December 2016

CURRENT SITUATION

On December 23, the UN Security Council Resolution #2334 reaffirmed “the inadmissibility of acquisition of territory by force, reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide strictly with its legal obligations and responsibilities […] condemning all measure aimed at altering the demographic composition, characteristics and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions.”
This recent decision clashes with the reality of a month characterized by the perpetration of abuses by Israeli armed forces in the South Hebron Hills: incessant raids and detentions of Palestinians (according to the non-governmental Palestinian organization Addameer 40 percent of Palestinian men have been detained at least once in their life), deliveries of demolition orders, demolitions of Palestinian structures and confiscations.

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November 2016

CURRENT SITUATION

During the month of November the abuses from the Israeli forces have carried on in the occupied Palestinian territories south of Hebron. The Israeli forces have carried out several raids in the Hebron district and in the nearby villages, arresting many Palestinians regardless of their age, including elders and minors. 
Confiscations have kept on going, stop working orders have been delivered and demolitions happened, which according to the United Nations are increasing year by year.
Particularly in the morning of the 15th of November there have been demolitions both in the Palestinian village of Umm Al-Kheir and in Deirat. 
This month hasn’t seen a lack of roadblocks, strategy that make it impossible for the Palestinians to conduct normal, daily tasks. The 14th of November two roads have been closed in the Hebron district preventing access to the city and the nearby Palestinian village of Sair.

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