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Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Confront Israeli Extremists Performing Religious RitualsIMEMC News & Agencies - "WAFA reports that dozens of fanatics held provocative visits to Al- Aqsa Mosque and walked around the compound under heavy Israeli police protection.When they attempted to perform religious ritual, which is against visit rules, Muslim worshippers stopped them with protest cheers." ca 31/3/2017
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Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In JerusalemIMEMC - The family built the property one year ago, but stopped the construction of the second floor, under a direct order from the City Council. Since then, the family has been preparing and filing all needed applications, but the army went ahead and demolished the building without a prior warning. [bz]28/3/2017
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Children From Jerusalem IMEMC - "The soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated several young men, while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted three children." - id 29/3/2017
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Palestinians get `right to return` — to JerusalemDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor- "The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled that Palestinian residents of Jerusalem cannot be permanently stripped of their residency rights after having lived elsewhere." - id 29/3/2017
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Collective punishment: IOF close down Palestinian’s family house with cementPNN - Palestine News Network - "In addition, the cabinet had decided to not return Qunber’s body to his family. As a collective punishment measure as well, IOF had tightened restrictions over entering and leaving the town, and threatened with administrative detention anyone who shows support for the operative." - id 22/3/2017
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Dozens of Israelis and Palestinians protested in the Jerusalem MarathonThe Arab Daily News - "The route of the marathon as in previous years extends beyond the 1967 seam line and disrupts the lives of many Palestinians, who are not party to the celebration.Here are photos from the protests: http://thearabdailynews.com/2017/03/17/dozens-israelis-palestinians-protest-jerusalem-marathon/ 22/3/2017
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Israel briefly detains Palestinian ex-negotiator Associated Press - Ynet - "Khalil Tufagji, a prominent Palestinian cartographer, said police entered his office early Tuesday and confiscated computers and files before taking him away...Tufagji is a former peace negotiator and is considered the foremost Palestinian expert on Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, areas claimed by the Palestinians for a future state." - id 15/3/2017
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More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenshipAP - Ynet - Fearing they would lose their residency rights and the freedom of movement these rights entail, Palestinians seek citizenship in greater numbers. But Israel was apparently dragging its feet in granting it, according to those who track Palestinian applicants. Lawyers said their Palestinian clients now wait months for an appointment with the Interior Ministry and an average of three years for a decision. [bz]25/3/2017
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Israeli policeman caught on video headbutting, beating PalestinianNadine Dahan - Middle East Eye - An Israeli police officer has been placed on `immediate leave` after a video released on Thursday showed he had head-butted and brutally beaten a Palestinian truck driver during an argument about parking. The attack happened in the Palestinian area of Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem. The officer, a member of the Yasam reconnaissance unit, head-butts then repeatedly slaps the truck driver as he is trying to speak. Several Arab workers are seen attempting to diffuse the situation, causing the officer to kick out towards them violently, shouting "get out of here, all of you". [bz]25/3/2017
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East Jerusalem schools declare strike on Tuesday protesting Israeli dictatesWAFA - The West Jerusalem municipality is also trying to impose Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem and had already censored many of the school textbooks provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Education by removing entire pages it deemed offensive to its occupation. [bz]14/3/2017
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Fatah spokesperson: Situation in East Jerusalem `has become unbearable`Ma`an - “Israel is attempting in all ways to provoke the emotions of the Palestinian people and push them towards a new confrontation,” Abu Ziyad said, noting the controversial ‘Muezzin bill,’ the “execution of Palestinian activist Basel al-Araj,” and the killing of Ibrahim Matar on Monday. Abu Ziyad rejected Israel’s version of events surrounding Matar’s death -- in which Israeli police claimed that “a terrorist” stabbed and injured two officers with knife -- highlighting eyewitness accounts saying that the altercation between Matar and the police was “under control” and that Matar could have been detained without the use of lethal force. [bz]14/3/2017
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Family of Palestinian slain in Jerusalem: ‘Our son was executed in cold blood’Ma`an - Members of Matar’s family have demanded that Israeli authorities release security camera footage of the incident. The family home was raided and both of slain Ibrahim’s parents, his brother Rida, and his uncle Mahmoud detained. Israeli forces locked the house and took the keys with them. [bz] 14/3/2017
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Palestinian killed by Israeli police in East JerusalemAl Jazeera - Israeli police say they shot Palestinian dead after two border guards were attacked with a knife [ry]13/3/2017
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Israeli police arrest three Islamic Awqaf personnel in JerusalemWAFA - "The three are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, in charge of managing the administrative affairs at the compound." - id8/3/2017
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Miri Regev presents the official logo marking 50 years since the liberation of JerusalemMoran Azulay - Ynet - Minister Miri Regev presents the symbol that will adorn the official stationery of the various government ministries in the upcoming year; `The liberation of Jerusalem must be above political disputes` [ry]6/3/2017
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February: nine Palestinian-owned structures demolished in JerusalemAIC - Palestinian property owners describe shock at unexpected demolitions or else Israeli coercion to demolish their own homes with their own hands [ry]6/3/2017
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In Precedent-setting Ruling, Israel`s Top Court Recognizes East Jerusalem Arabs as `Native-born Residents` Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The ruling`s significance is in the fact that the justices accepted the principle argued by Abdulhak`s attorneys that East Jerusalem residents are not immigrants but have rights due to the fact they were born in the city. Experts say the ruling may bear significance for similar cases involving Palestinians seeking to return to the city. Over 14,000 Arabs have had their residency rights revoked since 1967 because they were absent from Jerusalem for more than 7 years. [bz]18/3/2017
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Israel to Give Highest Honor to Leader of Group That Settles Jews in Arab Jerusalem Yarden Skop&Nir Hasson - Haaretz "Israel will give its highest civilian honor to the director of the Ir David Foundation, commonly known as Elad, which works to settle Jews in East Jerusalem and operates controversial archaeological projects outside the Old City, Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Thursday." ca17/3/2017
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Army Abducts A Palestinian Near JerusalemIMEMC - "The invasion into the town is one of the dozens of invasions, and violent searches of homes, that escalated over two months ago, after the soldiers placed concrete block on the main road leading to it, and placed it under a strict military siege." - id3/3/2017
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