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According to Yesha Council, 7,500 New Settlers Have Moved Into West Bank in Last Six Months
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, middle-east, violence, news, crime )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesha said that, back in January of 2014, 374,469 settlers lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and that the current number of settlers (382,031) is a 2% increase. It said that the biggest settlement is Beitar Illit settlement, located southwest of...
Put the Children First: Lift the Blockade on Gaza
World  (tags: Gaza Blockade, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, children, education, violence, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - haaretz.com
The opening of the school year in Gaza this week was the most harrowing in living memory. Hundreds of psychologists were on hand at all 252 UNRWA schools to lead a week of counseling for 241,000 students. We began with a roll call to see who was alive...
World Bank to Roll Back Safeguards for Indigenous People
World  (tags: world, politics, WorldBank, protections for indigenous peoples, safeguards, indigenous rights, humanrights, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
If passed by the Bank's Board, the changes would strip away a raft of essential human rights protections..
Pints With Politics as Scottish Pubs Debate Independence
World  (tags: world, politics, society, Scottish independence, Scottish independence from the UK, freedoms, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news, government )

Cal
- 1 day ago - therakyatpost.com
Talking politics in British pubs can be a tricky subject but Scotland's independence referendum has prompted two Glasgow bars to pin their "Yes" and "No" colours to the counter.
The Possible Price of Scottish Independence
World  (tags: world, UK, Scotland, independence, freedoms, economy, government, politics, news, humans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - time.com
When Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not Scotland should stay part of the United Kingdom, many will be looking to their wallets as much as to their sense of national identity.
Al Qaeda Hopes to Exploit the Plight of Myanmar's Embattled Muslims
World  (tags: world, politics, religion, Myanmar AlQaeda, Rohingya, Buddhists, violence, asia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - globalpost.com
But the terror group is bound to worsen their woes.
Israeli Leaders Condemn Military Refuseniks as 'Criminal'
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, military, ethics, dishonesty, Human Rights, freedoms, rights, middle-east, news, government, politics, world, society )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Israeli leaders on Monday condemned members of an elite military intelligence unit as "criminal" for signing a letter last week declaring their refusal to spy on Palestinians, local media reported.
The Lonely Path of Israel's Military Dissenters
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, military, ethics, government, middle-east, world, politics, news, crime, violence, conflict, freedoms, interesting )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Those who refuse to serve in Gaza war face brief jail sentences, but they believe their small number will slowly grow. The IDF was unable to answer Al Jazeera's query about the number of soldiers who'd declined to serve in Gaza, and what consequences...
Remember 'Bring Back Our Girls'? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
World  (tags: 'Bring Back Our Girls', Nigeria, Boko Haram, kidnapping, Human Rights, government, ethics, corruption, crime, violence, world, society, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. More than 270 of the schoolgirls found themselves in the clutches of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Haniyeh Urges Abbas to Go to the ICC to Prosecute Israel
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Abbas, Haniyeh, Human Rights, war crimes, ICC, violence, war, world, society, politics, government, death, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Deputy Head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, called on the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday evening, to sign the Rome Statute and join the ICC in order to prosecute "the Israeli war criminals".
Back to School in Gaza's Devastated Classrooms; Israelis Deny Access to Minister of Education
World  (tags: Israel Gaza, Human Rights, children, school, 'Minister of Education Khawla Shakhshir', ethics, crime, politics, government, freedoms, terrorism, middle-east )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - english.pnn.ps
The Israeli authorities prevented Minister of Education, Khawla Shakhshir, from entering the Gaza Strip for the beginning of the new school year, on Sunday. The school year has been delayed by almost three weeks due to the recent Israeli aggression.
Israeli Military Demolishes West Bank Dairy Factory Benefitting Orphans Despite Court Appeal
World  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, dishonesty, destruction, violence, freedoms, corruption, government, politics, middle-east, ethics, news, society, terrorism, world )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The factory was built in 2011 with the help of the Kuwait government. Its sole purpose was charity, providing work for graduated orphans, aiding neighboring schools and orphanages with the sum of its revenue, and buying ethically from local farmers who..
It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
World  (tags: activists, world, politics, society, women's rights, women's rightshumans, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 4 days ago - npr.org
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They've shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
David Haines: Islamic State Group Video Shows Beheading of British Worker (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: violence, ISIS, world, David Haines, Human Rights, crime, death, ethics, government, politics, middle-east, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thestar.com
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
Reservists From Elite IDF Intel Unit Refuse to Serve Over Palestinian 'Persecution'
World  (tags: Israel Palestine, Human Rights, IDF, politics, interesting, government, ethics, freedoms, violence, world, society, conflict, crime, death, corruption )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - haaretz.com
"We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories."
 

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