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A bitter-sweet glimpse into what Jerusalem might have beenSarah Irving - The Electronic Intifada - It is no overstatement to say that the appearance of The Storyteller of Jerusalem (Olive Branch Press) — Wasif Jawhariyyeh’s memoirs in English — is a very significant event. This is not because Jawhariyyeh was a major figure in Palestinian history or that he had great political influence. Quite the reverse.-rh 26/2/2014
East Jerusalem Land Leveled for Tourist FacilitiesChris Carlson - IMEMC News -Al Ray reports that Israeli authorities had handed the Abu Al-Hawa family a demolition notice to evacuate the 11-dunam land no later than Feb. 13th, a member of the family said to a local news website.-rh 26/2/2014
20 Palestinians injured as police enter Temple MountSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - The soldiers fired concussion grenades and firebombs at dozens of Palestinians who tried to stop Israelis from invading the mosque area. The attack came a few hours before a special Knesset session to discuss “Israel’s full control of the al-Aqsa Mosque”, instead of the Jordanian supervision. Likud Member of Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, presented the bill. Hundreds of Palestinians were staying in the mosque area since Monday evening, after repeated calls by Israeli groups to invade it. bz 25/2/2014
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Jerusalem: The Forgotten (Eastern) Neighbourhoods : The Absence of Municipal Services for Neighbourhoods Beyond the Separation Barrier ACRI - Position to Public Petitions Committee of the Knesset - Eight metre high concrete walls separate several Palestinian neighbourhoods in North-East Jerusalem from the rest of the city. According to estimates, more than 50,000 residents are located within these neighbourhoods, which fall within the city’s municipal boundaries, and whose residents possess Israeli identity cards. However, in order to access the rest of their city and gain access to goods and services, these residents must every day pass through onerous checkpoints. 19/2/2014
Jerusalem Police Interrogates Palestinian Journalist Over Facebook PostSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "“This type of harassment and intimidation will not deter the journalists from performing their duties”, he said, “They cannot silence us, they cannot blind our cameras that expose their crimes against our people”." - id 19/2/2014
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If we don’t divide Jerusalem, we`ll lose itMoshe Amirav - Ynet - "There are three national targets which all Israeli governments have been trying to achieve in Jerusalem since 1967: Demographic, territorial and political. The national effort has failed and the targets have not been achieved." - id 19/2/2014
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5 Palestinians Arrested in Jerusalem, Demolition Orders ServedIMEMC - (...) the occupation implements a series of discriminatory practices in housing, planning, residency rights and budget allocation in East Jerusalem, with the aim of reducing the number of Palestinians living in the city. bz15/2/2014
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A Housing Crisis yet Demolitions in East Jerusalem IRIN--The threatened demolition of apartment blocks in East Jerusalem is adding new pressure to the city’s housing crisis, with hundreds facing the prospect of losing their homes and Palestinian residents saying they face discrimination in city planning. dn9/2/2014
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Ashrawi Denounces Israel’s New Settlement PlanSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report "Israel is isolating Jerusalem from its surrounding Palestinian areas, by its apartheid wall, roadblocks, settlements, and settler-only roads”, she said. “The Palestinians in the occupied city continue to suffer due to Israel’s policies of ethnic cleansing, including home demolitions, annexation of lands and revoking their ID cards.” ca 7/2/2014
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Five Palestinians Kidnapped In Occupied JerusalemNews Report - IMEMC - "Local sources have reported that a number of soldiers harassed several Palestinians, and assaulted some of them, before kidnapping five." - id 5/2/2014
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