Israel Amps Up Ethnic Cleansing in Order to Further Judaize Jerusalem – The Nakba Continues

Israel will soon bar all access to a Palestinian village whose farmers have continued a tradition stretching back thousands of years of tending stone terraces to grow crops in the fertile uplands outside Jerusalem.  These farmers are among the latest victims of Israeli efforts to put in place the final pieces of a Greater Jewish Jerusalem …

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Israeli Tanks & Jets Attack Hamas Positions Following Mortar Shelling From Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have staged an attack on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, using tanks and fighter jets, local media report. The IDF claims it is retaliation for a mortar shelling of an Israeli outpost by another militant group. IDF tanks and warplanes attacked four Hamas positions near the town of Beit …

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The remains of a house after it was destroyed by Israeli troops in Beit Surik near Jerusalem, 15 November (AFP)

How Israel is ‘Cleansing’ Palestinians from Greater Jewish Jerusalem

Israel is putting in place the final pieces of a Greater Jewish Jerusalem that will require “ethnically cleansing” tens of thousands of Palestinians from a city their families have lived and worked in for generations, human rights groups have warned. The pace of physical and demographic changes in the city has accelerated dramatically since Israel …

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Strategy to ‘Suffocate’ Gaza Strip Revealed in Israeli Govt Docs from Six Day War

Israel has released declassified documents from after the Six Day War which reveal the government’s plans to starve Gaza and its controversial plans to deal with the Palestinians. The declassified documents were released on the Israel State Archives on Thursday and include hundreds of pages of minutes from cabinet meetings between August and December 1967, …

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Israel’s Latest Act of War: Another Attempt to Stop a “Peace Offensive”

On Monday, October 30, Israel fired five missiles at a tunnel under construction in Gazan territory east of Khan Younis. Seven Palestinians were killed and nine wounded during the attack. Israel asserts that the tunnel had reached the Israeli side of the perimeter wall it has built around Gaza, but it attacked the tunnel on …

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The New Palestinian Unity Deal May Not Change Much

The unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah under which they will set up a joint administration that will, among other things, control Gaza is going to be regarded with scepticism in the region. The accord signed in the main intelligence headquarters in Cairo has come about because both the Palestinian sides are weak and have …

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Israel Seals off West Bank and Gaza as Sukkot Begins

Eleven-day border closure hits some four million Palestinians as week-long Jewish holiday commences. Israeli authorities have sealed off the occupied West Bank and the already besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days, as Jewish celebrations for the Sukkot holiday commence. At midnight on Tuesday, all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza Strip were closed off …

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Mustafa Elayan, 17, was shot in his leg by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank [Jaclynn Ashly/Al Jazeera]

How Israel is Disabling Palestinian Teenagers

Survivors of Israeli live fire speak about Israel's 'kneecapping' practice of shooting youth in their lower limbs. In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls - testaments to …

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‘Dramatic Humanitarian Crisis’: UN Chief Visits Gaza, Urges Israel to End Decade-Long Blockade

The UN Secretary-General has called on Israel to end its 10-year blockade of Gaza, calling it one of the worst humanitarian crises he’d ever seen. Speaking from Gaza Wednesday, Antonio Guterres says he hasn’t seen a humanitarian crisis like the one in Gaza for years. “Yesterday I was in Ramallah. Today I am in Gaza, …

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