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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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‘What is your religion?’ question surprises two American visitors to the occupationPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - "The women are both Muslims, and when they said they were Muslim, they were not allowed to walk down Shuhada Street. Even though they had American passports. Shuhada Street is infamous because it’s an apartheid road. Jews can use it, but Palestinians can’t" [ry]24/11/2014
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Palestinian Killed By Army Fire In Northern GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was shot and killed by Israeli army fire, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Sunday. In addition, a Palestinian teen was shot and wounded by army fire in Rafah, southern Gaza" [ry]24/11/2014
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Israeli attacks on Al Quds University give new meaning to ‘academic freedom’Kamilah Moore - Mondoweiss - During 2012, 2013 and 2014, the total number of attacks on Al-Quds University main campus was 31. During these attacks 2473 people were injured, 5121 teargas canisters and bullets were shot, and 276 people were called by the Israeli intelligence for investigation.-rh20/11/2014
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Israeli Government To Refuse Entry to UN Team Investigating War Crimes in GazaSarah Lazare - Common Dreams - `It`s business as usual,` says critic, for Netanyahu government `to commit severe human rights violations and war crimes and refuse to be held accountable` [ry]17/11/2014
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At Qalandia checkpoint Palestinian activists cross separation wall in protest actionMa`an - Activists used makeshift ramparts, ladders and cut through barbed wire to climb over the separation wall near Qalandia military checkpoint, which is at least six-eight meters in height. The action was part of a campaign organized by the Popular Resistance Committees. [bz] 15/11/2014
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Israel bans Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from GazaMa`an - Upon returning to his hometown of Tromsø in Norway after serving in Gaza over the summer, he gave a speech comparing the Palestinian struggle to the Norwegian resistance to the Nazi occupation in World War II. "This is not a battle between terrorism and democracy. Hamas is not the enemy Israel is fighting. Israel is waging a war against the Palestinian people’s will to resist. The unbending determination not to submit to the occupation!" Although Israeli authorities claim that Gaza is not occupied, they control the movement of both people and goods in and out of the Strip. [bz]15/11/2014
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Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza SeaPCHR - Factsheet - Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period[1] (1 – 31 October 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a fishermen while fishing; destroying 2 fishing boats; chasing incidents that led to the arrest of 7 fishermen; and confiscation of 2 fishing boats belonging to Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.-rh 12/11/2014
Israeli settlers burn mosque in West Bank : Mosque in occupied region set on fire amid soaring tensions between Palestinians and Israeli settlers.Aljazeera - The attack on the mosque just before dawn on Wednesday, near the Jewish settlement of Shilo, came after separate Palestinian knife attacks on Monday killed a settler in the southern West Bank, and an Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv.-rh 12/11/2014
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No one to be held responsible for killing 14-year-old Palestinian boy out picking edible plantsB’Tselem - "In March 2014, soldiers shot and killed Yusef a-Shawamreh, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, as he went through a gap in the Separation Barrier in order to pick edible plants to help provide for his family. B’Tselem’s investigation indicates that he was shot in broad daylight, with no advance warning and although he posed no danger" [ry]10/11/2014
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Israeli forces open fire at Gaza fishermen, injure 3Ma`an News Agency - “The witnesses said Israeli forces shot at the boat until it took fire, and that fishermen in a nearby boat managed to pull the injured aboard and escape under heavy fire” [ry]10/11/2014
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Palestinians remind world of their own wall AlJazeera - Youth dig hole in Israel`s separation barrier with Palestinian territories to mark 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall [ry]10/11/2014
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Gaza doctors demand Egypt open Rafah crossingAFP - Jordan Times "The crossing, Gaza`s only gateway to the world which is not controlled by Israel, has been closed since October 25 following a deadly suicide bombing in northern Sinai which killed 30 Egyptian soldiers."Open the terminal" read one of the signs held up by the demonstrators, some of whom were lying on orange stretchers."The closure threatens cancer patients," read another." ca 7/11/2014
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Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in GazaAmnesty International - Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip.-rh5/11/2014
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Gaza: The Murderous MelodramaDavid Shulman - The New York Review of Books - Hamas, battered, isolated, and impoverished, had little to lose and, as things turned out, much to gain in popular support by launching missiles and mortars at Israel and inviting another round of severe Israeli punishment. Benjamin Netanyahu, by ordering a large-scale attack on Hamas activists and institutions on the West Bank in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers on June 12, gladly accepted the invitation.-rh5/11/2014
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East Jerusalem – A Socioeconomic DisasterWAC-MAAN and Ir Amim - n occupied East Jerusalem (EJ) reside 300,200 Palestinians, 37% of Jerusalem’s population. Of them, 77% are beneath the poverty line (according to figures of Israel’s National Insurance Institute). The Separation Barrier (SB), which runs through EJ, cuts whole neighborhoods off from municipal services. On the side of the SB that does get services, there is a severe housing shortage, and on the side that doesn’t, construction is wild and unsupervised. This reality has brought the outside-SB neighborhoods to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.-rh5/11/2014
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International observers in Gaza: Restrictions of Raji Sourani’s freedom of movement hampers courageous and much needed human rights workPress release - “Restrictions placed on Raji Sourani’s freedom of movement in and out of Gaza are unacceptable. Raji Sourani advocates against violations of human rights and for the rule of law regardless who the perpetrator is, whether it is Israel, Hamas or the Palestinian Authority. (...) For all those whose human rights needs defending, it is very important that Raji Sourani can carry out his vital work without obstruction.”4/11/2014
The Invisible Walls of Occupation: Burqah, Ramallah District, A case studyB’Tselem – “We think a thousand times before we build, go on vacation, study, work, trade, or grow crops. It’s not because of laziness, or inability. It’s because of concerns about the obstacles, about harassment and attacks by the Israeli military or by settlers. It’s as if we live in a big prison, with invisible walls, as a result of the restrictions imposed on us” [ry]3/11/2014
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Fatah’s Revolutionary Council grapples with growing issuesAdnan Abu Amer - Al-Monitor - The last meeting of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council held in Ramallah on Oct. 18-19 and presided over by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed exceptional importance, distinguishing it from previous meetings. This meeting discussed vital internal and external issues related to the relationship with Israel, the future of bilateral negotiations, the fate of reconciliation with Hamas and the consensus government, as well as the settlement of Fatah’s internal dispute with Mohammed Dahlan’s movement.-rh 29/10/2014
Israeli restrictions on movement strangle Palestinian lifeDaoud Kuttab - Ma`an News Agency - But for many Palestinians living in the besieged homeland, the right to movement guaranteed in the University Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13) is just ink on paper.-rh29/10/2014
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The Genius Of Israeli Evil: It Poses As ConcernAmira Hass - Information Clearing House - Our compassionate and generous army allows tens of thousands of Palestinians living in the West Bank to work their land for only three or four or five days per year in order to protect them from attacks by Israelis, colonizers, settlers – in short, Jews. For the rest of the year, the land is a mirage.-rh 29/10/2014
Israel denies barring Palestinians from busesBy AFP and Times of Israel staff - The Times of Israel "B’Tselem, a rights group affiliated with the left, accused the defense minister of succumbing to pressure from settler groups, and charged that the order was intended to create segregated Jewish-only bus routes...Some Jewish settler leaders have lobbied for such a move, claiming that Jewish passengers feel uncomfortable riding alongside the Palestinians as both return to their West Bank homes at day’s end." ca 29/10/2014
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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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