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Life under occupation

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Video of weekly protest in the village of QaduumAnarchists against the wall--Davids against the Golieth dn28/9/2013
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Gaza’s construction sector still crushed by siegeRami Almeghari - The Electronic Intifada - "By 21 September, only about ten of three hundred tunnels were still operating"..."This meant that less than 100 tons of supplies were coming in per day, compared with 7,500 tons daily before the Egyptian campaign. - id 27/9/2013
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Like a miracle, I’ve been allowed to study outside GazaMalaka Mohammed - EI - "In Gaza, life is full of uncertainty. There is nothing you can take for granted besides corruption, cruelty and potentially a life of lost opportunities. These fears are never more than two steps from one’s own shadow." - id 27/9/2013
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WATCH: Water shortages plague West Bank villages - VideoSocial TV - +972 - "This is the story of Al-Ma’asara, a village near Bethlehem that sees its water supply cut off for extended periods of time." - id 27/9/2013
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HRW urges Israel to stop displacing BedouinsAFP - Ynet - ""The Israeli military should end its unjustified attempts to forcibly remove a decades-old community," the New York-based watchdog`s Middle East director Joe Stork said in a statement." - id 27/9/2013
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Barghouthi: “Israel Used Peace Talks To Implement Apartheid”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - “The agreement was signed without any commitments from Israel to stop its settlement activities”, Dr. Barghouthi stated, “This is why former chief negotiator, Dr. Haider Abdul-Shafi, and many others, quits talks; the number of Israeli settlers increased from 160.000 by the time Oslo was signed, to 650.000”.-rh 26/9/2013
Israel vows to expand Hebron settlement following shootingEdmund Sanders - Los Angeles Times - Following the killing of two Israeli soldiers over the last three days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would expand a controversial Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron.-rh 26/9/2013
Israel’s killing of five young Palestinians exposes "peace" talks as charadeBudour Youssef Hassan - The Electronic Intifada - "... even though it seems that Palestinians have gotten used to grief after 65 years of an ongoing Nakba or catastrophe, this should not in an way normalize the killing of one individual." - id 25/9/2013
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At Least 25 Palestinians Injured In HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Following the fatal shooting of the soldiers, the army carried out a large search campaign, kidnapped dozens of residents, and interrogated them, before releasing some of them later on." - id 25/9/2013
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Vicious settler attack leaves 15-year-old in need of hospitalisationKhalil Team - International Solidarity Movement - "...a group of Israeli settlers and Jewish tourists entered the roof of the Abu Shamsiyeh family without permission after they had already tried to force their way into another family’s house in the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood." - id25/9/2013
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Israeli soldiers` deaths spark protestsJoel Greenberg - The Guardian - Israeli-Palestinian tensions resurface as Binyamin Netanyahu allows Jewish settlers to enter disputed house in Hebron23/9/2013
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Netanyahu Orders Court To Allow Settlers Back Into Hebron HomeSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Netanyahu made his decision hours after a Palestinian sniper shot and killed an Israeli soldier in Hebron, following ongoing tension that led to clashes between the soldiers and dozens of local youths who hurled stones at them. […] Last week, Israeli soldiers shot and killed one Palestinian, and injured four, including three children, in different attacks carried out in the occupied Palestinian territories. The army carried out 49 invasions into Palestinian communities, and kidnapped at least 41, including 9 children" 23/9/2013
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Access denied: Phone politics in PalestineSamuel Nelson Gilbert - AlJazeera - Networks in the Occupied Territories can only provide 2G services because Israel restricts bandwidth23/9/2013
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In the Jordan valley, the inhuman-yet-human bulldozers came at dawnGideon Levy and Alex Levac--A visit to the West Bank village of Khirbet Makhoul, which was demolished this week on the grounds that the houses were built without permits. dn22/9/2013
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Israel closes al-Aqsa mosque to worshipers Maan News Agency - Israeli troops forcibly entered the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday and deployed heavily around the entrances, preventing Palestinian worshipers from accessing the area, locals said.-rh19/9/2013
