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Gaza: Hundreds detained during Ramadan

By: Zena Tahhan Source: Al Jazeera About 330 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been detained by Israel since the start of Ramadan, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies has said. During the 20 days since June 6, when the Muslim holy month of fasting began, Israel has stepped up its raids on Palestinian towns, the centre’s director, Osama Shaheen, told Al Jazeera. “We noticed that the campaign of arrests against leaders and activists in Hebron has increased, especially due to the recent attack in Tel Aviv,” Shaheen said, referring to the June 9 shooting of four Israelis by Palestinians. According to the centre’s records,...

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West Bank without water in Ramadan as Israel cuts supply

By: Peter Yeung Source: The Independent Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C. The northern city of Jenin, which has a population of more than 40,000, said its water supplies had been cut in half by Mekorot, Israel’s national water company. Jenin is home to a refugee camp, established in 1953, which contains 16,000 registered refugees. Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al...

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Israel suspends Ramadan travel permits after deadly marketplace attack

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Israel suspended travel permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan after two Palestinian gunmen opened fire on shoppers and diners at a marketplace near the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing four and wounding five. “All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria to Israel, are frozen,” COGAT, the unit which manages civilian affairs in the occupied West Bank, said in a statement Thursday. The order also affects hundreds Palestinians from Gaza and 204 relatives of one of the alleged attackers, all of whom will be barred from visiting relatives, attending Ramadan...

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