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Israel to postpone controversial ‘annexation’ bill: Anonymous official

Move may signal Netanyahu wants to discuss bill with US, which has been seeking to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to postpone a vote on a controversial bill that critics say would amount to the de facto annexation of Israeli settlements surrounding Jerusalem, an …

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Israeli settlement’s sewage destroys Palestinian agricultural land near Nablus

Trees destroyed from settlement sewage dumped on agricultural land in the village of Deir al-Hatab, east of Nablus. The land is located near  Alon Moreh settlement. NABLUS, October 24, 2017 (WAFA) – Sewage from the illegal Israeli settlement of Alon Moreh has destroyed rich agricultural land in the village of Deir …

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Israeli forces detain 66 Palestinians, majority teenagers, in overnight raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli detained at least 66 Palestinians during overnight raids Monday in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. According to …

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EU provides €13 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

PNN/ Ramallah/ The EU provided €13 million to help East Jerusalem Hospitals maintain critical medical services to Palestinians. The EU says it supports the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network to stay open and continue providing essential care to thousands of patients from the West Bank and Gaza. These Hospitals are among …

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Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s 1967 …

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Israel seizes land from Nabi Saleh village to expand settlement

RAMALLAH, October 23, 2017 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation’s military government issued orders on Monday expropriating Palestinian land near the illegal settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah, a local activist said on Monday. Mohammad Tamimi, from the anti-settlements committee, told WAFA that farmers from the village of Nabi Saleh were …

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The decentralization of Palestinian national discourse

Recent developments on the ground are creating a localized Palestinian national discourse countering the threats that traditional political movements have failed to address. The past few years have proved vital to the Palestinian national discourse. Beyond rigid theoretical themes and historical-ideological frameworks, a mixture of contemporary political and economic developments …

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Israeli authorities deliver demolition notices to Palestinians in Silwan

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Sunday raided the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem and delivered several home demolition notices to Palestinian residents, according to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported that staff from Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality raided the neighborhood, under the protection of Israeli police forces, …

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Israelis arrest Palestinian after Facebook translates ‘good morning’ as ‘attack them’

Israeli police mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian man, who had posted “good morning” in Arabic on Facebook, after software mistranslated his words as “attack them,” Haaretz has reported. Police confirmed only that a Palestinian had been released after being mistakenly arrested following suspicions of incitement. A report in Haaretz …

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Palestinians gauge economic impact of reconciliation

Despite numerous failures in the past, many Palestinians and officials involved in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation seem optimistic about this attempt. They now are evaluating the potential economic effects of the national consensus agreement signed Oct. 12 that reunites Fatah, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which administers the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority (PA) met …

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