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  21. <title>Life imprisoned in a ‘closed military zone’: “Daily Life”?</title>
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  23. <pubDate>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:57:25 +0000</pubDate>
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  39. <description><![CDATA[26th June 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, occupied Palestine Israeli forces at Shuhada checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) have put up yet another sign &#8216;instructing&#8217; the Palestinian residents on their behavior at the checkpoint. The bright-red sign clearly with pictures prohibits any kind of supposedly &#8216;dangerous&#8217; materials like guns, knives and ...]]></description>
  40. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>26th June 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Hebron, occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  41. <p>Israeli forces at Shuhada checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) have put up yet another sign &#8216;instructing&#8217; the Palestinian residents on their behavior at the checkpoint. The bright-red sign clearly with pictures prohibits any kind of supposedly &#8216;dangerous&#8217; materials like guns, knives and scissors. Just like when you attempt to cross security in any airport. Whereas those objects have long been prohibited and most Palestinians wouldn&#8217;t dare bring any of those to any checkpoint, as they&#8217;d have to fear for their lives, the signs also illustrate something else: live for the Palestinians living in this area is immensely restricted.</p>
  42. <p>At an airport, most people can at least attempt to grasp why those objects aren&#8217;t allowed. But now consider this checkpoint is on your daily way to your house. Your own home. Not an airport, you have to cross this checkpoint all the time. That&#8217;s what it is like for Palestinians living in the Israeli forces declared &#8216;closed military zone&#8217; in Tel Rumeida and on Shuhada Street. Those restrictions, newly illustrated with little images, restrict daily tasks such as cooking and studying, doing arts, and even such mundane things as cutting your nails. No Palestinian is allowed to bring any kind of knife, so unless you have a big stack of sharp knifes &#8211; you won&#8217;t be cutting neither your fruit, nor meat, nor vegetables. If you break a pair of scissors, your children will not be doing arts anymore, and no matter how often they ask for new one&#8217;s, the parents are prohibited to bring scissors, even non-sharp childrens-scissors, into this area.</p>
  43. <div id="attachment_49438" style="width: 347px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49438" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/New_Sign-1-337x600.jpg" alt="" width="337" height="600" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/New_Sign-1-337x600.jpg 337w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/New_Sign-1-224x400.jpg 224w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/New_Sign-1.jpg 404w" sizes="(max-width: 337px) 100vw, 337px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Newly installed sign illustrating the daily restrictions enforced solely for Palestinians</p></div>
  44. <p>Doing so against the warning, you&#8217;d most likely pay with your life. A sentence on the sign says that a &#8216;permit&#8217; can be applied for to bring any of the mentioned items. But even if that would be successful &#8211; assuming a Palestinian wouldn&#8217;t just be arrested for just applying for such a permit &#8211; or refused like so many Palestinians applying for building permits, it would cost a lot of bravery to actually show up at the checkpoint with any of those items. Bringing &#8216;banned items&#8217; to the checkpoint, and then telling the heavily-armed soldier: &#8220;I&#8217;m bringing a knife&#8221;. It&#8217;s debatable whether that conversation would ever go beyond that point, or rather be cut short by gunshots from a heavily-armed occupation force.</p>
  45. <p>In stark contrast to airports, where the measures are for security, in this context they are merely and deliberately solely for humiliation. In international law, a praxis like this is called &#8216;creating a coercive environment&#8217; in order to facilitate &#8216;forced displacement&#8217;. And that&#8217;s what it is about: in an area that so conveniently connects all the illegal settlements within the city center of al-Khalil and on its outskirts, Palestinians are merely considered a nuisance. The attempts to drive them out are thus ever more enforced by the occupying army.</p>
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  49. <title>Israeli forces shoot at and arrest 14-year old boy in Hebron</title>
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  51. <pubDate>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:54:32 +0000</pubDate>
  52. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
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  65. <description><![CDATA[26th June 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, occupied Palestine A fourteen year old Palestinian boy was shot at by settlers and soldiers before being arrested on the 25th June at 4:00 pm outside Bab al-Baladiya, the military base overlooking the old city in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Sources are unclear as to ...]]></description>
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  68. <div class="gE iv gt">A fourteen year old Palestinian boy was shot at by settlers and soldiers before being arrested on the 25<sup>th</sup> June at 4:00 pm outside Bab al-Baladiya, the military base overlooking the old city in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Sources are unclear as to why he was arrested however it is known that the Israeli forces have been looking for him for a long period of time.</div>
