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Dozens of Israeli Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque IMEMC News - "46 settlers, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces, broke into the courtyards of the mosque, which is exposed, on a near daily basis, to the storming and provocation of Israeli settlers who attempt to perform a Talmudic ritual and desecrate the sanctity of the holy site." - id 24/8/2016
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On 47th anniversary of arson attack, Palestinians highlight ongoing threats to Al-AqsaMa`an News Agency - " Palestinians on Sunday commemorated the 47th anniversary of an arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as Palestinian officials highlighted that the Muslim holy site was still under threat today. On Aug. 21, 1969, an Australian Christian fundamentalist set fire to a pulpit in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, aiming to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ" [ry] 22/8/2016
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Jerusalem: war in every directionRasem Obeidat - AIC - The slogan of the occupation’s escalating war against Jerusalem: those that will not be subdued by force will be subdued by more force [ry] 22/8/2016
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Islamic Christian Committee: Israel Planning Jerusalem Entrance Project to Obliterate Muslim Christian SpiritIMEMC News & Agencies - "Issa said that Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barakat’s statement that Jerusalem will become an advanced and more modern commercial center with many technological projects is a blatant declaration of Israel’s intent to give Jerusalem a Jewish character, something rejected by all international laws." ca19/8/2016
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Israeli forces evacuate Palestinian demonstrators from ICRC headquarters in Jerusalem Ma`an - "Israeli forces forcibly evacuated the protesting families from the building, while temporarily detaining Head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners Amjad Abu Asab and withheld his identification card, claiming he was responsible for organizing the demonstration." - id 17/8/2016
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Israeli Soldiers & Settlers invade al-Aqsa Mosque, 18 Palestinians InjuredCeline Hagbard - IMEMC News - "During the invasion on Sunday, 18 Palestinians were injured, mainly by so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapons fired by the Israeli military. These weapons include rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades, and tear gas" [ry] 15/8/2016
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Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound ahead of Jewish holiday of Tisha B`AvMa`an News Agency - " Scores of Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli police entered the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday ahead of the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av...Extremist settlers are expected to carry out massive tours in the Al-Aqsa compound on reinforced tours at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, the day of Tisha B’Av." ca12/8/2016
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Reports: Israel planning to build new settlement in East JerusalemMa`an - Israeli news website Walla reported [in Hebrew] that Israel’s Jerusalem municipality filed the plan for 2,500 housing units under the name “olive trees district,” due to the vast number of historic olive trees that span across the 280-dunam area. [bz]9/8/2016
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Israel passes law allowing imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians ages 14 and underMa`an - The law is intended to punish primarily Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem who attempt attacks on Israeli civilians and military. Palestinians of all ages from the occupied West Bank, including young minors, have long been tried, sentenced and detained in Israel`s military court system. [bz]6/8/2016
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New Law Allows Imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians Aged 14 and UnderIMEMC - "The legislation, labeled the “Youth Bill,” would allow Israeli authorities to imprison a child if convicted of “terrorism” against Israeli civilians or military personnel." ca5/8/2016
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Soldiers Kidnap Four Aqsa Mosque Workers In Jerusalem IMEMC- "The Department stated that the soldiers ordered the workers to stop all rehabilitation and maintenance work in the Dome of the Rock, but the workers refused to do so while al-Hallaq told them that this work falls solely under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Waqf and Islamic Affairs." - id 3/8/2016
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Israel demolishes 11 Palestinian homes, more destroyed this year than last AP & AFP - Ynet - "Israeli authorities did not respond to requests for information on the demolitions." - id 27/7/2016
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Palestinian woman shot at checkpoint Maureen Clare Murphy - Rights and Accountability - "A police spokesperson told the Ma’an News Agency that the shooters were security guards, suggesting it may have been civilian contractors who wounded the young woman." - id 27/7/2016
