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Weekly Vigil at Sheikh Jarrah April 18th at 4:00 PM 17/4/2014
Tension around al-Aqsa Mosque ahead of Jewish PassoverMa`an News Agency - "Israeli forces have deployed heavily at all gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound since early Monday imposing strict restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers to the compound" [ry]15/4/2014
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Palm Sunday march: ‘Palestine wants justice’ AIC - “Last week, leaders of Jerusalem’s Christian community released a statement denouncing denial of access to holy sites: ‘The mobility of worshipers inside the Old City of Jerusalem gets restricted, and checkpoints are put at the gates and in the alleys -- thus preventing the worshipers from free access to the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the vicinity of the Christian Quarter. […] The measures taken by the occupying power have been escalating in recent years, and are meant to deny Christian and Muslim presence in East Jerusalem’” [ry]15/4/2014
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Palestinian doctors caught in fight over JerusalemKarin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, AP - Yahoo!News - "Palestinians long have held that Israel`s attempt to impose its sovereignty over east Jerusalem — the emotional core of the Mideast conflict and home to major religious shrines — has violated basic rights and disrupted the lives of many of the city`s Arab residents. Yet Israel`s policy of banning dozens of Jerusalem residents from working in the city as doctors increasingly is being criticized by Israelis, including leading physicians who say politics must not trump the right to health care" [ry]14/4/2014
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VIDEO: Rabbis Call for Divestment from Hewlett-PackardChris Carlson - IMEMC "Hewlett-Packard makes electronic systems Israel uses to control the movement of Palestinians and has been specifically targeted in a number of divestment campaigns...The Electronic Intifada has previously reported on Israel’s revocation of Palestinian Jerusalemites’ residency rights." ca 11/4/2014
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Palestinian graves desecrated in Deir Yassin on eve of 1948 massacre anniversaryEdo Konrad - +972 - "...just one day before Palestinians commemorate the 66th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre – the most infamous massacre of the 1948 War – in which two Zionist militia groups killed between 100-200 villagers." - id 9/4/2014
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Knesset Holds Session for Allowing Jews to Pray on Al-Aqsa, MK Feiglin Storms the MosquePNN - "A special Knesset subcommittee will convene Monday and hear arguments for allowing Jews to pray on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel Channel 7 reported" [ry]8/4/2014
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Asserting Israeli Control through National Parks in East JerusalemYonathan Mizrachi - Emek Shaveh - Parks as well as antiquity sites and archaeological excavations serve as tools in the struggle over public awareness – and as ways to seize Palestinian-owned land. Emek Shaveh will follow the report with a tour on the ground during Passover, on Sunday April 20 at 10 am. [ak]7/4/2014
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Jerusalem panel approves controversial City of David visitors’ centerNir Hasson - Haaretz "Architects and public figures claimed the plan violates the principle of not building tall buildings near the walls of the Old City. Archeologists complained of the expected harm to important archeological finds at the site. But after a short discussion, the committee decided to approve the proposal, though it did set a number of conditions." ca4/4/2014
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Qalandiya Checkpoint: An obstacle to normal lifeAmer ‘Aruri - B`Tselem "Human rights violations in the context of occupation are not limited to violence and destruction. The daily routine of Palestinians as dictated by Israeli policies inherently results in violations of their rights. Qalandiya Checkpoint is a clear example: it separates Palestinian neighborhoods cut off from each other by the Separation Barrier. Most of the people who cross the checkpoint are residents of East Jerusalem who need to reach other parts of the city for work, school, or medical treatment ." ca4/4/2014
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Jerusalem’s water crisisAkiva Eldar - Al-Monitor - "Because Israeli authorities are neglecting East Jerusalem residents by failing to ensure a constant water supply, both Israelis and Palestinians have to cooperate on water management as a pollution catastrophe nears." - id 2/4/2014
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Israeli bulldozers destroy mosque, medical center in East JerusalemMa`an - Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian-owned building that housed a mosque, a medical center, and apartments in East Jerusalem early Wednesday, witnesses told Ma‘an. The owner, Abu Ghaliya told Ma‘an that his building was demolished "without prior notice". The first floor of the building held a mosque and a medical center, while the second floor consisted of two apartments housing 11 family members. He and his family had tried for 18 years to obtain a construction permits from the Jerusalem municipality. Though the mayor of Jerusalem "approved construction in the area, ... the Israeli ministry of interior opposed construction." [bz]29/3/2014
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E. Jerusalem Palestinians demand running water be restoredMichael Omer-Man - +972 "Palestinian East Jerusalem residents turned to Israel’s High Court on Tuesday demanding that running water be restored to their homes, after suffering for three weeks without it. The petition was filed on their behalf by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)." ca28/3/2014
