Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links to August 2010 video posts

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog. Activist and Other Videos on Palestine
August 2010

Palestine Video - A Palestine Vlog. Activist and Other Videos on Palestine

Talk Talk Talk Peace, Steal More More More Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlements to be determining issue in peace talks:

"AlJazeeraEnglish | August 30, 2010

The building of new Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory will be one of the key and determining issues in upcoming peace talks that will be held in the US capital Washington DC.

Israel has been criticised by all sides, including the US, for its illegal construction of thousands of new homes, which have been separated by an imposing wall.

Nour Odeh reports from the Palestinian village of Al-Walajeh in the West Bank, where many are suffering from the unlawful settelements.

[August 30, 2010]

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Middle East Talks 20-08-2010 [w/ Osama Hamdan and Abdallah Abdallah]

Posted at Press TV on August 20, 2010 [Recording before Abbas took the decision to go to direct talks.]

Note: It is interesting to hear what Abdallah Abdallah had to say about conditions if Abbas was to join talks @(9:45), something Abbas totally ignored, as usual, which proves the very point of criticism against the PA, i.e. their uncontrollable urge to please their masters in Israel and Washington.

Osama Hamdan, Head of Foreign Relations, Hamas
Jihad Mouracadeh, Political Analyst
Abdallah Abdallah, PLO representative in Lebanon

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Israel Insists On Settlement Resumption - Special Report

[Press TV News] Israel Insists On Settlement Resumption - Special Report:

"shabbirh | August 30, 2010

Israel insists on settlement resumption

Less than a week ahead of the US-backed talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Tel Aviv insists on resuming its West Bank settlement expansions.

In November, Israel announced a 10-month freeze on West Bank settlements which excluded the projects in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and allowed construction of schools, synagogues and 'community centers.'

'There is a government decision to freeze construction only for 10 months, and when that period ends, the decision is no longer valid,' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting of Likud ministers on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The remarks came in response to reconciliatory proposals by Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor and other Israeli cabinet members allow resumption of settlement construction, albeit only within large settlements and not beyond the 1967 borders.

This is while the Palestinian side has shrugged off all the responsibility for a failure in talks, saying only Tel Aviv will be to blame if the negotiations fail over Israeli settlements.

Despite repeated warnings by the Palestinians to withdraw from the US-backed talks, Netanyahu has described Israel's settlements as one of the core issues to be discussed in the negotiations scheduled for September 2 in Washington, saying he would make no declarations before then.

Netanyahu said any peace agreement should be based on the recognition of Israel as 'the national state of the Jewish people,' and assurance that Israel would not face the same failure it did after withdrawing from southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip -- where Tel Aviv is viewed as an illegitimate, occupying force.

Article Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/140565.html

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Israel deprives Palestinian prisoners of medical services

Israel depriving captives of medical services
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:13PM
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

[Press TV News] Dire Situation Of Palestinian Prisoners In Israel - Special Report:

"shabbirh | August 30, 2010

Recorded August 31, 2010 at 0030BST

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SHOULD PEOPLE BOYCOTT ISRAEL?: "TheRealNews | August 30, 2010

Omar Barghouti explains the aims of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement


"TheRealNews | August 31, 2010

Should people boycott Israel? Pt2 with Omar Barghouti

To watch a multi-part episode, click the link Below:


"TheRealNews | September 02, 2010

Should people boycott Israel? Pt.3 Omar Barghouti


"TheRealNews | September 03, 2010

Should people boycott Israel? Pt.4 Omar Barghouti
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"TheRealNews | September 04, 2010

Should people boycott Israel? Pt.5 Omar Barghouti
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Al Nabi Saleh Demo Against the Israeli Occupation, Theft of Land, and Settlements 27-8-2010 .m4v

Nabi Saleh 27-8-2010 .m4v:

"tamimi1966 | August 30, 2010

النبي صالح ٢٧-٨-٢٠١٠

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From One West Bank to Another: Two Locals' Stories from Palestine

From One West Bank to Another: Two Locals' Stories from Palestine:

"Speaking to an audience in the West Bank area in Minneapolis, two young American women share stories from their recent visits to the West Bank in Palestine. Their interactive presentation provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of Palestinians rarely seen on U.S. television. Filmed Aug. '10.

