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Mapping the dead in latest Israeli-Palestinian violenceBasma Atassi - Al Jazeera - Since the beginning of October, 91 Palestinians have been killed in shootings and clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel, while 15 Israelis have been killed in knife and gun attacks. [The numbers have risen in the days since this was published-bz]24/11/2015
3 Palestinians & 1 Israeli Killed Sunday; 94 Palestinians Killed since 10/1 (List)IMEMC News - "Three Palestinians, including a 16-year old girl, were shot and killed by Israelis on Sunday. All three were accused of `having a knife`, but in two of the three killings, eyewitnesses contradicted the Israeli military`s account that the person killed `had a knife`" [ry]23/11/2015
Today in Palestine for November 20, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn22/11/2015
87 Palestinians Shot by Israeli forces in West Bank, Gaza Clashes [in one day]Ma`an--At least 87 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, medics told Ma’an. dn22/11/2015
Report: Israel has 115 nuclear warheads, 660kg of plutoniumYnet--Institute For Science and International Security report claims Israel has `wide range of delivery vehicles for its nuclear weapons,` including nuclear-capable cruise missiles. dn22/11/2015
American Anthropological Association overwhelmingly endorses BDS .MEM--The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has approved a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, at the body’s annual meeting in Denver on Friday night. dn22/11/2015
Arresting NetanyahuToby Cadman--Spanish arrest warrant or not, here`s why it will never happen. dn21/11/2015
Number of Palestinian minors in Israeli prisons doublesNoam Rotem--So many Palestinian minors have been arrested in the past two months that Israeli authorities had to open a new facility to hold them. (
Factsheet: Force-feeding under International Law and Medical StandardsAddameer - According to the records of Addameer’s Research and Documentation Unit, Palestinian detainees and prisoners have resorted to mass and individual hunger strikes to protest the policies applied against them in Israeli prisons since as early as 1968 in order to improve the living conditions inside prisons and detention centers. At the time of earlier hunger strikes, Israel practiced force-feeding of hunger-strikers in order to coerce detainees to end to their hunger strikes without any legislation to regulate this measure. Several Palestinian prisoners have died as a result of being subjected to force-feeding.-rh18/11/2015
Health Ministry: `89 Palestinians Killed, 10.000 Injured Since October 1`IMEMC - In a press release, the Health Ministry stated that the soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday, Mohammad Monir Hasan Saleh, 24 years of age, from `Aroura village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and injured at least two others. It said that the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since October 1, has arrived to 89, including 18 in the Gaza Strip and one in the Negev, and that among the slain Palestinians are eighteen women and four children (including a mother and her baby in Gaza.)-rh 18/11/2015
Why can`t Palestinians harvest olives in peace?Yossi Gurvitz, Yesh Din - +972 - Data shows that the police simply cannot prevent Israeli felons from ruining the yearly Palestinian olive harvest [ry] 16/11/2015
Today in Palestine for November 13, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn15/11/2015
Meet the Palestinian cartoonist Israelis accuse of incitementWilliam Booth--15/11/2015
Israeli survey reveals widening rift between Jews and Arabs Itamar Eichner - Ynet News "The Israeli Democracy Index 2015 shows that 42% of Jews believe that Israeli Arabs support the state`s elimination; 37.5% of Jews believe the government should encourage Arab emigration from Israel. " ca13/11/2015
Health Ministry: "83 Palestinians Killed Since October 1”IMEMC News - "Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Jawad Awwad, has reported that the Thursday Israeli assassination of Abdullah Azzam Shalalda, in the Hebron Governmental Hospital, brings the number of Palestinian killed by Israeli fire since October 1, to 83." ca 13/11/2015
Majority of Jewish Israelis support extrajudicial killing of subdued Palestinian suspects, new poll findsAdam Withnall - Independent - Of those identifying as Jewish, 53 per cent agreed with the statement: “Any Palestinian who has perpetrated a terror attack against Jews should be killed on the spot, even if he has been apprehended and no longer poses a threat.”-rh11/11/2015
73-year-old’s death highlights Israeli extrajudicial killingsKate Shuttleworth - The National - "Tharwat Al Sharawi was shot dead in the driver’s seat of her car on Friday after pulling into a petrol station in Halhul, near Hebron, by Israeli security forces who said she attempted to run them over" [ry]9/11/2015
