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Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home in SilwanIMEMC - "Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town in Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under construction Palestinian home.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded Wad Qaddoum neighborhood, and demolished the property that belongs to Nassar family." ca29/5/2015
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Israel orders wife of Palestinian jailed for Facebook comments expelled from JerusalemPatrick Strickland - Electronic Intifada - With Omar in prison, Muna is the sole parent taking care of their six children, who are aged 7-22 years old. The order does not specify the “security threat” that his wife poses — she has not been accused of any crime — by remaining in their family’s home. [bz]27/5/2015
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Israel seizes 790 Palestinian firms in JerusalemMiddle East Monitor - According to Al-Tafakji, the recent ongoing Israeli measures regarding the so-called "Absentee Property Law" is the Israeli tool used to target Palestinian properties owned by Palestinians living outside Jerusalem.-rh 27/5/2015
Wife of Prisoner Gets Jerusalem Residency RevokedCamila Benson - IMEMC - "Hundreds of East Jerusalem Palestinian`s have their residency revoked by Israeli authorities every year. Regardless of the situation, no Palestinian`s status in the city is ever guaranteed." - id 26/5/2015
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Arab League warns of collapse of education in Palestine due to Israeli occupationPNN - Palestine News Network - "Sbeih also warned that Israel was continually targeting the educational procedure in Jerusalem through imposing the Israeli curriculum on East Jerusalem educational institutes, to completely demolish the Arab identity and Judaize Jerusalem." - id 26/5/2015
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A night of violence in West JerusalemAviv Tatarsky - +972 - For years now young Palestinian men have found themselves the targets of groups of Jewish youths roaming the streets of West Jerusalem on weekend nights. As warm weather returns, so are the attacks. One such attack raises the question: who are the police protecting? [ry] 25/5/2015
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Jerusalem Day: Palestinians met with extreme violencePress Release - ISM - "The soldiers and police supported zionist youth as they hurled verbal abuse at passers by. Palestinian shops were forced to close as zionists banged on their front shutters. Palestinians were made to move from the Muslim quarter to watch from afar as zionists chanted hatred towards them – inciting ethnic cleansing and death to the Arabs." - id 20/5/2015
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PHOTOS: Jerusalem Day brings tensions in divided city to the foreActivestills - +972 - The traditional ‘march of the flags’ on Jerusalem Day, marking the ‘reunification’ of the city under Israeli sovereignty, has more to do with domination over Palestinians than celebration. A photo and video report, including a picture of the left-wing protest. [bz]19/5/2015
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Video: Israeli mobs celebrate “Jerusalem Day” with anti-Palestinian rampage in Old CityAli Abunimah - EI - And some more celebration [ry]18/5/2015
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Dozens Injured, Several Palestinians Kidnapped, In Occupied JerusalemIMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldiers and police officers used excessive force, on Sunday afternoon, against hundreds of Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, as they marched to counter a provocative Israeli procession marking the so-called `Jerusalem Day,` wounding at least 29 Palestinians, and kidnapped five" [ry]18/5/2015
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For Jerusalem`s Palestinians, a city of poverty and divisionNatasha Roth - +972 - More than one quarter of Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents live behind the concrete separation barrier; Israel has revoked the residency of over 14,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites since ‘reunifying’ the city in 1967, including 107 last year alone [ry]18/5/2015
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Video: Jerusalem Celebrating Activestills - Police placed all journalists and photographers at one corner at the entrance to Damascus Gate. When nationalist Israelis participating in Jerusalem Day`s march approached, they started attacking them, as many of them where Palestinians. Police did very little to interfere [ry] 18/5/2015
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Gush Shalom: Abolish "Jerusalem Day" 17/5/2015
Stop the March of Hate on Jerusalem Day! 17/5/2015
Israeli court to rule on minister`s deportation caseDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - Abu Arafeh said that if the Israeli Supreme Court fails to redeem the Jerusalemites` right to their birthplace, other protest steps will be taken. “We will not stop our efforts and struggle to accomplish our natural right of living in our city of birth, which we have lived in all our lives,” he said. Abu Arafeh sounded critical of the lack of interest by the Palestinian leadership in their case, saying, “We have met the president twice and he, along with his advisers, have promised to support us, but they have not paid any attention to our case.”-rh 13/5/2015
