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New Israeli military tactic: Headbutting in Al- Ma’asara

by Alistair George 28 October 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank The Israeli military violently obstructed a peaceful demonstration against the Israeli separation wall in Al-Ma’sara, near Bethlehem, today. Around 25 Palestinians and a similar number of international observers ...

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The Olive and the F-16: Autumn in Gaza

by Radhika S. 27 October 2011 | Notes from Behind the Blockade Today completes another week of olive picking in Gaza.  Another week of pausing, breaths held, as Israeli tanks the color of sand moved nearby along the buffer zone, ...

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Welcome to the settler party

by Jenna Bereld 28 October 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank As I pass, my Palestinian scarf is hidden in my bag – I do not want to get any spit on me tonight. Around the tomb of Shimon ...

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Harvesting olives as a statement of resistance

by Ben Lorber 24 October 2011 | The Electronic Intifada Palestinian villages across the West Bank are undertaking their annual olive harvest this October, amid fears of harassment and violence from Israeli settlers and soldiers. While the Palestinian olive harvest is ...

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Gaza Ministry welcomes West Bank ex-detainees

25 October 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza On Monday 24 October, Gaza’s Ministry of Detainees welcomed 163 prisoners from the West Bank who were freed in the exchange between the government of Israel and Hamas. The Ministry promised to ...

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Fishing in Gaza – no day at the beach

24 October 2011 | Notes from Behind the Blockade I saw an Israeli naval warship for the first time yesterday, a concrete monster the color of ash, guzzling up the Mediterranean and spurting it out in its wake. I rose ...

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