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Life under occupation

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Palestinian suffers severe skull injuries after being hit by Israeli sound bombMa`an - A doctor at the al-Makassed hospital told Ma’an that 20-year old Muhammad Hussein Khweis was being treated in the intensive care unit after a sound bomb fired by Israeli forces in his direction hit him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground and faint. [bz]1/10/2016
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Reduced to a number – robbing Palestinians of their humanityal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "Imagine ‘loosing’ your identity to a foreign occupying army not only taking your land, but attempting to take your personality, your identity, your whole existence; reducing you to a simple number on a piece of paper, stripping you of your humanity." - id28/9/2016
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`Not Done With Life Yet`Alice S. Yousef - Review of Wafa Darwish`s autobiography, "Not Done With Life Yet", for "This Week in Palestine - Wafa Darwish had to contend not only with the general situation of growing up under Israeli occupation, but also with the personal tragedy of gradually losing her eyesight.(...) Far from the classic romanticization frequently associated with writings about Palestine, and far from political diction and jargon, the book is written in a simple manner, narrated as if spoken, and packed with action and movement. There’s a whiff of every place: the jasmine of summer and taste the mujadara made for friends in Lebanon. Despite extensive losses, bitterness rarely exists, and the tone of the writing tends to be lighthearted, at times even funny.[ak] 27/9/2016
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East Jerusalem Palestinian released after serving 18 years in Israeli custodyMa`an - Ibrahim al-Abbasi, a 55-year-old father of four, was greeted by hundreds upon his arrival in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. However, Israeli forces then raided the area where the reception was held. [bz]27/9/2016
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In latest Cases of Travel Ban; Israeli Authorities Prevent Nadia Abu Nahla from Travelling for Medical TreatmentThe Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli forces decision to prevent Nadia Abu Nahla (al-Bakri) (52), a cancer patient, from travelling via Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing to receive medical treatment in Tel Hashomer Hospital.[bz]27/9/2016
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13-year-old Palestinian shot in Duheisha last month detained, medically neglectedMa`an - Ramzi Abu Ajamiyeh was detained from his home two days ago, during massive military raids across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem when 40 other Palestinians were detained, including six other minors. He is still recovering from being shot in both of his legs during a detention raid in the camp in the beginning of August. Since then, he has had to undergo six surgeries due to his injuries. Throughout his detention over the past two days, Israeli forces have reportedly prevented Ramzi from taking his medication. [bz]25/9/2016
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15 Families to be Homeless in Lieu of Israeli Military DrillIMEMC News & Agencies - "Local anti-settlement activist Motaz Bisharat told the Palestine News Net Work (PNN) that the Israeli Civil Administration served evacuation notifications to 15 Palestinian families, in preparation for army drills." ca23/9/2016
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Mahmoud Abbas: Out to Push Palestinian Cause Back to Top of AgendaPeter Baker - NYT "Mr. Abbas hopes to put Mr. Netanyahu on the spot in the most prominent venue available to a not-quite head of state." ca23/9/2016
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Owners of war-destroyed homes in Gaza to receive Kuwaiti aid moneyWAFA - "Israel’s war in the summer of 2014, the third in six years, left more than 2200 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians with over 500 children, and thousands of homes either totally or partially destroyed." - id 21/9/2016
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Two Palestinian killed in Hebron and one wounded in Jerusalem in less than 12 hoursal-Khalil team |- International Solidarity Movement - "where Palestinians are still allowed to walk (but not drive). Israeli forces later fired stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinians demonstrating the shooting of the two Palestinians in the Bab al- Zawwiya area near Shuhada checkpoint." - id21/9/2016
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Israeli settlers escorted by MKs reportedly assault Palestinians in SusiyaMa`an - Susiya local council head Jihad al-Nawajaa told Ma’an that the group of settlers “physically and verbally assaulted Palestinians in the village as other Palestinian locals confronted the group and forced them to leave the area.” Al-Nawajaa said it was the first time Knesset members set foot in Susiya, and he considered the development to be “bad omen.” [bz]20/9/2016
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen near Bani Naim after alleged attempted attackMa`an - An eyewitness told Ma`an that a bus traveling from Bani Naim to Hebron stopped at the Wadi al-Joz junction, at which point a youth stepped out of the bus, "then Israeli troops fired at him." He is the seventh Palestinian in the Hebron district, as well as the second resident of Bani Naim, to be killed by Israeli forces since Thursday, amid an uptick in violence after a period of relative calm. [bz] 20/9/2016
