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Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Near BethlehemIMEMC News - "Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Thursday evening, Doha town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and shot a young Palestinian man, during clashes that took place following the invasion.Medical sources said a young man, 21, was shot with a live round in his leg, and was moved to a local hospital, suffering a moderate injury...Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, earlier on Thursday, at least ten Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem." ca 24/6/2016
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UN Secretary General to Arrive in Gaza Next WeekIMEMC News & Agencies - "The Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Palestinian Authority, Riyad al-Maliki, announced that the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki moon, and the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shokri, will visit Palestine at the end of June. “We will talk with Shokri about the role of the ministerial Arab quartet committee, headed by Egypt, to take serious actions regarding Israeli escalation in settlement expansion,” said al-Maliki. Spokesperson for the Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric, said that Ban is to visit the West Bank and Israel next week, adding that he will arrive in Jerusalem on Monday, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to deliver a lecture in Tel Aviv University. He will then arrive in the Gaza Strip to visit UN schools, and to meet officials at the UN headquarters. He will also meet with PA president Mahmoud Abbas, “to be honored”, according to Al Ray." ca 24/6/2016
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Israel removes key sites from Jerusalem`s Old City Map : Israeli ministry`s map of Jerusalem`s Old City marks historically unimportant sites and omits key non-Jewish holy sites.Nigel Wilson - Aljazeera - The City of David site features prominently, in large, bold red letters, on the Israeli tourism ministry`s official Old City map, which is distributed free of charge at official tourist information centres in Jerusalem. But the nearby al-Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, a 14-hectare compound that comprises Islam`s third holiest site, al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the Dome of the Rock, is only referred to by its Jewish name: the Temple Mount.-rh 15/6/2016
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Israel 2016: A house divided Adam Keller - Crazy Country - "The chants made by protesters on the balcony included "You have no shame - no holiness in an occupied city!" and "Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies". There were signs "Standing together against the occupation! "," Standing together to build hope!"and "The one who shouts `Death to the Arabs" is not a Jew! ". The most enraging for the Flag Dancers on the street was a big banner reading in Arabic and Hebrew: " Ramadan Karim." - id15/6/2016
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Israel announces 82 new settlement units in Jerusalem amid escalating angerPNN/ Jerusalem - "On Tuesday, Israeli Occupation Authorities announced plans to construct 82 units in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo and to build an illegal settlement outpost of 15,000 units in the Qalandia Airport area north of Jerusalem.The announcement comes a few days following the Paris Peace Summit, in the presence of 29 countries from four different continents around the world, in addition to the United Nations, European Union and the Arab League." ca10/6/2016
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Analysis: Which Jerusalem? Israel’s little-known master plans (Part I)Nur Arafeh - Ma`an News Agency "It is the year 2050, and Israel has fulfilled its vision for Jerusalem: Visitors will see a largely Jewish high-tech center amid a sea of tourists, with a minimal Palestinian presence. To achieve this vision, Israel is working on three master plans; one is well- known but two remain under the radar." ca10/6/2016
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Analysis: Which Jerusalem? Israel’s little-known master plans (Part II)Nur Arafeh - Ma`an News agency "This policy brief is authored by policy advisor Al-Shabaka Policy Fellow Nur Arafeh, in which she analyzes all three Israeli master plans for Jerusalem, explaining how they aim to shape the city into a tourism and high-tech center, and the ways in which they use urban planning to reshape the city’s demography. She spotlights the dangerous new laws Israel has reactivated or passed to advance its colonization of the city - the Absentee Property Law and the "third generation law." ca10/6/2016
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Palestinians forced to delay the start of Ramadan as Israel celebrates 49 years of ruling Jerusalem Allison Deger - Mondoweiss - Yet in nearly every direction of the celebrations, as Israelis rejoiced in their city of peace, Palestinians were sealed behind police dividers.“Damascus Gate is closed,” shouted an officer to a group of Palestinians in a kettle behind a metal fence erected in the afternoon.-rh 8/6/2016
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Massive Israeli Settlement Plan to be Implemented IMEMC News - "A member of the Israeli Knesset, Nachman Shai, warned on Sunday that the expansion would draw a fresh wave of international condemnation." - id 8/6/2016
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How Jerusalem Jubilee plan sidelines Arab residents Mazal Mualem - Al Monitor - "If only Netanyahu made some gesture to the Arab population living in Jerusalem, such as ensuring that they figure prominently in his Jubilee plans, all his talk about peace would probably be more credible." - id 8/6/2016
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Israeli counter-protesters confronted by extremist paraders on Jerusalem DayYumna Patel, Jaclynn Ashly - Ma`an - Israeli counter-protesters hand out flowers on Jerusalem Day, outside Damascus Gate, while thousands paraders were entering the Old City. “A lot of Israelis are angry at us for what we do, they don’t support us, but we keep doing it.” [bz]7/6/2016
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PHOTOS: Nationalist Jewish-Israelis march through Jerusalem`s Muslim QuarterPhotos by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org - +972 - The Jerusalem Day march, marking the ‘reunification’ of the city under Israeli sovereignty, has more to do with domination over Palestinians than celebration [ry] 6/6/2016
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`Majority of Israeli public fearful of visiting Jerusalem`The Jerusalem Post - `Majority of Israeli public fearful of visiting Jerusalem` [ry] 6/6/2016