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  70. <div id="attachment_49452" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49452" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Settlers-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Settlers-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Settlers-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Settlers.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The settlers that reportedly shot at Mohammad</p></div>
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  75. <p>Eyewitnesses claim that Muhammad was outside of the gate of Bab al-Baladiya when a group of settlers and soldiers shot three rounds of live ammunition as well as reportedly throwing sound bombs. After that, they came out from the gate and took him inside the base.</p>
  76. <p>Muhammad’s brother Mahmoud (18) was arrested in a similar fashion on May 17<sup>th</sup> and has yet to be released. After arresting Mahmoud, the Israeli forces called their family to demand that Muhammad be turned over in exchange for Mahmoud. This praxis is clearly against any human rights standards and is intended to exert pressure on the family to basically exchange one son for the other, clearly disregarding any kind of legal standards in the proceeding.</p>
  77. <p>This took place on the first day of Eid al-Fitr “the feast of breaking the fast”, the most important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. This feast, normally, is a family feast, where everyone would go and visit their families, which in occupied al-Khalil is <a href="http://palsolidarity.org/2017/06/palestinians-celebrating-eid-in-a-closed-military-zone/">impeded</a> to a large degree by Israeli forces. Both Mohammad and Mahmoud though, will not be able to celebrate this feast with their families.</p>
  78. <div id="attachment_49453" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49453" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Soldier-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Soldier-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Soldier-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Soldier.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli forces overlooking the Palestinian market</p></div>
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  85. <title>Palestinians celebrating Eid in a ‘closed military zone’</title>
  86. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/oDHa1KTuR_M/</link>
  87. <pubDate>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:47:43 +0000</pubDate>
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  103. <description><![CDATA[26th June 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, occupied Palestine As anywhere all over the world, Palestinian Muslims are celebrating the end of the fasting-month Ramadan with the 3-day feast of Eid. Eid usually is a joyous occasion, everyone dresses up nicely and the most important activity is visiting family. For Palestinians ...]]></description>
  104. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>26th June 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Hebron, occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  105. <p>As anywhere all over the world, Palestinian Muslims are celebrating the end of the fasting-month Ramadan with the 3-day feast of Eid. Eid usually is a joyous occasion, everyone dresses up nicely and the most important activity is visiting family. For Palestinians under Israeli military occupation though, it is a little more difficult. Countless daily movement-restrictions, navigating the maze of permanent and sudden, so-called &#8216;flying&#8217; checkpoints is just one part of the methods of slow ethnic cleansing enforced on the Palestinian civilian population by the Israeli forces.</p>
  106. <p>In the Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street area in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), receiving visits from family must sound something like a distant dream. A dream that will never come true. Since the area was declared a &#8216;closed military zone&#8217; by Israeli forces in November 2015, any Palestinian that is not registered at the checkpoint, is not allowed to come into the area. The residents have been assigned numbers that are used to identify by the Israeli forces whether or not they are (theoretically) allowed to pass the checkpoint and reach their homes.</p>
  107. <p>Surprisingly, on the first day of Eid on Sunday, Israeli forces actually allowed family members to cross the checkpoint and visit their family-members imprisoned in this &#8216;closed military zone&#8217;. Whereas the joy about the unexpected visits has been enormous &#8211; it is dimmed by knowing that this will be the only visit for at least a year. The unexpected visitors though, had to report of long queues, they had to give the name and the sure-name of the registered residents they are visiting at the checkpoint, and very strict &#8216;checks&#8217; at the checkpoint. It has not been announced that any non-residents would be allowed to pass, instead of turned back just like it happens so often. Many that didn&#8217;t know, didn&#8217;t try.</p>
  108. <div id="attachment_49444" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49444" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Queue_Checkpoint-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Queue_Checkpoint-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Queue_Checkpoint-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Queue_Checkpoint-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Long queues outside Shuhada checkpoint on Eid</p></div>
  109. <p>For Palestinians who had their lives incarcerated in this &#8216;closed military zone&#8217;, even the joy of suddenly and finally having family come for a visit, is still always strictly linked to the knowledge that the Israeli forces restrictions are only meant to drive them out of the area, to make life so hard and unbearable for them, that they would just use. It&#8217;s always connected to the simple fact that their fault is simply: being Palestinian.</p>
