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|Today in Palestine||compilation of recent events mainly in the Occupied Palestinian Territories but also some in the Middle East
|The Hebrew version of Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 19 - 25 October 2011 is posted on OCHA website||OCHA--Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 19 - 25 October 2011 in Hebrew, Arabic, and in English
|Gaza-Israel ceasefire hopes after 10 killed||BBC--There are hopes for a ceasefire between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel after violence on Saturday.
|More than 160 Palestinian children remain behind Israeli bars||IRIN - EI - "While there have been emotional scenes after the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, concerns are being raised about the plight of 164 Palestinian children from the West Bank in Israeli custody. […] It is unclear whether the children will be part of the second wave of 550 releases in the coming two months"||24/10/2011|
|Israel imposes censored Palestinian textbooks in East Jerusalem||Jalal Abukhater--Israeli authorities are attempting to impose new censored textbooks in Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem. Jalal Abukhater provides a sample of the changes and argues that censorship of Palestinian heritage and history is illegal, ineffective and dangerous. Students and parents are mounting protests.
|Struggling for Water in Gaza [from Mondoweiss]||Leila al-Najar and Ishraq Othman--The Beach camp “Al-shate" is located to the west of Gaza City. Small houses are crowded together with an unbearable smell springing from the wastewater running through the alleys. As volunteers in Youth for the Right of Water and Sanitation project (YRWS) we occasionally visit homes there randomly for our case study on water problems. Residents suffer enormously from serious water problems caused by the Israeli occupation which for years has undertaken exploiting and withdrawing all our pure water resources; groundwater, the Jordan River, the Gaza valley and Lake Tiberius. Thus, all aquifers start to run out and the problem of salty water is increasingly appearing in most houses in Gaza.
|Today in Palestine||A compilation of recent events in Palestine
|Bedouin resist Israeli government plan to settle their land claims by moving some to towns||AP--AL GREN, Israel — Decades of fraught relations between the Israeli government and Bedouin Arabs living in the hardscrabble Negev desert are coming to a head over a state plan that would expel 30,000 of the nomads from unauthorized tent encampments and shantytowns and move them into some of the country’s most destitute towns.
| Civil Administration plans to expel tens of thousands of Bedouins from Area C ||B`Tselem - The Civil Administration (CA) is planning to expel the Bedouin communities living in Area C in the West Bank, transferring some 27,000 persons from their homes. In the first phase, planned as early as January 2012, some 20 communities, comprising 2,300 persons, will be forcibly transferred to a site near the Abu Dis refuse dump, east of Jerusalem. These communities currently live in the area of the Ma`ale Adummim settlement and nearby settlements||13/10/2011|
|Israel Muslim and Christian graves desecrated in Israeli city of Jaffa||Reuters--Militant Jewish settlers smash tombs and spray stones with graffiti on Yom Kippur and fire bomb is thrown at synagogue
|Today in Palestine||A compilation of daily events in Palestine
|A State is Born in Palestine||RONEN BERGMAN--Sixty-four years ago, in August 1947, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine presented to the General Assembly a startling and unexpected report, calling for an end to the British Mandate of Palestine and division of most of the territory into two independent states, with the Jewish state occupying the majority of the land. What came next, of course, is well known — a vote in the General Assembly on Nov. 29, 1947, in favor of partition, and the war that immediately followed. The decision is viewed in the Arab world as “the great crime,” and Palestinian leaders, including the current president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, regard it as the original sin that led to the catastrophe, the nakba, that befell their nation — a disaster they now want the General Assembly to remedy. What is not widely known is how a possibly pro-Arab committee, or at least one that was supposed to be neutral, came to issue a report that led directly to the establishment of the state of Israel. What happened on that committee’s trip to Palestine, and how were the minds of its members changed in a way that so radically altered history?
|Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 28 September – 4 October 2011 ||OCHA--This week, Israeli forces injured 22 Palestinians throughout the oPt. Settlers injured another three Palestinians and vandalized around 250 trees. Israeli authorities demolished 26 Palestinian-owned structures, mainly including residential tents and water cisterns. In Gaza, a Palestinian worker killed in a tunnel. Update on movement through Rafah Crossing.
|Bedouin Relocation: Threat of Displacement in the Jerusalem Periphery Fact Sheet | October 2011 ||Around 2,300 Bedouin residing in 20 communities in the hills to the east of Jerusalem are at risk of forced displacement. These communities, over 80% of which are refugees, have been informed by the Israeli authorities that they have no option but to leave the area, as part of a larger plan to relocate Bedouin communities living in Area C, where Israel retains control over security as well as planning and zoning.
|The Economics of Occupation||The Daily Beast - Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories remains the single largest expenditure in the nation’s short history||3/10/2011|
|Israeli Activists report about the attempted lynching of Palestinian farmers and Israeli activists by Anatot settlers, with Israeli police collaboration - 30/9/11||PLEASE CIRCULATE AND POST WIDELY - THE CRIMES WILL NOT END WITHOUT AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISRAEL`S APARTHEID SYSTEM
|Today in Palestine for October 1.2011||A compilation of events--[One of the items in the compilation remarks that “An Israeli diplomat says Jerusalem was the Jewish capital when ‘London was a swamp.’ Someone should point out to this diplomat that at that time, Jerusalem was but a tiny speck compared to the expanded Jewish city which continues to expand, now mainly in Palestinian East Jerusalem, swallowing up what is properly a Palestinian entity. Check your maps of Roman times to see how tiny Jerusalem was. Ignorance or an attempt to put one over? Dorothy ]
|Israel Occupation Hitting Palestinian Economy||Harriet Sherwood in Ramallah--Economy minister Hasan Abu Libdeh says that Palestinians are prevented from achieving their potential||2/10/2011|
|Arab sector marks October Riots||Hassan Shaalan--Thousands of Israeli-Arabs gathered in the town of Sakhnin, in the Lower Galilee, on Saturday, for a protest march marking the 11th anniversary of the 2000 October Riots. ||2/10/2011|
|UN Report on Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine||Richard Falk--I am making available here my latest report to the UNGA in my role as Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine.
|Female soldiers leave IDF event after ordered to sit in separate section||Anshel Pfeffer--The commanders of the women soldiers decided to have the women board buses and leave after some objected to their being directed to a separate area cut off from the main event. ||23/10/2011|
|Today in Palestine||A compilation of events in Palestine
|Water: one law for Palestinians, quite another for settlers||Diakonia - LEGAL BRIEF on the ongoing destruction of Palestinian- owned rainwater storage cisterns by the Israeli Civil Administration in Area C of the West Bank, due to lack of building permits. rh
|More information on construction of Har Hamatos (Airplane Hill) in East ||Hagit Ofran--For the first time since the establishment of Har Homa -
New Israeli Neighborhood in East Jerusalem is threatening the Two State solution
|Finland to chair international conference on nuclear-free Mideast ||Haaretz--Conference to be held in 2012, with the aim of a achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
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