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Military and Security Forces: March 9, 2013

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Commander of Central Command, Gen. Nitzan Alon, ordered on the weekend to dismantle the fences surrounding the settlements Ofra and Adam. The fences were erected without authorization and in violation of the law, and deny Palestinians access to their lands. The IDF had committed to the High Court of Justice to dismantle the fences until the end of 2012 and construct alternative ones. Three months after the deadline, Gen. Alon decided to dismantle the fences even though the alternate fences have yet to be erected. (Haaretz)

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March 9th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 7, 2013‎

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The IDF had pledged to the high court of justice to remove fences by the end of 2012built illegally around the settlements of Adam and Ofra in the northern West Bank, which closed off access by Palestinian farmers to their land. So far, no work has begun on site.

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February 7th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Closed Society: January 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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According to Palestinians from the village of ‘Ein Yabrud, Jewish settlers cut down 40 olive trees in their village area, located near the settlements Beit El and Ofra.

(Hebrew)

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January 19th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Diplomacy: September 16, 2011

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The government decided to promote the creation of a jurisdiction for the settlement of Ofra, in order to retroactively settle the status of its construction, 36 years after it was built. Most of the structures in Ofra are located on private Palestinian land.

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September 16th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Military and Security Forces: August 2, 2011

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The IDF denied entry to the Ofra settlement from two Israeli citizens, activists of ”Yesh Din” movement , on their way to the lands of the village Silwad. The two activists accompanied five villagers, who for the first time in ten years were allowed to reach their lands, which were blocked by the settlers.

(Hebrew)

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August 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Diplomacy: July 27, 2011

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The High Court of Justice prohibited the operation of sewage purification plant in Ofra, because it was built on private Palestinian land. The decision was made following a petition filed by residents of the Palestinian village of Ein-Yabrud through the organization “Yesh Din”. During the hearings, the State told the Court that there were failures in the procedure to establish the institute, and that it was built without the required permits, and on Palestinian land.

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July 27th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Judiciary: 1 March, 2011

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In response to a petition to the High Court of Justice against the construction of a sewage purification facility serving the settlement of Ofra and constructed on private Palestinian Law, the state argues that although the construction of the facility was illegal and criminal proceedings have been initiated against the head of municipality who approved it, it should be left in place because of the great financial investment that has already been put into its construction.

(Hebrew)

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March 1st, 2011 at 9:06 pm