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Ahava Protest London 28 08 2010


"MrAlexSeymour | August 28, 2010

Latest demo in the fortnightly series of protests by Palestine supporters against the sale of stolen goods in the heart of London at the Israel 'Ahava' shop.

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Young Gaza Inventor Changes Lives of the Disabled (2 video reports}

The First Video was posted here at Palestine Video on May 19, 2010, I thought it should be added to the new report by Ma'an News Agency Video to shed further light on the story of Mundhar Al-Qassas.

Young Gazan inventor eases lives of disabled.wmv

Palgaz May 19, 2010

Hay Baladna - Mundhar supports disabled in Gaza:

"maannewsagency | August 25, 2010

A taxi driver by day, Mundhar never finished school, but works on projects to assist the lives of two friends who do not have the use of their arms and legs. Basic parts cobbled together allow Mundhar's friends to surf the internet, read books and navigate wheelchairs.

In Gaza City, where there are few resources available to assist the disabled, Mundhar's inventions give new power to those in need.

Hay Baladna (This is our country) highlights the stories of Palestinians from Gaza City to Jerusalem to Nablus and Hebron, bringing the successes of the people to the world on Mix Satellite TV, broadcast throughout the month of Ramadan.

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Israel's Geshuri Chemical Factories in Tulkarem

The introduction I added below is from an Information Brief posted at the Palestine Center
'The Environmental Impact of the Israeli Occupation,' by Jad Isaac

Relocation of Israeli Industries:

Israel has moved many of its polluting industries from Israel to the Occupied Territories. For example, Geshuri Industries, a manufacturer of pesticides and fertilizers originally located in Kfar Saba in Israel, was closed down by Israeli court order in 1982 for pollution violations. In 1987, it relocated to an area adjacent to Tulkarm inside the West Bank, where its waste has damaged citrus trees, polluted the soil, and possibly poisoned the groundwater. The Dixon industrial gas factory, formerly located in Netanya inside Israel, has also moved into the same area.

Geshuri Chemical Factories on Vimeo:

"by Al-Haq - Human Rights
Sat, Jun 26, 2010

Geshuri Chemical Factories from Al-Haq - Human Rights on Vimeo.
Updated: September 11, 2010
The same above video clip was posted on YouTube, I am adding it for those that can't stream the video from Vimeo

Toxic Apartheid Israel in the West Bank city of Tulkarem
category galway | rights and freedoms | news report Tuesday March 23, 2010 23:41

Spreading like the cancer that the output from the factory induces

Toxic Apartheid Israel : Specialising in the manufacture of pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals, the Israeli company, Geshuri, forced to leave the Israeli coastal city of Netanyana on account of its plants toxic emissions simply relocated to land, stolen for the purpose, on the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Tulkarem in the north-east of the West Bank where the pollution, unabated and continues apace.

Following a court case in Israel, it was moved to Tulkarem in the mid-eighties. The Geshuri complex of factories sited in the shadow of the Apartheid-Annexation Wall has been expanding ever since, spreading like the cancer that the output from the factory induces. In addition to the land confiscation, the factory has a severe deleterious effect on the health of the local community. 2.5 dunums in the immediate vicinity of the factory have been polluted to the point where they are no longer agriculturally viable. Trees in the area are decaying; those that remain alive exhibit stunted growth. Pollution from the factory also widely affects other agricultural land in Tulkarem and has seeped into underground water sources in the area. Noxious carcinogenic fumes from the Geshuri factory have also adversely affected the health of the population. Respiratory problems and eye infections, which are most likely to afflict the very young and elderly, are the most commonly reported problems. It is also believed by medical experts that the pollution caused by the plant has led to cancer cases, although to confirm this no studies have been carried out to date. With the processing of household waste in the Geshuri Industrial Park there are attendant rat infestations.

The chemical complex is beyond the control and power of the PA as the Israeli occupying "Civil Administration" watch over and protect it - where for 11 months of the year the prevailing west to east winds blow the emissions into Tulkakem and in the one month when the winds shift direction and blow from east to west into Israel the factories cease their carcinogenic activities.

Tulkarem activist Faiz Al Tanib spearheads the campaign against the Geshuri complex and the Apartheid-Annexation Wall.

