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Israel: Eviction plan violates Palestinian land rights

Israel: Eviction plan violates Palestinian rightsSilwad, occupied West Bank - From the side of Route 449, just south of the occupied West Bank town of Silwad, Atallah Abdelhafez can almost make out the land where he and his father used to harvest grapes each autumn.

"I used to go and work the land - cultivate the soil, trim the trees - and I used to sleep there, sometimes by myself, in the summer," Abdelhafez told Al Jazeera.


U.S. to Accept 10,000th Syrian Refugee

US to accept 10,000th Syrian refugeeThe U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.

The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat.


U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Hebron Settlement Expansion

Hebron expansion The U.S. State Department called Israeli government approval for the planning of new housing for Jews in the predominantly Arab West Bank city of Hebron “a deeply concerning step of settlement expansion.”

“We strongly oppose all settlement activity, which is corrosive to the cause of peace. And we’ve said repeatedly such moves are not consistent with Israel’s stated desire to achieve a two-state solution,” deputy State Department spokesman Marc Toner said Tuesday during a daily briefing with reporters in response to a question. Toner also called the land “at least partially owned by the Palestinians.”


Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

Sex traffickers target Canada's indigenous women)As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
"I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says Chopek through tears.
But Chopek is finally speaking out, determined to shake the guilt and shame that she knows should stalk her perpetrators instead of her.

CIA’s First Torture Victim Makes His Case For Release From Guantanamo

CIA Torture Victim makes case for release The first person to be subjected to the CIA’s now-defunct “enhanced interrogation program” sat before a parole board at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, in his first public appearance since he was captured more than a decade ago.

Flanked by two personal representatives clad in green camouflage and one translator dressed in civilian clothes, Abu Zubaydah listened silently during the 15-minute unclassified session of his periodic review board hearing.


Women's Boat to Gaza Prepares a New Challenge to Israel's Blockade

women's Boaat to GazaWhen two dozen women sail from Barcelona on September 14, mounting the latest international challenge to Israel's naval blockade of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, their boats -- the Amal, or "hope," and Zaytouna, or "olive" -- will confront a seemingly intractable impasse.

"There is no freedom of transport or travel owing to the closure of cross points and borders, which led to the death of a score of patients [from Gaza] who were unable to receive their treatment abroad," Samar Al-Dreamly, media coordinator for Gaza's Women's Affairs Center and editorial secretary of its Al-Ghaidaa magazine, told Truthout.


Rights groups say Israel behind death threats campaign

Israel tagets rights groupsThe threats have come via emails, phone calls, and once with flowers delivered directly to the front door.

Amid months of sustained intimidation, harassment and threats, Palestinian human rights defenders are coming forward to denounce a campaign that they say aims to "plant fear" into their efforts to hold Israel accountable for human rights violations.

"This is a very organised and advanced campaign," said Shawan Jabarin, director of Al Haq, a prominent Ramallah-based Palestinian human rights organisation.


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