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Life under occupation

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An End to Military Trainings in Villages Without Prior NoticeYesh Din- "Training exercises will also be prohibited in especially sensitive places. The provisions were detailed in a letter from the Legal Advisor received by Yesh Din on January 28 in response to various complaints by the organization concerning military training exercises in areas populated by Palestinian civilians." ca 28/2/2014
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A city of devastation: Hebron 20 years after the massacreEinat Fishbain - +972 "Streets for Jews only, shuttered stores, spitting, throwing stones and daily harassment by soldiers and settlers alike. Since terrorist Baruch Goldstein committed a massacre at the Cave of the Patriarchs 20 years ago today, the situation of Palestinians in Hebron has only deteriorated." ca28/2/2014
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PFLP vows revenge, PA condemns Birzeit `assassination`Ma`an News - "The PFLP and its military wing Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said that the "response is undoubtedly coming," vowing to "continue to resist until the occupation is removed from all Palestinian soil." The statement comes hours after Muatazz Washaha, 24, was killed following a stand-off with Israeli forces in the central West Bank village of Birzeit." ca28/2/2014
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Palestinian entrepreneur returns to build new city in West BankBashar al-Masri - Al-Monitor - Amir Dejani, deputy CEO of the project to establish Rawabi, says that two issues pertaining to Israel have delayed the first families from moving into the new city. “We want to expand the main access road, which crosses through Area C and is under Israeli control. But the bigger problem is water. We haven’t received a drop until now.”rh 27/2/2014
Checkpoints between worlds in GazaRamzy Baroud - Asia Times - Omar`s family had managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo an eye operation. However, on the way back, the boy and his father were stopped for hours at the Qalanidya checkpoint in East Jerusalem.-rh 26/2/2014
Israeli Occupying Forces Target Palestinian Human Rights Organization in Coordinated Night RaidsAddameer - In protest of today’s arrests Palestinian lawyers demanded the immediate release of their colleagues and all lawyers are boycotting the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem today and tomorrow.-rh 26/2/2014
Hamas sinks in polls after cutting salaries to public servantsRasha Abou Jala - Al-Monitor - Al-Monitor met with Mohsen, an employee at the Ministry of Interior. “For three months now, I have been receiving only half of my salary, which means I cannot meet the minimum requirements of my family,” he said. He added that he has become indebted to many stores and to some of his relatives to meet his family`s monthly needs.-rh 25/2/2014
Why does Israel feel threatened by humanitarian workers?Anne Irfan - The Electronic Intifada - Despite the ostensible show of strength that is central to detention practices, what my experience has ultimately revealed is the insecurity that lies at the heart of the Israeli state.-rh 25/2/2014
Palestinians claim prisoner dies after assault by Israeli guardsJerusalem Post - The Israel Prison Service says Jihad Abd al-Rahman al-Taweel died of a heart attack; man`s family and Palestinian media say he died after guards attacked his ward with pepper spray. Al-Taweel, 47 and father of five, was serving a three-month sentence in Beersheba prison after Israeli police caught him driving a vehicle without a driver`s license. bz 25/2/2014
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Twelve Palestinians Kidnapped In The West BankSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, three in the southern part, and also kidnapped on Wednesday at night two Palestinians near Jenin.-rh 20/2/2014
HASSAN KARAJAHAddameer - Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association - On 22 January 2013 at 2:30 AM, the Karajah family woke up to the sound of the front door of their home being broken down, and then, to their shock, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) surrounding them in their home. About twenty soldiers raided the house and woke up all the family members, including young Baghdad, eight years old, who was woken despite her mother begging the soldiers to leave her alone.-rh 19/2/2014
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Water torture for the PalestiniansAmira Hass - Haaretz - Water discrimination is another governmental tool being used to wear down the Palestinians socially and politically.-rh19/2/2014
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Human rights of Palestinian childrenKiri Tunks - Guardian - "Israel is the only country to process children through military courts. Children do not have access to a lawyer; their interrogations are not recorded; and they are routinely made to sign confessions in Hebrew, a language they do not understand." - id 19/2/2014
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Building a Palestinian state, one city at a timeElior Levy - Ynet - "But the Palestinian prophets of this new city are undeterred. "I have two children, Rawabi is my third child," Masri proudly stated from one of the city`s balconies." - id 19/2/2014
