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Levy Committee Report: Where are the Palestinians? | B’Tselem

On 9 July 2012, the media published the recommendations of the Levy Committee established to examine “steps to be taken to regularize construction” in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and to recommend “an appropriate process to clarify land issues in the area.” The Committee, composed of retired High Court Justice Edmund Levy, retired Tel Aviv District Court Judge Tehiya ...

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Erasing the Nakba | Counterpunch

Israel’s Tireless Efforts to Conceal the Historical Events Leading to Its Creation by NEVE GORDON Be’er-Sheva, Israel. I first heard about the Nakba in the late 1980s, while I was an undergraduate student of philosophy at Hebrew University. This, I believe, is a revealing fact, particularly since, as a teenager, I was a member of Peace Now and was raised ...

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MIDEAST: Israel Evicting the Indigenous | IPS ipsnews.net

JERUSALEM, Oct 26, 2011 (IPS) – As Israel moves ahead with a plan to forcibly displace tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank, Mohammad Al-Korshan and his family are facing the real prospect of not only losing their home, but their traditional way of life. … Quietly unveiled to local aid organisations in early October, Israel’s ...

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Arab-Israeli towns go on strike over plans to confiscate their land | The Guardian

Six Arab-Israeli towns in Israel’s southern Negev region have ground to a halt in protest at government plans to confiscate swathes of land from the Bedouin community. If the proposal passes through the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, unopposed, 30,000 people could be forced from their homes within 60 days. Schools, shops and municipal offices across the region closed for the day ...

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Al Arakib Residents Expelled To Make Way for Trees | Tarabut – Hithabrut

On Sunday, January 16th, 2011, the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) accompanied by a heavy police presence destroyed the Bedouin village of Al Arakib for the 9th time since its total destruction in July 2010. During the village’s destruction the police forces used large amounts of violent force, including sponge bullets (a police method of crowd dispersal) which injured eleven of ...

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