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Gaza farmers mark Land Day with steadfastness News Roundup
Mohammed Omer, Middle East Eye

Gaza farmers mark Land Day with steadfastness

Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip have taken to the streets on Monday to mark Land Day. The anniversary stems from the original protest in 1976, when six Palestinian citizens of northern Israel were killed by Israeli troops as they demonstrated against Israel’s theft of their land. Ever since then, the commemoration has become an important symbolic day of action across Palestine.

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Israeli forces deliver demolition notices near Nablus News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces deliver demolition notices near Nablus

Israeli forces delivered demolition notices to seven Palestinians in the village of Qasra in southern Nablus on Monday. Locals said the notices were for water wells and steel structures used for farming purposes that belong to Palestinians living near the Yash Kodesh settlement outpost.

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Palestine Marathon highlights race for recognition News Roundup
Oren Liebermann, CNN

Palestine Marathon highlights race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important. "I'm running in the Holy Land," Jamaani smiles. "I'm running in Palestine." More than 3,000 runners came to the West Bank for the Palestine Marathon on Friday. For Jamaani, this isn't just a race for time. It is a run for recognition.

12 hours ago
Thousands commemorate Land Day in Gaza, West Bank News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Thousands commemorate Land Day in Gaza, West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza took part in marches on Monday to mark the 39th anniversary of Land Day, commemorating Palestinian protests against Israeli land seizures that were violently suppressed on Mar. 30, 1976. Marches in Gaza were called for by coalition group the National and Islamic Forces, which called for political unity to end the suffering of Palestinians across the occupied territories as well as an end to the Israeli-administered blockade of the Gaza Strip.

12 hours ago
FIFA orders Israeli soccer club to compensate Palestinian club News Roundup
Haaretz/Reuters

FIFA orders Israeli soccer club to compensate Palestinian club

FIFA has ordered Israeli premier league club Hapoel Haifa and their former player, Ali Khatib, to compensate Palestinian side Jabal al-Mukabbar after Khatib left them without authorization. Jabal al-Mukabbar, based in Arab East Jerusalem claimed that Israeli-born Khatib, who also played as an international for Palestine, walked out on them in 2012 to join Hapoel Haifa without telling them.

13 hours ago
Israeli forces open fire on protest at Gaza border News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces open fire on protest at Gaza border

Israeli forces opened fire on dozens of protesters marching on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip near Khan Younis on Sunday. Witnesses said that Israeli forces opened fired on the protesters as they neared the border, adding that no injuries were reported. The protest was called in opposition to the Israeli-administered blockade of the coastal strip as well as to delays in reconstruction.

13 hours ago
99 Palestinian Children Currently Detained in Israeli Jails, Says Prisoner’s Club News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

99 Palestinian Children Currently Detained in Israeli Jails, Says Prisoner’s Club

Head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club’s (PPC) legal unit Jawad Boulos, Monday reported that there are 99 Palestinian minors detained in Israeli jails, of whom 26 children were arrested in March. During a visit to minor Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails, Boulos said that 33 minors are currently serving actual imprisonment sentences for different periods of time.

13 hours ago
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat News Roundup
Kim Sengupta, The Independent

The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The underwater rock formations provide the best fishing grounds off Gaza, but they are just beyond the limit set by the Israelis for local boats. Tawfiq Abu Riyala dreamt up an ingenious plan to solve this problem; but it may have ended up costing him his life. The 32-year-old fisherman had built up his own artificial rock with planks of wood, tyres, and bits of metal, seemingly well within the area in which he and his colleagues are allowed to operate. It was while he was adding to this pile that an Israeli gunboat opened fire, wounding him fatally.

about 1 day ago
Runners ‘hit the wall’ in third Palestine Marathon News Roundup
Haaretz

Runners ‘hit the wall’ in third Palestine Marathon

Some 3,000 Palestinian runners and foreign rivals turned out for the third Palestine Marathon on Friday, with the race won by Nader al-Masri of Gaza, who said he normally trains “between the rubble of destroyed homes.” This year 46 runners from the Gaza Strip took part in the race in the Bethlehem area. The athletes ran two laps of the same route because the organizers couldn’t find 42 kilometers (26 miles) of uninterrupted road under the control of the Palestinian Authority, they said.

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