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Thousands of Palestinians protest on Gaza borderMatan Tzuri, Elior Levy, Itay Blumenthal- YnetNews "Some 10,000 Palestinians protested as part of Hamas`s "March of Return" campaign at several spots along the Gaza border on Friday evening, with Israeli defense officials saying the clashes were the calmest over the past seven months and that Hamas has been able to rein in the violence." ca19/10/2018
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Israeli border policewoman arrested on suspicion of shooting Palestinian for funJosh Breiner - Haaretz - The incident occurred in May, when the policewoman, who is around 20, was on duty near the Al-Zaim checkpoint outside of Jerusalem. She allegedly shot the Palestinian for no apparent reason and seriously wounded him. The policewoman was arrested along with four colleagues who were with her at the time of the incident. At Monday`s bail hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate`s Court, Judge Elad Persky said the suspect apparently shot the Palestinian "as a dubious form of entertainment." He ordered her held for another three days, while the other suspects were released with restrictions. One of the policemen in the unit had filmed the incident on his phone. [bz]16/10/2018
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The Risks of Being a Journalist in GazaWalaa al Ghussein - CounterPunch - "Before we [journalists] would head to the protests, we were afraid. I thought about how terrifying it would be to get shot or lose a limb. But when you’re in the field, you feel a sense of bravery. You don’t feel anything" [ry]15/10/2018
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Israel orders immediate halt of fuel deliveries to GazaAl-Jazeera - "Israel will not tolerate a situation in which fuel tankers are allowed to enter Gaza on the one hand, while terror and violence are used against [Israeli] soldiers and Israeli citizens on the other," the statement from Lieberman`s office read...Qatari-bought fuel began arriving on Tuesday in a bid to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave and prevent any escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence." ca13/10/2018
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The audacity of unchecked power in Khan al-AhmarHagai El-Ad - +972 "Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s recent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post – designed to whitewash the war crime of the destruction of an entire Palestinian community in the occupied West Bank – is riddled with lies and distortions...contrary to Liberman’s hollow claims, this is a question neither of “the rule of law” nor of “the well- being of these people themselves.” The rule of law, in any meaningful sense, has been absent from Palestinians’ lives in the occupied territories ever since 1967." ca13/10/2018
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Israel, Syria agree to reopen border crossing — USTOI staff - Times of Israel "In a statement Friday welcoming the move, Haley said the decision by Israel, Syria and the United Nations to reopen the Quneitra Crossing was part of the return of UN peacekeepers to the area. She said it would allow them to “step up their efforts to prevent hostilities in the Golan Heights region.” ca13/10/2018
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Video: Gazan youths attempt to break down the border fenceFacebook - This video, showing Gazan youths trying to break down the border fence near Zikim, was originally made and posted on Facebook by Palestinians. It was then picked up by the Israeli extreme right group "Im Tirzu" which posted it with the added Hebrew caption "Terrorists trying to break down the border fence" - though in fact, the youths shown in the video are completely unarmed, tackling the fence with their bare hands. [ak]9/10/2018
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Israel to reduce Gaza fishing zone by one-thirdAl Jazeera - Israel`s defence ministry said that it will reduce the fishing zone from nine nautical miles to six nautical miles [ry]8/10/2018
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In photos: Khan al-Ahmar prepares for demolition after decade-long battle to remainThomas Dallal - Mondoweiss "A tiny Palestinian Bedouin town located in the West Bank hills outside of Jerusalem is bracing for an impending eviction to make way for plans to expand an Israeli settlement. The case reached its endpoint on Monday when the deadline ordered by Israel’s high court expired on the community of Khan al-Ahmar to vacate and demolish their own homes and an elementary school.The ruling comes after a lengthy court battle that began in 2009, where Israel seeks to transfer the Bedouin community to a nearby reservation of apartment units adjacent to an unofficial municipal dump. For the Bedouins, the move would devastate the herding community, making it impossible to bring along their main source of income, their grazing animals." ca "6/10/2018
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Israeli forces detain Head of Erez crossing in GazaMa`an News - "Al-Kilani was reportedly headed to visit one of his family members in a hospital in the West Bank, however, was detained as he was crossing. Sources added that Israeli forces transferred al-Kilani to an unknown location for interrogation.Erez is the only land crossing between Gaza and Israel, although travel is heavily restricted by Israeli authorities as part of a crippling blockade on the coastal enclave in place since 2007." ca6/10/2018
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In interview with Israeli paper, Hamas chief defends group’s terror tacticsTOI STAFF- "In a rare interview with the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth, published Friday, Yahya Sinwar also said conditions during his time in Israeli prison were better than conditions in Gaza and that though they were once famous for their intellectual feats, Jews are now known for “executions without trial.” ca6/10/2018
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The past six months in Gaza have been like another warMohammed Abu Mughaiseeb - Al Jazeera - I am doctor in Gaza and I have never seen anything like this before [ry] 1/10/2018
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Israeli troops abduct 11 & 12 year old children from Nabi Saleh villageIMEMC News - "On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh, known as one of the centers of non-violent resistance in the West Bank, and arrested three children – two of them age 11, and the other age 12.Samer Tamimi, 11 years old, the son of local non-violent activist Manal Tamimi, was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers along with two other children: Mohammad Abdul Lateef Tamimi, 11, and Ahmad Tamimi, 12, years old." ca 28/9/2018
