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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Inhumane conditions in Israel entry checkpointsSuhair ‘Abdi - B`Tselem Newsletter - We encountered a harsh reality, whereby hardworking laborers are forced to forgo a night’s sleep and wait hours on end until the checkpoints open just so they can provide for their families and reach work on time. This situation is not the result of a force majeure but of decisions made by the Ministry of Defense.-rh 31/7/2013
Dozens protest negotiations in NablusMa`an News - "Protesters marched in the streets and chanted for the PA to pull out of the "futile" peace talks. The rallies were organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Palestinian People`s Party." ca 31/7/2013
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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian BorderJOE BURGESS, STEPHEN FARRELL, ALAN McLEAN, SERGIO PEÇANHA and ARCHIE TSE NYT "Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Below, explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state." With videos." ca31/7/2013
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Religion and politics during Ramadan in JerusalemRafeeq Khazen - +972 - Why travel from Nablus to Ramallah only to get stuck at the Qalandia checkpoint for a couple of hours, pass through, take another bus to Jerusalem and then do all of it again in one day? What’s the tradeoff for this humiliation?29/7/2013
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Road linking Hebron with nearby villages re-opened after 12 yrs - but...PNN - The Israeli military removed the concrete blocks which in the past 12 years completely prevented traffic on the al-Harayyeq Road which links Hebron city with several villages. However, Palestinians will only be allowed to use it between 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - a disappointment to some 200,000 people who are in need of this road at all hours of the day and the night.23/7/2013
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Gaza economy loses $230 million due to tunnel closuresMa`an - Due to tensions between the Hamas-led Palestinian government in Gaza and the army-backed Egyptian government which took power last month, Egyptian forces in Sinai intensified efforts to close down the network of smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, which until now served to ameliorate the effects of the Israeli siege. As a result the economy of the Gaza Strip lost an estimated $230 million in June, over 20,000 people have lost their jobs in the construction industry, and nearly 90 percent of projects funded by Qatar and Turkey have been suspended. 23/7/2013
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Palestinian workers’ everyday nightmare at Israeli checkpointsDaniel Tepper and Sam Gilbert. - EI - "These pictures were taken between 3:45am and 7am on 11 May 2013 and underline both the dehumanizing nature of the occupation and the resolve of the Palestinian people who face these hardships every day." - id 10/7/2013
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Fuel Crisis Threatens Gaza After Egypt Border Closure Asmaa al-Ghoul - Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse - In addition to the coming fuel crisis, thousands of people have been stranded by the border closure, unable to travel to and from Gaza. [Because of the Israeli siege] the Rafah crossing into Egypt is the only means of passage for more than 1.7 million Palestinians in and out of Gaza. bz9/7/2013
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