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Ramadan ended this year on Aug. 29.  This video shows a band of drummers in Gaza on the last day of Ramadan, waking up people at 2am for a meal before starting to fast at the first morning prayer.  People are throwing them money wrapped in paper for doing this.

The residents of Halhul (near Hebron) are fighting settlements that are taking their land.

Palestinians have started a protest campaign called The Olive Revolution: Knocking on Jerusalem's Door.

More footage at Qalandia.

Ayed Morrar of the Popular Committee of Resistance discusses the Olive Revolution & Palestine's statehood bid in the UN.

Activists investigate live fire & flares near the Wall in Bilin.

This is the weekly demo in Ni'lin.

Hamas has denied permission to travel to Gazan youth who have received study visas abroad.

In Bet Shemesh near Jerusalem, Haredi & Religious Zionist residents clash over the opening of a girls' school.

Marcello Weksler talks about the J14 protest movement.

In Tel Aviv, J14 protesters block major intersections with folk dances.

TheRealNews reports that leaders of the J14 protests have issued demands that ignore the issue of Palestinian rights.

Israel's Channel 10 has a story on Breaking The Silence.

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  •  It's good that they've committed (4+ / 0-)
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    petral, Kimball Cross, ricky57, yaque

    to protest peacefully. But they should also understand that some Israeli folk dances can be very annoying after a while, so they should take lots of breaks.

    Don't tell me what you believe. And don't tell me what you do. I barely know you.

    by doc2 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 09:38:13 PM PDT

  •  religious extremism (0+ / 0-)

    Hmm...religious extremists threatening violence over the education of girls.  Typical Middle East!

  •  I see that there's something about the Social (0+ / 0-)

    Protests....It's interesting that you have a thing about Israeli protesters not demanding the victory of the Palestinians over themselves, ignoring the Muslim right to oppress the Jews...

    That was to be expected. Not everything in Israel revolves around the occupation....It's also interesting that there's no mention of the preparations for the so-called March of the Million, scheduled to take place at the end of Shabbat today.

    If it's anywhere near as successful as it appears, it's the biggest political event of the entire year in Israel.

  •  Thanks for this, Friendlystranger... (4+ / 0-)

    ...a really wide mix of videos.

    I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

    by David Harris Gershon on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 07:56:43 AM PDT

  •  Tipped (1+ / 0-)
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    Terra Mystica

    Tipped because you also showed the students in Gaza that Hamas prevented from traveling abroad to study. I hope that someone sends them through the smuggling tunnels - how sucky for them to work so hard and then denied the right to travel by the illegal Hamas government.

    •  And there's this (2+ / 0-)
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      Terra Mystica, soysauce
      Open the Rafah Crossing Permanently and Unconditionally

      A deadly siege on 1.6 million people living in Gaza has been imposed by Israel since 2006.  It was partially and momentarily lifted when the revolutionary Egyptian movement ousted Hosni Mubarak and made clear that emancipation and the freedom of Palestine were joint and connected goals.

      Yet today, and daily, approximately 35,000 people wait to cross the border. Meanwhile, Israeli air strikes last week on ‘the largest open air prison on earth’ killed at least 15 people, including 2 children, and injured at least 50 more. The denial of freedom of movement for Palestinian people is also an offense to the immense ongoing struggles of the Egyptian people in pursuit of human rights and dignity.

      Join the growing calls from Egypt for: recalling the Egyptian ambassador from Tel Aviv, expelling the Israeli ambassador from Egypt, opening the Rafah Crossing unconditionally, halting all moves for normalization with Israel and halting trade of natural gas between the two countries.

      On Friday, August 26, South Africans will deliver the petition to their Egyptian embassy.

      Starting on August 26 and for the next four Fridays, until September 30, join in international actions in solidarity with Gaza and in support of the on-going Egyptian people's movement:

      Request that the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
       honor the human dignity and freedom of its own people
      and the people of Gaza,

      Take action

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