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Palestinian bookshop owner celebrates Jerusalem residency rulingHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - Munther Fahmi`s campaign to be allowed to stay in his birth city was backed by eminent literary figures31/1/2012
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Israel Police arrest Hamas lawmakers in East Jerusalem compound (i.e.: the Red Cross premises)Oz Rosenberg & AP - Haaretz - The Jerusalemites Khaled Abu Rafah and Mohammed Totah sought refuge in the Red Cross compound (Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood) after being banned from Jerusalem for being elected to the Palestinian parliament on a Hamas-affiliated list. Their arrest follows the arrest last week of the Hamas speaker of the Palestinian parliament. 24/1/2012
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Activists call for police abuse case to be reopened Oz Rosenberg - Haaretz "A petition over the closure of an investigation against two policemen suspected of beating and sexually assaulting a security detainee at an Israel Police station in the West Bank is set to be submitted to the High Court of Justice in the coming days.The petition is being filed by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel regarding allegations against the officers over an incident alleged to have taken place four years ago in the police station in Ma`aleh Adumim." ca 20/1/2012
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‘National Parks’ in East Jerusalem: New tool in occupation toolkitZvi Benninga - +972 - The establishment of national parks in East Jerusalem may sound like a nice idea that fosters the preservation of natural reserves – but in reality, it is a crafty method the Israeli government and its institutions have found to keep East Jerusalem under Israeli control and prohibit Palestinian territorial contiguity, rights and independence. 18/1/2012
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Shouting `Kill him…Kill him`: Settlers Attack a Young Jerusalemite with KnivesPalestine News Network - PNN - "...the number of attacks on Jerusalemites during their work or while passing by in the streets of West Jerusalem is increasing during the last couple of years." - id 18/1/2012
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‘National Parks’ in East Jerusalem: New tool in occupation toolkitZvi Benninga - +972 - According to many planners and urban development experts there is no special ecological interest in these areas, which are located in the middle of two Palestinian villages. Indeed, according to a member of Jerusalem’s city council, Meir Margalit, “This national park is a farce. There’s nothing there but rocks and thorns, certainly nothing to justify a national park. The only reason for such a plan is to seize lands and hold them as a reserve for a future settlement, while suffocating the Palestinian neighborhoods.” 17/1/2012
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Photos: Palestinian graffiti artists penetrate heavily fortified heart of West Jerusalem Ali Abunimah - The Electronic Intifada "Palestinian artists penetrated the heavily fortified heart of West Jerusalem overnight and painted graffiti bearing political messages on walls, doors, construction sites and other surfaces.The artists struck in two areas, the West Jerusalem city center (near Jaffa Road and King George Street) and the German Colony/Talbiyye area." ca 13/1/2012
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Israel moves to build East Jerusalem park, despite pending final approvalNir Hasson - Haaretz - "... the park`s true purpose is to prevent the villages from developing further." - id11/1/2012
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IDF rabbinate edits out Dome of the Rock from picture of Jerusalem’s Temple MountGili Cohen - Haaretz "Israel’s military rabbinate released an educational document ahead of the holiday of Hanukkah last month, featuring a photo of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount without the Dome of the Rock, Haaretz learned on Thursday.The photo was featured in a packet prepared by the Military Rabbinate issued to Israel Defense Forces bases ahead of Hanukkah, under the section titled “The Festival of Jewish Heroism,” which included an article and a quiz on the Jewish struggle against Hellenistic rule." ca6/1/2012
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State moves millions from public housing to security for Jewish enclaves in East Jerusalem Nir Hasson - Haaretz - "...the full amount spent in 2011 on the enclaves` security was NIS 81 million." - id 4/1/2012
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Israel accused over `provocative` new homes in Jerusalem Joe Churcher - The Independent - "Around 130 homes will be built in the Gilo neighbourhood and a new tourism centre in the part of the city known as Silwan under plans given the green light this week"2/1/2012
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