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Life under occupation

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Prisoner`s family `to file suit` against Israel over isolationMa`an News Agency - "Oweida Kallab, 48, was released after 24 years but he spent half that time in isolation, the family says. The experience has left him with severe psychological issues and unable to adapt to life outside"31/10/2011
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Palestinians press for full membership of UnescoHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - US and EU try to delay vote, which is part of attempt to push campaign for an independent state on to international stage31/10/2011
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Despite Declared Ceasefire; Israel Bombards Several Areas In GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Media sources in Gaza reported that the army carried out at least ten air strikes after a ceasefire, mediated by Egypt"31/10/2011
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Fatah official: Abbas won`t dismantle PAMa`an News Agency "The government is in a bad situation and is looking for solutions, but not to dismantle (the PA)," al-Aloul said." ca28/10/2011
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Israeli police target Sheikh Jarrah store for hanging posters of ErdoganAnonymous - Mondoweiss "For the past year Palestinian store owner Azzam Maraka has been displaying posters of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in his store windows near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Today Israeli police arrived for the fifth time since the posters were hung to fine Mr. Maraka 475 Israeli shekels (equivalent to approximately 130 US dollars) totaling 2375 shekels (~$650) to date." ca28/10/2011
Israeli effort to remove Bedouins from East Jerusalem is part of the plan to make two states impossibleZach Resnick - Mondoweiss "The Israeli Civil Administration (ICA), which is in charge of all civil operations in the West Bank (though in practice routinely blurs the line between civil and military), “…is committed to removing all Bedouins from the West Bank”, and plan to start with the Jerusalem periphery." ca28/10/2011
In praise of Nitzan Alon Editorial - Haaretz "At the end of two difficultyears in a position that required daily friction with the settlers, Alon dared to state clearly what many know, but do not say: that the army hasn`t been effective enough in blocking "price tag" attacks, and that these acts are a form of terror." ca28/10/2011
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4-year-old `critically injured` after shootingMa`an News Agency - Asil Arara, 4, was playing before she was shot in her neck with a live bullet and taken to Makassed hospital, where she was operated on and determined to be in critical condition, Palestinian officials said.27/10/2011
From the West Bank: When Brutality Enters the MainstreamDavid Shulman - The New York Review of Books - There are tragic internal concomitants to the dramatic political failure at the top in Israel. That failure and the moral pathology that motivates it are more and more seeping down into the Israeli grass roots; or maybe they have been festering there for years, fed by the occupation and its cruelties27/10/2011
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From the West Bank: The Palestinians Are ReadyDavid Shulman - The New York Review of Books - The rate of housing construction per (Israeli) person on the West Bank was double that in Israel proper. If you drive south from Jerusalem along Road 60, the main north-south artery, you see signs of building by settlers everywhere. At Avigail, an “illegal outpost” in the south Hebron hills—that is, a settlement that is illegal even within the peculiar terms of the Israeli legal system—a big sign on the roadside proudly proclaims, “We’re growing!” 26/10/2011
Anatot Pogrom: State Says Police to Investigate ItselfRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - If Israel can’t investigate this massacre properly then perhaps it will require an international body to do so. The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights plans to speak with eyewitnesses and victims. The state clearly doesn’t care about the rule of law insofar as settlers are concerned. Perhaps it may be more accountable when international bodies are involved.26/10/2011
Deported Palestinians describe prison ordeal Mohammad Alsaafin and Nour Samaha - Al Jazeera - "Asili and Hnaini are among the 15 of these prisoners who were deported to Qatar as part of the swap deal. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, the two men talk about their treatment in Israeli prisons, and what it feels like to finally be free." - id 26/10/2011
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Visit Palestine, it Makes a World of Difference Julie Holm - MIFTAH - It is easy to sit in the comfort of your home, watching the (often one-sided) news and make up your mind about this very complicated conflict. Experiencing the uncomfortable situation at checkpoints, visiting settlements and refugee camps and seeing the separation wall with your own eyes gives it a very different perspective altogether.26/10/2011
Israel: The herd nation Yitzhak Laor - Haaretz - "Lieberman-style racism, with the precision of a Cupid, fires only one arrow: Arabs are forbidden to demonstrate, because we are strong, and we are also in danger." - id 26/10/2011
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Ten Palestinians detained this night in Israeli army raidsMais Azza - IMEMC- Ten Palestinians were detained in overnight raids by Israeli forces in various parts of the West Bank. At the rate of ten detainess per night, it would take just three months for the number of Palestinians in Israeli detention to return towhat it was before last week`s prisoner exchange deal. 25/10/2011
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IDF officer dismissed over Palestinian fatalityYoav Zitun - Ynet - Commander of force who killed Palestinian man in West Bank during UN bid protests found to have made error in judgment. IDF: Officer had prior disciplinary record 24/10/2011
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Oxfam: Settlers cost farmers over $500,000 this harvestMa`an News Agency "Burning an olive tree is like burning a farmer’s bank account," said Oxfam director Jeremy Hobbs."Over 100,000 Palestinian families depend on the money they earn during harvest season. Especially because this is a bad harvest, every olive counts." Oxfam says over 2,500 olive trees were destroyed in September, and 7,500 this year. Since 1967, 800,000 olive trees have been uprooted resulting in a loss of around $55 million to the Palestinian economy, the international organization estimates." ca 21/10/2011
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Abbas to visit Egypt, discuss reconciliationMa`an News Agency - "Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Yasser Othman told official news agency WAFA that the president would travel to Egypt to discuss implementation of the deal reached on May 4 and brokered by Egypt but which has yet to be carried out." ca 21/10/2011