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UFree Network condemns Israeli arbitrary arrests against Jerusalemite minors in violation of international lawsUFree Network - Abu Asab noted that the minors were arrested on charges of throwing stones at Israeli occupation forces. They were brutally attacked and severely beaten during their arrest in total violation to the international laws and treaties, he confirmed.-rh 19/9/2013
Israeli Contractor Leaves Injured Palestinian Worker to dieIMEMC & Agencies - A Palestinian worker working for an Israeli contractor, without work permit, was seriously injured at a renovation site in Tel Aviv, and instead for calling for professional medical help, the Israeli contractor dragged him onto the ground and left him to die on the sidewalk.-rh 19/9/2013
IDF, Wildly Energetic After the Yom Kippur Holy Day, Causes Havoc in the Jordan ValleyDaphne Banai - Machsomwatch - The IDF bulldozers, followed the orders of commanders and destroyed the Bedouins’ tents, additional simple structures and all of their belongings - the basics needed to remain alive in this harsh environment. Clay ovens, plastic chairs, beds, solar energy panels (provided by the Red Cross), children`s toys, and basic chests for clothes - all ram shackled and destroyed.-rh 18/9/2013
In the Context of the Policy of Forcible Displacement in Area C, Israeli Forces Demolish Residential Community in Northern Jordan Valley Rendering 48 Palestinians, Including 17 Children, HomelessPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - Press Release - On Monday, 16 September 2013, Israeli forces demolished Makhoul community to the east of Tubas town in the northern Jordan Valley in the north of the West Bank, rendering 48 Palestinians, including 17 children, homeless. They also confiscated humanitarian aids and tents provided to the community, and held 2 trucks that were transporting humanitarian aid to the affected families.-rh18/9/2013
Palestinian family trapped in home as blaze raged in Israeli chemical plantPatrick O. Strickland - The Electronic Intifada - "“When people came outside after hearing the explosion to see what was happening, soldiers attacked them with tear gas,” al-Jallad said. “With the smoke and the tear gas everywhere, we had to stay inside and seal the windows.”" - id 18/9/2013
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Celebrity chef humanizes Palestinians on trip to the holy landAmer Zahr - +972 - "...once he arrived in the holy land, it was impossible for Bourdain to avoid things Israelis often prefer to forget about: the settlements, the wall, and Gaza." - id 18/9/2013
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Israel exploits Egypt turmoil to increase attacks on Gaza farmersJoe Catron - ISM - "“After the coup, the Israelis expanded the area farmers couldn’t reach to 500 meters,” Abed al-Rasoul Abu Taima said. “Anyone coming closer to the separation barrier will be shot.”" - id 18/9/2013
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Israeli Army Kills Palestinian in Jenin Refugee CampM.S. - WAFA - Toubasi’s brother, Kamal, told WAFA that special forces of the Israeli army blew up the door to their house and went inside shooting in all directions. The soldiers then went on the roof, where Islam was asleep, and shot him in cold blood, he said. “They dragged him bleeding to the street where one of the soldiers shot him again in the leg. Then he was put in an army jeep,” said Kamal. He was taken to a hospital inside Israel where he was later reported dead. bz17/9/2013
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Official: Israeli forces demolish Jordan Valley villageMa`an News Agency - "Israeli bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian village in the Jordan Valley on Monday, leaving over 100 people homeless, a local official said" 16/9/2013
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The Oslo Accords` calamitiesNeve Gordon--Surveying the contemporary Palestinian landscape, everywhere one looks calamities meet the eye. dn14/9/2013
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Palestinian shot `after firing at soldiers`Ma`an News - "The incident occurred as Israeli forces escorted hundreds of right-wing Israelis into the Balata refugee camp near Nablus so they could perform prayers at the Joseph`s Tomb holy site. Israel`s army described the escort as in line with its policy to protect freedom of religion. "The IDF ensures freedom of religion and worship throughout the region," Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement." ca13/9/2013
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Two Settlers Mildly Injured Near HebronIMEMC News & Agencies Report post - "Israeli sources have reported that two settler women were mildly injured after a number of Palestinian youths threw stones at their car, near Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.In related news, Palestinian guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, stopped an Israeli woman who tried to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, disguised as a Muslim woman covering her entire body and even her face." ca 13/9/2013
