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Monday, August 16 2010

Good News and Bad News From Gilo

First the good news from Gilo. Because of the calm situation, the government is removing a concrete barrier that protected the southern Jerusalem neighborhood from Palestinian gunfire coming from nearby Beit Jalah.

The bad news? A few news agencies -- Reuters, BBC and The Independent all label Gilo as a "settlement;" AFP describes Gilo as "a Jewish neighbourhood in occupied east Jerusalem."

Last year, we responded to a spate of similar news reports: Gilo In Perspective.

 

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