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Abbas building $13m. presidential palace near RamallahThe Times of Israel staff - "Compound spread over 27 dunams to include two helipads; Palestinians mired in deep financial turmoil...The goal of this project is to establish the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah within an area of 4,700m2, along with a building for the Presidential Administration and Guards with an area of 4,000m2, the construction process includes also preparing the surrounding area and two helipads, the project will be constructed over a land area of 27,000m2,” says a statement on the website of PECDAR, the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction. " ca29/8/2015
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Watch: Settlers takeover property for new settlement in SilwanMa`an News Agency - " Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now on Thursday labeled the settler takeover of a building in East Jerusalem`s Silwan neighborhood as a "dangerous expansion" designed to change the status quo in Jerusalem.The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that more than 60 settlers stormed Batn al-Hawa in the center of Silwan at 2:30 a.m. and took over a building belonging to Jamal Sarhan." ca28/8/2015
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At Least 20 Jews Move Into East Jerusalem’s Silwan Nir Hasson&Chaim Levinson - Haaretz "Move nearly doubles the number of Jewish settlers in the neighborhood, further heightening tensions between the area’s Arab inhabitants and the Jewish newcomers...Ateret Cohanim, an organization that purchases properties in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem in order to settle Jews in them, sued a few months ago to have the Palestinian owners of the building evicted." ca 28/8/2015
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Cremisan Valley: New Section of Apartheid Wall UnderwayIMEMC News & Agencies - "Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, have invaded Beit Jala town, northwest of Bethlehem, using bulldozers, to proceed with building a new section of the apartheid wall" [ry]18/8/2015
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Neighbours gather to protest West Bank eviction orderYlenia Gostoli - AlJazeera - Abdullah Abu Nab was ordered to leave his home to allow Israeli settlers to move in, but he refuses to comply [ry]17/8/2015
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Israeli paramilitary settler gang beats Palestinian worker with steel rodsCeline Hagbard - IMEMC "A gang of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian worker who was repairing a traffic light in an illegal Israeli settlement near Jerusalem Thursday, landing the worker in the hospital with a broken hand and a number of other injuries, according to local sources...The worker, Loav Bakri, 31, works as an electrical contractor, and was sent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Ze`ev to fix a broken traffic light." ca 14/8/2015
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Despite paying taxes, many Jerusalemites still without basic servicesAziza Nofal - Al-Monitor - Kafr Aqab is under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem municipality, which requires a proof of residency in the Jerusalem municipal boundaries to preserve the Jerusalem ID. It is located outside the Qalandia checkpoint. West Bank residents cannot cross this checkpoint, which is why Yaacoub settled in Kafr Aqab, outside the checkpoint, so that her husband can move freely.-rh 12/8/2015
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Israeli Police Deny Access to Al Aqsa for Women and ChildrenIMEMC - "The worshipers, women and children, chanted religious slogans against the police to show their anger." - id12/8/2015
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Muslims in Jerusalem decry cafe built on cemetery Creede Newton - AlJazeera - Israeli officials say the ancient cemetery has been deconsecrated, allowing construction, but Muslim activists disagree [ry]11/8/2015
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Anti-Palestinian graffiti found in East JerusalemMaan News Agency - "The Hebrew-language graffiti included the phrases "price tag," "prison service," and "death to Arabs."" - id 5/8/2015
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The silent transfer of Palestinians from JerusalemBetty Herschman - +972 - "It is no accident that eight Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem wound up beyond the separation barrier. Since annexing Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has manipulated migratory trends toward an unstated goal: absorbing the land without the people." - id 5/8/2015
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Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenshipREUTERS - The Daily Mail - "In part it reflects a loss of hope that an independent Palestinian state will ever emerge. But it also reflects a hard-headed pragmatism - an acknowledgement that having Israeli citizenship will make it easier to get or change jobs, buy or move house, travel abroad and receive access to services." - id 4/8/2015
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Israel restricts access to Aqsa to establish `daily Jewish prayer`Ma`an News Agency - “Last week, the official Wafa news agency reported that the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs was concerned that Israel intends to divide the holy Mosque between Muslims and Jews. Wafa reported: ‘Palestinians worry that if Jewish visitors were allowed to pray in the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque`s yards on [a] daily basis, it would eventually lead to a permanent change, which will result in full Israeli control and [a] ban on Muslims’ entry and prayer’" [ry]31/8/2015
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