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Jerusalem municipality orders home demolitions in Silwan

Sunday, 2 June 2013 / Ma’an News Agency – Israeli municipality staff were escorted by police Sunday to hand down demolition orders to homes in Silwan, East Jerusalem, a local community center said. Demolition orders were affixed to two homes in Silwan’s al-Bustan neighborhood belonging to Mazin and Wael Udah and the al-Rajabi family, said Director


Occupation Forces raze home of 13-member family in Jerusalem

Saturday, 1 June 2013 / By Patrick O. Strickland, The Electronic Intifada – On a massive pile of rubble that used to be a two-story home, Badwan al-Salaymeh’s cat paced back and forth searching for her two missing kittens. “The human rights organizations will probably care more about the pets – even animals have more rights than


Palestinian calls for broad participation in GMJ

Saturday, 1 June 2013 / Al-Jazeerah – Salah Al-Khawaja, a member of the GMJ International Executive Committee, has called for broad participation in this year’s march to take place across the globe on Friday 7th June 2013. More than 60 countries across the globe will participate in the march in solidarity with the Palestinian people and


US and Palestinian officials react to new Jerusalem settlements

Friday, 31 May 2013 / Washington Post – Israel’s Housing Ministry said Thursday it has given the final go-ahead for the construction of 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem, complicating the mission of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to renew Mideast peace talks. The announcement came less than a week after


Palestinians in East Jerusalem forced to make difficult choices

Friday, 31 May 2013 / IRIN – Braving social stigma, many Palestinians in East Jerusalem have in recent years applied for Israeli citizenship to escape insecurity and the endangered status of their residency under Israeli occupation. But citizenship alone does not always save them from inequality and uncertainty. “Look around you, this city will remain under


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