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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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The Other is Nothing but a Target in the Rifle ScopeTamar Fleishman - The Palestine Chronicle - After the murder of the two teenagers in Beitunia by a bored soldier and the abduction of the Muhammad Abu-Khdeir, the boy who was burnt alive, the winds in Palestine and East Jerusalem began to stir and the youngsters began holding protests more often, additional surveillance cameras were installed on the top of the tower overlooking the refugee camp and next to them were placed projectors which during all hours of the day light both the public and the privet sphere with an intrusive bright green light.-rh 22/10/2014
UN`s Ban urges probe into Gaza school shellingMa`an News Agency - "Two days after donor states pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza, Ban toured some of the areas worst hit during the July-August war between Israel and the territory`s Hamas rulers." ca 17/10/2014
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Keep Rani Burnat RollingHelp replace Rani Burnat`s wheelchair and camera broken by Israeli soldiers in Bil`in Village, West Bank16/10/2014
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Israel Sidelined as Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion to Rebuild GazaJason Ditz - AntiWar - Israeli Transport Minister: Nations Wasting Their Money [ry]13/10/2014
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Sissi urges Israel: Now is time to end the conflictJack Khoury--At donors` conference, Abbas tells Gazans: Your plight has touched and shaken the world`s conscience; representatives of donor states say no aid as long as border issue remains unresolved, says Palestinian official.dn12/10/2014
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Video: Post-war misery dampens Gaza Eid spiritCharles Stratford - AlJazeera - Without running water, electricity, or livelihoods, many say there is little to celebrate on this holiday occasion [ry]6/10/2014
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Violence and detention of children in HebronInternational Solidarity Movement - “Around three young boys ran towards the checkpoint and threw stones towards the armed Israeli soldiers. They then fired a tear gas grenade towards the the children walking to school, forcing them to run through clouds of gas. This continued for around 40 minutes, with several more children throwing stones and two more tear gas grenades being fired.-rh1/10/2014
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Three Members of US Congress call for end to the Gaza blockade Just Foreign Policy - Rep. Danny Davis from Chicago became the third Member of Congress to call for an end to the blockade of Gaza, joining Reps. Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee. The Davis statement came as a result of grassroots engagement led by the Chicago-based Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP).ak30/9/2014
Abbas UN Speech To Include Bid For Ending OccupationIMEMC & Agencies - IMEMC "He said his speech would outline a “vision" the Palestinian leadership will be taking and acting upon, in order to end the occupation and achieve independence. Abbas intends to deliver his speech and plan at noon on Friday during the UN General Assembly`s 69th general debate which started on September 23." ca 26/9/2014
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Hundreds of Gaza children permanently disabled by this summer’s conflictLena Odgaard - Aljazeera - This summer’s 51 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas took a heavy toll on Gaza’s children, killing 501, according to U.N. figures. It injured an additional 3,374, and though the bombs have stopped, hundreds of those children, just like Louay and Odai, face an uncertain future as disabled.-rh25/9/2014
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The Guardian view on the human, economic and political costs of the Gaza war : The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli boys was a horrendous crime, but it need not have led to warThe Guardian - Editorial - Having decided that Hamas was to blame, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, seems to have seen an opportunity to destabilise the just-created Palestinian national unity government, which had brought together Hamas and Fatah, and to undermine Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. The Israelis charged through the West Bank picking up hundreds of Hamas members.-rh24/9/2014
Video - Gaza struggles to rebuild as blockade remainsCharles Stratford - AlJazeera - Israel blocks shipments of building materials to Gaza, accusing Hamas of wanting to rebuild tunnels [ry]22/9/2014
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Gaza families mourn amid failure to find missing shipwreck victimsMa`an News Agency - "Due to unrest in neighboring Libya and heavy surveillance of the seas off the Moroccan coast, thousands of migrants have started making the trek from Egypt in recent months, a far more lengthy -- and far more dangerous -- trip than before" [ry]22/9/2014
