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
Gaza teams deactivate 3 tons of unexploded Israeli ordnance Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza teams deactivate 3 tons of unexploded Israeli ordnance

Police teams in southern Gaza have deactivated three tons of unexploded ordnance from Israel's recent military offensive on the besieged enclave, a statement said Monday. The Khan Younis engineering unit, part of the local police force, said they have deactivated over three tons of Israeli bombs and missile which landed in the southern Gaza Strip but did not explode.

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Gaza families mourn amid failure to find missing shipwreck victims Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza families mourn amid failure to find missing shipwreck victims

More than two weeks after a boat carrying migrants to Europe sunk off the coast of Malta, none of the bodies of Palestinians who are thought to have drowned at sea have been recovered by search teams. Eight Palestinians are known to have survived the Sept. 6 shipwreck that killed around 500 migrants, and they are being cared for between Italy, Greece, and Malta.

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Three Birzeit University Students Invent Stair-Climbing Handicap Wheelchair Media Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Three Birzeit University Students Invent Stair-Climbing Handicap Wheelchair

Three Palestinian mechatronics students from Birzeit University (BZU) invented a stair-climbing handicap wheelchair as part of their graduation project, BZU university announced on Monday. The university added that the project of the stair-climbing handicap wheelchair was submitted to the Arab Innovation Network Competition. It was accepted in the first phase after being examined by academics and professionals.Sci

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New Israeli Policy Results In Keeping Hundreds Imprisoned Media Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

New Israeli Policy Results In Keeping Hundreds Imprisoned

The Israeli Persecution initiated, since the beginning of July, a new policy in occupied East Jerusalem, resulting in keeping hundreds of Palestinians, including dozens of children, behind bars for extended periods, until concluding all “legal measures” against them.

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Rearrested Shalit deal prisoners announce hunger strike Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Rearrested Shalit deal prisoners announce hunger strike

Prisoners who were rearrested this year after being released in the 2011 Shalit deal announced they would go on hunger strike Tuesday to pressure the Palestinian delegation in Cairo to negotiate with Israel for their release, a rights group said. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoner's Society said Monday that the strike would be observed by 63 prisoners who were among a group of 1,027 freed by Israel under the terms of a 2011 swap arrangement.

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PHOTOS: Palestinians protest Ramallah firm’s role in displacing Bedouin Media Roundup
+972 Magazine

PHOTOS: Palestinians protest Ramallah firm’s role in displacing Bedouin

Israel’s Civil Administration, the military government that rules over Palestinians in the West Bank, is pushing forward with a plan to remove thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from lands in the occupied West Bank, including an especially contentious area east of Jerusalem known as ‘E1.’ The plan calls for the forcible relocation of as many as 12,500 Bedouin to a new town in the Jordan Valley.

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UN wants international monitors to oversee reconstruction work in Gaza Media Roundup
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

UN wants international monitors to oversee reconstruction work in Gaza

The United Nations’ top Mideast envoy, Robert Serry, wants to station hundreds of international monitors in the Gaza Strip, Haaretz has learned from European diplomats and senior Israeli officials.

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Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt Media Roundup
The Washington Post

Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials. The talks were being held behind closed doors at the Egyptian intelligence headquarters in the capital, Cairo, the officials said.

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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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