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Abu Sha`ar Condemns Approval for Building 750 Housing Unitsby Mays Al-Azza - IMEMC & Agencies "Minister of Religious Affairs and Chairman of Jerusalem Committee, Taleb Abu Sha`ar, condemned, on Wednesday, the approval of the building of 750 housing units by the Local Committee of Construction and Organization in the Israeli municipality in the settlement of Bezgat Ze`ef in occupied Jerusalem. They are planned to be built gradually in order not to obstruct the peace process between Israeli and Palestinians sides." 29/10/2010
Sheikh Jarrah activists confront Jerusalem mayor by Adam Horowitz - Joseph Dana.com "Nir Barkat, the secular and dangerous mayor of Jerusalem, was forced to confront direct action protest during a recent art gala in Jerusalem. Jerusalem activists from the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity movement confronted the mayor with questions regarding his policy of ethnic cleansing in Silwan and Shiekh Jarrah. In the following video of the event, Barkat’s smug reaction is not as surprising as the utter silence of those citizens attending the art gala around him. The silence of Jerusalem’s residents to the policy of discrimination, racism and occupation to Palestinian citizens of the city is shocking." 29/10/2010
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`Bound Palestinians` interrupt Barkat speechRonen Medzini - Ynet = ""We reminded (Barkat) that before the mayoral elections he pretended to be centrist, when in fact he is an extreme rightist."" 27/10/2010
PA ministry: Atarot not a settlementMa`an - "Many companies and factories owned by Palestinians have warehouses in that area. For example the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds prints their papers in Atarot." 26/10/2010
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Street Vendors` Struggle in Jerusalem: Interview with Reuven Abergel Alternative Information Center (AIC) - "Jerusalem Municipal inspectors and police demolished a street vending stall on Sultan Suleiman Street, across from the Old City`s Damascus Gate, on Friday 15 October at 12.45 a.m. The stall belongs to Faiz Abu Ramuz and has provided a livelihood for him and his family since 1967"25/10/2010
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Five Peaceful Protesters Wounded By Israeli Military In SilwanSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Hundreds of policemen were deployed in the area while undercover forces also attacked the protesters and fired gas bombs at several homes." 20/10/2010
MKs seek ban on East Jerusalem Arabs guiding in the cityNir Hasson - Haaretz - "Palestinian residents of Jerusalem should not be certified guides because they did not represent Israel`s national interest well enough "and in an appropriate manner."" id 20/10/2010
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In the Name of the Children Joharah Baker - MIFTAH - Mansour was throwing stones, there is no question about it. Yes, he and a few other children were hell-bent on stoning the settler car as it entered their neighborhood. No one is denying this. However, it is very disturbing that one, Israeli authorities treat these children like commonplace criminals (adults nonetheless) and two, that some malice-filled readers repeatedly suggest that Palestinian adults staged the whole thing. Oh, and that the kids deserve everything they get. 20/10/2010
Rabbi: Insult to say Jerusalem `illegally occupied`Ma`an - "Rabbi Marc Schneider`s comments were made at the 8th Doha Conference of Inter-Faith Dialogue in Qatar."20/10/2010
THE CASE OF SHEIKH JARRAH : UPDATED VERSION, OCTOBER 2010OCHA - This factsheet addresses the ongoing attempts to evict Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem in the context of efforts by settler organizations to establish a sustained presence in this Palestinian residential neighborhood. The evictions raise a number of serious humanitarian concerns. Settler organizations have stated their intent to build at least 540 settlement units in Sheikh Jarrah, placing an estimated 475 Palestinians at risk of forced eviction, dispossession and displacement.13/10/2010
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Settlers move furniture out of Jerusalem homeMa`an News Agency - "Homeowner Mazin Qirrish said Israeli police provided protection to the settlers as his family and neighbors tried to the prevent the evacuation of their home"11/10/2010
Settler Leader Claims His vehicle Accidentally Rammed Into Two Palestinian ChildrenSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - David Be’eri, a known fundamentalist Jewish settler, said that Palestinian children hurled stones at his vehicle in Silwan town, in East Jerusalem, on Friday and that the vehicle accidentally rammed into them. bz9/10/2010
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Israel Plans A New Gate Into Jerusalem WallsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - If finalized and implemented, a tunnel will be dug under all the archeological layers of ancient Jerusalem. The planned gate is meant to be the entry of a new tunnel that will start from al-Mughrabi Gate and lead to a four-story parking garage under the current parking space close to the Western Wall. The parking structure would be able to hold some 600 vehicles. 7/10/2010
Laws of the Street Reign in East Jerusalem Neighborhood Michael Khaled - MIFTAH - Perhaps the most unsettling, if not unexpected, tool Israel uses to keep the Palestinian residents of Al-Issawiya cowed is the overwhelming force used by riot police which I saw firsthand during the recent unrest that spread across the city after two Jerusalem Palestinians were killed by an Israeli security guard. More than a dozen police officers with full riot gear would descend on the main remaining entry to the neighborhood to square off with masked young men. 6/10/2010
Row over Jerusalem tourism meetingBilal Randeree - Aljazeera - ""We held a meeting with the Foreign Ministry and decided to reject the Tel Aviv idea," Stas Misezhnikov was reported to have said." 6/10/2010
Israel Plans A New Gate Into Jerusalem WallsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...reportedly meant for renovating sections of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem, including opening a gate in the City’s walls for the first time since 1898." 6/10/2010
jerusalem police take over a house in Silwan waiting for "suspect" YouTube - Sara Benninga "A police force, under the command of Avi "the brave" Cohen (bald, on car, middle) is waiting for `a suspect` to return home so they can arrest him. in the mean while, a women comes to visit a sick sister who is inside the house, but she is refused entry by the police, who keep an ominous silence. Life under occupation in `liberated` East Jerusalem"1/10/2010
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Israeli Police Detains 12 Palestinians In Jerusalemby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "Israeli Police Detains 12 Palestinians In Jerusalem Israeli policemen detained on Thursday 12 Palestinians near the Al Aqsa Mosque and took them to unknown destinations."1/10/2010
Bil`in Organizer Sentenced to 18 monthsPress Release - Popular Struggle Coordination Committee "In a clearly politically motivated decision, Judge Lieutenant Colonel Benisho of the Military Court of Appeals decided to remand Abu Rahmah until a decision in the appeal, saying that “This is an appeal filed to set the proper punishment in a unique case regarding which a general punishment level has not yet been set." The judge chose to completely ignore the punishment level set forth by the supreme court in similar and even harsher cases. Benisho also ignored a supreme court precedent instructing the courts to only extend the remand of convicts past the time they were sentenced to in very extreme situations."22/10/2010
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