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2006
Nine Palestinians killed and 30 others wounded during an IOF troops incursion into the Shejaeyyah neighbourhood of Gaza City.
2000
US legislators announce draft laws to stop all US aid to the Palestinians should they unilaterally declare statehood on 13 Sept.
1998
Jamal Al-Khamisi, who suffered from liver cancer, dies five days after being released from Ramla Prison where his health had deteriorated after a malignant tumor had not been properly treated. His case is the second death of a critically ill detainee in a one-month period.
1995
In a French-Palestinian summit in Paris, Arafat discusses with President Chirac and PM Alain Juppe the peace process.
1983
A group of armed settlers open machinegun fire at students of Hebron University killing 3 of them and wounding 38.
1956
President Nasser nationalises the Suez Canal.
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Municipality approves 900 settlement units in East Jerusalem
Municipality approves 900 settlement units in East Jerusalem
[ 05/07/2011 - 12:39 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has approved plans to construct 900 new settlement units in the Gilo settlement established in East Jerusalem.
 
Municipality councilman Elisha Peleg said the planning committee approved the plan to build 900 Jewish-only homes within a year or two on territories occupied and unilaterally annexed after the 1967 war, as quoted by Israeli Radio.
 
Peleg asserted that Jews have the right to build anywhere in the city.
 
In a statement on Tuesday, Gaza public works and housing minister Yousef al-Mansi condemned Israeli construction in the major settlement blocs in the West Bank.
 
He said Israel continued “aggressive policies against Palestinians” by building in the West Bank and Jerusalem and continuing Judaization policies in the holy city.
 
Meanwhile, bulldozers owned by the Israeli army began razing Tuesday morning a Palestinian home in Zakariya hamlet located in central Etzion settlement south of Bethlehem, locals reported.
 
Occupation authorities said the structure, which houses 11 Palestinians, was built without a permit.

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