Settlement Expansion


Dozens suffer breathing problems in IOF quelling of WB marches

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) used excessive force to disperse peaceful marches in West Bank villages on Friday that are weekly organized to protest the separation wall and growing settlement drive.

Palestinians Angered over Jewish state loyalty in Israel

A drafted law proposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and submitted to the Knesset has angered Palestinians who represent 20% of the population.

Construction Fever

With the Arab world and Palestinian Authority seemingly caught in a spiral of weakness and vacillation, and the Obama administration unwilling or unable to pressure Israel, the Israeli government has

Israel kills as it talks

Israeli occupation forces have killed a Palestinian man in the northern West Bank in what eyewitnesses and neighbours described as "a cold-blooded murder" and "extrajudicial" execution.

US Hamas policy blocks Middle East peace

Failed bilateral talks over these past 16 years have shown that a Middle East peace accord can never be reached by the parties themselves. Israeli governments believe they can defy

West Bank activists injured in protests against apartheid wall

Several activists were injured and arrested on Friday afternoon when Israeli military forces used rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to suppress marches against the apartheid wall in villages in

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 2009 Annual Report – by Stephen Lendman

Today, 1.5 million Gazans struggle to rebuild their lives, "in spite of sustaining permanent disabilities, losing loved ones or becoming homeless" after war under siege – collective punishment in violation

Barak defies outpost demolition law

Ehud Barak, Israel’s defence minister, has indicated he will defy an Israeli court that has ordered the demolition of 18 settler homes in the West Bank, in what is widely

Child kidnapped for throwing stones, Israeli attackers of mosque released

A 15-year-old boy was kidnapped at dawn Wednesday by Israeli troops in Al-Khalil city at the pretext of throwing stones at military patrols, while on the same day an Israeli

IOF kill two more Palestinian teenagers

IOF troops killed on Sunday afternoon two Palestinian teenagers near the Yitmar settlement .