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World Zionist Organization Settlement Division

  • Resource: Tracking Israel's support for illegal outposts

    The Israeli government has been quietly authorizing illegal settlement outposts in recent years. A criminal activity, the trend also exposes Palestinians to increased violence and harassment from settlers. Text by Rachel Shenhav-Goldberg Illegal settlement outposts have become increasingly regularized during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tenure, according to a recent report from Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now. In a trend largely kept hidden from the Israeli public, these unauthorized outposts enjoy unwavering support from the government, despite their clear illegality. According to the report, 15 such outposts have already been legalized, with at least 35 more on the way to authorization. The goal is…

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