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Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris News Roundup
The New York Times/Associated Press

Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris

The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip. In a short film posted on his website, the popular street artist appears to have sneaked into Gaza through an underground tunnel from Egypt. The video combines footage from the Israeli-Hamas war last summer, with political commentary about the coastal strip's misery.

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For suffering Palestinians, the Obama-Netanyahu “rift” is a side show Op-Eds & Analysis
The Huffington Post

For suffering Palestinians, the Obama-Netanyahu “rift” is a side show

Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress next week has led to much talk of a rift between the Israeli prime minister and the US president, and even between their two countries. Tuesday, national security adviser Susan E. Rice said the growing partisanship regarding Israel is "destructive of the fabric of the relationship."

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Talk Toughens as U.S.-Israel Relations Fray News Roundup
Peter Baker & Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times

Talk Toughens as U.S.-Israel Relations Fray

When President Obama’s national security adviser sat down with her Israeli counterpart at the White House last week, she upbraided him over leaks in Jerusalem that the Americans interpreted as an attempt to undermine nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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The human cost of the Israel-Gaza conflict – in pictures News Roundup
Heidi Levine, The Guardian

The human cost of the Israel-Gaza conflict – in pictures

Photographer Heidi Levine documents Palestinians living with life-changing injuries in Gaza. Palestinian woman Safa Fayez, 29, pulls herself up the staircase of her home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza. She was seriously wounded by shrapnel when Israel Defence Forces shells hit a UN school crowded by hundreds of Palestinians seeking shelter.

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Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem

Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday and sprayed hate slogans on the walls, police said. Israeli spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the fire was started at 4:00 a.m and caused damage to a bathroom and shower room before firefighters controlled the blaze.

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Settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on Nablus school

Settlers on Thursday spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school in the village of Urif south of Nablus, a Palestinian official said. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that a group of settlers from the illegal Yizhar settlement sprayed anti-Palestinian graffiti on the school.

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In photos: Israel destroys protest camp, Palestinians vow to rebuild News Roundup
Silvia Boarini, The Electronic Intifada

In photos: Israel destroys protest camp, Palestinians vow to rebuild

Israeli Border Police have repeatedly demolished the Gateway to Jerusalem protest camp. But Palestinian activists say they are undeterred. Bringing together activists, Palestinian Authority officials, residents of the Jerusalem suburb Abu Dis and the local Bedouin communities, the camp was built to protest Israel’s de facto annexation plan for what it calls the East 1 (E1) corridor connecting Jerusalem and the Maale Adumim settlement block in the occupied West Bank.

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Farmers continue to face hardship months after Gaza war News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Farmers continue to face hardship months after Gaza war

Farmers in the Gaza Strip continue to suffer the consequences of massive losses incurred during Israel's military offensive last summer, a French humanitarian NGO said Thursday. Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale said that over 88 percent of crops provided to farmers by the group were damaged during the 51-day conflict, with farmers continuing to suffer from access restrictions and violations of International Humanitarian Law.

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FAQ: Palestinians and the Israeli elections News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

FAQ: Palestinians and the Israeli elections

The Israeli election season began months ago, but the Arab parties have only recently launched their campaign. Unlike other parties that will try to sway swing voters on election day, March 17th, their strategy is getting Arab-Palestinian citizens who have historically been apathetic or who outright boycotted elections to vote.

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