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Settlements & Settlers

A formerly classified document dated September 1967 shows that the legal counsel to Israel’s Foreign Ministry at the time advised the government of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol that “civilian settlement in the administered territories contravenes the explicit provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention."

 

  • 42% of the occupied West Bank cover by Israel’s settlement enterprise and related infrastructure, including roads that are off limits to Palestinians
  • $20 billion on settlements and related infrastructure since 1967.
  • 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land
  • 125 Built approximately official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law and official US policy.
  • More than 100 so-called “outposts,” built with tacit approval from Israeli authorities even though they violate Israeli law.
  • 350,000 in the West Bank and 300,000 in East Jerusalem.
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Mass Incarceration of Palestinians

Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, including children, are routinely subjected to abuse and torture. According to Amnesty International’s 2016/2017 annual report:
  • “Israeli soldiers, police and Israel Security Agency (ISA) officers subjected Palestinian detainees, including children, to torture and other ill-treatment with impunity, particularly on arrest and during interrogation.
  • Reported methods included beatings, slapping, painful shackling, sleep deprivation, use of stress positions and threats.
  • Complaints alleging torture more than 1,000 had been filed since 2001, no criminal investigations were opened.
  • Complaints that the Israeli police used torture or other ill-treatment against asylum-seekers and members of the Ethiopian community in Israel were also common.”
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Theft & Destruction of Palestinian Land & Homes

The law, officially called the “Regularization Law”, has been deemed outright legalization of theft by politicians from both right and left as well.
  • 5776 acres of Palestinian land in occupied East Jerusalem has been expropriated since 1967.
  • 35%  of the land in East Jerusalem has been confiscated for Israeli settlement use, with only 13% zoned for Palestinian construction, much of which is already built-up.
  • 60% of occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank which Israel retains total control under the terms of the Oslo Accords, it is nearly impossible for Palestinians to get permission to build new homes or additions to old ones.
  • 48,000 Palestinian homes and other buildings have been destroyed in the occupied territories, including agricultural buildings and places of business, because they were built without permission from Israel's occupying army. 
  • 800,000 olive trees belonging to Palestinians have been uprooted by Israel since 1967. 
  • 42% of the occupied West Bank covered by Israel's settlement enterprise and related infrastructure, including roads that are off limits to Palestinians.
  • 209,792 expropriated acres of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza

Military Might

Constant State of Wars

Occupation

100 Years since Balfour Declaration, Nov 2, 1917.

2 million killed and over 5 million refugees since 1948.

100 Years since Balfour Declaration, Nov 2, 1917.

2 million killed and over 5 million refugees since 1948.

The establishment of Israel was not peaceful. Terrorism and military might from Zionist political violence, Haganah, and Irgun to the Israeli army and the secret services, since the inception of Isreal in the 1900s.

“Israel must invent dangers, and to do this it must adapt the strategy of provocation and revenge” - General Moshe Dayan

“We will expel the Arabs and take their place. In each attach a decisive blow should be struck resulting in the destruction of homes and the expulsion of the population.” - David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel 1949-1963

"I will do everything in my power to make sure they [refering to the Palestinians] never get a state.”

“Baring a dramatic change, 70 years of history should leave little doubt about the future of Israel, both in the land that it occupies and, elsewhere, where it has shown scant hesitancy in support of other regimes which, like itself, see abusive power as a virtue and absolute, brutal control as the desired end.” - Naftali Bennett

Apartheid: One Rule, Two Legal Systems: Israel’s Regime of Laws in the West Bank.

The presence of settlers makes life extremely difficult for Palestinians:

    • Palestinian land is stolen by the Israeli government and by settlers themselves for the expansion of settlements and Palestinians are forcibly evicted from their homes so that settlers can live in their place
    • Palestinian farmers and others are harassed, aassaulted, and even murdered by heavily-armed extremist settlers, often while under the protection of Israeli soldiers.
    • Restrictions on the movement of Palestinians imposed by the Israeli army for the convenience of settlers and the location of settlements dividing Palestinian population centers makes it nearly impossible for Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to travel freely or live normal lives.
    • Some 19 million cubic meters of wastewater from Israeli settlements flows through the occupied West Bank each year.
    • Caused by Israeli dumpsites, settler waste, and Israeli restrictions on Palestinians preventing them from developing waste treatment facilities
    • More than half of all waste produced by Palestinians in the West Bank remains untreated
    • Palestinian waste is the major contributor to pollution in the territory, due to Israeli restrictions
    • Israel has "exclusive control" over water resources and waste management in the West Bank based on the Oslo Accords 
    • Between 1995 and 2008, a little more than half of Palestinian waste treatment projects were approved by Israel, compared with 96 percent of projects in settlements 
    • Israel routinely requires that new Palestinian treatment facilities manage both wastes from Palestinian communities and Israeli settlements, leading the PA to reject these proposals.

Restrictions on Palestinian Movement

  • Israel uses military checkpoints and other physical obstacles, including concrete blocks and piles of earth, to prevent Palestinians from moving freely within the occupied West Bank and to and from the outside world.
  • 572 Israeli checkpoints and other obstacles to Palestinian movement in the occupied West Bank, with more than 100 more in the city of Hebron alone. According to the UN, in 2016.
  •  250,000 Revoked the residency rights of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza and more than 14,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.
  • Imposed a permit and checkpoint system severely restricting the movement of Palestinians within the occupied territories and to and from the outside world, making ordinary life difficult for Palestinians and strangling the Palestinian economy.

The wall Israel is building on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice, also prevents Palestinians from traveling freely. In many cases, it cuts Palestinians off from their farmland and separates them from schools, houses of worship, workplaces, and family and friends.

Most Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza are denied entry to occupied East Jerusalem to worship at their holy sites, visit family or friends, do business, study, or access medical treatment.


In addition to imposing onerous restrictions on the freedom of movement of Palestinians in the occupied territories, Israel prevents many Palestinians living in the diaspora the right to visit their homeland, including the holy city of Jerusalem, by denying them entry at the border. A majority of Palestinians live in the diaspora because Israel denies them their internationally-recognized legal right to return to their ancestral homeland."

With you standing for justice and human rights, the Palestinians are not fighting alone.