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Palestinian Forced to Demolish his Home in East JerusalemJerusalem /PNN - "The demolition was ordered under the pretext that the family did not hold an Israeli-issued permit for the building of their home. It is one of many such demolitions carried out under the authority of the occupation municipality, displacing thousands of Palestinians in the last decade." ca8/12/2018
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Palestinian Family to be Evicted from its Silwan Home for Jewish SettlersIMEMC - "The Magistrate Court issued the eviction decision prior to a session for the High Court to rule on ownership of the land. Documents were submitted to the High Court proving that the land on which the house is built belongs to the late Jamil Siam, and not to the late Abu Zweir. The court has set the 8th of next month to deliberate on the matter. Abu Zweir’s heirs explained that they had been fighting a legal battle in Israeli courts, for 22 years, to prove ownership of the house and land and to refute claims, by the Elad settler group, of ownership of the property." - id6/12/2018
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Israel’s new war of attrition on Jerusalem’s PalestiniansJonathan Cook - Mondoweiss - Last week dozens of Palestinians were arrested in Jerusalem, accused of working for the PA to stop house sales to the settlers. It is a quiet campaign of attrition, designed to wear down Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents. The hope is that they will eventually despair and relocate to the city’s distant suburbs outside the wall or into the West Bank. What Palestinians in Jerusalem urgently need is a reason for hope – and a clear signal that other countries will not join the US in abandoning them.-rh4/12/2018
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After a decade, evictions set to return in Sheikh JarrahOren Ziv - +972 - Residents of Sheikh Jarrah are bracing for a new wave of evictions, ten years after Israeli settlers attempted to take over Palestinian homes in the embattled East Jerusalem neighbourhood.-rh4/12/2018
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Palestinian demolishes own structures in JerusalemMa`an - The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that Ahmad Siyam was forced to demolish his property of a storehouse, a garage and stairs, in the Ein al-Luza area, upon order by the Israeli municipality under the pretext that the structures were built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. (...) For Jewish Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem`s illegal settlements, the planning, marketing, development, and infrastructure are funded and executed by the Israeli government. By contrast, in Palestinian neighborhoods, all the burden falls on individual families to contend with a lengthy permit application that can last several years and cost tens of thousands of dollars. [bz]4/12/2018
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Inequality in the Holy City: Palestinians, Jews, and Jerusalem Partners for a Progressive Israel invites you to join our webinar Conversations with Isreal and Palestine. On Wednesday, December 5 @12:30PM EST: Inequality in the Holy City - Palestinians, Jews, and Jerusalem with Aziz Abu Sarah - recent mayoral candidate for Al-Quds Lana ("Our Jerusalem") and Gershon Baskin - longtime peace activist, author, public speaker, and Jerusalemite. Modreator: Hillel Schenker, Co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal. This online discussion can be accessed via your computer or by phone.4/12/2018
In video - Israeli MK, settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for HanukkahMa’an News Agency - "An ultra-Orthodox Israeli Knesset member, Yehuda Glick, along with dozens of Israeli settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, on Monday, for the Jewish holiday of Hannukah" [ry] 3/12/2018
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Palestinian governor of Jerusalem released to house arrest Al Jazeera - Adnan Gheith`s release from jail includes conditions such as a ban from visiting occupied West Bank for two weeks [ry]3/12/2018
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Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied JerusalemIMEMC News & Agencies - "In its latest report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, the National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated that, within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the largest settlement projects in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, using the Absentee Property Law, which stipulates that Palestinian properties before 1948 were extracted away forever, unlike Jewish property, and there is no right of return according to Israeli law." ca1/12/2018
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Israeli Demolitions Leave Palestinians HomelessIMEMC - "Israel uses the pretext of building without a permit to carry out demolitions of Palestinian-owned homes on a regular basis. Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in East Jerusalem, though the Jerusalem municipality has claimed that, compared to the Jewish population, which sees high approval ratings, they receive a disproportionately low number of permit applications from Palestinian communities." - id29/11/2018
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Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem IMEMC - Within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the largest settlement projects in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, using the Absentee Property Law, which stipulates that Palestinian properties before 1948 were extracted away forever, unlike Jewish property, and there is no right of return according to Israeli law. The project paves the way for the construction of an 8-storey settlement, each of which consists of 12 stories. This is the largest displacement that the city has witnessed since 1948. [The report also includes data about settlement policy in the West Bank-bz]27/11/2018
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Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem arrested by Israel, over land sales The Times of Israel/AFP - The Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, was detained by Israeli police on his way out of a family member’s wedding. As Israel maintains a tight control over the Arab neighborhoods, the titular PA Governor of Jerusalem in fact maintains a kind of shadow government in opposition to the Israeli one. Ghaith, appointed Governor by President Abbas in late August, lives in Jerusaelem’s Silwan Neighborhood, long a major target of aggressive Israeli settlers. He is a longtime Fatah activist and proponent of non-violent struggle. Israeli Security forces say Adnan Ghaith is being held on ‘money-related issues` but refuse to further elaborate. Unofficial reports relate his detention to the PA arresting (or kidnapping, as Israel regards it) a Palestinian- American resident of East Jerusalem involved in the sale of a home in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City to settlers. [The Israeli Combatants for Peace movement, long time partners of Ghaith in various protest actions, will tomorrow (Wednesday) hold a protest at Hizmeh, calling for his release. AK] 27/11/2018
