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Israeli forces detain 2 Gaza fishermen, confiscate boat Ma’an - "According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli forces detained 71 fishermen and confiscated 22 fishing boats throughout 2015." - id 31/8/2016
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School-children tear-gassed on 2nd day of school al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The Salaymeh checkpoint, for many school-children, is one of the unavoidable checkpoints on the daily way to school and back home. At the highly militarised structures, the children attending schools and kindergartens in the area, are subject to bag-searches, harassment, questioning and detention by the Israeli forces." - id 30/8/2016
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2 Palestinians shot in Duheisha, as Israeli commander threatens to `disable all youth in the camp`Ma`an News Agency - "Local youth in al-Duheisha told BADIL that Captain Nidal has made statements such as: `I will make all the youth of the camp disabled,` `I will have all of you walking with crutches and in wheelchairs,` `I will make half of you disabled, and let the other half push the wheelchairs,` and `I will make all of you stand in line at the ATM waiting for your disability subsidies and assistance`” [ry]29/8/2016
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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian fatherMaureen Clare Murphy - EI - "Israeli forces killed a reportedly unarmed Palestinian man at a military post outside the village of Silwad, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, midday Friday" [ry] 29/8/2016
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Water shortages hit West Bank Palestinians, provoking war of wordsSabreen Taha--At the peak of a searing summer, Palestinians living in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank are suffering from severe water shortages, prompting a war of words between Palestinian and Israeli officials over who is responsible. The Palestinians say Israel is preventing them from accessing adequate water at an affordable price, and point out that nearby Israeli settlements have plentiful water supplies. Israel says the Palestinians have been allocated double the amount they were due under an interim 1995 agreement, and have refused to discuss solutions to the current problem. dn 28/8/2016
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Unarmed Palestinian running towards IDF guard post shot deadYoav Zitun, Elisha Ben Kimon & Elior Levy--A Palestinian man came running at a West Bank guard post near Ofra; the soldiers followed the procedure for stopping a suspicious person and ended up shooting him; he died at the scene; no weapons or explosives were found on his person; none of the soldiers were injured.dn28/8/2016
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Demolitions Again in Um Al KheirErella, The Villages Group--27/8/2016
Palestinians celebrate prisoner Bilal Kayid`s `victory` after ending hunger strikeMa`an News Agency - "Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayid, who ended his 71-day hunger strike on Wednesday, will be released from Israeli custody on December 12, prisoners’ rights group Addameer announced in a press conference on Thursday, with Palestinian officials hailing the agreement marking the end of Kayid’s strike as a “victory” over administrative detention." ca26/8/2016
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Nablus: Dozens of Olive Trees Destroyed by Israeli ForcesIMEMC News & Agencies - "Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, that the soldiers destroyed olive trees planted on both sides of the main street, under the pretext of “use as a cover” for Palestinians who throw stones at settlers’ vehicles passing on the street.Olive trees, regularly uprooted or cut down by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers, are greatly valued by Palestinians and considered as a source of livelihood for many of them." CA 26/8/2016
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Control and ID-check of Palestinians al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "... there is no doubt that it¡¯s not for creating safety, but just pure harassment." - id24/8/2016
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Palestine journalist ordered to spend three months in admin. detentionHaggai Matar--The Supreme Court upheld the army’s request to extend Omar Nazzal’s remand by three months only, instead of four. The judges did not specify why he posed a security threat, and how he would cease to in three months’ time. dn23/8/2016
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Israel Carries Out 50 Strikes Against Gaza, Five Palestinians InjuredIMEMC News - "The Israeli Air Force carried out, Sunday, at least fifty military strikes wounding five Palestinians in different parts of the Gaza Strip, reportedly after a shell was fired earlier from Gaza into an open area in Sderot in the Negev" [ry] 22/8/2016
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Army Injures Three In Kufur QaddoumIMEMC News - "Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said a large military force invaded Kufur Qaddoum and assaulted locals, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, leading to clashes.The army fired rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding three Palestinians, and many gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation." ca 20/8/2016
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How real-life tragedies have revived theater in Gaza Huda Baroud - Al-Monitor "Abu Yassin said that nine years after the Palestinian split, Gazans are back attending theatrical plays that reflect their daily social and political concerns in a comic way. He explained that theatrical activity has resurged thanks to good directing and to scripts that tackle interesting issues, such as unemployment and the effects of the split on Palestinian society.“Palestinian theater never completely disappeared, but it has gone through highs and lows over the years. The activity of theatrical troupes performing successively in Gaza clearly sparked the interest of the audience,” he said. Abu Yassin noted that the success of theater depends on the spectators attending a performance." ca 19/8/2016
