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More than 1,500 children killed by Israeli forces AIC - "Marking the occasion of Palestinian Children Day on April 5, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) stated Thursday in a press release that in 2013 there were 2.08 million Palestinian children under the age of 18, constituting 47.1 percent of the total population in Palestine. The Palestinian Minister of Social Affairs, Kamal al-Sharafi, added that since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in October 2000, Israeli forces have killed over 1,500 Palestinian children. Al-Sharifi also said that more than 10,000 children were arrested during this period" [ry]8/4/2014
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Asserting Israeli Control through National Parks in East JerusalemYonathan Mizrachi - Emek Shaveh - Parks as well as antiquity sites and archaeological excavations serve as tools in the struggle over public awareness – and as ways to seize Palestinian-owned land. Emek Shaveh will follow the report with a tour on the ground during Passover, on Sunday April 20 at 10 am. [ak]7/4/2014
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Statistics: Israel Controls More Than 85% of Land of Historical PalestinePNN - "Historical land area of Palestine reached, 27,000 km2, Israel uses more than 85% of the total area of the land, while the Palestinian comprise 48% of the total population and use less than 15% only of the land, a Palestinian therefore has less than a fifth of the area available to an Israeli" [ry]31/3/2014
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Humanitarian Bulletin: Monthly Report, February 2014Between 11 and 13 March, the Gaza Strip and southern Israel witnessed the most serious escalation in hostilities since the Pillar of Defense operation in November 2012. Tension has also been exacerbated by multiple demonstrations in the restricted areas along Gaza’s perimeter fence, triggering live shooting by Israeli forces.-rh27/3/2014
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75% of Palestinians: Chances for state in 5 years ‘nonexistent’ Khaled Abu Toameh - The Jerusalem Post - The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, showed that most Palestinians believe that PA President Mahmoud Abbas will accept the framework agreement [ry]25/3/2014
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Reply to University Presidents Who Condemned ASA Boycott William James Martin--In December, less than a month after the American Studies Association adopted a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions because of what the ASA described as Israel’s persistent violations of the human right of the Palestinian people, its severe restrictions on the academic freedom afforded to the Palestinian people, and, in general, its continued violations of international humanitarian law, more than 250 presidents of American universities issued statements condemning the ASA resolution with some threatening to dissociate their universities with ASA. dn23/3/2014
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‘Nobody knew where I was, nobody… I was simply disappeared’: . . .Ben Gurion nightmareAndrea Pesce--For 15 years I had the chance to visit Israel and Palestine, thanks to my former job (I used to be a travel agent) and also because I’m interested in the political situation over there. I travelled as a normal person, without any official role or mission.dn23/3/2014
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Abbas: We will not agree to anything short of a fully autonomous Palestinian stateElior Levy--The Palestinian leadership will not agree to anything less than a fully-autonomous state with East Jerusalem as its capital, will not cave into pressure and will not relinquish its national rights, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday.dn23/3/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn23/3/2014
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Israeli forces kill three in refugee camp raidGili Cohen , Amira Hass, Jack Khoury and Reuters--According to residents of the refugee camp, Abu al-Haija was shot in the legs when he jumped out of the window of the besieged house. The soldiers then approached him, fired at him at point blank range and killed him. Residents also said the two other young men killed – Mahmoud Abu Zina and Yazan Jabarin – were shot as they carried the body of their friend some distance from the place where he was killed. dn23/3/2014
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Israeli Violations Since the Resumption of NegotiationsPLO Negotiations Affairs Department`s March update providing numbers on raids, arrests, killings, injuries, military use of live ammunitions and air raids, house demolitions, settler violence and ongoing settlement building. bz22/3/2014
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UN investigator accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ Reuters--Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told a news conference that Israeli policies bore “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing”.dn22/3/2014
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The Palestinian Authority is on the brink of collapse, study saysAmira Hass - Haaretz "Only achieving statehood could save the West Bank from an impending wave of violence, crime, chaos, disease, says major Palestinian report. The ‘Day After’ Final Report: The Likelihood, Consequences and Policy Implications of a PA Collapse or Dissolution” is unprecedented in its scope and willingness to grapple with this issue. More than 200 Palestinian professionals participated in the discussions that led to the 250-page report."ca21/3/2014
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From the Diary of Rachel CorrieChris Carlson - IMEMC "n March 16th, an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer two-stories high crushed to death 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, an American nonviolent human rights protestor. According to numerous witnesses and photographic documentation, she was killed intentionally. ~Alison Weir Counterpunch, April 13, 2003." ca21/3/2014
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Today in Palestine Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events occurring in the OPT. dn16/3/2014
