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UN: Israel demolished homes of 1,177 Palestinians in Jerusalem and West Bank in 2014

Haaretz, 01.02.2015

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Since the beginning of 2015, the Civil Administration of the Israel Defense Forces has demolished 77 homes, livestock pens, farm buildings and other structures of Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank, since they were built without building permits. As a result, 110 people, around half of them children, lost their homes at the height of the winter, according to a report compiled by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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Khirbet 'Ein Karzaliyah: Israeli authorities continue persecution of a tiny community in Jordan Valley

15.02.15

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'Ein Karzaliyah is a very small community of 24, including 14 minors, who live off farming and shepherding in the Jordan Valley. Israeli authorities have repeatedly attempted to expel the community from their place of residence and have repeatedly demolished their homes, as part of a decades-long policy to expel thousands of Palestinians living in dozens of shepherding communities scattered throughout Area C.

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Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech

Politico, 04/2/15

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  Vice President Joe Biden won’t commit to attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress next month.

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The Zionist Union is the poor man’s Likud

Haaretz, Feb. 13, 2015

 Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen

 

On the Zionist Union’s website, the section dealing with ‘political horizons’ promises to “mobilize the world’s support in our combat against terror and our neighbors” — in other words, to manage the conflict with the Arab world better than Netanyahu. Herzog and Livni have even given up on claiming to strive for peace with the Palestinians, implicitly agreeing with Netanyahu and Bennett that there is no partner and that we need to live with (in Bennett’s words) “shrapnel in our backside.” If these are their positions, it’s no wonder that Netanyahu is beating them in opinion polls. People who support Likud policies prefer the original to the poor imitation offered by Herzog and Livni.

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REPORTAGE. Gaza, gli ospedali sei mesi dopo “Margine Protettivo”

12 feb 2015

L’offensiva militare israeliana ha lasciato la maggior parte degli ospedali in uno stato di emergenza giornaliera.  Un percorso tra storie e bisogni.

foto e testo di Federica Iezzi

Gaza City, 12 febbraio 2015, Nena News – “Dove va?” “Gaza”. E da allora si entra in una spirale infinita di controlli, domande, interrogatori, ispezioni, visite in uffici reconditi degli aereoporti, colloqui poco graditi con la polizia di frontiera. Come un pacco postale vieni spedito a destra e sinistra, sopra e sotto scale mobili e ascensori, dentro e fuori stanze e terminal, fino a che non riesci quasi accidentalmente ad uscire da un assurdo turbine di esaltazione e follia. E’ così che ha inizio il nostro viaggio negli ospedali massacrati da Margine Protettivo, l’ultima offensiva israeliana contro la Striscia di Gaza.

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