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Veolia France Out of Jerusalem Light Rail ProjectAlessandra Bajec - IMEMC & Agencies - The 14-kilometre line runs from Jerusalem to the largest of several Israeli colonies built in the mostly Arab eastern part of the city. Palestinians say Israel is creating more facts on the ground with the tramway. 30/11/2010
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Israel razes Palestinian home in E.JerusalemNews yahoo.com Nov. 24, 2010 "Israeli police on Wednesday razed an illegally-built house in occupied east Jerusalem, shortly before the Palestinian owner arrived home with a court order halting the demolition."26/11/2010
Another Injury Due to Israeli ExcavationsWadi Hilweh Information Center - This is the second time a resident of Wadi Hilweh has been injured as a result of excavations by the Israeli Antiquities Authority. On 16 November, a twelve-year-old boy called Mohammed Siyam broke his arm after falling into a separate hole24/11/2010
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Jews move into another east Jerusalem homeRonen Medzini - Ynet - ""They simply arrived and established a new settlement here, immediately sealing off the entire house with iron."" 24/11/2010
Settlers take over East Jerusalem homeMa`an/Haaretz - The 16 residents of the home say that the sale was illicit as the name of the landlord written on the deal is no longer alive. They also claim that the landlord left the house to the family in his will.23/11/2010
Jerusalem official told to `evict` Silwan settlersMa`an News Agency - No author "Israel`s attorney general has asked its Jerusalem city council to implement a 2007 court order evicting Jewish settlers from a building in East Jerusalem, the justice ministry said Wednesday. Right-wing Mayor Nir Barkat has balked at carrying out the order against the illegally built seven-story settler home while he is being pressed to freeze demolition orders on about 200 Palestinian homes built without permits in the same Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan." 19/11/2010
Israel`s government can restore reason to Sheikh Jarrah Haaretz - Editorial - The dispute about properties in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah that were under Jewish ownership before the 1948 War of Independence has a worthy, wise solution proposed by former Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair, along with jurists Judith Karp and Dan Zeidman: The government, they argue, should take possession of these assets in order to protect public order in Jerusalem, prevent friction and set the stage for a political agreement in the city. 17/11/2010
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Video: The Increasing Israeli Grip on Occupied Jerusalem (Highly Recommended)The Palestine Center - " Weíd encourage you to watch and share this informative video which depicts, in 5 short minutes, how Israel is unilaterally changing the face of the area in and around Jerusalem.` A video briefing explaining Israel`s continued and expanding grip on Jerusalem since the occupation began in 196712/11/2010
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The Weight of a City Michael Khaled - MIFTAH - Within the city though is where Palestinians face the brunt of Israeli attempts to erase Palestinian ties. Land confiscations, housing demolitions, revoked residency status, inflated cost of living, unresponsive municipal authorities, abusive police, and funding disparities are only some of the ways Israelís stranglehold on Jerusalem attempts to make life so difficult for Palestinians they donít want to stay. 10/11/2010
Palestinian youths confront security focres in East JerusalemAlessandra Bajec - IMEMC - Confrontations between Israeli forces and hundreds of Palestinian school children in East Jerusalem`s al-Isawiya neighborhood, allegedly erupted after the Israeli military erected road-blocks at the eastern entrance of the neighborhood, obstructing access to school classrooms. Police and border guards chased school pupils when they attempted to cross the road-blocks, locals said. 9/11/2010
Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh JarrahStephen Lendman - The Palestine Chronicle - "The fate of Sheikh Jarrah`s Hanoun and Al Ghawi families are typical. In August 2009, Israeli police forcibly evicted them. Fifty-three Palestinians, including 20 children were dispossessed, their homes seized, their property loaded on trucks, then dumped on a street near UNWRA`s headquarters. Besides losing everything, they now face high legal bills, fines and other charges, including for their own evictions"8/11/2010
Haaretz exposé / State gave East Jerusalem lands to rightist groups without tenders Nir Hasson -HAARETZ - Investigation reveals Israel Lands Administration transferred properties in Silwan and in Old City to Elad and Ateret Cohanim for low prices, bypassing law. 5/11/2010
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Netanyahu to Obama: Jerusalem is not a settlementShlomo Shamir - Haaretz - ""Israel does not see any connection between the peace process and the building and planning policy in Jerusalem, which hasn`t changed for 40 years," Netanyahu`s statement said." id 10/11/2010
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Inspired, Al-Quds fest goes undergroundA cultural festival in East Jerusalem goes completely underground, defying Israeli attempts to claim exclusive rights to Jerusalem`s character. ao6/11/2010
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Israel: Defying Ban, Palestinians Renovate East Jerusalem SchoolsETHAN BRONNER - NYT - "Israel barred him from entering a refugee camp within the municipal boundaries for another ceremony." 3/11/2010
AFP: Children of Silwan to Be Placed Under House ArrestAlessandra Bajec - IMEMC - "The police have been aiming at the Silwan protesters who oppose Israel`s plans to raze 22 Arab-residing homes in order to build an `archeological park`." 3/11/2010
Fayyad inaugurates east Jerusalem school - on disputed Jerusalem area, after being denied entryAli Waked - Ynet, and other sources: The Palestinian PM spoke at a reception marking the inauguration of two East Jerusalem schools at the neighborhood of Dahiat al-Barid. Israel`s Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich had forbideen such an event to take place within Jerusalem city limits. Dahiyat al-Barid, though located on the Palestinian side of the separation fence, is at least partially considered part of Jerusalem`s municipal area, though the Public Security Ministry today insists it is NOT part of Jerusalem. [summary OM]2/11/2010
Palestinian Child Hospitalized After Being Violently Attacked By Israeli PolicemenSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Adamís father stated that his child was moved to the hospital unconscious and heavily bleeding, and was directly sent to the Intensive Care Unit suffering from a number of fractures and bruises 25/11/2010
Shakedown as Policy: Jerusalem Police Harass Issawiya`s ResidentsIf one observes City Hall policies and police attitudes, one might think Issawiya is still subject to the Ottoman empire in its corrupt waning days - rather than being part of a capital city of a wealthy country about to host the OECD delegation.13/11/2010
A kid throws a stone in East Jerusalem, and a village is locked downYuri Pines - Mondoweiss - Over the past week, the Israeli police imposed a punitive closure on the Isawiya, a large and thickly populated part of East Jerusalem, in retaliation for an attack on Israeli motorists. A report on the devastating consequences was compiled by Prof. Yuri Pines, veteran peace activists and an expert on East Asia at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - whose Mount Scopus campus is quite near to Isawiya, though very few of the students or faculty ever visited the place. 16/11/2010
Israeli Ambassador finds it difficult to explain criminal beating of Chilean In Jerusalem Nir Hasson/Dustin Zarnikow - Haaretz/Santiago Times - Eight teenagers attached and brutally beat the 43-year old Jose Toledo Dumenes, while he was walking in a Jerusalem park. Israeli ambassador to Chile denied that the attack was motivated by Dumenes` "Arab-like" features. It turned out that several Arabs were attacked in the same place, apparently bt the same teenage gang. 16/11/2010
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