2016-12-31

Statistics for 2016 Include Record Number of Demolitions in the OPT

Preliminary analysis of data collected by OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) indicates that, during 2016, the Israeli authorities demolished or seized 1,089 Palestinian-owned structures throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, displacing 1,593 Palestinians and affecting the livelihoods of another 7,101. These are the highest…

2016-10-15

Occupation Forces Confiscate Palestinian-Owned Residential Barracks near Jericho

Israeli occupation forces confiscated residential barracks in the Palestinian Bedouin residential area of Arab al-Mleihat on Thursday, October 13, in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho, according to a report by Ma’an, the Palestinian new agency.  The residential barracks belonged to Ali Suliman al-Mleihat and Mohammad Ali al-Mleihat. The mayor of Jericho Majid al-Fityani…

Demolition of an Arab House in Taibe, January 24, 2016

153 Homes Approved for Settlers; Home Demolished in Taibe

Israel’s Defense Ministry approved the construction of 153 new homes in West Bank settlements, after two years in which little new construction was given the green light in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, according to a report released Monday, January 25. The construction plans, approved by a planning committee inside the Civil Administration which oversees the…

MK Ayman Odeh during a Hadash meeting in the Galilee

Joint List Leader MK Ayman Odeh Meets Netanyahu

Two months after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his racist Election Day remarks that Arab voters were “voting in droves,” he met with Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh on Thursday, May 21, to discuss plans for increasing government spending in the Arab-Palestinian community in Israel. Odeh, who heads the 13-seat Joint List that groups…