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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 evictions in Masafer Yatta Doctors without Borders call Israel’s forceful eviction of Palestinians from Masafer Yatta a war crime

Hundreds of Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta for generations are being constantly harassed by the occupation forces in order to force them to leave the area and allow Israel to build a firing range for the military

Masafer Yatta Israeli forces, settlers invade Masafer Yatta after Supreme Court order to expel villagers

Palestinians opposing the invasion and attempted annexation of their land were brutally attacked, leading to several injuries, including to a minor

Around 200 Palestinians forcefully displaced from West Bank village by Israel

Palestinian inhabitants of the Ein Samiya village in the Jordan Valley were forced to leave their homes due to sustained violence by Israeli forces and settlers. Many have termed this an act of ethnic cleansing

Masafer Yatta Doctors Without Borders ask Israel to stop forceful displacement of Palestinians from Masafer Yatta 

Israeli occupation forces often collaborate with illegal settlers to attack Palestinians and their properties in the occupied territories in order to force them to leave their homes and farms to be occupied later

Palestinians in Khan al-Ahmar Palestinians protest Israeli attempt to forcefully displace hundreds from Khan al-Ahmar village

The demolition has been greenlit by Israel’s Supreme Court, despite being termed a war crime by ICC prosecutors in the past

Masafer Yatta evictions by Israel Hundreds of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta face forced displacement by Israel

The UN and other human rights bodies have previously termed Israel’s forced displacement of communities from Masafer Yatta a “serious breach of international humanitarian law” and a “war crime”

Israeli settlement expansion Israel expropriates more land to expand illegal settlement in occupied Palestinian territories 

Israeli officials issued a military order to seize over 616 dunams (152 acres) of private Palestinian land in the villages of Qaryout and al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya near Nablus in the occupied West Bank

Riyad Mansour Palestine UN At UNSC meeting, Israel’s atrocities under the scanner

The Palestinian envoy recently announced a renewed effort to gain full UN membership following UN Security Council discussions on conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories and the political process

Evictions looming for Palestinians in Masafer Yatta following court order

Palestinian villagers face forced explusions and home demolitions as the Israeli military carries out the Abu Aram v. Minister of Defense court order

Palestinian Bedouin villages evictions Israel’s highest court allows evictions in Palestinian Bedouin villages in occupied West Bank

The evictions will reportedly affect over 1,300 Palestinians in a dozen villages in the area. Some people have stated that that number could be as high as 2,400, making it the largest Israeli expulsion of Palestinians since 1967

Israeli court orders illegal, forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli High Court ruling on mass expulsions in Masafer Yatta; a severe anti-abortion law advanced in Louisiana, US; and more