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Report: How settlers turn Palestinian lands into illegal outposts

A new Yesh Din report examines the use of outposts as a means for seizing control of Palestinian land. The report uses the outpost of Adei Ad as a case study to illustrate the manner in which the establishment and growth of an outpost prevent Palestinian farmers from working their land. 

Between 1998 and 2011, the Civil Administration issued 81 demolition orders against buildings and construction work in the outpost. The vast majority of the orders have not been enforced and the outpost remains intact. Yesh Din has documented 96 separate incidents involving criminal offenses committed in the vicinity of Adei Ad. Approximately 92 percent of the files were closed due to failings on the part of the investigators.

The report highlights the connection between the failure of the bodies responsible for enforcing the law and protecting Palestinian persons and property and the seizure of Palestinian land. This process begins with the failure to ensure effective law enforcement against Israeli civilians in the criminal and administrative spheres, and ends when Palestinian landowners are no longer able to farm their land and make a living from its fruit.

Check out the interactive website explaining how illegal outposts are born: here

Yesh Din is a volunteer organization working to defend the human rights of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation.

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The quiet population transfer that dares not speak its name

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    1. directrob

      “How settlers turn Palestinian lands into illegal outposts”

      no!

      “How the Israel turns Palestinian lands into illegal outposts”

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    2. Rob, above, is right: in the West, Israel would at least be seen as a conspirator in land theft and more. But a case for direct State violence is quite strong.

      This expulsion ocurrs as well when people leave the Bank in frustration and are then forbidden to return. It is a slow motion expunging and is terribly wrong.

      And all of this is why “no preconditions” is in fact a continuing assault on the remainder of Palestinian Bank land.

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    3. rsgengland

      The quickest and easiest way to prevent the expansion of the settlements, is for the Palestinians to have new elections to replace the undemocratic administration that now rules them, and the to enter into realistic negotiations with Israel.
      And refugees, both Arab and Jewish, need to be the first item for discussion.
      Waiting for the Palestinian population explosion to destroy Israel may never Happen, so negotiations are essential.

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      • David T.

        The Palestine Papers have proven that Israel is only interested in a “peace process”, nut not in actual peace. This peace process does not prevent settlement, it buys them the necessary time.

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      • tod

        “refugees, both Arab and Jewish”: Palestinians don’t have any responsability whatsoever for “Jewish refugees” from Egypt or Iraq. Even more so in consideration of the fact that that that very same refugees went to populate the villages and the houses that the Palestinians were forced (or, in some cases, left for few days) to leave.
        So, please, think twice before writing.

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        • The Trespasser

          >Palestinians don’t have any responsability whatsoever for “Jewish refugees” from Egypt or Iraq.

          Why not?

          Palestinians Arabs are Arabs – just like Egyptian Arabs or Iraqi Arabs.

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    4. Shmuel

      “The Palestine Papers have proven that Israel is only interested in a “peace process”, nut not in actual peace. This peace process does not prevent settlement, it buys them the necessary time.”

      Only if the Palestinians stubbornly refuse to accept any realistic peace offers, as they did in 2000, 2001 and 2008.

      Why do they refuse? Because they want all of Israel within the Green Line to become another Arab state. The 25th Arab state.

      And because they know that they can rely on people like you to continue to blame Israel for the occupation even though the occupation would have ended had the Palestinian Arabs would have accepted Israel’s previous peace offers.

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    5. You do not commit a wrong because another wrong is being done somewhere else. Land confiscation, use right denial, with subsequent slow migration from one’s birth area is designed to clear the land–not punish the young until someone else, somewhere else, does what you say.

      The quickist and easist way to prevent expansion of the settlements is for the State to take responsibility for the illicit acts of its citizens. To say no more. Don’t ask someone else to clean up your ethical mess.

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      • Shmuel

        “Youu do not commit a wrong because another wrong is being done somewhere else.”

        Yea, I know this is the mantra amongst “progressives” just ignore the wrongs of Palestinian Arabs do and you Jews behave perfectly. And by “perfectly” we mean what our idea of “perfect” is.

        Now listen again what I wrote above. Had the Palestinian Arabs accepted reasonable peace offers that they were offered in 2000, 2001 and 2008, we would NOW not need to worry about occupation and settlements.

        Is that a difficult idea to understand?

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