|Documents & Data|
|Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in East Jerusalem||Al Jazeera--Two separate incidents aggravate 11 days of violence that saw 17 Palestians and four Israelis killed. dn||10/10/2015|
|Israel Detained 650 Palestinians since Start of October 2015, Says Detainees Committee ||WAFA--RAMALLAH, October 10, 2015 (WAFA) - The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee, in a press statement, said that Israel has detained around 650 Palestinians since the beginning of October 2015, including minors, women and the injured, some of whom are still languishing in Israeli hospitals. dn||10/10/2015|
|Clashes break out after 13-year-old`s funeral in Bethlehem, 10 injured||Ma`an News -
"Israeli forces shot and injured 10 Palestinians with rubber-coated
steel bullets on Tuesday as fierce clashes broke out in Bethlehem
following the funeral of a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead by
Israeli forces the day before...Hundreds took part in the funeral
procession of Abed al-Rahman Obeidallah, 13, who was shot in his
chest while returning home from school in Aida refugee camp on
Monday afternoon." ca for id||7/10/2015|
|Gaza, a year after - the human cost in photos ||The Guardian - Safa Fayez, 29, pulls herself up the staircase of her
home in Beit Hanoun. Nabil Siyam, 34, who lost his arm and sustained
other injuries stands with his son, Badruddin, five, at their home
in Rafa, Gaza (his wife and four other children were killed when an
Israeli bomb exploded outside their home). These are two of the
photos taken by Heidi Levine, documenting Palestinians living with
life-changing injuries in Gaza. [ak]||6/10/2015|
|PM orders new steps against terror||Attila Somfalvi, Elior Levy - Ynet - Violence continues Sunday across the West Bank, East Jerusalem; Palestinian teen killed in clashes as speculation increases of Third Intifada [ry]||5/10/2015|
|Palestinian killed and hundreds injured in West Bank||AlJazeera - Teenager shot dead as clashes with army and settlers continue after Palestinians barred from Jerusalem`s Old City [ry]||5/10/2015|
|Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns||Stephen Zunes--In April, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, approved a resolution by consensus recommending the college endowment divest from three U.S. companies (Motorola, Hewlett Packard and Caterpillar) which are directly supporting the Israeli occupation in violation of international law. The resolution (thus far ignored by the college`s board of trustees) follows decisions by a number of Quaker-affiliated organizations -- as well as the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Church of Christ, and other nonprofit groups -- to divest from these companies.
The response was swift.dn||4/10/2015|
|Today in Palestine for October 2, 2015||Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn||4/10/2015|
|Palestinian kills two Israelis in Old City [another stabbed this AM]||BBC--Two Israelis have been killed and another two injured in a knife attack by a Palestinian man in the Old City of Jerusalem, police say.
The victims are said to be from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family who were walking to the Western Wall. dn
|Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says||Maureen Clare Murphy--The Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has exacted a major cost on Israel’s exports to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
This victory is quietly acknowledged in a World Bank report released this week.dn
|Polls: Israelis despair of peace, Palestinians have other priorities||Dahlia Scheindlin -
"Eighty-one percent of Palestinians interviewed worry that they or their families will be harmed by Israel, have their land confiscated, or homes demolished. - Eighty-five percent believe that Israel’s long-term goal is to annex all the land conquered in 1967 and either expel Palestinians or deny them their rights." - id
|World Bank warns of `high risk` of Palestine-Israel conflict||Ma`an - In a report released Tuesday, the World Bank pointed to war, reduced donor aid, the suspension of revenue payments, and ongoing restrictions by Israel as having had "a severe impact on the Palestinian economy."
"The persistence of this situation could potentially lead to political and social unrest," the report said.
"In short, the status quo is not sustainable and downside risks of further conflict and social unrest are high," said the World Bank.
The percentage of the population living under the poverty line has reached 39 percent in Gaza and 16 percent in the West Bank.
