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Khan al-Ahmar: the village holding out against Israel

 
Solar panels finally brought electricity to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank, but the residents’ joy was short lived. A few weeks after the panels were installed, Israeli authorities confiscated the devices. It’s the newest chapter in Israel’s long battle to get rid of the strategically-located village. Read more...

Video: Israeli soldiers attack Palestinian teen with dog


A video has emerged online showing Israeli soldiers threatening a Palestinian teenager with their dogs, one of which bit the boy, who ended up in the hospital. The army has promised an investigation, but our Observer says that’s not enough – she believes it should put a full stop to using dogs against Palestinians in the West Bank. Read more…
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Gazans flee floods, as Palestinians and Israelis squabble over cause


Hundreds of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes in the Gaza valley this weekend when flooding caused water levels to rise to more than two metres high in some areas. Read more…
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'Selfie' from Palestinian outrunning Israeli soldiers is fake


This selfie of a Palestinian supposedly outrunning two Israeli military personnel has spread like wildfire on social networking sites. It’s easy to understand why: anyone who has the time to take a selfie while being chased by gun-toting soldiers has to be fairly gutsy. But, as you might expect, it’s fake. Read more...
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In pictures: Oil spill devastates southern Israel


An oil pipeline accidentally ruptured Wednesday night in southern Israel, leaving a black streak several kilometres long in the desert. Authorities are calling it one of the country’s worst environmental disasters ever. See images…
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Gaza aftermath: "I have to rebuild my house for the third time"


It’s a modern, Middle-Eastern version of the Greek myth of Sisyphus, the king condemned eternally to repeat the same task over and over and over again. Ahmed lives in Khuzaa, a small agricultural town in southern Gaza. Located near the Israeli border, the town was the site of fierce ground action during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas earlier this summer. Ahmed’s house was destroyed—for the second time in five years. Read more...
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Video: Israeli soldiers cheer as explosives flatten mosque in Gaza


A video has emerged online showing Israeli soldiers cheering as explosives destroy a mosque allegedly linked to an underground tunnel network in Khuzaa, in the Gaza strip - a reaction the Israel Defence Force says the soldiers are perfectly entitled to. Read more…
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Israeli soldiers’ ‘fake wound’ rumours debunked


A set of photos has been spreading all over social media in the past week. Sometimes, the photos are reposted individually. However, they all send the same message: Israel is supposedly deceiving the world into thinking their soldiers are getting wounded in Gaza by using special effects makeup. Read more...
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