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Detainees Committee: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnapped 1000 Children This Year”IMEMC News - "In a press release, the committee said that the numbers showed an 80% increase when compared to the number of child abducted in the same period of 2015" [ry] 26/9/2016
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Four Palestinian children killed in five daysMaureen Clare Murphy - EI - "More than 50 Palestinian children have been killed since October 2015, when a new phase of deadly confrontation between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces began, according to Defense for Children International - Palestine. The vast majority of children slain were accused by Israel of attempting an attack" [ry] 26/9/2016
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Jewish National Fund Gives $530K From American Donors to West Bank SettlementJosh Nathan-Kazis - Forward - “People who are putting their dollar bills in a JNF (box), or writing a check to buy a tree, might want to know that instead of buying a tree in Israel … that their money might be going to developments in the settlements which block peace,” said Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T’ruah’s executive director. T’ruah also noted that JNF reported giving $33,000 to a U.S.-based group called Friends of Ir David, which funds the Israeli organization Elad, which is engaged in settlement activity in East Jerusalem. [bz]24/9/2016
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Today in Palestine for September 16, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn18/9/2016
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Churches Rip Israel for Occupation and ‘Prison-Like’ GazaJosefin Dolsten--Two leading Christian groups blamed Israel almost entirely for the conflict with the Palestinians and called on the United States to cut defense aid to the Jewish state. dn18/9/2016
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Israel dangles Gazan operatives, but Hamas won`t negotiateShlomi Eldar--The prime minister’s special envoy on missing and captured Israeli soldiers, Col. (res.) Lior Lotan, revealed at the annual Herzliya Conference on Sept. 13 that Israel is holding 18 Hamas operatives it detained during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, as well as the bodies of 19 Hamas members killed in the operation. The information had never before been revealed, and surprisingly, the families of the dead and imprisoned, members of Hamas` military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, have never spoken out on the issue. dn 18/9/2016
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ADC --Thirty-Four Years Later, Sabra and Shatila Remembered ADC--This weekend marks the 34th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most brutal massacres in modern history. Beginning at approximately 6:00 P.M. on September 16, 1982, shortly after Israeli troops seized control of West Beirut, the right-wing Lebanese Phalange forces operating under the direction of Israeli forces massacred over one thousand defenseless men, women and children in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps. The widespread massacre was carried out methodically over the course of two days until 8:00 A.M. on September 18.18/9/2016
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Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank and JerusalemReuters--At least 214 Palestinians have died in violent incidents since October in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Of them, 143 were identified by authorities as assailants while others were killed during clashes and protests. Palestinians, many of them acting alone and with rudimentary weapons, have killed at least 33 Israelis and two visiting Americans in attacks that have waned in recent months. dn 18/9/2016
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Know your history: Understanding racism in the USA`Lelia Bundles--There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp why the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history. We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston unless we study the Civil War and the Confederacy. We cannot truly fathom . . . dn18/9/2016
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Police admit arresting Palestinian man to prevent him from protestingJohn Brown--Police arrested Muhammad Abu Hummus to prevent him from peacefully demonstrating against the Jerusalem Marathon — then lied about it.dn18/9/2016
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Zaytouna-Oliva left Barcelona, followed in Spanish waters Freedom Flotilla Org--Due to technical problems, the Women’s Boat to Gaza* (WBG) Amal-Hope returned to Barcelona and is now docked at a mooring in the Barcelona area. Its sister ship Zaytouna-Oliva was temporarily delayed by the port authorities, although it did possess all necessary documentation. While Amal-Hope is getting assessed for needed repairs, Zaytouna-Oliva has now finally left Barcelona. dn 17/9/2016
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Israeli Soldiers Murdered Dozens of Captives During One of the Wars the IDF Fought in the First Decades of Israel`s Existence Aluf Benn--According to testimony obtained by Haaretz, captives were ordered to line up and turn around, before they were shot in the back. The officer who gave the order was released after serving seven months in prison, while his commander was promoted to a high-ranking post. dn17/9/2016
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WHO: Third of Gaza referral patients denied Israeli exit permitWAFA - Of 2,040 patient permit applications to exit Gaza through Erez checkpoint with Israel for hospital appointments in July, 67.5% were approved, 9.5 percent (190 persons) were denied, including eight children and 14 elderly persons over 60 years, and 23 percent (473 patients) received no response, including 138 children and 57 elderly people over 60. [bz]13/9/2016
