On Monday the 24 February, Israelís Knesset passed a controversial new bill that will create a legal distinction between Muslim and Christian Arabs, categorizing them as ďnon-Arabs,Ē a separate minority.
The Israeli army issued demolition orders to 40 Palestinian Bedouin families living on the outskirts of Al-Ezereya in East Jerusalem on Sunday 23 February. The community, about 300 Palestinians from the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, live in mostly steel structures in the controversial E1 area of East Jerusalem.
During a raid in the village of Birzeit on Thursday 27 February, Israeli forces killed 24-year old Palestinian Muatazz Washaha in his home. Washaha was an activist with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and suspected by Israel of "terror activities." During the raid Israeli forces arrested three other men.
Israeli human rights group Yesh Din concluded that settlers are largely operating with impunity throughout the West Bank. Between 2005 and 2013, Yesh Din monitored 938 investigation files. Just 8.5% of them ended in the indictment of Israelis suspected of harming Palestinians and their property.
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Another week of unsanctioned settler violence in Nablus
The journey home from the West Bank for residents of Nabi Samwil is a difficult one. They must take a taxi through Israelís Qalandia checkpoint near Ramallah and into Israeli controlled east Jerusalem, down a highway and finally into the village.