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Changing the demography of Occupied East Jerusalem

 “All measures taken by Israel to change the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure or status of the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, or any part thereof, have no legal validity and that Israel’s policies … Continue reading

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Rules of the Occupation – a rigged game

Hekmat’s land is on the outskirts of Kafr Qaduum near the gate by the illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumim [1].  We had come to help with his olive harvest because the family is very poor. Hekmat and his wife, Tamam are … Continue reading

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Silent occupation, land grab and the myth of the ‘security’ fence

Jayyus, is a West Bank village six kilometres east of the Green Line, the 1948 internationally recognised Israeli border with Occupied Palestine. In 2002, the illegal Israeli settlement of Zufin[1], occupying some of the village’s most fertile land was illegally … Continue reading

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Al-Khalayleh – the village that became a prison

Abu Jafar led us to a large tent, the community centre for the village. Al Khalayleh is situated in the ‘Seam Zone’ north east of Jerusalem, the area caught between the Israeli separation barrier, which in places has encroached onto Palestinian land, and … Continue reading

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Al Aqsa – what’s all the fuss about

The Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount 37 acre compound is in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The compound contains the Al-Qibali Mosque, the Dome of the Rock shrine and the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam … Continue reading

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Shoot to kill

Every morning, Ecumenical Accompaniers based in East Jerusalem walk through the walled Old City to check that Muslims have access to worship on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. On Sunday November 29, 2015 just before 8.00 am, we were stopped at … Continue reading

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Living under threat of demolition

On March 31, 2015, Nureddin Amro’s whole family planned to go on a picnic to Tel Aviv. The children were very excited and looking forward to it. The household consists of Nureddin, his 80-year-old mother Zoubeidah, his wife Nabeha, and their … Continue reading

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