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Development plan for abandoned Palestinian village stirs up a troubled pastJoel Greenberg - The Wahington Post - Marketing Lifta as a housing development would “destroy our memory and our history,” Odeh said. “My strategic goal is to return to my home. But if this is impossible now, leave Lifta for history, to be a testimony to what happened, and a lesson for all of us.” 30/6/2011
Small Palestinian victories RAY HANANIA - J-Post - "But Bil’in villagers did not stand idly by, and took the issue to the High Court and international courts. They have become a symbol of the weapons of principle, civil rights and the rule of law." - id 29/6/2011
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`I am Just Wondering How You Are Doing`MATS SVENSSON - Counterpunch - "Encounter in Jerusalem" - id 29/6/2011
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Writer Alice Walker to sail on Gaza flotilla By Danna Harman - Haaretz "The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens against going ahead with plans to join the flotilla seeking to breach Israel`s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip later this month.One traveler planning to ignore that advice is celebrated poet and novelist Alice Walker, who intends to join with other European and American activists when they set sail from the ports of some 22 countries." ca 24/6/2011
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Residents of West Bank village demand return of land from nearby settlement By Chaim Levinson - Haaretz "Nili`s residents are secular and all of the land on which the settlement was built was defined as state land, and construction was recently undertaken to expand the community...among them is Yisrael Beiteinu MK Fania Kirshenbaum." ca24/6/2011
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Barbed wire first phase of wall relocation in Bil`inMa`an News - When the 709-kilometer barrier is complete, 85 percent of it will have been built inside the occupied West Bank, cutting at times as many as 22 kilometers into the occupied land. 23/6/2011
Collective Apathy About Collective PunishmentMeg Walsh - MIFTAH - Threat levels are determined by the color of your ID card and the language that you speak. I will not thank the soldiers when they return my passport. I will not grant legitimacy to their role by acting like they are doing me a favor. I will not be forced to equate human rights with privilege. 23/6/2011
Gisha appeals a judgment that violates Gazan Muslims` freedom of worship Nomi Heger - Gisha - Despite PM`s Netanyahu`s boast that "Jerusalem is open to beleivers of all religions", Gazan Muslims are completely denied access to their holy sites there. An appeal lodges by Gisha on behalf of sever Muslim women from Gaza was denied by Justice Eliyahu Bitan of the Beer Sheva District Court, who imposed a punitive sum of 25,000 Sheles in "court expenses" with the clear purpose of discouraging further such appeals. Gisha is now appealing to the Supreme Court to reverse this ruling. 21/6/2011
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Israeli court dismisses petition to re-open Hebron roadMa`an News Agency - "Judge Dorit Beinisch presided over the case, which was submitted in 2004, and ultimately deemed that the security situation in Hebron`s Old City mandated the closures, citing next to zero confrontations in the area between a 700-strong settler population and local residents." ca 17/6/2011
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