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Israeli forces disperse West Bank protests with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades.Ma`an - **Nabi Saleh is the site of weekly protests against the Israeli occupation, with residents demanding that lands confiscated for settlement building be returned to them. **In Bilin Israeli forces fired at protesters as they neared Israel’s wall, raising Palestinian flags, chanting a song for unity and calling for the release of prisoners. **In Masara, near Bethlehem, Israeli forces blocked dozens of Palestinian and internationals marching in the village to protest against Israel`s confiscation of land in the area. [bz]20/9/2014
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Gaza: Life amid the rubbleYolande Knell - BBC News - More than 400,000 of Gaza`s residents were displaced by Israel`s recent 50-day military operation. Some 18,000 homes were also destroyed and many more were damaged. One of the worst affected neighbourhoods was Shejaiya, near the eastern border, where the Israeli military says it targeted Palestinian militants and their tunnels.-rh18/9/2014
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Gaza ceasefire proving once again to be part of the ‘occupation game’Pam Bailey - Mondoweiss - This lukewarm truce in Gaza is part of a long, boringly consistent pattern. A 2009 study that tracked patterns of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza over the course of eight years revealed that unlike what Western mainstream media coverage of the conflict suggests, Israel violates the vast majority of ceasefires first.-rh18/9/2014
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After the CeasefireOmar Robert Hamilton - London Review of Books - On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following.-rh17/9/2014
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How do you stop Palestinians unionizing? Cancel their entry permitsMichael Schaeffer & Omer-Man - +972 - "A journey into the dark heart of Israel’s permit regime." - id 17/9/2014
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How the Shin Bet holds Gazans` health ransomResources - +972 - "The practice of leveraging Gazans’ access to health care in order to get intelligence information out of them has been documented in the past." - id17/9/2014
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15 Palestinian migrants dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coastMa`an News Agency - "Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria in northern Egypt, Egyptian military sources said" [ry]15/9/2014
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Autopsy Reveals Slain Detainee Died Of Extreme TortureSaed Bannoura - IMEMC " Issa Qaraqe’, head of the Detainees’ Committee at the Palestinian Authority, stated that detainee Raed Abdul-Salaam al-Ja’bari, 37, died after being severely and repeatedly tortured by Israeli interrogators.Qaraqe’ accused Israel of committing two main crimes against al-Ja’bari by alleging he hanged himself in his cell, and by trying to falsify and hide the leading cause of death, which is extreme and brutal torture." ca12/9/2014
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We Just Want to LiveTamar Fleishman - The Palestine Chronicle - There is also no statistics that take under account the young men who left their homes in Hebron in seek of work in Jerusalem, or as they call it: “to bring bread to the children”, and got caught by the border police who drove them and dumped them at the checkpoint like an object of no use. They also just want to live.-rh 10/9/2014
Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?Karin Laub and Ibrahim Barzak - The Christian Science Monitor - A Palestinian rights group argues that the Israeli army violated the rules of war, which include giving adequate warning to civilians, using proportionate force and distinguishing between civilians and combatants. Unlike in many other Gaza battles, civilians were caught by surprise by the sudden fire and sealed exits.-rh4/9/2014
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When the school day ends with tear gasInternational Solidarity Movement, Khalil Team - This afternoon, September 2nd, two ISM volunteers watched over Salaymeh checkpoint at school closing time. Two Israeli soldiers were stationed at the checkpoint to begin with, and as usual, children started walking home after a day at school. At one point two young boys threw stones at the checkpoint. This was shortly followed by a short-range tear gas canister fired by one of the soldiers, which was aimed at the stone-throwing children but primarily affected those who needed to pass the cloud of tear gas in order to reach their homes.-rh4/9/2014
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Israelis unsure whether they won or lost in GazaJonathan Cook - The View from Nazareth - In late July, as Israel launched its ground offensive, Netanyahu’s approval ratings stood at 82 per cent. Days before the current ceasefire took effect on 26 August, that figure had slumped to 55 per cent.-rh 3/9/2014
Failure in GazaAssaf Sharon - The New York Review of Books - In Israel, endless controversy over Gaza has overlooked one question: How did we get here in the first place? Why, after a considerable period of relative calm, did Hamas resume rocket fire into Israel?-rh3/9/2014
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