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Palestinians petitioning court to get back Jordan Valley landChaim Levinson--The High Court of Justice is to hear petitions Monday by Palestinians seeking the return of land they own near the Jordanian border and which was given to Jordan Valley settlers to cultivate. In 1969, two years after the occupation of the West Bank, the army declared the area between the Jordan-Israel border and the nearby security fence to be a closed military zone barred to Palestinians.dn 25/4/2015
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This lawmaker won`t let the Gaza War be pushed under the rugAmos Harel--Some 10 months after the fact, last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip has been largely erased from Israeli public consciousness. The confrontation with Hamas – in which more Israelis were killed than in any war since 2006, which completely disrupted life in much of the southern part of the country, and during which rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and the country’s international airport was paralyzed for a day – was barely present on the agenda of the election campaign that ended on March 17. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily shook off whatever criticism was aimed at him over the war’s indecisive results, and promised to “be strong” against Hamas next time, too. The general repression of the subject was aided by the Israel Defense Forces’ insistence that the war was a success, if not a victory, because the army ostensibly fulfilled all the missions it was assigned by the political echelon. Actually, there was more criticism of the war – which the state stubbornly continues to term an “operation” – while it was happening than afterward. dn 25/4/2015
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Israel Imposed over $30,000 Fines on Minor Prisoners since Start of 2015 WAFA - “Around 500 - 700 Palestinian children, some as young as 12, are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones. No Israeli children come into contact with the military court system,” said Defense for Children International (DCI).-rh 22/4/2015
Over $30,000 in Fines Imposed on Minor Detainees since 2015IMEMC News & Agencies - "Representative of Palestinian minor prisoners held in Israeli Ofer prison, Abd al-Fattah Dawla, reported Sunday that the Israeli military courts have imposed a total of NIS 120 thousand (just over $30,000) in fines on minor prisoners since the beginning of 2015" [ry]20/4/2015
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Today in Palestine for April 14, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn19/4/2015
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Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza`s childrenDefence for Children International Palestine--Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8 and August 26, claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including at least 1,492 civilians, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). DCIP independently verified the deaths of 547 Palestinian children among the killed in Gaza, 535 of them as a direct result of Israeli attacks. Nearly 68 percent of the children killed by Israeli forces were 12 years old or younger. dn19/4/2015
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700 Israelis whose homes don`t existGideon Levy and Alex Levac--The forebears of Dahamesh’s residents arrived there in 1951, after being removed by the state from their fields and homes on the coastal plain, and being offered alternative land. And indeed they built new homes on the land they received, which was earmarked for farming – and, horror of horrors, the village even expanded over time, as villages are wont to do. The state never recognized it. There is no village.dn 19/4/2015
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What’s next for Israel’s new Arab political party?Adam Taylor--Several dozen protesters join the head of Israel`s Arab parliamentary bloc in the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam at the beginning of a four-day march to Jerusalem. Around 260,000 Bedouin live in Israel, more than half of them in unrecognized villages without utilities. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) dn19/4/2015
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Israel to remember 23,320 fallen soldiers, 116 from past years (Photo: EPA) Yoav Zitun--Israel to remember 23,320 fallen soldiers, 116 from past years [Where else in the world have so many Jews been killed since WWII? This number does not include all the civilians killed from the time Israel became a state. And this is supposed to be a country safe for Jews! Safe? With 14 wars/military campaigns in just 67 years? dn]18/4/2015
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Video: Ice Cream at Hebron checkpointVIDEO - B`Tselem "The painstaking search took a long time, and in the meantime the ice cream melted. After a delay of about one hour, Maswdeh asked B`Tselem volunteer Raed Abu a-Rmeileh to come to the scene. A-Rmeileh filmed the search of the boxes and the ensuing argument between Maswdeh and the Border Police officer. Eventually, some two hours after the merchandise arrived, Maswdeh had no choice but to abandon the melted ice cream. He sent the shipment back to the factory, but suffered NIS 1,200 in losses." ca17/4/2015
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`Empty words`: Donors fail to deliver pledged Gaza aidMegan O`Toole - Aljazeera - The report from the Association of International Development Agencies, released on Monday, found that only 26.8 percent ($945m) of the money pledged by donors at the Cairo conference six months ago has been released, and reconstruction and recovery have barely started in the besieged coastal enclave.-rh15/4/2015
