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Life under occupation

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Palestinian Boy Released From Israeli Jail On BailGeorge Rishmawi - IMEMC - " Da`ana was abducted by Israeli troops after being violently assaulted by Israeli settlers near his school on September 21. The kid`s family paid 2000 Israeli shekels to get their son released." 29/9/2010
Israeli airstrike kills three in central GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - The Israeli military’s statement on the attack said the airforce "targeted and identified a number of militants preparing to fire rockets from the central Gaza Strip into Israel." bz28/9/2010
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Israel kills as it talksKhaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram Weekly " The murder took place at the Noor Shams Refugee Camp on 17 September in an area that is supposed to be under the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA)." 24/9/2010
Gaza: U.N. Cites Rights ViolationsREUTERS 0 NYT - "The committee’s conclusion could lead to calls for the suspected violations to be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague." 22/9/2010
`I am sure this occupation will end` Jody McIntyre - ET - "JM: Why do you think the Israeli military are pursuing you so relentlessly? AH: They think that they can coerce me with money to become a collaborator, but it couldn`t be further from my thoughts." 22/9/2010
Bil`in villagers report raidMa`an - 12 residents suffered from respiratory difficulties from inhaling tear gas and were treated locally. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was not familiar with such an incident. bz21/9/2010
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Settlers, Palestinians clash south of NablusAli Waked - Ynet - IDF called to disperse brawl near village of Burin. Palestinians claim settlers were picking olives on their land; settlers say Palestinians wounded Jewish shepherd. (...) The Palestinians further claimed that following the clash, seven armed settlers positioned themselves on a hilltop overlooking the village, guns drawn. 21/9/2010
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Red Rag Weekly ColumnGideon Spiro - violent religions - Auschwitz as recruiting tool - blood of no account - "They strayed into the line of fire"20/9/2010
Suffering of Palestinian children is something both sides can agree onMargaret Atwood - Haaretz - "According to a 2009 report by Save The Children U.K. called "Life on the Edge," the rate of malnutrition of the children in Area C is higher even than that in Gaza." id19/9/2010
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For Palestinians, settler abuse is only the beginning of the ordealAvi Issacharoff - Haaretz - "... it is clear that even when the police are in a position to help, they raise no small amount of obstacles for Palestinian complainants." id 19/9/2010
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Grim prospects for Gaza`s fishermen and farmers Mohammed Omer - EI - "Often he is only a mile-and-a-half out before the Israeli navy fires at him. Al-Habeel and his brothers who are all fishermen risk injuries and damage to equipment every time they sail out." 19/9/2010
Sun, sea and grit: Israeli and West Bank women risk jail for day at the beachRachel Shabi in Jerusalem--The day starts early, at a petrol station alongside a roaring Jerusalem road. The mood among the 15 Israeli women is a little tense, but it`s hardly surprising ? they`re about to break the law and with it one of the country`s taboos. They plan to drive into the occupied West Bank, pick up Palestinian women and children and take them on a day trip to Tel Aviv.19/9/2010
IDF imposes closure on West Bank, 300 police officers deployed in Akko with airship above site of riots in previous yearYnet--The closure on Palestinian areas of the West Bank was imposed already on Thursday, even before the latest incident in which IDF forces killed senior Hamas member Iyad abu Shilbayeh. Hamas accused the Palestinian Authority of involvement and threatened to take revenge. The PA raised the security alert level in response. 19/9/2010
IDF force kills Hamas operative near Tulkaremby Yoav Zitun - Ynet "Former senior Hamas operative Iyad abu Shalabiya killed during raid on Palestinian village of Nur al-Shams; 12 other suspects arrested. IDF: Force felt clear danger; investigation ongoing" 17/9/2010
Gaza: a castle in the sandby Graham Usher - Al-Ahram Weekly "Two years after Cast Lead Hamas is indomitable and the Palestinians withdrawn"17/9/2010
Viva Palestina; A Global Lifeline To Gaza To Launch September 18by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News "A huge land convoy filled with humanitarian aid will be leaving London on Saturday September 18 in conjunction with other convoys from Doha – Qatar, and Casablanca and will be timed to coordinate with more international flotilla aiming to sail to the Gaza Strip at the same time as land convoys attempt to enter Gaza by land. "17/9/2010
Nine PFLP Members Detained By P.A Security Forces In Bethlehemby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "Legislator Khalida Jarrar, member of the Political Bureau of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) started Thursday that Palestinian security forces arrested nine PFLP members from the Doheisha refugee camp in Bethlehem."17/9/2010
Israel To Build 2500 Units in West Bank Settlementby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "The Israeli Radio reported Thursday that Israel intends to construct 25000 units in Modi’in Ilit settlements near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. "17/9/2010
