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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in Qalandya Refugee Camp, North of Occupied JerusalemPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - In excessive use of force, on Tuesday early morning, 16 December 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. The aforementioned civilian was killed when Israeli forces moved into the said refugee camp to arrest Palestinians. A number of Palestinian youngsters gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers to stop arrests. As a result, a civilian was wounded as he was standing on the roof of his family`s house in Antar quarter in the north of the refugee camp.-rh17/12/2014
`5 Cameras` Filmmaker Struggles To Get Funding Yael Even Or--Israeli documentary filmmaker Guy Davidi is struggling to raise enough money to finish his new film. A crowd-funding campaign that will end this weekend is still short of its goal. Davidi’s “5 Broken Cameras,” which he co-created with Emad Burnat, was an Oscar nominee and won an Emmy. dn 14/12/2014
Today in Palestine for December 12, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn14/12/2014
Suicide Drones’ and the Spoils of War: Israeli arms manufacturers look to cash in on the war in GazaDan Cohen--Three weeks after Israel’s latest assault on the Gaza Strip concluded, Israeli military and political leaders attended a conference next to Ben Gurion Airport to sell the successes of what Israel dubbed Operation Protective Edge, which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians including 521 children. The annual conference, named “Israel Unmanned Systems 2014,” took place in business-as-usual atmosphere — even with a complimentary beer keg. But the fare was anything but humdrum. Among the offerings were suicide drones, “loitering munitions” that need to explode; a 16-year-old showing off high-tech robots designed by fellow high schoolers and future drone makers; and “premature” weapons, armaments that have not been fully tested before they are used on a live Palestinian population. Such is Israel the military power. dn13/12/2014
Palestinians ruled by secret regulations even the army can`t explainMaayan Niezna - +972 - Whether they want to attend family gatherings, open a business or visit sick relatives, Palestinians under occupation must adhere to military regulations, the vast majority of which are hidden from public scrutiny [ry]8/12/2014
Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlementsDan Williams - Reuters - "Little noticed amid the furore over one of Israel`s most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services" [ry]8/12/2014
Occupation and deportation policyRasem Obeidat - AIC - Israel commenced a policy of deportation against leaders and activists within the Palestinian political and social communities immediately following the occupation of 1967. This policy, however, didn`t end in the immediate post-war period, but continued due to the lack of international will to prevent such a practice, which contravenes Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Protection and immunity were provided to Israel in international institutions and by the United States and western Europe, thus encouraging it to continue the policy and practice of deportation [ry]8/12/2014
Facing Rights Accusations, Israel Opens Gaza Inquiries JODI RUDORENDEC--JERUSALEM — The Israeli military announced Saturday that it had ordered criminal investigations of its own actions in eight additional incidents in the Gaza Strip during the war this summer, and provided unusually detailed justifications for seven other operations that had prompted complaints from human rights groups. dn7/12/2014
Poll: Marked rise in American support for bi-national stateYnetnews--A survey conducted by the Brookings Institute ahead of the 11th annual Saban Forum showed a marked rise in American support for a bi-national state with equal rights, if the two-state solution is unattainable. dn7/12/2014
[WATCH] The Druze in Israel: Appropriating identity (part 3)972Magazine--According to the mainstream Israeli narrative the Druze population in Israel is loyal to and maintains an alliance with the state, the most famous element of which includes mandatory military service. But is that really the whole story? The third part of this series looks at Druze identity and its variations: from Palestinian to Israeli. video, about 10 minutes (dn) 7/12/2014
Huge Israeli Arms Buy Nobody`s Talking About Yael Even Or--It’s worth noting that while coalition disputes (supposedly) led to the dissolution of the parliament this week, the cabinet still functioned well enough to approve on Sunday a $2-billion deal to purchase stealth fighter jets from American aerospace company Lockheed Martin. dn7/12/2014
