Violence against Christians isn’t a new phenomenon in Jerusalem. But since Israel’s most far-right government in its history has taken over, the problem has significantly swelled. Jessica Buxbaum reports from East Jerusalem.
This month, Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government until April 2 to respond to pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim’s request to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. More than half of the village’s approximately 280 residents are children attending Khan al-Ahmar’s primary school, which could soon turn to rubble if the village is razed. However, Khan al-Ahmar’s students aren’t the only Palestinian children whose academic futures are under threat. Jessica Buxbaum reports from Palestine.
The threat of displacement still looms over the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah as new settler building projects could demolish existing homes and leave residents homeless within months. The plans would double the number of Israeli settlers, reports Jessica Buxbaum.
On August 11, the Israel Civil Administration (ICA) is expected to discuss construction of the Nahal Rabah cemetery in the occupied West Bank. Experts and activists claim the cemetery, which was approved without an environmental survey, will disrupt the region’s biodiversity in addition to harming Palestinian land. Jessica Buxbaum reports.
If certain pro-Israel and pro-fossil fuel advocates get their way, U.S. residents will lose a fundamental right to free speech and protest, reports Jessica Buxbaum.
Demonstrations—regularly met with violence from soldiers and Israeli settlers—have occurred almost weekly since Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a petition in May against the expulsion of more than 1,000 Palestinians from the rural West Bank enclave of Masafer Yatta. Jessica Buxbaum reports.