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Israel's top court has asked the government to allow Palestinian landowners to access Amona - a hilltop site near Ramallah from which hundreds of settlers were evicted two years ago.

Under international law, all settlement construction is illegal, but Israel distinguishes between those it sanctions and those it does not, such as outposts.

Israel installs homes in new government-backed West Bank settlement

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Israel installs homes in new government-backed West Bank settlement

The new illegal settlement in the West Bank, called Amichai, will be the first government-sanctioned settlement since 1991.

Israeli settlers angry at 'freeze in settlement expansion'

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Israeli settlers angry at 'freeze in settlement expansion'

Netanyahu announced the approval to build 300 illegal settlement homes in the Beit El settlement, but settlers say they were told the plans have ...

Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

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Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was ...

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Israel announces plans for 3,000 settlement homes

Israel has pushed through plans for thousands of settlement homes in the occupied West Bank this week, the first such announcement since Donald Trump urged a building freeze in February.

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Israel approves completely new West-Bank settlement, first since Oslo

A senior Israeli army commander on Sunday approved plans to designate an area of land in the northern West Bank for the construction of Israel's ...

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Israel escalates Palestinian home demolitions in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have escalated the demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, destroying over 66 housing units during the first four ...

Daoud Kuttab

Israeli belligerence casts shadow over Abbas visit to US

Analysis: The Palestinian president's Washington visit comes as the Israeli government continues its aggressive tone. He is expected to focus on ...

Outrage over Israel approval of new West Bank settlement

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Outrage over Israel approval of new West Bank settlement

The Palestinians and the UN on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet's approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied ...

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US warns Israel on 'unrestrained' settlement building

US President Donald Trump's administration refrained from criticising the new settlement, but warned on Friday that further expansion could ...

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

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Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

The Palestinians and the United Nations expressed alarm on Friday after Israel signed off on building the first new settlement in the occupied ...

Netanyahu approves new West Bank settlement on Palestine #LandDay

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Netanyahu approves new West Bank settlement on Palestine #LandDay

The Israeli prime minister is expected to sign off on Thursday on building the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for 20 years.

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Occupied: Land before honour on Palestine Land Day

Comment: For decades, Palestinians have seen their land confiscated through illegal Israeli land grabs, and their homes demolished to make way ...

'Everything must be done' to preserve two-state solution: UN

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'Everything must be done' to preserve two-state solution: UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the Trump administration's comments on the solution to Israel-Palestinian conflict, urging ...

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US abandonment of two-state solution 'irresponsible'

Palestine Liberation Organisation executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi has called America's abandonment of the two-state solution irresponsible, saying it does not serve the cause of peace.

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White House abandons two-state solution in Israel-Palestine conflict

A White House official on Tuesday said the US would no longer insist on a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, breaking a ...

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Rights groups demand Israeli court strikes down settler law

Palestinian and Israeli rights groups have petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a new law that allows the state to annex Palestinian land.

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Israel legalises settler land grabs in occupied West Bank

Israeli parliament on Monday passed a contentious bill that would retroactively legalise the expropriation of privately owned Palestinian land ...

Israeli Arabs and Jews protest Netanyahu's demolition orders

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Israeli Arabs and Jews protest Netanyahu's demolition orders

Israeli Arabs and Jews joined forces in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Netanyahu's orders to demolish Arab homes built without ...

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Amona eviction drama: smoke-and-mirrors that benefits Israeli settlement project?

Analysis: Israeli settlers achieved more victories from the simulated and dramatic eviction of Amona outpost.

Israel plays down Trump administration comments criticising settlements

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Israel plays down Trump administration comments criticising settlements

Senior Israeli officials played down Friday remarks from the White House that building new or expanding existing settlements in the occupied ...

Israel to build new settlement in occupied West Bank Israel to build new settlement in occupied West Bank

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Israel to build new settlement in occupied West Bank

Israel would establish an entirely new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first since 1999, a statement by the prime minister's office ...

Senior Israeli minister vows annexation of 'entire West Bank'

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Senior Israeli minister vows annexation of 'entire West Bank'

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett vowed the annexation of the entire West Bank following the eviction of settlers from the illegal ...

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