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Ailing Disabled Detainee Placed In Solitary ConfinementSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Yousef Nawaj’a, 48 years of age, went on hunger strike for five days last month demanding to receive the urgently needed medical attention, especially after facing various health complications since he was taken prisoner more than a year ago. Besides his physical disability, Nawaj’a suffers several chronic conditions, and often loses consciousness. He faces frequent infections, and various complications that require proper, continuous, medical care and treatment. bz 18/2/2014
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Stone Cold JusticeJohn Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le ClezioJohn Lyons--Everyone in the U.S., and especially every Jew, should be required to watch this video. "Criminal" is too kind and "barbaric" is not too strong a word to describe what Israelis are doing to the children of Palestine. Please help to distribute this widely. The next time you are asked to take action in solidarity with the Palestinian people, reflect on how you would feel if these were your children. Then follow your conscience.--Michael Eisenscher dn15/2/2014
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Over 90% of water in Gaza Strip unfit for drinkingReport - B`Tselem "Ninety-seven percent of Gazans are connected to the public water-supply system, yet this does not ensure a steady supply of water, as the Gaza Strip suffers from shortages of water, shortages in the electricity needed to pipe water through the system, as well as from severe problems with infrastructure. Consequently, residents suffer deliberate water outages, receiving running water for only six to eight hours at a time: 25% of households on a daily basis, 40% every other day, 20% once every three days, and the remaining 15% (in Gaza City, Rafah and Jabaliya) only one day out of four." ca14/2/2014
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Undeniable discrimination in the amount of water allocated to Israelis and PalestiniansPress release - B`Tselem "1. Is there discrimination in terms of the quantity of water available to Israelis and Palestinians?2. Are there gaps in water consumption between Israelis and Palestinians? Absolutely.The Palestinian water network is managed by dozens of local water authorities without a coordinating mechanism. The inability to develop a nationally controlled water network, with reservoirs that could supply the needs of all residents is inextricably tied to the fact that every action in Area C requires Israeli approval." ca 14/2/2014
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Soldiers Kidnap Brother Of Palestinian Killed On January 29Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...dozens of soldiers invaded the camp, and handed resident Abdul-Aziz Mubarak, 22, a military warrant ordering him to head to the Ofer Israeli military base, west of Ramallah, for interrogation. Accpmpanied by his father, Abdul-Aziz headed to the Ofer base, and the soldiers took him prisoner without providing any further details." - id 12/2/2014
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Palestinians Say West Bank Exit Tax is Too HighThe Media Line - Ynet - $43 charged as Exit Fee [sic!] for those crossing Allenby Bridge, connecting between West Bank and Jordan. bz11/2/2014
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A New generation of hatred in the making - the IDF`s treatment of Palestinian children John Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le Clezio - A Special Four Corners / The Australian Newspaper Investigation including interviews with Palestinian boys, Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists, army representatives, settlers. bz11/2/2014
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Palestinian fighter wounded in Israeli strikeAlJazeera - Abdallah Kherati loses his leg and is in critical condition after being targeted and struck by an Israeli missile [ry] 10/2/2014
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Children of the occupation: growing up in PalestineHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - Nawal Jabarin wants to be a doctor when she grows up. For now, she lives in a cave with 14 siblings, in constant fear of military raids. We meet the Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation [ry]10/2/2014
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Israel Razes Most Palestinian Homes in 5 YearsReuters - The Jewish Daily Forward - The statement by 25 aid organizations said the number of demolitions increased by almost half and the displacement of Palestinians by nearly three-quarters between July 2013, when the talks began, and the end of the year, compared to the same period in 2012. Of the 663 Palestinian structures torn down last year, the highest number in five years, 122 were built with international donor aid, the groups said. bz8/2/2014
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Israeli authorities forcibly evacuate Palestinian demonstratorsKareem Khadder and Hamdi Alkhshali - CNN "Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, an independent Palestinian lawmaker who heads a medical relief group, said he saw bulldozers and other vehicles accompany the Israeli authorities into the camp using stun grenades and physically manhandling those inside, including women and children. At least 24 people -- including at least one with broken ribs -- needed medical treatment for their injuries." ca 7/2/2014