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Today in Palestine for April 7, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events in the oPt. dn11/4/2015
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Indiscriminate Attacks - How Amnesty International Criminalizes Palestinians for Their Inferior WeaponsNicola Perugini and Neve Gordon - CounterPunch - "It is not only that Israel killed 300 times as many Palestinian civilians, but that the proportion of civilian deaths among Palestinians was much greater: 70 per cent of those killed by Israel were civilians, compared to 8 per cent of those killed by Palestinians. These figures clearly indicate that there is no correlation between precision bombing and distinguishing combatants from civilians. Hi-tech weapons systems can kill indiscriminately too" [ry]7/4/2015
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200 Palestinian children in Israeli prisonsAIC - The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement that currently more than 200 Palestinian minors are in Israeli prisons. Most of the minors are in Ofer detention center, near Ramallah within the West Bank, as well as Megiddo and Sharon prisons within the green line. The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits to transfer prisoners from an occupied territory to the territory of the occupying power [ry]7/4/2015
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500% increase in Palestinians detained without trial in 2015Ma`an News Agency - "Israeli authorities have issued 319 administrative detention orders for Palestinians since the beginning of 2015, a rights group said Friday, six times as many as they did the previous year" [ry]7/4/2015
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Separation policy in Hebron (including video exposing the apartheid`s implementation)B`Tselem - Military renews segregation on main street; wide part – for Jews, narrow, rough side passage – for Palestinians [bz]6/4/2015
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Today in Palestine for April 3, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn5/4/2015
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Missouri museum censors Ferguson-Mexico solidarity event for including PalestiniansRania Khalek--The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis canceled a community event scheduled for Thursday after organizers refused to remove Palestinian panelists from the platform. dn5/4/2015
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US Rejects Netanyahu’s Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel as Jewish StateItamar Sharon and AP--US Rejects Netanyahu`s Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel Read The US State Department rejected over the weekend Israel’s demand that any final deal with Iran on its nuclear program include recognition of Israel’s right to exist, saying that was not the issue at hand. - dn5/4/2015
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Monitoring the treatment of children in Israeli Military DetensionMilitary Court Watch - According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 28 February 2015, there were 5,609 Palestinians (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza) held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities including 182 children. In the case of children this represents an increase of 12 per cent compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 8 per cent compared with 2014. According to the IPS, 51 per cent of Palestinian children and 90 per cent of adults continue to be detained in facilities inside Israel, in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.-rh2/4/2015
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March 2015 NewsletterWho Pofits Research Center - Israeli news sources report that Max Bögl and Signon Schweiz won a tender for the construction and maintenance of the track and electronic systems of the A1 rail – a new high-speed train built on Palestinian land.-rh 2/4/2015
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B`Tselem Newsletter March 31, 2015***Communities at risk of forced displacement ***Gaza Today: Last summer’s displaced persons still living in schools ***Masked soldiers enter Palestinian homes in Hebron in dead of night, order residents to wake their children, and photograph some of them. [bz for id] 1/4/2015
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn22/3/2015
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OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report March 3-9OCHA--Highlights: • Israeli naval forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman who was fishing west of Gaza city, in unclear circumstances. On another 30 occasions, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian boats sailing near the Israeli-imposed 6 nautical mile fishing limit, including one incident resultinMg in the injury to two fishermen and in damage to their boat, and another in the detention of six fishermen. 21/3/2015
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Why Are US Taxpayers Subsidizing Right-Wing Israeli Settlers?Josh Harkinson - Mother Jones - That`s what this human rights group is asking the IRS [ry]16/3/2015
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43 Palestinians injured, 120 arrested last weekAIC - Israeli forces injured 43 Palestinians and arrested 120 last week (3-9 March) throughout the West Bank [ry]16/3/2015
