Abbas: Israeli practices in East Jerusalem endanger peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Thursday that the Israeli measures in East Jerusalem jeopardize the peace process. "The Israeli practices in East Jerusalem hinder peace talks," Abbas told a press conference here with the visiting Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. The Palestinian president was apparently referring to Israel's recent plan to demolish Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem for the purpose of settlement construction.

Fearing expulsion, Palestinians stay home
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Diaa Hadid - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

The Helou family is so worried about getting expelled to Gaza by Israeli authorities that they're all but trapped in this West Bank town. They couldn't even leave to get their disabled son the best possible surgery to let him walk. Some 20,000 Palestinians in the West Bank live under the same fear, because they hold residency papers from the Gaza Strip and Israeli authorities refuse to allow their papers to be updated — though they have lived in the West Bank for years.

Abbas slams Israeli plan to expel 4 Hamas members
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Dalia Nammari - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

The Palestinian president warned Thursday that Israel's plan to expel four Hamas politicians from Jerusalem could pose a new obstacle to peace and set a dangerous precedent for expelling Arabs from the disputed city based on their political views. The expulsions of the three Palestinian lawmakers and a former Cabinet minister could start as early as Friday.

Israel to re-investigate shooting of American activist
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

Israel's District Attorney ordered an investigation into the incident that left an American protester in a persistent coma, now in its 15th month. US activist Tristan Anderson was shot in the head with a high-velocity tear-gas canister as he supported Palestinian protesters in the village of Ni'lin on 13 March 2009. A court found the investigation into the incident was wrought with "grave negligence" during an appeal session on Wednesday.

Family exhumes body of slain Jerusalem man
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

At the request of the Al-Julani family, the body of the man shot dead in Jerusalem last week was exhumed just after midnight on Thursday morning for autopsy. The body of the 38-year-old Zaid was taken from its place of internment at the Al-Asbat Gate cemetery near Al-Aqsa Mosque under the watch of doctors from the Abu Kabir Institute for forensic medicine and clerks from Israel's Magistrates Court and Ministry of Justice, and moved to a secure autopsy facility in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem City Council OKs demolition of 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Los Angeles Times
by Edmund Sanders - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am

The Jerusalem City Council on Monday approved a divisive redevelopment plan to demolish 22 Palestinian homes in Arab-dominated East Jerusalem, potentially reigniting a debate over Israeli construction on land it seized in 1967. The approval threatens to renew friction between Israel and the Obama administration just as the former is battling a surge of international pressure over its policies in the Gaza Strip.

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