Border police detain Avner Gvaryahu, director of Breaking the Silence, on a tour of the South Hebron Hills, August 31, 2018.

Border Police Detain Head of Breaking the Silence and 2 Other Activists in Occupied West Bank

Israeli Border Police detained on Friday, August 30, two senior members of the anti-occupation organization Breaking the Silence near the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair in the occupied Palestinian territories. The group’s executive director, Avner Gvaryahu, and communications director, Achiya Schatz, were detained for questioning by border police. Attorney Michael Sfard was also detained for…

Demolition of an Arab home in occupied East Jerusalem

Towards Amona, Netanyahu Seeks to Appease Right — Green Lights Demolition of Arab Homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to push ahead the demolition of homes belonging to Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem, in “an attempt to appease the right for the expected evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona.” According governmental sources: “During talks led by Netanyahu…