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Gazans Reach Beyond Blockade Through Start-up News Roundup
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Gazans Reach Beyond Blockade Through Start-up

Dozens of workers sit with their eyes glued to computer screens and fingers clicking away on keyboards writing code and tapping in data for clients around the globe. It could be a scene at any software firm, but these programmers are Palestinians based in the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade since 2006.

about 5 days ago
HRW Denounces Israel Expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians News Roundup
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HRW Denounces Israel Expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians

A rights group on Tuesday condemned Israeli court decisions paving the way for the eviction of Bedouins and Palestinians from their villages, calling on the state to let them stay put. The Supreme Court approved earlier this month the removal of 750-1,000 Bedouin residents from the southern Negev village of Umm al-Hiran to enable the construction of a Jewish town.

about 5 days ago
PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land News Roundup
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PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land

Since Israeli started building its separation barrier in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers living along the fence have been cut off from their agricultural lands. When Israel started building its separation wall and fence through the West Bank over a decade ago, the route it chose cut many Palestinian farmers off from their lands.

about 6 days ago
Israel: Court Permits Discriminatory Evictions News Roundup
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Court Permits Discriminatory Evictions

Separate Israeli Supreme Court decisions issued on May 5, 2015, open the way for state authorities to forcibly evict residents of two Arab villages from their homes. The inhabitants of both villages, one in Israel and the other in the occupied West Bank, have previously been displaced following actions by Israeli authorities.

about 6 days ago
American Jewish Leader On U.S.-Israel Policy News Roundup
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American Jewish Leader On U.S.-Israel Policy

In a New York Times op-ed, American Jewish leader Henry Siegman says Israel's far-right victory is an opening for America's peace policy in the region. He joins to discuss what the U.S. can do to pave the way for Palestinian statehood.

about 6 days ago
Historic Bathhouse Offers Respite from Gaza’s Hardships News Roundup
The Big Story

Historic Bathhouse Offers Respite from Gaza’s Hardships

After dawn prayers in Gaza, a few dozen men descend a metal staircase to gather in the steamy confines of Hamam al-Sumara, a centuries-old bathhouse where residents of the isolated territory find respite and relief. Stained glass windows in the central dome allow rays of light to pierce the clouds of steam. On the heated marble platforms below, men recline between visits to the steam room or massages.

about 1 week ago
Minors in Israeli Custody Claim Assaults During Arrests, Interrogation News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Minors in Israeli Custody Claim Assaults During Arrests, Interrogation

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Committee released Tuesday testimonies of minor Palestinian prisoners who say they were assaulted during detention and interrogation by Israeli forces. Lawyer of the committee Hiba Masalha, who visited minor prisoners in the Israeli Hasharon jail on Monday, said that prisoner Jamal al-Zaatari, 15, from the al-Tur town near Jerusalem was beaten...

about 1 week ago
Pope Canonizes Two Palestinian Nuns News Roundup
The Washington Post

Pope Canonizes Two Palestinian Nuns

The Palestinians on Sunday embraced the memory of their first Catholic saints after Pope Francis canonized two nuns born in the Holy Land more than a century ago. Palestinian Christians and Muslims heralded as historic the elevation to sainthood of Sister Mariam Baouardy and Sister Marie Alphonsine Ghattas.

about 1 week ago
Israel Invites Bids for 85 West Bank Settler Homes News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Invites Bids for 85 West Bank Settler Homes

The Israeli ministry of construction issued tenders for the building of 85 new housing units in the Givat Zeev settlement, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Thursday. The tenders for the settlement, which lies immediately south of the West Bank city of Ramallah, had been issued last year but received no bids from contractors so were issued again, Peace Now and the construction ministry said.

about 1 week ago