Bezalel Smotrich
As hunger deaths rise in Gaza, Israel continues to block aid

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 20 people have died due to malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israeli forces continue to obstruct or block aid that is urgently needed by the people of the besieged territory

After sustained protests, Israeli finance minister agrees to release funds for councils in Palestinian-majority areas

Extremist leader and Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich had announced earlier this month the suspension of funds worth 200 million Israeli shekels meant for municipal councils in Palestinian-majority areas. After sustained protests, he was forced to reverse his decision

Palestinian councils in Israel protest suspension of funds

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has withheld allocations and payments worth 200 million Israeli shekels to Palestinian municipal councils. Residents of Palestinian-majority areas in Israel have been subject to decades of discrimination and marginalization

Forced displacement of Palestinians Israeli occupation forces raze Palestinian buildings to expand illegal settlements

In just two weeks between July 25 and August 7, Israel demolished at least 56 Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released last week

Israeli settler violence Bezalel Smotrich Israeli minister Bezalel Smotrich calls for razing down Palestinian town of Huwara

A long time leader of the illegal settler movement in the occupied territories, Bezalel Smotrich is now a minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-right government and also looks after settler affairs. His vicious statements come days after the town of Huwara was attacked by hundreds of settlers