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How one Jerusalem neighborhood has been left to fend for itselfDaoud Kuttab--When Tamara and Ala’a got married in 2012, in addition to their wedding in Beit Jala, they held a second ceremony in Jerusalem to ensure that they could register their marriage in the holy city. The couple moved into a small house in the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Safa to make sure that they could legally prove their connection to Jerusalem. dn 4/6/2016
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Yehuda Glick’s meteoric rise from messianic margins to Israeli parliamentDan Cohen and Tamar Aviyah - Mondoweiss - After leaving his position in the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption, Glick took a greater leading role in the Temple Movement, becoming the executive director of the Temple Institute. Founded in 1984 by Yisrael Ariel, the Temple Institute is a state-funded organization that takes a multi-faceted approach to achieve its goal of building a third Jewish temple on what Muslims call Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and Jews called Har Habayit (Temple Mount). -rh1/6/2016
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Palestinian family in Jerusalem Old City face eviction to make room for Jewish housingMa`an - Ateret Cohanim is an Israeli pro-settlement nonprofit -- receiving tax-deductible donations from the United States -- that focuses on “Judaizing” East Jerusalem. [bz]31/5/2016
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Video: Demolished Home In Wadi Joz , East JerusalemAl-Quds team - International Solidarity Movement - "The 14 members of Abu Sadam’s family remain homeless after their home was destroyed by the Israel Army"..."The family are calling for solidarity and support." - id25/5/2016
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Aggressive young Israeli settlers provoke anger in Damascus gate, Jerusalem Al-Quds team - International Solidarity Movement - "Although border police did attempt to push some of the settlers away most of the group- especially the women who had brought babies with them to this provocative and hateful display on Palestinian land (likely in an attempt to prevent anyone getting close to them; either Palestinians or police) – were allowed to go very close to the entrance of the old city." - id18/5/2016
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How Israel forces more Palestinians out of JerusalemYlenia Gostoli - Al-Jazeera - " "All Palestinians in Jerusalem will be at risk of residency revocation according to the allegiance criteria, because Palestinians in East Jerusalem see the occupation as temporary and Israel as a foreign occupying power."" - id for ca 12/5/2016
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Israeli Colonialist Group Occupies A Building In Jerusalem¡¦s Muslim Quarter IMEMC News - "Israeli extremists of the Ateret Cohanim colonialist organization occupied, Monday, a Palestinian apartment building in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after buying it." - id 11/5/2016
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Israeli Colonialist Group Occupies A Building In Jerusalem’s Muslim QuarterIMEMC - Chief Rabbi of Safad, Shmuel Eliahu - known for his extreme anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian statements - went into the building and held prayers with the Israelis who occupied it. [bz]10/5/2016
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Two elderly Israeli women injured in alleged stabbing attack in E. Jerusalem settlementMa`an - Five elderly Israelis were hiking in a park in the settlement of East Talpiot on Tuesday morning when they were attacked by two masked individuals who fled the scene, Israeli police said. Two suspects were later detained in the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir. [bz]10/5/2016
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The Amana House: A New Settlement in Sheikh JarrahPeace Now Settlement Watch - Construction of the settlement is supported by a wide array of governmental institutions, headed by the Israel Land Authority (ILA). The ILA, in an illegal and misleading procedure, expropriated private Palestinian land and, handed it over to Amana, a right-wing pro-settler organization that is politically and ideologically affiliated with the right-wing government. [bz]10/5/2016
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Army Kidnaps A Child In Jerusalem, Injures A Disabled Young Man In HebronIMEMC - "Eyewitnesses in occupied Jerusalem said the soldiers kidnapped a child, only 14 years of age, in the Old city, after attacking and beating her." - id 6/5/2016
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Israeli ringleader sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder of Abu KhdeirMa`an News Agency - "An Israeli court sentenced Yosef Ben-David -- the ringleader responsible for kidnapping and burning the teen alive in July 2014 - - to a total of 45 years in prison, and also ordered him to pay 150,000 shekels to Abu Khdeir’s family...The sentence sought by the persecution included a 25-year sentence for the murder of Abu Khdeir, 20 years for kidnapping him, 12 years for attempting to kidnap the another Palestinian child the day before Abu Khdeir’s murder -- Moussa Abu Zalloum from the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem -- and three additional years for his previous record of torching Palestinian vehicles." ca4/5/2016
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Israeli police detain Palestinians suspected of Jerusalem stab attackMa’an - Israeli forces closed all entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem following a stabbing attack on al-Wad street in which a 60-year-old Israeli man sustained minor to moderate injuries. According to Israeli police, an 18-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank is held as a suspect in the stabbing; another, of the same age who is from the Old City itself, is held as an accomplice. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research found in a poll conducted last month that support for stabbing attacks had seen a decline - "due, it seems, to a rising perception in its inefficacy." ak3/5/2016
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Israel posts demolition orders in East Jerusalem neighborhood IssawiyaMa`an - “The neighborhood rarely enjoys a single day without an Israeli incursion, be it from Israeli forces, tax inspectors, or municipality inspectors -- not to mention the permanent Israeli checkpoints at neighborhood entrances where passengers are inspected and drivers are fined arbitrarily.” Issawiya is one of many Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem which are seeing an influx of Israeli settlers at the cost of home demolitions and the eviction of Palestinian families. [bz]3/5/2016
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Israel appropriates Jerusalem`s Mamilla PoolLenny Thomas - AIC - Israel`s development of Jerusalem`s Mamilla Pool is a cynical appropriation of Palestinian culture to normalize the annexation of East Jerusalem [ry] 2/5/2016
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