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For sake of Palestinian unity Hamas agrees to not be in same room as Abbas

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Hamas declines invite to Iran summit, citing Palestinian unity GAZA CITY (Reuters) — The Hamas government in Gaza said it had declined an invitation to a meeting of 120 developing nations in Tehran this week, heading off a potential confrontation with rival Palestinian leaders in the West Bank. Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ leader in Gaza, had […]

Guardian fires Treviño

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Joint statement from the Guardian and Joshua Treviño on ending his position at the newspaper.

‘Guardian’ sparks uproar by hiring writer who urged murder of flotilla participants

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Last week, The Guardian announced a surprising addition to its editorial team: Joshua Treviño (pictured above in the Guardian’s NYC office), a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and co-founder of the right-wing Soon, Electronic Intifada reproduced tweets in which Treviño declared that it would be “cool” with him if Israel shot the participants in the 2011 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, then went on to observe that the flotilla was “not morally different from a Nazi convoy.”

38 and counting: Al Araqib asks Guinness for record of most demolitions carried out by Israel

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Palestinian villagers demand Guinness entry for demolition record  Residents of an Arab village in Israel demanded entry into Guinness World Records for breaking a record in the number of demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities.  The Bedouin village of al-Araqeeb, whose population is estimated at 500, is located in the Negev in southern Israel and […]

Between 1967 and 1994, Israel revoked the residency rights of 250,000 Palestinians

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Ethnic Cleansing / Land and Resource Theft & Destruction / Refugees & Occupation Israel admits it revoked residency rights of quarter million Palestinians since 1967 Many of those prevented from returning were students or young professionals, working aboard to support their families. Israeli MK, AIPAC behind Senate bid to cut total number of Palestinian […]

Weekend in Palestine: Gaza airstrikes and attacks on peaceful protesters in the West Bank

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Land Theft & Destruction / Restriction of Movement / Refugees Settlers burn down ancient tree in Hebron HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers set fire to a 1,000-year-old olive tree in central Hebron overnight Friday, witnesses said. Local activist Issa Amro said the group then hurled stones at a community center in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood on […]

Gaza remembers the ‘Mavi Marmara’

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The nine Turks killed aboard the relief ship trying to bring supplies to Gaza 2 years ago are remembered by those they sought to help

A flurry of attacks against Palestinian women, students and children

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Land / Property and Resource Theft / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement Israeli gov’t funds new settlement project  Ramallah, May 29 (Petra) — Israel’s municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Tourism will jointly earmark more than $4 million to fund a new settlement project in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East […]

Khader Adnan, 61 days on a hunger strike, near death

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A Palestinian prisoner on his 61st day of hunger strike while shackled to a bed in an Israeli hospital is in immediate danger of death, according to a medical report submitted to the supreme court in an effort to secure his release.

‘If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed’

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‘If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed’ A strip of settlements built on what was northern Bethlehem threatens to cut the city off from its historic twin, Jerusalem. If Joseph and Mary were making their way to Bethlehem today, the Christmas story would be a little different, says Father Ibrahim Shomali, a […]

We will not be silent releases new t-shirt designs

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The artist and activist from the “we will not be silent” t-shirts release 35 new Occupy and Arab Spring inspired designs, available for purchase this holiday season!