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We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years

See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download our 2013 leaflet on the Prawer plan
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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* 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
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* 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
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Making a 2nd-hand car into an anti-Muslim weapon of hate

Extremists find new way to insult Muslims in Jerusalem

By Ma’an news
December 25, 2012

JERUSALEM – Extremists in Jerusalem have invented a bizarre new method to insult Palestinians and the Muslim religion.

“For Sale” signs placed on used cars around the city with phone numbers lead potential buyers to a recorded message profanely insulting Palestinians and the Prophet Muhammad.

Hamza Mahmoud, a resident of the Old City, told Ma’an that he and several others tried to call numbers they found on cars for sale and they heard racist insults and curses.

A Ma’an reporter tried one of the numbers and was led to a profane recording by a male speaking Arabic in a Hebrew accent. That number was 054-6032825.

Jerusalem-based journalist Jihad Zghayyer told Ma’an that he received complaints from residents saying they were tricked into calling in an attempt to buy cars, and the result was the same.

He highlighted that it was common to see such cars with “For Sale” signs on the main road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem where Palestinian workers frequently travel.

Palestinian residents complained about what they described as a racist phenomenon to lawyers and Arab members of Knesset.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri told Ma’an she was unaware of the issue and said the authorities would act only if they received a complaint from residents.

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