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Learning the enemy’s language Nesma Seyam - Electronic Intifada "Mohammed Alhammami argues that knowing Hebrew is important to gain a proper understanding of Israeli politics.“Learning Hebrew helped me read the Israeli press and Israeli writers,” he said. “A lot of things get lost in translation. It is best to find the original sources.” Alhammami teaches English for AMIDEAST, an American organization that runs educational programs in the Middle East.He studied at Franklin and Marshall College in the US, where he enrolled in a Hebrew class.At the time, he was writing an independent research paper on the idea of a one-state solution in Palestine." ca 19/8/2016
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EU logo no shield from Israel’s bulldozersSilvia Boarini - The Electronic Intifada - "Bilal Hammadin looks beyond the tin shacks in the occupied West Bank village of Abu Nuwwar, home to approximately 600 Palestinians, to the red-roofed homes in Maaleh Adumim, an Israeli settlement where nearly 40,000 people live." - id 17/8/2016
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Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences IMEMC - "Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip." - id 17/8/2016
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Settlers tour H1, Palestinian movement restricted in Bab E Zawiyeh al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The event lasted several hours, and caused lots of harassment for the Palestinians in Bab E Zawiyeh. This is not the first time Israeli settlers, protected by the Border Police and Army, entered H1." - id 17/8/2016
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WATCH: Activists show solidarity with parched Bedouin village Social TV - +972 - Israel’s National Water Company, Mekorot, supplies water to Israeli settlements in Area C of the West Bank while Palestinians are denied access to wells and pipes that run through their land. Watch Israeli activists show solidarity with Bedouin living on the edge of the village of Fasayil in the Jordan Valley. [bz]16/8/2016
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Palestinian teen dies after being shot in heart by Israeli forces in al-Fawwar clashesMa`an - Israeli forces stormed al-Fawwar at dawn on Tuesday, ransacking homes and interrogating residents. Clashes then broke out between local youth and Israeli soldiers who fired live gunshots, tear gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the youth, injuring at least 33, including Abu Hashhash. [bz]16/8/2016
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Gaza merchants say Israel withholding permits, stifling tradeTimes of Israel staff and AFP - Gazan businessmen and traders staged a protest at a crossing point Monday over what they said was the mass cancellation of travel permits by Israel, which they blamed for suffocating trade, having scrapped hundreds of travel documents allowing them to enter Israel and the West Bank as well as other countries for trade. [bz]16/8/2016
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European lawmakers show solidarity with hunger striking Palestinians prisonersMa`an - Anger directed at the Red Cross for the reduction in visits and at Israeli authorities for denying entry to scores of Palestinians from entering Israel to visit their incarcerated relatives has only intensified in recent weeks, as hunger strikes in Israeli prisons continued to gain momentum. [bz]16/8/2016
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Israeli prison `like being inside a grave`Zena Tahhan - AlJazeera - Palestinian Amal al-Sada spent a year in prison after trying to smuggle a SIM card to her jailed brother [ry] 15/8/2016
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Israeli forces demolish home of slain Palestinian attacker in Bani NaimMa`an News Agency - "Israeli forces demolished early on Monday morning the family home of a Palestinian teen who was killed in June after stabbing a 13-year-old Israeli girl to death, in the latest instance of Israel’s much denounced policy of punitive home demolitions" [ry] 15/8/2016
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Israeli treasury looks to scrap Palestinian day workers` tax breaksAla Khatib--Palestinians working in Israel will see thousands of shekels reduced annually from their barely sufficient salary, as per an amendment proposed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. The arguments he put forth are hair-raisingly infuriating. dn13/8/2016
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Jenin; Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Brick Factory, Confiscate Its EquipmentIMEMC News - "Local sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired many live rounds, sound bombs, and concussion grenades.Last week, the soldiers handed demolition orders to four Palestinian shop owners in the Industrial Zone, in Jenin." ca 12/8/2016
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Ahmad Dawabsha Transferred to Tel Hashomer Hospital after Severe Health DeteriorationIMEMC News & Agencies - "Five-year-old sole survivor of an arson attack in the village of Douma, in the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, last year, Ahmad Dawabsha, was taken to Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital Wednesday night, after his health deteriorated... The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack which took place in the town of Douma, in the Nablus district, in July of 2015. He has undergone a series of complex surgeries since." ca12/8/2016
