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AMNESTY Denounces Verdict In Rachel Corrie’s CaseSaed Bannoura - IMEMC AMNESTY said that the full report of the Israeli investigation into the death of Rachel was never fully made public. U.S. officials also said that they do not believe the investigation was thorough and transparent." ca "31/8/2012
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Israel closes key Jerusalem checkpoint, limiting Palestinian residents` access Oz Rosenberg - Haaretz - Refugee camp residents will only be able to cross into Israel via central checkpoint now; plan contravenes 2008 High Court ruling construction must be undertaken to Shoafat crossing before Ras Khamis checkoint closed27/8/2012
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Israeli Court Approves Well Destruction In BethlehemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Al-Khader, stated that the Beit El military court, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, rejected an appeal filed by the well’s owner, Mahmoud Sbeih." - id 22/8/2012
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Photo essay: `Ramadan kareem` at Jerusalem checkpoints?Activestills - +972 - Due to a temporary relaxation in Israeli policy, many Palestinians traveled to Jerusalem through checkpoints during Ramadan this year. But now that Ramadan is over, it’s back to business as usual21/8/2012
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A Gaza Border Slams Shut, and With It, Chances for a Pilgrimage to MeccaFARES AKRAM--GAZA CITY — Every Ramadan for the past two decades, Mouin Mushtaha has made the pilgrimage to Mecca during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month. This year, as Ramadan ticked away, he sat gloomily at the office of his tourism agency here, watching the festivities on television. dn19/8/2012
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Gaza residents stranded abroad as Egypt denies visasMohamed Abd El Ghany - Reuters//Ma`an -- Gaza residents in Lebanon, Turkey, Libya and Kenya are known to be stranded and unable to return home because they were refused Egyptian visas. Gaza residents can only enter or leave via the Rafah crossing on Egypt`s border, due to Israel`s blockade of Gaza`s other borders and sea port.14/8/2012
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Property Demolished for Illegal Settlement ExpansionCraig Harrington - IMEMC "The Israeli military frequently confiscates land in the West Bank near the illegal separation barrier. On Thursday morning Israeli bulldozers began demolishing structures on privately owned land in Beit Jala, a community near Bethlehem, reports Ma’an News. Raji Zeidan, the Mayor of Beit Jala, stated months ago that Israeli forces had begun harassing residents of certain neighborhoods. Families living near valuable agricultural land or the illegal settlements are often targeted after Israelis demand room for expansion into the West Bank." ca 3/8/2012
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Israel releases latest plan for Wall around Bethlehem-area village of al WalajaThayer Hastings- Alternative News - In July of 2012 al Walaja community leaders received an updated plan of the wall’s construction from the Israeli government. The new map clearly demonstrates an intention to frustrate residents’ daily life and human dignity.Portions of the wall jut into the village, but provide no additional ‘security’ for Israel.The new plan also includes a wide gap in the wall, which the community hopes it can negotiate so that they can access the neighboring city of Beit Jalla unhindered.-rh 2/8/2012
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Gaza Power Outages ContinueKelly Joiner - IMEMC - The people in Gaza continue to suffer from blackouts of between 6-18 hours a day. Demand is about 360 megawatts (MW) a day, but the sole power plant is only able to produce approximately 80 MW. Israel and Egypt supply an additional 120 and 22 MW respectively which is still short of the amount necessary. 7/8/2012
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