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  113. <title>Iftar on the Rubble</title>
  114. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/ANHxJ2LVibg/</link>
  115. <pubDate>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:36:49 +0000</pubDate>
  116. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  117. <category><![CDATA[Features]]></category>
  118. <category><![CDATA[Jerusalem]]></category>
  119. <category><![CDATA[Press Releases]]></category>
  120. <category><![CDATA[Ethnic Cleansing]]></category>
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  127. <description><![CDATA[14th June 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Jerusalem, occupied Palestine Seventy people gathered in the Sur Baher neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem for a communal solidarity Iftar on the rubble of the home of Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa. The Fawaqa home was one of nine Palestinian homes and 3 stores that were ...]]></description>
  128. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>14th June 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Jerusalem, occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  129. <p>Seventy people gathered in the Sur Baher neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem for a communal solidarity Iftar on the rubble of the home of Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa.</p>
  130. <div id="attachment_49415" style="width: 348px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49415" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-338x600.jpg" alt="" width="338" height="600" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-338x600.jpg 338w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-225x400.jpg 225w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar.jpg 540w" sizes="(max-width: 338px) 100vw, 338px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The scene of the demolitions</p></div>
  131. <p>The Fawaqa home was one of nine Palestinian homes and 3 stores that were demolished on May 4th, 2017 in occupied East Jerusalem. Home demolition is a strategic policy of Israel that is integral to their Judaization of Jerusalem and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.</p>
  132. <p>Nurredin Amro, who is blind and the principal of Siraj Al Quds School for Inclusive Education spoke about his family being awakened at four in the morning in March 2015 when their house in Wadi Joz was being demolished while they were inside. “It was the most terrible thing that I have ever experienced. A home demolition is the demolition of a person. It is not just stone that is destroyed it is the demolition of the human spirit.”</p>
  133. <div id="attachment_49416" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49416" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-2-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-2-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-2-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-2-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Iftar guests listen to the information and personal stories with home demolition</p></div>
  134. <p>Nora Lester Murad, one of the volunteer organisers of the event stated: “We want to express our solidarity with the tens of thousands of Palestinian families whose homes have been demolished, sealed, or who live every day under the imminent threat of demolition. We feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of need these families have, by the apparent impossibility of stopping future demolitions, and by our own sense of powerlessness. It seemed the least we could do to show these families – families who are on the frontline of the continuing Nakba – that they have allies.”</p>
  135. <p>Islam and Ashraf talked about the uncertain future of their young family who now live in a temporary caravan on the site where their home once stood, even this caravan which is insufficient to keep their children, including their new born baby, warm in the winter, is in danger of being demolished.</p>
  136. <div id="attachment_49418" style="width: 460px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49418" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-4-450x600.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="600" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-4-450x600.jpg 450w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-4-300x400.jpg 300w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-4-768x1024.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-4-600x800.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Volunteers hand out the food</p></div>
  137. <p>Munir Nusseibeh, of the Al Quds Community Action Center, explained the excuses used by the occupation authorities for demolishing Palestinian homes. “Some homes are demolished because the occupation authorities claim they have no building permits, but it is virtually impossible for a Palestinian resident of occupied East Jerusalem to receive a permit. The permit system is setup to benefit the Israeli settlers and not to serve the needs of the Palestinians of the city. Some homes are demolished as collective punishment because one of the members of the family is accused of a crime. But no matter the excuse, home demolitions by the occupying power are illegal under international law.”</p>
  138. <p>At the time of the call for the evening prayer food donated by members of the community as well as local businesses, such as the Jerusalem Hotel, La vie Cafe from Ramallah, The Tanour and Abu Zahra supermarkets was shared. At least for this evening the families were not alone in facing the uncertainty of their future.</p>
