Far-Right Gov’t Approves Further Funding for West Bank Settlements

Israel’s far-right government approved on Sunday, December 1, an additional 40 million shekels ($11.5 million) for settlements in the occupied West Bank. The overwhelming majority of the funding allocation approved by the cabinet – 34.5 million shekels ($9.9 million) – is reportedly a one-time grant for “security needs” of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.…

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brasilia on January 1, 2019.

CPI & Hadash after US Statement: The Settlements are a War Crime

The Israeli Communist Party and the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash) condemn US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement on Monday, November 18, that Israel’s settlements in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 do not contravene international law. This statement plainly reaffirms the US administration’s unequivocal support for the policy of the Netanyahu government…

MK Odeh: No FM Will Change the Fact — The Settlements Were Built on Occupied Palestinian Land

The American foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announced on Monday, November 18, that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo renounced a 1978 State Department legal opinion, known as the Hansell Memorandum, that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international…

Occupation soldiers standing on the periphery of the West Bank settlement Beitar Illit, which was partially built on land expropriated from the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin

Settlements Receive the Largest Per Capita Subsidies for Their Budgets

According to a recent report released by the Adva Center, the majority of the settlements on the Occupied Palestinian Territories receive the largest amount of Israeli governmental subsidies for municipal budgets. The report details the latest figures available on central government financing of local authorities and offers comparisons between four different types of localities: the…

One of the two Israeli Communist demonstrators injured at Kafr Qaddum is evacuated by Palestinians, last Friday October 4.

Two Israeli Communists among Protestors Injured at Kafr Qaddum

Israeli occupation forces injured two Palestinians and two Communist Party of Israel (CPI) activists on Friday, October 4, during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the northern occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated bullets and chased some of them, during which the four demonstrators were injured. They…