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Palestine Strongly Rejects Israeli Attempts to Impose Israel’s Education System on Palestinian Schools in Occupied East JerusalemSaeb Erekat - PLO Negotiating Team press release - The material that the Israeli curriculum for Palestinian children will include is a conversation between Arab students praising an alleged development supposedly brought by Israel to Palestinian cities. The students conclude by singing the Israeli National anthem in gratitude for all Israel has done for them. bz31/8/2013
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A deceptive blue piece of paperIMEMC - "These cards might seem like an easy ticket to secure residency in the holy city, but it is far from easy to receive. As a Palestinian you are not allowed residency in East Jerusalem unless both your parents lived in the area. Along with this obstacle came another one in 1995 when the law called “Center of Life” was utilized by Israeli minister of interior.Since the center of life law was passed, this has created thousand of displaced persons." ca 30/8/2013
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An administrative demolition order for a floor in Sharafat mixed schoolSILWANIC - "Mr Jibreel added that the floor has been built in the year 2000, and the municipality had issued a previous demolition order where a lawyer has been hired to follow-up with the case in order to prevent the demolition and displacement of students." ca30/8/2013
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Five schools in east Jerusalem teach the Israeli curriculum instead of the PalestinianSILWANIC - "The Jerusalem municipality opened on Monday the 2013-2014 school year in which five Arabian schools in east Jerusalem substituted the Palestinian curriculum with the Israeli. An educational official revealed a meeting that took place in “Hertzilya” near Tel Aviv that included directors of Arabic and Israeli schools in which the idea of implementing “Bagroot” was suggested. The idea was immediately welcomed by the Israeli side." ca 30/8/2013
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10 cars vandalized in latest ‘price tag’ attack in east JerusalemDANIEL K. EISENBUD - The Jerusalem Post - Meretz councilman Dr. Meir Margalit, who holds the east Jerusalem portfolio, said on Tuesday that he and his constituents are dissatisfied with the response of both the government and the police. “This is something that happens every day in Jerusalem, even if the news doesn’t cover it,” he said. “It has become routine in Jerusalem, especially in the Christian Quarter.”-rh 28/8/2013
Palestinian family moves to cave after home demolishedALON BERNSTEIN - The Times of Israel - The family’s odd plight highlights the tricky issue of home demolitions in east Jerusalem, the Palestinians’ hoped-for capital. Israel says the matter is merely one of law and order and that it was the Jerusalem municipality’s responsibility to crack down on zoning violations and illegal building. The local Arabs, however, see a more sinister agenda aimed at preventing them from growing while nearby Jewish settlements continue to expand.-rh28/8/2013
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Israel pushes forth with settlement plansAl-Jazeera - "Officials approve plans to lay down infrastructure for 1,500 homes in illegal Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem." - id 28/8/2013
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Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians, Including Five Children, In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Abu Al-Hummus said that the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, and that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation." - id 28/8/2013
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NIS 16m for Jerusalem `national park`AIC - "The Israeli government and Jerusalem municipality will invest over NIS 16 million in further developing the "City of David" national park, located in the Silwan neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem"26/8/2013
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Man forced to demolish own home in East JerusalemMa`an News Agency - "Ziad Ameira told Ma`an that he built his home in the Sur Bahir area of East Jerusalem 15 years ago on land inherited from his father. Nine family members lived on the property. [...] He chose to demolish his home to avoid a 73,000 shekel ($20,400) fine imposed by the Jerusalem municipality for destruction costs. Ameira still had to pay 25,000 shekels ($7,000) to hire a bulldozer and trucks to transport the rubble"19/8/2013
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Jewish Foundation contributes 145 million dollars to dismantle and judaize Occupied JerusalemUnsigned - occupiedpalestine "Head of the Jerusalem International Center Hassan Khater said in a statement on Monday that there are 13 Jewish organizations specialized in the construction of the temple and the Judaization of Jerusalem, and that each one of them has its financial resources and its own role.Head of the Jerusalem International Center also warned of the escalated settlement activity, the ongoing excavations under Jerusalem and the continued raids in the city’s holy sites." ca16/8/2013
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On Eve of Talks, Israel Approves More Housing and Stops a Rocket ISABEL KERSHNER and RICK GLADSTONE - NYT - "It was Israel’s second move since Sunday to advance housing construction in areas sought by the Palestinians for a future state." - id 14/8/2013
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Children with swollen bellies in East JerusalemYudith Oppenheimer - Haaretz - Israeli official’s remark shows insensitivity and ignorance of 21st-century social policy12/8/2013
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Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In JerusalemAgencies - IMEMC - "Local sources have reported that the army and police used excessive force against the nonviolent protesters and struck them with batons before throwing concussion grenades at them." - id 2/8/2013
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