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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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 9th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 31, 2013

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Authorities in the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim, together with the Mateh Binyamin regional council, are planning construction of an educational complex about a kilometer outside the settlement’s built-up area, and to demolish a school serving the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, which was built without a permit since the Civil Administration has refused to issue a master plan for construction in the area in which the Bedouin have settled. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 31st, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 28, 2013

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An investigation carried out by the Civil Administration indicates that at least 166 housing units in the settlement of Ali were built on private Palestinian land. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 28th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 16, 2013

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The Ministry of Construction and Housing has published tenders for the construction of approximately 200 housing units in settlements – 114 units in the Givat Ha’Tamar neighborhood in Efrat, and 84 units in the Givat HaCharsina neighborhood in Kiryat Arba. (Ma’an)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 16th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 16, 2013

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A report prepared by “Peace Now” determines that in 2012 developers started construction of 1,400 new housing units, and 6,000 new housing units were approved by the government. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 16th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 6, 2013

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A ministerial committee approved the finalization of planning procedures for the outposts of Rehalim, Bruchin and Sansana, turning them into legal settlements.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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January 6th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 3, 2013

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Data published by Ir Amim association reveals that in 2012 the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Israel Land Authority published tenders for the construction of 2,386 housing units beyond the green line in Jerusalem, a marked rise relative to the annual average of 726 housing units in the previous decade. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 3rd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Settlers and Settlements: December 31, 2012

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Minister of Finance, Yuval Steinitz (Likud), signed off on a map of national priorities, which provides tax benefits for land purchases for housing in 660 communities, including 87 settlements in the West Bank.  Frontier communities which have been targeted by rockets from the Gaza Strip were not included in the list. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Settlers and Settlements: December 24, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee approved the construction of 1,242 housing units in the city’s Gilo neighborhood, which is beyond the green line. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:45 am

Settlers and Settlements: December 19, 2012

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The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee approved the construction of 2,610 housing units in the city’s Givat HaMatos neighborhood which is located beyond the green line. (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm