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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Damning ESCWA report says Israel guilty `beyond a reasonable doubt` of apartheidMa`an News Agency - "While the report has garnered praise from Palestinians, Israeli officials have compared the report to Nazi propaganda and called for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly reject it." ca17/3/2017
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Banksy and the Walled Off Hotel: a personal viewal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "...local residents told me that for the last few months there has been a heavily armed unit of Israeli military stationed on the back balcony of what is now Banksy’s hotel. They were not there all the time, but often seen during the evening and were a very intimidating sight." - id 15/3/2017
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At Be`er Shaba court, Dr. Abuelaish seeks justice for daughters killed in Gaza 14/3/2017
Talk of deploying international troops divides PalestiniansAhmad Abu Amer- Al-Monitor "During a meeting in Sydney with the Australian foreign minister Feb. 25, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked much anger among Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip with his alleged statements on the Australian proposal to deploy international forces in the Palestinian territories to confront what Netanyahu called “terrorism.” ...The deployment of international forces in Gaza is not a new idea. Both international officials, such as European Parliament member Luisa Morgantini, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have suggested such a deployment in past years. The PA requested that the United Nations deploy international troops throughout the Palestinian territories, especially in Gaza, which has witnessed three major Israeli aggressions in less than 10 years." ca 10/3/2017
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Exit through the checkpoint: Inside Banksy`s new Bethlehem hotelHaggai Matar - +972 - Every room overlooks the West Bank separation wall, the lobby features a Greek statue choking on teargas, and faux-security cameras dot the corridors. Welcome to “The Walled Off Hotel,” the new Bethlehem-based project from British street artist and enfant terrible Banksy.-rh 9/3/2017
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New entry law a reminder that Palestinians live in Israel`s prisonNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "The reality in the West Bank is one that resembles a prison, where the prisoners are held for as long as humanly possible. Their release will carry a price — and Israelis are not willing to pay it." - id 8/3/2017
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One destroyed village and the ghosts of the pastNatasha Dudinski - +972 - "A few years ago, the concrete separation wall began to snake its way through the valley, cutting al-Walaja off from most of its lands, including water springs and ancient agricultural terraces. And then, someone in Israel’s corridors of power came up with a brilliant idea: to turn all this breath-taking beauty into a national park." - id 22/2/2017
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Palestinian was on way to chemotherapy when shot by soldiersMaureen Clare Murphy - EI - "The family looked up one of his doctors online and called him last Friday. It was only then that Jallad’s family learned that he had died, they told Haaretz. They still have not been informed of the date and cause of his death" [ry]20/2/2017
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Israel imposes heightened security measures in Ramallah districtMa’an News Agency - "Israeli forces imposed maximum security procedures at main Israeli military checkpoints in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday morning, causing a major traffic jam, local sources said" [ry]20/2/2017
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Total impunity to mess with livesAl Khalil Team - International Solidarity Movement - "This stretches from making Palestinians wait in the rain  and ignoring the bell they need to ring to come through, to asking people to go back again and again through the metal detector for no reason, put babies on the ground in freezing temperatures, or denying them passage completely even after finding their resident’s number on the list." - id 15/2/2017
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Gaza`s starman aims to fight occupation with scienceYlenia Gostoli - Aljazeera - Palestinian astrophysicist Suleiman Baraka wants to put Palestine on the map for research in the field [ry]13/2/2017
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Dutch artist creates beauty from rubble of warHamza Abu Eltarabesh - Electronic Intifada "The unusual idea is the brainchild of Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen, who for years has worked with the concept that buildings can become sculptures, adding a sense of temporality by working on buildings slated for demolition.Seven such installations have been created: five in her native Holland, one in South Africa and one in Russia. But Gaza was a departure for her in more ways than one: here, the building had already been destroyed." ca 11/2/2017
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Learning in the line of fireSarah Algherbawi - Electronic Intifada "Muhanna al-Masri, a school counselor, has written and distributed an educational guide to help raise awareness among students and their families and help them cope with the fear and stress many suffer.“The continuous bombings and shootings from Israel cause a lot of fear and stress among students,” said al-Masri. To address this, he has designed programs to help students cope in various ways, ranging from simple trips to the seaside to psychological support sessions.Al-Masri was convinced that over time the school could help Wala relieve her symptoms. Of course, he added, there is only so much they can do: The fear is ultimately a rational one and related to the “constancy, frequency and severity of the Israeli violence” at the boundary." ca 11/2/2017
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Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion, Navy Attacks Fishermen, In GazaIMEMC News - "Several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters" [ry]6/2/2017
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Gaza`s cancer patients: `We are dying slowly`Mersiha Gadzo - Aljazeera - The Gaza Strip does not have adequate resources for medical treatment, but Israel prevents patients from leaving [ry]6/2/2017
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The checkpoint regime: Israel and the fragmentation of Palestinian societyal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "...the checkpoint-regime is solely implemented for this kind of humiliation and fragmentation: aiming to create a coercive environment that will facilitate forcible displacement of the Palestinian population. The checkpoints  facilitate the expansion of existing illegal settlements. It allows Israel to eventually grab enough land to connect a consistent stretch of illegal settlements that are free of the indigenous population, the Palestinians." - id 1/2/2017
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