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‘Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank’AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - The report shows how Israeli forces have repeatedly violated their obligations under international human rights law by using excessive force to stifle dissent and freedom of expression, resulting in a pattern of unlawful killings and injuries to civilians, including children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The report also shows how Israeli forces have been permitted to do so with virtual impunity.-rh 27/2/2014
Undeniable discrimination in the amount of water allocated to Israelis and PalestiniansB`Tselem - Press release - Yes, there is discrimination in water allocation and Israeli citizens receive much more water than Palestinian residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The Government of Israel is largely responsible for this discrimination due its water policy: First, minimal amounts of water are supplied to Palestinians and water from shared resources is unequally divided; Second, existing infrastructure with high levels of water loss is not upgraded, no infrastructure is developed for communities that are not connected to the water grid and water infrastructure projects in areas located inside the Palestinian Authority are not approved.-rh27/2/2014
A report on Palestinian women political PrisonersWOFPP - AIC - "There are currently 17 women political prisoners in Hasharon Prison, of whom 10 are detainees pending trial, while seven others have already been sentenced. In addition, three detainees are under house arrest" [ry]24/2/2014
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Today in Palestine Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn23/2/2014
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Israel secretly flying asylum seekers to UgandaIlan Lior--$3,500 inducement, pressure to leave, harsh conditions are spurring detainees to go, says one. dn23/2/2014
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Abbas in Paris: US Peace Efforts Serious, but lackingJack Kouhry--Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas expressed his disappointment with the deadlock in U.S.-mediated peace negotiations with Israel, saying on Friday evening that American diplomacy has thus far failed to present a framework agreement that could lead to a deal. dn23/2/2014
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Vassar Jewish Union is an Open HillelVassar Jewish Union--The Vassar Jewish Union is a Hillel-affiliated student organization that provides a pluralistic space for Jewish life at Vassar. The mission statement of the Vassar Jewish Union calls on us to commit to strengthening our pluralistic Jewish community. We recognize that identification with Israel is not necessarily an integral part of every individual’s Jewish identity. We commit to providing a spiritual and cultural home for Jewish expression in any form.dn23/2/2014
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Boycott Israel Backer Judith Butler Pulls Out of Jewish Museum AppearanceMichael Kaplan--The Jewish Museum in New York has scrapped a talk that included a planned appearance by Israel critic Judith Butler after Butler pulled out of the event amid pressure from supporters of the Jewish state.dn22/2/2014
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Report: Several Detainees Face Life-threatening Conditions Due To Lack Of Medical CareSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "A report published by the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees in Ramallah, on February 8, revealed that several ailing detainees currently imprisoned by Israel, including cancer patients, are suffering serious deterioration in their health conditions, due to the lack of adequate and specialized treatment and care" [ry]10/2/2014
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How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dryClemens Messerschmid and Muna Dajani - EI - "World media recently lauded a new project, backed by the World Bank, that will allegedly `save` the Dead Sea and prove that peace is possible through cooperation to manage natural resources. But the scheme only threatens to make an already disastrous situation worse, as well as robbing Palestinians of their right to water" [ry]10/2/2014
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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 21-27 January 2014OCHA - 53 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in clashes across the West Bank * Over 180 Palestinians were displaced or otherwise affected as a result of demolitions in Area C and East Jerusalem by Israeli authorities * Two Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, including one in the access restricted area along the fence with Israel, and another during an airstrike targeting a member of an armed group [ry]10/2/2014
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The Truth About Cease-fire Violations Between Israel and GazaJohn Glaser - AntiWar - "In an ongoing study of violence between Israel and Gaza, The Jerusalem Fund, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., has catalogued cease-fire violations on either side. The principal finding is as follows: `Palestinian launches have been rare and sporadic and occurred almost always after successive instances of Israeli cease-fire violations.` Despite this, in the diplomacy on Mid-East peace, we invariably hear about Israel’s security concerns, while that of the Palestinians’ is hardly mentioned" [ry] 10/2/2014
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Today in Palestine Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events occurring in the OPT. dn9/2/2014
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Danish parliament leader to visit West Bank, Gaza – but not IsraelYnet--The speaker of the Danish parliament has decided to skip Israel on his trip to the Jewish State`s non-state neighbors, drawing the ire of many in the Foreign Ministry. dn9/2/2014
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Amid truce with Israel, Hamas struggles to rein in rocketsWilliam Booth--The sniper attack in late December, ordered by a faction of Palestinian militants in Gaza, triggered an immediate retaliatory air and tank assault by Israel that killed not a terrorist but a toddler, and wounded three others. dn9/2/2014
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`Israelis support negotiations, Palestinians want outcomes`Mitchell Plitnick - IPS - Barely one-third of Israelis (34 percent) and Palestinians (36 percent) still believe that a two-state solution is feasible. Young Israelis tend to be more hawkish and hardline than their elders. However, asked if they would support an agreement if their respective leaders reached it, 55 percent of Israelis and 49 percent of Palestinians said they would do so, while only 19 percent of Israelis and 28 percent of Palestinians said they would not. ak 4/2/2014
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Four bullets to the back of the headYesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz - +972 - An IDF sharpshooter fired four bullets to the back of Jalal Mahmoud Masri’s head and killed him. The army’s investigators closed the case [ry]3/2/2014
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Today in Palestine for February 1, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on events occurring in the OPT. dn2/2/2014
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Bedouin fight for their right to make home improvementsAmira Hass--The Civil Administration didn’t seem to mind the rickety shacks of a Bedouin tribe, until some of its clans replaced them with prefab homes.dn2/2/2014
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Hundreds of Palestinians accompanied by Israeli activists have occupied about a dozen abandoned houses near Jericho in the occupied West Bank.Al Jazeera--The protest by nearly 300 people on Friday was aimed at denouncing the repeated refusal of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismantle settlements illegal under international law and agree to a pullout from the Jordan Valley.dn2/2/2014
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Netanyahu rejects Kerry`s boycott warningBarak Ravid--Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the warnings by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the danger of the boycott movement gaining strength against Israel.dn2/2/2014
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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23- 29 January 2014) PDF PCHR--Israel is continuing to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem. 5 houses were demolished and 24 persons, including 13 children, were made homeless. dn 1/2/2014
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It took a villageRona Sela--In the 1940s, the Haganah collected detailed intelligence information about hundreds of Arab villages and photographed them, in many cases from the ground and also from the air. Only a few dozen of these `village files` survive in local archives, but their photos constitute a valuable, missing chapter in Palestinian history. dn1/2/2014
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Tensions in the West Bank are rising, together with IDF, settler violenceAmira Hass--2013 sees escalation in IDF activity against Palestinians, and Palestinian popular resistance to arrests is on the rise, UN report says. dn1/2/2014
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