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Moving on from attacking Islam, Pamela Geller sponsors N.Y.C. bus ads against New Israel Fund donorsDebra Nussbaum Cohen--NEW YORK — Pamela Geller, the controversial New Yorker who has attacked Islam in public transit system ads in cities across the United States and been barred from entering the United Kingdom, is now turning her attention to the New Israel Fund and some of its most prominent donors. Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, are launching a month-long campaign of ads on the sides of New York City buses. Naming individual New Israel Fund donors on each ad, they say, for example, “Alisa Doctoroff Funds New Israel Fund’s (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. STOP THE JEWISH DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL.” At the bottom, under the logo of Geller’s organization and in slightly smaller letters, is the hashtag #Jewicidal. dn 15/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for February 13, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn15/3/2015
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Pamela Geller sponsors N.Y.C. bus ads against New Israel Fund donorsDebra Nussbaum Cohen--NEW YORK — Pamela Geller, the controversial New Yorker who has attacked Islam in public transit system ads in cities across the United States and been barred from entering the United Kingdom, is now turning her attention to the New Israel Fund and some of its most prominent donors. Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, are launching a month-long campaign of ads on the sides of New York City buses. Naming individual New Israel Fund donors on each ad, they say, for example, “Alisa Doctoroff Funds New Israel Fund’s (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. STOP THE JEWISH DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL.” At the bottom, under the logo of Geller’s organization and in slightly smaller letters, is the hashtag #Jewicidal. dn 15/3/2015
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Eid in New York: Symbolic victory for American MuslimsHisham Aidi--On Wednesday, March 4, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that starting this coming fall, New York City`s public schools will close in honour of two Muslim holidays - Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. "We made a pledge to families that we would change our school calendar to reflect ct the strength and diversity of our city," he said, referring to a campaign promise he made to Muslim New Yorkers in 2013. "Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honouring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school." dn 14/3/2015
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Gaza`s farmers on front lines of perpetual warDylan Collins--Farmers along border areas say their situation has worsened since the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza. dn8/3/2015
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Gaza fisherman shot dead by Israeli navy, say PalestiniansNews Agencies--A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian health services said. Tawfiq Abu Riala, 34, was killed and two other Gaza fishermen were arrested, said Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman. dn 8/3/2015
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Israelis stage large anti-Netanyahu protest in Tel AvivFNR/MKA/HMV--Israelis stage a massive rally to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies in Tel Aviv, March 7, 2015. © AFP Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in Tel Aviv to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies, calling on him to step down ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. dn 8/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for March 6, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn8/3/2015
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Today in Palestine for March 3, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn7/3/2015
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Palestinian Council Questions Security Arrangement With IsraelDeaa Hadid--RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian leadership body called Thursday night for curtailing longstanding security coordination with Israel, but left decisions on when or whether to take such a step to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee. The move, in the form of a resolution by the P.L.O.’s central council, was another escalation in a cycle of retaliation between Israel and the Palestinians over the past several months. . . . dn6/3/2015
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries of current events in the oPt. dn1/3/2015
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Amid political tensions, Israel reportedly lobbies US for military funds Ynet--Israeli officials said lobbying congress for over $300m for missile defense programs, as Obama, Netanyahu tensions reach record high ahead of PM`s controversial visit, Jewish Democrats find themselves in political bind. dn1/3/2015
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Iran`s Zarif criticizes Netanyahu`s `scaremongering`News Agencies--Iranian FM claims Netanyahu employing `falsificiation, propoganda` in attempt to prevent peace, says PM is using planned US speech to `cover up realities in our region`. dn1/3/2015
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Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rallyJonathan Lis and Haaretz--Former Mossad head Meir Dagan will be the keynote speaker at a rally demanding regime change which is planned for Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square on March 7. Sponsored by the Million Hands grassroots campaign and other social movements, the rally will take place under the banner "Israel wants change." dn 1/3/2015
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