Today in Palestine for December 5, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn7/12/2014
University heads partner with Hillel International to combat academic boycottsLidor Grave-Lazi--The Committee of University Heads in Israel announced on Tuesday a partnership with Hillel International - the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to counter academic boycotts. dn7/12/2014
Hamas leader Mashal blames Netanyahu for recent bout of terror attacksYnet--`For every action there’s a reaction,` says Khaled Mashal in interview, saying terror fueled by Palestinian despair: We warn against stripping Palestinian people of hope. dn6/12/2014
Gov`t plans to cut welfare budget, push through extra funds for IDFYuval Karni--While Israel prepares for elections, Netanyahu`s government plans to use opportunity to pass massive changes in defense spending, taking 200 million from education, 40 million from Holocaust survivors. dn6/12/2014
Today in Palestine Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn6/12/2014
Israel to establish first juvenile courts in Palestinian territoriesTova Tzimuki--In wake of international criticism about the treatment of offenders who are Palestinian minors, Israel decided to take a revolutionary step and establish a military juvenile court in the territories. Similar to the Israeli law, the detention of minors in the pre-trial period will be significantly shortened, parents will be notified of the arrest and those aged 16 will no longer be tried as adults. [This sounds reasonable. The question is, will Israel carry it out to the letter of the law? dn]6/12/2014
Newsletter - November 2014Military Court Watch - According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 31 October 2014, there were 5,447 Palestinians held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities including 163 children. In the case of children this represents decrease of 10 per cent compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 2 per cent compared with 2013. According to the IPS, 47 per cent of Palestinian children and 90 per cent of adults continue to be detained in facilities inside Israel, in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.-rh4/12/2014
A defensive Netanyahu announces elections hours after firing opposition members Lapid and LivniAllison Deger - Mondoweiss - Within hours of giving their statements decrying Netanyahu, both Knesset members were dismissed from their posts. The prime minister’s office circulated a notice of the termination two hours before Netanyahu called for an unusual 8:00 pm press conference where he announced the coming elections.-rh4/12/2014
National Parks in East Jerusalem B’Tselem - Visit the parks to see how East Jerusalem is being made Jewish and the lives of its Palestinian residents made miserable [ry]1/12/2014
PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (20- 26 November 2014)PCHR-Gaza - IMEMC News - "Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the reporting period of 20 - 26 November, 2014" [ry]1/12/2014
Large left-wing protest erupts outside of Netanyahu`s home in J`lemNoam (Dabul) Dvir--Hundreds of citizens, MK`s and left-wing activists protested the controversial nationality bill outside of Netanyahu`s home in Jerusalem, former head of Shin Bet called Netanyahu an `ego-maniac.` dn30/11/2014
Fire damages Jerusalem`s Jewish-Arab school, foul play suspectedNir Hasson and Jonathan Lis--Assailants spray `There`s no coexisting with cancer` on wall of the country`s largest bilingual school; Mayor Barkat: We will not allow pyromaniacs to disrupt our lives. dn30/11/2014
Outsourcing security in East Jerusalem helps Israel abdicate responsibility for violations it authorises, analysts say.Emily Mulder--Outsourcing security in East Jerusalem helps Israel abdicate responsibility for violations it authorises, analysts say. dn30/11/2014
Abbas: PA will consider cutting security coordination with Israel if UN resolution failsJack Khoury--Palestinian president says Israel `entrenching apartheid;` Arab League foreign ministers agree to formally present a draft resolution to the UNSC. dn30/11/2014
Today in Palestine for November 28, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn30/11/2014
One Rule, Two Legal Systems: Israel’s Regime of Laws in the West Bank : A New Report from the Association for Civil Rights in IsraelACRI - The ‘One Rule, Two Legal Systems‘ report reviews the prevailing legal situation in the West Bank under Israeli rule, and explains how decades of “temporary” military rule have given rise to two separate and unequal systems of law that discriminate between the two population groups living in the one territory – Israelis and Palestinians. The legal differentiation is not restricted to security or criminal matters, but touches upon almost every aspect of daily life.-rh 26/11/2014