  139. <div id="attachment_49417" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49417" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-3-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-3-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-3-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/iftar-3-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Iftar on the Rubble: guests break the fast with Palestinian families that had their house demolished by the Israeli Forces</p></div>
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  146. <pubDate>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:34:03 +0000</pubDate>
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  151. <description><![CDATA[English Fallows Arabic إفطار فوق الأنقاض قفوا تضامنا مع العائلات الفلسطينية المتضررة من جراء سياسات الاحتلال في هدم البيوت شاركوا عائلة فواقه في افطار رمضاني فوق أنقاض بيتهم الذي تم تدميره في صور باهر في القدس الشرقية المحتلة (مرحب بغير الصائمين كذلك) 13 حزيران 2017 تمام الساعة 6:30 مساء الطفلة آية فواقه والتي لم يتجاوز ...]]></description>
  152. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div id="attachment_42038" style="width: 460px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-42038" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Amro-children-450x600.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="600" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Amro-children-450x600.jpg 450w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Amro-children-300x400.jpg 300w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Amro-children-600x800.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Amro-children.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The Amro family and the last rubble of their house</p></div>
  153. <p>English Fallows Arabic</p>
  154. <p>إفطار فوق الأنقاض</p>
  155. <p>قفوا تضامنا مع العائلات الفلسطينية المتضررة من جراء سياسات الاحتلال في هدم البيوت</p>
  156. <p>شاركوا عائلة فواقه في افطار رمضاني فوق أنقاض بيتهم الذي تم تدميره في صور باهر في القدس الشرقية المحتلة (مرحب بغير الصائمين كذلك)</p>
  157. <p>13 حزيران 2017 تمام الساعة 6:30 مساء</p>
  158. <p>الطفلة آية فواقه والتي لم يتجاوز عمرها شهرا واحدا، كانت تجري بعض الفحوصات الطبية بتاريخ الرابع من مايو حين تلقى أبوها، أشرف، اتصالا هاتفيا من جيرانه مفاده بأن بيته يتعرض للهدم. تسعة بيوت فلسطينية بالإضافة إلى ثلاث محلات تجارية تم هدمها في القدس خلال ذلك اليوم. مكتب الأمم المتحدة لتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية نشر تقريرا عن سجلات الهدم في الضفة الغربية خلال العام 2016. خلال الأشهر الأربعة الأولى من سنة 2017 ألحقت عمليات الهدم ومصادرة الأراضي في الضفة الغربية الضرر بأكثر من 1510 فرد . في كل أنحاء فلسطين تسقط العائلات ضحية لتدمير المنازل من جراء ممارسات الاحتلال الاسرائيلي. أما في قطاع غزة، فإن مئات الآلاف من الناس يعيشون في مناطق سكنية أوضاعها حرجة وسيئة جدا نتيجة للهجمات الإسرائيلية عام 2014 وبسبب الحصار غير الشرعي للقطاع.</p>
  159. <p>ادعموا العائلات الفلسطينية وأعلموهم بأنهم ليسوا وحيدين في مطالبهم نحو إيقاف سياسات إسرائيل غير الأخلاقية وغير الشرعية في هدم وتدمير البيوت الفلسطينية.</p>
  160. <p>افطار فوق الأنقاض منظم من قبل متطوعين، نرجو منكم الحجز مسبقا من خلال الفيسبوك أو الاتصال حتى نتمكن من استئجار عدد كاف من الكراسي والطاولات. أخبرونا كذلك إذا كنتم تستطيعون إحضار طعام للمشاركة.</p>
  161. <p>إذا كنتم قادمين بسيارة خاصة، إذهبوا إلى حلويات أبو كف على الشارع الرئيسي لصور باهر واسألوا عن منزل أشرف. أما إذا كنتم قادمين بالمواصلات العامة، استقلوا حافلة صور باهر من باب العمود وانزلوا عند حلويات أبو كف. اتصلوا بنا لنصطحبكم أو لنخبركم بموقع البيت (تحتاجون 10-15 دقيقة من المشي للوصول).</p>
  162. <p>Iftar in the Rubble</p>
  163. <p>Show solidarity with Palestinian families affected by Israel’s policy of home demolition</p>
  164. <p>Join the Fawaqa Family as they break the Ramadan fast on the rubble of their demolished home in Sur Baher, Occupied East Jerusalem (non-fasters are welcome)</p>
  165. <p>June 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm</p>
  166. <p>One-month-old baby, Aya Fawaqa, was having a medical check-up on May 4 when her father, Ashraf, got a call from neighbors that his home was being demolished. Ir Amim reported that nine Palestinian homes and three stores were demolished in Jerusalem that same day. UN OCHA reported record numbers of demolitions in the West Bank in 2016. In the first four months of 2017, demolition or confiscations of structures in the West Bank affected 1,510 people, according to the Shelter Cluster. All over Palestine, families are victimized by Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes. In Gaza, hundreds of thousands of people live in inadequate housing resulting from 2014 and previous Israeli attacks and from the illegal blockade.</p>
  167. <p>Show Palestinian families they are not alone in calling for an end to Israel’s immoral and illegal policy of destroying Palestinian homes!</p>
  168. <p>This community event is organized by volunteers. Kindly RSVP on Facebook or by phone so we can rent enough chairs and tables. Please tell us if you can bring food to share.</p>
  169. <p>If driving, go to Halwayat Abu Kaf on the main road in Sur Baher and ask for directions to Ashraf’s house. By public transportation, take the Sur Baher bus from Damascus Gate and ask to be let down at Halwayat Abu Kaf in Sur Baher (allow 30 minutes). Call to be picked up.</p>
  170. <p>RSVP on our Facebook event <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/403149676752043/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A56674479144%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A56674479144%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D">here</a></p>
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  174. <title>Palestinian Activist Detained In Hebron</title>
  175. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/MXTXP6zLts8/</link>
  176. <pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:41:00 +0000</pubDate>
  177. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  178. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  179. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  180. <category><![CDATA[Al Khalil]]></category>
  181. <category><![CDATA[Border Police]]></category>
  182. <category><![CDATA[Shuhada Street]]></category>
  183.  
