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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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You Cannot Cover an Elephant’s Carcass with a Lotus Leaf Machsom Watch - Activists report on the phenomenon of army checkpoints left "dormant" thorughout the West Bank, which can come back to full life at any moment at the army`s discretion - in effect, a means of intimidation permanently hanging over the Palestinians` heads. 30/8/2011
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Netanyahu Holds Talks On “Possible Borders For Palestinian State”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Terza is the official who planned the so-called “Jerusalem Envelope” that aims at completely isolating Jerusalem from the West Bank, by constructing the Annexation Wall in a way that allows Israel to annex vast areas of Palestinian lands." - id31/8/2011
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Checkpoints Habla, Deir Sharaf, Anabta, Jubara and IrtahSusan Lourenco - MachsomWatch - Even if we don`t ease Palestinian distress directly, we raise awareness of what goes on in the OPT, to fellow Israelis as well as fellow citizens of the world who share our belief in the need for an end to conflict, and for a future where we live together with our neighbors in dignity. 23/8/2011
Kafka at the Rafah borderDiane Shammas - AlJazeera - What should have been a simple border crossing turns into a four-month odyssey through the iron curtain of Gaza22/8/2011
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Apartheid on Steroids Stephen Robert - The Nation - "As a Jew who has been an ardent supporter of Israel since its independence, it pains me to record what I saw there. […] What I witnessed in the West Bank—home to about 2.5 million Palestinians and 400,000 Israeli settlers—exceeded my worst expectations. While the world’s statesmen have dithered, Israel has created a system of apartheid on steroids, a horrifying prison with concrete walls as high as twenty-six feet, topped with body-ravaging coils of razor wire. […] From this physical segregation—one land for Israelis; another, unequal land for Palestinians—flows a torrent of misery, violence and human rights abuses"15/8/2011
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September rallies to avoid confronting Israeli militaryMa`an News Agency - "All rallies in support of the Palestinian bid for UN membership in September will be confined to areas where the Palestinian Authority has security control, thus avoiding confrontation with the Israeli army, high-ranking Palestinian Authority sources told Ma`an Thursday." ca 12/8/2011
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Al-Walaja protest 10-8-2011.wmvVideo - "Despite the fact that the case of the route of the Apartheid-Annexation Wall ..." ca12/8/2011
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Ambulance with Patients on Board Delayed at Israeli CheckpointDanny Johnes - IMEMC - "Anhar Sandouk died at the scene of the accident. She was 13 years old. Sandouk’s parents and two others were also injured in the accident." - id 10/8/2011
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Still seeking victorySharif Omar - Bitterlemons - And while it is important to say that Palestinians have the right to resist occupation through any means, I believe the majority of Palestinians began to oppose the attacks inside Israel because they didn`t produce the desired results. It is not accurate to say that the Wall stopped these attacks. Anyone who wants to carry out an operation can cut the fence and enter. Even now, when the soldiers aren`t at the gate, the young people are able to open its doors8/8/2011
IDF soldiers launch attack on photojournalistsBy Mati Milstein - +972mag "If you seek to obtain a truly comprehensive picture of the state of press freedom and freedom of expression in territories under Israeli control, come watch Israeli soldiers shoot at journalists in the West Bank.the attack of 29 July was intentional and sustained and the troops were fully aware of what they were doing. I had never before come under a sustained, direct and intentional attack by an Israeli military force aimed directly at me and at fellow journalists." ca5/8/2011
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IDF soldiers launch attack on photojournalistsMati Milstein - +972 - "On Friday, 29 July, at the start of the weekly Palestinian demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Israeli army infantry reservists opened fire with riot-control weapons on a group of some 10 press photographers." - id 3/8/2011
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450 Palestinians Blocked at Rafah Border CrossingDanny Johnes - IMEMC - Egyptian Authorities prevented 450 people from entering Egypt through the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. Despite the post-Mubarak government announcing the opening of the crossing, there remain severe limitations on Palestinian passage through them, especially an unannounced but strictly enforced daily quota - far too small - of Palestinians allowed to go through. 2/8/2011
Breaking: Harsh Israeli response to protest in Palestinian villageJoseph Dana - +972 - "Within 10 minutes of the start of the demonstrations, 1 Palestinian, 2 Internationals and 3 Israelis were arrested. Israeli protesters then negotiated with the army commander for their release. The commander responded to one Israeli by saying: `I’m keeping you here as long as I can so that one rock is thrown and then I can fuck up the village`”1/8/2011
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Lack of supplies, fuel threatens patients in GazaMa`an News Agency - "Medical facilities in the Gaza Strip lack 180 types of medical items as well as fuel, a shortage that poses a real threat to healthcare in the enclave, a health ministry spokesman said Saturday"1/8/2011
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Israel rejects challenge to West Bank barrier pathDANIEL ESTRIN - Associated Press - "Walajeh, the community of 2,000 on Jerusalem`s southwest edge at the center of Tuesday`s court ruling, is almost entirely surrounded by Jewish settlements." - id 24/8/2011
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