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MachsomWatch - Huwwara and Beit Furiq CPs, Sunday, 30.8.09, PMTal H. - MachsomWatch - "Huwwara CP - A policeman [Ö] conducts an extremely thorough and lengthy search on the taxiís passenger: tapping and touching the manís body all over, emptying pockets, checking every coin and note in his wallet, peering into his open mouth! Seating him on the ground to check every shoe inside and out, every sock turned inside out, finally also unzipping and peering into his trousers front and back. The second policeman, in the meantime, inspects the taxi most thoroughly, and then the driver undergoes the same inspection routine as his passenger"31/8/2009
400 Gazan patients facing death due to shortage in dialysis solution The Palestinian Information Center - Ministry of Health officials in the Gaza Strip today issued an urgent warning that more than 400 patients, especially kidney patients, were at risk of death due to the Israeli delay in allowing into the strip the chemical solutions necessary to operate dialysis machines.25/8/2009
Repression allowed, resistance denied: Israelís suppression of the popular movement against the Apartheid Annexation WallAddameer - Between 2005 and 2009, at least 1,566 Palestinians were injured in weekly demonstrations in four villages, namely Bilíin, Niílin, Maísara and Jayyous. Evidence suggests, however, that more injuries have occurred in other villages that were not included in this report. A further 16 people, half of them children, have been killed in villages protesting against the Wall since 2004. 19/8/2009
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An Account of Life on the West BankLamia Khatib - Huffington Post - On August 3, my husband Mohammed Khatib, and my little brother Abdullah, were taken from their beds in our West Bank village of Bil`in at 3 AM by the Israeli military. My husband is a member of the Bil`in Popular Committee, which has been leading our village`s nonviolent campaign against Israel`s construction of a Wall and a settlement on our land. For nearly five years, every Friday we have been joined by supporters from Israel and around the world as we attempt to march to our land on the other side of the Wall. According to the terms of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the settlement amounts to a war crime, and in 2004 the International Court of Justice ruled the Wall illegal. 13/8/2009
PCHR Condemns Harassment of Palestinian Civilians at Military CheckpointsPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - Press Release - The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the harassment and cruel and degrading treatment inflicted upon Palestinian civilians by Israeli troops positioned at military checkpoint throughout the West Bank.13/8/2009
Border songAnshel Pfeffer - Haaretz - The settlers are the worst here," says a soldier from the Taoz Battalion of the Military Police. "They feel humiliated that we stop them and ask them to show an identity card. The Palestinians usually complain a lot less." Throughout their entire military service, the Taoz Battalion soldiers man the big checkpoints in the West Bank and at the crossing points that lead inside the Green Line. 13/8/2009
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Bil`in demo Ė another arrest and lots of gas 07.08.09Iyad Burnat - " the occupation forces arrested yet another Palestinian man, Rany Ayoub Yousef Najar. He is a local cameraman who was wearing the clearly visible green jacket of the Press at the time of his arrest...An alert of a big fire near the house of Abdulfatah Bornat came soon after. The occupation forces had thrown tear gas into the field in the wake of the demonstration which resulted in burning the dry vegetation. "8/8/2009
Israeli military blocks road and access to health,CPT Tuwani Team -Press Release - The earth mounds represent a serious problem to health needs of the local Palestinian population, because now the access to health services from the city of Yatta is not accessible by ambulance or car. Now, in the dry season, it is impossible for vehicles to deliver food and water to villages in the area, and for villagers to take products to the market to sell. 6/8/2009
Israel rejects Ramadan commodities, stationery into GazaChina View - " "The Gaza markets suffer from a severe shortage of some necessary items," al-Sarraj added. Israel is also still withholding textbooks and stationery shipments to Gaza ahead of the new school year starting in September. "22/8/2009
As blockade bites deep, more Gaza children must workRami Almeghari - IMEMC - " Children can be seen on Gaza City`s other street corners, selling in front of stores or to passing cars. Other children sell tea, coffee or tissues at the Jundi al-Majhoul public garden in the al-Rimal district. All of them work to help their families. "7/8/2009
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