Palestine: a day in the life

[Publishers Note: this is an attempt to convey the reality of daily life for Palestinian people. Ma’an News Agency* is an independent news service from Palestine. These stories are typical of a 24 hour period in Gaza and the Occupied territorities.]

Israeli forces raid house of teen stab suspect
Ma’an News Agency6 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the al-Eizariya home of a Palestinian teenager suspected of stabbing two Israelis in the settlement …

Israeli forces demolish building, 20 stores in Shufat camp
Ma’an News Agency12 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Bulldozers heavily escorted by Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished 20 stores and an ancient structure in Shufat …

Israeli forces arrest 8-year-old in East Jerusalem
Ma’an News Agency6 hours ago

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli special forces on Wednesday detained an eight-year-old Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of East …

Major earthquake drill conducted in Hebron
Ma’an News Agency
8 hours ago

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A large-scale earthquake drill was conducted in … told Ma’an the procedure was the most extensive earthquake drill ever …

Ma’an News Agency8 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Ministry of Housing and Public Works in Gaza on Wednesday began removing rubble left by Israel’s 50-day military …

Israeli warships ‘shell Gaza coast,’ critically injure fisherman
Ma’an News Agency13 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian fisherman was critically injured on Wednesday after Israeli warships fired several shells toward the coast …

Israeli forces detain 11 teenage boys in Bethlehem-area village
Ma’an News Agency13 hours ago

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Israeli forces carried out a major predawn detention raid in the Palestinian village of Tuqu in southeast Bethlehem …

PA security officer found dead in northern Gaza
Ma’an News Agency12 hours ago

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian Authority security officer was found dead in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, an official told Ma’an …

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian teenager near Nablus
Ma’an News Agency17 hours ago

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teenager was shot and injured by Israeli troops early Wednesday morning in clashes in Askar refugee camp …

2 Israelis stabbed near Maale Adumim, teen suspect shot
Ma’an News Agency8 hours ago

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and injured east of Jerusalem on Wednesday after stabbing two Israelis in a Rami Levy …

* Ma’an News Agency is an integral part of Ma’an Network, a non-profit media organization founded in 2002 to strengthen professional independent media in Palestine, build links between local, regional and international media, and consolidate freedom of expression and media pluralism as keys to promoting democracy and human rights…

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  1. This is what democracy ... says:
    After less than two years in power, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s third government has reached the end of its road. Israel is once again heading for an election.
    The seeds of the coalition’s destruction were sown in the spring, when negotiations with the Palestinians were halted. Economy Minister Naftali Bennett took over foreign and security policy, pushing Netanyahu into ever more extreme positions.
    Meanwhile, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Finance Minister Yair Lapid had problems justifying their membership in an extreme right-wing coalition, but they stuck to their seats until the ultra-Orthodox politicians, who saw their chance to return to power, maneuvered the prime minister and finance minister into an open rift.
    The outgoing government was one of the worst in Israel’s history. It’s hard to list one achievement, while the damage was great. Foreign and security policies were suicidal.
    The government halted the peace process and accelerated annexation steps in the West Bank while upsetting the delicate status quo on the Temple Mount. It undercut democracy’s foundations with its repeated efforts to pass bills against illegal entry into Israel, its challenge of High Court rulings and its racist nation-state bills.

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