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‘They’re fighting ordinary people who want to live ordinary lives’ Amjad Iraqi - +972 - Two taxi rides gave a small glimpse into some of the daily realities of Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents — ordinary people forced to live in unordinary circumstances [ry] 8/2/2016
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Palestinian PM decries Israel’s ‘collective punishment’ of QabatiyaMa`an - “Ongoing Israeli policies of collective punishment, field executions, and blockading Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps will worsen the security situation in the area,” Hamdallah said.Qabatiya is blockaded for the third day in a row after three residents of the town carried out a deadly attack in Jerusalem.[bz]6/2/2016
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The profitable business of Israeli occupation Akiva Eldar - Al-Monitor "The settlement enterprise is not a diplomatic or defense necessity for Israel, but a business opportunity for a colonial capitalist regime." ca 29/1/2016
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Gaza Speaks: This Is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done to UsRamzy Baroud - Counterpunch - The siege on Gaza was imposed in stages, starting January 2006, when the Hamas movement won the legislative elections in the Occupied Territories. Donors’ money was immediately withheld, so the new Government could not pay the salaries of its employees. The conventional wisdom, then, was the new Government would soon collapse, and Hamas’ rival, Fatah, would quickly resume its control over the Palestinian Authority (PA).-rh27/1/2016
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The Israeli Left`s challenge: Defeating ideology with factsMairav Zonszein - +972 - Left-wing and anti-occupation groups in Israel are finally hitting back, but the task seems Sisyphean: how do you win over people who don’t even acknowledge the same sets of facts.-rh20/1/2016
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Interactive: Do all roads lead to Jerusalem? Well, it depends on who you areAlJazeera - Since 1967, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have been unable to move freely in their own land. Every day, it’s a challenge to get to work, see family, go to school or even get life-saving medical care. We wanted to see exactly what it takes to navigate through the Palestinian occupied territories today. Using GPS, we followed four people, each on a different journey to Jerusalem. Here’s what happened [ry]18/1/2016
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Gaza electricity crisis: `People are dying daily`Mersiha Gadzo - AlJazeera - Will solar panels solve Gaza`s chronic power deficit imposed by Israel`s blockade? [ry]11/1/2016
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Makarim Wibisono quits as UN rights monitor, saying Israel blocked access to Palestinian territoriesStephanie Nebehay - The Independent "The UN investigator for human rights violations in the Palestinian territories has resigned, saying that Israel had reneged on its pledge to grant him access to the West Bank and Gaza.Makarim Wibisono said that his repeated oral and written requests for access had gone unanswered over 18 months...“I hope that whoever succeeds me will manage to resolve the current impasse, and so reassure the Palestinian people that after nearly half a century of occupation the world has not forgotten their plight,” Mr Wibisono said." ca 6/1/2016
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2016: 10 Years Since Beginning of Gaza SiegeIMEMC News & Agencies - "It has now been ten years for the strict, harsh and inhumane Israeli, Egyptian and internationally backed blockade on the Gaza Strip." [ry]4/1/2016
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