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Israel’s Wall: Security Or Apartheid? (Video)

Israel says it built the separation wall for security reasons to keep Palestinians from the occupied West Bank out of Israel. So why does 85% of the wall run inside the West Bank, rather than on the border with Israel? And how has it affected Palestinian communities?

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Middle East Winter Storm Threatens Refugees (Video)

info-pictogram1 A winter storm is bringing snow to Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel and Turkey. Those without homes in Gaza, the West Bank and refugee camps are the least prepared. Two Syrian refugees have already died in the cold.

5 THINGS THE MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU ABOUT EAST JERUSALEM

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Source: palestinecampaign.org

Palestinians in East Jerusalem live their daily lives under the brutality of Israeli occupation. However, their suffering is ignored by most of the western media. Palestinians in East Jerusalem face expulsion from the city, home demolitions, freedom of movement restrictions, surveillance, and violence from settlers and soldiers. This is in addition to illegal settlement building on their land.

It is through measures such as these – all violations of international law – that Israel is attempting to ethnically cleanse East Jerusalem of its Palestinian population. Israel’s stated goal is to establish and maintain the whole of Jerusalem as its capital.

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Circa 1920: Jewish immigration camp @ Tel Aviv, Palestine

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Israel bombed 161 mosques in Gaza

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Source: middleeastmonitor.com

Israel has so far destroyed 161 mosques in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Awqaf Minister Yousef Dois said yesterday.

He said 41 mosques were completely destroyed and 120 were partially destroyed during the war adding that a number of religious institutions have also been attacked.

Dois continued by saying Israel is taking advantage of the fact that the world’s attention is on Gaza and using this to stop Muslim worshippers from gaining access to Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said rabbis are delivering provocative speeches.

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Israeli Settlements Explained (Video)

info-pictogram1 In the Occupied West Bank, half a million Israelis live in over a hundred settlements built on Palestinian land. The government of Israel says it has a right to build these settlements; the rest of the world disagrees. Find out why Israelis choose to live on occupied land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the settlements continue to grow.

What Israel has done in the past 2 days

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  1. Annexed another 1,000 acres of West Bank land
  2. Seized $55,000,000 dollars of PA tax revenue
  3. Broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen
  4. Broken the ceasefire by not opening the border crossing for goods
  5. Destroyed a dairy factory in Hebron
  6. Destroyed five houses and a farm belonging to Bedouin near Jerusalem
  7. Destroyed a family home in Silwan, making 11 children homeless
  8. Shot and critically injured a man in Qalqilya
  9. Kidnapped 17 people from Jenin
  10. Kidnapped 7 people from Nablus

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at 6-year-old children on their way to school (Video)

Source: electronicintifada.net

By: Rania Khalek

The new school year started four days ago in the occupied West Bank, and Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas and hurled stun grenades at Palestinian elementary school students on at least two occasions already.

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Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

It’s quiet in ‪#‎Gaza‬ but apartheid ‪#‎israel‬ is still stealing land! ‪#‎FreePalestine‬‪#‎Boycottisrael‬ ‪#‎bds‬ ‪#‎icc4israel‬

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Source: huffingtonpost.com

By: Jeffrey Heller

JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

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