Is this water apartheid? Recent viral videos show Israeli Civil Administration overseeing as Israeli soldiers and workers fill Palestinian water wells with cement – in the middle of a sweltering summer. Was this a fluke, or part of a massive, discriminative strategy on Israel’s part? The answer will become clear as we sift through the evidence.
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What Palestinians have been asking for over the last 50 years – international actions to stop an aggressive occupier – were implemented for Ukrainians within seven days. A parallel demand for such actions to benefit Palestinians sounds like a stale joke…
Israel has worked behind the scenes for years to erase Palestinians from their own Population Registry, creating an artificial Jewish majority in “Judea and Samaria” (the West Bank), and robbing Palestinians of basic human rights.
A recent UN report indicates that Israel has withheld tens of billions of dollars in taxes and duties from the Palestinian Authority, placing Palestinians in a fiscal crisis and severely impacting development.
The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) has observed & documented Israeli violations of international law for 22 years. Netanyahu has cancelled their mandate following a leaked TIPH report of widespread Israeli abuse. Palestinians fear the worst without the watchful eye of TIPH; Israeli settlers say it will be “a breath of fresh air.”
A study of 50 years of headlines in 5 top newspapers finds that media coverage of Israel-Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones. Much of this can be attributed to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
The Nation magazine reports that a quarter-century after the Oslo agreement, Israel is consolidating its domination by cruel and illegal means—but the global resistance movement is growing.
Instead of gradually transferring power to the PA as required by the Oslo Accords, Israel is handing it to settlers, says former US State Department official Frank Lowenstein.