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Street shut down for Jewish holiday, severe congestion

Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 | 04:05 Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Israeli forces closed off the northern entrance of Wadi Hilweh district of Silwan this evening, citing the anniversary of the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli officers blocked Palestinian vehicles from entering or exiting via Wadi Hilweh Street, causing severe congestion. […]

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Release of veteran Palestinian prisoner delayed because of ‘Jewish holidays’

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:30| MEMO The Israeli occupation on Monday, 9th May, refused to release one of the longest serving Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip under the pretext of the Jewish holidays. Palestinian sources confirm that the prisons’ administration refused to release 39 year old Atef Atta Hassan, a resident of Mugharqa town […]

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PA: Jewish freedom holiday restricts Palestinians

April 18, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Authority officials criticized Israel’s decision to close the West Bank Monday, saying that as the Jewish faithful celebrated the Passover “holiday of freedom,” it was wrong to restrict the freedom of Palestinians. “Freedom should be a value that every human being believes in and prays for, and not […]

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Israel seals West Bank before Purim holiday

JERUSALEM, Mar 18, 2011 (AFP) – The Israeli army has sealed off the occupied West Bank until Monday night for fear of attacks during the Jewish Purim holiday, the military said. The closure came into effect Thursday night and will be lifted at 11.59 pm (2159 GMT) on Monday, the military spokesman’s office said in […]

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Israeli cordon on W. Bank and Gaza due to Jewish holiday

18/03/2011 – 02:34 PM OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) declared it would impose after midnight Friday a cordon on the West Bank and Gaza border areas lasting for three full days on the occasion of an alleged Jewish holiday called Purim. The Israeli media said these security measures were taken according to […]

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As Israel Celebrate Purim, Palestine Placed Under Siege

Friday March 18, 2011 07:04 by IMEMC & Agencies The Israeli army enforced a full closure on the occupied territories as Israel and its West Bank settlers celebrate the Purim holiday. Effective Thursday midnight until midnight Monday, the occupied territories will be under full closure and siege. The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister, […]

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