“. . . A skylark sings its morning song in Tulkarim . . .” (Salem Jubran)

The local school of Palestinian Susya, founded last year, has opened its fifth year of activity this month. photo the villages group.
The local school of Palestinian Susya, founded last year, has opened its fifth year of activity this month. photo the villages group.

INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
SIX  MORE  PALESTINIANS  KIDNAPPED  IN  HEBRON,  ELEVEN  SINCE  DAWN
Thursday August 27, 2015
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Thursday, six more Palestinians in the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and took them to a number of detention and interrogation facilities.
____Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the town before breaking into, and violently searching, several homes, and kidnapped six Palestinians.
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MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
ISRAELI  RESTRICTIONS  AROUND  AL-AQSA  CONTINUE  FOR  4TH  DAY
Aug. 27, 2015
JERUSALEM ― A large number of Israeli forces remained on Thursday at all entry gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the fourth consecutive day, barring entry to many Palestinians, witnesses told Ma’an.
____The restrictions into the compound have been imposed in an alleged attempt to initiate a daily schedule for Jewish prayer during which Muslim worshipers will be denied access, locals said.
____Dozens of Palestinian women who were denied entry remained outside and were told that they would not be allowed access the mosque before 11 a.m. because entry from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for Jews only.
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THE PALESTINIAN INFORMATION CENTER
ISRAELI  SETTLERS  SEIZE  PALESTINIAN  BUILDING  IN  SILWAN
August 27, 2015
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM ― Israeli Ateret Cohanim Association took control over a Palestinian new building in Batn al-Hawa area in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, claiming that it was bought from its owner Jamal Sarhan.
____The Jerusalemite monitoring group Wadi Hilweh Information Center clarified that more than 60 settlers stormed the neighborhood at 2:30 a.m. and took control over a building belonging to Jamal Sarhan under Israeli police protection.
____The settlers then fitted bars on the windows before they raised an Israeli flag on the rooftop.
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From INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)
From INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER (IMEMC)

PALESTINE NEWS NETWORK
GAZA:  1,000  CHILDREN  SUSTAINED  PERMANENT  DISABILITIES  OF  LAST  YEAR’S  AGGRESSION
August 27, 2015
More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights.
____In a report entitled “Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza’s Children”, released on Tuesday, DCI’s Palestine unit said last year’s Israeli offensive had led to the injury of more than 11,000 Palestinians, including 1,000 permanently disabled by the violence.
____The children’s rights organization also noted that, a full year after the Israeli assault, thousands of victims — including a number of children — continued to suffer from their injuries and the attendant psychological trauma.
More. . . http://english.pnn.ps/2015/08/27/gaza-1000-children-sustained-permanent-disabilities-of-last-years-aggression/
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❺ Opinion
MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
PALESTINE:  WHAT  IF  YOUR  SCHOOL  IS  DEMOLISHED  TOMORROW?
August 27, 2015
Fadwa Baroud
(Fadwa Baroud is the Information and Communication Assistant for The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) in Jerusalem.)

On July 12, 2015, Israel announced that it would seek to carry out demolition orders of structures in the Palestinian village of Susiya in what is known as Area C, an area that covers 60 percent of the West Bank, under Israeli control, including the tiny school that consists of four classrooms, three toilets and a kitchen. Before the school was built in 2010, the original classrooms were made of tents that were destroyed by a heavy storm.
____The school and kindergarten are among the 170 structures in Susiya that face demolition orders. Other structures include 32 residential tents, 26 animal shelters, 20 water cisterns, 20 latrines and two health clinics. The demolition orders can be implemented at any time.
____Israel says the structures can be demolished because they were built without permits and are illegal. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Israel has rejected more than 90 percent of building permit applications. That means most Palestinians must choose between building without a permit or not building at all.
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“THE  EXILE,”  BY  SALEM  JUBRAN
The sun seeps through barbed borders
Unheeded by the watchful squads,
And
A skylark sings its morning song in Tulkarim.
As evening comes
It sups and sleeps
Peacefully
With the birds of the kibbutzim.
A lost donkey strolls
Across the barbed borders;
It grazes peacefully,
Unheeded by the watchful squads.
But as for me, your ousted son,
My native land,
Between my eyes and your skies
Walls of the border stand.

From: A  LOVER  FROM  PALESTINE  AND  OTHER  POEMS:  AN  ANTHOLOGY  OF  PALESTINIAN  POETRY. Ed. Abdul Wahab Al-Messiri. Washington, DC: Free Palestine Press, 1970.
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About Tulkarim

Al-Aqsa Jerusalem Friday prayers blocked fourth day. CNN madcameraman photo.

Al-Aqsa Jerusalem Friday prayers blocked fourth day. CNN madcameraman photo.

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