Seattle Educator Creates Palestine Teaching Trunk for High School Classrooms
Palestinian leaders say they'll cut security coordination with Israel
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Israeli army temporarily halts use of attack dogs in West Bank News Roundup
Gili Cohen, Haaretz

Israeli army temporarily halts use of attack dogs in West Bank

The use of attack dogs by the Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank has been provisionally halted, following an investigation which found that a dog was unnecessarily used to arrest a Palestinian youth. IDF Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier Tamir Yadai ordered the halt on Thursday. It will continue until the protocol for the use of dogs is reviewed and practiced.

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Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 fishermen off Gaza coast News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 fishermen off Gaza coast

Two Palestinian fishermen were shot and injured as Israeli naval gunboats opened fire at a group of fishing boats off the Mediterranean coast west of the al-Sudaniyya neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip. Speaker of the union of Gaza fishermen, Nizar Ayyash, identified the victims as Eid Muhsin Bakr and Ziad Fahd Bakr, confirming that one of them is in a serious condition.

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Seattle Educator Creates Palestine Teaching Trunk for High School Classrooms News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Seattle Educator Creates Palestine Teaching Trunk for High School Classrooms

When Linda Bevis started her second career in teaching nineteen years ago, she noticed that the textbooks for high school world history dedicated about five paragraphs to Palestine and Israel. The Seattle resident, educator, and longtime activist knew how difficult it would be for any teacher to use that material productively. “While I actually don’t think the conflict is a complicated one, it cannot be explained in five paragraphs."

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Palestinian leaders say they’ll cut security coordination with Israel News Roundup
Reuters

Palestinian leaders say they’ll cut security coordination with Israel

Leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), led by President Mahmoud Abbas, decided on Thursday to stop all forms of security coordination with Israel, Palestinian officials said. Three members of the Palestinian Central Council (PCC), the second highest Palestinian decision-making body, told Reuters the decision was taken during the two-day meeting that ended on Thursday.

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UN envoy urges Israel to investigate civilian deaths during Gaza war News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

UN envoy urges Israel to investigate civilian deaths during Gaza war

Israel should investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the war on the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, and should make the findings public, according to a report submitted Tuesday to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report was issued by Makarim Wibisono who has recently become UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territory.

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US-Israel relationship headed for bumpy road after speech, say analysts News Roundup
Alex MacDonald, Middle East Eye

US-Israel relationship headed for bumpy road after speech, say analysts

The extent of damage to the US-Israeli relationship following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress on Tuesday is yet unclear. But if reactions to the 39-minute speech - which Netanyahu came off a plane in Tel Aviv on Wednesday defending - are any sign, the special relationship long shared between the two countries may have a bumpy road ahead.

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Israeli authorities demolish Bedouin houses in Negev village News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli authorities demolish Bedouin houses in Negev village

Israeli authorities on Wednesday demolished four houses in the Bedouin village of Sawah in the Negev. Locals told Ma'an that bulldozers escorted by Israeli police officers demolished the two houses, belonging to members of the al-Qassasi and al-Khawatra families.

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Circus Behind the Wall: Palestinian circus attempts to inform and entertain with stories of struggle
Rich Wiles, Al Jazeera

Circus Behind the Wall: Palestinian circus attempts to inform and entertain with stories of struggle

"We do this because we need to create a better Palestine, this means politically but also socially." Nayef Abdallah was born a refugee in Faraa refugee camp to a family who were driven from their home in Haifa during the Nakba - the events surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948 which Palestinians refer to as "the catastrophe". From such beginnings, few people would have imagined that years later he would go on to take Palestine to the world through a very non-traditional performing art.

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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu ‘condescension’ News Roundup
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press

Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu ‘condescension’

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.

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