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So what happens next?Saleh Al-Naami - Al-Ahram Weekly "Although Palestinian flags are flying over shops, homes and cars in most towns in the West Bank, the Palestinian public does not seem very interested in the event that has ignited an unprecedented diplomatic battle between the Palestinian Authority (PA) on the one hand, and Israel and the US on the other. There is no consensus among Palestinians in the West Bank, as well as in the Gaza Strip, regarding Abbas`s plan." ca 30/9/2011
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Buttressing an independent PalestineEric Walberg - Al-Ahram Weekly "Palestine`s move to become an independent state has benefited from the growing BDS movement, as the world wakes up to the enormous and unjust suffering of the Palestinian people. A new Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) campaign was launched by the United Church of Canada, which will try to persuade six companies operating in Canada -- Caterpillar, Motorola, Ahava, Veolia, Elbit Systems and Chapters/Indigo -- to stop supporting the Israeli occupation." ca30/9/2011
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French far-right recruits join Israeli settlers in West BankNour Samaha - The Electronic Intifada - “They are publicly recruiting people with military experience, French citizens with military experience, to serve a foreign country with guns, what is this called?” he said. “We all know of people who were sent to Guantanamo, including French citizens, because of actions like these. What about the ones who aid the Israeli army?” 29/9/2011
Foreign fighters support Israel`s settlements Nour Samaha - AlJazeera - The Jewish Defence League has dispatched French "militants" for a "show of solidarity" in illegal West Bank settlements26/9/2011
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Rabbi Dov Lior: Collective punishment against riotersYair Altman - Ynet - Clashes break out following protest rally held in wake of Friday terror attack leaving father, son dead. Hilltop Youth leaders pledge to stop further stone hurling in area; Rabbi Dov Lior: No innocents in war26/9/2011
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PA: Settlers uproot 400 olive trees near NablusNABLUS (Ma`an) - Dozens of Israeli settlers on Sunday uprooted over 400 Palestinian-owned olive trees. The incident comes amid a surge in settler violence in the northern district, including village raids, attacks on Palestinians and their property and the vandalism of two mosques in recent weeks. 25/9/2011
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Israeli forces hand Bethlehem village confiscation ordersMa`an News Agency - According to the notices received by villagers, the area is close to the train line to Jerusalem and next to the East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo, in which Israeli authorities approved the building of 1,100 new homes on Tuesday, sparking international condemnation29/9/2011
Serry Slams Israel’s Decision To Build 1100 UnitsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...“settlement activities contradict with the Road Map Peace Plan, the International Law, and undermine the efforts that aim at resuming peace talks.." - id 28/9/2011
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PA Calls for “Vigilance and Caution,` Palestinians Await Week of Settler Provocations Brendan Work - Palestinian News Network - “The Israelis are trying to disrupt the festivities,” said Maher Ghoneim, the PA Minister of Wall and Settlement Affairs. “They are trying to escalate matters and shuffle the cards. We won’t fall into the trap.”20/9/2011
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Settlers threaten to march into PA territoryYair Altman - Ynet - West Bank settlers, radical rightists, prepare for `sovereignty marches` into PA land to protest against UN bid, saying they `won`t hesitate to use live ammunition.` Police, IDF gear for expected riots [after first arming the settlers-bz] 18/9/2011
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Kiryat Arba culture center courts controversyYair Altman - Ynet - Kiryat Arba`s answer to artist boycott: The local council near Hebron where a culture center is set to open next week is mulling a proposal whereby artists hoping to perform at the center will have to have fulfilled army service; declare their loyalty to the State of Israel; undergo an "audition" from a spiritual committee led by Rabbi Dov Lior.11/9/2011
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Settlers Vandalize An Israeli Military Base, As A "price Tag" ActGeorge Rishmawi - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli sources reported earlier Wednesday that unknown perpetrators infiltrated a base in the Binyamin region, managed to sneak their way into the mechanics workshop on site, where they slashed the tires and cut the cables of 13 military vehicles. 8/9/2011
Construction Per Person in the Settlements is Nearly Twice that in IsraelPeace Now - Peace Now research has revealed that whereas in Israel the pace of construction since the settlement freeze (in October 2010 – July 2011) was one housing unit for every 235 residents, in the settlements the pace of construction was a housing unit for every 123 residents, which is to say that there is nearly 2 times more construction in the settlements than in Israel.* 8/9/2011
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PA: Settlers torch Nablus mosqueMa`an News Agency - "An AFP correspondent said Hebrew graffiti on the outside walls included insults against the Prophet Mohammed, a Star of David, and `Migron` -- the name of a settlement outpost near Ramallah which was partially dismantled by Israeli police overnight. [...] Hardline settlers have adopted what they call a `price tag` policy under which they attack Palestinians and their property in response to Israeli government measures against settlements" 5/9/2011
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Settlers Attack Nablus, Demand Residents To LeaveSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Dozens of armed Israeli settlers invaded Jaloud village, south of Nablus, attacked residents and homes, and demanded the indigenous Palestinian villagers to leave. After clashes were reported, Israeli soldiers arrived and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades - at the Palestinians. 3/9/2011
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Michael Sfard: In his father’s nameMichael Sfard - Haaretz "Israel Harel does not deal with the simple fact that the land on which his son and his friends are living is private land, registered properly in the name of Palestinians, who have submitted to the High Court the deeds that prove their family’s ownership of the land. The petitioners’ documents are unequivocal, and the State of Israel is not denying their ownership." ca2/9/2011
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Fifty dunams for NIS 1 per year : That`s how much land a Civil Administration employee received in the West Bank. Amira Hass - Haaretz - Dror Etkes, an independent researcher of Israel`s land policy in the West Bank, told Haaretz that this one agreement, which was uncovered by chance because of the petition, reveals the systematic way in which Israel takes over Palestinian lands.1/9/2011
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Israelis could face trial in The Hague if Palestinian statehood recognized at UN, experts warnTomer Zarchin - Haaretz - Recognition of a Palestinian state could, in theory, lead to Israeli officials being dragged repeatedly before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for claims regarding its settlement policies in the West Bank, legal experts say. 8/9/2011
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