On January 18, 2016, three Israeli citizens were convicted for the burning and theft of a shipping container in the Negev desert, Israel.
They were sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 3,000 shekels ($400).
The vessel was built by Israeli company JSC Maritime and transported cargo between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
They bought the container in 2014 for 6,500 shekells ($890).
In 2015, a local court awarded the Israeli company 3,400 shekelvins ($1,000) in damages, which was reduced to 2,000 herkels by a jury verdict.
The vessel sank shortly after entering Israeli waters.
The Israeli court awarded a total of $15,000 in damages.
This case is a stark reminder of how Israeli companies are rewarded for plundering Palestinian land and waters.
In 2015 and 2016, the Israeli government awarded hundreds of millions of shekel ($4.2 million) in compensation to settlers who built illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The settlers were fined and sent to prison.
Since the settlement expansion began in 1967, the settlement enterprise has caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land.
Israeli settlers have also damaged Palestinian homes and damaged water and sewage infrastructure, leading to water contamination, widespread disease, and damage to Palestinian infrastructure.
The settlements also threaten the livelihoods of Palestinian families who live in the West Bank, including in illegal settlements.
The ships used in this case, called the Mavi Marmara, belonged to the Mavroj, a shipping company based in the Jordan Valley.
The Mavromas have operated under the Israeli flag since 1947.
In 2012, Israel sold the Mavis Marmars to a Dutch company for 2,800 shekelds ($10,000).
The Mavi marinas, as they are known in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank region, are used for carrying Palestinian residents to and from Israeli settlements and to ferry goods to Israel.
In 2013, Israeli authorities confiscated nearly 200 vessels and confiscated the cargo from the MAVroj.
Israel confiscated the Mami Marmaries in 2015 and later sold the vessels to a French company.
In 2017, the ships were confiscated by the Israeli military and transferred to a salvage company.
The salvage company, known as Amman-Mavi, sold them to the German company, Osprey.
In 2018, Oskar Lafontaine, a former Mavraker, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of four Palestinians, one of whom was shot dead by Israeli forces while walking near the Mamriya.
The case is one of many that highlight the dangers faced by Palestinian families living in the Gaza Strip, where they have been denied the right to live in their own lands.
In July 2018, the Maimani family was living in an illegal settlement that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has been building since 2013.
The family was relocated to an area known as Beit Hanoun in 2017, and was unable to return to their ancestral home in the northern West Bank city of Ramallah.
The illegal settlements built on Palestinian land have made it impossible for the Mammara Marmar to continue its service, and the ship was sold to a company called JSC, which has continued to build illegal settlements in recent years.
In January 2018, Israel’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade, Yair Lapid, said that he expects the government will be able to build some 20,000 new settler homes by 2026.
In June 2018, Lapid said the number of illegal settlements was increasing in Israel and that the government plans to create 5,000 settler housing units.
Israel is currently building about 60,000 housing units per year in the settlements.
According to Lapid’s announcement, this number will grow to 70,000 units by 2027.
According the Israeli Civil Administration, there are about 2,600 illegal settlements currently in existence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The government has stated that the settlements, built on land stolen from Palestinians by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, pose a serious threat to the peace process.
In May 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that settlements were an obstacle to peace.
Israel’s illegal settlement activities have contributed to the erosion of the peace between the Palestinians and Israel.
The current Israeli government, which came to power in May 2019, has been slow to implement several measures aimed at addressing these issues.
In December 2017, for example, Israel closed some 300 Palestinian homes in the Israeli settlements of Pisgat Zeev and the settlements of Migdal Shomron.
This forced hundreds of families to move to areas without adequate water and electricity supplies, and left many families without adequate means of sustenance.
Israel has also built dozens of illegal structures in the settlement of Givat Hamatos, and in recent months, the authorities have continued to demol