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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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I asked Israel`s only journalist in Palestine to show me something shocking – and this is what I sawRobert Fisk - The Independent "Show me something that will shock me, I told Amira Hass. So Israel’s only journalist in the Palestinian West Bank – or Palestine, if you still believe in so unorthodox a word – took me down a road outside Ramallah that I remember as a highway which led to Jerusalem. But now, just over a hill, it deteriorates into a half tarmac road, a set of closed, rusting shop doors, and garbage. The same old summer smell of raw sewage creeps up the road. It lies, green and gentle, in a pool at the bottom of the wall." ca21/9/2018
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Six Palestinians killed in 24 hours shows Israel’s ‘utter disregard for right to life’, says AmnestyAmnesty International - "The international human rights group warned that “several of these incidents appear to involve deliberate and wilful killing of unarmed civilians and may amount to war crimes”, and also renewed its call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Israel.“Between 10pm on Monday 17 September and 8pm on Tuesday 18 September,” Amnesty stated, “Israeli forces killed four Palestinian men in the Gaza Strip using live ammunition. Within the same period, two more died as a result of the actions of Israeli forces in the West Bank, one after being beaten during the process of arrest and another shot dead in a busy street in East Jerusalem.” ca21/9/2018
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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip air strike Ma`an - Two Palestinians were killed after being targeted by an Israeli airstrike in east of Khan Younis in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Ashraf al-Qidra of the The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that the two, pronounced dead at Nasser Hospital, were Ibrahim al-Najjar and Muhammad Khader from Khan Younis. Military sources quoted in the Israeli asserted that the two were killed because they approached the security border fence in southern Gaza and placed a "suspicious object" near fence. Unlike other cases, it was not asserted that they had tried to cross the fence. [ak] 18/9/2018
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In video - Israel intentionally kills 16-year-old PalestinianMa’an News Agency - "The video also showed Ahmad raising his hands up, seconds prior to an Israeli sniper shooting him in the chest and causing him critical injuries" [ry]10/9/2018
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Army Kills A Palestinian In Northern GazaIMEMC News - "The slain Palestinians have been identified as Attaf Abed- Rabbo Saleh, 32, from Jabalia" [ry]10/9/2018
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New IDF strategy to focus on missilesBen Caspit - Al-Monitor - The assessment is that a missile corps of the type that Liberman dreams about would cost somewhere between six and eight billion shekels ($160-200 million) over a decade. Israel’s defense industries develop leading technologies in the precision, self-correction, maneuvering and firepower of missiles and rockets. They are already selling missiles to other countries around the world. Now Israel will make use of this impressive technology.-rh 5/9/2018
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Israel shutters Gaza pedestrian crossing after border clashesTOI STAFF - The Times of Israel - Israel announced the temporary closure of its sole pedestrian crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the border terminal was damaged during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians. Hundreds of Palestinians took part in a violent riot at the Erez Crossing on Tuesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces, during which infrastructure on the Palestinian side of the crossing was damaged by rioters. “As a result, the crossing has been closed until the repairing of the damage caused as a result of the riot is completed,” the army said in a statement.-rh 5/9/2018
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Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 6 Fishermen, detain Fishing boat, and drown another boat in Gaza SeaPCHR - The Israeli Naval forces have escalated their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, prevented them from fishing freely and denying them access to the areas where fish breed. All of this refutes the Israeli authorities’ claims of easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the fishing area to 9 nautical miles off the Gaza shore. [bz]3/9/2018
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On Eid, Palestinian children suddenly cease to be security threatsOren Ziv - +972 "Tel Aviv’s beaches are packed with Palestinians from the West Bank and East Jerusalem this week, due to Eid al-Adha. Walking along the promenade, you can almost imagine what life would be like here without separation." ca24/8/2018
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Gaza Without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s SinsRamzy Baroud - AntiWar - Israel is ultimately responsible for the Gaza siege which has extended for more than 11 years. With direct US backing, Israel has launched three major wars on Gaza in the name of fighting terrorism, destroying much of the tiny region’s infrastructure. A hermetic siege has punished ordinary Gazans, who are now lacking everything, including the most basic needs of clean water and electricity.-rh22/8/2018
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Israel is making it impossible for foreign nationals to live in the West BankYotam Ben-Hillel - +972 - Over the past year and a half, Israel has pursued a policy which aims to keep foreign nationals out of the West Bank. This policy affects everyone: partners of Palestinian residents of the West Bank, parents of children who are West Bank residents, and people who have been working in the occupied territories for many years. It is being implemented by the Civil Administration in the settlement of Beit El, a body that operates under the command of the Israeli military, which is denying extensions of duration for visa holders.-rh22/8/2018
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Israel rejects UN report on protecting PalestiniansMEE and agencies - MIDDLE EAST EYE - Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories. Israel`s UN Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement late on Friday that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership". The 14-page report laid out four options, from increasing aid to the Palestinians, sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate.-rh22/8/2018
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Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the ConflictCarmen Arroyo - INTER PRESS SERVICE - Ill-treatment of Palestinian child detainees by Israeli forces is widespread, systematic and institutionalised throughout the Israeli military detention system,” Brad Parker, international advocacy officer and attorney at DCIP, told IPS.-rh22/8/2018
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Threats against Al-Aqsa and Israel’s Judaisation policyAbdel Nasser Issa - Middle East Monitor - The Israeli occupation authorities expelled all of the Muslim worshippers and closed the doors of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem between the sunset prayer on 17 August and the dawn prayer the following day. This was under the pretext of searching for weapons after they had shot martyr Ahmed Mahameed from Umm Al-Fahm outside the mosque walls, when he was accused of trying to stab an Israeli policeman.-rh22/8/2018
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Israeli navy opens fire at Gaza flotillaMa’an News Agency - "Israeli naval forces opened fire at dozens of Gaza flotilla boats that set sail on Saturday from the besieged Gaza Strip port in attempt to break the maritime blockade imposed by Israel" [ry]20/8/2018
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Israel closes only people crossing with GazaAFP - "Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border protests" [ry]20/8/2018
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Palestinian Mail Finally Allowed Into West Bank After Eight-Year Delay JTA - "Palestinian postal workers are struggling to sort through nearly 10 tons of mail previously blocked by Israel and finally delivered as the result of a one-shot deal.Some of the parcels date back to 2010 and include everything from letters to wheelchairs, according to the French news agency AFP, which visited the sorting center in Jericho." ca 17/8/2018
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Palestinians injured at eastern borders of Gaza StripMa`an News Agency - "At least ten Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces` live fire near return camps alongside the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday. A Ma`an reporter said that Israeli soldiers deployed at the borders of eastern Gaza City opened live ammunition at dozens of Palestinian youths who arrived two hours earlier than the scheduled time for "The Great March of Return" protests. One Palestinian protester was injured and transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital for treatment." ca17/8/2018
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Israel normalizing war crimes in GazaMaureen Clare Murphy - Countercurrents - In 2010 the International Committee of the Red Cross affirmed that Israel’s blockade on Gaza – imposed after Hamas won legislative elections and began administering the internal affairs of the territory in 2007 – “constitutes a collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel’s obligations under international humanitarian law.” The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the high court ordered the state to respond to the petition by Sunday. Citing a report by a Gaza manufacturers association, Haaretz added that the continued closure of the commercial crossing will result in the folding of hundreds of companies.-rh15/8/2018
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Netanyahu demands `total` Gaza ceasefireAFP - Yahoo! News - "’We are in the midst of a campaign against terror in Gaza,’ Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. ‘It will not end with one blow. Our demand is clear: a total ceasefire. We shall not be satisfied with less than that’" [ry]13/8/2018
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Rafah bids farewell to 3 killed PalestiniansMa`an News Agency - "Hundreds of Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip marched, on Saturday, in the funeral processions of three Palestinians killed during the 20th Friday of "The Great March of Return." Paramedic Abdullah Qatati, 22, and Ali al-Alul, 55, were killed by Israeli live ammunition during Friday protests at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, while Ahmad Abu Luli, 40, succumbed on Saturday morning to wounds he sustained on Friday." ca10/8/2018
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As ceasefire takes hold, all restrictions on Gaza border residents removed; Gazans prepare for border protest Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri and Yoav Zitun - Ynet News "All restriction were lifted on Israeli residents of towns and cities neighboring the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon after a ceasefire went into effect following a huge exchange of fire between Hamas and the IDF between Wednesday and Thursday.Despite the ceasefire, Hamas has called on the residents of Gaza to participate in demonstrations on the border. One Hamas spokesman said that the Palestinian people would continue to stage weekly “March of Return” protests until the group’s aims had been achieved, with the first being the lifting of the siege around Gaza." ca10/8/2018
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Life and Death in Gaza’s "Access Restricted Areas"Gisha - Contrary to the illusion held by many that Israel’s presence in the Gaza Strip ended with the implementation of the Disengagement Plan in 2005, to this day Israel continues to exercise control over nearly every aspect of life in Gaza, including through its control over movement and access. Importantly, it continues to enforce restrictions on access to areas deep inside the Strip and in Gaza’s territorial waters, commonly referred to as the “Access Restricted Areas” (ARAs). Israel employs violent enforcement measures against what it perceives as breaches of its directives in the ARAs, including the use of live fire against Palestinian civilians, fishermen, herders and farmers. Over the past decade, long before the recent wave of protests, Israel’s actions in the ARAs have resulted in the death and injury of Palestinians, extensive damage to property and loss of livelihoods. [ak]7/8/2018
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Israel Mum on Gaza Ceasefire Decision After Cabinet MeetingJason Ditz - AntiWar - "Israeli officials do, however, seem keen to demand Hamas fulfill the obligations that are supposed to kickstart this deal, including ending all protests at the border, and all incendiary balloon flights. Israel maybe open to slight easing of the blockade for all of that, but it’s not clear they’ll allow it to progress to a bigger deal ending the blockade outright" [ry]6/8/2018
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Hamas Debates Cease-Fire With Israel as Leaders Head to GazaJonathan Ferziger&Saud Abu Ramadan - Bloomberg News "Salah al-Arouri, Turkey-based deputy head of the militant group that rules Gaza, and Mussa Abu Marzuk, another senior leader, crossed from Egypt to Gaza for three days of talks, spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in an email. Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and European Union...The aim of Al-Arouri’s visit is “to achieve an internal reconciliation and end the unfair Israeli siege that has been imposed on the Gaza Strip for 12 years,” Barhoum said." ca 3/8/2018
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