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Bernie Sanders: Ending Israel`s Occupation of Palestine Is in American`s InterestsAmir Tibon - readersupportednews - "The presence of Hamas members among a crowd of tens of thousands does not justify the level of violence we saw, and frankly it’s amazing to me that anyone would find that point controversial," Sanders said. "I have condemned Hamas’ use of terrorist violence and will continue to do so. But that violence cannot excuse shooting at unarmed protesters, and it cannot excuse trapping almost 2 million people inside Gaza.".-rh18/4/2018
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PHRI Emergency Delegation to the Gaza StripREPORT from Physicians for Human Rights - ReliefWeb - Physicians for Human Rights Israel’s delegation returned from the Gaza Strip after providing medical treatment to 380 patients and operating on 15 of them: “In the most advanced hospital in Gaza it felt like the 1970s. If things remain this way, most gunshot casualties will have to undergo amputation. (...) We’re talking about the lack in the most basic instruments. (...) We’re talking about the lack in the most basic instruments.” [bz]17/4/2018
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IDF to shutter West Bank, Gaza Strip crossing points ahead of Independence DayStuart Winer - The Times of Israel - From midnight Monday, movement by Palestinians from Palestinian Territories into Israel to only be permitted for `humanitarian` reasons [ry]16/4/2018
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Demonstrate near Gaza border: "Stop the escalation - rebuild Gaza!" 13/4/2018
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On the Jimmy Dore Show: a sharp, sarcastic analysis of news about the Gaza border confrontations Jimmy Dore - The Jimmy Dore Show - Jimmy Dore is an American stand- up comedian and political commentator, with clear and outspoken views. In the 2016 Presidential elections he was a staunch supporter of the Left wing candidate Bernie Sanders. In this week`s edition of The Jimmy Dore Show he presents mainstream news reports and footage from the Gaza Strip border, punctuated by his incisive and sarcastic commentary. [ak]10/4/2018
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Video: Palestinians explain why they are risking their lives by joining Gaza protestsMondoweiss - Since the mass Gaza border protest started on March 30, at least at least 29 Palestinian protesters have been killed, including a journalist shot down while on his job and at least two minors. Despite widespread outcry and international calls for investigations into the killings, the Israeli army has maintained its open fire policy, and has commended its soldiers for their actions on the border.In this video, Palestinians who are putting their lives on the line to join the protests in Gaza explain why they are taking such a risk.[ak]10/4/2018
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IDF denies deliberately targeting journalist killed in Gaza protestTimes Of Israel - Murtaja was over 100 meters from the border, wearing a flak jacket marked “press” when he was shot, news agency reports said. "The IDF does not deliberately target journalists. The circumstances in which the journalist was supposedly hit by IDF fire are not known and they are being investigated,” the army reacted. Haniyeh, the head of Hamas, attended the funeral. He said journalists were attacked by Israel while trying to show a “true picture of a blockaded, downtrodden people.” [bz]7/4/2018
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B`Tselem urges soldiers to refuse to shoot protestors in GazaAmit Gilutz - B`Tselem - Tomorrow (Thursday) B`Tselem will launch a campaign entitled “Sorry, Sir, I can`t shoot”. The campaign will include newspaper advertisements clarifying to soldiers that they must refuse to open fire on unarmed demonstrators. The organization is taking this unusual step following last Friday’s events, when soldiers used live fire against unarmed demonstrators. Of at least 17 Palestinians killed that day, 12 were killed at the protests. Hundreds more were injured by live gunfire. Ahead of the expected renewed demonstrations this Friday, B`Tselem is again clarifying that shooting unarmed demonstrators is illegal and that orders to shoot in this manner are manifestly illegal.[ak]4/4/2018
A week of unbearable heartbreak in Israel-Palestine+972 Magazine - This past week has been one of the more heartbreaking recent periods in Israel-Palestine. First, and this seems surreal to write for the umpteenth time, the Israeli army dispatched 100 snipers to open fire into a crowd of unarmed protesters last weekend, shooting over 700 people, killing at least 16. Some were shot in the back while running away. Then there is the way that Benjamin Netanyahu toyed with and ultimately broke the hearts of tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers — people who fled horrors most of us should be relieved we cannot imagine, and many of whom endured torture and other unimaginable horrors just to reach Israel. To find relative safety and security. Monday night Netanyahu announced a deal that would have found a decent and dignified resolution for almost all of the tens of thousands of African asylum seekers in Israel. The mass, forcible deportation of refugees to Rwanda is off the table. And then, just as quickly, just as much out of thin air as the solution had appeared, it was yanked away. Almost like a sick joke. While the world is facing its biggest migration and refugee crisis since the Second World War, Israel, a country of 8 million people, a country comprised almost entirely of refugees of some form or another, declared it is unwilling — not unable, but unwilling — to give refuge to a meager 16,000 people.[ak]3/4/2018