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Israel places 36 Palestinians in administrative detentionWAFA - 19 orders were issued against detainees who have spent months and years in detention without charge or trial, whereas the remainder received new administrative orders. [bz]20/9/2016
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Palestinians with Disabilities are Not Immune from Israeli ViolenceRichard Hardigan - CounterPunch - "Because people with disabilities are less able to take care of themselves, it is incumbent upon Israel to provide them with an extra measure of protection, something it has shown time after time it is unwilling to do. Killings such as these are particularly egregious, and the international community has the obligation to no longer remain silent about them" [ry]19/9/2016
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Prisoners begin mass hunger strike to support jailed student “fighting death”Charlotte Silver--Approximately 100 Palestinian prisoners have started to refuse food in support of 25-year-old Malik al-Qadi, who fell into a coma on 10 September after eight weeks on hunger strike.dn18/9/2016
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UN welcome agreement reached by Israeli and PA to resolve the issue of the outstanding electricity debtsPNN/Bethlehem - "Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said in the statement that Palestine News Net Work received:“I welcome the agreement reached by Israeli and Palestinian authorities to resolve the issue of the outstanding electricity debts and to create a new energy market. The agreement includes the transfer of authority to the Palestinian government for collecting payments for electricity distributed to Palestinian territory and will provide an important increase to the Palestinian revenue base.Such a significant step is in line with the Quartet’s recommendations calling on both sides to take steps to strengthen Palestinian institutions and develop a sustainable economy, consistent with the transition to greater Palestinian civil authority as contemplated by prior agreements." ca 16/9/2016
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Army Kidnaps A Palestinian Near BethlehemIMEMC -| "The soldiers stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and kidnapped the Palestinian." id 14/9/2016
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UN Report Confirms Staggering Cost of Occupation to Palestinian EconomyRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Factors involved in styming Palestinian development are: …The confiscation of Palestinian land, water and other natural resources; loss of policy space; restrictions on the movement of people and goods; destruction of assets and the productive base; expansion of Israeli settlements; fragmentation of domestic markets; separation from international markets and forced dependence on the Israeli economy." - id14/9/2016
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The politics of an accident in the Occupied Palestinian TerritoriesImran Khan - AlJazeera - Tragic death of a six-year-old girl a reminder for some of the tension and double standards that persist in these hills. [ry] 12/9/2016
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In the West Bank, even calling the fire dept. has an ethnic dimensionYossi Gurvitz, for Yesh Din - How does the IDF deal with brush fire? Depends whether it threatens Jewish or Palestinian property [ry] 12/9/2016
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Malik al-Qadi’s Lapses into a Coma After 56 Days of Hunger Strike Palestine Chronicle--Al-Qadi has been on hunger strike for 56 days, beginning on July 16 in protest of being placed under administrative detention, without charge or trial, and based on undisclosed evidence. dn11/9/2016
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After Hunger Strikes, Israel Punishes Imprisoned PalestiniansBudour Hassan--On Sept. 8, the International Committee for the Red Cross informed Thameena Husary that she was not allowed to visit her imprisoned husband, Hasan Karajah. Husary had been hoping to see him for the first time in two months, but Israel is still denying her this most basic right. Karajah, 31, is one of dozens of prisoners in Ofer military prison who are banned from receiving family visits. Israel’s ban came as a punishment for the hunger strike held by those prisoners in solidarity with their comrade Bilal Kayed. The ban is especially heart-wrenching as the families desperately wanted to see their loved ones during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. dn 11/9/2016
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PHRI Concerned by Recent Court and Hospital Decisions IMEMC - "In this cycle the detainee – once he reaches a critical condition – is urged to break the hunger strike, a non-violent strategy which requires massive psychological stamina, while the very problem about which the detainee launched his hunger strike is left unresolved." - id 9/9/2016
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Israeli Navy Releases Six Fishers Abducted ThursdayIMEMC - "Although the navy released the six kidnapped fishers, it refused to return their fishing boat." - id 9/9/2016
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Israel indicts “Palestinian Gandhi”Charlotte Silver - Electronic Intifada "Amro’s lawyer, Gaby Laski, told the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz that the sudden resuscitation of past events for which Amro was arrested and released at the time, “absolutely seems to be a matter of political persecution.” ca7/9/2016
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IDF shuts down Palestinian radio station — but won`t explain whyHaggai Matar - +972 "The Israeli army shuts down the West Bank-based ‘A-Sanabel,’ claiming it incites against Israelis without so much as providing any evidence. Such is life under a military regime. " ca7/9/2016
