Expert Q&A: On Israel’s Displacement of the Palestinian Bedouin
Expert Q&A: Palestinian National Unity & The Schism Between Fatah and Hamas
The Sabra & Shatila Massacre
50 Days of Death & Destruction: Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”
Gaza in Crisis
Photos: Amid rubble and trauma, Gaza goes back to school Media Roundup
Ryan Rodrick Beiler, +972 Magazine

Photos: Amid rubble and trauma, Gaza goes back to school

Despite damaged classrooms and destroyed schools, Gaza’s school year began this week after delays due to the recent Israeli offensive known as Operation Protective Edge. According to Gaza education ministry official Ziad Thabet, the first weeks of classes will focus on recreational activities and psychological counseling to help children recover from the trauma sustained during this summer’s attacks.

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Israeli forces issue demolition orders to 3 Hebron families Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces issue demolition orders to 3 Hebron families

Israeli forces delivered demolition orders to three Palestinian families in the southern West Bank town of Idhna on Thursday, the landowners said. Amjad Hilmi Nofal, owner of the one of the properties, said his family of seven have lived in the home for 10 years.

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Israeli forces begin demolitions in Bedouin village near Jerusalem Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces begin demolitions in Bedouin village near Jerusalem

Israeli forces raided a number of Bedouin communities east of Jerusalem on Thursday days after handing them demolition and evacuation orders, a local activist said. Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma'an that dozens of Israeli soldiers entered the Bedouin communities escorted by a bulldozer while an Israeli military plane circled above.

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Israeli Supreme Court upholds law allowing housing discrimination against Palestinians Media Roundup
Annie Robbins, Mondoweiss

Israeli Supreme Court upholds law allowing housing discrimination against Palestinians

Yesterday, Israel’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel. According to Adalah, the court’s decision holding up Israel’s Admissions Committees Law, “entrenches racial segregation; 434 small communities in Israel, or 43% of all residential areas, will be allowed to close their doors to Palestinian Arab citizens of the state.”

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Contradicting its own ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court legalizes segregated communities Media Roundup
Amjad Iraqi, +972 Magazine

Contradicting its own ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court legalizes segregated communities

The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed various petitions against the Admissions Committees Law, which allows admissions committees in hundreds of communities in Israel to reject housing applicants based on their “social suitability.”

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Expert Q&A: On Israel’s Displacement of the Palestinian Bedouin Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On Israel’s Displacement of the Palestinian Bedouin

The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A covering Israel's plan to forcibly displace 12,500 Beduoin Palestinians from lands east of Jerusalem to new communities in the occupied Jordan Valley.

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Israeli Court: “Army At Fault In Killing Palestinian Driver” Media Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Court: “Army At Fault In Killing Palestinian Driver”

An Israeli court finally made a decision in an eight-year-old case involving the fatal shooting of a Palestinian taxi driver who was waiting for Palestinian passengers heading to the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The driver, Zakariyya Daraghma, parked his car near a sand-hill, installed by the army to block a main road, and was shot dead by Israeli soldiers stationed nearby.

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Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center cares for Gaza’s disabled Media Roundup
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Deir al Balah Rehabilitation Center cares for Gaza’s disabled

In the central Gaza Strip area of Deir al Balah, Usama Abu Safer, 30, devotes his time to working with disabled people. Born paraplegic, Abu Safer’s own disability inspired him to dedicate his life to this work. “I was born disabled but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel like I’m missing something,” he explained. “This is my basic motivation to live and to help other people who have a similar condition.”

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According to Yesha Council, 7,500 new settlers have moved into West Bank in last six months Media Roundup
Mondoweiss

According to Yesha Council, 7,500 new settlers have moved into West Bank in last six months

The Yesha Council of Settlements has reported that the number of Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied Jerusalem, has reached 382,031, adding that 7,500 Israelis have moved into West Bank and Jerusalem settlements in the last six months. Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase.

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