|The evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar postponed||Elisha Ben Kimon -
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Saturday that the
evacuation of the Palestinian Bedouin village, Khan al-Ahmar, would
be postponed. "The intention is to try to exhaust the negotiation
process and the proposals given by various sources, including in the
last few days," he said." ca
|Disenfranchised Palestinians at odds over Jerusalem elections||Jaclynn Ashly -
“The roads in our neighborhoods aren’t fit for donkeys. There is
garbage everywhere. We don’t have schools. Our homes are being
demolished. Yet we pay the same taxes as the Israelis in West
Jerusalem,” said Dawoud, who lives in the city’s Silwan
neighborhood.“We want this to change.” Dawoud supports Ramadan
Dabash, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who resides in Sur Baher in
the city’s east. Dabash was one of two Palestinian candidates
running in this year’s election, though he is the only one left
after Aziz Abu Sarah and his al-Quds Lana (Jerusalem is Ours) list
dropped out in late September citing pressure from both the Israeli
and Palestinian sides." ca
|Updates from Emek Shaveh||The Cable Car and the Valley Tour, November 4th, 2 pm
Phone for details: 054-5765123.
|PLO, Arab League warn Australia against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel`s capital||M.K. -
""The Australian Prime Minister is now using Jerusalem as a cheap tool for domestic politics in violation of Australia’s obligations under international law and particularly Security Council Resolution 478. This shouldn’t be accepted," said Erekat in a statement." - id||17/10/2018|
|Israeli Soldiers Invade UNRWA Clinic In Jerusalem After Announcing Takeover||IMEMC -
"Israeli soldiers and employees of the Israeli Health Ministry invaded, Monday, a clinic run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Sahera Gate area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers and health department employees invaded the clinic, and attempted to break into its pharmacy, allegedly to document the available medicines, their descriptions and usage in addition to the place of manufacturing." - id
|70% of Jerusalemites’ shops were closed due to accumulated Israeli taxes||PNN -
Palestine News Network -
"Over 250 shops were closed in the Old City of Jerusalem because of Israeli taxes on Jerusalem property, as well as the siege, closures and tax evasion of Jerusalemites, Hamouri told Voice of Palestine radio on Sunday morning.
Hamouri added that the identities of 15,000 Jerusalemites have been withdrawn since 1967 until today, pointing out that if the occupation carried out its plan, which is a number of areas outside the borders of Jerusalem such as Kafr Aqab and Shuafat camp, it will deprive 140,000 Jerusalemites of their IDs and properties will be subject to confiscation." - id||3/10/2018|
|In video - Israeli forces assault, injure Jerusalemite youths||Maan - As shown on this video, Israeli forces surrounded a group of
Palestinian youths who were present at Damascus Gate`s square.
Verbal confrontations were followed by the Israelis pushing, kicking
and beating the young Palestinians as well as using pepper-spray
which resulted in severe burns in the youths` faces and chased the
youths outside the square towards the al-Musrara Street, detaining
two. No information was available on the background to the
confrontation. However, on Jewish holidays - such as took place
yesterday - Israeli security forces are notoriously nervous and
short-tempered towards Palestinians. [ak]
|‘This is how you change the status quo’: Rethinking the Palestinian boycott of Jerusalem elections||Amjad Iraqi - +972 - Aziz Abu Sarah withdrew his historic bid for Jerusalem
mayor after Israeli and Palestinian pressures, but he hopes his short campaign
‘provokes’ new ideas on how to build stronger, younger Palestinian political
activism in the city [ry]||1/10/2018|
|Palestinian Self-Demolishes Home upon Israeli Court Order||IMEMC News & Agencies -
"Fadi Shawamreh said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that he had to
demolish his own home; that was built in 2006, following an order by an
Israeli court that the house was not licensed.Shawamreh said that a
demolition order against his house was issued after he started
renovating the ceiling and walls of the house, over the past two years.
He added that he was able to postpone the demolition several times
until a final order was issued by the court to demolish the structure."
|Trump`s punishment of Palestinians boomerangs at Israel||Akiva Eldar||20/9/2018|
|Jewish settlers attempt to seize Palestinian land in East Jerusalem||WAFA -
"Residents said Arieh King, who spearheads settlement activity and takeover of Palestinian homes and property in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods, led a group of settlers in leveling a plot of land owned by Abdul Razzak al-Sheikh for settlement purposes." - id||20/9/2018|
|Abu Rodeina: “Jerusalem Is More Important Than Relations With The U.S.”||IMEMC -
"The official spokesperson of the Palestinian Presidency, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated on Monday evening that the Palestinians will remain steadfast in the struggle for their legitimate rights, especially in occupied Jerusalem, and added that the holy city is more important than the relations with the United States." - id||12/9/2018|
|Several wounded as Israel demolishes four homes in Walajeh||Aviv Tatarsky -
"The village, part of which was annexed to East Jerusalem but left on the West Bank side of the separation barrier, has over 50 pending demolition orders. Israel has not approved any building permits since 1967." - id
|Jerusalem mayor vows to kick out UN agency for Palestinian refugees||Allison Deger - Mondoweiss - Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat today promised
to kick out the UN agency responsible for refugee services saying the
move will support Israeli “sovereignty and unity of Jerusalem.” He
also appealed to “increase the Israelization” of East Jerusalem.
Barkat’s promise to shut down the UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA,
operations in Jerusalem was made at conference hosted by Israel’s
Hadashot TV network, reported the Times of Israel. In his speech
Barkat accused UNRWA of running schools that promote “incitement”
against Israel through its education system.-rh
“We will close their schools and give pupils hope and Israeli
matriculation in the city’s schools, we will put an end to incitement,
and we will replace their failed welfare services with our plan,” he
|A sanctuary in peril||Matthew Hatcher - The Electronic Intifada - The East Jerusalem school – which is registered with both the Israeli and Palestinian ministries of education – serves to give blind girls an education, culminating in the tawjihi, the national exam that 12th grade students must pass under the Palestinian curriculum to graduate from secondary school.
It also provides older women a chance to learn vocational skills such as stitching and loom weaving. Education is provided by qualified teachers and instructors and the school has braille textbooks for its students.
Located less than a mile from the school in another part of the Shuafat neighborhood is the boarding house in which the students and Mansour live. The house is another key to the school’s ethos. There, students live, eat and play together, and learn to take care of the small garden on the property. [bz]
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