians in the al-Hariqah neighborhood of Hebron on loudspeaker, including insults to Islam. When they noticed a B’Tselem volunteer filming them from her window, they directed racist…
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Reality check

The occupation is 49 years old. That’s 17,898 days. International law defines occupation as a temporary situation, but after nearly 50 years the reality in the West Bank and Gaza can no longer be considered temporary. It is unreasonable to keep…

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