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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Israeli navy opens fire at Gaza fishing boats Ma`an - The Aug. 26 ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militant groups stipulated that Israel would immediately expand the fishing zone off Gaza`s coast, allowing fishermen to sail as far as six nautical miles from shore, and would continue to expand the area gradually. Since then, there have been widespread reports that Israeli forces have at times opened fire at fishermen within those new limits, and that the zone has not been expanded. [bz]2/3/2015
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Israel sets up iron gates at container checkpointMa`an News Agency - "Israel is ignoring all agreements concerning the checkpoint, as all talks were geared towards removing the checkpoint. We were surprised it is being improved and we do not know what is next." ca27/2/2015
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10-year-old boy attacked and arrested for playing in the snowInternational Solidarity Movement - The following day, at 2:40pm, Saleh was again playing in the snow on the hills of Tel Rumeida when he was kidnapped by soldiers and brought to the military base in the Tel Rumeida’s illegal settlement. The 10-year-old boy was kept for about 20 minutes before Israeli police took him to the DCO (District Coordinator Office). After that the boy was handed over to the Palestinian police who informed his father about his whereabouts.-rh25/2/2015
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Do Israelis have any idea how bad it is in Gaza?Haggai Matar - +972 "Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, which killed over 2,000 people, including hundreds of children and entire families, lead not only to destruction, but also to a breakdown in Palestinian reconciliation. Fatah and Hamas continue to find reasons not to make reconciliation a reality: Fatah refuses to pay the salaries of Hamas members (partially because Israel has frozen the tax revenues it owes the Palestinian Authority), Hamas is blaming the situation in Gaza on the unity government and attacks on members of Fatah are becoming routine." ca20/2/2015
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Gaza donations fall way short of pledgesAl Jazeera - "Only about five percent of money pledged to rebuild Gaza, after it was devastated by Israel`s deadly assault last year, has reached Gaza, humanitarian news service IRIN has said." ca20/2/2015
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Checkpoint morningsGiedre Steikunaite - New Internationalist - It’s 2.30 am. ‘Where else in the world have you seen people leaving for work in the middle of the night?’ asks a middle-aged man, without requiring an answer. ‘This is the most racist state in the world,’ he comments and rushes off. His hurry is justified: the queue is already forming inside the terminal and he needs to take his place.-rh19/2/2015
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Video: Khuza`a, January 2015B’Tselem - "The town of Khuza`a lies in south Gaza, about 500 meters from the Israeli border.[...] Residents told B’Tselem that on 22 July 2014, 2 days after ground forces entered Gaza, the town was heavily attacked and many fled to schools in nearby Khan Yunis. The UN listed 556 homes damaged, 336 of them destroyed" [ry]9/2/2015
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Israel reluctantly accepts Hamas ruleBen Caspit - Al Monitor - "Israel from the north, Gaza in the middle, Egypt`s Sinai on the south."..."but only the residents of Gaza are trapped in a bubbling pressure cooker, which has exploded with growing intensity over the years." - id for rh 5/2/2015
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Israeli soldiers open fire at Palestinian protesters at Gaza borderMa`an News Agency - "A spokesman for the Gaza Committee to Break the Siege, Adham Abu Salmiya, told Ma`an that march was in protest against the continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the Israeli refusal to allow reconstruction materials into Gaza." [ry]2/2/2015
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