Archive | December 23, 2010

Gaza religious affairs ministry denounces new 180-house settlement plan in J’lem

[ 23/12/2010 – 12:16 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza religious affairs ministry renounced Thursday a plan by Israel’s Jerusalem municipality to erect a 180-house Jewish settlement district near the south Jerusalem district of Amlesson. The 7977 A plan was approved in 2005 to create five residential buildings with 180 apartments on an area […]

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Racist attacks on Palestinians Silwan, Jerusalem

Thursday, 23 December, 2010 | 07:49 Annan Yaghmour, 21 Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Violent attacks against Palestinian residents by Israeli settlers of Silwan have become a grim reality. Most recently, Silwanic reported on 12 November 2010 on the assault of Annan Yaghmour, 21, and Ahmad Abu Sabih, 40, when the two were severely beaten by […]

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Three Arrested Near Jenin, Troops Close Off City

23.12.10 – 10:18 Jenin – PNN – Israeli raids near the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday morning resulted in three arrested in the village of Kafr Ra’i and a blockade of the road from Jenin to its western neighbor Tulkarm. A market in Jenin (PNN Archive). Local sources said “special units” entered […]

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two in Hebron

23.12.10 – 11:12 Hebron – PNN – Two Palestinians were wounded in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday morning when Israeli troops opened fire on them in the region of Wadi al-Gharous, on a road leading to the Kiryat Arba settlement. A military checkpoint inside Hebron (PNN Archive). Local sources said live […]

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Gaza asks UN to clarify its stand on Serry’s statements

[ 23/12/2010 – 10:22 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza called on the UN Wednesday to clarify its position on statements made by its envoy to the Mideast Robert Serry justifying Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. We were surprised today by official statements issued by the UN Middle East envoy […]

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Israeli gunboats fire at Palestinian fishing boats

[ 23/12/2010 – 10:10 AM ]   RAFAH, (PIC)– Israeli gunboats opened heavy machinegun fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the southern Gaza Strip coast of Rafah on Wednesday night, press sources reported. The sources said that the gunboats repeatedly targeted the fishing boats at a close distance, forcing fishermen to return to the beach […]

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Abu Zuhri: Israeli threats psychological warfare

[ 23/12/2010 – 10:14 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas spokesman Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri belittled the importance of the Israeli threats of escalating military attacks on Gaza Strip as psychological warfare that aims at terrorizing the population. Abu Zuhri told Quds Press on Wednesday that the Israeli military escalation is already there on the […]

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Israelis’ xenophobia, in their own words

Thursday, December 23 2010|Roi Maor Israel’s most widely circulated newspaper covers the growing tide of hate for asylum seekers. Israelis try to portray these “foreigners”, who number 0.4% of the country’s population, as a dangerous burden, but it seems refugees fleeing genocide have more to fear from Israelis than the other way around Yedioth Aharonoth, […]

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Accompanied By P.A Security, Israeli Soldiers “Tour” Bethlehem – International Middle East Media Center

Thursday December 23, 2010 07:40 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies A number of Israeli Military Jeeps were seen driving in Bethlehem while accompanied by members of the Palestinian Security Forces. They “toured” in several areas, including the Manger Square. The Maan News Agency reported that five Israeli military jeeps, and four Palestinian security […]

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Awake and bear witness!! Israel has destroyed this Palestinian school in the Occupied West Bank 3 times in recent years

by Philip Weiss on December 22, 2010 · 16 comments Like 44 7 Retweet This is a December photo from Khirbet Tana, a Palestinian village in the Occupied West Bank near Mekora, a Jewish settlement. Khirbet Tana’s people have been expelled, their homes demolished by the Israelis. Photographer must remain anonymous. Awake and bear witness!! […]

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Christian Zionists support Judaizing Jerusalem

by Philip Weiss on December 22, 2010 For those of you across the nation and around the world who were NOT watching Pastor John Hagee’s show three years ago today, and therefore missed the good news, my friend shot this photo and passed it along: Christian Zionists support Judaizing Jerusalem.

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ei: Ameer Makhoul’s perpetual trial

Audrey Farber writing from Haifa, Live from Palestine, 22 December 2010 Ameer Makhoul (Adri Nieuwhof) Monday, 20 December 2010 We arrive at the Haifa court building around 11am, half an hour after proceedings began in the ongoing trial of Ameer Makhoul, a leading Palestinian activist who holds Israeli citizenship and was arrested in his home […]

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PNN – Palestine News Network – Israeli Troops Arrest 8 Civilians Near Bethlehem While Protesting the Wall

23.12.10 – 01:56 Ghassan Bannoura – PNN – Israeli soldiers arrested on Wednesday afternoon eight civilians as they protested the Israeli construction of the wall on lands owned by the villagers of al-Walajeh near the southern West bank city of Bethlehem. On Wednesday midday bulldozers started clearing trees, rocks, shrubs to make way for the […]

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Martin Van Creveld: Give Up West Bank or ‘Tell Your Children to Leave Israel’ « Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

Hebrew University Professor Martin Van Creveld is one of the world’s foremost military historians.  He’s what I’d call a non-ideological, highly pragmatic observer of the Israel-Arab conflict.  Because of his academic expertise and reputation as an independent, I feature his work here his as a breath of fresh air compared to the tendentious commentary one […]

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