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How the EU mocks the victims of Israel’s crimesAli Abunimah - Electronic Intifada "On Wednesday, the European Union put out a statement about Israel’s reinvigorated settlement drive, its forced expulsions of Palestinian Bedouins and its evictions of Palestinian families in Jerusalem.The statement does not clearly condemn Israel’s actions. Instead, it says the EU “has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that they reconsider these decisions, which are detrimental to ongoing efforts towards meaningful peace talks.” This is diplomatic speak for: we barely have the courage to even criticize you, let alone to take action." ca 20/10/2017
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Israel turns bus into torture chamberShahrazad Odeh - The Electronic Intifada - "Some incidents of Israeli brutality ... went unreported by international media. Through my work as a lawyer with the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, I gathered testimony from victims of one such incident." - id 18/10/2017
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Ten school children injured in East Jerusalem raids - parents suspend studies in protest IMEMC - Israeli forces invaded the Schools Street in al-‘Isawiya, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets. Ten school children, 9 to 16 years of age, were wounded in the face, limbs and abdomen, and moved to hospitals and clinics. The Pupils’ Parents Committee decided to suspend classes in all schools in the town until further notice, demanding an end to Israel’s ongoing military invasions, which have escalated since the beginning of the new school year, with the Israeli forces repeatedly and provocatively targeting the pupils. [ak] 17/10/2017
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Hundreds of Settlers Riot In Old City JerusalemIMEMC News & Agencies - “[…] the extremists were shouting, beating the doors of houses and shops, throwing rocks and smashing car windows. As they approached Damascus Gate, they stormed an open shop and attacked the shop’s Palestinian owner, who was taken to Hadassah University Hospital […]. Later on, about 20 Israeli police officers arrived at the scene and escorted the rioters out of the Old City. However, no arrests were made” [ry]16/10/2017
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Hundreds of right-wing Israelis continue visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Jewish holidayMa`an News Agency - "The Islamic Endowment, or Waqf -- in charge of running Al-Aqsa Mosque compound -- told Ma’an that 462 Israeli settlers “raided” the compound, in addition to 150 Jewish religious students through the Moroccan Gate entrance.Meanwhile, the Endowment and other local Muslim committees warned of the increasing visits by Israeli settlers to the compound, highlighting that several Israelis performed prayers and religious inside the compound, in violation of a long-standing agreement between Israel and the Endowment preventing non-Muslim prayer in Al-Aqsa." ca11/10/2017
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Israel Bans Children from Playing in Al-Aqsa Mosque Courtyard IMEMC - "They claim that playing football “is a violation of the law regarding holy areas. The maximum punishment for this is seven years of imprisonment.” They also claimed that such practices are considered “a desecration of a holy site and cause emotional distress” to the Jews storming the mosque." - id 4/10/2017
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`Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa mosque, beat 100 worshipers,` complaint saysYael Marom - +972 - "The mainstream media unquestioningly bought into to police narrative." - id 4/10/2017
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11-year old and 60-year old wounded by soldiers at Shu’fat IMEMC - Soldiers invaded the Shu’fat Refugee Camp north of Jerusalem, breaking through the main gate and deploying in the alleys. Inhabitants rallied to oppose the military incursion, and the soldiers responded with a barrage of tear gas bombs as well as rubber-coated steel bullets. Among the wounded were an eleven years old boy hit in the forehead and a sixty years old man shot in the face and ear. [ak] 3/10/2017
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Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis march to support village encircled by wallHaggai Matar - +972 Magazine - Over 500 Palestinian and Israeli demonstrators marched to protest the construction of the separation wall and house demolitions in the West Bank village of Walaje, south of Jerusalem. The march started at the entrance to the nearby city of Beit Jala, with activists chanting against the occupation and in favor of a two-state solution. As the march got underway, Jews and Palestinians stood together forming a bridge with their hands for others to pass through, calling for “build bridges, not walls.” [ak]19/9/2017
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Israel’s expulsion of Jerusalem lawmakers overturned for nowAli Abunimah - Electronic Intifada "Human rights groups said that a ruling this week by Israel’s high court confirms that the state cannot revoke the residency of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem on the vague grounds of “breach of loyalty.” After a 10-year legal battle, the high court decided that Israel’s interior minister did not have the authority to expel four Palestinian lawmakers from the city.Legal advocacy group Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said that the court’s decision to accept the lawmakers’ appeal affirms that the expulsion was done “in violation of the rule of law while gravely harming their constitutional rights.” ca 16/9/2017
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Many Palestinians Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In JerusalemIMEMC - "Many Palestinians suffered, Wednesday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and Hizma town, northeast of the city, and fired gas bombs during ensuing clashes." - id13/9/2017
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Soldiers Teargas Students in Abu DisIMEMC News & Agencies - "Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning, and fired tear gas at university students and young schoolchildren at al-Quds University" [ry]11/9/2017
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Palestinians demand removal of church patriarchAl Jazeera - Protesters are demanding the removal of Patriarch Theophilos III over his involvement in selling church land [ry]11/9/2017
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Israel’s Jewish-Only Right of Return Displaces Palestinians for 2nd Time (VIDEO)IMEMC News & Agencies - "SHAMASNEH FAMILY MEMBER: [Translated] They carried me by force, and my back hurts me while they carried me. How can you kick out someone from his house in the night and there’s still a case at the court? Is this a state? We should not keep saying this is a state. This is a state, this is not a state. This is no less than a gang." ca8/9/2017
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Lessons from popular resistance in Jerusalem Mustafa Barghouti - Al Ahram "In one day, Jerusalem embraced the principles of the first three Intifadas; self-reliance, self-organisation and challenging the occupation...Perhaps this exemplary unity was what astonished the occupation authorities which was mostly accustomed to exploiting Palestinian divisions and fomenting them with every possible means...The task is how to build on this model and its characteristics and develop Palestinian popular resistance on the national scale." ca8/9/2017
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Marching against the Sheikh Jarrah evictions 8/9/2017
Sheikh Jarrah family expelled, home handed to settlersYael Friedson - Y-net - An Arab family was expelled from their home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Fahamiya Shamasna, 75, told AFP that police arrived before dawn ordering her, her sick husband Ayoub, 84, their son and his family out of the house in the upscale Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood where the couple lived for 53 years. "What greater injustice is there than this?" she said. "Maybe we will sleep in the street." Plans for the eviction had been criticized by the EU, UN and various Western governments, though NOT the United States. [The house is to be handed over to settlers, on the basis that it had been a Jewish property before 1948 - an obvious double standard since Palestinians can`t reclaim their pre-`48 properties. ak]5/9/2017
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Israel Delivers Eviction Orders Against Six Homes In JerusalemIMEMC News - "The Israeli Authorities delivered, Sunday, eviction orders targeting homes of six Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and informing them that they have thirty days to evacuate" [ry]4/9/2017
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