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  185. <description><![CDATA[A 22 year old Palestinian activist was detained in al-Khalil this morning. He was held and interrogated for thirty minutes, before being escorted through the Shuhada Street checkpoint. He was released after another half hour with no charge, but was told that Israeli forces would raid his house if they found he was linked to the ...]]></description>
  186. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A 22 year old Palestinian activist was detained in al-Khalil this morning. He was held and interrogated for thirty minutes, before being escorted through the Shuhada Street checkpoint. He was released after another half hour with no charge, but was told that Israeli forces would raid his house if they found he was linked to the Palestinian Authority.</p>
  187. <p>Eiman Faroukh was detained and questioned while walking in the Old Soukh. Once they saw that international activists were documenting the incident, soldiers took him into an alley out of sight before demanding that he hand over his wallet and phone. When he attempted to give them to a friend, the friend was also threatened with detention unless the items were handed over.</p>
  188. <p>They then proceeded to escort him to the Shuhada Street checkpoint, where he was interrogated further. Border Police were called in to harass activists taking photos, threatening them with arrest. When the activists refused to leave, Israeli forces escorted the man into Shuhada Street, where Palestinian activists could not go.</p>
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  192. <title>Resistance and empowerment in al-Khalil’s women’s cooperative</title>
  193. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/Ox1UCGk06lU/</link>
  194. <pubDate>Wed, 31 May 2017 18:19:00 +0000</pubDate>
  195. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  196. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  197. <category><![CDATA[Interview]]></category>
  198. <category><![CDATA[Journals]]></category>
  199.  
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  201. <description><![CDATA[ISM met with the founder of al-Khalil’s largest women’s cooperative to discuss business, the occupation and women’s empowerment. Idhna is a small town to the west of al-Khalil, located less than a kilometre from the separation wall that divides Israelis from Palestinians. It is also home to the main workshop of Women in Hebron, a ...]]></description>
  202. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><u></u><strong><em>ISM met with the founder of al-Khalil’s largest women’s cooperative to discuss business, the occupation and women’s empowerment.</em></strong></p>
  203. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-49388" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5637-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5637-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5637-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5637-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  204. <p>Idhna is a small town to the west of al-Khalil, located less than a kilometre from the separation wall that divides Israelis from Palestinians. It is also home to the main workshop of Women in Hebron, a women’s cooperative which provides an independent source of income to 150 women in nearby villages.</p>
  205. <p>The workshop is a simple four-room ground-floor apartment, with traditional weaving machines as well as modern sowing machines. The walls are lined with examples of the women’s work; patterned rugs and delicately designed dresses sit alongside hand-made wallets and pillowcases. There is even a room just for children’s clothing, which includes a crèche for the women’s children to sleep in as they work.</p>
  206. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-49389" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5631-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5631-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5631-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5631-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  207. <p>Nawaal is the founder of the cooperative, a middle-aged Palestinian woman from the area. Her gentle voice belies an energetic and determined temperament. Not content with her role in helping to coordinate the women’s work, Nawaal takes it upon herself to travel Europe and east Asia in order to spread awareness of the occupation, and to find a market for the women’s products.</p>
  208. <p>Tourism in Palestine declined sharply after the Second Intifada ended in 2005. The construction of the apartheid wall discouraged both domestic and international tourism, and those that do continue to visit are more likely to come on short day-trips, giving little to the local economy.</p>
  209. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-49390" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5626-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5626-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5626-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5626-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  210. <p>The decline in tourism is just one part of the economic sabotage Palestinians have been subject to by the occupying power. Roadblocks and checkpoints impede freedom of movement, while settlers vandalise Palestinian farms and the Israeli government deliberately <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/palestinian-villages-hours-water-week-161023105150024.html">restricts access to basic services</a> like water.</p>
  211. <p>It was in this context that Nawaal chose to set up Women in Hebron to provide an independent source of income to local women, most of whom would not be able to find employment otherwise. ‘They don’t have university degrees, but all the women in the villages know embroidery – it’s traditional here’, she explains. It took three years until other women began to join, but now there are over 150 women producing items for their store in central Hebron.</p>