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Israeli forces kill a Palestinian and injure dozens more at Friday demonstrationsAhmad Jaradat - AIC - Israeli forces killed an 18 year old Palestinian protestor and injured dozens more at Friday demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza [ry] 12/9/2016
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Today in Palestine for September 9, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn11/9/2016
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Palestinian vote suspended amid deep divisionsBen White--Exactly one month before the long-awaited local elections were set to take place across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian high court in Ramallah suspended the vote - and it is now unclear whether polling will go ahead at all. dn11/9/2016
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The Month in Pictures: August 2016EI - "During the month of August, Iyad Hamad, a 38-year-old father, became the 220th Palestinian to be killed since a new phase of deadly violence began at the outset of October last year. Hamad was shot dead by soldiers near a military pillbox outside the occupied West Bank village of Silwad, near Ramallah, on 26 August. The Israeli army admitted that Hamad was unarmed and posed no threat when he was slain" [ry] 5/9/2016
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August: Israeli forces shoot, kill three PalestiniansAIC - Since the popular uprising began in October 2015, Israeli forces have killed 239 Palestinians, including 62 children [ry] 5/9/2016
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Today in Palestine for September 2, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn4/9/2016
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ICC Investigators to Arrive in Palestine to Investigate Gaza War Crimes Palestine Chronicle--A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is set to arrive in Palestine in the coming days to assess whether it should probe alleged war crimes committed by Israel during the 2014 Gaza offensive. An Israeli official told the France Press Agency (AFP) that the delegation’s visit is “unprecedented,” adding, “the visit was intended to show the ICC team how the Israeli judicial system works.” dn 4/9/2016
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Stray dogs find shelter in battered GazaAFP--While religious authorities in the predominantly Muslim territory consider dogs unclean or impure and would rather shoot or poison them, new kennel built in relatively well-off suburb south of Gaza City provides shelter for strays and domesticates them.dn4/9/2016
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Political Spat Halts Train Lines Due to Shabbat, Turns Netanyahu Against Transport Minister Jonathan Lis,Barak Ravid and Chaim Levinson--Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz of deliberately causing a rift with ultra-Orthodox coalition parties, in a political spat that resulted in the shutting down of country-wide train lines in the beginning of the Israeli workweek. dn 4/9/2016
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With the reconciliation agreement now signed between Israel and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has practically forgotten his demands to lift the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. Akiva Eldar--Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman thought it apt to stress that “normalizing ties with Israel does not mean that we will keep silent in the face of attacks against the Palestinian people.” The Israeli Foreign Ministry, for its part, also referred to the reconciliation deal, noting that “the normalization of our relations with Turkey does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of its baseless condemnations.” dn4/9/2016
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Zionism Has Reached the End of the Road Odeh Bisharat--So why do things look different? Haim Margaliot Kalvarisky, a central figure in the Zionist movement, wrote in 1937: “It turns out that we have put out our hand for peace, but took it back right away, when the other side expressed its interest in accepting it. This dangerous game did not help to raise our honor in their eyes as honest people, and the accusation that they blame us for, that we are conducting two-faced politics: On one hand we pretend as if we are asking for an agreement, and on the other hand we only want to gain time – is not baseless.” (Taken from Aharon Cohen’s book, “Yisrael Ve’ha’olam Ha’aravi” [“Israel and the Arab World”], published in Hebrew in 1964.) dn3/9/2016
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100 global intellectuals to gather in PalestineAhmad Melhem--RAMALLAH, West Bank — In a press conference Aug. 14 in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, the Witness Center for Citizen’s Rights and Social Development launched an unprecedented campaign in Palestine, called the "100 International Intellectuals in Palestine," with the aim of attracting the world’s most prominent thinkers to discuss the Palestinian cause and revive interest in it on the global level. dn3/9/2016
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict doesn`t have to be a zero-sum gameMichal Haramati--A recently published opinion poll sought to answer our region’s million-dollar question: Is the two-state solution still relevant? Unlike many others, the poll was carried out simultaneously by the Israel Democracy Institute and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research and included largely similar questions for both sides. And the results are eye-opening. dn 3/9/2016
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