Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: November 9, 2018

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Occupation/Human rights

The thousands of undocumented Gazans living in limbo,

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza can’t work, travel, or get health care. Between the Israeli-controlled population registry and the Fatah-Hamas rivalry, they see little hope for any kind of stable future.

Olive tree sabotage plagues Palestinian farmers,

Some of the incidents are seen as attempts at revenge following Palestinian attacks on Israelis, even if the farmers targeted were not involved. In other cases, say rights groups, there is little motivation other than just to destroy Palestinian property.

Israeli settlers vandalize vehicles, spray racist graffiti near Salfit,

Israeli settlers stormed the Kafr al-Dik village, west of the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, and punctured several Palestinian-owned vehicles on late Thursday.

US-Israeli/Palestinian relations

Florida governor-elect says his first trip abroad will be to Israel,

DeSantis, a Republican and a Trump loyalist, told the Israel Hayom paper he would also work against Israel boycott efforts in the state, and planned to strongly enforce existing legislation against BDS — pro-Palestinian the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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Israeli politics

Israel’s 'Loyalty in Culture' law spreads to other ministries,

The contentious law now seems to be spreading to other government offices.