Don’t say we did not know Don’t say we did not know #229 "Even horrors bear statistics." 17/9/2010
Report from Silwan – September 24, 2010--a Palestinian PerspectiveMarwan Ghoul--September 25, 2010 Hello all Here is a report, in English, from Marwan Ghoul, program director of the Silwan Club, about what has happened there in the last few days I know Marwan personally - he is a man of peace, who is always looking for ways to work with Israelis in peace and social justice, and to create a much better reality for people of all ages... Please feel free to pass on this report to anyone you think would be interested There is almost no reporting of what is happening in Silwan in the mainstream media, and we must help get the message out Julia Julia Chaitin, Ph.D. Dept. of Social Work - Sapir Academic College Home address: Kibbutz Urim, D.N. Hanegev, ISRAEL Phone (h): 972-8-9920445 ; Phone (c) : 972-54-7976090 e-mail: jchaitin@yahoo.com or jchaitin@urim.org.il 26/9/2010
A Week in GazaVideo 5 minutew--Video about helping children in Gaza who have been traumatized by events26/9/2010
‘Twas the night before Eid…in GazaLaila El-Haddad - Gazamom - "Injuries? Dead? “None…no wait 2, no 4…serious.” “This is Israel’s way of saying “Happy Eid Gaza!”" remarked one man casually, as he licked an ice cream cone he just bought." 15/9/2010
A Palestinian StoryMazin Qumsiyeh - IMEMC - "The father was 12 years old when Israeli soldiers shot him in the head with a rubber coated steel bullet fragmenting his skull and damaging part of his brain. Ten years later, Israeli army officers severely beat and tortured him."15/9/2010
Israel`s compensation bill since start of second intifada: NIS 89 million and growingChaim Levinson - Haaretz - "Some years ago, the Knesset passed a law allowing the defense minister to proclaim a certain area a conflict zone. Such a decision, which could be rendered retroactively, would then bar Palestinians from filing any compensation suits." id15/9/2010
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"They don`t want our boys educated" Jody McIntyre - Electronic Intifada - They asked my husband where his son was, and he told them that he was working in Jericho. Then, they forced him into a separate room, and asked our children the same question, one-by-one, but they all gave the same answer: "Our brother works in Jericho." They tried to trick my husband by telling him that one of the kids had informed them that Ammar was in the village, but he replied, "I know that none of my children said that to you, and it is simply from your mind." 14/9/2010
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B`tselem: IDF consistently does not investigate killings of Palestinians by soldiersB`tselem - During the First Intifada, every case of a Palestinian killed by soldiers was investigated by the Military Police Investigation Unit. In the Second Intifada, such killings are in general defined as "part of an armed conflict,” and investigations are "to be opened only in exceptional cases". The B`tselem report points out that in numerous cases killings were not investiagated though there were grounds to suspect criminal behaviour by the soldiers. 14/9/2010
IDF: 2 Gazans killed at border Sunday were not terrorists Yaakov Katz - Jerusalem Post - The army now officially admitted that the 91-year-old and his grandson, killed on the Gaza Strip border on Sunday, had not been involved in any terrorist activity. According to the army, they were hit becuase of standing next to a man holding RPG, and "This is not the type of result that we would like from such incidents". 14/9/2010
Soldiers pictured aiming rifle at Palestinian detaineeYoav Zitun - Ynet - Nahal soldiers photograph themselves pointing rifles, making offensive gestures at blindfolded Palestinian detainee. Defense counsel: Many soldiers, officers have done the same13/9/2010
Stranded at Erez, Israel`s deportees mark Eidhirteen Palestinians, who once had Israeli identity cards allowing them to live with their spouses, celebrated Eid alone, in Gaza City on Friday. The men, who lived in what is now the Israeli city of Beersheba (formerly Beir Seba) were detained and deported because of small mistakes or oversights in their registration processes - ao11/9/2010
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Adalah-NY Leads 40 Groups Asking Pete Seeger to Cancel Participation in Arava EventCollaborative environmentalism or Occupation-greenwashing? You be the judge. The red flag seems to be JNF`s sponsorship, at the same time the JNF participates in destroying Al Arakib (not to mention its long-term record). http://withearthandeachother.org/building.html ao11/9/2010
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Rachel Corrie v. Israel Trial: Contradictions Emerge in State`s Version"It was really depressing, because my impression was the people [=IDF witnesses] were making statements that indicated they never expected to be questioned," Rachel`s father told TIME. "The lies were like the lies of a 7-year-old." 11/9/2010
California Ballot Initiative to Divest from Occupation Launched w/VIDEO“California retirement funds have their own disturbing record,” said local campaign organizer Sherna Gluck, a member of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). “Our public retirement systems have more than $1.5 billion invested in at least eight companies that provide war materials and services used in violation of internationally recognized human rights, including support for the illegal Israeli settlements and the “Separation Wall.” ao11/9/2010
