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Family rejects Israeli narrative of Palestinian killed at checkpoint as father is detainedMa`an - The Israeli army said at the time of Bahaa al-Hirbawi’s killing that he was attempting to carry out a knife attack on Israeli forces who were conducting out a “routine check" at the Jabaa military checkpoint. Relatives cited eyewitness accounts as saying that Israeli forces stopped Bahaa at the Jabaa checkpoint on his way back home from Ramallah and surrounded him. After that, “nobody knows what happened,” they said. "In response to the immediate threat, forces fired towards the attacker and a hit was confirmed," the IDF spokesperson told Ma’an, and acknowledged, after being asked for clarification, that the man was in fact killed. No Israelis were injured.[bz]21/6/2017
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2 Million Palestinians Denied Traveling and Movement due to Closure of Gaza Border CrossingPCHR - (...) it is the responsibility of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions 1949 to oblige the occupying authorities to abide by the rules of international humanitarian law and to open all border crossings of the Gaza Strip, including Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing, without any restrictions like age restrictions, because Erez is the only crossing that gives importance to the geographical unity between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, so it would allow the Gaza Strip residents to move freely between Palestinian cities and travel abroad. [bz]21/6/2017
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The PA’s wrongful actions towards Gaza residents does not mean Israel can shirk its responsibility for their fateAmit Gilutz - B`Tselem - The Gaza Strip is in the throes of a humanitarian disaster. It is a crisis with severe, sometimes even fatal, consequences for the two million or so people living there. Without a regular power supply, all aspects of life are harmed; even the water and sewage systems are paralyzed, and untreated sewage flows straight into the Mediterranean. This reality is part of an Israeli policy, of the blockade Israel has imposed on Gaza for the past ten years, consigning its residents to living in abject poverty under practically inhuman conditions unparalleled in the modern world. [ak]13/6/2017
Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishermen And Farmers In GazaIMEMC News & Agencies - "Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, [...] Palestinian fishing boats and farmers in the northern and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip" [ry]12/6/2017
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Jewish and Palestinian peace activists are building their own Standing Rock on the West Bank Daoud Kuttab - LA Times "Traditionally, Israeli peace groups have limited their activities to Israel proper, holding rallies in opposition to government policies in the comfort of Tel Aviv...A breakthrough occurred recently when a coalition of five Palestinian, Israeli and Jewish diaspora groups, inspired by the Standing Rock protests in the United States, created Sumud Freedom Camp in the West Bank village of Sarura, in South Hebron." ca9/6/2017
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