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Hamas in worst cash crisis since seizing GazaAssociated Press--Gaza’s Hamas rulers have been hit by the worst economic crisis since seizing the territory seven years ago and face growing discontent, even among core supporters, because there’s no sign of relief from a blockade enforced not only by Israel but also by a suddenly hostile Egypt. dn16/3/2014
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Israelis: Peace with Arab world more important than recognition as Jewish stateChemi Shalev--Polls conducted on behalf of a Washington-based peace institute also reveal support for relinquishing Arab East Jerusalem for demographic reasons, but opposing it as `Palestinian capital.` dn15/3/2014
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Advocating for Palestinian Rights in conformity with International Law: GuidelinesCivic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem - International law, when integrated with broader popular resistance, can challenge the apartheid system that Israel has imposed on the Palestinian people since 1948. Unfortunately, international law is not self-executing, and Palestinian officialdom has been lax in exploiting it. Thus it falls to civil society to ensure that principles of international law and human rights are realized in Palestine today.-rh13/3/2014
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Workers from the Territories - Oct.-Nov. 2013: Soldiers shoot and wound Palestinians trying to enter Israel without work permits B’Tselem - "An estimated 15,000 to 30,000 Palestinians routinely work in Israel without a permit. Theirs is a particularly insecure position. For one, entering Israel and remaining there without a permit places them in danger. Second, they are exposed to violence on the part of security forces and are vulnerable to arrest and incarceration. Finally, they are also at risk of other abuses by their employers, such as withholding payment and hazardous working conditions" [ry]11/3/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn9/3/2014
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Teenagers write to PM: We won`t join an army that commits war crimesYnet News--Dozens of teens sign letter to Netanyahu declaring their intention to refuse to enlist to the IDF for moral reasons. dn9/3/2014
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Six Injured as Israeli Forces Disperse Protests Across West Bank Maan News--Six Palestinians were injured and two Israeli peace activists were detained as protests against the Israeli occupation broke out in at least four villages across the West Bank on Friday. dn9/3/2014
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UN Report: 300,000 Palestinians Living in Area C Chris Carlson - IMEMC "Some 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C, the part of the West Bank under full Israeli control, according to new data published, on Tuesday, by a UN body. That figure is considerably higher than 150,000 to 180,000 Palestinians said to live in the area, according to a 2008 estimate by the Israeli NGO Bimkom - Planners for Planning Rights." ca7/3/2014
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Over 150 academics submit letter condemning Israeli intimidation and censorshipCeline Hagbard - IMEMC "A group of professors, researchers and other academics from around the world published an open letter this week condemning the Israeli government`s attempts to stifle debate and academic freedom at universities all over the planet." ca7/3/2014
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Gaza Access and Movement: 2013 SummaryGisha - Israel’s closure of Gaza reached the six year mark. Corresponding with the changes on the Egyptian border, more goods entered Gaza via Kerem Shalom Crossing and more exits were recorded at Erez Crossing, connecting Gaza to Israel and the West Bank. Nonetheless, sweeping and indiscriminate restrictions on travel and on movement of goods between Gaza and the West Bank and Israel remained nearly unchanged in 2013.-rh5/3/2014
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AREA C : Vulnerability ProfileUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs occupied Palestinian territory - Vulnerability Profile Project - The Vulnerability Profile Project (VPP), launched in 2013, is an inter-agency exercise designed to identify vulnerabilities in Area C1. This feature provides previously unavailable data on Area C of the West Bank, including the most comprehensive information on physical protection, access to land and livelihoods, water and sanitation, education and health.-rh 5/3/2014
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When shooting a 14-year-old boy in the neck is a minor infractionYesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz - +972 - Firing live ammunition at civilians is a crime, more so when minors are involved. Such an incident should not end with a disciplinary procedure but with a criminal investigation. That is not what happened [ry]3/3/2014
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Eyes Wide Open | Photo Blog - Severe problems with water supply in West Bank and Gaza, February 2014B’Tselem - "All West Bank residents must deal with constant water shortages due to the discriminatory allocation of water to the West Bank in comparison to Israel. Even those people in the West Bank who are hooked up to the water grid do not have the pleasure of running water year-round; most residents place large water-storage containers on their roofs. In addition, 113,000 people are not hooked up to the water grid at all, so they are forced to spend much money on the high-priced water carried by water trucks" [ry]3/3/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn2/3/2014
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Clearing the fog on Israeli drone use in GazaAmira Hass--In a conference room in the West Bank City of Ramallah, beneath a large portrait of the early 20th-century Polish-Jewish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, a discussion was held last week of the use by the United States and Israel of unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance and attack. The participants also talked about ways to counter this kind of “video game” warfare, as a Gazan researcher termed it. dn2/3/2014
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Palestinian killed in Israeli army raid on his home is buriedAgence France-Press in Birzeit --About 4,000 people attend funeral of Motazz Washaha, who Israel`s armed forces suspected of terror activity [suspected, not convicted! dn]1/3/2014
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