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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers at Balata camp, two injured

  NABLUS, August 29, 2017 (WAFA) – Two Palestinian youths were injured on Tuesday during clashes with Israeli forces at Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, said Palestinian security and medical sources. The sources told WAFA that Mohammad Ahmad Abu al-Khair, 22, was shot in …

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In Palestine, UN chief says two-state solution ‘only way to guarantee peace’

29 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for a political solution to the Middle East conflict that would end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and would create an independent Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. “It is my deep belief that it …

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Amnesty International: Israel has been banning Palestinian protests for 50 years

LONDON, August 26, 2017 (WAFA) – For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones,  Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday. Marking 50 years since Israel …

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Palestine Media Roundup (August 27)

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 to [email protected]] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian …

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Israeli settlers reportedly level land west of Salfit to expand industrial zone

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers reportedly leveled Palestinian land west of Salfit city in the central occupied West Bank on Sunday. Arab 48 news site quoted witnesses as saying that bulldozers leveled farmlands and pastures, some of which was planted with olive orchards. According to the report, the land is …

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Israeli MKs given green light by Netanyahu to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the green light for members of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque this week, Anadolu has reported. Hamas has condemned the decision as “extremist” and said that it could “explode” an already tense situation. “The decision to allow Israeli MKs to …

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Israeli settler runs over, kills Palestinian girl in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian girl has reportedly lost her life after an Israeli settler ran her over in the north-central part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian medical sources said the 8-year-old victim, identified as Asil Tariq Abu Aoun, was struck near Hamra checkpoint in Furush Beit Dajan village, located 10 kilometers east of Nablus, …

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Report: Israel to build wall around settlement, separating it from refugee camp

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli media reported on Thursday that Israeli authorities have allocated 5.5 million shekels (more than $1.5 million) to the construction of a wall around Israel’s illegal settlement of Beit El, in order to separate it from the neighboring al-Jalazun refugee camp in the central occupied West Bank …

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Government denounces Torah-placing ceremony in Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood

JERUSALEM, August 25, 2017 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government Friday denounced the Torah scrolls-placing ceremony in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan as purely politically motivated. Government’s spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud slammed Israeli officials’ attendance of a ceremony to place Torah scrolls in a synagogue in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood as a …

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Children learn in tent after Israel demolishes school

Jubbet adh-Dibh, occupied West Bank – Early in the morning, dozens of students assembled in columns outside the Jubbet adh-Dibh primary school. Encouraged by their teachers, they launched into a rendition of the Palestinian national anthem, Fidai. It appeared to be a typical Palestinian scene, a morning ritual repeated outside thousands of school buildings …

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