Israeli Police Conditionally Releases The Head Of SilwanicIMEMC News - "The Israeli police release, on Sunday evening, the head of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), under the condition that he does not enter three areas in occupied Jerusalem, and does not attend public gatherings" [ry]26/11/2018
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Israeli right storms Jerusalem mayoral raceAkiva Eldar - Al-Monitor "The new mayor, by his own admission, is “in the pocket” of his “boss” Liberman, as he terms his long-time political benefactor. In recordings from 2014 obtained by Haaretz, Leon is heard saying that Liberman takes his support for granted. Undoubtedly, the hawkish head of Yisrael Beitenu will turn the holy city into his political bedrock ahead of the elections to the 21st Knesset, which may be moved up to early 2019 due to the shrinking of the government coalition following Liberman’s resignation. Still, he will be obliged to share it with Leon’s other sponsor, ultra-Orthodox Shas chair Aryeh Deri." ca 23/11/2018
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Evacuation of 700 Jerusalemites from Silwan Approved by Israeli CourtIMEMC News & Agencies - "In direct contradiction of the Geneva Conventions, the Israeli Supreme Court has approved the evacuation of 700 Jerusalemite Palestinians from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of east occupied Jerusalem, Makan Israeli Broadcasting Corporation informed... Haaretz reported that it is not a private property dispute between the families and the landowners. The eviction efforts are a clear manifestation of Israel’s policies toward Palestinians living in Jerusalem. " ca23/11/2018
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Erekat condemns Israeli restrictions against Jerusalem officialsMa`an News Agency - " Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization`s (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, condemned, on Thursday, the latest arbitrary measures by the Israeli authorities obstructing the work of the two main political Palestinian authorities in Jerusalem. Erekat said in a statement, “We strongly condemn the arbitrary decisions taken by the Israeli occupation authorities to punish and further obstruct the work of the two main legitimate political Palestinian authorities in occupied East Jerusalem: PLO Executive Committee member Adnan Husseini and Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith.” ca23/11/2018
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Army Starts The Demolition Of Stores In Shu’fat Refugee CampIMEMC - "The stores, including a bakery, clothing shops, shoe stores, shops and restaurants, were built in 2007, and City Council in occupied Jerusalem is claiming they did not receive construction permits. It is worth mentioning that the army only posted the demolition orders, on Tuesday evening, after invading the refugee camp." - id 22/11/2018
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Israeli Minister Storms Al-Aqsa with Dozens of SettlersIMEMCnews - The Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Uri Ariel, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, with dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday.-rh20/11/2018
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Israeli Supreme Court Rules to Evict 40 Palestinians in JerusalemCeline Hagbard - IMEMC News - "The Sabag family has been fighting to keep their homes since 2008. The company of Nahalat Shimon, which is registered in the state of Delaware, is behind the eviction of the family. Their lawyers have spent millions of dollars on legal fees in the effort to evict the Sabag family from their land" [ry]19/11/2018
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Soldiers Storm Red Crescent In Jerusalem, Abducts Two MedicsIMEMC - "The PRCS in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted the two medics, identified as Rajeh Hawarin and Mohammad Odah from its building, and took them to an interrogation facility in the city.In related news, many army jeeps invaded, late at night Tuesday, several neighborhoods in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in Jerusalem, especially the Schools Street." - id15/11/2018
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Palestinian Homes in Shofat Refugee Camp Demolished By Israeli ForcesCeline Hagbard - IMEMC - "A four-story apartment building, home to twelve people in two families, was destroyed Wednesday by a battalion of around 300 Israeli soldiers who stormed the Shofat camp in Jerusalem with a number of armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers, turned the street into a temporary military base, and smashed the homes to smithereens." - id 8/11/2018
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Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor And Three Other PalestiniansIMEMC - "The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the army, police officers and intelligence officers surrounded the Silwan Club after closing the streets leading to it, before invading the club while the Palestinians were holding a seminar organized by Palestinian Vision Organization, and ACT Center for Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Studies." CA2/11/2018
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Israel Releases Jerusalem Governor, Holds Him Under House ArrestIMEMC News - "The Israeli Authorities released, on Monday at night, the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after ordering him to pay a 20.000 Shekels fine, and forcing him under house arrest to seven days.Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said the Central Court in occupied Jerusalem, accepted an appeal against the detention of the governor, and ordered his release.He added that the Gheith will be held under house arrest in Wadi al-Jouz, in Jerusalem, for seven days.It is worth mentioning that Gheith was taken prisoner, two days earlier, after the soldiers ambushed him in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem." ca 2/11/2018
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