Repression and dispossession continue for Palestinians

The situation for the majority of Palestinians continues to deteriorate as another anniversary of Land Day saw more arrests. To coincide with this day, the Israeli government approved new settlements in the Occupied West Bank and set aside funds to construct new ones. The Israeli government continues to use mass arrests as a tool to suppress dissent, manage independent news media, and harass Palestinians indiscriminately. Nevertheless, the Palestinian resistance is continuous and there is a growing movement within Israeli society for an end to the Occupation.