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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Israel to allow shoes Into Gaza Strip, after three-year banJason Ditz - Antiwar.com - Israel has not allowed any shoes to be legally brought into the Gaza Strip since 2007. Until now, the official argument was that shoes were a "dual use technology" - i.e. militaries wear shoes as part of their uniforms, so any shoes imported into the Strip might be used as part of a military uniform. 31/3/2010
Child dies in besieged Gaza becuase of being denied access to medical treatment AFP/IMEMC - The 5-year old Fuad Swerih suffered respiratory issues, and needed tratment no avaiable in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities denied all requests to have him treated in an Israeli hospital or let him get out of the Strio for treatment elsewhere.30/3/2010
In Gaza, UN chief calls Israel siege `unsustainable and wrong` Reuters - Haaretz - The Gaza blockade has fuelled unemployment which now stands at more than 50 percent among the 1.5 million population. 23/3/2010
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UN chief says Gaza suffering under Israeli blockadeBBC News - The UN chief has said Israel`s blockade of Gaza is causing "unacceptable suffering," during a Middle East visit to reinvigorate the peace process.21/3/2010
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Sending a laptop to Gaza I sat outdoors at a cafe on the Mediterranean Sea in al-Arish, a dusty seaside town in Egypt`s northern Sinai. I drank a tea and smoked a water pipe; it gave me something to do while I waited for Ismail -- that`s not his real name -- an Egyptian Bedouin tunnel smuggler who was going to deliver a package for me into Gaza.13/3/2010
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Harvard Student Leaders Expose University`s Hypocrisy in Its Defence of KramerMr. Kramer’s public call to halt food, medicine, and humanitarian aid—which he calls “pro-natal subsidies”—would read as a cruel joke if it did not so egregiously violate the most basic norms of human decency....The characterization of his statements as merely “controversial” is offensive and dismisses their deeply racist nature.13/3/2010
Separation wall to isolate Bethlehem village from Beit JalaMa`an News Agency - "The Israeli authorities are working in a 300-donum area that includes over 2,000 olive trees, according to the Popular Committee, all owned by Palestinians in the predominantly Christian city that lies between Bethlehem and Jerusalem"8/3/2010
Conclusions of the First International Session of the Russell Tribunal on PalestineBarcelona 1-3 March 2010 - These are the conclusions of the Jury pertaining to the Barcelona Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine7/3/2010
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Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Observations on health issues in GazaDr. Derek Summerfield - Russell Tribunal - The Gaza Blockade and Operation ‘Cast Lead’ in Gaza. Some health-related material relevant to Fourth Geneva Convention violations etc.7/3/2010
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UN Official: Israel Nourishing Despair in Gaza"People are not starving in Gaza. There are plenty of goods available, some coming in through legitimate crossing points but mainly through the tunnels. While it relieves the pressure in a sense, it isn`t good at all, because all it really does is encourage a smuggler-gangster economy, which incidentally benefits Hamas financially. The smuggler-gangster economy is undermining some of the best legitimate forces in Gaza`s civil society"6/3/2010
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Palestinians excluded from bulk of occupied West Bank Mel Frykberg - The Electronic Intifada - However, the barrier, a combination of walls and fences, for the most part is not built on the internationally-recognized green line, the armistice line between Israel and the occupied West Bank, which should separate Israel from the occupied Palestinian territory but on Palestinian land, thereby separating villagers and farmers from their land and agricultural fields. 3/3/2010
Israeli Military Starts To Install A New Wall Section Near BethlehemGhassan Bannoura - IMEMC - "Ighneem`s house will be totally surrounded by the wall, she said that she will have to move out of the house and become homeless because her house will be total overshadowed by the wall." 3/3/2010
Thank you for using the Qalandiyah checkpoint By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel - Haaretz " Anyone who has crossed the Qalandiyah Checkpoint north of Jerusalem in recent days would have noticed what seemed to be a Palestinian traffic policeman. Wearing army boots, a blue uniform, a yellow vest and sporting a whistle in his mouth, he yelled at drivers and tried to unsnarl the endless traffic jams at the crossing. " 12/3/2010
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