West Bank Settlement Expansion

In the West Bank territories East of Jerusalem there is an increasing amount of Israeli civilian communities built on lands occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. The presence and ongoing expansion of existing settlements by Israel and the construction of settlement outposts is frequently criticized as an obstacle to the peace process by the Palestinians and third parties, including the European Union and the United Nations...

West Bank, Palestinian territories

Zenith magazine 2015

Ma'ale Adumim, largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank Ma'ale Adumim, largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank   Benny Kashriel, mayor of Ma'ale Adumim Benny Kashriel, mayor of Ma'ale Adumim   A majority of the inhabitants moved to the settlement for reasons of lower-cost housing and higher living standards A majority of the inhabitants moved to the settlement for reasons of lower-cost housing and higher living standards   Mayaan immigrated from Russia, Aviv was born in Israel Mayaan immigrated from Russia, Aviv was born in Israel   Town hall of Ma'ale Adumim Town hall of Ma'ale Adumim   Mayor Benny Kashriel entering his car on his personal parking slot in front of the town hall Mayor Benny Kashriel entering his car on his personal parking slot in front of the town hall   Picnic area, Ma'ale Adumim Picnic area, Ma'ale Adumim   A Jewish orthodox couple on the outskirts of Jerusalem A Jewish orthodox couple on the outskirts of Jerusalem   East Jerusalem; Israeli West Bank barrier seperating Anata from Jewish neighborhood Pisgat Ze'ev, one of five Ring Neighborhoods of so called Greater Jerusalem East Jerusalem; Israeli West Bank barrier seperating Anata from Jewish neighborhood Pisgat Ze'ev, one of five Ring Neighborhoods of so called Greater Jerusalem   Palestinian councillor Muhammad Srur at the mayor's office of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya, Jerusalem Governorate Palestinian councillor Muhammad Srur at the mayor's office of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya, Jerusalem Governorate   View over the hills of East Jerusalem lands on the Palestinian municipalities of Abu Dis and Al-Eizariya View over the hills of East Jerusalem lands on the Palestinian municipalities of Abu Dis and Al-Eizariya   Junis Dscha'far, mayor of Palestinian municipality of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya Junis Dscha'far, mayor of Palestinian municipality of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya   Palestinian protesters in Al-Eizariya burning tyres as a reaction to a Palestinian teenager being killed in an anti-Arab riot in Jerusalem the day before. Palestinian protesters in Al-Eizariya burning tyres as a reaction to a Palestinian teenager being killed in an anti-Arab riot in Jerusalem the day before.   Jewish settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev; view on the separation barrier and Palestinian municipality of Anata Jewish settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev; view on the separation barrier and Palestinian municipality of Anata   Abu Dis, the barrier has made it difficult for the residents to access services in Jerusalem without a permit Abu Dis, the barrier has made it difficult for the residents to access services in Jerusalem without a permit   Ahmed used to work for an Israeli company in the West Bank... Ahmed used to work for an Israeli company in the West Bank...   Seperation barrier at Palestinian neighborhood of Shu'fat; view from Jewish Pisgat Ze'ev, East Jerusalem Seperation barrier at Palestinian neighborhood of Shu'fat; view from Jewish Pisgat Ze'ev, East Jerusalem   Seperartion wall at Abu Dis Seperartion wall at Abu Dis Wadi Nar checkpoint connecting south and north West Bank territories Wadi Nar checkpoint connecting south and north West Bank territories   Al-Eizariya, 2nd largest Palestinian municipality in the Jerusalem Governorate Al-Eizariya, 2nd largest Palestinian municipality in the Jerusalem Governorate   Abu Mahmud al-Abasi, Silwan, East Jerusalem; The old mukhtar and former UN employee holds documents refering to Palestinian land ownership in the occupied territories Abu Mahmud al-Abasi, Silwan, East Jerusalem; The old mukhtar and former UN employee holds documents refering to Palestinian land ownership in the occupied territories   Judaean Desert as seen from the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim in the West Bank territories Judaean Desert as seen from the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim in the West Bank territories   Palestinian community leader Eid Abu Galiya with his wife, son and grandchildren, East Jerusalem Palestinian community leader Eid Abu Galiya with his wife, son and grandchildren, East Jerusalem   Israeli police station facing Jewish Ma'ale Adumim settlement in the West Bank Israeli police station facing Jewish Ma'ale Adumim settlement in the West Bank   Junis Dscha'far, mayor of neighbouring Palestinian municipality of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya Junis Dscha'far, mayor of neighbouring Palestinian municipality of Sawahira ash-Sharqiya

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