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Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013


End the siege of Gaza: Demo on Saturday

Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future

End the siege on Gaza – NOW!
National demonstration, Saturday 24 November

Assemble 12 noon, Downing St – march to Israeli Embassy

JfJfP and JSG (Jewish Socialists’ Group) are meeting at 11.45am – 12.00 noon outside Waterstones – Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square at 1-3 The Strand (near Northumberland Avenue).

Click link for transport from outside London:

PSC wrote

“A ceasefire was agreed yesterday evening, under which Israel was forced to accept terms including freedom of movement for Palestinians in Gaza.

We will be marching to demand that Israel implements the ceasefire terms and ends its siege, and to demand justice for those who have been killed and injured by Israel’s attack.

As PSC patron Ahdaf Soueif said ‘Gaza is no longer alone’ The appalling green light given to Israel’s attack by Britain’s Foreign Office Minister stands in sharp contradiction from the solidarity and support from Egypt, Turkey and other countries.

Organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, CND, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum in Britain

Supported by: The national trade unions FBU, PCS, RMT, Unite; Action for Palestinian Children, Amos Trust, Association of Palestinian Communities, Badil, Boycott Israel Network (BIN), Campaign Against Arms Trade, Engage, FOSIS, Friends of Al-Aqsa, the Green Party, GUPS UK, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Islamic Forum Europe, ISM London, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Labour Friends of Palestine & the Middle East, Lib Dem Friends of Palestine, Midlands Palestinian Community Association, Muslim Association of Britain, Muslim Council of Britain, Pax Christi, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want, Zaytoun”

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