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معاناة قطاع البريد في غزة بسبب الحصار

معاناة قطاع البريد في غزة بسبب الحصار:

"aljazeerachannel | August 28, 2010

تقرير تامر المسحال 28/8/2010

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Diana Buttu: Palestinian Right of Return and The Negotiation Process

Diana Buttu:

"AlternateFocus | August 28, 2010

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Israeli Rabbi Ovaida Yosef Calls For Genocide of Palestinians

[Press TV News] Israeli Rabbi Ovaida Yosef Calls For Genocide of Palestinians:

"shabbirh | August 29, 2010

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Israeli Attacks on Gaza "Buffer Zone" Continue

[Press TV News] Israel Injures Palestinians In New Incursions:

"shabbirh | August 28, 2010

Recorded August 28, 2010 at 2100BST

[Press TV News] Israeli Attacks on "Gaza Buffer Zone" Continue - Special Report:

"shabbirh | August 29, 2010

Recorded August 30, 2010 at 0000BST

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Al Fakhoora org Director - Why We Joined the Flotilla and What Happened

Al Fakhoora_s Director_ First-Hand Account of Flotilla Attack [www.Keep-Tube.com].mp4:

"fakhooraorg | August 23, 2010

Al Fakhoora's Director, Farooq Burney, talks about his experience on the Mavi Marmara as it was seized by Israel and countless peaceful activists killed or injured.

For more information you can visit: http://www.fakhoora.org

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

An Nabi Salih Demo 27.8.2010

An Nabi Salih 27.8.2010.mov:

"davidreeb | August 28, 2010

Friday 27.8.2010 An Nabi Salih protest against the creeping annexation of the village's land and against the occupation

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Dire Conditions for Palestinians - Colonization of the Jordan Valley

Israel needs more negotiations to cover up these and other crimes. Unfortunately, Abbas and the rest the treacherous PA in the West Bank are more than happy to oblige.

Meanwhile... in the Jordan Valley:

"ChoiceJJ | August 24, 2010

Al-Alam 100823

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Al Ma'sara Demo 27 August 2010.m4v

Masara 27 August 2010.m4v:

"justicewheels | August 27, 2010

Today, I started out by some work at the university with my students (research in biology) then taking a group of visitors on a tour of the area of Bethlehem that shows the impact of the wall and settlements. We also went to one of the weekly demonstrations and on this third Friday of Ramadan both here and Bilin and other places showed several injuries and use of excessive power by the Israeli occupation/apartheid army. The demonstrations commemorated the assassination of famous Palestinian Cartoonist Naji Al Ali and of the leade of the PFLP Abu Ali Mustafa. It also came in solidarity with the 'conviction' by Israel's apartheid courts of Abdullah AbuRahma on charges of organizing nonviolent demonstrations in Bilin. I posted 5 minute of the video I took of the event here. Please watch especially the unprovoked abduction of Kobi, an Israeli peace activist. They also detained Matan (not shown on video) who was released a short while later. Kobi was released also but will have to face trial later in an apartheid court.

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Happy Birthday Free Gaza

Happy Birthday Free Gaza:

"gazafriends | August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Free Gaza
Two years have passed since the week we landed in Gaza
August 23-August 28

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Gaza game exposes siege restrictions

Gaza game exposes siege restrictions:

"AlJazeeraEnglish | August 27, 2010

Israel announced weeks ago that it would ease its siege on Gaza, but students who want to travel to the West Bank to study are still banned - as they have been for 10 years.

To publicise the problem, the Israeli human rights group Gisha has created an online game that demonstrates just how difficult it is to leave the Gaza strip.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports.

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Bil'in Weekly Demo 27-08-2010 By haithmkatib@gmail.com

Bilin Weekly Demo 27-08-2010 By haithmkatib@gmail.com:

"haithmkatib | August 27, 2010

In the ninth anniversary of Abu Ali Mustafa
four civilians injured Bil'in Weekly Protest


Bil'in - Ramallah: , four people were wounded, including a Palestinian journalist, and dozens of cases of suffocation as a result of inhalation of tear gas fired by IOF in the village of Bil'in, with during the weekly march against the wall and settlements,arranged in the ninth anniversary of the martyrdom of Abu Ali Mustafa the previos leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Martin Linton, member of the British Labour Party Participated in the march called by the Popular Committee against the wall in Bil'in , along with former leaders and members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the inhabitants of the village of Bil'in, along with dozens of international and Israeli activists .

