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Re-mapping of ‘state land’ aids settlement project in West Bank

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Published: 5 June 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel remapped West Bank land to pave way for settlement construction – Chaim Levinson – Haaretz 31.05.16
The Civil Administration Blue Line team last year re-mapped over 15,000 acres in the West Bank as 'state-owned land', a huge increase on previous years. These mapping efforts ‘are directed almost exclusively deep into the West Bank and to settlements that are far from the settlement blocs, and to areas designated earlier by Israel as fire zones’, enabling the government to resist Palestinian petitions against military fire zones near their homes and paving the way for further settlement construction in the relevant areas.
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Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim would end any peace process - Tovah Lazaroff – The Jerusalem Post 01.06.16
It’s no accident that right-wing lawmakers opened their campaign to annex the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement the morning after PM Benjamin Netanyahu called for a regional peace process. There are few spots in the West Bank that worry Palestinian more than Ma’aleh Adumim, particularly given plans to vastly expand the city by 3,500 units in an unbuilt area known as E1.

Israel resuming pre-Oslo policy of vast de facto land confiscations March 19, 2016

Misuse of closed zones in the West Bank March 5, 2016

Settlers using security zones to expropriate Palestinian land July 12, 2015

A Locked Garden: Declaration of Closed Zones in the West Bank – Kerem Navot – March, 2015
[An English pdf of the full investigative report can be downloaded from this site.]


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