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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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Water Crisis in East Jerusalem ContinuesACRI - "Update: Following the court hearing, the Justices gave the parties 14 days to meet to begin outlining a plan for upgrading water infrastructure in East Jerusalem. The plan must be submitted to the court within 60 days...Israeli planning authorities have never conducted urban planning for the neighborhoods of Ras Khamis, Ras Shahada, Dahyat a-Salam, and the Shu’afat Refugee Camp, located in North-East Jerusalem and within the city’s municipal boundaries for 48 years...The prolonged water crisis is just one example of the chaos and neglect suffered by Jerusalem residents living beyond the separation barrier." ca30/1/2015
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Three Palestinians Injured North Of JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The three were shot, earlier on Tuesday morning, while dozens of residents were protesting the army closure of the main entrance of their town with concrete blocks." - id 28/1/2015
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Report: “37 Children Exiled From Their Homes In Jerusalem, 253 Under House Arrest”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - The courts force the families to sign affidavits to abide by the rulings, and if the child violates those agreements, the parents are themselves imprisoned or fined, and the child sent back to prison. This type of punishment turns the parents into jailers of their own children. Children who are forced to live under house arrest, or those exiled from their homes and neighborhoods, have to wear ankle monitors directly supervised by the Israeli Police, and the security forces. Such measures are direct violations of International Law, especially the “Convention on the Rights of the Child.” [bz]27/1/2015
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Popular struggle leader: Education is the best weapon against occupationOrly Noy - +972 - Salah Diab, one of the leaders of the struggle against expulsions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, was released from prison after serving five months for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Now that he has returned to the neighborhood, he is as sure as ever: the future belongs to the Palestinian people, not the settlers [ry]26/1/2015
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Israeli Fanatics Beat Arab Veteran Of Israeli Army For Speaking ArabicSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Toomy Hassoun, from Daliat al-Karmel - a former soldier with the Israeli army who now studies at the Jerusalem Hebrew University. His speaking with friends in Arabic was reason for some ten Israeli right-wing fanatics to start kicking and beating him, causing various injuries that required hospitalization. [bz]24/1/2015
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Palestinians in East Jerusalem go 10 months without water : Israel refuses to connect four neighborhoods in its self-declared capital to running water.Mairav Zonszein - +972 - The Water Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure have said that they do not intend to connect the houses in these neighborhoods to the water supply, but rather will expand the flow to the central pipelines. This, despite admitting themselves that it will not solve the problem for the roughly 80,000 residents living in these areas.-rh 21/1/2015
High Court demands a solution to East Jerusalem water crisisMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "The Jerusalem Municipality does not provide basic municipal services like trash collection and mail delivery to its neighborhoods beyond the eight-meter wall. There is an estimated shortage of over 2,000 classrooms in East Jerusalem. Even police rarely enter and there is no ambulance service in neighborhoods like Shuafat camp, which are completely surrounded by the wall." - id 21/1/2015
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Israeli forces demolish house in al-Isawiya in East JerusalemMa`an - Large numbers of Israeli troops and police officers stormed the al-Thahra neighborhood in the center of al-Isawiya at 4 a.m. and deployed in alleys (...) provoking locals on their way to work. As a result, young men clashed with the soldiers who fired tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets in all directions injuring a lady with a rubber-coated bullet. [bz]20/1/2015
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Palestinians in East Jerusalem go 10 months without waterMairav Zonszein - +972 - Israel refuses to connect four neighborhoods in its self-declared capital to running water [ry]19/1/2015
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2014: Year of Israeli Judaization of Al-Aqsa MosquePNN - Palestine News Network - "AlAqsa foundation for Waqf and Heritage Monday issued a report about the digging and judaization Israeli projects taking place in and around Al-Aqsa mosque during the year of 2014." - id 7/1/2015
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Israeli court okays demolition of Jerusalem attack suspect homesMa`an News Agency - "The Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to prevent the demolition of the homes of four Palestinians from East Jerusalem who attacked Israelis in West Jerusalem in recent months..."As usual, Israel ended the year 2014 by rejecting the appeal of the al-Akkari family and the families of other martyrs … basing its decision on the strategy of the Israeli ministry of defense according to which demolition orders must be carried out in order to achieve deterrence," lawyer Midhat Dibah, who defended al-Akkari family, said." ca2/1/2015
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B`Tselem: "Israel Demolished 188 Homes In 2014"Saed Bannoura - IMEMC "B’Tselem said that, faced by the absence of legal means that enables them to construct homes and other facilities, the Palestinians have no choice but to build without construction permits, and in turn; the Israeli Authorities demolish a large number of the constructed buildings...It added that Israel demolished 47 homes in occupied Jerusalem alone, rendering homeless 167 persons, including 77 children." ca 2/1/2015
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