East Jerusalem 2015 – Facts and FiguresAssociation for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) - Palestinians constitute 37% of the population of Jerusalem. 75% of them live under the poverty line. 33% of Palestinian students in Jerusalem do not finish Year 12. Only 64% of households are properly connected to the city’s water network. Only 7% of the postal workers operating in Jerusalem provide services to the Palestinian neighborhoods. 39% of houses are built without permits. There is no urban development, and the city will not even fix broken roads in neighborhoods beyond the separation barrier. During the summer of 2014, there were fierce confrontations with the police, following which at least 5 children lost their sight in one eye due to the use of sponge-tipped bullets. The youngest of these children was 6 years old.-rh13/5/2015
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WATCH: Racism-filled march curbs Palestinian movement in JerusalemMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - High Court dismisses petition to re-route the ‘Jerusalem Day’ march away from the Muslim Quarter, but tells police it expects them to act against the type of racist incitement for which the ‘March of the Flags’ is notorious.-rh13/5/2015
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High Court rejects petition to change Jerusalem parade route Ynet - Jerusalem Day march will pass through Old City`s Muslim Quarter as planned, despite argument by NGOs that route change would help prevent violence and incitement. The march is scheduled for Jerusalem Day on May 17, a national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War in 1967. [bz] 12/5/2015
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US strongly opposes Israel`s `damaging` east Jerusalem housing announcementDaniel K. Eisenbud "Peace Now announced that the Jerusalem District Planning Committee approved the construction of 900 homes in neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo...This is a disappointing development, and we’re concerned about it just as a new Israeli Government has been announced," Deputy US State Department Spokesperson Jeff Rathke said.." ca8/5/2015
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Palestinian Killed, 120 Kidnapped; Two Structures Demolished In Jerusalem, In AprilSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, published a report documenting the Israeli violations against the Jerusalemite Palestinians in April, and revealed that the soldiers killed one teen, kidnapped 120, demolished two structures, and escalated the attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque." ca8/5/2015
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Israel Establishes New Landmine Field Near HebronIMEMC & Agencies - IMEMC "Jabour said the new landmine field was planted in the Um Lasfa and Khallet al-Mayya areas, close to the Abu Shaban Well that was recently repaired, and rehabilitated, by an international organization that also funded a new water tank structure for the use of the Palestinian villagers." ca8/5/2015
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We Made A Mistake. It Happens.Nir Hasson - Ir-Amim - Knowing that there was tension, I did not run; I stood so the police would understand that I was not involved. But three border policemen grabbed me and said that I had thrown stones. I tried to tell them that I am a journalist and they began to beat me. One grabbed me by the neck and choked me, and then they took me to the police station.-rh6/5/2015
Temple Mount activist Glick allowed onto Jerusalem siteAFP - Ynet - "Before the October attempt in which he was shot, Glick had been banned from entering the compound, which is sacred to both Muslims and Jews, following his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a Muslim Palestinian woman at the site." - id 6/5/2015
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National park zoning used as pretext for ethnic cleansing of East JerusalemJesse Rubin - The Electronic Intifada - "In 2000, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority designated much of Wadi al-Joz and the surrounding area as belonging to the expansive Tzurim Valley National Park." - id for ca 1/5/2015
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‘Police arrest 6-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing stones’PNN - Palestinian News Network - "Police questioned the little boys and asked them if their intentions were to become “shaheed,” martyrs." - id 1/5/2015
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Zoological terrorism? Israelis up in arms over `Palestine Gazelle`Mairav Zonszein - +972 "I don’t know what is sadder (or dumber): The fact that any human being would see a problem with this, or that the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo felt the need to respond to this idiocy. This is truly a low point in Israeli society. An Israeli nationalist so filled with animosity that he is picking a bone with science, with history, spreading not only hate but stupidity. And a national zoo so concerned with the idea that Israelis may begin boycotting it for using the word “Palestine” that it feels the need to respond. (The Facebook page has a bunch of comments calling The Shadow out for being a moron, but also many agreeing with him)." ca for id29/4/2015
