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Palestinian Homes in Shofat Refugee Camp Demolished By Israeli ForcesCeline Hagbard - IMEMC - "A four-story apartment building, home to twelve people in two families, was destroyed Wednesday by a battalion of around 300 Israeli soldiers who stormed the Shofat camp in Jerusalem with a number of armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers, turned the street into a temporary military base, and smashed the homes to smithereens." - id 8/11/2018
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Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor And Three Other PalestiniansIMEMC - "The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the army, police officers and intelligence officers surrounded the Silwan Club after closing the streets leading to it, before invading the club while the Palestinians were holding a seminar organized by Palestinian Vision Organization, and ACT Center for Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Studies." CA2/11/2018
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Israel Releases Jerusalem Governor, Holds Him Under House ArrestIMEMC News - "The Israeli Authorities released, on Monday at night, the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after ordering him to pay a 20.000 Shekels fine, and forcing him under house arrest to seven days.Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said the Central Court in occupied Jerusalem, accepted an appeal against the detention of the governor, and ordered his release.He added that the Gheith will be held under house arrest in Wadi al-Jouz, in Jerusalem, for seven days.It is worth mentioning that Gheith was taken prisoner, two days earlier, after the soldiers ambushed him in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem." ca 2/11/2018
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Palestinians debate value of Jerusalem vote boycottMajeda el-Batsh and Steve Weizman, AFP - Yahoo! - "If the Palestinians in Jerusalem knew they would achieve something from these elections they would have gone against the PA`s wishes and voted to get municipal services" [ry]29/10/2018
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Israel approves 20,000 settlement units in Maale AdumimMa’an News Agency - “Maale Adumim is the third largest settlement in population size, encompassing a large swath of land deep inside the occupied West Bank`s Jerusalem district. Many Israelis consider it an Israeli suburban city of Jerusalem, despite it being located on occupied Palestinian territory in contravention of international law” [ry]29/10/2018
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The Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, raided the Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem City, escorted by Israeli forces, on Tuesday afternoon.IMEMC - "Barkat’s raid to Shufat comes a few hours after teams from the Israeli municipality had carried out a cleaning procedure across the refugee camp in an unprecedented move." - id24/10/2018
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Disenfranchised Palestinians at odds over Jerusalem electionsJaclynn Ashly - The Electronic Intifada - "“The roads in our neighborhoods aren’t fit for donkeys. There is garbage everywhere. We don’t have schools. Our homes are being demolished. Yet we pay the same taxes as the Israelis in West Jerusalem,” said Dawoud, who lives in the city’s Silwan neighborhood. “We want this to change.”" - id24/10/2018
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The evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar postponedElisha Ben Kimon - YnetNews "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Saturday that the evacuation of the Palestinian Bedouin village, Khan al-Ahmar, would be postponed. "The intention is to try to exhaust the negotiation process and the proposals given by various sources, including in the last few days," he said." ca 20/10/2018
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Disenfranchised Palestinians at odds over Jerusalem electionsJaclynn Ashly - Electronic Intifada “The roads in our neighborhoods aren’t fit for donkeys. There is garbage everywhere. We don’t have schools. Our homes are being demolished. Yet we pay the same taxes as the Israelis in West Jerusalem,” said Dawoud, who lives in the city’s Silwan neighborhood.“We want this to change.” Dawoud supports Ramadan Dabash, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who resides in Sur Baher in the city’s east. Dabash was one of two Palestinian candidates running in this year’s election, though he is the only one left after Aziz Abu Sarah and his al-Quds Lana (Jerusalem is Ours) list dropped out in late September citing pressure from both the Israeli and Palestinian sides." ca 19/10/2018
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Updates from Emek ShavehThe Cable Car and the Valley Tour, November 4th, 2 pm Phone for details: 054-5765123. 17/10/2018
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PLO, Arab League warn Australia against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel`s capitalM.K. - WAFA - ""The Australian Prime Minister is now using Jerusalem as a cheap tool for domestic politics in violation of Australia’s obligations under international law and particularly Security Council Resolution 478. This shouldn’t be accepted," said Erekat in a statement." - id17/10/2018
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Israeli Soldiers Invade UNRWA Clinic In Jerusalem After Announcing TakeoverIMEMC - "Israeli soldiers and employees of the Israeli Health Ministry invaded, Monday, a clinic run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Sahera Gate area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers and health department employees invaded the clinic, and attempted to break into its pharmacy, allegedly to document the available medicines, their descriptions and usage in addition to the place of manufacturing." - id 10/10/2018
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70% of Jerusalemites’ shops were closed due to accumulated Israeli taxesPNN - Palestine News Network - "Over 250 shops were closed in the Old City of Jerusalem because of Israeli taxes on Jerusalem property, as well as the siege, closures and tax evasion of Jerusalemites, Hamouri told Voice of Palestine radio on Sunday morning. Hamouri added that the identities of 15,000 Jerusalemites have been withdrawn since 1967 until today, pointing out that if the occupation carried out its plan, which is a number of areas outside the borders of Jerusalem such as Kafr Aqab and Shuafat camp, it will deprive 140,000 Jerusalemites of their IDs and properties will be subject to confiscation." - id3/10/2018
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In video - Israeli forces assault, injure Jerusalemite youthsMaan - As shown on this video, Israeli forces surrounded a group of Palestinian youths who were present at Damascus Gate`s square. Verbal confrontations were followed by the Israelis pushing, kicking and beating the young Palestinians as well as using pepper-spray which resulted in severe burns in the youths` faces and chased the youths outside the square towards the al-Musrara Street, detaining two. No information was available on the background to the confrontation. However, on Jewish holidays - such as took place yesterday - Israeli security forces are notoriously nervous and short-tempered towards Palestinians. [ak] 2/10/2018
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‘This is how you change the status quo’: Rethinking the Palestinian boycott of Jerusalem electionsAmjad Iraqi - +972 - Aziz Abu Sarah withdrew his historic bid for Jerusalem mayor after Israeli and Palestinian pressures, but he hopes his short campaign ‘provokes’ new ideas on how to build stronger, younger Palestinian political activism in the city [ry]1/10/2018
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