  212. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-49391" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5628-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5628-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5628-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5628-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  213. <p>Working in a cooperative rather than a traditional business allows the women to retain the full product of their labour. By contrast, many factories in the West Bank are owned by Israelis, with workers sacrificing a significant portion of their work to the profits of the, usually male, owner or shareholders. These profits are then sucked out of the Palestinian economy, contributing to a state of neo-colonial dependence which would threaten even an independent Palestinian state.</p>
  214. <p>While the cooperative only employs 150 women so far, it has a significance far beyond the villages of the al-Khalil area. By integrating women who would otherwise remain unemployed into the labour market, the cooperative helps to liberate them from financial dependence within the family. By giving these women full ownership of their product, the cooperative helps to liberate them from financial dependence on factory-owners, who might hire or fire them at a whim. By dividing profits amongst the workforce, the cooperative keeps the money in the Palestinian economy, helping to build a viable Palestinian economy that serves as much more than a source of cheap labour for Israeli factory-owners and a market for Israeli products.</p>
  215. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-49392" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5632-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5632-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5632-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5632-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  216. <p>Nawaal recognises this wider importance of the cooperative, and has been in contact with feminist and socialist organisations in Europe. Though she is grateful for the steadfast support of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, she is hoping to find broader support among the European left. Nawaal plans to speak at <em>Feminism in London</em> this October, and is considering a visit to the Durham Miners’ Gala in July.</p>
  217. <p>She hopes that bringing along Palestinian children to speak alongside her will help awaken her European audience to the reality of growing up under occupation. Women in Hebron’s main store is in al-Khalil’s Old City, run by Nawaal’s friend Leila. Even at the best of times, al-Khalil is not an easy place to grow up.</p>
  218. <div id="attachment_49393" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49393" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5195-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5195-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5195-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5195-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli forces watch as two Palestinian children herd goats outside the Ibrahimi mosque</p></div>
  219. <p>The city is home to 300-500 settlers, who are protected by 1,200-2,000 soldiers and border police at any one time. Twelve checkpoints dotted throughout the city put children in daily contact with soldiers, while routine armed patrols and frequent raids and manhunts see them frequently harassed, beaten and detained. The settlers are no better, with Palestinians suffering harassment, intimidation and sometimes violence. A local settler who murdered 29 Palestinian worshippers, including children, in 1994 is buried in the town, and his grave is still visited by settlers who consider him a martyr. The former leader of the fascist Kach party, which supported the massacre, is a local resident.</p>
  220. <p>Unlike other cooperatives, Women in Hebron do not receive sponsorship from the Palestinian Authority, as they are based in the villages rather than the city. Nawaal is not concerned about this, however, and says that the women are proud of their independence.</p>
  221. <div id="attachment_49395" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49395" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5253-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5253-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5253-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5253-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli soldiers interrogate a young Palestinian boy in al-Khalil</p></div>
  222. <p>What is more of a concern to her is local corruption. Tour guides, including both locals and Europeans, have been demanding a 30% tribute from vendors in the Old City, with the threat that they will keep tourists away from shops that do not pay the fee. Nawaal says that the pressure from this form of corruption is causing great financial troubles for the cooperative.</p>
  223. <p>The combination of financial pressure and the need to spread awareness of Palestinian experiences of occupation and methods of resistance have led to Nawaal’s decision to tour the UK this summer. If she can get a visa, she hopes that her visit can bring some much needed outside support to al-Khalil’s largest women’s cooperative.</p>
  224. <p><em>You can visit Women in Hebron in al-Khalil’s Old City, or online at https://womeninhebron.com/</em></p>
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  228. <title>Two shot in Hebron as Israeli forces clash with protesters during general strike</title>
  229. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/MZ7lNATMCqM/</link>
  230. <pubDate>Tue, 23 May 2017 19:52:44 +0000</pubDate>
  231. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  232. <category><![CDATA[Features]]></category>
  233. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  234. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  235.  
