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Israel to expand colonial settlement in Hebron

23 hours 49 min ago
IMEMC - "The new houses will be constructed on an Israeli military base inside the city of Hebron along al-Shuhada Street in the central city. They will expand the Israeli settlement of Beit Romano, which houses a yeshiva school. It was previously a Palestinian boy’s school."

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Raid Al Aqsa Mosque

23 hours 49 min ago
IMEMC News - "46 settlers, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces, broke into the courtyards of the mosque, which is exposed, on a near daily basis, to the storming and provocation of Israeli settlers who attempt to perform a Talmudic ritual and desecrate the sanctity of the holy site." - id

Has US taken on role of Israeli domestic opposition?

23 hours 49 min ago
Akiva Eldar - Al-Monitor - "While opposition leaders Isaac Herzog and Yair Lapid keep silent over growing Israeli construction in West Bank settlements, the United States has been issuing rapid-fire condemnations of the government`s actions." - id

French Jewish families make aliyah—to Samaria

23 hours 49 min ago
French Jewish families make aliyah—to Samaria - Ynet - "12 families left the comforts of Paris to settle in trailer homes in Brukhin." - id

The Tunisian star who filled Palestinians with hope — for one night

23 hours 49 min ago
Samah Salaime - +972 - "My heart was beating fast and I couldn’t stop smiling. A huge Palestinian flag flew underneath a beautiful full moon." - id

Israeli MKs, NGO Monitor Invent False Anti-Semitic Claims Against BDS

23 hours 49 min ago
Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "The Knesset foreign affairs committee began the fraud by titling the hearing, “Singling Out Jewish Students by BDS on U.S. Campuses.”" - id

Thirst and narrative

23 hours 49 min ago
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - ""Twice a week the water is flowing through this little water pipe which you see here on the ground, a pipe with a 20 mm diameter. When the large container is full we distribute the water among all the families, it has to last for three days."" - id

UN deeply concerned at deteriorating health of striking prisoner Bilal Kayed

23 hours 49 min ago
PNN - Palestine News Network - "After 70 days of hunger strike, Kayed is reported to be in a critical condition and doctors have informed him that he may suffer irreversible damage to his health." - id

Cairo Institute condemns crackdown on Palestinian activists

23 hours 49 min ago
The Arab Daily News - "Under international law, such measures amount to a collective punishment, a serious breach of customary law." - id

Control and ID-check of Palestinians

23 hours 49 min ago
al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "... there is no doubt that it¡¯s not for creating safety, but just pure harassment." - id

Why A Military Embargo Against Israel Is Necessary(Part 1)

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
Presentation by Bruce Katz--

This Israeli Summer, Some Palestinian Lives Matter

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
Sayed Kashua--It’s true that swimming-pools-and-Arabs are in the “dog bites man” category,” but in summertime the discrimination against Arabs in public pools is something readers will go for. It’s not the state budget, the situation at the airport, discrimination in the job market or other racial abuse: It’s discrimination in the swimming pool, a phenomenon with a racial history, like separation on buses and at recreational sites. dn

Muslims Are the Sacrificial Lambs of Our Surveillance Security Apparatus: We Should Pay Attention

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
Aviva Stahl--Muslims suffer the most invasive, traumatic manifestations of the state’s intrusion. The hyped danger is used to justify further expansion of surveillance. dn

How an IDF general whitewashed the killing of three innocent Palestinians

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:00
Yael Marom and John Brown--. Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan was trying to support a soldier charged with killing an unarmed Palestinian. Instead, he ended up confessing to a crime that could have severe repercussions at The Hague.dn

Palestinian journalist ordered to spend three months in admin. detention

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
Haggai Matar - +972 - The Supreme Court upheld the army’s request to extend Omar Nazzal’s remand by three months only, instead of four. The judges did not specify why he posed a security threat, and how he would cease to in three months’ time [ry]

Isolated: Israel cuts village of Beit Iksa off from East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
B`Tselem - “After the guards give me the signal, I drive up to the inspection point and all the passengers get out except the elderly. […] Sometimes, they allow sick people or mothers with babies or little children to stay on the bus. The rest of the passengers line up outside. A guard stands at the door of the bus and the passengers come up to him one by one and show their identity cards. He only lets residents of Beit Iksa and the elderly […] back onto the bus. The age limit varies according to the guard’s mood. […] It usually takes them about ten to twenty minutes to check all the cards, depending on the number of passengers. On days when they’re strict, it can take hours” [ry]

On 47th anniversary of arson attack, Palestinians highlight ongoing threats to Al-Aqsa

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
Ma`an News Agency - " Palestinians on Sunday commemorated the 47th anniversary of an arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as Palestinian officials highlighted that the Muslim holy site was still under threat today. On Aug. 21, 1969, an Australian Christian fundamentalist set fire to a pulpit in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, aiming to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ" [ry]

Israel Carries Out 50 Strikes Against Gaza, Five Palestinians Injured

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
IMEMC News - "The Israeli Air Force carried out, Sunday, at least fifty military strikes wounding five Palestinians in different parts of the Gaza Strip, reportedly after a shell was fired earlier from Gaza into an open area in Sderot in the Negev" [ry]

Jerusalem: war in every direction

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
Rasem Obeidat - AIC - The slogan of the occupation’s escalating war against Jerusalem: those that will not be subdued by force will be subdued by more force [ry]

Rights groups say Israel behind death threats campaign

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
Jillian Kestler-D`Amours - AlJazeera - Palestinian human rights workers targeted for attempting to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinians [ry]