It said the "Palestinians are getting poorer on average for the third year in a row. [bz]||29/9/2015|
|Palestinians increasingly support war with Israel as confidence in peace process fails - survey||Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - A Palestinian think-tank found that confidence in the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas was plummeting [ry]||28/9/2015|
|Today in Palestine for September 25, 2015 ||Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn||27/9/2015|
|AFP Incident||Elior Levy--WATCH: The video shows the soldiers pushing the photographers and smashing their cameras on the road. IDF: `Disciplinary measures will be taken.` dn||27/9/2015|
|Revealed – the UK Charity Facilitating Donations to Israeli Settlements ||Ben White--A UK charity is acting as a conduit for donations to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, it has been revealed, prompting calls for action from the Charity Commission. dn||27/9/2015|
|Senior Israeli archaeologist casts doubt on Jewish heritage of Jerusalem .||Middle East Monitor--
A senior archaeologist at Tel Aviv University has cast doubt on the alleged Jewish heritage of Jerusalem. Israel Finkelstein`s claims have been made in the face of official Israeli and biblical claims. dn
|Black labor: How a white elite uses black soldiers to enforce its will||Photos by Mati Milstein, text by Tom Mehager--A new photo project focuses on the soldiers of Israel’s Border Police, the main military unit used to enforce the occupation of the Palestinians. Shot in various locations across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, ‘Black Labor’ looks at the points of impact where Israel’s elite pits black Jews against Palestinians.dn||26/9/2015|
|Timeline: Al-Aqsa Mosque||Dalia Hatuqa, Mohsin Ali - AlJazeera - A review of the critical events that have marked the history of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem [ry]||21/9/2015|
|Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem ||Associated Press--Violence between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces spread beyond the walls of Jerusalem’s old city on Friday, with at least eight Palestinians shot in clashes in the West Bank and Israeli policemen injured by firebombs in a restive part of the city. dn||20/9/2015|
|Egypt `starts flooding Gaza tunnels`||BBC--Tunnels have been used for smuggling weapons between Gaza and Sinai, but have also been a lifeline for civilians dn||20/9/2015|
|Israel Police to Present New Open-fire Regulations Against Stone-throwers ||Barak Ravid--Prime Minister Netanyahu to convene meeting Sunday to discuss escalating Jerusalem violence; proposal makes distinction between demonstrations and `popular terrorism.` dn||20/9/2015|
|The Case of the Negev Bedouins—A chapter from Don`t Say We Didn`t Know||Amos Gvirtz--||20/9/2015|
|Today in Palestine for September 18, 2015||Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn||20/9/2015|
|California city commissioner fired for proposing Israel divestment||Charlotte Silver--An official in Berkeley has been terminated for proposing a resolution calling for divestment from international and Israeli companies that profit from the occupation of Palestinian territories.dn||19/9/2015|
|PA refuses to defend bid for UN recognition of posters archive||Charlotte Silver--A senior Palestinian Authority diplomat has refused to defend an initiative aimed at ensuring that the United Nations recognizes the historical significance of posters opposing the Israeli occupation. dn||13/9/2015|
|Today in Palestine for September 11, 2015||Today in Palestine--A compilattion of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn||13/9/2015|
|Ellsberg Seeks Justice for Vanunu||Consortiumnews--Former U.S. Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the secret Pentagon Papers history of the Vietnam War, says Israel should finally recognize that former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu did the right thing when he disclosed the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons program in 1986, which led Israeli agents to kidnap him from Italy and spirit him back to Israel.dn||13/9/2015|
|Gaza doctor Tarek Loubani creates 3D printed stethoscopes ||Kashmira Gander--A doctor in the Gaza Strip who was faced with the fallout of an eight-year blockade in the territory has taken matters into his own hands and created a low-cost stethoscope with a 3D printer.dn||13/9/2015|
|80% of Israelis disapprove of church-state relationship ||Kobi Nahshoni--Religion and State Index published annually in Ynet on eve of Jewish New Year shows that over 60% would completely separate religion and state, 65 percent prefers a government without haredi parties, and vast majority supports at least some public transportation on Shabbat dn ||12/9/2015|
|Palestine Shrinking, Israel Expanding||Visualizing Palestine - CounterPunch - Interactive Graphic [ry]||7/9/2015|
|Israel plans to demolish 17,000 Arab buildings in West Bank, UN says ||Kate Shuttleworth - The Guardian - UN finds only 33 of 2,020 Palestinian planning applications approved, with demolitions causing poverty and leaving families in ‘state of chronic uncertainty’ [ry]||7/9/2015|
|Today in Palestine for September 4, 2015||Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn||6/9/2015|
|Abbas Wants UN, EU to Urge Israel to Let Palestinians Fleeing Syria Into West Bank ||Jack Khoury--Palestinian envoy to UN instructed to coordinate measures to allow refugees from Syria into PA, officials in Palestinian president`s office say. dn||6/9/2015|
|Clash at the Checkpoint --watch||Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun--A Palestinian man was attacked by masked Israeli youth at the Beit Hadassah checkpoint in Hebron on Saturday, as an IDF soldier helplessly tried to separate the man from his attackers.dn ||6/9/2015|
|Palestinian Expects Flag Will Fly at U.N.||SOMINI SENGUPTA--UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that he expected to raise the Palestinian flag at the gates of United Nations headquarters in time for the annual meeting of world leaders here at the end of the month.dn||6/9/2015|
|Resolution on Palestinian right to education to be considered at American Historical Association meeting||USACBI--Historians Against the War have submitted a resolution for consideration at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta on January 7-10, 2016, focusing on Palestinian right to education and its denial at the hands of the Israeli state.dn||6/9/2015|
|Palestinians worse off than ever as settler numbers soar, says UN||Ali Abunimah - Electronic Intifada - UN figures show that Israel is reaping billions of dollars in benefits from the export of goods and electricity to a captive Palestinian market. Israel bans virtually all exports from Gaza.
It has repeatedly destroyed Gaza’s electricity generating capacity while preventing the construction of new plants in the West Bank, forcing Palestinians to pay exorbitant prices for Israeli-generated power.
Israeli colonists, by contrast, are doing particularly well.
Settlers now outnumber Palestinians in “Area C” of the occupied West Bank, the report notes. This area, so designated under the 1993 Oslo accords, makes up 61 percent of the West Bank and remains under full Israeli military control, with no role for the Palestinian Authority
|Occupied Palestinian Territory slides into recession, Gaza becoming uninhabitable||UNCTAD Report: Negative economic growth of minus 0.4 per cent in 2014 pushed the Occupied Palestinian Territory into recession for the first time since 2006. [bz]||3/9/2015|
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