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Palestine Media Roundup (July 22)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup [email protected]] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian …

Israeli forces wound 79 in Jerusalem, detain activists a day before mass Al-Aqsa protest

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces violently repressed demonstrations held by thousands of Palestinians in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, injuring at least 79 people, and detained Palestinian political leaders and activists ahead of expected clashes on Friday. Thousands of Muslim worshipers gathered outside the Lions’ Gate …

Six killed as Netanyahu throws match onto Jerusalem powder keg

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 21 July 2017 Muhammad Sharaf Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded on Friday as thousands protested across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip over new Israeli measures infringing on Palestinian worship at al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem. Three settlers were fatally stabbed in …

Palestinians call for ‘Day of Rage’ as dozens injured in third night of al-Aqsa protests

Dozens of Palestinian worshippers were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s old city on Tuesday night. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported 34 people injured during a third night of protests over the introduction of metal detectors to the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque. Israeli soldiers, armed with automatic …

Video: Is Israel a step closer to al-Aqsa takeover?

For the first time in decades, Israel closed the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City to Friday prayers. The closure followed an attack near an entrance to the compound which houses the al-Aqsa mosque, one of the holiest sites for Muslims. Three Palestinian citizens of Israel ambushed police officers, fatally injuring two and …

Bank project offers Palestinian women independence

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On July 5, the Ramallah-based National Bank (TNB) launched its latest version of Hayati (My Life), a program that targets women. The privately owned bank first introduced the program in 2015, focusing on savings accounts and offering a limited number of 0% interest loans for modest amounts. …

The story behind the Jerusalem attack: How Trump and Netanyahu pushed the Palestinians into a corner

Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges …

New batch of PA employees in Gaza forced to retire

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian government decided July 4 to refer 6,145 civil employees in the Gaza Strip to early retirement. In an official statement, the government described this move as a temporary measure that may be lifted when Hamas waives its control of the Gaza Strip and accepts the …

UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

17 July 2017 – A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by …

Al-Aqsa officials call for protests against new Israeli checkpoints

Waqf statement says Palestinians should reject ‘all Israeli aggression, including imposing the metal detectors’ around mosque Religious officials in charge of the al-Aqsa site in Jerusalem have called on Palestinians to protest against extra Israeli security measures, as police continued to man checkpoints around the mosque four days after a …