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Report: CIA helped Mossad kill Hezbollah`s Imad MughniyehYitzhak Benhorin--Washington Post says US spy agency helped build, test bomb and carried out surveillance, while Israelis remotely detonated bomb in 2008 targeted killing. dn 31/1/2015
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Israel Takes New Step to Expand West Bank HousingISABEL KERSHNER--JERUSALEM — Israel on Friday published bids for the building of 450 new housing units in West Bank settlements, deepening Palestinian anger and eliciting blunt criticism from the United States, which called the move illegitimate, counterproductive and likely to worsen Israel`s isolation. dn31/1/2015
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Bombing Homes in Gaza: "It was supposed to be their shelter"Samer Badawi - +972 "“Even if the Israeli cabinet thought this policy would bring an end to attacks on Israeli communities, it should not have implemented it because of its foreseeable, horrifying consequences as well as because of the black flag of illegality flying over it.” Of course, B’Tselem’s report coincides with the recent Palestinian decision to sign the Rome Statute, a precondition for leveling war crimes charges against Israeli leaders at the International Criminal Court. B’Tselem, though, stops short of naming Israel’s actions “crimes” under international humanitarian law, or IHL. It concludes instead that, “at least in some cases, the military’s actions ran contrary to IHL provisions and, in other cases, there is grave concern that they did so.” ca30/1/2015
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Gaza 2014 : No safe placePhysicians for Human Rights - the report was written following a request by Physicians for Human Rights–Israel (PHR-IL) in order to determine the scope of destruction in body and spirit. It is the only report written by an independent international body granted a permit from Israeli authorities to enter the Gaza Strip during the war.-rh 29/1/2015
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Five Palestinians Kidnapped In Hebron, Many InjuredSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The latest arrests in Beit Ummar raise the number of Palestinians kidnapped by the army since the beginning of this month to 38, including 17 children" [ry]26/1/2015
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Today in Palestine for January 23, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn25/1/2015
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80 Cartoon Artists Push Israel Boycott MeasureJTA--Dozens of comics artists signed a letter calling for a boycott against any Israeli entity that does not “promote freedom and justice for Palestinians.” The open letter, cosigned by more than 80 individuals involved in producing comics, was sent out Wednesday to the organizers of an international festival for comics artists scheduled to open next week in France, and which is cosponsored by the Israeli company Sodastream. dn25/1/2015
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One family, three dead, three maimed: `Black Friday` in GazaElior Levy--The al-Namlah family fled the intense fighting that followed Hamas` truce violation and abduction of an IDF soldier during the summer war, but they did not get far enough. dn25/1/2015
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Health Condition of Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prison Severally DeterioratingWAFA--RAMALLAH, January 24, 2015 (WAFA) – Several Palestinian detainees in the Israeli prison of Nafha have been recently evacuated to Israeli hospitals after their health condition deteriorated due to deliberate medical negligence by the prison administration, said Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs Committee. dn25/1/2015
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Soldiers traumatized by Gaza war forced to cope on their own Naomi Darom and Tal Laor--Only after they came home from last summer`s operation in Gaza did reservists in an infantry battalion realize they were suffering psychological problems. But the army did little to answer their pleas for help. dn25/1/2015
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Israel ignoring deaths of Thai workers on farms, Human Rights Watch says Mark Anderson--Pressure group calls on Israel to enforce labour laws after Thai workers tell of 17-hour days and being treated ‘like slaves’ dn25/1/2015
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What the Media Left OutIf Americans Knew--Dear Friends, We`ve produced a response to the slanted media coverage on the recent Tel Aviv stabbings that contains statistics and facts that we think you may wish to share with others. Click here to read the article on our website, which also includes charts illustrating the disparity in deaths and injuries between Israelis and Palestinians. dn 25/1/2015
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UN agency criticises Israel for razing Palestinian homeAFP - Al Jazeera - Office for Humanitarian Affairs accuses Israel of demolishing 77 Palestinians` homes in the West Bank just this week. During 2014 Israel carried out a record number of demolitions in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. [bz]24/1/2015
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Israeli Arab Political Factions Join Forces to Keep Place in ParliamentJODI RUDORENJAN--JERUSALEM — Facing an increased electoral threshold that threatens to bar small parties from Parliament, Israel’s Arab political factions announced on Friday the formation of a single ticket for the March elections. dn24/1/2015
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Military steps up use of live 0.22 inch bullets against Palestinian stone-throwersB’Tselem - West Bank military commander recently confirmed shift to use of live fire instead of crowd control weapons [ry]19/1/2015
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Interactive: Anatomy of a Gaza smuggling tunnel Megan O`Toole and Konstantinos Antonopoulos - AlJazeera - As Egypt destroys tunnels linking the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula, Al Jazeera examines the economic impact [ry]19/1/2015
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Today in Palestine for January 16, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn18/1/2015
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Arab cartoonists pen their response to Charlie Hebdo affairIan Black--Leading caricaturists across the Middle East question the meaning of free speech while attacking Israel and Arab leaders. dn18/1/2015
