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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






The Bedouin

The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev

The Jahalin Bedouin


The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev

JfJfP press release on the Bedouin and the Prawer Plan (5 November 2013)

JfJFP briefing note on the Expulsion of the Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab (June 2012)

Adalah campaign against the Prawer Plan and background detail here in the posting Stop greatest forced displacement of Arab citizens of Israel since the 1950s

Related posts:

18 November 2013: Israeli Bedouin – we do not want your plan for us

22 October 2013: Young Bedouin press for more aggressive defence of their land

15 October 2013 An Arab-free Negev is ‘Jewish destiny’

31 August 2013: Plan after plan after plan to stop Palestinian citizens owning land

18 August 2013: JfJfP calls on Israel to recognise the property, dignity and equality of the Negev Bedouin

2nd August 2013: Protests from Beirut to Brazil against Prawer plan

8 July 2013: Bill to displace Bedouin proceeds through Knesset

15 June 2013: Attack on JNF’s theft of names and land

14 June 2013: British Rabbis campaign against eviction of Bedouin

22 May 2013: No law protects Palestinians

7 May 2013: Costly plan to get Bedouin out of Negev gets go-ahead

3rd May 2013: Shameless racism in Israeli broadcasting

1st May: From a life in the open spaces to shacks and sardine tins

27 December 2012: Bedouin demand right to elect own councillors

19 December 2012: When inhabitants, their homes, their language are just not ‘recognised’ by the state

6 November 2012: ‘By payments they do whatever they want, as if they have a small government of their own in the country’

24 October: Israel’s policy of no Bedouin in the desert

2nd October 2012: Order to confiscate land of Israeli citizens (they are Bedouin)

10 September 2012: Israel Land agency boasts of driving Bedouin from Negev homes

14 August 2012: Driving out the Bedouin: take the water, kill the sheep, steal the cattle

8 August 2012: Green Zionism: uproot native trees and people, re-plant with Europe’s trees and Jews

29 July 2012: Stop greatest forced displacement of Arab citizens of Israel since the 1950s

11 July 2012: Three Bedouin families made homeless and destitute by IOF raid

8 May 2012 Bedouin village destroyed again to make way for trees

11 March 2011 Israel’s war on its Bedouin citizens

20 January 2011 The war against the Bedouin

15 October 2010 Petition against JNF expulsion of the Bedouin in the Negev

1 August 2010 Max Blumenthal visits Al-Arakib

29 July 2010 Displacing people to plant trees – to ensure Jewish control

8 July 2010 The dispossession of the Bedouin in the Negev

10 December 2009 Israelis rally against Bedouin evictions in the Negev


The Jahalin Bedouin, refugees living in the West Bank, face eviction from their homes by the Israeli Army.

Related posts:

21 June 2012 To clear West Bank for settlers, Bedouin consigned to urban landfill dump

29 October 2011 War on the Bedouin

13 September 2011 Forceful deportation of Bedouin from homes in West Bank and Negev to begin

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