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Israel to Expand Settlement Housing in Jerusalem with 770 UnitsIMEMC News & Agencies - "The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has deposited a plan for the construction of 770 new settlement units between the illegal settlement of Gilo and the West Bank village of Beit Jala, according to the PNN" [ry] 25/7/2016
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Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Jerusalem IMEMC News - "Mohammad Sidqy at-Tibakhi, only 12 years of age, was shot in the chest, and died of his serious wounds at the Palestine Medical Complex, in Ramallah." - id 20/7/2016
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City of fearJalal Abukhater - EI - "A few days ago, I was driving through Qalandiya checkpoint for the first time since I came back to Jerusalem. My dad, sitting next to me, had to yell `stop here!` at me as I was queuing behind a car at the checkpoint" “You’re too close,” he said, “stop and wait for them to call you, otherwise they’ll shoot you and not even care.”[ry] 18/7/2016
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300 Gazans travel to Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa MosqueMa`an News Agency - "Hundreds of Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip travelled to occupied East Jerusalem via the Erez crossing between the small enclave and Israel to perform Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to sources at the Palestinian liaison officials." ca15/7/2016
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Israeli police initiate ‘friction activity’ on quiet streets in East Jerusalem Annie Robbins - Mondoweiss - An internal Jerusalem police department report reveals Israeli border police “initiated friction activity” to deliberately provoke violence in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, according to Haaretz.-rh13/7/2016
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Soldiers Demolish Sheds, Farm, Walls And Car Repair Facility In Anata IMEMC - "The soldiers also closed several agricultural roads, especially in al-Fheidat and al-Boheira areas, in Anata, after installing sand hills to completely block any access to new construction sites in Anata." - id 13/7/2016
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House demolitions in Qalandia refugee campAlternative Information Center - VIDEO "Israeli forces entered the refugee camp with 70 military vehicles and shot live ammunition, rubber coated bullets, sound grenades and tear gas at locals. Four Palestinians were injured and two were arrested. The homes belonged to the families of Issa Assaf and Annan Abu Habsa. Both men were shot dead in December after allegedly attacking Israelis in Jerusalem...The Israeli government stopped punitive house demolitions in 2005, admitting they were ineffective at deterring attacks against Israelis. Israeli authorities resumed the practice in 2014 without explanation." ca for id6/7/2016
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O Jerusalem — please forget meKiz Rose - Mondoweiss "Mamilla Mall seems like the most brilliant form of colonization and apartheid. The wall that separates Palestinians from access to their land and keeps them from their loved ones is a dehumanizing daily reminder of their restricted life under occupation. For the Israelis and others visiting Jerusalem, apartheid is the Gap, North Face, American Eagle, Clarks, Timberland, Nine West, spaghetti, steak, and pizza restaurants, and, of course, the jewelry store Padani–“Jewelry for Connoisseurs”–all of which connect the West to the East and keep the shoppers busy." ca for id6/7/2016
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Israeli right-wing outraged over construction plans in Jerusalem-area Palestinian townMa`an - Israel approved the construction of 600 housing units in Beit Safafa on Sunday, Israeli media reported, more than a month after a court rejected a freeze on the plan. The rare Israeli approval for construction in a Palestinian-majority area has come after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved the construction of 800 housing units in settlements. [bz] 5/7/2016
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A thousand soldiers deployed to destroy two Qalandiya houses Maan - An estimated thousand soldiers entered the Qalandiya refugee camp, firing tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets in every direction as they confronted camp inhabitnats who tried to bar their way. Tear gas was also shot at Red Crescent ambulances which tried to reach wounded inhabitants. At last, the soldiers managed to carry out their objective - demolition of the homes of Assaf and Abu Habsa families, as a punishment for stab attacks carried out by two young members of the families last year. The assailants themselves were killed on the spot by Israeli police, and there is no evidence of their family members being in any way involved. Nevertheless, the courts approved the demolition orders, as a "necessary measure of deterrence towards future attackers". [ak] 5/7/2016
Plans for 560 settler homes in Ma’aleh Adumim advance after annexation callsTovah Lazaroff - The Jerusalem Post - Right-wing politicians call on Netanyahu to annex the West Bank Jewish city [ry] 4/7/2016
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