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Police Arrest Three Minors in Bedouin Village as Expulsion Efforts Continue News Roundup
Mairav Zonszein, +972

Police Arrest Three Minors in Bedouin Village as Expulsion Efforts Continue

Two children, 12 and 13, were arrested in the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib in Israel’s south on Monday, as the Jewish National Fund (JNF) entered the village accompanied by police forces to resume cultivating land for a forestation project. Another youth was also arrested Tuesday morning, the circumstances of which are still unclear…

about 4 days ago
12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Laid to Rest a Day After Being Killed in Al-Ram News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Laid to Rest a Day After Being Killed in Al-Ram

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- A funeral procession was held on Wednesday for 12-year-old Palestinian Muhyee Sidqi al-Tibakhi, who was shot dead a day earlier in the village of al-Ram in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, as Palestinian officials accused Israeli forces of being behind the boy’s death…

about 4 days ago
The Way to the Spring Examines the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through Stories of Resistance Op-Eds & Analysis
Erika Lee, Los Angeles Magazine

The Way to the Spring Examines the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through Stories of Resistance

When Ben Ehrenreich started spending time in the West Bank in 2011—the award-winning writer even lived there between 2013 and 2014—he went, in part, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s. What he returned home with is The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine (June 14), a collection of revelatory anecdotes offering a pragmatic, somber look…

about 4 days ago
Israeli Navy Shoots and Injures Gaza Fisherman, Bulldozers Level Land Near Border News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Navy Shoots and Injures Gaza Fisherman, Bulldozers Level Land Near Border

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli naval ships opened fire on a Palestinian fishing boat sailing off the coast of the northwestern Gaza Strip Tuesday morning, injuring a fisherman who was on board. A Gaza-based human rights organization which monitors Israeli attacks on fishermen told Ma’an that a fisherman was hit in the hand and was taken to a hospital for treatment...

about 5 days ago
Using My Jewish Privilege To Make a Difference for Palestinians in Hebron Op-Eds & Analysis
Becca Strober, Forward

Using My Jewish Privilege To Make a Difference for Palestinians in Hebron

We were about to eat the food we’d been given when the Palestinian detainee was escorted in, blindfolded and handcuffed. The soldiers who brought in the Palestinian placed him on a chair facing the wall. We were sitting around a table, talking and finally starting to get comfortable in our situation. Our bags were still on us, and even our phones were being used not-so-subtly under the table…

about 5 days ago
Video: When Elie Wiesel Looked Away from Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Video: When Elie Wiesel Looked Away from Gaza

In May, Hedy Epstein passed away at the age of 91. Born in Germany, she had survived the Nazi genocide because her parents evacuated her to England as part of the Kindertransport. She was dearly loved, and became known to many of us for her fierce advocacy of universal human rights, particularly for Palestinians. Her steadfast refusal to be silent about what Israel is doing to Palestinians…

about 5 days ago
Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Sarah Algherbawi, The Electronic Intifada

Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza

Inas Abu Muhadi cannot understand that she will never see her dad again. She remembers that her dad had a scooter. And each time she hears one, she expects to see her dad arriving home. The young girl’s father passed away from natural causes in July 2013. “Our life turned upside down after that day,” said her mother…

about 6 days ago
Peter Beinart Joins US Jews for Civil Rights-Style Protest in West Bank Op-Eds & Analysis
Andrew Tobin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Peter Beinart Joins US Jews for Civil Rights-Style Protest in West Bank

HEBRON, West Bank (JTA) – Dozens of American Jews spent Friday in the West Bank practicing nonviolent resistance against Israel’s presence here. On hand to help were some bold-faced names in the American Jewish community’s Israel debate, including Peter Beinart, a leading liberal U.S. Jewish thinker, and Amna Farooqi, the Muslim president of J Street U…

about 6 days ago
Anti-gay Rabbi Who Heads pre-IDF Academy Blasts Attempts to Prevent Civilian Deaths News Roundup
Gili Cohen and Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Anti-gay Rabbi Who Heads pre-IDF Academy Blasts Attempts to Prevent Civilian Deaths

Rabbi Yig'al Levinstein, the head of an IDF pre-conscription academy who called homosexual people "perverts", slammed the army's efforts to avoid harming civilian noncombatants. In videotaped remarks that surfaced on Sunday, Levinstein, one of religious Zionism's leading clergymen and head of the academy in the West Bank settlement of Eli...

about 6 days ago