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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Video middleeast by Nicole Johnston - Al Jazeera "After holding Gaza under siege for more than three years, Israel has said it will finally allow new cars and spare parts into the Strip."30/7/2010
Unclear Israeli border policies cause delays at Allenby CrossingsFamilies said long hours waiting for news were spent under the hot sun in Palestine`s hottest region, where temperatures frequently reach well above 40 degrees in the summer. 24/7/2010
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1 injured, 2 detained at Al-Ma`sara anti-wall rallyA French woman was taken to hospital to have shrapnel removed from her ear after a sound bomb exploded by her head. The injury required four stitches, and she will be kept overnight to test for hearing problems. Israel’s separation wall annexes thousands of dunums of agricultural land from Al-Ma’sara and its surrounding villages for the illegal Gush Etzion settlements.24/7/2010
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UNRWA: Despite announced new Israeli policy, blockade still stops Gaza construction Ma`an - In a Gaza press conference UNRWA head John Ging charged that, despite Netanyahu`s promise to allow the entry of construction materials into Gaza for school and home contruction projects administered by the UN and the Red Cross, in fact such projects remain stalled for want of supplies. In practice, the amount of contruction matertial allowed in "has not changed noticeably" since the new Israeli policy was announced a month ago. 20/7/2010
The brain tumor method of leaving GazaAmira Hass - Haaretz - 35,000 Palestinians who live in the West Bank but due to Israeli intransigence remain registered as Gazans are in permanent danger of deportation. 2,479 newborns who have never been in the Strip also got registered as Gazans. Neither family, nor work or livelihood are considered reasons for issuing transit permits.20/7/2010
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Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: A Situation Report on the Access to Health of Gaza Residents. July 6, 2010 19/7/2010
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Chris Patten urges bolder EU approach over Middle East conflictHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - EU commissioner Chris Patten calls Gaza blockade an immoral failure and says bloc must be more independent19/7/2010
Hamas slams UN over aid deliveries Al Jazeera-- Hamas has said the United Nations call for aid groups to send supplies to the Gaza strip over-land rather than by sea amounts to "collaboration with the Israeli occupier".25/7/2010
Gaza borders must open to revive local economyHaaretz Service and The Associated Press == The European Union`s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said Saturday Gaza`s borders must open to enable the territory`s battered economy to recover.18/7/2010
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Israel paves the way for killing by remote controlJonathan Cook - The National -Spot and Shoot, as it is called by the Israeli military, may look like a video game but the figures on the screen are real people – Palestinians in Gaza – who can be killed with the press of a button on the joystick. The female soldiers, located far away in an operations room, are responsible for aiming and firing remote-controlled machine-guns mounted on watch-towers every few hundred metres along an electronic fence that surrounds Gaza. 15/7/2010
IDF to probe death of Palestinian protester at West Bank rallyAnshel Pfeffer - Haaretz - The Military Advocate General had refused to open a criminal investigation into the death of Bassem Abu-Rahma, but on Monday changed its mind after expert testimony showed that the tear gas canister was aimed directly at Abu-Rahma and was fired in violation of military orders. 13/7/2010
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IDF preparing for forceful interception of Libya-sponsored aid ship bound for GazaAnshel Pfeffer and Amos Harel - Haaretz - An internal IDF probe into May 31 Gaza flotilla incident found only professional mistakes in planning and carrying out the operation. [Emphasis OM.]13/7/2010
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Palestinian villagers battle plans to wall them inSelim Saheb Ettaba - Yahoo!News - "Israel has completed 413 kilometres (256 miles) of the planned 709-kilometre (435-mile) barrier since construction began in 2002 following a wave of bombings. When it is completed, 85 percent of the barrier will have been built on occupied West Bank land"12/7/2010
ISRAEL: Six years later, UN says barrier is still a big problemMaher Abukhater--LA Times-- According to UN figures, more than 61% of the barrier has been completed, with an additional 8.4% of the barrier`s total length under construction and 30% planned but not yet built. When completed, 85% of the barrier will run inside the West Bank, thus incorporating 9.4% of the West Bank area, mainly where blocks of settlements have been built. Ray Dolphin, OCHA barrier specialist, said there is "a strong correlation between the route of the barrier and settlements in the West Bank." He said Israel is incorporating land in the West Bank with the construction and route of the barrier "taking into account expansion of settlements." 11/7/2010
Anti-fence protestor: Palestinians` rights ignored Shmulik Grossman-- Anti-fence protestor: Palestinians` rights ignored Weekly rallies in West Bank villages mark sixth anniversary of Hague court ruling which stated separation fence illegal 11/7/2010
IDF tracking aid shipHanan Greenberg--Ynet-- IDF tracking aid ship: Any attempt to reach Gaza will be thwarted Barak calls Libyan ship`s voyage `unnecessary provocation`; suggests it dock in Ashdod or `sail directly to Egypt.` Activist: Our job is to help people in need 11/7/2010
Over 20,000 travel through Gaza`s Rafah crossing in June10,531 residents left Gaza while 10,172 returned in the month since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak officially declared the Rafah crossing open following a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla...officials say Cairo has prioritized patients and not allowed [all] Gaza residents to freely transit3/7/2010
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Bethlehem and Etsion, Sunday June 27 - MachsomWatch report - "From where we stand, I can see that all the cars in the last row (seven altogether) of the police parking lot for confiscated vehicles have been burned out. On inquiry with Ibrahim, the minibus driver, this is confirmed. He says that not all the cars in the entire lot were burned but many. I don`t know if this has been reported before, but it pays to see if the owners were compensated for their loss." 2/7/2010
Israel sentences popular struggle leaderMaan News Agency - "A Palestinian protest organizer detained in 2005 and put on trial was sentenced Wednesday with a second trial pending, popular committee officials in Bil`in said. " 23/7/2010
Israel`s Separation Wall: A Health Hazard Stephen Lendman - Countercurrents - Before the Wall`s construction, permits were enforced at checkpoints and random spot checks. However, they weren`t required to access Jerusalem, especially on foot. Since 2007, however, West Bank residents may only do so through three of 14 checkpoints at Qalandiya, Gilo and Zaytoun - the procedure time-consuming and challenging, especially during rush hours when queues are long, resulting in delays up to two hours or more. 21/7/2010
Narratives Under Siege (3): The Economics of Occupation PCHR - Under the current form of the illegal Israeli-imposed closure, farmers in Gaza can no longer export their produce outside the Gaza Strip, and they are facing further restrictions on the types and amounts of products they can grow. The effects have been disastrous. 21/7/2010
EU ministers to visit Gaza in SeptemberAFP - Ynet - "The idea was to enable the EU representatives to see the humanitarian situation in the Strip with their own eyes." 21/7/2010
Libyan aid ships sails for Gaza A Libya-sponsored ship carrying 2,000 tonnes of aid has set sail from Greece for the blockaded Gaza Strip in spite of warnings from Israel not to approach the Palestinian territory.10/7/2010
Kochi (India) Port Trade Union Boycotts Israeli Ships and CargoThe boycott began on 17 June on receipt of information that cargo unloaded at Colombo Port from an Israeli ship was bound to arrive at Cochin Port in a feeder vessel, the weekly organ of the Communist Party of India reported. 10/7/2010
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