Ayman Karajeh from Popular Front have aspeach to mark the anniversary of the ninth anniversary of the Secretary-General of the PFLP comrade Abu Ali Mustafa, who was assassinated by Israel in the 17/08/2001, in which he confirmed the selection of the village of Bil'in, because it is one great example of popular resistance, and called for supporting the Popular Resistance in all its forms and called for national unity and unifying the ranks and avoid the political pressure, and not to go to direct negotiations. .

the participants in the march hold Palestinian flags, and pictures of Abu Ali Mustafa, images and masks to Abdullah Abo Rahma and slogans condemning the policy of occupation, settlement, and another condemning the attack on the houses of Jerusalem, and calls to halt the policy of deportation, and stop the arrests and the release of all detainees in general and detainees of popular resistance in particular, and lift the siege on the Gaza Strip.

The demonstrators marched in the village chanting national calling for unity and rejection of differences, and confirmed the need for a resounding Palestinian Resistance to occupation and the release of all prisoners, and chanted slogans condemning the aggression against Jerusalem, and the policy of exclusion and deportation, and the siege on the Gaza Strip.

while marching towards the wall, IOF attacked the demonstrators from three directions after blocked the gate in the barrier in front of the demonstrators and prevent them from crossing into the territory behind the walls,and fired tear gaz and metal couted rubber against them which caused wounding of four people Ashraf Khatib (27 year) by a rubber bullet the man was taken to a compound Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, and Bassam Hamed (30 years) by a gas canister, and journalist Haitham Al-Khatib (34 year) by gas canister in the back, Rani Bernat (28 year) choking deep, and dozens of cases of suffocation.

the Popular Committee against the wall in Bil'in praised the decision to the Norwegian government's province of Israeli companies, from major Israeli companies, the 'Africa - Israel' and 'Dania Sipos' because of its involved in buildings in the West Bank settlements This decision is a great success and positive movement, the boycott of Israel and the imposition of sanctions,
And asked other countries to follow the example of Norway and the boycott of firms involved in the settlement building and put it on the black list.

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Adelanto del documental "Las cebras de Gaza"

Dailymotion - Las cebras de Gaza - un vídeo de Noticias & Política:

"Adelanto del documental de Guarataro Films y TVES. Con música de Ramallah Underground. Entrevista a la bailarina Megumi Miyata, que vivió en Palestina e Israel. Imágenes grabadas en Gaza, Jerusalén, Belén, el campo de refugiados de Aida y Hebrón. Imágenes del International Solidarity Movement defendiendo a los pescadores de Gaza de los ataques de la armada israelí.

Las cebras de Gaza
Cargado por Guarataro. - Vídeos de noticias del mundo entero.

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Go to the Other Gate

Separating Palestinian Farmers from Their Land
Go to the Other Gate:

"unrwa | August 25, 2010

West Bank farmers face a daily ordeal trying to reach their land on the other side of the West Bank Barrier. The farmers have to navigate their way through the bewildering system of permits, opening hours and bizarrely numbered gates that are operated by the Israeli Border Police. The film features two United Nations Operations Support Officers who help farmers from the villages of Biddu and Beit Izja six kilometres northeast of Jerusalem to try to reach their land one morning in June 2010. Despite pre-coordination between the UN and the Israeli District Coordination Office, the morning becomes a waiting game and a race between the gates for the farmers. When the Border Police arrive at the one of the gates the day is almost lost for working in the fields. The UN Operations Officers try in vane to convince the Israeli Border Police keep the gate open long enough for farmers who had waited at the wrong gate. Production: UNRWA

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Love Football, Hate Apartheid: IPSC Protest at Ireland v Israel match

Love Football, Hate Apartheid: IPSC Protest at Ireland v Israel match:

"IrelandPSC | August 25, 2010

In Bray on Wednesday 25th August over 60 members and supporters of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) took part in a demonstration as the Irish Women's soccer team played Israel in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier at the Carlisle Grounds (home of Bray Wanderers FC).

In this video local Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady talks about the sporting boycott of Israel after he and his colleague Cllr. Rossa Murray were ejected from Israeli Embassy hosted the pre-match dinner for wearing Palestinian jerseys. Both councillors had received official invitations to the function. IPSC National Chairperson Freda Hughes also speaks about the protest and BDS.

To read the full report and for pictures, please see:

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Israelis "divided" on the [non-existent] settlement Freeze

The original title of this Press TV report on their site called the segment "Israelis divided on the Settlement Freeze". I thought I'd add my own input to the title.