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PA employee arrested for claiming Arafat was ‘not a martyr’ELHANAN MILLER - The Times of Israel "The full story was later revealed by independent Palestinian news agency Donia al-Watan. Namir Moghrabi, a student at Birzeit University near Ramallah, had commented on Facebook on the results of the student union elections last week, in which Hamas achieved a decisive victory. The reason Fatah lost, she wrote, was that they named their bloc “Martyr Yasser Arafat,” when in fact the deceased leader was no martyr at all." ca for id29/4/2015
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Israel invites bids for 77 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGOAFP - Yahoo!News - "Israeli authorities invited tenders on Monday for the construction of 77 homes in settlement neighborhoods of annexed East Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said" [ry]27/4/2015
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Dozens of Palestinians injured in JerusalemAIC - Dozens of Palestinians were shot and injured on Saturday and others suffocated during clashes that erupted with Israeli forces in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of a-Tur, following Israeli soldiers’ shooting and killing of a Palestinian teen earlier that day [ry]27/4/2015
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Israel can now legally seize Palestinian homes in Jerusalem under `absentees` property law Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - The Palestinian side of the holy city had previously been exempt from the Absentees` Property Law, brought in after the 1948 war to allow arriving Israelis to move into abandoned homes. But now Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that it can be applied to East Jerusalem, effectively allowing the state to take control of property whose owners live in the West Bank or Gaza.-rh 22/4/2015
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Two elderly men denied access to Al-Aqsa MosqueIMEMC - two Palestinian elders, identified as Taha Shawahna, 69, from Sakhnin, and Kheir ash-Shamy, 59, from the al-Makr village, received police orders denying them access to the mosque for 30 days. Recently the Israeli authorities issued dozens of orders denying men and women from entering the mosque compound for different periods. In times of tensions the police is in the habit of restricting entry into the mosque, with only men above 45 or 50 years of age - and women of all ages - being allowed in. The new measure adds a prohibition on specific elderly men and on specific women of various ages. ak 21/4/2015
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Israeli army encloses 7,000 Palestinians in West Bank villageNatasha Roth - +972 "IDF openly tells the 7,000 residents of Hizma that they are being collectively punished for the stone-throwing of a few Palestinians." ca18/4/2015
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Israeli army closes off West Bank village after stone-throwing incidentsNir Hasson and Gili Cohen - Haaretz "Soldiers from the Israel Border Police last week blocked all entrances and exits from the West Bank village of Hizme as punishment for local incidents of stone-throwing. In addition, the IDF placed a large sign in the Palestinian village, north of Jerusalem, calling for residents to provide information about those "disturbing the peace." ca17/4/2015
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Settlement Foundation Using Secret Tunnel Beneath Al Buraq WallIMEMC - "They use the tunnel contrary to the both the law and the state`s position, according to a petition submitted to the Supreme Court." - id 15/4/2015
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WATCH: Jerusalem`s extraterritorial neighborhood — Shuafat CampSocial TV - +972 - "The Jerusalem Municipality and Israel Police provide no services to the walled-off neighborhood of Shuafat Refugee Camp, which is inside the city of Jerusalem. Camp residents discuss what they need." - id 15/4/2015
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Rare hope for Palestinians as Israel approves Jerusalem housing project Kate Shuttleworth - The National - "After years of objection from right-wing Israeli groups, the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee this month approved initial plans for 2,500 houses on 370 acres of land in the Kidron Valley in Al Sawahra." - id 15/4/2015
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Israel court rules against separation wall in Beit JalaMa`an News - "Israel`s High Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a petition by local Palestinians in Beit Jala against building the separation wall in the Cremisan Valley area, ending a nine year legal battle against the annexation of local land." ca3/4/2015
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