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WATCH: This is what a stop-and-frisk in East Jerusalem looks likeActivestills - +972 - "When Israeli forces started body searching Palestinians outside Jerusalem’s Old City, an Activestills photographer on the scene started filming. They detained and searched him too." - id21/4/2017
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The impossible choice faced by East Jerusalem PalestiniansSuleiman Maswadeh - +972 - "Palestinians in East Jerusalem live in an ongoing state of limbo: either stay where they are and risk having any additions they make to their homes demolished, or move away and lose their residency status." - id 21/4/2017
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Take a tour of West Jerusalem`s Palestinian history: A new documentary brings the hidden urban Palestinian history of West Jerusalem on to screens everywhere. Mary Pelletier - Aljazeera - Based on a series of tours through Katamon and Baka, former Palestinian neighbourhoods where Arab identity was swiftly erased after the 1948 Nakba, the project "Jerusalem, We Are Here" is a web-based interactive documentary that takes viewers on a journey in Jerusalem. The documentary revives the culturally rich landscape of Palestinian West Jerusalem, based around an interactive map embedded with original film footage, photographs, interviews and audio, directed and produced by Dorit Naaman.-rh 19/4/2017
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Hundreds of right-wing Israelis tour Al-Aqsa compound on 6th day of PassoverMa’an News Agency - " Hundreds of right-wing Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, amid ongoing restrictions on Palestinian freedom of worship and movement in occupied East Jerusalem on the sixth day of the Jewish holiday of Passover" [ry]17/4/2017
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As Christians Around the World Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians Are Barred from AttendingIMEMC News & Agencies - "As with every year, Israel issued a number of permits for West Bank and Gaza Christians to enter Jerusalem during Easter. But, then, it imposed a week-long closure on the occupied territories for the Jewish Passover holiday, which coincided with Easter celebrations, thus deeming all permits void for this week" [ry] 17/4/2017
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Israeli Extremists Write Racist Graffiti In JerusalemIMEMC - "Besides “Death To Arabs,” among the racist graffiti was “Arabs Go Home,” “Revenge,” Kahane Was Right,” and “We Will Not Be Silent.” - id12/4/2017
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Israeli Archaeological Dig Forces 25 East Jerusalem Residents to Evacuate Homes Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The municipality declared the building unsafe and for one night moved the residents to a hotel in the city. "Our home was ruined, it is impossible to live there any longer, we have nowhere to live," said Suleiman Oweida, one of the evacuated residents. The Jerusalem municipality said that the cause of the cracks in the building is being investigated. [bz]11/4/2017
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Israeli Authorities Issue Orders Preventing 15 Palestinian From Entering Al-Aqsa MosqueIMEMC News - "Furthermore, Israel closed occupied Jerusalem to all Palestinians from the West Bank, starting from today [9.4.17] until April 17th, while it celebrates the Jewish Pesach" [ry]10/4/2017
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Israeli army `among world`s child rights violators`Nigel Wilson - Aך-Jשזקקרש "Occupied East Jerusalem - Flanked by his mother and aunt, Ahmed Mahmoud strolled up the narrow street that leads to the main road in Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. It was mid-afternoon in early December 2016, and the 15-year-old had recently earned good grades at school. As a reward, the trio were on an outing to buy him a new pair of shoes, when they encountered a group of teenagers running towards them.Ahmed realised that clashes were taking place in the area between young men from the neighbourhood and Israeli border guards. "I wanted to return home but then the bullet hit me," he said. "I fell to the ground. My aunt started screaming. She was screaming at my cousin, who lived nearby, for help." Ahmed had been shot in the face with a rubber-coated bullet." בש 7/4/2017
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Netanyahu to lift ban on Israeli politicians storming al-AqsaMolly Mae - AIC - Israeli politician Yehuda Glick petitions the High Court to lift the ban despite news of its expiration date [ry]3/4/2017
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Grand Mufti: Arrest of al-Aqsa guards `unacceptable`By Ibrahim Husseini - Al Jazeera - Israeli police arrest Palestinian guards after they try to stop archaeologist from removing ancient stone from compound. [bz for dn]2/4/2017
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Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Confront Israeli Extremists Performing Religious RitualsIMEMC News & Agencies - "WAFA reports that dozens of fanatics held provocative visits to Al- Aqsa Mosque and walked around the compound under heavy Israeli police protection.When they attempted to perform religious ritual, which is against visit rules, Muslim worshippers stopped them with protest cheers." ca 31/3/2017
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children From Jerusalem IMEMC - "The soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated several young men, while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted three children." - id 29/3/2017
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Palestinians get `right to return` — to JerusalemDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor- "The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled that Palestinian residents of Jerusalem cannot be permanently stripped of their residency rights after having lived elsewhere." - id 29/3/2017
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Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In JerusalemIMEMC - The family built the property one year ago, but stopped the construction of the second floor, under a direct order from the City Council. Since then, the family has been preparing and filing all needed applications, but the army went ahead and demolished the building without a prior warning. [bz]28/3/2017
