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Aqsa restrictions force thousands into Jerusalem streets for prayer Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Aqsa restrictions force thousands into Jerusalem streets for prayer

Thousands of Palestinians performed prayers in the streets and alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday after men under the age of 50 were prevented by Israeli authorities from entering the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Hundreds of Israeli border guards, police, and special forces were deployed throughout Jerusalem streets, in addition to at least one drone and a surveillance balloon in the sky as authorities sought to prevent Muslim worshipers from reaching the holy site.

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2 injured in Bilin protest Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

2 injured in Bilin protest

Two Palestinians were injured and dozens suffered from tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces dispersed a weekly protest in Bilin village near Ramallah. Israeli forces stopped the weekly march as protesters neared their freed lands near the wall, firing rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, stun grenades and chased some of them through the village’s fields.

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Testimony from Gaza: Shot by Israeli Forces and Left Bleeding for Hours Palestinians
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Testimony from Gaza: Shot by Israeli Forces and Left Bleeding for Hours

Forty-four-year-old Gaza farmer Shehda Al-Najjar tells the story of how he was shot and left bleeding for hours by Israeli forces in July.

about 3 days ago
Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child Media Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

Thousands Attend Funeral of Slain Palestinian Child

In the central West Bank village of Beit Laqiya, this Friday, thousands of people attended the funeral of 13-year-old Bahaa Samir Badir, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Thursday. Further restrictions imposed on al-Aqsa Mosque have forced thousands of people into the streets of occupied East Jerusalem for Friday prayer.

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Arabs from Israel risk arrest for ‘Arab Idol’ show Media Roundup
Yahoo News/AP

Arabs from Israel risk arrest for ‘Arab Idol’ show

Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition. But the journey Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, have taken from their villages in Israel to the competition in Lebanon could comprise a television drama of its own — featuring travel to an enemy country, Israeli security interrogations, and the complicated identity crisis of Israel's Arabs.

about 3 days ago
PLO to submit UN resolution on occupation by end-Oct Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency/AFP

PLO to submit UN resolution on occupation by end-Oct

The PLO will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council demanding the end of Israel's occupation by the end of October, a senior official said on Thursday. The PLO has been under intense pressure not to push forward with the resolution -- including with alleged threats of cuts to US aid -- but secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo said a decision was taken late Wednesday to push ahead.

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When a Story Becomes a Casualty of War Media Roundup
Erica Berenstein & Fares Akram, The New York Times

When a Story Becomes a Casualty of War

The weather was pleasantly warm on a day last spring when we made our way up the front steps of an ambulance depot in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City. The medics and a few children loitering outside watched us as if we were the most notable sight of the day. Sounds drifting from inside came from little fingers hitting piano keys and plucking at violin strings — not sirens.

about 4 days ago
Ireland Discusses Recognition of Palestine at Parliament Media Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Ireland Discusses Recognition of Palestine at Parliament

The Irish Parliament Thursday discussed recognizing Palestine as an official state following the Swedish diplomatic recognition, said a press release issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It said that a number of questions were directed to Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore regarding the country’s plans to recognize Palestine in a similar action taken by to the Swedish parliament.

about 4 days ago
Palestine vote ‘ignored’ by government, Baroness Warsi says Media Roundup
BBC

Palestine vote ‘ignored’ by government, Baroness Warsi says

Lady Warsi said she had received a "stock answer" when she raised the vote in the House of Lords. The House of Commons voted by 274 to 12 on Monday to urge the government to "recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel". The government said it would "judge when it is right" to make a decision.

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