Water crisis deepens in the Gaza StripCreede Newton - AlJazeera - The illegal Israeli-Egyptian siege on Gaza continues to take its toll as the quantity of drinking water dwindles [ry]9/11/2015
Today in Palestine for November 6, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn8/11/2015
Palestinian journalists say Israeli forces are targeting themOren Ziv / Palestinian photojournalists working in the West Bank and East Jerusalem . . . being the on the receiving end of police and military violence is nothing new. It is commonplace, and it is most often completely ignored by Israeli journalists and politicians alike. dn8/11/2015
Poll: 64% of Palestinians Support Abolishment of Oslo AccordsPalestine Chronicle--The majority of Palestinians support the abolition of the Oslo Accords and its economic protocol, a new poll revealed yesterday. - According to the poll, conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD), as many as 64 per cent of Palestinians support the abolishment of the Oslo Accords and its economic protocols compared to 28 per cent who want it to remain in place . . . dn8/11/2015
Israel has withheld NIS 1.5 billion in Palestinian workers` pension funds.Alternative News - "Kav LaOved, an organisation protecting disempowered workers’ rights in Israel, filed an appeal against the Israeli government, the Population, Borders and Immigration Authority, and the Ministry of Finance for mismanaging Palestinian workers’ pension funds. The organisation determined that Israel has withheld NIS 1.5 billion in Palestinian workers’ pension funds.The Israeli government deducts a set amount from workers’ paychecks for pension plans. Then, when a worker encounters an insurance-qualifying life event, such as disability, old age, or the death of a partner, they can claim pension insurance.However, Palestinians working in Israel seldom have access to their pension insurance, even though the state deducts money from their paychecks in an identical fashion." ca 6/11/2015
73 Palestinians, Including 12 Children, 2 Infants And A Pregnant Woman, Killed Since Oct. 1IMEMC News - "A Palestinian teen was killed Sunday Nov. 1, and another on Saturday Oct. 31. Three Palestinians were killed Friday, including a baby who suffocated to death from tear gas in Bethlehem a day after Israeli forces tore through a Bethlehem neighborhood shouting `We will gas you all to death`" [ry]2/11/2015
Today in Palestine for October 30, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events in the oPt. dn1/11/2015
Israel legalises hundreds of settler homes in West BankAl Jazeera--Israel has retroactively legalised about 800 homes in four settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian occupied territory, the interior ministry said. dn31/10/2015
1083 Palestinians detained by Israeli police and Army since October 1IMEMC - Since the beginning of this month, the number of detained Palestinians has arrived at 1083; 44 of them last night alone. 643 of them are from East Jerusalem. 55% of them are minors, between the ages of 12 and 17, of whom approximately 200 are from Jerusalem. The number of female detainees is 36, including a few who were wounded prior to their arrest, and are now in Israeli hospitals. Also, several wounded Palestinians died due to the lack of adequate and urgently needed medical attention. [Note: The Palestinian Detainees` Committee used the term "kidnapped" rather than "detained". In the more rare cases when an Israeli is captured by Palestinians, it is the Israeli authorities who use the term "kidnapped"-ak] 27/10/2015
Another Misunderstood Palestinian Uprising Mohamed El Mokhtar--When the Palestinians demand a withdrawal from the 1967 borders, the Israeli response is No because those borders are purportedly “indefensible”. When they ask for a bi-national state, the response is, also, negative because that would be the end of Israel as a “Jewish state”. When they insist that occupied East Jerusalem be the capital of their future state, they are reminded that the status of Al-Quds is non-negotiable for Jerusalem is the “undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people”. And the Right of Return is not even up for grabs.dn24/10/2015
Scores of Palestinians injured in Gaza and West BankPatrick Strickland, Ezz Zanoun--Israeli forces or settlers have killed at least 52 Palestinians, including unarmed demonstrators, bystanders and suspected attackers since the start of October [Ezz Zanoun/Al Jazeera] dn24/10/2015
Soldiers Kidnap 17 Palestinians In The West BankIMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes, and also shot and injured one Palestinian in Nablus" [ry]19/10/2015
Today in Palestine for October 16, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn18/10/2015
Video footage raises questions over Hebron `attack`Ma`an - A Palestinian activist group on Saturday released video footage it said may show Israeli soldiers planting a knife next to the body of an 18-year-old Palestinian shot dead by a settler in Hebron earlier in the day. However, the footage -- released by Youth Against Settlements -- is not conclusive, and only appears to show an Israeli soldier handing an unidentified object to another soldier, who then bends forward, possibly throwing the object next to the Palestinian`s body. Israeli authorities agreed to investigate the shooting following a request from the Palestinian liaison department.[bz]17/10/2015
