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Jordan to Safeguard Al-Aqsa in Coordination with PalestineChris Carlson - IMEMC - Al-Mamoni said intensive discussion with the State of Palestine is underway to study practical measure that will ensure the protection of Palestinians in Jerusalem, deter and prevent Israel from implementing its rejected plan to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque and halt the Israeli soldiers’ continued attacks against Palestinian worshipers, the agency reported. [bz]22/4/2014
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Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel deniesReuters - "The most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem said on Sunday Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque, Islam`s third holiest site, to quell the latest in a string of Palestinian protests at the politically sensitive holy site. Israeli police denied the allegation" [ry]21/4/2014
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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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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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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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Temple Mount closed to visitors as police, Palestinians clashNir Hasson - Haaretz - Police said that dozens of Palestinian youths, many of them masked, were throwing stones and fire-crackers at police forces from within the Al-Aksa mosque. Twenty-four Palestinian youths were arrested overnight in an effort to quell the violence, which has rocked the Temple Mount virtually every day for the past week. Some 25 Palestinians were wounded, one seriously, in rioting last Wednesday, according to Palestinian sources. One police officer was lightly wounded by stone-throwing. Dozens of young Palestinians slept inside the Temple Mount on Saturday night and a large police force was in place. MK Miri Regev (Likud) cancelled a previously planned visit to the mount, which is regarded as holy by both Muslims and Jews. [bz]20/4/2014
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