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B`Tselem: IDF using deadly force on protesters Elior Levy - Ynet - New report by human rights group claims Israeli security forces `systematically violate` rules of engagement in West Bank. IDF dismisses brief as `one-sided, biased narrative`28/1/2013
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3rd Palestinian Protest Village, Al-Asra, established near Jenin Live from occupied Palestine--CLASHES BREAK OUT AT NEW PROTEST VILLAGE IN JENIN dn27/1/2013
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Dead Children and Arrested Babies: Palestinian Life under Israeli ColonialismJuan Cole--The Palestinian West Bank has been illegally de facto annexed by Israel. This territory was not awarded to Israel even in the UN General Assembly partition plan of 1947, and indeed Israel’s possession of it is not recognized even by the US, much less the rest of the world. It was conquered by main force in 1967 and has been settled by hundreds of thousands of Israeli colonists, who have encroached on Palestinian orchards and farms, and have diverted Palestinian water. The Palestinians there have been kept stateless and without the rights of citizenship.dn27/1/2013
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Get the Facts: Land Confiscation and the Palestinian Protest VillagesRobert Naiman--Fact Sheet, dn27/1/2013
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Four Palestinians wounded by IDF fire in northern Gaza StripJack Khoury, Chaim Levinson and Gili Cohen --According to Palestinian reports, a 20-year-old farmer was wounded in his eye after soldiers fired tear gas; IDF says in response only one Palestinian wounded.dn27/1/2013
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Ex-pats launch Israeli Opposition Network, call for regime change in IsraelLisa Goldman--New York – For Yael Berda, the unexpectedly strong showing of Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party in Israel’s recent national elections is no reason for centrists or liberals to celebrate. Lapid’s party labels itself centrist, she says, but its domestic and security policies are so similar to the right wing parties’ that it will only serve to bolster their agenda.dn27/1/2013
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Today in Palestine for Thursday, January 24, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events occurring in the OPT on or about January 24, 2013. dn26/1/2013
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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 16 - 22 January 2013 OCHA--On 23 January, a Palestinian woman was killed and a boy died of wounds he sustained a few days earlier, both by live ammunition fired by Israeli forces in the West Bank. During the reporting period, Israeli forces injure 67 Palestinians in the West Bank and four others in the Gaza Strip. Also in the West Bank, settlers damage more than 280 plants belonging to Palestinians. Israeli authorities demolish over 100 Palestinian-owned structures, displacing around 180 Palestinians. In Gaza, three workers died in tunnel collapse.dn26/1/2013
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Leading Communist Party member MK Barakeh again in courtDavidDief--MK Dov Khenin testified in defense of fellow Hadash chairman MK Muhammad Barakeh on Sunday in the trial against him over two separate alleged altercations, one during a 2005 demonstration in Bil`in (a Palestinian village in the occupied territories) and another in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in 2006 against the war in Lebanon.dn26/1/2013
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Plan for UK reservists in case of war in IsraelAnshel Pfeffer--The several thousand IDF reservists living in the UK will be given preferential seats on El Al flights in case of war as part of a new contingency plan being prepared by the Defence Ministry and Israel’s national carrier. dn The Israeli government, which privatised El Al in 2004, kept a minority holding in the company and, as part of the sale, required the airline’s new owners to commit capacity during emergencies. This meant the provision of three cargo planes and 1,200 passenger seats daily at times of war. 20/1/2013
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IOF evicts Palestinians from their land, arrests 15, including mother with babyMairav Zonshine--[Watch the brief video to see, among other things, how Israeli soldiers try to take the baby from its mother, who steadfastly refuses to be parted from her child. dn ]20/1/2013
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15-year-old Palestinian critically injured by IDF fire in West Bank Jack Khoury, Chaim Levinson and Gili Cohen--20/1/2013
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Today in Palestine for Thursday, January 17, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentary on events in the OPT occurring on or about January 17. dn19/1/2013
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Palestinians set up tent protest in West Bank, a week after evicted from similar campAP--JERUSALEM — Palestinian activists have set up a protest camp in the West Bank to demonstrate against what they say is an Israeli land grab.dn19/1/2013
