occupied west bank

Cops and Bloggers: Concerned

Concerned that social media is fueling attacks, Israel is increasing online ­monitoring—and angering Palestinians BY Kate Shuttleworth Majd Atwan, a 22-year-old Palestinian beautician and activist, sits on the front steps of her family house in Bethlehem on May 24, enjoying her freedom. Less than a week earlier, she was behind bars after an Israeli military court sentenced

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Gaza’s Pesky Pesticides

Produce in strip isn’t what it used to be—but residents have no choice but to buy what is available to them BY Sami Abu Salem In Jabalia market, north of Gaza City, Mohammed Okasha, 42, moves between the stalls of vegetables wearily inspecting piles of tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes and other vegetables. Okasha suspects that the products

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Israel Backs Out of Spat with Brazil Over Settler Named as Envoy

JERUSALEM, March 28 – Israel reassigned its pick for ambassador to Brazil to a U.S. posting on Monday, backing off in a spat with Brasilia over the nominee’s links to Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Brazil’s left-leaning government, which has supported Palestinian statehood in recent years, had balked at accepting the appointment as

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