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United Nations OCHA occupied Palestinian territory`s PhotosOCHA - "We just released a new map, "Israeli demolitions of Palestinian property in the Jordan Valley in 2013." The map shows the location of the Israeli authorities` destruction of Palestinian property, the volume of such destruction and those sites where there were demolitions of donor-funded assistance. It also includes total figures for the number of structures demolished in 2012 and 2013 and the number of persons displaced as a result. See map: http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/Jordan%20Valley%20demolitions.pdf" CA7/2/2014
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UNRWA struggles to deliver as poverty rises in GazaAsmaa al-Ghoul - Al-Monitor ""Please note that starting in April 2014, your status will change from `absolute poverty` to `not poor.`" If you received this message, you might think that you had struck it rich and won the lottery. After, however, identifying the sender — the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) — and then heading to the nearest UNRWA office, you would find that it really means that the food aid UNWRA had been providing you is about to stop, because in its eyes, you are now "not poor." ca 7/2/2014
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Photos of the week: Palestinians return to Jordan Valley villageBy Activestills - "Due to Israeli army roadblocks that do not allow cars to enter, Palestinians on horseback help deliver food and supplies to the protest village of Ein Hijleh on the fourth day of the encampment, Jordan Valley, West Bank, February 3, 2014. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)" ca7/2/2014
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Gaza Cancer Patients On The RiseChris Carlson - IMEMC "Gaza’s Health Ministry said that the Israeli occupation’s use of internationally-banned weapons has sharply increased the number of cancer cases." "They are testing their weapons on us and on our children,” said a Gazan cancer patient." ca 7/2/2014
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Red Cross stops providing tents for homeless Jordan Valley PalestiniansElior Levy - Ynet - The decision came after the IDF tore down the tents and also prevented the organization from taking tents into villages in the area, as part of a humanitarian aid supply. bz for rh6/2/2014
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They Killed Him, And Came Up With A StorySaed Bannoura - IMEMC - " The young Palestinian man was not armed, was not protesting, was not obstructing traffic, he was working, wearing clearly marked clothes, he was a flagger directing traffic while repairs were being conducted on the road." - id 5/2/2014
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Palestinian family struggles to survive after repeated home demolitionsNancy Hawker- +972 - "The Jordan Valley village of Hadidiya is no stranger to human rights violations by Israeli authorities. This is the story of one family whose life and livelihood have been affected by home demolitions, time and time again." - id 5/2/2014
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Gaza children with terminal illness spend their final years under the siegeCharlie Andreasson - International Solidarity Movement - "R has one year left to live. Daniela has a dream to take her to Italy to let surgeons there assess if it is feasible to perform one last surgery in her throat, and to give her a nice final trip." - id 5/2/2014
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Three days of army raids and clashes at al-‘Arroub refugee campSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - For the past three days, Israeli soldiers have repeatedly invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, clashed with local youths. In the latest invasion last night, five Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were wounded. Eyewitnesses said that local protesters hurled a Molotov cocktail at the invading soldiers, wounding one in the leg, while another soldier was hit by a brick in his upper body. ak 4/2/2014
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EU gravely concerned with Israeli demolition of Jordan Valley village WAFA - The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed serious concern at the Israeli demolition of nearly all structures in the community of Ein Al Hilweh / Um Al Jamal in the Jordan Valley, which resulted in the displacement of 66 people including 36 children. This followed other recent cases of demolition of Palestinian homes. Demolitions are espcially numerous in the Jordan Valley, whose retention under Israeli military control is one of the hotly contested issues in the ongoing negotiations. ak4/2/2014
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Photo Blog: Gaza`s docks deserted, 21 January 2014B’Tselem - "Following are images of the fishing docks in Gaza as captured by B`Tselem field researcher Muhammad Sabah. There is no denying the colorful sight of so many boats moored in the harbor. Yet in point of fact, the picturesque sight is evidence of a grim reality, with the boats out of commission and the docks deserted" [ry]3/2/2014
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Israel Renews Administrative Detention of Hamas MPChris Carlson - IMEMC News - "Qafish spent four months in administrative detention, in 1990, and eight months in 1992. About 13 Palestinian MPs remain behind Israeli bars, in addition to Minister Issa al-Ja’bari, who was arrested in January 2014" [ry]3/2/2014
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Between Normal and Abnormal: A Day in Aida Camp Kholoud Al-Ajarma--It is not normal for children to see an army invading their place of residence on a daily basis. (Photo: Supplied) dn2/2/2014
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