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JAI: Eye on Palestine--August 2014

Written by the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the Palestinian YMCA and YWCA
September 2, 2014

The ceasefire has stopped and bombing has resumed by the Israeli army, with resistance from the Palestinian groups. The death toll is over 2,100 now. Violence also continues to escalate in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as the resistance to occupation grows stronger.

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