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Gaza: Two Years After IMEMC - "...“the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.”" - id 31/8/2016
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Gag order extended as police refuse to release CCTV footage of Qalandiya killing John Brown - +972 - "A Palestinian mother of two and her 16-year-old brother were shot and killed by Israeli security guards at Qalandiya checkpoint in April...The police refuse to release the CCTV footage – maybe they know something we don’t?" - id 31/8/2016
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Animals rescued from Gaza zoo Mohammed Asad - The Arab Daily News - "The ability to care for the animals at the zoo has been impaired by the stringent embargo imposed by Israel’s military which has shut out the Gaza Strip from receiving commodities and needed products from the outside world." - id 31/8/2016
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Inside extreme right-wing group`s training camp Elisha Ben-Kimon - Ynet - "Anti-assimilation group Lehava teaches Hilltop Youth aged 14-22 Krav Maga, spoken Arabic phrases to intimidate with, and how to keep silent during police and Shin Bet interrogations." - id 30/8/2016
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BREAKING: Shin Bet Arrests Jewish Terrorist Under Gag Order Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "An Israeli settler Facebook page notes that he’s been charged with a serious crime, which is a likely euphemism for terrorism." - id 30/8/2016
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Israeli museum transfer sets `dangerous precedent`Ylenia Gostoli - AlJazeera - A recent court ruling sanctioned the move of a rare archaeological library from East to West Jerusalem [ry] 29/8/2016
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Forget the Riviera: Women find summer fun at Gaza beach homes Huda Baroud - Al-Monitor "Given the high demand for rental properties in summer, Abu Shamala said that it was not easy to find one in the Nuseirat camp, in central Gaza, but she eventually succeeded. “A rental property costs 400-600 shekels [$106-160] per day, and what made me think of booking one is that my husband does not allow me to go to the beach given the presence of a lot of men there,” she said. “Also, I do not like it when the wet abaya sticks to my body and becomes somewhat revealing.” ca 27/8/2016
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Desperate journeys: Lending a helping shipAmnon Gutman - Al-Jazeera "More then 268,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year with over 3,100 dying or missing, according to the latest numbers from the UN refugee agency. The world currently faces its largest global displacement crisis since World War II. The European refugee crisis continues with rising numbers of people making the desperate journey to the European Union to seek asylum, both by sea and land. The central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy is considered the most dangerous route with more than 23,000 people dying since 2000." ca 26/8/2016
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After Palestinian takes gold in Rio for Jordan, Israelis claim his roots are ‘Israeli’ Allison Deger - Mondoweiss "Haaretz wrote, “The gold-medalist’s grandparents relocated from Abu Gosh decades ago to Jordan.” Abu Ghosh was born in Jordan, but his grandparents hailed from a Palestinian village that is their namesake, Abu Ghosh. The town’s local council was not immediately available to confirm the circumstances in which the medalist’s family left. But “relocated”? It is likely they were refugees among the 750,000 Palestinians who were expelled or fled during Israel’s 1948 war." ca 26/8/2016
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Abu Ghosh wins taekwondo goldRoi Yanovsky and Roi Kais - Ynet News "The sportsman,reportedly born in the Isreli Arab town of Abu Ghosh, represnted Jordan; he will be bringing back, not just Jordan`s first medal, but a gold one at that." ca19/8/2016
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Al-Aqsa University students pay the price of Gaza-Ramallah bickering Entsar Abu Jahal - Al-Monitor "On Aug. 9, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Ramallah announced its official withdrawal of accreditation from Al- Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip. The ministry issued a statement the following day appointing the current chairman of the board of trustees as chairman of the university.This decision to invalidate new degrees sparked the concern of high school students from Gaza who want to enroll in the university and reflected the deep division that prevails between the Gaza and Ramallah ministries of education." ca 19/8/2016
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Who’s sending death threats to Palestinian advocates in The Hague?Amjad Iraqi - +972 "In an interview with +972, the Hague representative of Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights group, talks about the slew of threats she and her organization have received for months, and why she believes the Israeli government is behind them." ca19/8/2016
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Israeli Arab Woman Attacked by Right-wing Soccer Fans Recognized as Terror Victim Nir Hasson - Haaretz "The move proves that `state agencies can, when they want to, treat all citizens equitably,` Nadwa Jabar`s lawyer says. " ca19/8/2016
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BREAKING: IDF Commando Unit Accused of War Crimes Has New Commander Whose Identity is CensoredRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Appointment of IDF commanders is a secret undertaking. The Israeli media may not report the names of promoted officers aside from the chief of staff. But I did report the last officer promoted to command Shayetet 13." - id17/8/2016
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Save the Refugees on the BermJASON CONE - NYT "Throughout the Syrian war, Jordan has displayed remarkable hospitality by taking in nearly 700,000 refugees, adding considerable strain on its health system and other social services.But leaving the refugees at the berm doesn’t just threaten to tarnish Jordan’s admirable image. Further imperiling their lives would violate international law governing the protection and treatment of civilians displaced by war." ca 12/8/2016
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Israeli journalists silent as their Palestinian colleagues are jailedNoam Rotem - +972 "Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal has been in custody without charges put in administrative detention for nearly four months. For the most part, his Israeli counterparts have remained decidedly silent." ca12/8/2016
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How Israel is trying to enforce gag orders beyond its borders Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "Israeli authorities are taking steps to block their own citizens from reading materials published online in other countries, including the United States." - id 10/8/2016
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The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel in the Yom Kippur WarUri Bar-Joseph - The Daily Beast - "Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of the late Egyptian leader Gamel Abdel Nasser and aide-de-camp of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, had secretly provided intelligence to the Mossad since 1970." - id 10/8/2016
