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Hamas calls for wide demonstration to save Al-Aqsa next FridayPNN - Palestine News Network - "“The Day of anger” will be the response to the attack on Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday, when Israeli occupation police broke into the mosque, vandalized it, threw rubber-coated metal bullets on the worshipers and assaulted some youths. In addition, more than 250 settlers have broke into the mosque from Al Magharba gate." - id 29/7/2015
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Two buildings destroyed in SilwanPNN (Palestinian News Network) - in a surprise raid, the Jerusalem Municipality destroyed two buildings in the Silawn Neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Both buildings comprised a shop and a family`s living quarters. The shop owners were not even granted time to remove stores from the shops. ak 28/7/2015
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Israeli Extremists Assault Palestinian Bus Driver In JerusalemIMEMC - The driver, 38 years old Mohammad Barakat who works for Egged - the main Israeli bus company - told that the two assailants had boarded the bus on a ride through Jerusalem. After they sat in the bus for 45 minutes it reached the end of the line and emptied - whereupon the two got up, sprayed the driver with pepper spray in the face and escaped. ak28/7/2015
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Palestinian man dies during attempted arrest by Israeli security forces Peter Beaumont - The Guardian - Mohammad Abu Latifa, 20, becomes third Palestinian in a week to be killed by IDF after he was shot and fell from a roof [ry]27/7/2015
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Mount Scopus Slopes National Park and the harm it causes al-`Esawiyah and a-TurB’Tselem - "According to Bimkom, when planners for al-`Esawiyah met with the planners for the national park for in coordination meetings, the director of the Jerusalem district at the NPA expressly stated that the purpose of the park was to block Palestinian neighborhoods from expanding into the open space. This argument was not subsequently repeated. Instead, other justifications were given to demonstrate that the park is indispensable. The political involvement in the process that saw the approval of Mount Scopus National Park reinforces the concern that the park was meant to serve the unacceptable objective of limiting Palestinian construction in East Jerusalem" [ry]27/7/2015
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SEE! Clashes in Jerusalem AIC - Israeli forces invaded the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya Sunday afternoon, continuing attacks begun last night against the city`s Palestinian population [ry]27/7/2015
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As Fasting Month Ends, Settlers Resume Provocative Visits to Al-AqsaWAFA - "Sources in Jerusalem reported that Israel has put together a black list of all activists and worshipers who remain at Al-Aqsa Mosque and threatened to impose grave sanctions on them and their families, including the demolition of their homes." - id 22/7/2015
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The brave new world of mapping occupied East Jerusalem Dan Cohen - Mondoweiss "The mobile mapping system “acquires two main features, spherical imagery and 360 degrees that can show all the streets and allows you to put overlays and take measurements, and laser scanning that allows you to see the exact same area,” said Ori Isenberg, a representative of Ofek Aerial Photography who I spoke to at the Intelligence, Terror and Special Forces conference last week." ca17/7/2015
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Anti-Arab vigilante group retakes streets of JerusalemRoi Yanovsky - Ynet News - The members of Lehava, a self-styled "anti-assimilation" pressure group, often clash with Arabs and left-wing protesters, as they did on Thursday. In a video filmed by the group "Jerusalem Stands up to Racism," a marcher is seen shouting at a counter-protester: "Do you want your children to marry with Arabs? Go to Gaza then!"-rh 15/7/2015
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Shoot and lie: Israeli forces are killing civilians with impunity .Ben White - Middle East Monitor - Encountering resistance from local residents, the undercover forces requested assistance, and a large number of uniformed Israeli forces entered the camp. The police, in order to "extract the undercover unit and the detainee", deployed "tear gas, sponge-tipped bullets and stun grenades."-rh15/7/2015
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Over 450 Thousand Worshippers Mark Al-Qadr Night at Al-AqsaIMEMC - "However, Israel implemented new restrictions, revoking entry permits of hundreds set to travel and only allowing men over the age of 50, children under the age of 12 and women over the age of 30 to access the Mosque compound, purportedly in the wake of the latest string of attacks against Israeli soldiers and settlers." - id15/7/2015
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WATCH: Police shoot Palestinian man in face with sponge-tipped bullet Natasha Roth - +972 - "The shooting in Shuafat is the latest in a string of incidents in which bystanders — predominantly Palestinian — have suffered severe injuries due to being struck with the projectiles." - id 15/7/2015
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Settlers: ban Muslim entry to Al-Aqsa from July 26Palestine News Network - PNN - "The closure of the mosque compound would include the week of ‘The destruction of the Temple’, a Jewish holiday which comes a week after Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan."10/7/2015
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Israel Planning To Expand French Hill Colony In Occupied JerusalemIMEMC & Agencies - "Palestinian Researcher, specialized in Settlements` Affairs, Ahmad Sob Laban, said the Regional Committee has approved the illegal annexation of 25 Dunams (6.17 Acres) of lands, belonging to Shu’fat residents, north of Jerusalem. Israel is planning the construction of a commercial zone on lands that were slated only for residential purposes under the Regional Plan of the Jerusalem City Council for the year 2020. " ca8/7/2015
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VIDEO: Land destruction in JerusalemAIC - The Jerusalem municpality is exploiting “empty land cultivation orders” in order to take over land belonging to the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya [ry]6/7/2015
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Palestinians mark murder anniversary: `We want an Intifada`Hassan Shaalan, Roi Yanovsky - Ynetnews "Hundreds participated in a procession Thursday afternoon in the neighborhood of Shuafat chanting, "We want a new Intifada," to mark the anniversary of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir at the hands of Israelis motivated by revenge after three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas operatives.Some of the Palestinians threw rocks at Jerusalem`s light rail in three separate incidents. No injuries were reported but light damage was caused to a train trailer. Besides these two cases, there were no reports of violence or conflict with Israeli police who maintained a significant presence at the entrance to the neighborhood." ca3/7/2015
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Israeli troops attack march commemorating one year anniversary of murder of Mohammed Abu KhdeirCeline Hagbard - IMEMC "As hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the Shoafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem Thursday, one year after 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was brutally tortured and burned alive by a group of fanatic right-wing Israelis, Israeli troops amassed around the neighborhood and attacked the marchers with tear gas and pepper spray." ca3/7/2015
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Muslims, Jews hold joint iftar meals for Ramadan fastLinda Gradstein - Ynet - "Jewish families hosted by Palestinian families for post-fast meal; `I wanted to share the good precious holy moments of Ramadan with other people,` says Arab woman hosting Jews for iftar." - id 1/7/2015
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