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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn22/3/2015
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OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report March 3-9OCHA--Highlights: • Israeli naval forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman who was fishing west of Gaza city, in unclear circumstances. On another 30 occasions, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian boats sailing near the Israeli-imposed 6 nautical mile fishing limit, including one incident resultinMg in the injury to two fishermen and in damage to their boat, and another in the detention of six fishermen. 21/3/2015
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Why Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Right-Wing Israeli Settlers?Josh Harkinson - Mother Jones - That`s what this human rights group is asking the IRS [ry]16/3/2015
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43 Palestinians injured, 120 arrested last weekAIC - Israeli forces injured 43 Palestinians and arrested 120 last week (3-9 March) throughout the West Bank [ry]16/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for February 13, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn15/3/2015
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Pamela Geller sponsors N.Y.C. bus ads against New Israel Fund donorsDebra Nussbaum Cohen--NEW YORK — Pamela Geller, the controversial New Yorker who has attacked Islam in public transit system ads in cities across the United States and been barred from entering the United Kingdom, is now turning her attention to the New Israel Fund and some of its most prominent donors. Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, are launching a month-long campaign of ads on the sides of New York City buses. Naming individual New Israel Fund donors on each ad, they say, for example, “Alisa Doctoroff Funds New Israel Fund’s (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. STOP THE JEWISH DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL.” At the bottom, under the logo of Geller’s organization and in slightly smaller letters, is the hashtag #Jewicidal. dn 15/3/2015
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Moving on from attacking Islam, Pamela Geller sponsors N.Y.C. bus ads against New Israel Fund donorsDebra Nussbaum Cohen--NEW YORK — Pamela Geller, the controversial New Yorker who has attacked Islam in public transit system ads in cities across the United States and been barred from entering the United Kingdom, is now turning her attention to the New Israel Fund and some of its most prominent donors. Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, are launching a month-long campaign of ads on the sides of New York City buses. Naming individual New Israel Fund donors on each ad, they say, for example, “Alisa Doctoroff Funds New Israel Fund’s (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. STOP THE JEWISH DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL.” At the bottom, under the logo of Geller’s organization and in slightly smaller letters, is the hashtag #Jewicidal. dn 15/3/2015
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Eid in New York: Symbolic victory for American MuslimsHisham Aidi--On Wednesday, March 4, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that starting this coming fall, New York City`s public schools will close in honour of two Muslim holidays - Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. "We made a pledge to families that we would change our school calendar to reflect ct the strength and diversity of our city," he said, referring to a campaign promise he made to Muslim New Yorkers in 2013. "Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honouring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school." dn 14/3/2015
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Gaza`s farmers on front lines of perpetual warDylan Collins--Farmers along border areas say their situation has worsened since the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza. dn8/3/2015
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Gaza fisherman shot dead by Israeli navy, say PalestiniansNews Agencies--A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian health services said. Tawfiq Abu Riala, 34, was killed and two other Gaza fishermen were arrested, said Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman. dn 8/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for March 6, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn8/3/2015
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Israelis stage large anti-Netanyahu protest in Tel AvivFNR/MKA/HMV--Israelis stage a massive rally to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies in Tel Aviv, March 7, 2015. © AFP Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in Tel Aviv to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies, calling on him to step down ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. dn 8/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for March 3, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn7/3/2015
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Palestinian Council Questions Security Arrangement With IsraelDeaa Hadid--RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian leadership body called Thursday night for curtailing longstanding security coordination with Israel, but left decisions on when or whether to take such a step to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee. The move, in the form of a resolution by the P.L.O.’s central council, was another escalation in a cycle of retaliation between Israel and the Palestinians over the past several months. . . . dn6/3/2015
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries of current events in the oPt. dn1/3/2015
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Amid political tensions, Israel reportedly lobbies US for military funds Ynet--Israeli officials said lobbying congress for over $300m for missile defense programs, as Obama, Netanyahu tensions reach record high ahead of PM`s controversial visit, Jewish Democrats find themselves in political bind. dn1/3/2015
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Iran`s Zarif criticizes Netanyahu`s `scaremongering`News Agencies--Iranian FM claims Netanyahu employing `falsificiation, propoganda` in attempt to prevent peace, says PM is using planned US speech to `cover up realities in our region`. dn1/3/2015
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Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rallyJonathan Lis and Haaretz--Former Mossad head Meir Dagan will be the keynote speaker at a rally demanding regime change which is planned for Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square on March 7. Sponsored by the Million Hands grassroots campaign and other social movements, the rally will take place under the banner "Israel wants change." dn 1/3/2015
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Meet the Israeli lawyer fighting the occupation in courtVideo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org - "For Palestinians in the West Bank, Ofer Military Court has come to be known as a symbol of the banality and injustice that lies at the heart of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. For Attorney Gaby Lasky, however, Ofer is where much of her day-to-day work takes place." ca28/2/2015
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Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programmeWill Jordan, Rahul Radhakrishnan - Aljazeera - Writing that Iran had not begun the work needed to build any kind of nuclear weapon, the Mossad cable said the Islamic Republic`s scientists are "working to close gaps in areas that appear legitimate such as enrichment reactors".-rh25/2/2015