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Forget BDS: Denied entry to Israel, just because of a last nameSocial TV - +972 - "Over the past two years, the Israeli army has revoked Palestinian workers’ permits to enter Israel simply because they share a last name with someone who carried out a violent attack against Israelis. The move has already dealt a severe blow to over 2,000 workers in the West Bank, many of whom have been working inside Israel and the settlements since they were teenagers." - id 27/9/2018
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A Yom Kippur Martyrology Service for GazaRabbi Brant Rosen - Shalom Rav Blog - It is traditional at Yom Kippur morning to read a Martyrology that describes the executions of ten leading rabbis who were brutally executed by the Roman Empire. At Tzedek Chicago, we devote the Yom Kippur Martyrology to honor specific individuals throughout the world who have given their lives for the cause of liberation. This year, we will dedicate our Martyrology service to the Palestinians in Gaza who have been killed by the Israeli military during the Great Return March. This nonviolent demonstration began last spring with a simple question: “What would happen if thousands of Gazans, most of them refugees, attempted to peacefully cross the fence that separated them from their ancestral lands?” Since the first day of the march last spring, demonstrators have consistently been met by live fire from the Israeli military. To date, 170 Palestinians have been killed and tens of thousands wounded and maimed, most of them unarmed demonstrators, including children, medics and bystanders. [ak]25/9/2018
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For Palestinians, Jewish holidays mean uncertainty, closed roads and lost incomeTessa Fox - Middle East Eye - Ahmad Ruzzi, a Palestinian with a permit to enter Israel, was waiting for his turn to have his papers checked at Qalandiya. He told MEE he was going to visit his mother in the hospital but expressed frustration at the confusing information circulating about checkpoint closures. "The Israelis tell us all checkpoints are closed. They write it everywhere on the internet," Ruzzi told MEE. Palestinian driver Hamza Abu Raya mentioned as he proceeded towards the gates of the checkpoint that he only knew of Qalandiya being open from past years` experience. "I live in Jerusalem. We know there are closures," Abu Raya told MEE. "All Arab roads are open, only Jewish [Israeli] roads are closed." [bz]25/9/2018
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Six Palestinians killed in 24 hours shows Israel’s ‘utter disregard for right to life’, says AmnestyAmnesty International - "The international human rights group warned that “several of these incidents appear to involve deliberate and wilful killing of unarmed civilians and may amount to war crimes”, and also renewed its call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Israel.“Between 10pm on Monday 17 September and 8pm on Tuesday 18 September,” Amnesty stated, “Israeli forces killed four Palestinian men in the Gaza Strip using live ammunition. Within the same period, two more died as a result of the actions of Israeli forces in the West Bank, one after being beaten during the process of arrest and another shot dead in a busy street in East Jerusalem.” ca21/9/2018
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I asked Israel`s only journalist in Palestine to show me something shocking – and this is what I sawRobert Fisk - The Independent "Show me something that will shock me, I told Amira Hass. So Israel’s only journalist in the Palestinian West Bank – or Palestine, if you still believe in so unorthodox a word – took me down a road outside Ramallah that I remember as a highway which led to Jerusalem. But now, just over a hill, it deteriorates into a half tarmac road, a set of closed, rusting shop doors, and garbage. The same old summer smell of raw sewage creeps up the road. It lies, green and gentle, in a pool at the bottom of the wall." ca21/9/2018
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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip air strike Ma`an - Two Palestinians were killed after being targeted by an Israeli airstrike in east of Khan Younis in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Ashraf al-Qidra of the The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that the two, pronounced dead at Nasser Hospital, were Ibrahim al-Najjar and Muhammad Khader from Khan Younis. Military sources quoted in the Israeli asserted that the two were killed because they approached the security border fence in southern Gaza and placed a "suspicious object" near fence. Unlike other cases, it was not asserted that they had tried to cross the fence. [ak] 18/9/2018
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In video - Israel intentionally kills 16-year-old PalestinianMa’an News Agency - "The video also showed Ahmad raising his hands up, seconds prior to an Israeli sniper shooting him in the chest and causing him critical injuries" [ry]10/9/2018
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Army Kills A Palestinian In Northern GazaIMEMC News - "The slain Palestinians have been identified as Attaf Abed- Rabbo Saleh, 32, from Jabalia" [ry]10/9/2018
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New IDF strategy to focus on missilesBen Caspit - Al-Monitor - The assessment is that a missile corps of the type that Liberman dreams about would cost somewhere between six and eight billion shekels ($160-200 million) over a decade. Israel’s defense industries develop leading technologies in the precision, self-correction, maneuvering and firepower of missiles and rockets. They are already selling missiles to other countries around the world. Now Israel will make use of this impressive technology.-rh 5/9/2018
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Israel shutters Gaza pedestrian crossing after border clashesTOI STAFF - The Times of Israel - Israel announced the temporary closure of its sole pedestrian crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the border terminal was damaged during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians. Hundreds of Palestinians took part in a violent riot at the Erez Crossing on Tuesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces, during which infrastructure on the Palestinian side of the crossing was damaged by rioters. “As a result, the crossing has been closed until the repairing of the damage caused as a result of the riot is completed,” the army said in a statement.-rh 5/9/2018
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Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 6 Fishermen, detain Fishing boat, and drown another boat in Gaza SeaPCHR - The Israeli Naval forces have escalated their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, prevented them from fishing freely and denying them access to the areas where fish breed. All of this refutes the Israeli authorities’ claims of easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the fishing area to 9 nautical miles off the Gaza shore. [bz]3/9/2018
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