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  237. <description><![CDATA[Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers and border police yesterday in Hebron, as Palestinians demonstrated in solidarity with the prisoners’ hunger strike. The clash lasted for five hours, with Israeli forces using tear gas, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets, and live ammunition to disperse the protesters. A 15-year old and a 20-year old were shot, ...]]></description>
  238. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers and border police yesterday in Hebron, as Palestinians demonstrated in solidarity with the prisoners’ hunger strike. The clash lasted for five hours, with Israeli forces using tear gas, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets, and live ammunition to disperse the protesters. A 15-year old and a 20-year old were shot, with many others arrested.</p>
  239. <div id="attachment_49369" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49369" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5806-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5806-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5806-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5806-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli soldiers began the assault by advancing on Bab al-Zawiya from Shuhuda street</p></div>
  240. <p>The clashes began soon after midday, as Israeli soldiers emerged from Shuhuda street checkpoint in order to disperse Palestinian youths, who had been throwing stones at the checkpoint’s gates.</p>
  241. <div id="attachment_49371" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49371" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5788-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5788-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5788-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5788-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli soldiers assault Bab al-Zawiya</p></div>
  242. <p>Soldiers were unusually quick to begin firing rubber-coated steel bullets, with a 15-year old boy being hit in the head outside the market entrance at 1pm. The boy was rushed to hospital in a nearby car.</p>
  243. <div id="attachment_49370" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49370" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5684-blur-600x400.png" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5684-blur-600x400.png 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5684-blur-400x267.png 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5684-blur-768x512.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Palestinian youths avoid rubber bullets with a smoke screen and wooden barrier</p></div>
  244. <div id="attachment_49372" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49372" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5747-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5747-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5747-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5747-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Soldiers were watched over by several snipers on surrounding rooftops.</p></div>
  245. <p>Despite the use of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition, it took 5 hours for Israeli forces to clear the area of Palestinian youths, who had only rocks.</p>
  246. <div id="attachment_49373" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49373" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5796-blur-600x400.png" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5796-blur-600x400.png 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5796-blur-400x267.png 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5796-blur-768x512.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Palestinian teenagers throw rocks at soldiers as they assault Bab al-Zawiya</p></div>
  247. <p>Soldiers repeatedly harassed journalists covering the clash. One boasted that they had begun firing rubber-coated steel bullets and hadn’t ‘even eaten lunch yet’.</p>
  248. <div id="attachment_49374" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49374" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5801-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5801-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5801-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5801-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Journalists harassed by Israeli border police</p></div>
  249. <p>At 2.30pm, a 20-year old Palestinian man was shot in the leg with live ammunition and subsequently rushed to hospital.</p>
  250. <div id="attachment_49375" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49375" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5849-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5849-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5849-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5849-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Border police fire live ammunition at protesters</p></div>
  251. <p>After a short break, soldiers resumed their assault at 3.30pm, moving through the Bab al-Zawiya gas station to fire tear gas, sound bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters.</p>
  252. <div id="attachment_49376" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49376" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5825-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5825-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5825-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5825-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli army assault protesters in central Hebron</p></div>
  253. <div id="attachment_49377" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49377" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5862-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5862-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5862-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5862-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli soldier throws sound bomb from Bab al-Zawiya gas station</p></div>
  254. <p>Many teenagers were detained during the clashes, and some afterwards as soldiers appeared to target particular children.</p>
  255. <div id="attachment_49378" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49378" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5885-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5885-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5885-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5885-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Israeli soldiers chase child down street in central Hebron</p></div>
  256. <p>One teenager was filmed being beaten in the street by Israeli soldiers as they dragged him towards Shuhuda street.</p>
  257. <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dWkz3AtWpZ8?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  258. <p>The clashes occurred following a demonstration in solidarity with the prisoners’ hunger strike. 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Israeli jails, having refused food since the 17<sup>th</sup> of April. In the last few days around 70 prisoners have been moved to civilian hospitals due to ‘seriously deteriorating’ health conditions. The number of prisoners at serious risk of death is expected to increase sharply soon, with many now refusing to even drink water.</p>
  259. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  260. <p>The demonstrations occurred on the same day that the Palestinians held a general strike in support of the prisoners. According to the organisers of the strike, it was the first general strike since the first intifada to be observed by Palestinians living both at home and in the diaspora.</p>
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  262. <feedburner:origLink>https://palsolidarity.org/2017/05/two-shot-in-hebron-as-israeli-forces-clash-with-protesters-during-general-strike/</feedburner:origLink></item>
  263. <item>
  264. <title>Donald Trump forced to change travel plans after Palestinians protest in Bethlehem</title>
  265. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/XJiZXSh2sVU/</link>
  266. <pubDate>Tue, 23 May 2017 13:40:49 +0000</pubDate>
  267. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  268. <category><![CDATA[Bethlehem]]></category>
  269. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  270. <category><![CDATA[Donald Trump]]></category>
  271.  
