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EU: 7 States Demand Israel End Demolitions
By: Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times
26 February 2021
Ireland condemns Israeli destruction of Bedouin homes in West Bank Seven European countries call for the end of demolition of homes and schools     Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley.   Ireland, Estonia and Norway, along with permanent members of the Security
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Most EU Fish Aid Funds Military Occupation
By: WSRW
25 February 2021
Most of the EU`s financial support to Morocco under the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement has been spent on occupied land, new government report reveals.    Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has obtained access to a recent report written by the Moroccan government, documenting how it has spent money that it has received from
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Why Reject Land Privatization
By: Oakland Institute
25 February 2021
This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land     Today, the Oakland Institute releases This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land, an educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world, while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to
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New Study: 1 in 4 Arabs Live in Fear of Eviction
By: Prindex
23 February 2021
1 in 4 people in the Arab world live in fear of eviction – new study   A study published today by the property rights index Prindex finds that 24% of people living in the Arab region fear eviction. This represents 52 million people across the 13 Arabic-speaking countries surveyed and one of
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Israeli Forces Flood, Destroy Gaza Farmlands
By: The Palestine Chronicle
19 February 2021
Israeli Forces Open Floodgates near Gaza, Destroy Palestinian Crops   The Palestine Chronicle   19 February 2021  Israeli occupation forces today opened floodgates near the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip for the second day, flooding vast tracts of Palestinian agricultural land. Palestine Chronicle correspondent Wafaa Aludaini reported that the water devastated hundreds of dunums of
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Palestine: Colony Architects at the ICC?
By: Amira Hass, Ha’aretz
17 February 2021
 Palestinians should drag architects of settlements to the ICC – opinion Their fingerprints are on every square centimeter, their expertise and professionalism in every bend in the road. They are the planners, architects and contractors who are turning the West Bank into an Israeli-Jewish district: a mix of upscale towns and
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Israeli Court 6 Jerusalem Families
By: Middle East Eye
16 February 2021
A JerusalemIsrael court expels Palestinians from East Jerusalem homes   A district court has issued a decision to evict six families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem, where they have lived for almost 70 years, to make way for Israeli settlers.Israeli NGO Peace Now said in
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Biden OKs JNF Settler Colony Growth
By: Tamara Nassar
15 February 2021
Biden shields Israel as JNF plans more colonial settlements Israel’s Jewish National Fund is reportedly planning to purchase privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank to expand Jewish-only settler colonies.     The organization’s leadership approved the proposal on Sunday, which was reported in Israeli media days earlier.   The board of directors is expected to
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Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians at Home
By: Ahmad Melhem, Al-Monitor
13 February 2021
Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in their own homes Terror has prevailed over the West Bank streets and towns as the settlers’ attacks against Palestinians have been on the rise since early 2021.     In the predawn hours of 5 February an Israeli settler working as a guard at the Sadeh Ephraim Farm outpost near Ramallah shot
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Palestine: JNF to Boost Occupied-land Purchases
By: Barak Ravid, Axios
11 February 2021
Jewish National Fund plans to pour millions into expanding West Bank settlements     The board of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) is set to approve a new policy on Sunday that will allow the organization to officially purchase land in the West Bank for the potential expansion of Israeli settlements there, according
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Western Sahara: Impacts of the Wall
By: International Campaign against the Wall of the Moroccan Occupation of Western Sahara (ICaWMOWS)
10 February 2021
Since it was built in the early eighties, the wall has had many negative consequences on different aspects of the life of the Sahrawi civilian population. With regard to its political and legal consequences, the wall isolates and separates the occupied territories form the Sahrawi liberated areas and from the whole world.
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Palestine: Israel Destroys Humsa al-Bqai`a
By: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
09 February 2021
Israel displaces more Palestinian Bedouins, seizes their tents in Humsa al-Bqai’a     Israel seized more tents donated by humanitarian organisations to Palestinian Bedouins in Humsa al-Bqai’a yesterday, continuing to block international aid since demolishing or confiscating 46 structures in the community in one week.   “Israel appears determined to force Palestinians out of their
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Palestine: Israel Destroys Khirbat Humsa Again!
By: Tovah Lazaroff, Times of Israel
03 February 2021
IDF razes Palestinian herding village Khirbet Humsa twice in one week     The Civil Administration attempted to raze tents in the illegal Palestinian herding village of Khirbat Humsa twice in one week.   The Civil Administration initially destroyed a small village of 18 tents and modular structures located in the Jordan Valley in November, housing 11
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Lebanon: Tripoli`s Poverty & Unrest
By: Maha El Dahan and Issam Abdallah; additional reporting by Ellen Francis; editing by Mike Collett-White – Reuters
03 February 2021
Tripoli, Lebanon`s poorest city, on edge after curfew, protests   TRIPOLI, Lebanon—Lebanon’s poorest city, Tripoli, was again racked by violent protests last week, and some politicians and experts warn that unrest could spread if more is not done to support people facing deepening poverty amid coronavirus restrictions.   The country was already in financial
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Digitalization Blocks Access to Land
By: FIAN
31 January 2021
Digital Technologies Block Access to Land   Despite promises to fix unjust land governance, a new study shows that digital technologies can further land grabbing and inequality.   As corporate giants discuss “Tech for Good” at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, recent findings show that *digitalization may increase existing inequalities. A
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Digitalization Blocks Access to Land
By: FIAN
31 January 2021
Digital Technologies Block Access to Land   Despite promises to fix unjust land governance, a new study shows that digital technologies can further land grabbing and inequality.   As corporate giants discuss “Tech for Good” at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, recent findings show that *digitalization may increase existing inequalities. A
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Palestine: Defaming, Defunding Farmers
By: Alex Kane and Mariam Barghouti, +972 mag
25 January 2021
How an Israeli smear campaign is ripping away funds from Palestinian farmers Israel lobby groups are targeting the funding sources of a major Palestinian agricultural union — by dubiously claiming it has ties to `terrorists.` Other Palestinian organizations are facing the same attacks.   On July 20, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees
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Israel Plans 2.5K New Colony Units
By: AFP
20 January 2021
Israel invites bids for 2,500 new settler homes     Peace Now said the Israeli government had now invited tenders for a further 2,112 units in the West Bank and 460 in east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians hope to make the capital of a future state   Israel has invited tenders for more than 2,500
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Western Sahara: Academics Address Biden
By: Academics
20 January 2021
20 January 2021   President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear President Biden,   We are writing to express our strong objections to President Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco’s illegal annexation of Western Sahara, and to call on you to rescind the declaration as soon as possible upon coming
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Israel’s 2020 Demolition Spree
By: Tamara Nasser, Electronic Intifada
05 January 2021
Israel went on demolition spree in 2020   While people around the world were told to stay home due to the pandemic, Israel made more Palestinians homeless in 2020 than it has in years.   Israel demolished and confiscated more than 850 Palestinian structures throughout the year, displacing 1,000 people. More than half of
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