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Internal Security: December 10, 2012

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A resident of Ma’aleh Adumim who held a sign outside the Shay Police station in protest of what she said was police refusal to take seriously her complaint about her neighbors, was arrested for three days and sent to psychiatric evaluation. (Haaretz)

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December 10th, 2012 at 11:07 am

Closed Society: December 5, 2012

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2,300 Bedouin who currently reside in area E-1 between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim face displacement, regardless of whether Israel will go through with planned construction in the area. (Haaretz)

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December 5th, 2012 at 9:48 am

Settlers and Settlements: December 5, 2012

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The Civil Administration’s higher planning committee has approved the advancement of the E1 construction plan which would see 3,000 housing units being built in the area between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem. (Ynetnews)

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December 5th, 2012 at 9:43 am

Settlers and Settlements: November 30, 2012

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) has decided to approve the construction of approximately 3,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and West Bank settlements, including in area E1, which connects Jerusalem with the settlement Ma’aleh Adumim. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Diplomacy: December 23, 2011

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European Union Ambassador to Israel, Andrew Stendly, has issued an official complaint to the Foreign Ministry regarding the eviction of Bedouin residents and the demolition of Palestinian homes in part of the E1 area of the West Bank in which a Jewish neighborhood is planned that would create territorial contiguity between Jerusalem and the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim.  Foreign Ministry Deputy Director-General for Europe Rafi Shutz also heard from the ambassador that the EU is concerned about the rise in the number of houses demolished in the West Bank by the Civil Authority.

According to experts on the Separation Wall in the Jerusalem area, there are increasing signs that Israel is paving the way for construction in the E1 area.  For example, after many years of inactivity, Israel renewed work on two roads in the Ma’aleh Adumim area and has opened a new crossing point in Shuafat, a Palestinian neighborhood in the north of East Jerusalem.

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December 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 pm