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Israeli policeman caught on video headbutting, beating PalestinianNadine Dahan - Middle East Eye - An Israeli police officer has been placed on `immediate leave` after a video released on Thursday showed he had head-butted and brutally beaten a Palestinian truck driver during an argument about parking. The attack happened in the Palestinian area of Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem. The officer, a member of the Yasam reconnaissance unit, head-butts then repeatedly slaps the truck driver as he is trying to speak. Several Arab workers are seen attempting to diffuse the situation, causing the officer to kick out towards them violently, shouting "get out of here, all of you". [bz]25/3/2017
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More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenshipAP - Ynet - Fearing they would lose their residency rights and the freedom of movement these rights entail, Palestinians seek citizenship in greater numbers. But Israel was apparently dragging its feet in granting it, according to those who track Palestinian applicants. Lawyers said their Palestinian clients now wait months for an appointment with the Interior Ministry and an average of three years for a decision. [bz]25/3/2017
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Dozens of Israelis and Palestinians protested in the Jerusalem MarathonThe Arab Daily News - "The route of the marathon as in previous years extends beyond the 1967 seam line and disrupts the lives of many Palestinians, who are not party to the celebration.Here are photos from the protests: http://thearabdailynews.com/2017/03/17/dozens-israelis-palestinians-protest-jerusalem-marathon/ 22/3/2017
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Collective punishment: IOF close down Palestinian’s family house with cementPNN - Palestine News Network - "In addition, the cabinet had decided to not return Qunber’s body to his family. As a collective punishment measure as well, IOF had tightened restrictions over entering and leaving the town, and threatened with administrative detention anyone who shows support for the operative." - id 22/3/2017
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In Precedent-setting Ruling, Israel`s Top Court Recognizes East Jerusalem Arabs as `Native-born Residents` Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The ruling`s significance is in the fact that the justices accepted the principle argued by Abdulhak`s attorneys that East Jerusalem residents are not immigrants but have rights due to the fact they were born in the city. Experts say the ruling may bear significance for similar cases involving Palestinians seeking to return to the city. Over 14,000 Arabs have had their residency rights revoked since 1967 because they were absent from Jerusalem for more than 7 years. [bz]18/3/2017
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Israel to Give Highest Honor to Leader of Group That Settles Jews in Arab Jerusalem Yarden Skop&Nir Hasson - Haaretz "Israel will give its highest civilian honor to the director of the Ir David Foundation, commonly known as Elad, which works to settle Jews in East Jerusalem and operates controversial archaeological projects outside the Old City, Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Thursday." ca17/3/2017
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Israel briefly detains Palestinian ex-negotiator Associated Press - Ynet - "Khalil Tufagji, a prominent Palestinian cartographer, said police entered his office early Tuesday and confiscated computers and files before taking him away...Tufagji is a former peace negotiator and is considered the foremost Palestinian expert on Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, areas claimed by the Palestinians for a future state." - id 15/3/2017
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East Jerusalem schools declare strike on Tuesday protesting Israeli dictatesWAFA - The West Jerusalem municipality is also trying to impose Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem and had already censored many of the school textbooks provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Education by removing entire pages it deemed offensive to its occupation. [bz]14/3/2017
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Fatah spokesperson: Situation in East Jerusalem `has become unbearable`Ma`an - “Israel is attempting in all ways to provoke the emotions of the Palestinian people and push them towards a new confrontation,” Abu Ziyad said, noting the controversial ‘Muezzin bill,’ the “execution of Palestinian activist Basel al-Araj,” and the killing of Ibrahim Matar on Monday. Abu Ziyad rejected Israel’s version of events surrounding Matar’s death -- in which Israeli police claimed that “a terrorist” stabbed and injured two officers with knife -- highlighting eyewitness accounts saying that the altercation between Matar and the police was “under control” and that Matar could have been detained without the use of lethal force. [bz]14/3/2017
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Family of Palestinian slain in Jerusalem: ‘Our son was executed in cold blood’Ma`an - Members of Matar’s family have demanded that Israeli authorities release security camera footage of the incident. The family home was raided and both of slain Ibrahim’s parents, his brother Rida, and his uncle Mahmoud detained. Israeli forces locked the house and took the keys with them. [bz] 14/3/2017
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Palestinian killed by Israeli police in East JerusalemAl Jazeera - Israeli police say they shot Palestinian dead after two border guards were attacked with a knife [ry]13/3/2017
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Israeli police arrest three Islamic Awqaf personnel in JerusalemWAFA - "The three are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, in charge of managing the administrative affairs at the compound." - id8/3/2017
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Miri Regev presents the official logo marking 50 years since the liberation of JerusalemMoran Azulay - Ynet - Minister Miri Regev presents the symbol that will adorn the official stationery of the various government ministries in the upcoming year; `The liberation of Jerusalem must be above political disputes` [ry]6/3/2017
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February: nine Palestinian-owned structures demolished in JerusalemAIC - Palestinian property owners describe shock at unexpected demolitions or else Israeli coercion to demolish their own homes with their own hands [ry]6/3/2017
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Army Abducts A Palestinian Near JerusalemIMEMC - "The invasion into the town is one of the dozens of invasions, and violent searches of homes, that escalated over two months ago, after the soldiers placed concrete block on the main road leading to it, and placed it under a strict military siege." - id3/3/2017
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