Tag Archive for Ma’aleh Adumim

UN Warns Israel Over Relocating Bedouins From Squatting on E1 Area Land

UNRWA urges int’l community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Bedouin from illegal, unlicensed makeshift structures to proper communities connected to water, sewers, electricity.

By Arutz Sheva


The UN’s “Palestinian refugee agency” UNRWA on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the E1 and Maaleh Adumim areas east of Jerusalem, to the area around Jericho, next to the Dead Sea.

“If such a plan were implemented this would … give rise to concerns that it amounts to a ‘forcible transfer’ in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention” banning involuntary population relocation in occupied territory, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl said. Continue Reading »

Arab Weapons Smugglers Busted in Palestinian Town By Israel Police

Border Guard police along with police from Maaleh Adumim discovered a weapons cache in the PA-controlled village of Azariya, just outside of Jerusalem.

By Ari Yashar


Police officers from Maaleh Adumim and border police have discovered an illegal weapons cache in the Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled village of Azariya, located off Highway 1, several minutes outside of Jerusalem on the way to Maaleh Adumim.

Captured weapons from Azariya smuggling – Police Spokesperson Unit

During the police search, components of various weapons models were found, along with tools to clean and equip them, as well as ammunition consisting of over 100 bullets of different types. Continue Reading »

US ‘shocked’ by Israel’s new homes to be built in E. Jerusalem

NYT wrote: Israel gave U.S. only few hrs notice of their decision to pursue housing development that may actually prevent the creation a contiguous Palestinian state.

Former US Ambassador Kurtzer: ‘This is one of the most sensitive areas of territory,’

By Ynet


The Israeli approval of 3,000 new housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank came as a shock to the US administration, the New York Times reported Saturday.

US President Barack Obama (Archive photo: AFP/THE WHITE HOUSE / Pete Souza)

US President Barack Obama -Photo: AFP/THE WHITE HOUSE/Pete Souza

The Americans were particularly angry at the decision to pursue “preliminary zoning and planning preparations” for a development on the segment connecting the town of Ma’aleh Adumim to Jerusalem (known as area E1) that would separate Ramallah and Bethlehem from Jerusalem and could prevent the creation of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state. Continue Reading »