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PCHR Weekly Report: 7 Palestinian civilians wounded; 40 civilians abducted, including 17 childrenPCHR-Gaza - "On 07 September 2013, Israeli forces stationed along the annexation wall between the far south of Hebron, south of the West Bank, and Israel, opened fire at a number of Palestinian labourers when they attempted to cross the wall through a hole looking for work. As a result, 2 of them were wounded. Their wounds were described as moderate. Ali Abu Zuhra said to PCHR`s fieldworker: "I help my father in supporting our 10-member family. I go to work every day through the hole in the annexation wall that separates Arab al-Ramadeen area, south of Hebron, from Israel, as I have no work permit because I am still young." ca13/9/2013
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Gaza in a bind, againAl-Ahram Weekly’s Gaza correspondent - "“If Egypt sneezes, Gaza catches a cold.” This truism has never been as cruel as it is now.Recent developments in Egypt have led to devastating humanitarian conditions in Gaza, where two million beleaguered and impoverished Palestinians are still smarting from seven years of siege.The tragic situation in Gaza was discussed in a report titled “Slow Death” released last week by the Geneva-based EuroMid Observer for Human Rights. The report documents the growing difficulties of those living in Gaza." ca 13/9/2013
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Why West Bank Palestinians avoid traveling at nightMya Guarnieri - +972 "A lot of Palestinians I know don’t travel between West Bank cities at night. For one, public transportation shuts down fairly early in the West Bank. Secondly, the army seems to be more active at night than it is during the day (although, the daytime is difficult in other ways – as I wrote about here) and this creates an environment of fear that is especially pinned to the night." ca13/9/2013
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The Palestinian village erased from the map: Demolition of Makhul shows how Israelis are transforming the Jordan Valley, despite international condemnation The Independent - Ben Lynfield meets those losing their homes - and a way of life30/9/2013
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Soldiers Invade Towns In Northern, Southern, Parts of West BankSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Dozens of Israeli military jeeps invaded various areas in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and interrogated the residents after forcing them out of their homes.-rh 12/9/2013
Oslo 20 years later: The origins and dangers of `security zones`Shemuel Meir - +972 - Those who claim that Israel can unilaterally define large “security zones” – that would remain under Israeli control – create an equation, which has no basis in the peace process, between “specified military locations” and “security zones.”-rh 12/9/2013
Conditions of Gaza`s fishermen worsenedNizar Ayyash - The Palestinian Information center - There are 3,700 fishermen and1,500 fishing boats in the Gaza Strip. Since the outbreak of the second intifada, ten fishermen were killed, 40 others were injured and 400 fishermen were arrested, in addition to dozens of confiscated boats.-rh 12/9/2013
Israeli High Court to rule on controversial property law Ma`an - Israel`s High Court will today (Tuesday) deliberate on whether to apply in East Jerusalem the controversial The Absentees` Property Law. It was originally enacted to let the Israeli government take over r the property of Palestinian refugees displaced in 1948. The government wants now to apply it also Palestinians who live in the West Bank and have properties in East Jerusalem - which would enable government and settlers to take over these properties. 10/9/2013
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Egyptian political "change" causes great hardship in Gaza EuroMid Observer for Human Rights/Palestinian Return Centre - The recent crisis in Gaza is due especially to the political “change” in Egypt. Over the past two months, Gazas face severe shortages. The health secrtor is hard hit, as are basic food and fuel - since Egypt closed great majority of the tunnels used in smuggling these needs. The Egyptian authorities also closed the Rafah border crossing, banning tens of thousands from leaving or entering Gaza. International Humanitarian Law holds Israel as well as Egypt responsible for caging over 1.6 million in an open air prison.10/9/2013
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Activists: Israeli forces assault 2 Palestinians in HebronMa`an - After a long discussion, the soldiers agreed to allow the construction materials to be brought into the home on the condition that Sharabati demolished a recently-built bathroom. "Sharabati had no choice but to demolish the bathroom, but after he finished the soldiers refused to allow construction material into his house as agreed," Amr told Ma`an. "Instead they mocked him and heated argument developed between him and the soldiers who assaulted him viciously before they detained him," he added. bz10/9/2013
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Soldiers Kidnap 12 Palestinians In West BankSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Sunday at dawn [September 8, 2013] Israeli soldiers kidnapped twelve Palestinians, including two children, after breaking into their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and in the northern West Bank city of Jenin"9/9/2013
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Gaza fuel shortage may cause power plant shut down ILAN BEN ZION - Times of Israel - "Hamas energy authority warns of possible ‘humanitarian disaster’ unless flow of gasoline from Egypt restarts." - id6/9/2013