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Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Another, In Shu’fat Refugee CampIMEMC News - "Medical sources later identified the slain young Palestinian man as Mustafa Nimir, 24, from the Salaam area in Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. [...] The wounded Palestinian has been identified as Ali Nimir, 28; he was shot with a live round in his thigh" [ry] 5/9/2016
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Israel clears soldiers involved in checkpoint killing of U.S. teen Nahal Toosi - Politico - "Israeli authorities have told U.S. officials that they found no criminal wrongdoing by soldiers involved in the February killing of an American teenager whom the troops allege tried to stab them, and that Israel will not further pursue the case" [ry] 5/9/2016
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Palestinian man who filmed IDF soldier shooting attacker dead `threatened with arrest while reporting death threats`Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - Imad Abushamsiya’s footage sparked international condemnation and is evidence in ongoing trial [ry] 5/9/2016
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City Hall gets ever more creative in ignoring E. Jerusalem school shortageAviv Tatarsky--As the Jerusalem municipality is gradually forced to acknowledge a catastrophic shortage of classrooms in the city’s Palestinian districts, it also finds brave new ways to avoid tackling it. dn4/9/2016
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Back home in Gaza, Sanaa el-Hafi recounts her ‘terrifying’ ordeal in Israeli prisonsIsra Saleh El-Namy--Palestinian women hold portrait of jailed compatriot Hana Shalabi, a female Palestinian prisoner jailed in Israel, outside the Red Cross building in Gaza City on March 26, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Asad/APA Images) Palestinian women hold portrait of jailed compatriot Hana Shalabi, a female Palestinian prisoner jailed in Israel, outside the Red Cross building in Gaza City on March 26, 2012. (Photo: Mohammed Asad/APA Images) dn4/9/2016
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West Bank villagers suffer from sewer politicsClare Maxwell--Approximately half of Israel’s environmental regulations do not apply in the occupied territory. With such lax legislation, companies producing metals, chemicals and plastics flock to settlement industrial zones, such as West Ariel and Barkan. Both Israeli and international companies are drawn to areas where they can pollute more freely, often at the expense of surrounding Palestinian communities. dn4/9/2016
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Israeli Commander Violently Threatens Palestinian YouthTelesur TV - "An Israeli army commander has made shocking threats to Palestinian youth held in the Al-Duheisha, saying he will “make all the youth of the camp disabled,” according to a Palestinian rights group, the Middle East Monitor reported on Friday." ca2/9/2016
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Carrot and Stick Carve-up Will Not Work For IsraelJonathan Cook - Information Clearing House "An Israeli strategy that failed decades ago – before the PA even existed – is not going to succeed now. Social media campaigns and paltry handouts will not persuade Palestinians they are nothing more than a humanitarian problem.They are not about to shelve their dreams of liberation just because Mr Lieberman colour-codes them in red and green." ca 2/9/2016
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Israeli soldier injured in overnight clashes near Joseph`s TombMa`an News Agency - "Joseph`s Tomb -- revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians and Samaritans -- is the site of regular visits by Israelis, who are escorted by Israeli military forces to the area, often leading to clashes with local Palestinians.Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, Joseph`s Tomb was to remain under Israeli control, but the Palestinian Authority (PA) took over the site after the Israeli army withdrew during the Second Intifada." ca2/9/2016
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Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli PrisonsIMEMC News & Agencies - "The commission said, in a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli policy, dating back to the time of British Mandate, in which detainees are held, for renewable periods of up to 6 months, without charge or trial." ca2/9/2016
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Two Palestinian Children Tell Stories of Abuse in Israeli JailsIMEMC News & Agencies - "Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority, Rami Hamdallah, in response, condemned the ongoing abuse of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails and their ill-treatment in interrogation rooms." ca2/9/2016
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We, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, have been suffering from a slow death sentence for a long time Israel/Palestine Tamam Abusalama - Mondoweiss "We, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, have been suffering from a slow-death sentence for a long time. We are being punished collectively for no reason, without any crime. The Egyptian and Jordanian authorities in cooperation with the Israeli colonial regime have been successful at turning the life of Gazans into hell. This injustice has to come to an end. A resolution for this siege has to come. People have to wake up and make some actions.( Tamam Abusalama is a 19- year old Palestinian blogger and journalism student at Ankara university in Turkey. She’s originally from Beit Jirja-Palestine.)" ca2/9/2016
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