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Al-Quds U. president resigns three days after Hamas rallyBy Times of Israel staff - Times of Israel "Just three days after masked protesters marched through Al-Quds University’s East Jerusalem campus in support of Hamas, the institution announced that university president Sari Nusseibeh would be resigning from his post.Imad Abu Kishek, head of the university’s Political Science Department, was announced as Nusseibeh’s successor. The university’s statement noted that Nusseibeh would be staying on as a faculty member in the university’s Philosophy Department." ca 28/3/2014
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Army Demolishes Apartment Building In JerusalemSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Israeli soldiers invaded the Khallit al-Ein neighborhood, in the A-Tur town of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an apartment building that belongs to a local family. The building also contained a mosque and a clinic." - id 26/3/2014
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Jerusalem students face constant harassment by Israeli forcesPatrick O. Strickland - The Electronic Intifada - "A number of military checkpoints and outposts of Israeli settlements are located near the campus and each day armored military vehicles pass by several times, often stopping to clash with students and local residents." - id 26/3/2014
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Settlers Continue to Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque CompoundChris Carlson - IMEMC News - "Israeli settlers raided, on Monday, al-Aqsa mosque through Bab al-Magharbeh (Maghrabi Gate), under the protection of Israeli police. Local and media sources said that the groups raided the mosque in small groups and carried out tours at the mosque`s compound" [ry]25/3/2014
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Right-wing Israeli flies drone above Al-Aqsa, taking photos of the MosqueMa`an - After the guards of Al-Aqsa noticed the drone, they called Israeli police who arrived and detained the settler. bz24/3/2014
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Palestinians in East Jerusalem wreck their own homes to avoid bulldozers and finesSamuel Gilbert - Al Jazeera - "Palestinian communities are denied basic services from the municipality as severe restrictions on growth and development are imposed on them," Sarit Micheaeli, director of the Israeli human rights organisation B`Tselem, told Al Jazeera. "Meanwhile, Israeli communities - or settlements in East Jerusalem - get full support from the government." bz 24/3/2014
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Tires of 34 cars punctured in East Jerusalem neighborhoodNoam (Dabul) Dvir - Ynet - "Goyim in the country = enemies" also sprayed in Hebrew on a bus in Beit Hanina. Last month, the tires of 21 vehicles were slashed. Police has yet to apprehend any perpetrators. bz24/3/2014
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Jerusalem Initiative to Sue Israel for Repressive MeasuresChris Carlson - IMEMC - A Jerusalemite initiative, under the name "Worship is my right", started on Wednesday, aiming to expose Israel’s policies and violent practices against Palestinians, Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem, with the hope of securing thousands of signatures -- enough to sue Israel in the international courts.-rh 20/3/2014
PHOTOS: 13 days without water in East JerusalemRyan Rodrick Beiler - Locals say that Ras Shehada has had problems with water for more than two months, and Ras Khamis for more than 15 days, generally with low pressure and occasional cut-offs, and that this is the worst extended outage that these neighborhoods have ever experienced. With the rooftop reserve tanks now emptied, residents have no choice but to buy water at high prices from local vendors.-rh19/3/2014
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Israeli army recruits, rightists tour Aqsa compoundMa`an - Israeli forces regularly escort Jewish visitors to the site, leading to tension with Palestinian worshipers. bz 19/3/2014
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Israel Approves Construction of 186 Housing Units in East JerusalemWafa - The Planning and Building Committee of the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem told AFP that final approval was given for the construction of 40 housing units in the settlement of Pisgat Ze`ev, in addition to 164 units in Har Homa (Abu Ghunaim) settlement. bz19/3/2014
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PHOTOS: 13 days without water in East JerusalemRyan Rodrick Beiler - +972 - The East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Ras Shehada, Ras Khamis, Dahyat A’salam and the Shuafat refugee camp, which are cut off from the rest of the city by the separation wall, have gone without running water since March 4 [ry]17/3/2014
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4 worshipers injured as Israeli forces storm Al-AqsaMa`an News Agency - "Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces entered the compound through the the Chain Gate, throwing stun grenades and shooting rubber bullets toward worshipers and blockading worshipers in the Al-Aqsa mosque" [ry]17/3/2014
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Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath Ramzy Baroud--Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher.dn16/3/2014
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WAFA Photographer Shot and Injured by Israeli Police in JerusalemPNN - Palestine News Network - "The unrest started earlier today, when Israeli police closed the checkpoints for worshippers under 50 years of age, and later for everybody, except Israeli settlers." - id12/3/2014
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Three Days, No Water for Some 50,000 East Jerusalem ResidentsChris Carlson - IMEMC - Some 50,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been without water for three days, after their water supply was cut off, on Tuesday. Water is supplied to the area by Jerusalem`s water utility – Hagihon, the Palestinian News Network reports. The water systems were designed many years ago and are not adequate for the needs of the population, which has grown significantly in recent years. Water tanks on the roofs have already been emptied and now peddlers selling jerry-cans and water tanks at exorbitant prices have begun making the rounds. ak 10/3/2014
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