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No sweet relief for Gaza watermelon farmers Isra Saleh el-Namey - The Electronic Intifada - "Spending more than $10 to buy three or four watermelons for the family is too much for a government-employed teacher." - id 10/8/2016
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PCHR Follows Up With Concern Excessive Use Of Force By The Palestinian Security Services In The West Bank Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "PCHR highlights that security services’ duty is to ban the possession of firearms and maintain the security of civilians within the boundaries of the law with a strict commitment to the relevant international standards, especially the 1979 Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials." - id 10/8/2016
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Everything we don`t know about the World Vision in Gaza story Dahlia Scheindlin - +972 - "Reporting stories like this is difficult. Man gets arrested. Man gets held for weeks with no legal access. The charges come in a statement from Shin Bet that you can’t cross examine, and are fleshed out in anonymous briefings to Israeli media based on confession evidence. It may be true. It may not. Or it may exist in some space in between." - id 10/8/2016
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Hunger strike escalates for prisoner Bilal Kayed Dezeray Lyn - The Arab Daily News - "Palestinian political dissident remains in Israeli Gulag in failing health in protest of Israeli brutality." - id 10/8/2016
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Israeli authorities force Palestinian man to demolish own barn near NablusMa`an - Israeli forces enforced the demolition without a court order, while Jamal had filed a suit in Israeli courts, which had yet to make a ruling on his appeal. Jamal built the barn in order to raise cattle and sheep, his main source of income. He was forced to demolish it himself to keep his livestock, and to avoid paying a demolition fee to Israeli authorities, as he was already set to lose tens of thousands of shekels with the loss of the barn. [bz]9/8/2016
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Israeli Border Police fire black sponge round at chest of 10-year-old boy in a-Ram, killing himB`Tselem - "On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, at around 6:00 P.M., 10-year-old Muhyi a-Din a-Tabakhi was critically injured by a black sponge round fired by Israeli Border Police officers in the town of a-Ram, al-Quds District. The Palestinian boy died shortly afterwards in hospital" [ry] 8/8/2016
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Israel passes law allowing imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians ages 14 and underMa`an - The law is intended to punish primarily Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem who attempt attacks on Israeli civilians and military. Palestinians of all ages from the occupied West Bank, including young minors, have long been tried, sentenced and detained in Israel`s military court system. [bz]6/8/2016
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Why some Gazans are telecommuting with Israeli firms Fadi N. Shafei - Al Monitor "Young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip use the internet to work with Israeli institutions, despite the challenges posed by the permanently tense relationship between Gaza and Israel." ca 5/8/2016
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World Vision Donor Sponsored a Boy. The Outcome Was a Mystery to Both. DIAA HADID - NYT - "But Mr. Sabateen, a 53-year-old butcher, was suspicious. Who had sent me? What did I really want? The notion of a police officer’s being behind the inquiry hardly helped." - id 3/8/2016
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Gaza’s sick pay price of blockade Isra Saleh el-Namey - The Electronic Intifada - "International observers like the World Health Organization, the United Nations and individual politicians have on numerous occasions reported that the blockade negatively affects the delivery of medical services in Gaza and leads to a shortage of potentially life-saving drugs." - id 3/8/2016
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Beit Ummar’s children targeted by the Israeli army al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The Awad family have been especially targeted by the police due to their houses location close to the checkpoint. For many months both of their 2 young sons and the father were in prison, leaving the mother to run the shop and house alone. 3/8/2016
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WATCH: Border cop confiscates Palestinian girl`s bicycle in Hebron Edo Konrad - +972 - "Video shows Border Police officer taking away eight-year-old Anwar Burqan’s bicycle and throwing it into the nearby bushes." - id 3/8/2016
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25 Palestinians detained in raids, as Israeli forces close main Hebron entranceMa`an - Palestinian security sources said the undercover officers and soldiers were on a mission to detain Malik Ahmad Ubeid, for reasons they did not specify. The mission reportedly failed as Ubeid was not in the home, and Israelis forces then reportedly detained his two brothers Anas and Hamza. [bz]2/8/2016
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Israel to demolish 7 agricultural structures, water wells in southern NablusMa`an - Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned Israel’s illegal practice of destroying Palestinian water infrastructure as "atrocious." “Israel uses every means possible to chase Palestinians away from their ancestral land,” Hamdallah said. "Water is life, and if you don`t have water you cannot exist." [bz]2/8/2016
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Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man Near NablusMEMC News - "Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian man near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, reportedly after he tried to stab them" [ry] 1/8/2016
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