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PHOTOS: Joint List marches for unrecognized Bedouin villages News Roundup
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PHOTOS: Joint List marches for unrecognized Bedouin villages

Dozens of members of the Joint List — including chairman Ayman Odeh, Dov Khenin and other future members of Knesset — marched alongside other Arab leaders Thursday on a four-day trip through the Negev/Naqab’s unrecognized Bedouin villages. They were joined by representatives of the Arab Higher Monitoring Committee and the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages. The march is set to end at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Where do Gaza’s lions sleep tonight? News Roundup
Ehab Zahriyeh & Nadia AbuShaban, Al Jazeera America

Where do Gaza’s lions sleep tonight?

Caring for animals in the Gaza Strip took a wild turn last month when the owner of Fat'hi Zoo in the beleaguered city of Rafah sold two lion cubs to a family — in a nearby refugee camp. The Jamal family, which named the cubs Bobbi and Max (female and male, respectively), is now the talk of the town, so to speak, in the crowded Al-Shabura refugee camp.

2014 ‘devastating’ year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report News Roundup
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2014 ‘devastating’ year for Palestinians, says UN humanitarian report

Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today, as the Organization released its latest report on the situation on the ground.

UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967 News Roundup
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UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, rights group Amnesty International criticised the "flagrant disregard" by Palestinian armed groups for the lives of Israeli civilians, fingering the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip as a culprit.

Palestinian teen dies of injuries a week after clashes with Israeli forces News Roundup
Ali Sawafta, Haaretz

Palestinian teen dies of injuries a week after clashes with Israeli forces

A Palestinian teenager died on Wednesday of a gunshot wound sustained a week ago during a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials said. The officials at Ramallah Hospital said Ali Safi, 17, had been shot through the chest. Witnesses said soldiers had responded to stone-throwing at a protest against a barrier going up between a Jewish settlement and a refugee camp near Ramallah.

Clever app reveals a snapshot of your location—in the past News Roundup
Lexi Pandell, Wired

Clever app reveals a snapshot of your location—in the past

The makers of the augmented reality app Pivot want to create a time portal—on your phone. The app aims to bring glimpses of history to your smartphone screen, using images tied to wherever you happen to be. Users receive notifications when they’re near a “pivot” point; raising the phone brings up an image of that place as it appeared from that vantage point decades ago.

Last Palestinian family in Jerusalem neighborhood fear eviction at any moment News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Last Palestinian family in Jerusalem neighborhood fear eviction at any moment

A Palestinian family that has lived in Jerusalem’s Old City since 1953 is being forced out of their home by Israeli settlers backed by the state. Since 9 February the Sub Laban family of eight have been twice subjected to eviction attempts by Israeli settlers and police. The family are expecting a third attempt to come at any time.

EU criticizes Israeli policy in Area C News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

EU criticizes Israeli policy in Area C

EU representatives condemned Israel's failure to meet its obligations to Palestinians in Area C during a meeting with the Palestinian Prime Minister on Tuesday. The remarks came following Rami Hamdallah's signing of an agreement with the EU for €3.5 million ($3.83 million) to support Palestinian communities in Area C in the occupied West Bank through the funding of infrastructure projects.

How ICC membership could revive Palestinian statehood at the UN Op-Eds & Analysis
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How ICC membership could revive Palestinian statehood at the UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election success is being portrayed by some as a victory for the international aspects of the Palestinian cause. For months, Palestinians have been trying to leverage Europe’s frustration with Israeli actions and now the United States might be having second thoughts about wielding its almighty UN Security Council veto.