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West Bank: Aid Agencies Tread Gingerly in Area CThe Palestine Chronicle - "According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), between January 2000 and September 2007, over 94 percent of applications submitted by Palestinians to the Israeli authorities for building permits in Area C were denied. `The permit regime is very confusing. There is no clarity about the status of an application, whether paperwork has been received, if it is complete,` Willow Heske, media lead for Oxfam in oPt, told IRIN. `Agencies have sometimes waited for two years only to get a rejection that comes without any explanation`”14/1/2013
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U.S. couple with Jewish roots didn`t expect El Al`s inquisitionAmira Hass--While flying to Israel recently, Rebecca and Rafiq were treated with intrusive suspicion and lost a computer and iPad. dn13/1/2013
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the OPT ocurring on or about January 10, 2013.13/1/2013
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For educated Israelis, America is still the land of greatest opportunityHila Weissberg--The lure of higher wages and more rapid career advancement entices many Israelis to go abroad. The United States has always exerted a strong pull on emigrants, but for the most highly skilled and educated that pull is particularly powerful, dn13/1/2013
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West Bank resident says Palestinians can no longer ignore attacks by extremist settlers Zakaria Sada--The Palestinians in the West Bank have been suffering from an unusual series of attacks by settlers lately – and they have had enough. There are those who wish to protect their land and property with stones. I believe in a non-violent struggle, but I have no alternative to offer them. I have no way of convincing them. And the tensions are mounting.dn13/1/2013
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Teachers back leftist high-school principalYnet--Over 1,000 people sign petition urging education minister to let high school principal who published leftist article keep his job; dismissal will be `threat to freedom of speech,` petition says dn13/1/2013
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Security forces evacuate E1 outpost Ynet reporters--Some 150 Palestinians evicted from Bab al-Shams outpost in area E1, without violent resistance, injuries. At least two Palestinians arrested, including Mustafa Barghouti dn13/1/2013
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Dutch Musician Yuri Honing Asked Not to Play in Eilat - Jazz Festival 2013From an Israeli citizen5/1/2013
A week in photos: January 3-9Active Stills--This week: Snow blankets the region, homeless Israelis and Palestinians cope with the storm, repression of hunger strikers extends to their families, and Palestinian residents of Israel and the West Bank resist demolition and displacement. dn12/1/2013
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Tel Aviv high school principal facing dismissal for writing leftist op-ed in HaaretzTalila Nesher and Ilan Lior--Ram Cohen summoned to hearing with Tel Aviv municipality after writing in Haaretz against Yisrael Beiteinu, in favor of Hadash. dn12/1/2013
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Israel`s Worldwide Role in RepressionJadaliyya Reports--Researched, written, and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, this twenty-eight-page exposé focuses on the role of Israel’s government, military, and related corporations and organizations in a global industry of violence and repression. The states most involved with this industry profit from perpetual war and occupation across the globe while maintaining vastly unequal societies of their own.dn6/1/2013
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Jewish Foundations Support Islamophobia at Home, Settler Triumphalism AbroadRichard Silverstein--Most Jewish foundations support the equivalent of Bubbeh’s chicken soup: Israel, synagogues, youth groups, Jewish education, Jewish studies programs, etc. But over the past ten years or so, as the ideological battle within Israel has intensified with a rightward nationalist drift, a number of foundations have led a drive toward the increasing politicization of Jewish philanthropy. dn6/1/2013
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Today in Palestine for Thursday, January 3, 2013Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events in the oPT on or about January 3, 2013. dn5/1/2013
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Crowd Control: Israel’s Use of Crowd Control Weapons in the West BankB`Tselem - Crowd control weapons are supposed to be non-lethal, enabling authorities to enforce the law without endangering human life. In fact, however, they are dangerous weapons that can cause death, severe injury and damage to property if used improperly.-rh31/1/2013
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