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Hamas Apologizes For Attack Against PFLP Members In Gazaby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies "The Hamas movement issued an apology to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) after members of the Hamas police, running under the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, attacked senior members of the group. "10/9/2010
Army Carries Out Five Airstrikes In Gazaby Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies " On Thursday at night, the Israeli Air Force carried out five airstrikes targeting a number of areas in different parts of the Gaza Strip inflicting damage a number of injuries."10/9/2010
Ramadan in Aida Campby Rich Wiles - Al-Ahram Weekly "What is Ramadan like for the inhabitants of the Palestinian refugee camps?"10/9/2010
Gaza towards self-suffiency?Laila El-Haddad - A Mother from Gaza - "“Whatever became of the settlement lands?"..."Perhaps most interesting of all was a farm which grows Oyster mushrooms in closely monitored environs."8/9/2010
Settler Opens Fire at Palestinian Cars, Soldiers Arrest CiviliansPNN - IMEMC - "The Israeli police said the incident is a conflict over who has the right of way on the road." 8/9/2010
The Lights Are Going Out on GazaMohammed Omer - IPS - "I never imagined this kind of punishment -- having my electricity, water and gas cut off -- for casting my vote," says Sami Abu Ouaf, an unemployed father of seven. "It`s democracy by candlelight -- if one is lucky enough to afford candles." 7/9/2010
Hebron: soldiers convert Palestinian home into military baseISM - Salem Salayma told a visiting ISM activist that soldiers are using the house`s bathroom, water and electricity, without asking. Salayma`s family - 14 people in all, including four children - are now restricted to two floors of the occupied house, and were told they would soon have to vacate the upper of these because the military presence in the house needs to be expanded. 7/9/2010
Hamas: We told U.S. in the past that we would accept Palestinian state along 1967 bordersHaaretz - In semi-annual report cited by Israel Radio, the militant group also says it asked the U.S. to engage in dialogue and to lift veto on reconciliation efforts with Fatah. bz 21/9/2010
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2 Killed, 3 Injured During Israeli Airstrike on Southern Gaza 6/9/2010
Waiting to return Gideon Levy--A father and his paralyzed young daughter are in the West Bank, separated from the girl`s mother and their other two children in Jordan. Why won`t Israel allow family reunification? Because the mother was born in Gaza. 5/9/2010
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Songs by Ikhlas-Yasmin Jebara from Salem: Part IIFrom the Villages Group. Plus: how a family is given a brief vacation from their automatic prison sentence - imposed on them for being Occupied Palestinians who are related to a murder victim.4/9/2010
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In summer, West Bank towns have little waterJudith Sudilovsky - Imemc News - "I feel so angry when I see (the Israelis) watering their fields. They have lots of water and we don`t have water to drink," said Ali, who lives with his parents and three siblings in the last house of the village bordering the fencing and security road. With no running water in the village, Ali has to determine every morning whether his family has enough water in their tank for him to take a shower. 2/9/2010
Ramadan in Gaza: its in the detailsLaila El-Haddad - Gazamom - "Ordinarily, one can find ways around this by staying indoors or cooling off in front of a fan of air conditioning. But no so in Gaza, where we were enduring continuous 9 hour electricity outages."1/9/2010
Gaza left out in the coldLaila El-Haddad - Guardian - ""Do they plan to get Gaza outside the Palestinian territories?" Anan, the computer engineer, asked." 16/9/2010
Due to Gaza closure, 40,000 students refused from UNRWA schoolsGisha - Press Release - "...the almost absolute ban on the import of construction materials has left students with lots of pens and notebooks but without classrooms." 16/9/2010
In the Heart of Hebron, `America` is Light Years Away Nijim Dabbour - MIFTAH - Sure, the dark blue US passport gives its bearer some protection, but the string of questions got the message across that it doesn`t matter what this document says my nationality is: I am a Palestinian Arab Muslim and I was not going to be treated with kid gloves this time. The officer who took my passport started looking through my camera and said we were seen taken pictures of checkpoints, security cameras, watchtowers and soldiers which is illegal under the military authority. He asked why I would take such pictures. “I’m touring the city,” I said. “In America if you’re in public you can take a picture of anything you can see from the street.” 2/9/2010
Settlers harass family near settlementMa`an News Agency "Approximately 50 Israeli settlers attacked the home of a Palestinian family near the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement on Wednesday, reportedly in response to the killing of four Israelis one day earlier. " 3/9/2010
`Facebook Arabs` speak outby Eti Abramov - Ynet News ""She took pictures with us, one by one. When the soldier approached me and while she was taking pictures I felt like she was getting very close to me. I felt sexually assaulted because she was touching my leg, neck and back in a provocative way. Then more soldiers came, started to mock us and insult us with crude remarks. They started to beat me. I asked to go to the bathroom. One of the soldiers took me. I was unable to go from the fear." 3/9/2010
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