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UN rights expert: Palestinian children subject to arrests, violence by IsraelBy DPA - Haaretz "A United Nations human rights expert urged on Thursday the international community to step up efforts to protect Palestinians children living in the West Bank, whom he claimed are subject to violence and arrest at the hands of Israeli authorities." ca21/10/2011
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Israeli forces detain 4 men in southern West BankMaan - "Locals in Beit Ummar said troops ransacked several homes in the town and detained Ahmad Khader Abu Hashem, 44, after confiscating his computers." - id 19/10/2011
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Mother still restricted from visiting son after his release from prisonJillian Kestler-D`Amours - EI - "“Up until now, I don’t know when I will see my son. Maybe the United States is closer [for us to meet] than Gaza.”" - id19/10/2011
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"I was 1-day-old when my father was jailed"Shahd Abusalama - The Electronic Intifada - ""...and now I am 22-years-old. I’ve always known that I had a father in prison, but never had him around."" - id19/10/2011
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A very brief glimpse Diaa Hadid and Mohammed Daraghmeh - Associated Press - Sobhia Jundiya of Bethlehem traveled to Egypt with her husband to catch a brief glimpse of their son, Ibrahim, 28. “Better he be in Gaza even if I can’t see him, better than prison in Israel,” she said. “I hope to see him for a few minutes,” she said, as she began crying. “I haven’t touched his hand in 10 years.” In the end, the Jundiyas were unable to see their son, because the prisoners’ convoy did not stop during its brief swing through Egypt. The couple will try to go to Gaza, but it’s difficult for West Bankers to obtain such a permit from Israel or Egypt.18/10/2011
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Unfreed prisoners suspend hunger strike, Israeli authorities to end solitary confinementPNN - On Tuesday, Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqe said that Palestinian prisoners suspended their hunger strike on its 21st day, after Israeli prison administrators agreed to end the policy of solitary confinement. 18/10/2011
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Barghouti`s fate now firmly in Israel`s handsTom Perry - Ma`an News Agency - "All other factors remaining equal, Barghouti`s fate is now firmly in Israel`s hands. If he is to be set free, it will happen in a way that suits Israeli interests. The prospects of that seem remote in the short term. But with time, an Israeli government may see advantage in letting him go, perhaps as a way to influence Palestinian politics and weaken Hamas, or to revive peace negotiations"17/10/2011
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Children of Qalandiya: Sharif`s Future Foretold Tamar Fleishman - The Palestine Chronicle - Qalandiya checkpoint is a magnet attracting all the wretched residents of the West Bank. Over there, at that site to where thousands of people a day are obligated flock towards, these paupers hope to find some sort of a living, a few shekels a day or as they put it: "To bring home bread". Many among them do not live in Qalandiya, but in cities and remote villages, places so far away that they cannot return there when evening falls.13/10/2011
Gaza represents the ultimate failure of politicsDavid Miliband - The Guardian - The situation in Gaza represents the ultimate failure of politics. Nearly three years ago, after the Gaza war, the international community was preoccupied with opening up Gaza. Three years on, there is a stalemate – to match the wider stalemate in the wider search for a Palestinian state that can live alongside Israel13/10/2011
EUPOL COPPS Helps Palestinians in Harvesting Olives F.R. - wAFA "EUPOL COPPS, several European Consul Generals and Representatives as well as other senior European officials helped Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives in the northern West Bank, according to an EUPOL COPPS press release issued Thursday." ca 14/10/2011
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CPT-Hebron: Seven children injured at Cortuba School checkpointKhalil Team - The refusal by the teachers to pass through the checkpoint container was an act of resistance because no justification for the new order prohibiting teachers to enter through the gate was given.11/10/2011
‘It’s good to be Palestinian for a change,’ Sha’ath says`Philip Weiss - Mondoweiss "Last Saturday at PLO headquarters in Ramallah I caught a press conference by Nabil Sha’ath, the longtime Palestinian Authority official. Glowing from the aftermath of the United Nations bid he seemed excited by the idea that Palestinians were actually directing events, or at least aspects of events, rather than watching as things happened to them."ca7/10/2011
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West Bank Movement and Access UpdateOCHA "The period between July 2010 and June 2011 was characterized by the absence of significant changes in the system of movement restrictions implemented by the Israeli authorities within the West Bank territory. There are currently some 70 villages and communities, with a combined population of nearly 200,000, compelled to use detours that are between two to five times longer than the direct route to the closest city, undermining access to basic services. Some of the main traffic arteries have been transformed into rapid ‘corridors’ used by Israeli citizens to commute between the settlements and Israel, and, in some cases, between various areas within Israel via the West Bank.(scroll down)." ca7/10/2011
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Army Closes Ibrahimi Mosque for Muslims, Opens It to Israeli SettlersMajd Qumsieh - IMEMC - "..opened all its corridors and courtyards to Israeli settlers, ostensibly to enable their celebration of the Jewish Yom Kippur." - id 5/10/2011
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IPA Starts News Measures To Punish DetaineesSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Palestinian political prisoners in all Israeli prisons are demanding better living conditions, adequate medical care, and an end to solitary confinement policies and other violations of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention." - id 5/10/2011
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IDF raises age for suspects to be tried as minors Anshel Pfeffer - Haaretz - "..."the situation is still problematic because military law still does not properly protect minors."" - id 5/10/2011
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Susya Elementary School – Second Year OpensOur expectations and hopes that the Susya school will be growing vigorously and that the number of classes will increase from year to year, have been put aside as of yet: this year, too, there are only four classes (1st through 4th grades).1/10/2011
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Please Help Palestinian Community Organizer Follow His DreamsVillages Group: Ibrahim and others have created the Susiya center as part of their attempts ...for their community to flourish despite the difficult circumstances. A crucial part of such projects has been the engagement of people like Ibrahim in their communities to imagine something different. 15/10/2011
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