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Tribute to Gaza fishermenLeen Abu Said - "We are not numbers" - On Sept. 8, 2016, Israeli naval forces opened fire on five Gaza fishermen, then detained them and seized their boats. This week, one of those boats, owned by Abd al-Muti Al-Habil, served as an open-air gallery for a tribute to the fishermen of Gaza. To of these fishermen have been killed, twenty- three arrested and six boats destroyed. Photographer Khalid Hashem, documenting the fishermen`s lives, displayed 18 dramatic photographs in an exhibit called “Hook,” dedicated to the some 3,000 Gazan fishermen who continue to take to the sea every day (compared to the 10,000 who used to earn their living this way in 2000). [ak]29/8/2017
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In Walajeh, Palestinian residents mobilize against Israeli demolitionsActivestills - "Villagers temporarily stopped one round of demolitions earlier this month by blocking bulldozers from entering the village, but local activists expect the demolitions will eventually take place." ca25/8/2017
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The battle for al-Aqsa `has just started`Linah Alsaafin & Budour Hassan - Al-Jazeera - ""Through popular mobilisation, we managed to defeat Israel`s plan to expand control over Al-Aqsa," said al-Jallad, who is still banned from entering Al-Aqsa despite the lack of an official order against her. "But we also know that the battle has just started. Israeli authorities` attempts to Judaise the city will not stop, and we have to take advantage of our victory to escalate the resistance."" - id Al-Jazeera - "23/8/2017
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"Look into the mirror / Look into my eyes" - Poetry to heal a split society Hadassah Haskale - Interfaith Encounter Association/Jerusalem International YMCA - "Look into the mirror / Look into my eyes", a tri-lingual presentation and workshop event, a public reading of poems in English, Arabic and Hebrew. This is a project designed to create empathy between people embroiled in a long-standing unresolved conflict over possession of land variously called “Palestine”,“Judea and Shomron” and “The Occupied Territories”.[ak] 22/8/2017
Poetry to heal a split society 22/8/2017
`Denial of treatment to Gaza cancer patients makes Israel unfit to host the International Biochemistry Congress`AURDIP (Assoc. des Universitaires Pour le Respect du Droit International) - In September, the Israeli Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is due to host in Jerusalem the 42nd Congress of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). 89 acadmics, some of them Israeli, have signed a call for a boycott of that conference. Among other things, the signatories note that "The biochemistry of cancer is one of the themes of the FEBS Congress. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is as low as 30% in Gaza, which Israel has besieged for the past ten years, as compared to 86% in Israel. In 2016, only 44% of Gaza patients who requested access to Israeli hospitals were admitted; more than half of those refused entry were cancer patients." [ak] 22/8/2017
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Portuguese Photographers Pledge BDS on Israeli GovernmentIMEMC News & Agencies - “Photographers can no longer be silent about the treatment of their Palestinian colleagues living under an indefensible occupation that has lasted for over half a century. Palestinians have called for solidarity through boycotts and this pledge is our practical contribution to their struggle” [ry]21/8/2017
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Supporting FayzehISM - "In the last ten years Issa has organised retreats and healing camps for children, adults and teenage female ex-prisoners. When Fayzeh gave birth to Ward, their first son, Issa was already paraplegic." - id16/8/2017
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Tell musicians: Boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival 15/8/2017
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Support the imprisoned CO`s! 15/8/2017
Bands pull out of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival over Israeli sponsorshipAli Abunimah/Mohammad Abu Hajar - Electronic Intifada - Mohammad Abu Haja - an artist who had been jailed for his activism by the government of Syria and who got political asylum in Germany in 2014 - had spent a lot of time and energy in preparing a performance for Berlin’s Pop-Kultur music festival. But when he learned that the Israeli Embassy is among the festival`s sponsors, he had no hestation in withdrawing. "There can be no participation in a festival that accepts partnership with an embassy representing a state and a government which openly declared on many different occasions anti- Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Black attitudes.” The Egyptian band Islam Chipsy also withdrew from the festival, as did the Syrian DJ and producer Samer Saem Eldahr, who goes by the name Hello Psychaleppo. [ak]15/8/2017
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`The Return Will Begin from the Youth` (Video)Israel Social TV - A group of young Palestinians from Umm al-Fahm, descendants of families displaced in 48 of their villages, discussing identity, national oppression and the Nakba. They are part of the "Odna" (return) project. [bz]15/8/2017
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Former Israeli attorney-general: eviction of Sheikh Jarrah family will be unjustMaan - Israel’s former Attorney-General, Michael Ben Yair, denounced the double standard built into Israeli law, whereby Jews can reclaim property lost to them in 1948 while Palestinians are denied this option. He spoke to a crowd of Palestinians and Israeli activists who had gathered in solidarity in front of the home of the Shamasna family in East Jerusalem`s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. “My own family and the family of my cousin lived in Sheikh Jarrah and were forced to leave the neighborhood in January 1948. They got properties of Palestinians refugees on Jaffa Road and in the Katamon neighborhood in west Jerusalem. Ben Yair said also, if Israel conducts land registration in Sheikh Jarrah, “he would demand that the ownership of the building that his family had would go to the Palestinians who live in it today.” [ak] 15/8/2017
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Conscientious objector: `I refuse to be a tool of the gov`t`Orly Noy - +972 - "It’s absurd that people, even adults, who have lived their whole lives here aren’t aware that there are millions of people living under our control without any citizenship." [bz]8/8/2017
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Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal MomentRamzy Baroud - CounterPunch - “This grassroot movement was made of thousands of women, men and children. They included Zeina Amro, who cooked daily for those who held steadfast outside the compound, was shot by a rubber bullet in the head, yet returned to urge the men to stand their ground the following day. It also includes the child Yousef Sakafi, whose chores included splashing water over people as they sat endless hours under the unforgiving sun, refusing to move. It also includes many Palestinian Christians who came to pray with their Muslim brethren” [ry]7/8/2017
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Sheikh Jarah - stop the expulsion! 4/8/2017
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Children Arrive for ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ Football Tour IMEMC - "“As the trip was such an uplifting, joyous experience, we are doing it all again this year,” Gaza Action Ireland (GAI) coordinator Zoë Lawlor said. The Gaza Kids to Ireland project is a way to show solidarity with the people of Gaza and to raise awareness in Ireland about the siege of Gaza and the broader situation in Palestine." - id2/8/2017
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Rani Bornat and courageous peaceful resistance - 50% of what is needed for new wheelchair donated so far 14/8/2017
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