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8 February 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
A tale of 3 demolitions
~ In photos: This is what it looks like when your village is demolished [+972mag]
~ Israeli state policy prevents legal construction in Arab towns, creates dire housing crisis [Adalah]
~ The mock eviction [Haaretz]
& ICYMI...The different ways Israel treats Jewish, Palestinian outposts in the West Bank [+972mag]
Home demolition in Qalansuwa
A Qalansuwa resident stands on the ruins of his home after it was demolished by Israeli authorities. [Photo by Noreen Sadik, Adalah]
Photos: This is what it looks like when your village is demolished
By Michal Rotem, +972mag, 23 Jan 2017
"When the bulldozers turned up in Umm el-Hiran last week, they were accompanied by hundreds of armed Israeli police, who locked down the village as residents were forced to watch their homes being destroyed."
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Israeli state policy prevents legal construction in Arab towns, creates dire housing crisis
Adalah, 19 Jan 2017
Adalah (The Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) has written to state authorities "illustrating how decades of Israeli state policy has led to the Arab housing crisis and, therefore, to a phenomenon of unauthorised construction. Since the state's establishment in 1948, not one new Arab town has been built, and the jurisdictional boundaries of the existing towns have in fact, been reduced in size, despite a large population growth." 
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The Mock Eviction
Haaretz Editorial, 2 Feb 2017
"In exchange for this simulated evacuation, with all its accompanying drama, [Israeli] settlers will now extract additional victories for their nefarious enterprise." 
>> Read full article
And in case you missed it...
The different ways Isreal treats Jewish, Palestinian outposts in the West Bank, +972mag, 19 Nov 2016
"Palestinian activists protest Israeli attempts to ‘legalise’ settlement outposts by erecting one of their own. Unlike two nearby Jewish outposts, however, the Israeli army demolishes the Palestinian camp within hours."
>> Read full article
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