Annexation: How Israel already controls more than half of the West Bank

18 June 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Annexation would only formalise a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens

Middle East Eye – 18 June 2019

A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank.

Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory, including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land, is under full Israeli control. About 400,000 Jewish settlers living there enjoy the full rights and privileges of Israeli citizens.

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Palestinian killed during attack by West Bank settlers By Ali Abunimah

27 January 2019 — Electronic Intifada

Relatives of Hamdi Naasan, who was killed during a settler incursion into the occupied West Bank village of al-Mughayyir a day earlier, mourn during his funeral on 27 January. – Ahmad Arouri APA images

A Palestinian father of four was fatally shot on Saturday as Israeli settlers, protected by soldiers, stormed the village of al-Mughayyir, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

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Video: Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks

1 July 2014 — The Real News Network

TRNN Middle East Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says Palestinian anger towards the Palestinian Authority has reached unprecedented levels, and that the Israeli government is now trying to instigate a third intifada in order to legitimize military actions in the West Bank and Gaza (inc. transcript)

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Apartheid lives on in Israel, rampant, disguised, and despised — says ‘Le Monde’ correspondent Philip Weiss

15 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

My friend Nicholas Wibberley writes: “You may already know about it, but there is a relatively new book published in France [last spring] by Michel Bôle-Richard ‘Le nouvel apartheid’ which looks pretty powerful stuff.  He was Le Monde correspondent in South Africa during the apartheid period and later stationed in the occupied territories.  He did a piece last Thursday for the paper here which I have given a quick translate (below).  The book is not translated into English yet.  I am ordering a copy though.” Continue reading