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Text of Prime Minister Netanyahu`s 2014 UN speech Jerusalem Post transcript - Israel cannot have territories from which it withdraws taken over by Islamic militants yet again, as happened in Gaza and Lebanon. That would place the likes of ISIS within mortar range – a few miles – of 80% of our population. [bz] 30/9/2014
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560 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel in SeptemberIMEMC News & Agencies - 85,000 Arrest Cases Since 200029/9/2014
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Number of administrative detainees highest since 2008Maan--There are now 540 Palestinians being held in administrative detention, the highest number since 2008, a prisoner rights group said Friday. 28/9/2014
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Today in Palestine for September 26, 2014Today in Palestine: A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn27/9/2014
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Russell Tribunal findings on PalestineMondoweiss--Russell Tribunal finds evidene of incitement to genocide, crimes against humanity. [for a more detailed report see http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Summary-of-findings-1.pdf] dn 27/9/2014
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Demonstration at Elbit Systems in Shenstone, StaffordshireAAN--During July and August 2014, 2,150 Palestinians were killed as Israel carried out another massacre of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza strip. Entire neightourhoods were destroyed and mosques, market places, UN relief compounds and schools were deliberately targeted. There was no safe place for the 1.7 million people in Gaza to take shelter from the Israeli bombardment. Israeli unpiloted planes, known as drones, carried out over 800 major strikes. Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest military company, supplied many of the drones used by the Israeli military. dn27/9/2014
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Full Official Text of President Mahmoud Abbas` Speech at the UNGA Wafa - Ladies and Gentlemen, my people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. Will it allow Israel to continue its occupation, the only occupation in the world? [bz]27/9/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn21/9/2014
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Violations by Israel and the Problem of EnforcementAlice Lynd - Palestine-Israel Working Group of Historians Against the War (HAW) - The full document. [Reviewed in ` The U.S. is also guilty in Palestine` by Sam Bahour (accessible at OM)-bz] 20/9/2014
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174 Palestinians Kidnapped In One WeekSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The Palestinian Prisoners Society has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 174 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in the second week of September, 2014" [ry]15/9/2014
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Settlements get significantly more government money than rest of Israeli communities, report findsYnet - Based on a report by the Adva Center - The West Bank settlements have for decades been receiving vastly preferential treatment, while residents of development towns only get a very small amount. [bz] 9/9/2014
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The Month in Pictures: July and August 2014EI - “`At the height of the conflict, an estimated 485,000 people — 28 percent of the population of Gaza — were internally displaced,` OCHA states. Approximately 110,000 displaced persons remain in schools administered by UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, or with host families" [ry]8/9/2014
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Israel’s right wing Zionists, Palestine’s militant resistance are political winners after Gaza slaughterPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - Polling shows that Hamas`s popularity has spiked across Palestine with 61 percent saying the same strategy of militant resistance should be adopted in the West Bank. Israelis, meantime, have shifted right, more supporting settlements leader Naftali Bennett, who makes sitting P.M. Netanyahu look like a centrist.-rh4/9/2014
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Honor the victims: Avoid past mistakes in reconstructing Gaza Omar Shaban - Ma`an News Agency - should efforts focus on reconstruction and renovation or on building and development? In post-World War II Japan, for instance, the question was: Do we focus on mending what the war destroyed or on building new foundations? The right approach lies in successfully combining the two. But beyond international experience there are specific lessons to learn from past efforts in Gaza, especially given that they have not been successful in putting Gaza back on its feet, and that is putting it mildly.-rh 3/9/2014
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`Despite reforms, IDF still mistreating Palestinian children`Gerard Horton - +972 - Nearly two years after Israel said it would work to improve its treatment of the Palestinian children it detains, there have been a few small positive developments. But ill-treatment of Palestinian minors still appears to be ‘widespread, systematic and institutionalized,’ a report by Military Court Watch says [ry]2/9/2014
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Israel-Gaza crisis: YouTube footage shows scale of destruction after 50 days of shelling Zachary Davies Boren - The Independent - It will take 20 years and $6 billion to rebuild Gaza after conflict with Israel, says NGO [ry]2/9/2014
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Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment after warTom Little - Yahoo!News - "But many of the organisations charged with rehabilitating Gazans [...] are struggling to cope in the wake of an Israeli offensive in which the United Nations estimates that more than 10,000 Palestinians were wounded, with up to 1,000 likely to suffer permanent disability" [ry]2/9/2014
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July "most bloody and violent month" for Palestinian press AIC - "Nine Palestinian journalists and one media activist were killed in the month of July [...] The journalists` death toll rose to 15 at the beginning of August when six journalists were killed by the Israeli army during its attack on the Gaza Strip" [ry]2/9/2014
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Exclusive: Israel`s Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009 Gareth Porter - Truthout - "A video distributed by the Israeli military in July suggesting that Palestinian fighters had fired from the Al Wafa Rehabilitation and Geriatric Hospital in Gaza City was not shot during the recent Israeli attack on Gaza, and both audio and video clips were manipulated to cover up the fact that they were from entirely different incidents, a Truthout investigation has revealed" [ry]8/9/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events occurring in the OPT. dn7/9/2014
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The Militarization of Israeli Society: A Threat to Lasting PeaceRaffaele Piccolo--It is hard not to notice Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers almost everywhere one travels in Israel. Walk passed the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City and there are soldiers present. Board a bus at the Jerusalem Central Station to head to the South and there are soldiers seated onboard. Wait at the light rail station to travel from one side of Jerusalem to another and there are soldiers listlessly standing around. Use the bathroom at a roadhouse in the middle of the Negev and there is often a soldier using the urinal right next to you.dn7/9/2014
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The Israelis even have a “Military Philosopher”. Watch: Al Jazeera--A very interesting 25 minute video on how architecture is used for political ends. dn7/9/2014
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Israelis, stop swimming in our shitSam Bahour--A new report by Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network details the damage that consecutive Israeli military assaults have caused to Gaza’s water systems, whereby 95 percent of the water consumed in the Strip for decades has been unfit for human consumption. dn7/9/2014
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Israeli Demolitions Leave 5 Homeless in East Jerusalem Palestine Chronicle--Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian family’s home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina as well as several rooms of a nearby house being used to store aid supplies for Gaza on Wednesday, the owner of the property told Ma’an. dn7/9/2014
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