Haaretz, August 2, 2017


The seemingly innocent division of the West Bank into Areas A, B and C drew the boundaries of the territorial pockets that we designated for the Palestinians. The four years allotted for this division have been so prolonged that to Israelis, the annexation of Area C will seem like the most logical step. Israeli roads divide Palestinian neighborhoods and surround Palestinian homes, the wall was built adjacent to A-Ram and Shoafat and the area it left for expansion is only for the settlements. Everything is based on “professional considerations,” of course. And the small proportions allocated for construction in Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods – after 35 percent of their land was expropriated for Jews – was also initially explained by the altruistic reason of preserving the areas' rural character.

Haaretz, Jul 31, 2017


during the festivities at Al-Aqsa, furious soldiers — sitting at a higher level — didn’t miss the opportunity to toss a stun grenade into the crowd that filled the plaza; they have to remind the Palestinians who’s the boss and who has the monopoly on victories.


Parla l’analista Uraib al Rintawi: il governo israeliano punta a dividere la Spianata delle moschee ma le sue politiche aggressive a Gerusalemme frenano la “normalizzazione” con i Paesi arabi


 – Il Manifesto

Sulle ragioni delle proteste palestinesi e le implicazioni in Medio Oriente della crisi a Gerusalemme e delle politiche del governo Netanyahu, abbiamo intervistato l’analista arabo ed editoralista del quotidiano al Dustour, Uraib al Rintawi [....]

Haaretz, Apr. 29, 2017


The farming lands and local spring near al-Walaja are slated to become part of Jerusalem's new urban park, which the Palestinians will be prevented from reaching



The park’s highlight will be the copious al-Hanya Spring, which serves the area’s shepherds for watering their flocks and other villages for bathing and relaxing. The spring will now be on the other side of the barrier.

RFI, 10-06-2017

L'esplanade du Mur des Lamentations a remplacé le quartier des Maghrébins.

« Ce soir-là, ils ont demandé aux gens qui vivaient juste à côté du Mur des Lamentations d’évacuer leurs maisons. Ils n’ont eu que deux heures, et les bulldozers ont entamé la démolition », raconte Haïfa Khalidi, témoin oculaire de l’événement, depuis sa terrasse surplombant l’esplanade du Mur des Lamentations. Cependant, quand les soldats israéliens entrent de force dans sa maison familiale en juin 1967, cette vaste place n’existe pas encore. Elle est créée en une nuit et achevée le 11 juin au matin par quinze entrepreneurs du bâtiment israéliens, mandatés dans le plus grand secret par le maire d’Israël, Teddy Kollek.