Palestine: Patterns of Crime amid COVID-19

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Palestine: Patterns of Crime amid COVID-19
24 June 2020

Palestine`s Land Research Center has issued an important new report, charting the principal patterns in violations of Palestinian housing and land rights under “Israeli Occupation of Palestine’s West Bank during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” With maps and field research data, the report analyzes how these major patterns of Israeli military and settler activity combine to represent three simultaneous objectives, ostensibly to:

  • Accelerate the implementation of parts of the Trump/Netanyahu “Deal of the Century” conspiracy;
  • Annexing the lands of the Palestinian Jordan Valley to pre-empt the Deal;
  • Oppose the Deal of the Century because, at some stage, they may have to accept a Palestinian state, no matter how inviable that form may be.
  • The new report, authored by LRC General Director Jamal Talab Amleh, does not end with mere diagnosis. It lays out a set of strategic recommendations for national land use and preservation of land tenure, especially for front line small-scale farmers, youth and Bedouin communities through policy coherence across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

    Download the report here. (Arabic)

    See also the complementary map by Jan de Jong, “Israeli Annexation in the West Bank (According to The Trump Vision Plan-2020)

    Photo: Palestinian farmers battle fire set by a horde of Jewish settlers on cultivated lands in the villages of Beitin and Burqa, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Source: Baaz.

    See also B’Tselem video of Israeli settlers torch fields in Burin and ‘Asirah al-Qibliyah, 17 May 2019.

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