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How can we be joyous on Seder night while Palestinians are killed in Gaza? Jewish Voice for Labour (UK) - We stand for justice for all. Many Jews across the world have felt unable to fully share in the usually joyous nature of our Seder nights while on the same night 16 Palestinians were killed and the over fourteen hundred reported wounded by the Israeli Army. Each year we are asked to recite the words of the Haggadah as though we ourselves were slaves in Egypt. Many families link those words to recent and current struggles – the anti-apartheid struggles, those for civil rights in the US, and, increasingly, the plight of the Palestinian people living under Occupation. We hope that other Jewish organisations mindful of our historic suffering will join with us in condemnation of the Israeli actions.[ak]3/4/2018
Israel Courts Catastrophe in Gaza ProtestsThe Editorial Board - New York Times - Palestinians in Gaza are among the world’s most desperate people, blockaded for more than a decade by Israel and Egypt, sharply restricting the flow of goods and people, with unemployment reaching more than 40% for the general population and nearly 60% among youths. Under such conditions it is no wonder that pent-up frustrations would erupt in protests, as they did last Friday. Responding to the demonstrations, Israeli forces killed 17 Palestinians at the border fence that separates Israel from Gaza and injured more than a thousand. (...) On May 14 and 15, Israel will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence, the US will formally open its Embassy in Jerusalem while Palestinians in Gaza will observe the 70th anniversary of what they call the “nakba,” or “catastrophe,” when 750,000 Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes in what is now Israel by trying to break through the border fence and march toward their former villages. Unless someone steps up to end Gaza’s humanitarian disaster, ensure Israel and the Palestinians act with restraint during the protests and set a credible peace process in motion, both sides could face a new catastrophe. [ak] 3/4/2018
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After Gaza border bloodshed - protest at Likud Party HQ, Tel Aviv 1/4/2018
UN leader calls for investigation into Gaza border clashesAssociated Press - "The council failed to agree on any action or joint message after an emergency meeting Friday evening. Kuwait convened it hours after the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the coastal strip. The council had been due to meet behind closed doors. But after it became clear the 15-member body would be unable to agree on a statement on the situation, diplomats said Kuwait requested the meeting be held publicly." ca 31/3/2018
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Israeli Military Kills 15 Palestinians in Confrontations on Gaza BorderISABEL KERSHNER and IYAD ABUHEWEILA - NYT "As many as 30,000 arrived early in the day at tent encampments on Gaza’s side of the fence to stage what was billed as the start of a peaceful, six-week sit-in. They were protesting against Israel’s longstanding blockade of the territory and in support of their claims to return to homes in what is now Israel." ca31/3/2018
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In Photos: Thousands in Gaza take to border for `The Great March of Return`Ma`an News - "Thousands of Palestinians from across the besieged Gaza Strip took to the border with Israel on Friday for the first day of protests in the weeks-long protest being called by Palestinians as “The Great March of Return.”...The Great March of Return will continue for six weeks until May 15, which marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, when more than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands to make way for the creation of the state of Israel." ca31/3/2018
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Israeli army kills 17 Palestinians in Gaza protests Al Jazeera News - "Some 70 percent of Gaza`s two million population are descendants of Palestinians who were driven from their homes in the territories taken over by Israel during the 1948 war, known to Arabs as the Nakba. Protesters in Gaza gathered in five different spots along the border, originally positioned about 700 metres away from the fence." ca 31/3/2018
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Gaza Mass Protests Force Israeli Military to Maneuver Between Two Contradictory Goals Amos Harel - Haaretz "Some 15,000 Palestinians expected to march on border ■ Commanders will need to stop Palestinians from crossing border while making sure not to fan the flames." ca30/3/2018
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Palestine Marathon puts spotlight on right of movementAnne Paq - Al-Jazeera "Bethlehem, Palestine - Thousands of people have taken part in the Palestine Marathon, an annual event in the Bethlehem area of West Bank. Like in previous years, the marathon on Friday - the event`s sixth edition - attracted people from all over the West Bank and Jerusalem, as well as abroad. For many foreigners, the event represents an opportunity to visit Palestine for the first time and witness the conditions Palestinians are living in. "This is fantastic feeling today; to be here and to stand with Palestinians," said Deena, a 29-year-old from England." ca 24/3/2018
