Monday, December 18, 2017

James Knoop

  • Negev desert: Tribe in Umm al Hieran displaced again | December 10, 2012
    The fate of the Arab Bedouin living in the Naqab (Negev) desert has been no different than the rest of the Palestinian population since the time of the Nakba, where over half of the indigenous Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed in 1948. Facing discrimination, expulsion and displacement the Bedouin communities have suffered... .....
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  • Part 2: What’s Going on in Silwan? Elad’s List of Sins | November 13, 2012
    This is a three part story about the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan which threatened by Jewish settlers who are in control of archaeological tourism in the area. The state of Israel supports the settlers in order to consolidate its hold over Jerusalem, while the settlers are seeking control over the Noble Sanctuary/Temp.....
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  • House Demolitions and Tear Gas in Hares | November 08, 2012
    On November 7, approximately 50 Israeli soldiers overran the West Bank village of Hares yesterday near the illegal settlement of Ariel, clashing with residents and demolishing two houses. Israeli soldiers evicted the two families of Hamam Yousef and Omar Jaber who had recently built their houses despite not being able to acquire building permit .....
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  • Part 1: What’s going on in Silwan? The Story of Al Bustan | November 03, 2012
    This is a three part story about the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan which threatened by Jewish settlers who are in control of archaeological tourism in the area. The state of Israel supports the settlers in order to consolidate its hold over Jerusalem, while the settlers are seeking control over the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount..... .....
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  • Jewish terrorism unit to protect Israelis | October 29, 2012
    Ramallah – On Wednesday October 10, the Israeli government appointed a newly formed unit with the sole responsibility of dealing with “Jewish terrorism,” countering the attacks carried out by extremist settlers.The inauguration of the new unit was attended by senior Israeli officials and held in the “Binyamin District” of the West Bank in which... .....
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  • Extremism goes mainstream: Violence at Al Aqsa Mosque | October 12, 2012
    Every year, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot brings with it groups of Jewish worshipers who try to penetrate security at the Al Aqsa compound, disregarding the sanctions of this Muslim holy place. Typically these antics lead to clashes between the Palestinians inside the compound and the Israeli police or soldiers, who offer protection to the Jewish... .....
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  • The Enemy Within: Price tagging targets Christians too | October 06, 2012
    A recurring phenomenon, settler violence known as “price tagging” has increased significantly during last year’s run up to the PA’s UN bid for statehood in September, and has predominately targeted Palestinians. Most of the vandalism has been targeted at defacing and burning mosques in various Palestinian villages. However, in a recent spat .... .....
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  • Two Men, Two Speeches, Two Agendas | October 03, 2012
    Last September, with international and local momentum behind him, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas went to the United Nations General Assembly to declare to the world his intention to have the Security Council confer upon Palestine the status of state. His impassioned speech received ovations from the crowd as thousands of ..... .....
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  • A Week of Protests in Ramallah: An Insider’s Account | September 18, 2012
    As I walked down the dark street towards Al Amari refugee camp in Ramallah on September 8, I could see several fires burning in the distance and a crowd of 200 people blocking the main road to Jerusalem. Upon coming closer I was surprised to see the people who were smashing bottles, burning tires, and basking in an atmosphere of anarchy were a ... .....
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  • Protests Across the West Bank: Palestinians decry rising costs of living | September 07, 2012
    The Palestinian economic situation has reached a fever pitch as daily demonstrations have erupted on the streets of several West Bank cities, including Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin in protest of the high cost of living. The protests involve groups of a couple hundred young men blocking off the streets of downtown areas while peacefully.... .....
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