This section is the approved English translation of the study: “Israeli Settlement Expansion in the West Bank,” which is the second section of chapter six of the Palestinian Strategic Report 2014-2015, edited by Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this report was released in 2016 and the draft of this section was written by Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Abu Jabir.
This section discusses the Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank, Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes, and the development of building the Separation Wall and its Impact on the Palestinian situation. It also reveals the continuing construction of bypass roads to dismember the West Bank. The author cites several reports to show the severity of Israeli attacks on Palestinian agriculture and water resources.
The author concludes that the Israeli side is actively working to alter the identity of the land and the population, without regard to the peace accords it signed and its commitments to the PA, let alone international laws and conventions. He says that this will lead to the death of the peace process and the two-state solution and make the return of Palestinians to resistance in a broader and stronger manner likely.
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Israeli Settlement Expansion in the West Bank 2014–2015 (20 page, 1.7 MB)
The Executive Summary of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2014-2015