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IDF demands `excessive` transparency from rights groupsShlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor "Recently, the Civil Administration in the West Bank sent a warning to human rights groups in Israel, demanding that they follow its latest instructions to the letter when requesting exit permits for Palestinians from the occupied territories to participate in joint activities involving Palestinians and Israelis. The groups have been ordered to provide detailed information about the Palestinians for whom they request permits to enter Israel, as well as information on the sources of the groups’ funding, the training of their activists and the selection criteria for the positions they fill in the territories. They are also expected to provide details about their organizations, including the phone numbers of their members...Elhanan places the blame on Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. He said that his group’s activities to promote peace challenge Liberman’s message to the public that there is no partner for peace," ca 24/3/2018
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Preparations for the Nakba March: Hamas’s Cognitive CampaignKobi Michael, Gabi Siboni - INSS - The Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip is heavily engaged in preparations for the “Great March of Return,” scheduled for May 14, 2018, when thousands of Gaza’s Palestinians will march toward the security fence and position themselves in tent cities along the Israeli border. Although the move aims for cognitive achievements in Palestinian and international consciousness, it confronts Israel with a challenge that involves a security-physical threat in the form of an attempt to cross the Israeli border. Israeli retaliation would cast Israel in a bad light vis-ŕ-vis the various target audiences. Therefore, Israel must foil this Palestinian effort to organize another form of campaign against it [N.B. the `learned` writers are apparently afraid of Hamas turning to non-violence-bz]. 20/3/2018
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Second Arrest in 3 Days, PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun CrossingPCHR press release - Eyad ‘Omer Ibrahim Ba’loushah (42) was arrested after being summoned for a security interview upon his application for a permit to accompany his father, a cancer patient referred for treatment in Hadasa ‘Ein Karem Hospital in Israel. Previously, Na’im Mohammed Hussein Kotkot (44) was arrested after applying for a permit to accompany his son, who suffers from blood disorders and was referred for treatment in Augusta Victoria Hospital “al-Motale’a” in occupied Jerusalem. [bz]20/3/2018
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Israel`s military checkpoints: `We live a life of injustice` A photo essay by ActivestillsActivestills - Al Jazeera - Every morning, before dawn, tens of thousands of Palestinian workers cross Israeli military checkpoints on their way to their workplaces, in Israeli and Palestinian cities beyond the Green Line.Hailing from across the occupied West Bank, labourers queue before the checkpoints open, in order to reach their workplaces on time. For many, this means getting up and leaving home at the dead of night. About 70,000 Palestinians with Israeli work permits make this daily commute. They work beyond the Green Line due to the high unemployment rate in the Palestinian territories – a byproduct of the 50-year Israeli occupation.-rh14/3/2018
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In first, army uses drones to drop tear gas on Gaza protestersJudah Ari Gross - Times of Israel - Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese TV station considered to be sympathetic to Hezbollah, screened footage from the Gaza Strip border showing an Israeli UAV (drone) apparently dropping canisters of tear gas on Palestinian protesters, who could then be seen running from the scene. This is the first known such use of a drone, though drones were previously used to monitor Palestinian demonstrators. A spokesperson for the IDForces said the UAV was not operated by the army but by the Border Police. For its part, the Border Police declined to comment on the report. Gazans have been staging weekly demonstrations at the border fence ever since US President Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital. Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, who has the official title of "Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians", recently released an Arabic- language video stating that “We know that the violent clashes on the border are used as cover for terrorist activity" and warned that Israel "will not let that happen". [ak] 13/3/2018
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No way out: Women trapped in Gaza away from their homes and partnersB’Tselem - Imagine paying a visit to relatives in another country and getting stuck there, away from your partner or children, for months and even years. Far from your home and life, without knowing how long it will be until you can go back. That is the daily reality of hundreds of women who are trapped in the Gaza Strip. Their lives are on hold and they have no idea when, if at all, they can be reunited with their loved ones [ry]12/3/2018
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CHECKPOINTSActivestills - Al Jazeera - Israel`s military checkpoints: `We live a life of injustice` [ry]5/3/2018
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