[Press TV News] As the Israeli "Moratorium" On Settlement Activity Comes To An End ...:

"shabbirh | August 26, 2010

Special report. Recorded August 26, 2010 at 2100bst

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Israel Lashes Out at EU Foreign Policy Chief

[Press TV News] Israel Lashes Out At EU Foreign Policy Chief:

"shabbirh | August 26, 2010

Israel has lashed out at criticism from the EU Foreign Policy Chief for Israeli's illegal imprisonment of Abu Rahmah a Palestinian activist who would organise protests to the Apartheid Wall and other Zionst atrocities in Occupied Palestine. Recorded August 26, 2010 at 2100bst

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Armed Israeli Settlers and Lack of Police Response Provoked Clashes in East Jerusalem

Resumed clashes in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan: "Resumed clashes in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan
Friday, 27 August, 2010 [Palestine time]

Clashes between the armed guards of the settlers and Palestinian youths of Silwan resumed tonight in the Ein Silwan street in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood. There were no reports of injuries.

Armed settler guards attack mosque in Wadi Hilweh; shots fired at Palestinian residents « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan:

"Violence has swept through Wadi Hilweh again as Israeli settler security guards attempted to storm the neighborhood mosque, in what marks the third time such an attack has been launched on the local religious site. Settler guards fired live ammunition at Palestinian residents in the ensuing clashes that erupted.

Police claim that stones were thrown at the occupied home of Khader al-Qaq in Wadi Hilweh last night. Three hours later a group of armed Elad settler guards attempted to storm the Wadi Hilweh mosque, using a fire extinguisher to try and break through the door. As the mosque’s emergency call sounded out from the minarets, the guards attempted to flee the scene. Palestinians of Wadi Hilweh flocked to the site of the attack to defend their mosque, where skirmishes soon broke out between residents and settler guards. Shots were fired by armed settler guards at Palestinian residents during the clashes.

Wadi Hilweh resident Mohammad Qaraeen stated that when he tried to alert the police to the attack, the police officer on duty hung up on him. When he tried to call a second time, the police did not arrive until several hours afterwards.

The area was invaded soon after by a large force of Israeli military and Border Police, stationed in the nearby suburb of Baten el-Hawa. The invading forces immediately began firing rounds of tear gas projectiles at crowds of Palestinian residents, causing widespread suffocation as a result of gas inhalation. A fire was started by a group of angry youths at the entrance to Aid el-Hamra, an area under control of the Elad tourism-settlement project “City of David”, in response to the secondary invasion of their community. Residents and journalists were then prevented from accessing the area by Israeli forces, who began firing rubber bullets, tear gas projectiles and sound bombs at the crowd.

Eyewitnesses report that Israeli soldiers attempted to arrest a Palestinian child during the clashes. The entire area of Wadi Hilweh was then cordoned off by the Israeli military, blocking all entrances to the neighborhood.

Maan News Agency: Silwan residents say settlers provoked clash:

"JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood said settlers attempted to enter the Al-Ein Mosque early Thursday morning, sparking skirmishes that lasted until after sunrise.

Israeli forces arrived as locals said they were attempting to drive the settlers out of the mosque area. Two settler cars were torched, and several windshields smashed in the violence.

The incoming border police force was described as 'massive,' and said to have been firing tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets toward Palestinians.

Firefighters called to put out the car blazes were reportedly confronted by angered residents in the area, Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported. According to the newspaper, four cars and two motorcycles were set alight.

A 22-year-old settler was said to have been injured, and the paper quoted a settler leader from the area, denying claims that an attempt to gain access to the mosque had caused the clash.

Israeli police said they were looking into the incident.

In the West Bank, three recent incidents of settlers vandalizing mosques have put residents on edge. In December, a Yasuf village mosque was torched and twelve settlers from the Yizhar settlement detained for their role in the incident. Also in the Nablus region, settlers torched a second mosque in May, Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya villagers said settlers drove up to the mosque, gathered flammables, and set them alight.

In June, officials from the Islamic Waqf said a recent wave of settlers moving into Jaffa, a Palestinain city now south of Tel Aviv, attempted to set ablaze the Jaffa Mosque as it was undergoing repairs.

Clashes in East Jerusalem | Video | Reuters.com:

"Clashes in East Jerusalem 1:29 Report

Aug 26

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