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Plan approved for construction of 2,200 Arab homes in East JerusalemRoi Yanovsky - Ynet - District Planning and Building Committee invites submission of master plan for building thousands of housing units in Jabel Mukaber; right-wing activists: Plan helps divide Jerusalem [could it be true?-bz]31/3/2015
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70 settlers storm Aqsa Mosque plazasThe Palestinian Information Center - "Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that 70 settlers broke into the courtyards of the Aqsa Mosque under intense protection of Israeli policemen" [ry]30/3/2015
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Jewish Settlers Mobilize for Raid on Al Aqsa Mosque During PassoverIMEMC - "Settlers’ provocative visits to the holy site have given rise to mass protests in the holy city in recent months, during which hundreds of Palestinians were apprehended by Israeli police." - id for rh 26/3/2015
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European consuls: Israel deepens hold on East JerusalemAkiva Eldar - Al Monitor - "After 35 years of legal battles, an Israeli court ruled that the family has lost its rights and no longer qualifies as a protected tenant. After they’re evicted, the key will be handed over to representatives of the Ateret Cohanim settler organization, marking another achievement in its bid to Judaize East Jerusalem." - id for rh 26/3/2015
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Stop the Judaization of East Jerusalem! Breaking the ring of settlements - Friday, 27/3, 13:45, Damascus Gate 24/3/2015
Israel issues demolition orders to 5 Silwan homesMa`an News Agency - “Silwan has been a repeated site of Israeli settler incursions and attempts to evict Palestinian locals. Last Wednesday, settlers invaded a building and took over three apartments, while in October last year, hardline settlers moved into 35 apartments in Silwan” [ry]23/3/2015
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Clashes in Silwan as Palestinians protest settler takeoverMa`an News Agency - "Director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Jawad Siyam, said locals in the Silwan neighborhood protested in front of a building belonging to the al-Malhi family, which settlers moved into earlier in the day.Jewish groups buying up property in the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods is an explosive political issue because it touches on the future of East Jerusalem, which the international community sees as the capital of a future Palestinian state.The groups are looking to establish a contiguous Jewish presence in the area, thereby preventing any future division of the Holy City under a peace deal with the Palestinians." ca 20/3/2015
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Israeli Extremists Occupy A Building, Lands, in SilwanNews Report - IMEMC - "...the settlers, and their armed guards changed the locks on all doors, blockaded the windows, while the Police prevented the residents from entering the area, leading to clashes. The Police then attacked a child, identified as Mohammad al-Malhi, 13, and placed him in one of their vehicles while beating him." - id18/3/2015
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Jerusalem family fights against all odds to prevent evictionMa`an - On a small alley in Jerusalem`s Old City, a Palestinian family is fighting both Israeli government and Jewish settler pressure to stay in a home they have lived in more than half a century (...) Their victory is short-lived. The court said only that the eviction will be frozen until after Tuesday`s parliamentary elections. [bz]17/3/2015
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JNF, settler group seek to evict Palestinian family in SilwanMoriel Rothman-Zecher - +972 - "Over the past few decades, the Jewish National Fund (JNF-KKL) has been working in coordination with ELAD, an extremist settler organization whose explicit goals include the “Judaization” of East Jerusalem." - id 11/3/2015
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Meet the Israeli lawyer fighting the occupation in courtVideo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org - "For Palestinians in the West Bank, Ofer Military Court has come to be known as a symbol of the banality and injustice that lies at the heart of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. For Attorney Gaby Lasky, however, Ofer is where much of her day-to-day work takes place." ca28/2/2015
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Suspected Israeli nationalists torch Christian seminary in JerusalemAl Jazeera and wire services - "Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said in a statement on Thursday that the fires at the Jerusalem seminary and the mosque near Bethlehem were the work of "Israeli terrorists ... protected by a government that claims exclusivity over this land." ca27/2/2015
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Israeli forces to question young East Jerusalem brothersMa`an - "The occupation soldiers forced me to wake my 10 and 12 year old sons up so they can make sure that there was a sign of a dog bite on Muhammad`s hand. They then took photos of the boys and handed me a summons demanding that I bring them to the Russian Compound police station for questioning." [bz]17/2/2015
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Israel Drops All Charges Against Tariq Abu Khdeir JTA - The Jewish Daily Forward - The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem announced last week that Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Fla., was cleared of wrongdoing during the July 3 riot.-rh 11/2/2015
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Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Al Aqsa, Turn Jerusalem Landmarks into LatrinesIMEMC - "Al Ray further reports that, on Tuesday, the Israeli occupation converted a set of Islamic historical estates west of al-Aqsa into public bathrooms for settlers and foreign tourists visiting the region." - id 11/2/2015
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14 year old Prisoner Khaled Al-Sheikh Is A Threat to Israel`s SecurityPNN - Palestine News Network - "14 year old teen Khaled Al-Sheikh from Beit `Anan village West Jerusalem was kidnapped by Israeli forces and detained for 40 days now, under the pretext of throwing stones on Israeli soldiers." - id 11/2/2015
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Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - The family never received a prior notice regarding date of the destruction of their property, deemed illegal by the Jerusalem Municipality. [bz]10/2/2015
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Rage in JerusalemNathan Thrall- London Review of Books - "Most Israelis have never visited and don’t even know the names of the Palestinian areas their government insists on calling its own." - id for ca6/2/2015
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Army Dismantles “Jerusalem Gate” Protest Tent VillageSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The protest village, composed of three tents, was installed to protest Israel’s plan to remove the al-Jahalin Bedouin tribe, in occupied East Jerusalem, and Israel’s ongoing illegal policies of building and expanding its illegal colonies." - id 4/2/2015
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