Majority of UN Assembly Approves New Resolutions for PalestineIMEMC News & Agencies Report - An overwhelming majority of the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor, Wednesday, on 5 draft resolutions in favor of Palestine. President Abbas says that he is ready to set up a Palestinian state on 22 percent of historical Palestine, and has called on the international community for support.-rh 26/11/2014
Today in Palestine for November 21, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn23/11/2014
Only witnesses for the State are permitted to enter Israel in Palestinian suits for damages Amira Hass-- 23/11/2014
HRW: Punitive Israeli house demolitions a `war crime` AFP--Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of `deliberately and unlawfully punishing people not accused of any wrongdoing`, says policy `amounts to collective punishment`. dn23/11/2014
Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli PoliciesSTEVEN ERLANGERNOV--European nations, Israel’s largest trading partners and a historical bastion of support, are taking stronger measures to support Palestinian sovereignty and condemn what many see as aggressive, expansionist Israeli policies. dn23/11/2014
Wellesley College fires Hillel staff as Jewish students face upped anti-Israel activityDebra Nussbaum Cohen--Wellesley College fires Hillel staff as Jewish students face upped anti-Israel activity Jewish students in Wellesley College dismayed by abrupt firing: `We lost our support system, we`re on our own.`dn 22/11/2014
Redefining Israel`s Jewish and Democratic Character Bill for a New Basic Law: Israel as the National State of the Jewish People (MK Ze`ev Elkin)ACRI - Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs Sunday 16/11/2014 – Determining the Government`s Position - ACRI’s Position: Put simply – this is a particularly dangerous bill with extremely far-reaching implications. The bill as it stands would subjugate the democratic character of the State of Israel to its Jewish nature and place the democratic rights of all citizens in danger.-rh 20/11/2014
Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attackNir Hasson, Barak Ravid, Jonathan Lis and Jack Khoury--Netanyahu convenes Security Cabinet meeting, says Israel will respond with `firm hand;` police kill two assailants at the scene, believe third suspect is on the loose; several worshipers injured, four in serious condition. dn18/11/2014
Today in Palestine for November 16, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in oPt. dn18/11/2014
Haaretz obtains full document of EU-proposed sanctions against IsraelBarak Ravid--Sanctions could apply to Israeli politicians opposed to the two-state solution, which could include Bennett and Rivlin; steps against European companies working in settlements; punitive measures against Palestinians over `negative measures.` dn18/11/2014
Palestinian pathologist suspects foul play in bus driver`s death, despite autopsy resultsNir Hasson--Palestinian pathologist suspects foul play in bus driver`s death, despite autopsy results Physician disputes forensic report, noting signs on body of worker found hanged in Jerusalem on Sunday were inconsistent with suicide. dn 18/11/2014
Report: Palestinian severely wounded in east Jerusalem clashesNoam (Dabul) Dvir--A Palestinian youth was severely wounded in his head Saturday night during clashes between Palestinians and a police force in al-Tur, a neighborhood in east Jerusalem. He was evacuated to Al-Makassed Hospital. dn16/11/2014
Vast Majority of Israeli-on-Palestinian Crime Claims Routinely Unsolved – Rights GroupPalestine Chronicle--Israeli police have proven vastly inept at solving reported crimes against the Palestinian population: a staggering 92 percent of complaints end up closed with no justice served, according to the Yesh Din human rights group.dn16/11/2014
SF`s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution CAIR--Francisco`s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the most recent Islamophobic advertisements placed on San Francisco buses. dn16/11/2014
Secret EU document outlines sanctions to impose if Israel thwarts two-state solutionBarak Ravid--The European Union has distributed a confidential document to its 28 member states that contains the draft of a proposal for sanctions to be imposed on Israel if it takes action in the West Bank that could make the two-state solution impossible, European diplomatic sources and senior Israeli officials said. dn16/11/2014
Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn16/11/2014
Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clashesJack Khoury--According to eyewitnesses, 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badr was hit by a live bullet in his chest during clashes in the Beit Laqia village northwest of Ramallah earlier that day.dn16/11/2014
Princeton Professors Open New Front in Campus Battle Over IsraelSpencer Parts--Princeton University professors have opened a new front in the battle over Israel on campus with a petition signed by 60 tenured faculty members calling for the university to divest from companies backing the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. dn16/11/2014
Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza SeaPCHR - Factsheet - Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period[1] (1 – 31 October 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a fishermen while fishing; destroying 2 fishing boats; chasing incidents that led to the arrest of 7 fishermen; and confiscation of 2 fishing boats belonging to Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.-rh 12/11/2014
Riots continue in Kafr Kanna, East JerusalemHassan Shaalan, Ahiya Raved - Ynet - Arab students protest at Tel Aviv, Haifa universities; partial strike in businesses in both Arab and mixed communities as some businesses open their doors; `If we stay quiet, then police might do this again elsewhere, and we don`t know who`s next,` says business owner who joined strike [ry]10/11/2014
Today in Palestine for November 7, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn9/11/2014
Arab sector goes on strike in protest of Kfar Kanna shootingHassan Shaalan, Ahiya Raved--Partial strike in businesses in both Arab and mixed communities as some businesses open their doors; `If we stay quiet, then police might do this again elsewhere, and we don`t know who`s next,` says business owner who joined strike. dm9/11/2014
EU foreign chief calls for Palestinian state Al Jazeera--New foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state during visit to Gaza. dn9/11/2014
CCTV footage raises questions in police shooting of knife-wielding Arab IsraeliNoa Shpigel, Jack Khoury and Yaniv Kubovich--Police insist that officers` lives were in danger when the man attacked a police car with a knife, but footage indicates officers may not have followed protocol. dn9/11/2014
Palestinian homes as targets Salil Shetty--Nearly three months have passed since the latest conflict came to an end, but the piles of rubble and empty shells of family homes in Gaza serve as painful reminders of the death and destruction that resulted from Israel`s latest military operation there in July and August.dn8/11/2014
Autopsy Shows Hijazi Shot more than 20 Times Ma`an--The initial autopsy report of a Palestinian man slain by Israeli soldiers early Thursday shows that he was shot all over the body at least 20 times and that his death was caused by severe bleeding from his chest, neck, hands, legs, lungs, and heart.dn2/11/2014
Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn2/11/2014
Israel’s border red-tape policies can present impenetrable barriers for organisationsJonathan Brown--RAMALLAH - “The school is broken. They’ve ruined us.” Ms Lana Khalaf, head of a private, charity-backed school in Nablus, has had to make sweeping revisions to the school’s English curriculum this semester after 11 of its newly hired teachers arriving from the United States were denied entry to Israel at Ben Gurion airport. They then flew back to the US.dn2/11/2014
Israel to shut Gaza border crossings in wake of cross-border projectile fireGili Cohen--Authorities notify Palestinians of move; crossing to Egypt remains closed. dn2/11/2014
Israeli Shin Bet prevents youth camp, summons activists to interrogationAbir Kopty--On Thursday, October 30th, an Abnaa’ Elbalad organizer, received a phone call from a hotel in Nazareth informing him that they are obliged to cancel an Abnaa’ El-balad youth camp scheduled to take place in the hotel on Friday and Saturday. The hotel explained they received threats from the Israeli Intelligence Services, the Shin Bet, who described the event as a “security threat.”dn2/11/2014
WATCH: Listening to the ‘Sound of Torture’972Magazine--A new Israeli film takes a disturbing look at the torture camps for Eritrean refugees in Sinai, and the Swedish-Eritrean journalist who has devoted herself to exposing the torture victims’ stories and ending their suffering. dn2/11/2014
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