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The thousands of undocumented Gazans living in limboAmjad Yaghni - +972 - Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza can`t work, travel, or get health care. Between the Israeli-controlled population registry and the Fatah-Hamas rivalry, they see little hope for any kind of stable future [ry]12/11/2018
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Gaza protest leaders to urge calm on border amid ceasefire effortsTOI staff and AFP - "Gaza protest leaders are calling for calmer border demonstrations Friday to give a chance to efforts to reach a long-term truce with Israel after months of deadly unrest, a source in the organizing committee said." ca2/11/2018
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UN: Humanitarian aid to Palestinians ‘at an all-time low Fidaa Shurrab - +972 Magazine - The funding crisis is particularly devastating in the Gaza Strip, where humanitarian officials say basic services such as education, health, and food security have been reduced to a minimum. funding for NGOS in the besieged enclave was halved in 2016, compared to the previous year. The lack of funding means that the remaining aid has gone almost exclusively to addressing short-term needs and emergency response projects. Doing so takes away from humanitarian organizations’ sustainability and development goals. 1.57 million of the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents rely on humanitarian assistance. The unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip has reached 32.4 percent — the highest it has been in two decades. The combination of Israel’s siege and internal Palestinian divisions means that the NGO sector often has to provide basic services in place of the weakened Hamas government. The majority of the employment programs in the Palestinian territories depend on international financial aid, but the funding cuts have created a situation where a number of organizations are dramatically decreasing their services. [ak]30/10/2018
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Israeli air raid kills three Palestinian boys in GazaAl Jazeera - Children aged 13 and 14 killed after Israeli forces bomb area in southeastern Gaza near the fence with Israel [ry]29/10/2018
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Netanyahu temporarily delays forcible eviction of Khan al-AhmarYumna Patel - Mondoweiss - The Israeli government has postponed the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar until further notice, following weeks of rising tensions in the Bedouin village. Following a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the village will soon be “evacuated,” adding that the government plans on implementing the September High Court decision allowing for the demolition of the village.-rh 24/10/2018
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Military Police soldiers suspected of looting, sexual assaultYoav Zitun - Ynet - Two corporals stationed at the Qalandiya border crossing suspected of stealing money from Palestinians going through the crossing and sexually assaulting two female tourists they were searching [ry]22/10/2018
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Thousands of Palestinians protest on Gaza borderMatan Tzuri, Elior Levy, Itay Blumenthal- YnetNews "Some 10,000 Palestinians protested as part of Hamas`s "March of Return" campaign at several spots along the Gaza border on Friday evening, with Israeli defense officials saying the clashes were the calmest over the past seven months and that Hamas has been able to rein in the violence." ca19/10/2018
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Israeli border policewoman arrested on suspicion of shooting Palestinian for funJosh Breiner - Haaretz - The incident occurred in May, when the policewoman, who is around 20, was on duty near the Al-Zaim checkpoint outside of Jerusalem. She allegedly shot the Palestinian for no apparent reason and seriously wounded him. The policewoman was arrested along with four colleagues who were with her at the time of the incident. At Monday`s bail hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate`s Court, Judge Elad Persky said the suspect apparently shot the Palestinian "as a dubious form of entertainment." He ordered her held for another three days, while the other suspects were released with restrictions. One of the policemen in the unit had filmed the incident on his phone. [bz]16/10/2018
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The Risks of Being a Journalist in GazaWalaa al Ghussein - CounterPunch - "Before we [journalists] would head to the protests, we were afraid. I thought about how terrifying it would be to get shot or lose a limb. But when you’re in the field, you feel a sense of bravery. You don’t feel anything" [ry]15/10/2018
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The audacity of unchecked power in Khan al-AhmarHagai El-Ad - +972 "Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s recent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post – designed to whitewash the war crime of the destruction of an entire Palestinian community in the occupied West Bank – is riddled with lies and distortions...contrary to Liberman’s hollow claims, this is a question neither of “the rule of law” nor of “the well- being of these people themselves.” The rule of law, in any meaningful sense, has been absent from Palestinians’ lives in the occupied territories ever since 1967." ca13/10/2018
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Israel, Syria agree to reopen border crossing — USTOI staff - Times of Israel "In a statement Friday welcoming the move, Haley said the decision by Israel, Syria and the United Nations to reopen the Quneitra Crossing was part of the return of UN peacekeepers to the area. She said it would allow them to “step up their efforts to prevent hostilities in the Golan Heights region.” ca13/10/2018
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Israel orders immediate halt of fuel deliveries to GazaAl-Jazeera - "Israel will not tolerate a situation in which fuel tankers are allowed to enter Gaza on the one hand, while terror and violence are used against [Israeli] soldiers and Israeli citizens on the other," the statement from Lieberman`s office read...Qatari-bought fuel began arriving on Tuesday in a bid to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave and prevent any escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence." ca13/10/2018
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Video: Gazan youths attempt to break down the border fenceFacebook - This video, showing Gazan youths trying to break down the border fence near Zikim, was originally made and posted on Facebook by Palestinians. It was then picked up by the Israeli extreme right group "Im Tirzu" which posted it with the added Hebrew caption "Terrorists trying to break down the border fence" - though in fact, the youths shown in the video are completely unarmed, tackling the fence with their bare hands. [ak]9/10/2018
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Israel to reduce Gaza fishing zone by one-thirdAl Jazeera - Israel`s defence ministry said that it will reduce the fishing zone from nine nautical miles to six nautical miles [ry]8/10/2018
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In photos: Khan al-Ahmar prepares for demolition after decade-long battle to remainThomas Dallal - Mondoweiss "A tiny Palestinian Bedouin town located in the West Bank hills outside of Jerusalem is bracing for an impending eviction to make way for plans to expand an Israeli settlement. The case reached its endpoint on Monday when the deadline ordered by Israel’s high court expired on the community of Khan al-Ahmar to vacate and demolish their own homes and an elementary school.The ruling comes after a lengthy court battle that began in 2009, where Israel seeks to transfer the Bedouin community to a nearby reservation of apartment units adjacent to an unofficial municipal dump. For the Bedouins, the move would devastate the herding community, making it impossible to bring along their main source of income, their grazing animals." ca "6/10/2018
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Israeli forces detain Head of Erez crossing in GazaMa`an News - "Al-Kilani was reportedly headed to visit one of his family members in a hospital in the West Bank, however, was detained as he was crossing. Sources added that Israeli forces transferred al-Kilani to an unknown location for interrogation.Erez is the only land crossing between Gaza and Israel, although travel is heavily restricted by Israeli authorities as part of a crippling blockade on the coastal enclave in place since 2007." ca6/10/2018
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In interview with Israeli paper, Hamas chief defends group’s terror tacticsTOI STAFF- "In a rare interview with the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth, published Friday, Yahya Sinwar also said conditions during his time in Israeli prison were better than conditions in Gaza and that though they were once famous for their intellectual feats, Jews are now known for “executions without trial.” ca6/10/2018
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The past six months in Gaza have been like another warMohammed Abu Mughaiseeb - Al Jazeera - I am doctor in Gaza and I have never seen anything like this before [ry] 1/10/2018
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