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In Silwan, the settlers are winning - big timeYonathan Mizrachi - +972 - Seven years of struggle and Silwan’s residents can’t claim even one tangible and clear victory. Not one home has been returned to its original residents, not one settler has left and the police and Israeli authorities continue to target Palestinian residents.-rh2/10/2014
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The illusion of religious freedom in JerusalemOrly Noy - +972 - "The daily reality that the occupation brings to the Old City of Jerusalem is not that of free men of different religions who have unhindered access to their holy places; it is a reality of structured conflict between occupiers and the occupied." - id 1/10/2014
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Israeli settlers `occupy 23 homes` in East Jerusalem neighborhoodMa`an - Israeli settlers early Tuesday occupied 23 houses in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan south of the Old City of Jerusalem, a local information center said. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that "settlers of the Elad (Ir David) Association" stormed Silwan at 1:30 a.m. escorted by Israeli soldiers and forcibly evicted the residents (...). [bz]30/9/2014
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The illusion of religious freedom in JerusalemOrly Noy - +972 - Official Israel loves to boast of the complete freedom of worship it grants to members of all religions. In reality, however, it’s just another deception brought to you by your local ‘hasbara’ dealer [ry]29/9/2014
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10-Year-Old Injured in Settler Hit and Run, Forces Kidnap 3 in West BankIMEMC News & Agencies - IMEMC "An Israeli settler deliberately ran over a Palestinian child in the occupied east Jerusalem town of Silwan, on Thursday, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center." ca26/9/2014
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New Israeli Policy Results In Keeping Hundreds ImprisonedSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "... in occupied East Jerusalem, resulting in keeping hundreds of Palestinians, including dozens of children, behind bars for extended periods, until concluding all “legal measures” against them." id 24/9/2014
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Riots break out on Temple Mount on Rosh Hashanah eveNoam (Dabul) Dvir - Ynet - "YASAM and Border Police troops entered the Al-Aqsa compound and pushed the rioters back into the mosque." - id 24/9/2014
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Israeli forces re-open Aqsa compound after heavy clashes Ma`an News Agency - Hundreds of Palestinian Muslim worshipers were allowed to access the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday at noon after being prevented from entering the Muslim holy site the day before and in the morning.-rh 24/9/2014
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Growing Jerusalem unrest sparks fears of a third intifadaNadav Shragai - Israel Hayom - What is clear is that this time somebody prepared the rioters well for the possibility that they would be arrested and questioned. Many of the suspects were instructed and trained to resist interrogation and avoid divulging important details or providing the authorities with evidence. As a result, the security agencies are having a difficult time translating the treasure trove of intelligence information into evidence that would be admissible in court. [What is going on in Jerusalem, seen through the eyes of a notorious rightwing commentator. bz] 20/9/2014
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Israeli jails fill with Palestinian juveniles after summer riots Nir Hasson - Haaretz "Attorneys who represent dozens of suspects in East Jerusalem say the police and legal system’s treatment of the suspects is harsh, vindictive and discriminatory." ca19/9/2014
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Rawabi still controversial among PalestiniansAhmad Melhem - Al-Monitor " We support construction and the rights of our people to benefit from such projects, provided that they support the struggle of the people and do not work with the occupation’s projects.” The controversy over Rawabi city will likely continue after its inauguration." ca 19/9/2014
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Neglect leading to Jerusalem`s divisionYoaz Hendel - Ynet - "In 1967, Arab villages and neighborhoods which were never included in Jerusalem became part of the city. It was a historical navigation error, which created 250,000 people with Israeli identity cards but with no Israeli government." - id 17/9/2014
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With Temple Mount as flashpoint, violence rises in JerusalemAkiva Eldar - Al Monitor - "...a move is afoot to turn the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif) from a Muslim place of prayer into a joint prayer site for believers of both faiths, repeating the transformation that took place at the Tomb of the Patriarchs (al-Ibrahimi Mosque) in Hebron." - id17/9/2014
