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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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One destroyed village and the ghosts of the pastNatasha Dudinski - +972 - "A few years ago, the concrete separation wall began to snake its way through the valley, cutting al-Walaja off from most of its lands, including water springs and ancient agricultural terraces. And then, someone in Israel’s corridors of power came up with a brilliant idea: to turn all this breath-taking beauty into a national park." - id 22/2/2017
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Israel imposes heightened security measures in Ramallah districtMa’an News Agency - "Israeli forces imposed maximum security procedures at main Israeli military checkpoints in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday morning, causing a major traffic jam, local sources said" [ry]20/2/2017
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Palestinian was on way to chemotherapy when shot by soldiersMaureen Clare Murphy - EI - "The family looked up one of his doctors online and called him last Friday. It was only then that Jallad’s family learned that he had died, they told Haaretz. They still have not been informed of the date and cause of his death" [ry]20/2/2017
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Total impunity to mess with livesAl Khalil Team - International Solidarity Movement - "This stretches from making Palestinians wait in the rain  and ignoring the bell they need to ring to come through, to asking people to go back again and again through the metal detector for no reason, put babies on the ground in freezing temperatures, or denying them passage completely even after finding their resident’s number on the list." - id 15/2/2017
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Learning in the line of fireSarah Algherbawi - Electronic Intifada "Muhanna al-Masri, a school counselor, has written and distributed an educational guide to help raise awareness among students and their families and help them cope with the fear and stress many suffer.“The continuous bombings and shootings from Israel cause a lot of fear and stress among students,” said al-Masri. To address this, he has designed programs to help students cope in various ways, ranging from simple trips to the seaside to psychological support sessions.Al-Masri was convinced that over time the school could help Wala relieve her symptoms. Of course, he added, there is only so much they can do: The fear is ultimately a rational one and related to the “constancy, frequency and severity of the Israeli violence” at the boundary." ca 11/2/2017
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Gaza`s starman aims to fight occupation with scienceYlenia Gostoli - Aljazeera - Palestinian astrophysicist Suleiman Baraka wants to put Palestine on the map for research in the field [ry]13/2/2017
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Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion, Navy Attacks Fishermen, In GazaIMEMC News - "Several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters" [ry]6/2/2017
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Gaza`s cancer patients: `We are dying slowly`Mersiha Gadzo - Aljazeera - The Gaza Strip does not have adequate resources for medical treatment, but Israel prevents patients from leaving [ry]6/2/2017
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The checkpoint regime: Israel and the fragmentation of Palestinian societyal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "...the checkpoint-regime is solely implemented for this kind of humiliation and fragmentation: aiming to create a coercive environment that will facilitate forcible displacement of the Palestinian population. The checkpoints  facilitate the expansion of existing illegal settlements. It allows Israel to eventually grab enough land to connect a consistent stretch of illegal settlements that are free of the indigenous population, the Palestinians." - id 1/2/2017
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