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Israeli authorities block Palestinian access to farmland ahead of olive harvest
October 15, 2020

The Palestine Chronicle reports on 8 October 2020: Israel has in recent days issued 63 military orders to close areas and land planted with Palestinian olive trees, covering an area of 3,000 dunams (3 square kilometers) across the occupied West Bank ahead of the olive harvest season. The military orders bore the signature of the […]


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PA inches toward boiling point amid economic crisis, Israeli security officials warn
September 24, 2020

Yaniv Kubovich reports in Haaretz on 24 September 2020: Senior Israeli security officials have recently warned politicians that the economic crisis in the Palestinian Authority is worsening, and that it could lead to an outbreak of violence. The officials believe that Israel and the PA must find a solution to renew the security cooperation between […]


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How Israel wages its war on Palestinian history
August 21, 2020

Jonathan Cook writes in The National, 20 August 2020: When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake – he chose an unusual narrator for the opening scene: a […]


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The evolution of Palestinian cuisine
August 12, 2020

Yasmin Zaher writes in Haaretz: The Palestinian cuisine of today would be unrecognizable to our indigenous ancestors. Millennia of trade, conquest and agricultural innovation have transformed a mostly green local fare to a kitchen dominated by chicken, rice and tomatoes – three ingredients that are not indigenous to Palestine. Even signature dishes such as maqlooba, […]


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40-year-old document reveals Ariel Sharon’s plan to evict 1,000 Palestinians from their homes
August 10, 2020

Ofer Aderet reports in Haaretz, 10 August 2020: A 40-year-old document found in the Israel State Archives recently offers a rare look into the state’s actions to force Palestinians from their homes. It shows that in the 1980s, the state declared an area as a military shooting zone for the sole purpose of removing its […]


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What comes first, an Israeli army firing zone or Palestinian villages?
August 6, 2020

Amira Hass writes in Haaretz on 3 August 2020: Next Monday the justices of the High Court of Justice will discuss the State of Israel’s demand to destroy eight Palestinian hamlets in the southern West Bank. I should say: will once again discuss, because the government’s demand is not new. For about 40 years the […]


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Palestinians Are Building a Village on Their Land. Armed Settlers From an Illegal Outpost Are Sabotaging Them
July 17, 2020

Gideon Levy and Alex Levac report in Haaretz 17 July 2020 The view from the hilltop is spectacular. A valley in bloom, groves and verdant fields with a few buildings scattered among them, a chicken coop and a pigpen – all encompassed by what is otherwise arid, blanched earth. This is what making the wilderness […]


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Israeli forces arrest Palestinian expert on settlements in Jerusalem
July 16, 2020

The Palestine Chronicle reports on 9 July 2020: Israeli forces yesterday arrested Khalil Tafakji, head of the maps department at the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem, the news agency Anadolu reported. A source in the Tafakji family told Anadolu that large numbers of occupation police and intelligence services stormed the department and tampered with its possessions.   […]


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Israel annexation plan: Why is Gaza missing from the conversation?
July 9, 2020

Jehad Abusalem writes in Middle East Eye: Why has the Gaza Strip been excluded from the conversation on annexation? This question has haunted me for months, and upon the deadline for Israel’s bid to annex parts of the West Bank, it begs more attention. For Palestinians, the act of annexation itself is not what is […]


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Saudi digitises 250,000 pages of Jerusalem’s Palestinian history

Middle East Monitor reports on 8 July 2020: The King Abdul Aziz Public Library (KAPL) in Riyadh has compiled and digitised 820 records of the Jerusalem Shariah Court, to conserve endangered collections relating to Palestinian history and cultural heritage. The archive, assembled in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees […]


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