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Factions condemn Israeli jail conditions for Palestinian prisoners News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Factions condemn Israeli jail conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Palestinian political factions on Thursday condemned "aggressive policies" against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, a week after the death of Jaafar Ibrahim Awad, 22. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Palestinian Prisoners' Society said in a joint statement that conditions within Israeli jails are growing increasingly difficult for Palestinian detainees.

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‘Thousands’ of Palestinian homes threatened with demolition News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

‘Thousands’ of Palestinian homes threatened with demolition

"Where will we go," asks eight-year-old Tiba Qeren, saying goodbye to the family home that, like those of many other Palestinian citizens of Israel, is condemned to demolition for failing to meet planning rules. "I'm afraid," she tells AFP. "I know that they are going to destroy our home as they have others in Ramle," the mixed Palestinian and Jewish town where they live, about 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Tel Aviv.

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When shooting a Palestinian in the back is merely ‘reckless’ News Roundup
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When shooting a Palestinian in the back is merely ‘reckless’

In January 2013, an Israeli soldier shot a 16-year-old Palestinian who posed absolutely no threat in his back. Samir Awad, from the village Budrus, didn’t survive the valiant military operation, and was killed. Last December, the High Court of Justice harshly criticized the Military Advocate General’s (MAG) handling of the case calling on it to finish its investigation.

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Relatively mild indictments likely for soldiers who killed Palestinian teen News Roundup
Times of Israel

Relatively mild indictments likely for soldiers who killed Palestinian teen

The State Attorney’s Office notified the High Court of Justice Wednesday that pending a hearing, it would issue indictments for the relatively mild charge of “reckless and negligent use of firearms” against IDF soldiers responsible for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in 2013. Samir Awad, 17, was shot four times in a clash with over a dozen IDF soldiers near the West Bank town of Budrus.

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Israeli naval boats open gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency

Israeli naval boats open gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza

In a grave violation of international law and signed agreements, Israeli naval boats Wednesday opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore the city of Gaza. According to WAFA reporter, sounds of explosions and gunfire were heard in the western part of the city. It said that Israeli naval boats fired at least two missiles and opened machine gunfire on fishing boats.

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Chicago’s Palestine Film Festival line up announced News Roundup
People's World

Chicago’s Palestine Film Festival line up announced

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival, the world's longest running Palestinian film festival, announced its 2015 line-up. This year's festival will be held from April 18-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will feature award-winning films such as Eyes of a Thief by Najwa Najjar. Here is a listing of this year's films.

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Holocaust scholar cancels prestigious Illinois lecture over Steven Salaita firing News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Holocaust scholar cancels prestigious Illinois lecture over Steven Salaita firing

A prominent Holocaust scholar has canceled a prestigious lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in protest over the firing of Professor Steven Salaita. Professor Todd Samuel Presner, the director of Jewish studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), wrote to UIUC Chancellor Phyllis Wise to tell her he would not visit the campus as long as she was in charge.

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Vandals attack Christian graveyard in northern Israel News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Vandals attack Christian graveyard in northern Israel

Vandals have smashed gravestones at a Maronite Christian cemetery in a village near Israel's northern border with Lebanon, Israeli police said on Wednesday. Police opened an investigation after receiving a report about damage to a number of graves at the Christian cemetery in Kufr Birim, spokeswoman Luba Samri said, indicating that the tombstones were "broken and displaced."

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Israeli naval boats open gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency

Israeli naval boats open gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza

In a grave violation of international law and signed agreements, Israeli naval boats Wednesday opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore the city of Gaza. According to WAFA reporter, sounds of explosions and gunfire were heard in the western part of the city.

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