Of the 6,463,000 Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule in territory fully or partially controlled by Israel, only 1,548,000 — 24 percent, or fewer than one in four — have the right to vote in Israeli elections.
Israeli security forces early Thursday morning clashed with roughly 300 settler youths who gathered overnight inside a pair of mobile homes illegally installed on the West Bank hilltop where the Amona outpost once stood.
Israeli settlers are suspected of having hurled stones at the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the northern West Bank last week.
In 2018, 72 percent of Palestinian requests for farming permits were refused, compared to 24 percent in 2014. There are also very few permits issued for “agricultural employment,” beyond the barrier, permits generally given to the relatives of the plot owner who work with him, but also to paid laborers.
A nonprofit group that is partly funded by public funds is behind last month’s construction of illegal structures at the Amona outpost, sources familiar with the group told Haaretz.
BDS and Settlement boycotts
The London-based bank HSBC clarified that its decision to divest from Israel’s Elbit Systems is a statement against the production of cluster bombs and has nothing to do with the boycott movement against Israel.
Israel’s transition into a global economy is a textbook example of how a country can practice globalization without subscribing to any of its stated values.
“What is going on in our political system ahead of the upcoming election can be described like this: Right A versus Right B, a split in Right C, a possible merger in Right D, and a new glimmer of hope in Right E. “
In the Gaza Strip, 97 percent of freshwater is unsuitable for human consumption, and raw sewage pours into the Mediterranean Sea.