This section covers items—reprinted articles, statistics, and maps—pertaining to Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. They are reproduced as published, including original spelling and stylistic idiosyncrasies. Significant developments this quarter: As the right-wing Knesset continues to collectively punish Palestinians for the surge of resistance (habba) that began in Jerusalem in 9/2015, Israel returns to its pre-Oslo policy of vast land confiscations coupled with accelerated home demolitions in Area C. Similarly, Israel continues confiscating land in the Jerusalem area on the pretext of environmental preservation, with the larger aim being the Judaization of the city. While Palestinians lost homes and agricultural land at ever-increasing rates, Israel's spending on the settler population grew by 28.4% in 2015. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, the number of settlement units approved by the Israeli government was 250% higher than during the comparable period in 2015.

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