  272. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=49358</guid>
  273. <description><![CDATA[Donald Trump abandoned plans to visit Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity today due to the presence of a Palestinian protest outside the building. &#160; The US President changed plans at the last minute, reportedly infuriating the Palestinian Authority by breaking with official protocol. Instead, Trump conducted a short meeting with Mahmoud Abbas and a press conference ...]]></description>
  274. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Donald Trump abandoned plans to visit Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity today due to the presence of a Palestinian protest outside the building.</p>
  275. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  276. <div id="attachment_49359" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49359" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5926-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5926-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5926-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5926-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Palestinians protest in solidarity with prisoners’ hunger strike today in Bethlehem</p></div>
  277. <p>The US President changed plans at the last minute, reportedly <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Will-Trump-visit-Bethlehems-Church-of-Nativity-492426">infuriating the Palestinian Authority</a> by breaking with official protocol. Instead, Trump conducted a short meeting with Mahmoud Abbas and a press conference in which he condemned last night’s terror attack in Manchester.</p>
  278. <div id="attachment_49360" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49360" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5916-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5916-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5916-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5916-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Security arrives at the compound to prepare for President Trump’s visit</p></div>
  279. <p>Security was high at Trump’s meeting, with the American convoy entering and exiting the Palestinian compound quickly and discreetly this morning. The President was greeted by an American marching band upon his arrival. Bethlehem’s Hebron Road was blocked off by scores of heavily armed Palestinian security service officers, and the whole process was observed by at least four snipers positioned on nearby rooftops.</p>
  280. <div id="attachment_49361" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-49361" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5920-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5920-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5920-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_5920-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Sniper tells ISM activist not to take photos</p></div>
  281. <p>Palestinians had been holding a protest outside the Church, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in solidarity with the 1,500 prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli jails. The prisoners have refused to eat since the 17<sup>th</sup> of April, and many are now refusing to drink water as well.</p>
  282. <p>The prisoners are demanding an end to the practice of administrative detention, where Palestinians can be imprisoned indefinitely without charge, an end to solitary confinement and the right to family visits. Israel has yet to begin negotiating with the prisoners. In the last few days, 70 of the prisoners have been moved to civilian hospitals due to a ‘<a href="http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=upEo9xa90915253572aupEo9x">serious deterioration</a>’ in their health conditions.</p>
  283. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  286. <item>
  287. <title>Soldiers detain 12-year old child in al-Khalil [VIDEO]</title>
  288. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/_Ifb0DP2hh4/</link>
  289. <pubDate>Sun, 21 May 2017 20:16:37 +0000</pubDate>
  290. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  291. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  292. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  293. <category><![CDATA[Al Khalil]]></category>
  294.  
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  296. <description><![CDATA[A 12-year old Palestinian boy was detained by Israeli armed forces this afternoon in Hebron&#8217;s Bab al-Baladiyya military base. The boy was apparently targeted by the soldiers, who were interrogating passers-by on his whereabouts. When he was identified, the heavily-armed soldiers quickly surrounded the boy and his father before forcing them into the military base. ...]]></description>
  297. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A 12-year old Palestinian boy was detained by Israeli armed forces this afternoon in Hebron&#8217;s Bab al-Baladiyya military base. The boy was apparently targeted by the soldiers, who were interrogating passers-by on his whereabouts. When he was identified, the heavily-armed soldiers quickly surrounded the boy and his father before forcing them into the military base.</p>
  298. <p>Despite onlookers objecting that the boy had not thrown any stones at the gate of the base, soldiers argued that it seemed he was preparing to do so. Officials from the Palestinian Authority attempted to intervene but were not successful, while a Palestinian who agreed to be interviewed by ISM after the incident was subject to deliberate intimidation by Israeli forces.</p>
  299. <p>The boy&#8217;s mother attempted to join her husband, but was forbidden. The boy&#8217;s much younger brother was seen crying in confusion, tugging on his mother&#8217;s leg as the 12-year old and his father were led into the compound. Sources tell ISM that this was the 12-year old&#8217;s first experience of military detention.</p>
  300. <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MJNFn51VC6Q?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
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