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U.S. Consulate desegregates security staff, Israeli guards quit in protestMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man--Unnamed Israeli guards working for the American consulate in Jerusalem say it is irresponsible for the U.S. to train its Palestinian guards in tactical driving, weapons use, accuse it of ‘raising a Palestinian militia,’ Ynet reports. dn17/1/2015
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Facing expulsion - How can you weather the storm when you’re barred from building a home?B’Tselem - "Although there has been a Palestinian village in the area since the nineteenth century, the Israeli military displaced the residents from the original site of the village, declaring it an archeological site, and does not allow construction whatsoever in the present location. The military has issued demolition orders even for tents and temporary structures" [ry]12/1/2015
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Report: Israel punishing Palestinian prisoners by keeping them exposed in frigid weatherCeline Hagbard - IMEMC News - "The Palestinian Prisoner Society filed an appeal with the Israeli High Court Saturday calling on Israeli authorities to provide adequate clothing and covers for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prison camps, as many of the prisoners are held in outdoor camps with no heat, in the midst of a severe winter storm. The appeal also included reports that the placement in outdoor cages was being used by Israeli interrogators as a form of torture" [ry]12/1/2015
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Today in Palestine for January 9, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt.11/1/2015
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The Holocaust film that was too shocking to showPeter Bradshaw’s review of Night Will Fall--In 1945, overseen by Alfred Hitchcock, a crack team of British film-makers went to Germany to document the horror of the concentration camps. Despite being hailed as a masterpiece, the film was never shown. Now, in a documentary called Night Will Fall, the full story of its creation and suppression is being told dn11/1/2015
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Muslim supermarket worker Lassana Bathily saved six shoppers lives. Rachel Cadars--While a radical Islamist was carrying out a shooting spree and taking hostages at a kosher supermarket in a Paris suburb on Friday, another Muslim, Lassana Bathily from Mali, who worked at the store, was saving the lives of shoppers and helping them hide in a supermarket freezer. dn11/1/2015
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A week of occupation in photosChristian Peacemaker Teams - A Palestinian boy covers his ears as an Israeli border policeman fires rubber bullets into a crowd of teenage boys in the Qitoun neighborhood during clashes at school time. Rubber bullets were fired by Israeli forces on two days as children went to school in December.-rh7/1/2015
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Are Israelis ready for a confederated two-state solution?Dahlia Scheindlin - +972 - A +972 poll puts the details of one such plan to the Israeli public, and finds that a majority supports the general approach [ry]5/1/2015
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Today in Palestine for January 2, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt.4/1/2015
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Israel Plans To Target Top Palestinian Leaders for `War Crimes`Reuters--Jerusalem — Israel is looking at ways to prosecute senior Palestinians for war crimes in the United States and elsewhere in response to Palestinian steps to join the International Criminal Court, an Israeli official said on Saturday. dn4/1/2015
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Abbas asks ICC to probe `Israeli war crimes` since June `14, Palestinian source saysAmira Hass--The International Criminal Court would consider the period since the day three Israeli teens were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank, which includes the Gaza war. dn4/1/2015
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Palestinians submit ICC membership bid documentsBBC--The Palestinians have submitted the documents necessary to apply to join the International Criminal Court, the last stage in their bid for membership. Joining the organisation could see the Palestinians pursue Israel on war crimes charges.dn 4/1/2015
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U.S. Twists Arms to Help Defeat Resolution on PalestineThalif Deen--UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout – and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps – when it successfully lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine this week.dn4/1/2015
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B`Tselem: "Israel Demolished 188 Homes In 2014"Saed Bannoura - IMEMC "B’Tselem said that, faced by the absence of legal means that enables them to construct homes and other facilities, the Palestinians have no choice but to build without construction permits, and in turn; the Israeli Authorities demolish a large number of the constructed buildings...It added that Israel demolished 47 homes in occupied Jerusalem alone, rendering homeless 167 persons, including 77 children." ca 2/1/2015
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Newsletter - December 2014Military Court Watch - According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 30 November 2014, there were 5,527 Palestinians (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza) held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities including 156 children. In the case of children this represents a decrease of 4 per cent compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 4 per cent compared with 2013. According to the IPS, 48 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.-rh 1/1/2015
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How the children looked being shot by sponge bulletsIdan Landau - Mondoweiss - Last week,police shot Muhammad Jamal Ubeid when he stood outside his home in Issawiyah in “East Jerusalem”. A sponge bullet for demonstration dispersal hit him under his eye. Ubeid is 5 years old. This is how he looks.-rh 1/1/2015
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