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Soldiers Invade Al-Fawwar Refugee Camp In HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Some of the gas bombs fired by the soldiers hit a number of homes causing several injuries among the residents, including children and infants." - id 6/9/2013
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Israeli Court Sentences Teenager To 14 YearsIMEMC - " Seriously injured before the army kidnapped him. The Ofer Israeli military court sentenced on Wednesday [September 4 2013] Mohammad Omar Rashed, 17, from Yatta town, near the southern West bank city of Hebron, to 14 years, including five on parole, and ordered him to pay a 6000 NIS fine." - id 6/9/2013
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DIARIES: LIVE FROM PALESTINEThe Electronic Intifada - "The Month in Pictures - August 2013" - id6/9/2013
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Israel`s High Court sends South Hebron Hills evictions to mediationMichael Omer-Man - +972 - The mediation decision indicates that the court was not satisfied with the state’s arguments or the factual background it put forth, Attorney Tamar Feldman added, saying that the decision “is a good indication that the court is at least leaning [toward disagreeing] with the state.”-rh5/9/2013
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Israel: Investigate Fatal ShootingsHuman Rights Watch - The Israeli military has a poor record of accountability. Since the beginning of the second Palestinian intifada in 2000, Israeli military courts have convicted only six Israeli soldiers for offenses involving the deaths of Palestinians, and one soldier for the death of a British citizen, according to Yesh Din, an Israeli rights group. Israeli investigations into the raid in the Qalandia camp should be prompt, thorough and impartial.-rh 5/9/2013
Near impunity for IDF soldiers who kill PalestiniansYossi Gurvitz - +972 - The IDF and Border Police killed three more Palestinians last week. Despite the IDF’s ‘knife in the back’ legend that it betrays its own, its combat soldiers have little reason to fear its ‘justice’ system.-rh 5/9/2013
Palestinian Authority loses $300m in trade taxes a year to IsraelMark Tran - The Guardian - UN report defines as `fiscal leakages` the customs, purchase and value-added taxes destined to the PA but retained by Israel.-rh 4/9/2013
Israeli citizens call for sanctions and tougher EU measures against Israel`s occupation Jeff Halper - ICAHD - Finally, what is at stake is that the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 are not part of Israel, and all settlements are illegal. Under international law, the UE has the obligation to take this fact into account. Excluding certain Israeli entities from EU funding simply fulfils that obligation.-rh 4/9/2013
Israel escalates attacks on UN agency after killing employee during raidPatrick O. Strickland - The Electronic Intifada - "Israeli forces have killed and injured UNRWA workers and attacked the agency’s premises multiple times in the past decade." - id 4/9/2013
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Seven Palestinians lifted from their beds during nightly raidsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night and on Tuesday at dawn, various districts in the occupied West bank, and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including a child in Hebron, and a young woman in occupied East Jerusalem. bz 3/9/2013
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Erekat Slams Demolition of Palestinian Home in Jordan ValleyPNN - Dr. Saeb Erakat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, strongly condemned Monday`s demolition of a Palestinian home in the Jericho/Jordan Valley Area, displacing 12 members of the Rashayda family. During the demolition soldiers assaulted five women. These women were taken to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. The ongoing construction of houses for Israeli settlers and destruction of Palestinian houses makes difficult the position of Erekat, who needs to explain his persisting talks with Netanyahu`s representatives. ak 3/9/2013
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Report: IDF seizes EU diplomats` West Bank aid supplyReuters - Ynet - Soldiers were reportedly throwing sound grenades at a group of diplomats, aid workers and locals in the West Bank, and pulling a French diplomat out of the truck before driving away with its contents. "They dragged me out of the truck and forced me to the ground with no regard for my diplomatic immunity," French diplomat Marion Castaing said. bz20/9/2013
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Village destroyed - soldiers remove even the Red Cross tents IMMEC/PNN - Khirbit Makhoul village, in the West Bank’s northern plains area, had already been destroyed by Israeli forces some weeks ago. Dozens of Israeli soldiers now returned, to confiscate also all tents installed by the Red Cross for the families that lost their homes. Aref Daraghma, head of the Wadi Al-Maleh Village Council, stated that these ten families "will not bow to Israeli oppression, and will stay in the area despite the ongoing Israeli violations". ak 20/9/2013
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