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The impossible choice faced by East Jerusalem PalestiniansSuleiman Maswadeh - +972 "Today, I understand why the Israeli establishment behaves as it does. Palestinian residents of Jerusalem are banned from building or adding floors to their homes, but Jews are allowed to steal land and build entire neighborhoods on it — which the government then rubber- stamps and declares legal.The building of the apartheid wall created a bizarre situation in which two places within Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries were nonetheless left “outside” it: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kafr Aqab." ca 27/4/2017
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For settlers, there`s no reason not to break the lawYossi Gurvitz/Yesh Din - +972 "In August 2009, the residents of Kfar Aqeb, a Palestinian village near Ramallah, noticed 12 illegal structures being built on their land near the settlement of Kochav Ya’akov. The residents urgently petitioned the High Court of Justice, assisted by Yesh Din, demanding the court order an immediate halt to the construction. What happened next is a microcosm of the behavior of the law enforcement apparatus in the occupied Palestinian territories." ca27/4/2017
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Jerusalem municipality to confiscate Palestinian land for ‘tourist center’ Molly Mae - Alternative Information Center "On April 24, 2017, the West Jerusalem municipality published a plan to confiscate 1,300 square meters of land in Ras al-Amoud, an area adjacent to the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem...Haaretz adds that despite the fact that the plans have yet to be approved, the city has already started working at the site. The public has 60 days to file objections to the plan as of Monday. Israeli settlement monitoring group Peace Now adds that the municipality used a “highly unusual” procedure to expedite the land confiscation." ca 27/4/2017
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Beitar Jerusalem Commemorates Holocaust Day: “Death to Arabs!”Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Today, the “Beitar Heart” Instagram account of the Beitar fan club featured a somber image of a candle lit to commemorate Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Only one small problem: the image was tagged with #Death to Arabs!" - id 26/4/2017
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The impossible choice faced by East Jerusalem PalestiniansSuleiman Maswadeh - +972 - "Palestinians in East Jerusalem live in an ongoing state of limbo: either stay where they are and risk having any additions they make to their homes demolished, or move away and lose their residency status." - id 21/4/2017
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Take a tour of West Jerusalem`s Palestinian history: A new documentary brings the hidden urban Palestinian history of West Jerusalem on to screens everywhere. Mary Pelletier - Aljazeera - Based on a series of tours through Katamon and Baka, former Palestinian neighbourhoods where Arab identity was swiftly erased after the 1948 Nakba, the project "Jerusalem, We Are Here" is a web-based interactive documentary that takes viewers on a journey in Jerusalem. The documentary revives the culturally rich landscape of Palestinian West Jerusalem, based around an interactive map embedded with original film footage, photographs, interviews and audio, directed and produced by Dorit Naaman.-rh 19/4/2017
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WATCH: This is what a stop-and-frisk in East Jerusalem looks likeActivestills - +972 - "When Israeli forces started body searching Palestinians outside Jerusalem’s Old City, an Activestills photographer on the scene started filming. They detained and searched him too." - id21/4/2017
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Hundreds of right-wing Israelis tour Al-Aqsa compound on 6th day of PassoverMa’an News Agency - " Hundreds of right-wing Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, amid ongoing restrictions on Palestinian freedom of worship and movement in occupied East Jerusalem on the sixth day of the Jewish holiday of Passover" [ry]17/4/2017
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As Christians Around the World Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians Are Barred from AttendingIMEMC News & Agencies - "As with every year, Israel issued a number of permits for West Bank and Gaza Christians to enter Jerusalem during Easter. But, then, it imposed a week-long closure on the occupied territories for the Jewish Passover holiday, which coincided with Easter celebrations, thus deeming all permits void for this week" [ry] 17/4/2017
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Israeli Extremists Write Racist Graffiti In JerusalemIMEMC - "Besides “Death To Arabs,” among the racist graffiti was “Arabs Go Home,” “Revenge,” Kahane Was Right,” and “We Will Not Be Silent.” - id12/4/2017
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Israeli Archaeological Dig Forces 25 East Jerusalem Residents to Evacuate Homes Nir Hasson - Haaretz - The municipality declared the building unsafe and for one night moved the residents to a hotel in the city. "Our home was ruined, it is impossible to live there any longer, we have nowhere to live," said Suleiman Oweida, one of the evacuated residents. The Jerusalem municipality said that the cause of the cracks in the building is being investigated. [bz]11/4/2017
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Israeli Authorities Issue Orders Preventing 15 Palestinian From Entering Al-Aqsa MosqueIMEMC News - "Furthermore, Israel closed occupied Jerusalem to all Palestinians from the West Bank, starting from today [9.4.17] until April 17th, while it celebrates the Jewish Pesach" [ry]10/4/2017
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Israeli army `among world`s child rights violators`Nigel Wilson - Aך-Jשזקקרש "Occupied East Jerusalem - Flanked by his mother and aunt, Ahmed Mahmoud strolled up the narrow street that leads to the main road in Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem. It was mid-afternoon in early December 2016, and the 15-year-old had recently earned good grades at school. As a reward, the trio were on an outing to buy him a new pair of shoes, when they encountered a group of teenagers running towards them.Ahmed realised that clashes were taking place in the area between young men from the neighbourhood and Israeli border guards. "I wanted to return home but then the bullet hit me," he said. "I fell to the ground. My aunt started screaming. She was screaming at my cousin, who lived nearby, for help." Ahmed had been shot in the face with a rubber-coated bullet." בש 7/4/2017
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Netanyahu to lift ban on Israeli politicians storming al-AqsaMolly Mae - AIC - Israeli politician Yehuda Glick petitions the High Court to lift the ban despite news of its expiration date [ry]3/4/2017
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Grand Mufti: Arrest of al-Aqsa guards `unacceptable`By Ibrahim Husseini - Al Jazeera - Israeli police arrest Palestinian guards after they try to stop archaeologist from removing ancient stone from compound. [bz for dn]2/4/2017
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