5000.--Number of construction planning permits for housing units over the Green Line given within the four months of the Netanyahu government, according to a new Peace Now report. A record high.
- High Court sets protocol for intervening in IDF arms use - Though rejected by High Court, petition to ban IDF use of phosphorus-laced arms calls attention to legal jurisdiction over warfare. Judges lay out conditions under which court can intervene in usage of arms when breaking international rules of war. (Ynet and Israel Hayom)
- Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel urge Israel against relocating Palestinians, Bedouin - Ninety Canadian authors sign petition opposing Israeli plans to expel Arabs from their land. (Haaretz+)
- Arab MKs to boycott Knesset post-Ramadan meal to protest Bedouin relocation - Lawmakers call the plan racist, say they reject Knesset Speaker's complaints against them to the Ethics Committee for ripping up the bill in the Knesset. (Haaretz+)
- Israeli extremists attack Bedouin Negev village - On Sunday, a group of 40 Jewish extremists broke into the Bedouin village of Rakhama, which is unrecognized by Israeli authorities. The extremists raided the village at 4.30 a.m. and assaulted livestock, before returning at 8 a.m. and verbally assaulting residents. (Maan)
- 11-year-old boy suspected of writing 'death to Arabs' on cars - Following car owners' complaints, police find boy with marker with which cars were vandalized, take him to questioning. (Ynet)
- Instead of visits to Hebron, student trips to Shilo settlement - Education Minister cancelled the mandatory trips to Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs of his predecessor, but at the Shilo archaeological site (where, according to the Torah, the Holy Temple was located for 369 years), there was never such a great flow of visitors from the education system. (Maariv, p. 12/NRG Hebrew)
- Israeli labor law to apply to West Bank - Ministerial Committee votes to apply labor laws intended to protect women from discrimination in workplace to Judea and Samaria (W. Bank), thus expanding law's current jurisdiction beyond the Green Line. Does move pose threat to peace talks? (Ynet)
- Congressmen condemn EU ban on Israeli institutions in West Bank - In letter to EU's Catherine Ashton, US Congress members urge EU to re-examine new guidelines banning funding of Israeli entities operating beyond 1967 lines. (Ynet)
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