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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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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 fear media crackdown could signal return to direct Israeli military rule

MEE contributor Thursday 19 October 2017 13:00 UTC RAMALLAH, Palestine – Israel’s closure of Palestinian media companies in the West Bank on Wednesday has stoked fears of a return to the old form of Israeli occupation, not experienced since before the Oslo Accords established Palestinian autonomy. In 1994, Israel transferred civil and security …

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Israeli forces shut down, ransack media companies in West Bank

RAMALLAH, October 18, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces last night shut down and ransacked the headquarters and the district offices of two media production companies, citing incitement reasons, during raids in the districts of Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Israeli army raided and shut down …

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Palestinians vow to Israel: We’re not leaving Jerusalem

Occupied East Jerusalem – Mazen Jabari was heading towards the Yabous Cultural Centre in occupied East Jerusalem to deliver a presentation on al-Aqsa Mosque, when he received a phone call advising him not to come. “The Israeli police stormed the place, and they’re looking … to speak with you,” Jabari, a researcher with the Arab …

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Palestinian news network suspended by YouTube over Gaza war footage

The YouTube channel of a prominent Palestinian news website was on Thursday suspended over a video it posted during the 2014 Gaza war showing members of Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades. In an editorial posted on its website, the al-Quds network, which is based in Gaza, claimed the suspension was the result of …

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Education minister regrets Belgium’s suspension of funds to Palestinian schools

Home » General News »     Font Size  Publish Date: 2017/10/11 Education minister regrets Belgium’s suspension of funds to Palestinian schools   RAMALLAH, October 11, 2017 (WAFA) – Minister of Education Sabri Saidam Wednesday expressed regret for a Belgian government decision to suspend funds for the construction of two schools in the Hebron …

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Farmers denied access to their land after Israel closes rural road

BETHLEHEM, October 5, 2017 (WAFA) – With the olive picking season just around the corner, Israel closed on Thursday a rural road in Housan, west of Bethlehem, making farmers’ access to their land the more difficult, according to Hasan Hamamreh, head of Housan village council. He told WAFA that an …

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Video: Israelis back killing, transfer of Palestinians

A new video has shown strong anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian sentiment among Israelis in Jerusalem, with residents providing extreme solutions to the country’s conflict, such as killing all Palestinians and transferring them to other Arab countries. “I would carpet bomb them – it’s the only way to deal with it,” one Israeli said …

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