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23 July
Israeli F-16 fighter jets attack and destroy a four-story building in the Al-Yarmouk neighborhood of Gaza City, killing Hamas activist and commander of the Izz Eddin Al-Qassem wing Sheikh Salah Shehadeh, 49, his wife and one of his children and at least 14 other civilians, including 10 children aged two months to 11 years. Over 150 are injured, many of them women and children. Nearby buildings also suffer damage.
In Nablus District, the Israeli army burns hundreds of dunums of olive trees and bulldozes an area of land that is surrounding the bypass road in Qusin-Al Juneid.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin offers Israel a truce in return for complete Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied in 1967.
The Knesset Finance Committee approves $12 million in grants and subsidies for 400 dwelling units to be built in rural West Bank settlements.
On Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, an "unlicensed" Greek Orthodox church is demolished. 2 Palestinian homes were demolished in East Jerusalem on the some grounds.
Egyptian Revolution: Free Officers launch a coup and seize control of all government buildings, radio stations, police stations, and the army headquarters in Cairo. The coup installed General Muhammad Najeeb as President.
1937 Arab Higher Committee rejects Royal Commission proposal and demands independent unitary Palestine with protection of "legitimate Jewish and other minority rights" and the safeguarding of British interests. Rebellion intensifies.
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IOF troops bulldoze land, olive trees in Shufat
IOF troops bulldoze land, olive trees in Shufat
[ 21/01/2013 - 11:40 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bulldozed vast tracts of cultivated land in Shufat in occupied Jerusalem on Sunday to pave the way for constructing a road.

Local sources said that IOF soldiers used bulldozers to level 90 dunums of cultivated land in Ras suburb and destroyed many old, fruitful olive trees in the process.

They said that soldiers were deployed in the scene of the destruction to block citizens from approaching and to protect the bulldozers.

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