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Headlines From Palestine: May 11, 2015

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13th Anniversary Of Israeli Occupation 40 Day Siege On Bethlehem’s Church Of The Nativity

Palestinians who were were deported from Bethlehem to the Gaza Strip in 2002 after taking refuge in the city’s Nativity Church on Sunday marked their 13th year in exile with a rally in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council’s offices in Gaza City.

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Israeli Occupation Charges Bedouin Village $500,000 For Demolitions After They Razed It 83 Times

The unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib was in court Wednesday, where the state of Israel argued the southern desert town must pay $500,000 [2 million Israeli Shekels] to cover the cost of demolitions, and more than 1,000 police deployed to carry out the destruction. Since 2010 al-Araqib has been razed to the ground 83 times, more than any other locality in Israel.

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The Netherlands To Cut Aid For People Living In Illegal West Bank Settlements

The Dutch decision to cut down stipends by 35% to Holocaust survivors that now live in colonial Israeli settlements, caused an Israeli wrath.

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Israeli War Crime Colonisation Of Palestine In Numbers

Since seizing the West Bank in 1967, Israel has held full control over all planning matters for both Palestinians and Jewish settlers in an area covering over 60 percent of the territory

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Israeli Occupation Court Orders Demolition Of 8 Palestinian Buildings

An Israeli magistrates’ court on Sunday ruled that eight buildings in a northern Jerusalem neighborhood must be evacuated and demolished, arguing that the properties are not owned by the Palestinian residents.

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Palestine To Press For FIFA Ban On Israel

The Palestinian Football Association vowed Sunday to push ahead with efforts to have Israel suspended from FIFA following joint talks with the world football body’s president Sepp Blatter in Zurich.

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Israeli Supreme Court Confirms: Israel Has Been A Colonialist Entity Since 1948

In two court decisions involving shoving Palestinians off their land, Supreme Court justices have confirmed what Israel’s critics are saying: that Israel has been a colonialist entity since 1948.

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Modern Palestinian Saints A Message Of Peace, Justice And Freedom

While most Christians around the world will be celebrating the canonization of two selfless and pious women in the Vatican on May 17, Palestine will celebrate the canonization of two of our nation’s daughters, Sisters Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy for their tireless, humble contributions to this world and the message of inspiration they carried into the next.

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Author: OccPalGaza

Blogging from Gaza-current events, news and actions against the Occupation.

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