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Ashrawi: Partition is a historical concession, and solidarity should be an active engagementRamallah/PNN/ "Even when the Palestinians accepted the principle of partition in 1988 and went even further in agreeing to the 1967 borders, there was neither a recognition of the enormity of the sacrifice nor an appreciation of the historical magnitude of such a concession. As such, it is the only key to peace with minimal justice which is being destroyed by Israel’s continued violations and fundamentalist extremist Zionist ideology." ca2/12/2016
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Militarized BDS Backlash Targets College CampusesIMEMC News & Agencies - "Israeli anti-BDS organization Reservists on Duty (RoD) is partnering with the Lone Soldier Center to launch a recruitment campaign titled “Project Gideon,” the Jerusalem Post reports." ca25/11/2016
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Israel to build 500 new settler homes in East JerusalemAljazeera - More than 200,000 Israeli settlers now live in communities in East Jerusalem, which Israel has occupied along with the rest of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and parts of Egypt and Syria since the 1967 war.-rh24/11/2016
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Historic Names of Palestinian Landmarks in Jerusalem to be Changed by Israeli Authorities IMEMC - "...the  government will change the name of Damascus Gate, one of the most ancient gates of Jerusalem, to “Heroes Square”, in honor of Israeli settlers and soldiers." - id 23/11/2016
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Al-Quds University Campus Sabotaged by Israeli ForcesIMEMC News & Agencies - "The raid comes just two days after troops infiltrated the Palestine Technical University (Kadoori) campus, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, seizing electronic materials and recordings of surveillance cameras" [ry] 21/11/2016
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Barkat Threatens Destruction Of Hundreds Of Palestinian Homes If Illegal Outpost Is RemovedIMEMC - "Jerusalem Nir Barkat, threatened to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the city, should Israel implement a high court ruling regarding the removal of Amona colonialist outpost, defined by Israel itself as illegally built on Palestinian land, in the occupied West Bank.Barkat claimed that the Palestinian homes he intends to demolish were built on what he called, “private Jewish land.” ca 18/11/2016
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Pro-settler group returns to court to evict 9 Palestinian families in JerusalemMa`an News Agency - "Ateret Cohanim, a pro-settler Israeli organization, has asked Israeli courts to begin the evictions of nine Palestinian families in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the total number of Palestinian families the settler group has attempted to evict has risen to 72, all of whom live in the Batan al-Hawa area of Silwan." ca18/11/2016
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9 Palestinian households lose source of income as owners forced to demolish shopsMa`an - Monday’s demolitions came a day after 12 Palestinians were left homeless when they were forced to demolish their apartments in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir, also in accordance with a demolition order that claimed the apartments lacked proper permits. Demolitions in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem have seen an unprecedented surge this year, with the number of structures demolished in the first half of 2016 already well exceeding the total number of demolitions carried out in all of 2015. [bz]15/11/2016
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Benjamin Netanyahu backs bill to stop mosque `noise`Aljazeera - PM says Israeli citizens complain about excessive "noise" coming from loudspeaker systems for calls to prayer [ry] 14/11/2016
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12 Palestinians left homeless as family forced to demolish their homes in JerusalemMa’an News Agency - "According to Jaabis, the Jerusalem municipality threatened the family, saying that if they didn’t destroy the apartments themselves, the municipality would send demolition crews and then impose a demolition fee -- a customary practice for Israeli authorities regarding home demolitions in the Jerusalem district. Jaabis told Ma’an on Sunday that his family had rented a bulldozer and began demolishing the two apartments -- one belonging to him and one to his father and brother -- which were built more than 10 years ago" [ry] 14/11/2016
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Israeli politicians enthusiastically ally with the temple movementAlternative Information Center (AIC) - "Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around altering al-Aqsa’s status quo. Participants also rallied around the creation of a new “Temple Mount Lobby” in the Israeli Knesset...Settler, temple movement leader, and recently appointed Likud Member of Knesset (MK) Yehuda Glick organized the conference. Other Israeli politicians in attendance included Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Parliament speaker Yuli Edelstein, Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel, Deputy Minister of Defense Eli Ben- Dahan, Environmental Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Deputy Foreign Minister Tizipi Htovely, as well as MKs Amir Ohana, Anat Berko, and Shuli Mualem." ca11/11/2016
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Israel accused of destroying Muslim graves in East Jerusalem to make way for parkHarriet Agerholm - Independent - “Personnel from the so-called Israeli Nature Authority – backed by large numbers of Israeli forces – stormed the historical Bab al-Rahmeh cemetery and knocked down eight graves,” Mustafa Abu Zahra, head of the committee for the preservation of Islamic cemeteries in Jerusalem told the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency. “Israel wants to transform the cemetery into a national park for Israeli Jews,” he added.-rh10/11/2016
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Extremist settlers reap profits from occupied Jerusalem sitesCharlotte Silver - EI - The report of Israel’s state comptroller says the Israel Antiquities Authority has not supervised Elad’s archaeological work, nor has the Israel Nature and Parks Authority supervised Elad’s management of the so-called City of David, a settlement containing an archaeological museum catering to tourists. The City of David settlement is located in the middle of the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, and Elad asserts it is the ancient biblical City of King David mentioned in the second book of Samuel. Emek Shaveh, an alternative archaeology group that opposes Israel’s use of archaeology as a political tool to assert claims to East Jerusalem, says the report confirms many of the issues the group has been protesting for years. [bz]5/11/2016
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Israeli Forces Attack East Jerusalem School in Search of “Stone-throwers”IMEMCnews - Israeli soldiers, on Monday morning, raided a Palestinian school in annexed East Jerusalem, looking for “stone-throwers”, and summoned its headmaster for police interrogation. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, soldiers broke into the school, located in Ras Al-Armud, looking for stone throwers, and then showered the school with random barrages of rubber-coated metal bullets and sound bombs.-rh 3/11/2016
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Israelis Raise Flag at Church of the Holy SepulchreIMEMC - "The Higher Presidential Committee of Church Affairs in Palestine asserted, in a press release, that this constitutes a clear violation of the sanctity of the holy site, which is added to the daily violations of Israeli occupation forces against the city of occupied Jerusalem." - id 2/11/2016
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Video: Israeli Antiquities Authority destroys Palestinian graves in JerusalemPNN - Palestine News Network - "The Wadi Hilweh Information Center this morning said that the Israeli Antiquities Authority destroyed graves of Palestinians in the Bab Al-Rahma cemetery south of Al-Aqsa mosque, East Jerusalem." - id 2/11/2016
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