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08 June 2011 Ref. No.: 210/2011 29 May – 4 June Settler violence is a frequent and ongoing affliction of the Palestinian population of the West Bank. From the seven reported incidents of settler violence this week, Al-Haq documented three cases, which clearly constitute violations of international law. The cases: Settlers set fire to fields near Madama Village On the afternoon of Monday, 30 May 2011, settlers from the Yitzhar settlement near Nablus set fire to a barley field belonging to ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 11 August 2011 | Hits: 2801
... Since these incidents, tensions between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the West Bank and Israel have escalated. In the past week, Al-Haq documented the following three incidents of settler violence targeting Palestinians in Jerusalem. Reyad Abdel Hamid Tuffaha – Shu’fat – Jerusalem On 28 July, at approximately 9:15 P.M., Reyad, 41, was walking home with his children, Isra’, 13, and Taha, 2, and his niece, Yasmin, 12. The group were walking from the French Hill area in Jerusalem towards Shu’fat. ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 07 August 2014 | Hits: 3336
In the past week, Al-Haq documented approximately eight incidents of settler violence in Hebron, Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem. The incidents included attacks on Palestinian agricultural land, the uprooting and burning of olive trees and both verbal and physical assaults on Palestinian civilians. Muhammad ‘Ali al-Qeimary – Hebron Muhammad, 47, lives with his wife, Ramziyya, 45, and seven children in Wadi al-Husein area in Hebron. Their neighbourhood is located approximately 250 metres away from ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Hits: 3001
REF.: 211/2011DATE: 8 JUNE 2011 As an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is gravely concerned about the surge in settler violence against Palestinians, the recent example being the burning of a mosque in the West Bank village of al-Mghayyer (Nablus governorate). The act of arson committed by local settlers on 7 June 2011 is part of the ongoing trend of settler violence, intensified by the ‘Price Tag’ policy and ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011 | Hits: 7648
08 June 2011Ref. No.: 210/2011 Settler violence is a frequent and ongoing affliction of the Palestinian population of the West Bank. From the seven reported incidents of settler violence this week, Al-Haq documented three cases, which clearly constitute violations of international law. The cases Settlers set fire to fields near Madama Village On the afternoon of Monday, 30 May 2011, settlers from the Yitzhar settlement near Nablus set fire to a barley field belonging to the Palestinian residents ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011 | Hits: 2687
Al-Haq is pleased to announce the publication of a new Interactive Map highlighting the alarming escalation of settler violence in the West Bank. The map presents incidents of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians as reported and documented by Al-Haq's field researchers. The most common attacks include physical assault, intimidation, arson and stone-throwing. With settler attacks likely to increase over the coming weeks, in the approach to the Palestinian olive harvest, the map will ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Thursday, 29 September 2011 | Hits: 7743
... Israeli military, enjoy a culture of impunity when it comes to incidents of violence against Palestinians. As such, there can be no surprise at the fact that the number of incidents of settler violence increased by 144 per cent between 2009 and 2011. This figure is set to increase again in 2012 as Israel again fails to hold perpetrators of settler violence to account. The level of violence used has also increased. These assaults have usually included stone-throwing against Palestinian farmers and ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012 | Hits: 4302
Background The recent rapid escalation in violent attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank is alarming. During the last two weeks, Al-Haq’s field researchers have monitored and documented 25 incidents of settler attacks against Palestinians and their property, most of them in the north of the West Bank (see interactive map). The most recent incidents include physical assault, arson and stone-throwing. (For further analysis of the escalation in settler violence read Al-Haq’s ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 22 September 2011 | Hits: 3202
... violence also encompasses the destruction, damage, and burning of olive trees. In the past few weeks, Al-Haq documented several incidents relating to settler violence and Israeli limitations against Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season.  ‘Afaf Daoud Al-Wahsh – Jibt Al-Theeb – Bethlehem ‘Afaf, 40, and her husband own approximately 25 dunums of agricultural land, including approximately 300 olive trees, at the borders with the Izdibar settlement southwest of Bethlehem. Following ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Friday, 07 November 2014 | Hits: 3059
Third States are under an obligation to combat organised crime by ensuring that support, financial or otherwise, is not being lent to violent settler groups by private and public entities within their jurisdiction. A new report by Al-Haq, “Institutionalised Impunity: Israel’s Failure to Combat Settler Violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, details how these duties, including the obligation to investigate, stem from the domestic laws and public policy of some States, set in accordance with ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Hits: 9107
During the past week, Al-Haq documented nine cases of settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. These attacks featured physical assault and stone-throwing as well as arson attacks and vandalism against Palestinian property. Al-Haq is gravely concerned that the phenomenon of settler violence is in a perpetual state of escalation, both in terms of the number of incidents and the levels of violence used. This is clearly demonstrated by the recent Molotov cocktail ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Thursday, 06 September 2012 | Hits: 5557
... researchers from Al-Haq monitored and documented 24 incidents of settler attacks against Palestinians and their property, most of them in Nablus governorate. In the first week of September alone, 15 cases of settler violence were documented, many involving settlers throwing stones at Palestinian cars, causing injury and property damage. The nature of the attacks vary, but consistently include incidents of stone-throwing at Palestinian cars, arson of mosques and vehicles, uprooting of olive trees ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Settlements and Settler violence | Date: Monday, 19 September 2011 | Hits: 7553
... movement, while dispossessing Palestinians of their land and causing their displacement. In addition, settlements foster an environment which allows for increased and direct settler violence against Palestinians. Since the beginning of January 2015, the Palestine Centre recorded a total of 152 settler assaults on Palestinians. These assaults target Palestinian civilians, including children, and vary between hit-and-run attacks, the use of gunfire, kidnapping attempts, attacks against places of worship, ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Hits: 4019
In the past week, Al-Haq field researchers documented incidents of continued attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinian civilians across cities in the West Bank. Israel has committed human rights violations through the indiscriminate killing and mass arrest of Palestinians, as well as blanket home raids and punitive house demolitions. At the same time, it has granted de facto impunity for Israeli settlers who engage in violence towards Palestinian civilians and their property. According ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Friday, 11 July 2014 | Hits: 3825
During last week, a wave of mounting tension and violence spread throughout the West Bank, where numerous incidents of settler violence, including acts in pursuit of the ‘Price Tag’ policy, were carried out. The ‘Price Tag’ policy commonly refers to the settlers’ strategy of violence towards Palestinians and their property in retaliation of any action taken by the Israeli authorities affecting the settler community in the West Bank. However, some of the incidents that occurred last week were specifically ...
Section: Articles and Releases | Category: Weekly Focus | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012 | Hits: 3917
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