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Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle Op-Eds & Analysis
Irene Calis, Al-Shabaka

Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle

An act of survivance is more than a reactionary struggle for existence. The term survivance, coined in Native American Studies, speaks to the active presence and continued dignity of native peoples, despite the ethnocidal policies of a settler colonial state. The survivance of Palestinians, like other native peoples within a settler colonial state, is not a given.

Palestinians in Gaza Rush to Rafah Border Crossing During Three-Day Reopening Videos
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians in Gaza Rush to Rafah Border Crossing During Three-Day Reopening

The border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip reopened for three days earlier this week at the request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Only students, patients, and people holding foreign residency were permitted to leave Gaza.

Palestinian Team Places at Koding Hackathon News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Palestinian Team Places at Koding Hackathon

When Palestinian developer Hamdan Taima received an invitation to the Koding Hackathon in the fall of 2014, he saw it as an opportunity to make a name for Palestinians in the broader tech world. Hackathons come in all formats, shapes, and sizes, but Koding is a massive, worldwide event that attracts thousands of participants. No Palestinian team had ever participated in a hackathon of this global magnitude.

Palestinian prisoners denied proper medical are in Israeli prisons News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency

Palestinian prisoners denied proper medical are in Israeli prisons

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Committee lawyers Thursday said that Palestinian prisoners in Israeli Prisons are denied the proper medical care guaranteed by International law which led the deterioration of their overall health.

Israel carries out 3rd East Jerusalem home demolition in 2 days News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel carries out 3rd East Jerusalem home demolition in 2 days

Israeli authorities on Wednesday destroyed a Palestinian building in the Shufat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, the third such home demolition in the occupied city in the last two days. Locals told Ma'an that Israeli special forces accompanied by bulldozers raided the neighborhood and surrounded a building before almost immediately beginning to demolish it.

U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by end-month News Roundup
Reuters

U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by end-month

The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

Israeli settlement asks Hebron man to pay property tax News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli settlement asks Hebron man to pay property tax

The council of the Jewish-only settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron has ordered a Palestinian local to pay property tax, claiming that his house is located on land belonging to the settlement. The Hebron-based group Youth Against Settlements told Ma'an that Abdul-Karim al-Jaabari received warrants demanding he pay 88,200 shekels ($22,000) in Arnona, or property tax, to the Jewish-only settlement's council.

Report details IDF ‘double tap’ bombings that hit first responders in Gaza News Roundup
+972 Mag

Report details IDF ‘double tap’ bombings that hit first responders in Gaza

The thing that shocked me most in a new report on Gaza by international experts was the IDF’s “double tap” attacks. Other findings in the report have already been written about, some of them during the war, “Operation Protective Edge,” here on +972. We reported about the shooting at civilians in the Khuza’a neighborhood, the use of human shields, destroying hospitals, how Gazans felt they had no safe place to run to, the dozens of families that were simply eliminated, and more.

Israeli forces demolish house in East Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces demolish house in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabir on Wednesday, locals told Ma'an. Israeli forces raided the neighborhood and surrounded a house belonging to Ulayyan Jalal Rabaya before a bulldozer destroyed the property. Rabaya said he had begun renovation work on the interior of the house some months ago to live there with his fiance, who he is due to marry.