Settler Violence and its Impact on Palestinians

Settler Violence and its Implications on the Humanitarian Situation in the Palestinian Territories

  • Author: Nabil al Saleh
  • Number of Pages: 58
  • ISBN: 978-9950-00-001-8
  • Date of update: Sunday, 02 November 2014
  • Price: $0.00

Ramallah: the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) issued a report on “Settler Violence and its Impact on Palestinians” by researcher Nabil AlSaleh, monitoring settler violations in the occupied territories as violations of Palestinian human rights, and a cause of confusion to everyday life on both individual and collective levels.

The report is based on other non governmental organizations reports documenting the occupation and compiles data on the impacts of settlements on human rights and the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, particularly in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The report highlights the effects of settler violence on the Palestinian’s right to access and movement, the right to a decent living standards and its impact of land confiscation and physical obstacles in the way of Palestinian’s rights in ownership, construction and expansion. It also tackles the effects of land confiscation and settler violence on the health and education services and work opportunities, as well as social and cultural connectivity.

In addition, the report showcases the impact of settler takeover water resources on farmer’s livelihoods and on household water, as well as the impact of ignoring wastewater drainage systems on environment in general, and the water quality, in particular.

The report underlines the geographical distribution and types of settler violence and its impact on Palestinians livelihoods. It also documents the increase in the violence during olive harvest season on the agricultural life and the farmers, in addition to the psychological and pedagogical implications on children.

The report documents the situation in Hebron, and through various reports, it highpoints the direct and indirect influence of settler violence on the different aspects of people’s lives there, including the economical and social rights, the right in education and in movement.

The report concludes with discussing the blind eye policy that occupation authorities practices with regards to settler violence, showcasing statistical evidence from reports issued by different organizations, to show how this policy nurtures and increases settler violence due to the systematic neglect by occupation authorities.

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The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.