Health Ministry: 34 Palestinians Killed by Israel since Start of October WAFA--[by now, 2 days later, at least 4 more have been killed] RAMALLAH, October 15, 2015 (WAFA) – Thirty four Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army and security forces since the beginning of October 2015, according to figures released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The ministry said over 1,400 Palestinians were injured by live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets used by the Israeli forces during clashes across the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. dn 17/10/2015
Newsletter - September 2015Military Court Watch - According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 31 August 2015, there were 5,373 Palestinians (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza) held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities including 156 children. In the case of children there was a 2 per cent increase in the number compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 12 per cent compared with 2014. According to the IPS, 47 per cent of Palestinian children and 86 per cent of adults continue to be detained in facilities inside Israel, in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. A further 1,951 Palestinians were held in IPS detention as "criminal prisoners" including 27 children. Criminal offences include entering Israel without a permit, most frequently in pursuit of work.-rh14/10/2015
“We are the masters,” says Israeli mayor, as 3 more Palestinians are killedCharlotte Silver - EI - "On Monday, Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinian youths, bringing the total number of Palestinians killed since heightened violence erupted on 1 October across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and inside present-day Israel to 27. More than 1,300 Palestinians have been injured by live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets, according to the Palestinian Authority health ministry. In the same period, four Israelis have been killed and 67 injured" [ry]13/10/2015
On film - Palestinian confronts police, shot to deathShehab Press Agency - The footage from a security camera shows the whole of the confrontation between a lone knife-wielding Palestinian and numerous Israeli police, ending with his being shot to death. [ak]12/10/2015
The sum of our financial fears: What if the PA collapses? Danny Rubinstein - Ynet - If the Palestinian rule does fall apart, the political, security and economic burden on Israel`s shoulders will be unbearable (...) Without Israel, the West Bank will soon turn into a second Gaza, with an African-style distress and one of the world`s highest unemployment rates. [bz]12/10/2015
Left-wing Israeli protesters participate in a demonstrationReuters--11/10/2015
10 Palestinians killed in last 24 hours as deadly attacks continueNatasha Roth--A total of seven Palestinians have now been killed as a result of IDF fire at protests along the Gaza Strip’s border fence, which took place Friday afternoon. The confrontations killed six and wounded over 130 at the scene, several of whom were in serious condition. One of those, 22-year-old Jihad Salim al-Ubeid, succumbed to his wounds overnight.dn11/10/2015
Today in Palestine for October 10, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn11/10/2015
Video: Palestinian killed in Jerusalem was not a threatAllison Deger--Fadi Aloon, 19, had his back to police and was walking away when he was gunned down before dawn last Sunday, a new video published today by Local Call (+972 Magazine’s Hebrew sister-news blog) revealed. dn11/10/2015
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. dn10/10/2015
Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in East JerusalemAl Jazeera--Two separate incidents aggravate 11 days of violence that saw 17 Palestians and four Israelis killed. dn10/10/2015
Clashes break out after 13-year-old`s funeral in Bethlehem, 10 injuredMa`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 id7/10/2015
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 terrorAttila 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 BankAlJazeera - Teenager shot dead as clashes with army and settlers continue after Palestinians barred from Jerusalem`s Old City [ry]5/10/2015
Today in Palestine for October 2, 2015Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn4/10/2015
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 4/10/2015
Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment CampaignsStephen 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.dn4/10/2015
Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank saysMaureen 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 3/10/2015
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