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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Israel seizes activist flotilla headed to Gaza - towing it to Ashdod portYoav Zitun, Elior Levy - Ynet - Naval special forces take control of ship, which carried 20 activists including Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas, former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki and Dror Feiler. But according to the Minister of Defence "There is no siege on Gaza." [bz]30/6/2015
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What I learned crossing the Qalandia CheckpointLea Georgeson Caparros - Mondoweiss - My first sight of the wall had been on the other side of the checkpoint. The wall, a sickening sight from any angle anyway, was, on the Ramallah side, covered in scars. Beautifully colourful scars. The kind that tell stories. Stern faces, abstract illustrations and promising words. Some scars hold a more violent undertone, black smoky stains bleeding up from the ground to reach up towards watchtowers as if that was enough to tear them down. Together, they make up a stunning bright canvas to hide the hideous grey beneath it, so you will not forget the wall is there. So you will not ignore it. So you will not ignore the injustice it so clearly symbolises.-rh24/6/2015
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New bill would ban boycott advocates from entering Israel Patrick Strickland - The Electronic Intifada - If passed, the bill would ban supporters of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) from visiting present-day Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. It would also bar foreign nationals of Jewish ancestry who support boycotting Israel from obtaining Israeli citizenship17/6/2015
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Israel eases restrictions on Palestinians for RamadanAFP - Yahoo News - "Israel announced that Palestinians will be able to travel directly by bus from West Bank cities to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound." - id17/6/2015
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PHOTOS: For Palestinians, checkpoints can pop up at any timeAhmad al-Bazz - +972 - "Nearly 60 percent of the 96 Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank do not lead to Israel, but rather separate Palestinian cities and towns. Sometimes, checkpoints pop up in response to security incidents, other times there is no explanation at all." - id 3/6/2015
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