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Today in Palestine for August 26, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn28/8/2016
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Declassified: How Israel Misled the U.S. About Its Nuclear Program Ofer Aderet--Fifty U.S. documents from the early 1960s were declassified by the U.S. National Security Archive on Thursday, shedding light on Israel’s attempts to hide one of its best-kept secrets to this day: details on its nuclear program. The Americans ultimately believed the Israelis were providing “untruthful cover” about intentions to build a bomb. The documents include papers from the White House, the State Department, the Atomic Energy Commission and U.S. intelligence agencies. The editors are Avner Cohen, a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and William Burr, the head of nuclear affairs documentation at the National Security Archive, which is based at George Washington University in the capital. dn 28/8/2016
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Israel Clears Troops in Airstrike Near School in 2014 Gaza WarISABEL KERSHNER--JERUSALEM — The Israeli military had the speeding motorcycle in its sights and had fired an air-to-ground missile at it when the three riders, identified as militants, entered a traffic circle in the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. It was Aug. 3, 2014. dn28/8/2016
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High court to rule on Tel Aviv Saturday store openingsItamar Eichner and Tova Tzimuki--The Israeli High Court of Justice is set to rule on the controversial matter; meanwhile, an inter-ministry government commission attempts to find a solution of its own to the Shabbat conundrum. dn28/8/2016
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New Palestinian initiative outlines Fatah-Hamas reconciliationAhmad Melhem--The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab citizens of Israel has proposed a new initiative to achieve reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, which includes the formation of a unity government and the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections. dn27/8/2016
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EU logo no shield from Israel’s bulldozersSilvia Boarini--This month France condemned Israel’s demolition of buildings in Nabi Samuel village funded by French humanitarian aid. Israel has destroyed or confiscated French-funded structures, including a school, three times in the village so far this year. In the past, these large stickers bearing the EU logo offered a modicum of protection from demolitions. But this year, at least 150 European-funded structures in the West Bank were demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the first three months of 2016 This month France condemned Israel’s demolition of buildings in Nabi Samuel village funded by French humanitarian aid. Israel has destroyed or confiscated French-funded structures, including a school, three times in the village so far this year. In the past, these large stickers bearing the EU logo offered a modicum of protection from demolitions. But this year, at least 150 European-funded structures in the West Bank were demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the first three months of 2016 dn 23/8/2016
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Today in Palestine for August 21, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn23/8/2016
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How an IDF general whitewashed the killing of three innocent PalestiniansYael Marom and John Brown--. Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan was trying to support a soldier charged with killing an unarmed Palestinian. Instead, he ended up confessing to a crime that could have severe repercussions at The Hague.dn23/8/2016
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Today in Palestine for August 17, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn21/8/2016
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Israeli Forces Electrocute 16-year-old Palestinian PrisonerPalestine Chronicle-Over 700 Palestinian children are arrested and face ill-treatment by Israeli forces each year. (Photo: via Alarabiya) dn21/8/2016
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Gaza headed for `environmental catastrophe`Al Jazeera--Water crisis in the besieged Palestinian territory is putting Palestinian lives at risk, analysts say. dn21/8/2016
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Which Jerusalem? Israel’s Little-Known Master PlansNur Arafeh--It is the year 2050 and Israel has fulfilled its vision for Jerusalem: Visitors will see a largely Jewish high-tech center amid a sea of tourists, with a minimal Palestinian presence. To achieve this vision, Israel is working on three master plans; one is well-known but two remain under the radar. dn21/8/2016
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IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot--50,000 each dayYael Friedson--The comments came during a discussion of the Knesset State Committee held on Tuesday during which the chief of staff said, “between 50 and 60,000 illegals enter Israel each day. Among those in possession of legal permits there were no terrorists in the latest wave of terror and I don’t think there were any even in the last decade.” dn20/8/2016
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More Murder, Arrests and Torture: Israeli Response to Uprising in PalestineRichard Hardigan – CounterPunch - “For two hours the soldiers searched every inch of Waleed’s house, turning it upside down, creating a mess the family would spend the entire next day cleaning up. It was not clear what they were looking for, but in the end they did not find it” [ry] 15/8/2016
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Today in Palestine for August 10, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries about current events in the oPt. dn14/8/2016
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Plan to transplant illegal West Bank settlement of Amona to nearby Palestinian land angers Washingtoni24news--The United States opposes Israel’s plan to transplant an illegal West Bank settlement scheduled for demolition to Palestinian land nearby, a senior official in Washington has noted, according to Ha`aretz. dn14/8/2016
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Investment Screen!Anna Baltzer--Huge news! Moments ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly -- by an estimated 90% -- to create an investment screen that would identify and remove the Church`s investments in corporations profiting from Israel`s violations of Palestinian rights, and other human rights abuses around the world. The new screen has a broad reach, ensuring that the Church would avoid investments in corporations currently complicit in human rights violations as part of the Israeli occupation, as well as any future corporations that become complicit.dn14/8/2016
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Hundreds of Jews march for Black Lives MatterWilson Dizard--Led by Jews of color and their allies, nearly 300 marchers calling for greater police accountability wound their way through downtown New York on Thursday night, ending in the arrest of seven activists for civil disobedience. dn14/8/2016
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How Gaza`s electricity crisis is becoming Israel`s water catastropheShlomi Eldar--The inability to treat wastewater in the Gaza Strip because of a lack of electricity is threatening to contaminate the water supplies of Gaza as well as Israel unless immediately addressed. dn13/8/2016
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Israel’s hydro-apartheid keeps West Bank thirstyCharlotte Silver - EI - "[...] Israel’s Military Order No. 158 strictly forbids drilling or any other water works, including springs, pipes, networks, pumping stations, irrigation pools, water reservoirs, simple rainwater harvesting cisterns, which collect the rain falling on one’s roof. Everything is forbidden or rather not `permitted` by the Civil Administration, Israel’s occupation regime. Even repair and maintenance of wells requires military permits. And we simply don’t get them” [ry] 8/8/2016
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Today in Palestine for August 5, 2016Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn7/8/2016
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Shot in the head by the IDF? Your entry permit is now revokedJohn Brown--An IDF officer opened fire on a Palestinian taxi, killing a 15-year-old boy, and wounding five others. The driver, who was shot in the head, returned from the hospital to discover his work and entry permits had been revoked.dn7/8/2016
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The shocking story of Israel`s disappeared babiesJonathan Cook--`No one wanted me to know the truth,` said Gil Grunbaum, pictured in the late 1950s with his adoptive parents [Courtesy of Gil Grunbaum] dn7/8/2016
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