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Hamas warns Israel over Judaization law

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Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned Israel over a bill that seeks to Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories, describing the move as very dangerous.
hmsOn Sunday, the Israeli cabinet voted in favor of the so-called “Jewish state” law, the bill for which will be sent to Knesset (parliament) to be discussed by legislators for the first time on Wednesday.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza Mushir al-Masri said Palestinians will stand together and not let the bill take effect.
He added that Israel is after a complete takeover of the occupied territories, noting that Tel Aviv will be responsible for all the consequences of the measure.
He further said that the Palestinians are capable of blocking any Israeli law.
“The law sounds an alarm regarding Israel’s ambitions in the region, and threatens to bring about a religious war,” Hamas said on Sunday.
“The Israeli occupation is trying to protect Zionist myths and take control of Arab-populated areas, steal resources and humiliate [Palestinians],” it added.
The Palestinian resistance movement also called on the international community to take measures against Israeli’s “racist” move.
“The movement will continue to act against the Israeli occupation to overthrow the imperialist enterprise,” Hamas added.
The new plan by Tel Aviv has been seen as an extension of Israel’s efforts over the past decades to change the demographic makeup of al-Quds (Jerusalem) by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population.
Palestinians argue that al-Quds is the capital of a future Palestinian independent state, and that its heritage should remain intact.

Israel strips Palestinian's widow of residency

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Israel has revoked the residency rights of the widow of one of the Palestinians involved in an attack on a synagogue in West al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid escalating tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
plfwidow"I have ordered the cancellation of Nadia Abu Jamal's permit.… Anyone who is involved in terror must take into account that there are likely to be implications for their family members too," Interior Minister Gilad Erdan said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement did not specify the name of Nadia’s spouse.
Israeli rights group B'Tselem rapped the measure taken by Israelis.
"We object to this measure. It's abuse of a minister's authority and a form of collective punishment," spokeswoman, Sarit Michaelim said, adding, "She isn't accused of any harm, and the revoking of her residency status will actually mean she will be banished from her home and thrown out of the city she lives in."
"Residency and social benefits...aren't gifts or favors the authorities bestow and can then take away. They're essential aspects of people's existence," Michaeli noted.
On November 18, Palestinian cousins Uday and Ghassan Abu Jamal, reportedly armed with axes and handguns, entered the synagogue in the western al-Quds neighborhood of Har Nof, killing at least four Israelis and injuring several others including two police officers.
The assailants were fatally shot by Israeli forces.
Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad hailed the attack, saying it was a response to the recent hanging of Hassan Yousef Rammouni, a young Palestinian bus driver, by Israeli settlers.
Rammouni, 32, was driving back home from work on November 16 when he was abducted and then hanged by Israelis in his bus in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East al-Quds.

Gaza unable to rejoice this Eid

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plf eidEid Al-Adha is a few days away and the Palestinians in Gaza still live under siege after surviving a war that has killed thousands and destroyed homes.

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Autopsy shows Palestine prisoner died of blow to head

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plf blowtoheadThe result of an autopsy on the body of a Palestinian prisoner, who lost his life in an Israeli jail, shows he died from a blow to the head.

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Entire Israel within range of resistance missiles: Iran cmdr.

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plf withinA senior Iranian commander says the entire Israel is within the range of the missiles of the Palestinian resistance movement.

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UK group raises £4.5mn for Gaza in less than 24 hours

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plf UKgroupA UK-based charity organization says its emergency fundraising appeal for people affected by Israeli onslaught on Gaza has raised £4.5 million in less than 24 hours.

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Israeli doctors risk trial for force-feeding Palestinian prisoners

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plf doctorThe Israel Medical Association warned that doctors who are involved in force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike could be tried in the International Criminal Court in The Hague

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Photos of the week: Prayer, protests, and arrests in the streets

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plf_prayersThis week: Behind the wall in East Jerusalem, praying in the street outside Al-Aqsa, rude gestures from an Egged bus, fighters’ remains return to Nablus, unions on the march in South Africa,

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Gaza Returns to Donkey Days

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plf_returnsThe garbage trucks of Gaza city are at a standstill due to an ongoing fuel shortage affecting all aspects of daily life, including garbage collection, sewage and waste disposal and other vital services. But the local donkeys are here to help.

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