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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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