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Closed Society: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that this week there were nine incidents of violence by settlers against Palestinians, which caused the death of one Palestinian, three wounded, and damage to Palestinian property. Settlers alegedly shot to death one Palestinian boy in Silwan, in East Jerusalem; Settlers destroyed several acres of farmland in the villages of Michmas and Dir Nidham in the Ramallah governorate, and in the villages of Burqa and Ramin in the Tulkarm governorate. According to reports from the village of Tuba in the Hebron governorate, settlers vandalized several buildings, killing two sheep and stole seven others. In addition, settlers threw stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling West Bank roads near Ramallah and Hebron, and damaged six vehicles.


Political: May 11, 2011

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Judge Yoram Danziger of the High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction prohibiting further construction in the illegal settlement Migron, which Palestinian residents of the village Burqa claim was built on private Palestinian land. In a previous hearing, during 2006, the State promised to evacuate the illegal settlement until August 2008. When the deadline passed with no evacuation taking place, the government informed the court that the settlers would be evacuated only after the completion of a new neighborhood for them in a nearby settlement. However, construction activities in Migron continued, most recently with settlers starting construction of three new permanent installations.


Written by The Site's Team

May 11th, 2011 at 8:13 pm