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Israeli police arrest 22 Palestinians in East JerusalemMa`an - Five minors were interrogated for several hours and then released on house arrest - Muhammad Khaled Abd al-Razzaq, 12, Mutaz Shweiki, 13, Ashraf Ghaith, 14, Muhammad Younis Abd al-Razzaq, 14, and Marwan Alwat, 14. The arrests brought to 700 the number of arrests in East Jerusalem since July. [bz]16/9/2014
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Police chief "coward" in handling East Jerusalem clashesAIC - MK Miri Regev (Likud) dubbed the chief of Jerusalem`s police force a "coward" for his handling of East Jerusalem "riots" as clashes, arrests and political incitement characterised the weekend [ry]15/9/2014
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PHOTOS: Hundreds attend Ramallah funeral of young Palestinian killed by IDFActivestills - +972 "Hundreds of people attended the funeral Wednesday of Issa al-Qatri, who was killed earlier by Israeli soldiers during a raid on the al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah. According to Ma’an News Agency, soldiers entered the camp to arrest a wanted Hamas member when they were met with resistance from young men who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the forces. The soldiers responded with live fire, injuring and killing al-Qatri. " ca12/9/2014
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Israel’s tunnels aim to Judaize Jerusalem and are approved by Supreme CourtKate - Mondoweiss - With the Hamas tunnels dominating the Israeli narrative for the past several weeks, their inherent danger horrifying the entire state and sometimes leading to apocalyptic visions, the state of Israel persistently continued digging its own underground tunnels, also aimed at resolving the conflict – in Jerusalem.-rh 11/9/2014
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`Police threaten to destroy memorial for slain Palestinian teen, Mohammed Abu Khdeir`Mairav Zonszein - +972 - Israel Police on Sunday threatened to destroy a memorial for murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive by several Israeli Jews on July 2, according to Tamar Fleishman, an Israeli activist who met with the Abu Khdeir family on Sunday. Mohammed’s father, Hussein, reportedly said police instructed him to dismantle it or they would.-rh10/9/2014
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Report: Israel Uses `Religious Freedom` as Excuse to Deepen Jerusalem OccupationConnie Hackbarth - Alternative Information Center - ""...`with the help of a NIS 10 million government allocation`"...“We don’t just want to ensure security, but to also enhance the mountain to make it the educational center for Jewish history and Zionism."” - id 10/9/2014
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PHOTOS: Fierce clashes in East Jerusalem after police kill young PalestinianActivestills - +972 - "According to the family he was shot directly in the head at close range, which caused his injury and subsequent death. The results of an autopsy conducted Monday have not yet been released." - id 10/9/2014
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`Police threaten to destroy memorial for slain Palestinian teen, Mohammed Abu Khdeir`Mairav Zonszein - +972 - As clashes and riots break out over the death of another Palestinian teen shot by Israel police, authorities order the family of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive this summer, to dismantle their memorial. [bz]9/9/2014
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Jerusalem clashes after teen`s funeralMa`an - Israeli forces attacked the funeral procession of slain Jerusalem teenager Abd al-Majid Sinokrot after mourners marched from his hometown of Wadi Joz to the al-Aqsa mosque on Monday. Jerusalem has been rocked by protests for two days after news broke that the teenager died from injuries sustained when he was shot. [bz]9/9/2014
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Palestinian rioters clash with police in JerusalemReuters - Ynet - Following the death of Wadi Joz youth from injuries sustained in previous protest, dozens of East Jerusalemites threw rocks, petrol bombs at passing vehicles [ry]8/9/2014
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Palestinian Youth Dies of Wounds Inflicted by Israeli PoliceIMEMC News & Agencies - "Palestinian teen Muhammed Sunuqrut, who was critically wounded last week during a protest, in occupied East Jerusalem, died on Sunday" [ry]8/9/2014
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Israel Announces Bids For The Construction Of Settlement Units Near RamallahSaed Bannoura - IMEMC "The Israeli government announced, Thursday, bids for the construction of 283 units in an illegal settlement, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah." ca5/9/2014
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Israeli forces shoot, critically injure Jerusalem teenMa`an - Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, from Wadi al-Joz suffered a fractured skull after being shot. The teenager was speaking on his mobile phone while walking to a nearby mosque for late evening prayers when he was hit, in what his father said was an unprovoked attack. [bz]1/9/2014
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