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Illegal settlers coddled, homes of Arab citizens, Palestinians demolished

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Published: 17 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The threat of a forced eviction of the illegal Amona settlement was lifted after the Israeli government approved an allocation of about NIS 130 million (USD$34 million) to compensate the Amona families and build an alternative settlement for them once suitable land is found, which the settlers celebrated as a precedent-setting victory. Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians in Area C experience planning discrimination and are treated very differently.

Arab mayors consider strike as Israel razes houses – Shlomi Eldar – Al-Monitor 13.01.17
Israel's demolition of 11 homes in an Arab village has prompted its mayor to resign in only the first wave of outraged responses from the Arab-Israeli leadership, which has scheduled an emergency rally and is debating a mass resignation.

And see:

Thousands rally in Israeli Arab town after State demolishes homes – Jack Khoury – Haaretz 13.01.17
City mayor says Israeli bureaucratic obstructionism and planning discrimination forces the country's Arab population to build their homes illegally.

First week of 2017: Israel demolishes homes of 151 Palestinians, almost four times last year's average
– Amira Hass – Haaretz 07.01.17
The IDF's Civil Administration is carrying out Netanyahu’s vow to demolish the homes of Arabs with a vengeance.

Israel wrecks 18 Palestinian structures for every one it licenses in West Bank's Area C
– Yotam Berger – Haaretz 27.12.16
Civil Administration data also show a steep rise in building permits for Area C to 37 in the first half of 2016, after just seven in 2015. In three years, Palestinians submitted 1,253 requests for construction permits in Area C ­ 53 were approved.

Palestinian, Israeli activists detained as Israeli forces uproot hundreds of olive trees
– Ma’an News Agency 16.01.17
The trees are being destroyed to make way for a settlement road. Israeli forces declared the area to be a military zone, banning access to journalists, activists, and the landowners.


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