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Palestinian Influence on Arab States to Accelerate the Boycott of Israel IAM - The Doha Institute hosted a three days academic conference on how to bolster the boycott of Israel. Some of the questions raised were "is the boycott movement merely a protest movement that responds instantaneously to Israeli aggressions? Or is it, instead, a complete strategy with both medium- and long-term aims? What role is there for Arab states, and émigré communities to play in the boycott movement? To what extent can Palestinians living both within the Occupied Territories or within the Green Line be expected to take part in the boycott movement?" [bz]9/8/2016
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Supreme Court rules against major state initiative to deter Gaza flotillasYonah Jeremy Bob - The Jerusalem Post - The ruling was noteworthy in light of ongoing pressure to drop the Gaza blockade, imposed in 2007, after Hamas took over from Fatah [ry] 8/8/2016
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Christian charity rejects Israeli claim funds went to HamasAli Abunimah - EI - In recent months the group says it has carried out extensive work in Gaza, including rehabilitating large tracts of agricultural land, building greenhouses, irrigation and water wells and providing equipment to hundreds of fishermen whose livelihoods have been severely disrupted by constant Israeli military harassment and attacks. The arrest of Halabi may be an ominous sign of a broader crackdown specifically targeting humanitarian workers in Gaza. [bz]6/8/2016
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Netanyahu`s paper uses Orlando massacre to demonize Israel`s Arab citizensEdo Konrad - +972 "On Monday morning, pro-Netanyahu daily Israel Hayom published a photo montage comparing Omar Mateen, the American citizen who murdered 50 people at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, and Neshat Melhem, who murdered three Israelis in a shooting spree in Tel Aviv on New Year’s day. Above the side-by-side mugshots of the two killers, the editors of the paper decided to print the words: “A chilling similarity.” ca5/8/2016
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The one newspaper in which Trump is still winningNoam Sheizaf - +972 "By all accounts, Donald Trump’s election campaign is careening toward disaster. But according to Israel’s most-read newspaper, everything seems to be going just fine...if you read the most popular newspaper in Israel, Israel Hayom, the story of Trump’s troubles simply does not exist. At all. On Wednesday the paper merely hinted that Trump had become embroiled in controversy following his attacks on a Muslim American family whose son died in Iraq, while on Thursday it briefly mentioned the fact that he had kicked out a baby from one of his rallies." ca5/8/2016
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Head of Christian Charity Arrested for Funneling Millions to HamasBy Marcy Oster - Forward "Mohammed El-Halabi, 32, director of the Gaza branch of the international humanitarian aid organization World Vision, was arrested at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip on June 15, in a joint Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police operation, the Shin Bet said in a statement released for publication on Thursday." ca 5/8/2016
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11th Anniversary of Shafa Amer Massacre CommemoratedIMEMC News - "Palestinians in the pre-1948 territories are commemorating the 11th anniversary of Shafa Amer massacre, committed by Israeli soldiers in 2005, Al Ray reports.11 years ago, an Israeli soldier opened fire against a Palestinian bus, leading to the death of four and the injury of 15 others.The popular committee of the city decided to organize, at 7 o’clock, a sit-in before the monument to the slain." ca 5/8/2016
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Israeli Racism Unmasks Netanyahu Goodwill Video Jonathan Cook - CounterPunch - "Pointedly, Ayman Odeh, head of the Palestinian-dominated Joint List party, noted that 100,000 Bedouin citizens could not watch the video because Israel denies their communities electricity, internet connections and all other services." - id 3/8/2016
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Ashrawi Meets with American Delegation from Ramallah Federation’s “Project Hope” IMEMC - "PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with a visiting delegation of young Palestinians from the United States participating in the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine’s Project Hope program, at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah." - id 3/8/2016
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New underground concrete barrier to encircle Gaza, stop terror tunnels Udi Etzion - Ynet - "The concrete barriers will extend several stories underground"..."the sophisticated barrier will also be able to detect tunnel digging close to it." id 3/8/2016
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Palestinian Oktoberfest in Taybeh Sept. 24, 25 Maria C. Khoury- The Arab Daily News - "The greatest blessing will be that this year’s Oktoberfest falls the same time as the Austrian Cultural week in Bethlehem thus the Duo Aliada from Austria will be part of the opening celebrations performing modern songs with saxophone and accordion." - id 3/8/2016
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As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even MoreGlenn Greenwald - The Intercept - "Usually, when someone hands you billions of dollars in aid, you’re not in much of a position to demand more. But the rules for Israel when it comes to U.S. policy, as is so often the case, are simply different. Even as Israel has aggressively expanded settlements of the West Bank (often in a way designed to most humiliate the U.S.) and slaughtered civilians in Gaza, U.S. aid simply increases more and more" [ry] 1/8/2016
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Israel: Bedouin `betrayed` by relocation planJillian Kestler-D`Amours - AlJazeera - Residents of Wadi al-Naam village oppose Israel`s plan to relocate them to a nearby township rife with poverty [ry] 1/8/2016
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Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour is home, but still not freeAnna Ty - AIC - Dareen Tatour faces years in Israeli prison for a poem and social media activity [ry]8/8/2016
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What’s really behind Israel’s attack on Christian charity World Vision?Ali Abunimah - EI - Tim Costello told Australia’s SBS public broadcaster that World Vision’s program in Gaza amounts to only around $2 to $3 million a year. “If every cent has been diverted, it doesn’t add up to $50 million,” he said. An Israeli general has said that Israel is relying on a “confession” extracted by an intelligence agency which is notorious for using torture. Dore Gold, the director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry, wrote a scaremongering letter to his counterparts around the world claiming in effect that humanitarian aid to Gaza amounts to support for terrorism.[bz] 6/8/2016
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