Occupied Territories – August 15th, 2015

Six items in total…

Toddler burned to death – “… it is the occupation authorities who arm and protect the settlers and give them the freedom to do as they please in the West Bank”

Hundreds of Palestinian villagers forcibly displaced by “military exercises”

Israel needs Hamas and other groups “as pretexts for occupation harshness

Housing…

Small village set for demolition because it lacks the building permits that are “nearly impossible” for Palestinians to obtain as Israeli authorities almost always refuse to grant them

Jerusalem municipal authorities have three-storey building demolished rather than give the owner a license

And yet…

Plans brought forward for 1,065 housing units in eight different settlements throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank