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OPT: "It Is Not Made In Israel"

Europe's highest court ruled on Thursday that Israeli products manufactured in settlements in occupied Palestinian territories are not exempt from paying EU customs duties. Though nominally a finding...

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OPT: Lasting Agriculture Versus Lasting Occupation

Palestine Monitor 1 February 2010 The village of Battir, North West of Bethlehem, was once a haven for farmers. Its rich soil, water resources and favourable climate produced abundant harvests of...

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OPT: Reclaiming Water in Qarawat Bani Hassan

End of December, accompanied by soldiers, Israeli settlers driving bulldozers started carrying out significant construction works in the area where is located the Neweitef Al - Majur spring, central...

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OPT: Eight Children Hospitalised in Nabi Saleh Siege

Around twenty residents of Nabi Salah village were injured during Friday's demonstration, directed mainly at the Hallamish settlement which occupies the village's farmland and primary water source...

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OPT: Border Police Assault Bethlehem Labourers

Israeli Border Police assaulted ten Palestinian labourers in the early hours of Sunday morning. The men were seized on the Palestinian side of the Al-Zaiem crossing, attempting to reach the...

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OPT: Armageddon is coming to East Jerusalem

This was the ominous warning issued yesterday by Rabbi Arik Asherman, director of Rabbis for Human Rights who believes that "if nothing changes, Jerusalem will burn." His remarks come in response to...

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OPT: Latest from Gaza

On Sunday Israel allowed 550 calves to be brought into Gaza for the Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday when it is traditional for sheep and calves to be slaughtered. According to the UN limited shipments of...

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OPT: Seeing the wood for the trees

The olive harvest has become synonymous with settler violence. The 2008 harvest saw a record high for attacks on Palestinian farmers and their land, capping a succession of increases. Violence on...

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Palestinians behind bars with no recourse to justice

The German journalist Christoph Schult views the practise of administrative detention adopted by Israel in the occupied territories. Hundreds of Palestinians are kept behind bars in Israel without...

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OPT: Latest news from East Jerusalem

What is going on in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah (East Jerusalem) after the Hanoun and Al Ghawi families' evictions? Palestine Monitor takes a look at the latest news about Israeli...

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OPT: Israel's restrictions in Jerusalem

After Israeli provocation in Al-Aqsa Mosque late September, trepidation of religious Jews trying to intrude and take over the Islamic holy site had been brought out. The recent month was a holy...

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OPT: Olive harvest - Notes from the field

Farming in the villages around Nablus has become a perilous task of late. Each year vandals from nearby Israeli settlements plague the olive farmers, destroying their trees and attacking workers. In...

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OPT: Unity now!

Finally, after more than two years of bitter division, leaders of the two rival factions in Palestine are talking positively about the prospects for national unity, without which the Palestinian...

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OPT: Interview with a Tel Rumeida settler

Hebron remains the hub of tension and violence in the West Bank. Much of this comes from the settlers of Tel Rumeida, a community of 800 international Zionists living in the heart of the city,...

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