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Norway`s Muslims form protective human ring around synagogueReuters--1,000 Muslims gather outside Oslo synagogue, chanting `no to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia`; `There are many more peace mongers than warmongers,` says one of the organizers. dn22/2/2015
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The long struggle of the Palestinians in IsraelHatim Kanaaneh--Concomitant with Israel’s founding in 1948, its armed forces systematically expelled Palestine’s native population and razed some 500 of their communities to the ground in the largest and most successfully denied ethnic cleansing campaign in modern times. A mere six and a half decades later, who knows about Damoun, for example? Who remembers it except for its surviving refugee sons and daughters and their descendants? dn 22/2/2015
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Today in Palestine for February 20, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events in the oPt. dm21/2/2015
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PHOTOS: War-ravaged Gaza faces winter stormAnne Paq & Basel Yazouri, Activestills.org - +972 - "Six months have passed since the last Israeli offensive left the Gaza Strip in a dire humanitarian crisis. The difficult storms of the past few months have affected those who were left homeless by Israeli air strikes, specifically the thousands of internally displaced Palestinians who have been staying in shelters and are increasingly frustrated by lack of rebuilding" [ry]16/2/2015
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Today in Palestine for February 13, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn15/2/2015
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UN Officials Warns of Further Conflict in Gaza Palestine Chronicle--A top UN official warned Thursday of another potential conflict in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel to lift its blockade and Palestinian political parties to end in-fighting to avoid further violence.dn15/2/2015
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Active Stills--14 Year Old Girl Relased from Israeli PrisonPhotos: Ahmad al-Bazz Text: Yael Marom--After 44 days in an Israeli prison, 14-year-old Malak al-Khatib has returned to her family. Family members waited for al-Khatib Friday morning at the Jabara checkpoint in Tulkarem. dn 15/2/2015
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High civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes, says reportAssociated Press--Associated Press investigation claims 508 of 844 deaths in airstrikes that hit residences were civilians in Operation Protective Edge, as debate rages on over legality. dn14/2/2015
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VIDEO! Childhood in East JerusalemIvan Karakashian - Alternative Information Center "Ivan Karakashian from Defence of Children International-Palestine Section, speaks about Palestinian childhood in East Jerusalem, with a particular emphasis on the psychological impact of detention and home arrest on the child`s development and his wider family." ca13/2/2015
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January: 150 Palestinians detained in Jerusalem AIC - 150 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem were detained in the month of January by Israeli police forces, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. 65 of those detained, or 43 percent, were minors under the age of 18 [ry]9/2/2015
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New York coalition tries, and struggles, to politicize free Israel trip for legislatorsAlex Kane--Every few years, New York politicians jet off to Israel on the dime of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to tour the region–including West Bank settlements–and bolster New York-Israel ties. The trips garner attention in the local press, but there is usually no visible opposition. dn8/2/2015
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Israeli opposition leaders calling on Netanyahu to cancel US speech Associated Press--Critics say controversy has damaged Israel’s crucial relationship with the US instead of warning world of Iran’s nuclear plans dn8/2/2015
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Druze soldier attacked after speaking ArabicAhiya Raved--For second time in less than two weeks, Israeli Druze who serves as IDF soldier attacked by group of Jews after speaking Arabic: `The insult is worse than the physical pain but this just shows that it`s not a matter of patriotism or the IDF.` dn8/2/2015
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Today in Palestine for February 6, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn8/2/2015
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Anemic 14-year-old Awaits Trial for Alleged Stone Throwing, Public Order CrimesMalak Hasan--RAMALLAH, February 5, 2015 (WAFA) - Khaled al-Sheikh, a 14 year old Palestinian child suffering from severe Anemia, was detained by Israeli army forces in his town Beit Anan, northwest of Jerusalem on December 24, 2014, and is currently awaiting trial on charges of throwing stones and attempted public order disturbance. dn7/2/2015
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New York coalition tries, and struggles, to politicize free Israel trip for legislatorsAlex Kane--RAMALLAH, February 5, 2015 (WAFA) - Khaled al-Sheikh, a 14 year old Palestinian child suffering from severe Anemia, was detained by Israeli army forces in his town Beit Anan, northwest of Jerusalem on December 24, 2014, and is currently awaiting trial on charges of throwing stones and attempted public order disturbance. dn7/2/2015
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Israel escalates West Bank attacks over weekendAhmad Jaradat - AIC - Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian youth and injured another near Nablus on Saturday while it attacked popular demonstrations held over the weekend [ry]2/2/2015
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Child Detainees Tortured and Abused by Israeli InterrogatorsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Hiba Masalha, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, managed to meet a number of Palestinian children imprisoned by Israel, who described to her the horrific torture and abuse they had experienced at the hands of the Israeli interrogators, and by the soldiers who kidnapped them" [ry]2/2/2015
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Black Flag: The legal and moral implications of the policy of attacking residential buildings in the Gaza Strip, summer 2014B’Tselem - “On 8 July 2014, another round of hostilities broke out in Gaza. It was dubbed Operation Protective Edge. About 50 days later, the fighting ended in a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. During the fighting, which included an incursion by ground forces, the Israeli military launched strikes from the air, sea and land against thousands of targets. More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of children. About 18,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged and more than 100,000 Palestinians were rendered homeless” [ry]2/2/2015
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Today in Palestine for January 30, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of Reports and Commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn1/2/2015
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Israeli city told to pay women damages after failing to remove ‘modesty signs’ Peter Beaumont--Four female campaigners have been awarded damages in a groundbreaking case in an Israeli court, after their local municipality refused to remove illegal and threatening signs demanding women wear “modest” clothing in public. dn1/2/2015
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