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American (New Englander); Muslim; A.B., M.A. in political science; former ISM volunteer in the West Bank

Gaza protests across West Bank are suppressed by skunk water, dogs, rubber bullets, teargas

Demonstrations broke out around the West Bank and East Jerusalem yesterday in solidarity with Gaza. Israeli forces suppressed the protests with rubber bullets and tear gas — and arrested many, including two men wearing Gaza solidarity tee shirts.

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‘Tomorrow there’s no school in Gaza, they don’t have any children left’ — Israeli chant

Two Palestinian youths were beaten unconscious in occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli vigilante groups target Palestinians and leftists, Rania Khalek reports at Electronic Intifada

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Six Palestinians are killed in West Bank in protests of Gaza slaughter

Ma’an news reports, Six Palestinians were killed on Friday as protests erupted across the West Bank in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli assault for the last 18 days.

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The green line is gone: Hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel detained following protests

972 reports: The murder of Muhammed Abu Khdeir and the military onslaught in Gaza have brought about a wave of protest among Arab citizens of Israel. Reports on that wave should be supplemented by unprecedented data: more than 410 Arab citizens of Israel have been arrested on various grounds related to their participation in demonstrations since July 5, according to data provided by human rights NGO Adalah.

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Lacking bomb shelters, Israel’s Bedouins advised to ‘protect themselves by lying on the ground’

Over 400 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s latest attack on Gaza. One of the Israelis killed is a Bedouin. This community lacks bomb shelters, despite an urgent request to provide them.

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As Israel attacks Gaza, 110 Palestinians injured and 12 detained in clashes at Al-Aqsa compound

Ma’an news reports: Dozens of Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem after clashes broke out with Israeli forces at the Al-Aqsa compound in the Old City on Friday amid heightened tensions after the Israeli invasion of Gaza the day before.

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Palestinian member of Knesset removed from meeting for saying, ‘Your hands are covered with blood’

Settlers attacked two Palestinian boys, aged 9 and 13, yesterday near village of Deir Istya. One fired a gun, the boys escaped injury. One boy’s 8-year-old brother was seriously injured by settlers just months ago.

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Fear and loathing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Relations between Israelis and Palestinians are disintegrating amid a climate of fear in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Some Palestinians report they are afraid to go out because of attacks

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Latest from Gaza: Israel targets houses, mosques, disabled center and essential infrastructure, 14 more Palestinians killed

The latest news from Gaza as of Saturday morning.

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Settlers near Hebron and Bethlehem attempt to abduct 2 Palestinian boys

Disturbing reports of settler violence on the West Bank: armed settlers descend on a Palestinian village near Nablus, and settlers near Bethlehem and Hebron try to abduct Palestinian boys.

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Three of six accused Israeli murderers said to confess

Haaretz reports that the six accused Israeli murderers are not from “hilltop youth” settlement community but from ultra-Orthodox and might have been part of “rabble” that was hunting down Arabs following a rally in Jerusalem

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Autopsy report shows Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned to death; reports spread of other possible abductions

Ma’an news reports a preliminary autopsy report shows that 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir was burnt alive by his kidnappers.

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Palestinian teen abducted from East Jerusalem and killed in suspected revenge attack

Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem today between Israeli forces and Palestinians, and Israelis shut down access to Shu’fat refugee camp, amid reports that a Palestinian teen was abducted and killed in a suspected revenge attack for the killings of three Israeli teens in the West Bank

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A settler grazes his cattle on Palestinian crops, as Israeli soldiers look on

Israeli bulldozers uprooted dozens of olive and fruit trees near Salfit, and Israel tightened its grip over East Jerusalem, with its 300,000 Palestinians as non-citizens

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Two elderly Palestinian women die of occupation– one at a checkpoint, the other during a raid

Israeli attacks on Gaza include ‘targeted assassination’ and shooting of teen collecting gravel for concrete

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Palestinian detainees end two-month-long hunger strike

On April 24, about 125 Palestinians under administrative detention launched a hunger strike to protest Israeli conditions. They were joined by more than 80 prisoners. On Tuesday night they struck a deal with authorities to end the strike

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In West Bank raid, soldiers kill mentally-disabled man, as toll rises to 5

Israeli troops early Sunday raided el-’Ain refugee camp in the West Bank and killed a 27-year-old man as he was walking to a mosque for dawn prayers. He had refused orders to return home, and his family says he was mentally disabled. Israel has now killed five Palestinians in the West Bank in an operation said to be aimed at finding missing Israeli teens

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Israeli soldiers have killed 3 Palestinians in week since teens went missing

Israel has arrested 330 people in the West Bank since the 3 Israeli teens went missing a week ago. On Friday its soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian youths, three overall in the last week

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Six Palestinians injured by shots as hundreds march on Qalandiya in protest

After Ahmad Sabarin, 20, was killed by Israeli forces in Al Jalazoun refugee camp, hundreds of Palestinians marched in protest on Qalandiya checkpoint. Israeli forces used rubber bullets and reportedly live fire too, and one youth was critically injured, five others less seriously

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PA condemns Israeli ‘collective punishment’ following disappearance of Israeli teens

Ma’an news reports: The Palestinian Authority on Sunday condemned the Israeli arrest campaign across the West Bank and airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, denouncing the “collective punishment of the Palestinian people” by Israeli forces.

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Under int’l pressure, Israel delays settlement plans

Israeli authorities approved nearly 400 settlement units but delayed plans for about 1400 others, though they denied that pressure from European leaders had caused them to reconsider, Haaretz reports

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Bill to force feed Palestinian hunger strikers passes first Knesset vote

Reuters reports: Some 300 Palestinian prisoners on 6-week-old hunger strike would be force fed if bill passes three more votes — Israel’s parliament has given initial approval to a law to enable the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike, drawing defiance from activists who said on Tuesday it would not deter the inmates

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Palestinian prisoner Ayman Itbeish completes 100th day of hunger strike to protest his indefinite detention

Ma’an News reports on Saturday Ayman Itbeish, 34, finished his 100th day of a hunger strike against his indefinite detention with charge by Israeli authorities, and is one of the longest-striking prisoners currently being held.

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Israeli soldiers injure at least four Palestinians during ‘Naksa’ protests marking 1967 occupation

Ma‘an News reports that Israeli forces injured at least four protesters as they dispersed hundreds of Palestinians taking part in rallies across the West Bank on Thursday to mark the 1967 war that led to the occupation of the region by Israel. Protests marking Naksa Day, meaning “setback” in Arabic, took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah as well as in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

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Thousands of Bedouins to be removed from West Bank lands slated for Jewish apartments, farms

Amira Hass reports in Haaretz on the latest Draconian plan for resettlement of 15-20,000 Bedouins in the West Bank to make way for Jewish settlements

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