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Israel Inflicts Collective Punishment Against 3 Million Palestinians

The Israeli (War) Minster Shaul Mofaz; imposed movement restrictions against 3 million Palestinians living in occupied West Bank territory in retaliation to a shooting incident near the Israeli illegally established

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Closing second Wall gate in two months

On June 23, 2004, and without previous notice, the Israeli Occupation forces closed Wall Gate number 34 located to the west Kafr Thulth village in Qalqiliya governorate. The targeted gate

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Israeli Hoax of Barriers removal

During the second week of June 2004, the Israeli Army command declared that it removed some forty barriers throughout the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. According to the Israeli Army source,

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Isolating the Holy City and its citizens

Click to read the article in German Bethlehem is one of the most celebrated cities in the world due to its eminence as the cradle of Christianity. Bethlehem Governorate (district)

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Die Isolierung Bethlehems und seiner B?

Click to read the article in English   Bethlehem ist eine der berühmtesten Städte der Welt, dank der Auszeichnung, die Geburtsstätte Jesu und damit der Christenheit zu sein. Zum Bethlehemer

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Fencing Beit Jala

    The Israeli Occupation Forces IOF closed recently the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) strengthening by that the siege around the Palestinian cities and villages mainly Bethlehem, Abu Dis and

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Collective punishment to Bethlehem citizens…!

    For the sixth time since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the Israeli occupation forces re-occupied all parts of the Palestinian National Authority area in Bethlehem district on

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Israeli military Iron Fist squeezes Bethlehem

Bethlehem district is living under apartheid and strangulation as many other Palestinian cities in the West Bank because of the surrounding settlements, bypass roads and checkpoints. The district has been

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Israeli’s Restrictions on President Arafat

    Israeli restrictions imposed on President Arafat mobility has not only stopped him from attending Christmas midnight mass in Bethlehem but also revealed a clear Israeli plan to undermine

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The So-Called “Lifting of the Siege” : Facts on the Ground.

    Recently, Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer reported that the IDF began lifting restrictions imposed on Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  Since the

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Tightening the Siege Around the Northern Districts

he unequivocal call to lift the closure and siege imposed on Palestinian towns and villages addressed by the U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell had no effects on the ground:

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Tightening The Siege Around Jerusalem

Since 1992, the Israeli government has decided to implement its military plan to achieve complete annexation of Jerusalem from the West Bank. Tightening the siege around Jerusalem has been a

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Impact of the Israeli Closure on Solid Waste Disposal Bethlehem as case study

  The current closure and curfews that have been imposed on Palestinian cities, towns and villages since the outbreak of Al-Aqsa Intifada (September 28, 2000) have had a direct effect

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Jericho and The valleys … The Israeli occupation imposes separation and military closure on Jericho and the valley

    The area of Jericho and the northern valleys are considered the main food basket for the Palestinian population in the West Bank. Therefore, the Israeli closure on this

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The Tightening of the Siege on Jericho: Israel Employs a New Policy of Trench Digging

    The city of Jericho lies in the Jordan Valley, 10 km northwest of the Dead Sea and 7 km to the west of the Jordan River; see map.

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The So-called “Lifting of the Siege”

    On 12th March 2001, less than a week into the new government, Prime Minister Sharon seemed to be feeling the weight of public pressure following the international attention

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The Struggles of a Palestinian Community due to the West Bank Closure

  'Atara is a Palestinian village in Ramallah District located only three kilometers south of Birzeit which is north of Ramallah; see map. The village stands on the second highest

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Research Difficulties during the Current Situation

    Since the establishment in 1990, the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem has recognized the importance of the agricultural sector and has focused its work on applied research and on-farm field

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Blockading Jerusalem and Ramallah

The districts of Jerusalem and Ramallah lie in the center of the West Bank. These two districts house about one third of the West Bank's population and play a central

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Recent Israeli Plan for Cantonizing the Palestinian Territories

    Following the events of the past weeks, a total blockade and internal siege has been re-imposed on the West Bank. The siege means that residents from Area A