Israeli settlers posse’s shoot at Palestinians near Ramallah | Maan News Agency

Israeli settlers opened fire at Palestinians northwest of Ramallah late Sunday in the second such incident in hours, locals said.

Two settlers shot at nine men who were working in a quarry near the village of al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya, without causing injuries, the workers told Ma’an.

They said they noticed the settlers sneaking into the quarry and fled the scene as settlers opened fire with an automatic rifle.

After being chased for nearly two miles, the workers reached al-Mazraa al-Gharabiya unscathed, they told Ma’an.

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The Secret Lives Of Paintings

The Dish

James Kerr, aka Scorpion Dagger, makes irreverent GIFs out of Renaissance art. He described his project in an interview this February:

Q: How does your practice relate to collage, or your other pre-GIF art practices?

A: Essentially, I’m using these Renaissance paintings as a palette to draw upon or cut open. So I’ll take a head from a Lucas Cranach the Elder painting, and hand from a Hans Memling painting and put those things together.

Mostly, I’m inspired by the idea of what happens to these types of paintings after a museum closes. I like the idea that the people in the paintings then get on the bus, go home, do the dishes, go to a restaurant. I like to think I’m creating a world for them outside of the museums where you would normally view these pieces of art. I like to think about what the life of…

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Habitat for Humanity to begin building 25 homes

Jaydon Crump, age 6, doesn’t know what sweat equity is, nor is he all that aware of the violence in his neighborhood that has worried his mother for the past three years.

He does know, however, that he’s about to get a yard to play in instead of a parking lot, and he already has big plans for a garden.

“I don’t know how he knows anything about gardens, and I’m not sure he knows what it means to grow one,” his mom, Candice Crump, said with a laugh. “But he’s told me we’re getting one. He says we’ll figure it out later.”

The Crump family’s three-bedroom, 1.5-bath house will be the first to be constructed in Habitat’s Hudson Hills community, located off Johnston Boulevard in West Asheville.

This July, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will begin building a cul-de-sac of 25 single-family arts and crafts style homes off Johnston Boulevard in West Asheville. The neighborhood of Green Built NC-certified homes is expected to be complete by the end of 2016 and will be referred to as Hudson Hills.

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