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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Israel detains Bil’in non-violence activistWAFA - An army unit raided the village and detained Abdallah Abu Rahmeh and two others from the same family identified as Mohammad Adib Abu Rahmeh and Ahmad Mohammad Abu Rahmeh. Abdullah Abu Rahmeh is an internationally recognized peace activist and coordinator of the Bil’in popular committee against the wall and settlements. He was detained several times in the past for his non-violence activities in his village against Israel’s seizure of Bil’in land for the construction and expansion of its illegal settlements and the construction of the apartheid barrier that has separated the village from most of its agricultural land. [bz] 21/11/2017
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Hamas and Fatah meet in Cairo to resume reconciliation talksMaan - The feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, are set to meet in Cairo, to continue their reconciliation talks - following handover of the Gaza Strip border crossings to the Palestinian Authority security forces. According to the official PA news agency Wafa, the topics up for discussion include the holding of presidential and legislative elections, security control in Gaza, reforming the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), government formation and reconciling families who lost loved ones when Hamas took over power in Gaza in 2007. Several key issues, such as the status of Hamas’ military wing, and the future of between 40,000 and 50,000 civil servants that have been hired by Hamas since the faction took over Gaza in 2007, remain unclear and hotly disputed. [ak]21/11/2017
Video: Fighting to show the truth in GazaEI - "I want to change my perspective, go and see different places in the world, [...] But global politics is really despicable and racist… My visa applications always get rejected” [ry]13/11/2017
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Haifa court to deliberate on "The Women`s Boat" which tries to reach Gaza 12/11/2017
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Amnesty International slams Israel for denying entry of group`s advocacy directorMa’an News Agency - "Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA was attempting to cross through the King Hussein border crossing between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on a personal trip to visit family following the recent death of his father, Amnesty International said in a statement Wednesday" [ry] 6/11/2017
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VIDEO: Machsom: mornings at Checkpoint 300 Israel/Palestine Peter Morgan - Mondoweiss "Checkpoint 300, or the Gilo Checkpoint, blocks the road between Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Palestinians. Since the 1990s, the checkpoint has evolved from a couple of soldiers at a roadblock to a terminal complete with full body turnstiles and biometric data checking." ca 3/11/2017
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Al-Quds Brigades Declares Five Fighters Dead Under Bombarded TunnelIMEMC News - "Israel is still preventing Palestinian search and rescue teams from entering the area, where the tunnel was bombarded, bringing the number of Palestinians, who were killed in the tunnel incident since last Monday, to twelve." ca3/11/2017
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Shakespeare in Gaza Donald Macintyre - The Guardian - A handsome poster of James Barry’s 18th-century painting King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia advertised a video performance by school students in the Nuseirat refugee camp. It might seem incongruous to find an event commemorating the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death in an isolated enclave corralled by electronically monitored fences, ruled by an armed and proscribed Islamic faction, and succinctly dismissed by Condoleezza Rice as a “terrorist wasteland”. But it was part of a long history of cultural life and heritage, easily overlooked amid a decade-long economic siege and three devastating wars.[ak]17/10/2017
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Israeli military disrupts life of ~6,500 Palestinians in Kafr a-Dik for 40 daysB`Tselem - "For 40 days, the military casually disrupted the lives of thousands of people who were not suspected of committing any offense. This collective punishment is part of a policy in which the military cynically abuses its power to harass Palestinians. There can be no moral or legal justification for this conduct" [ry] 16/10/2017
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Gaza`s clothing makers look to weave their way back into Israeli markets Khaled Abu Amer - Al-Monitor "For the first time since 2007, a sewing company in Gaza has exported a shipment of ready-made clothes to the Israeli market through the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing on Aug. 28." ca 7/10/2017
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Video: Waiting at Gaza’s borderEI - "Rafah crossing – the sole point of exit and entry for most of the two million Palestinians in Gaza – has been kept shut by Egypt for nearly a decade" [ry]2/10/2017
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Israel Imposes Tight Siege On The West BankIMEMC News - "The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to impose a tight siege on the entire West Bank for eleven days while it celebrates Sukkot Jewish holiday" [ry]2/10/2017
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Israel permits Gaza student exit visa to study in UK after media pressureMiddle East Monitor - Mohammed Awad, had already lost the chance to study in France after Israel delayed his documentation in 2014. Now again his travel documentation was indefinitely delayed. However, after complaining to various media outlets including the Independent, he received a messaged from the Israeli authorities on Facebook [sic!] that he would be allowed to exit next Tuesday. According to the Israeli NGO Gisha, 289 Palestinian students out of 362 applicants were prevented from pursuing higher education abroad this year alone. [bz]1/10/2017
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