Archive | December 29, 2010

Erekat Denies Palestine Will Ask for UN Statehood Recognition in January 2011

29.12.10 – 13:39 Jericho – PNN – Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat denied earlier reports from the Deutsch Press Agency (DPA) that he told a group of reporters in the West Bank city of Jericho that a Palestinian delegation would ask the United Nations Security Council for a vote on Palestinian statehood in early […]

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New Wave of Home Demolitions in Negev

PNN – Palestine News Network – 29.12.10 – 12:41 Negev – PNN – Bulldozers from the Israeli Interior Ministry started to demolish a number of homes in the Bedouin village of al-Sadir in the Negev on Wednesday. Archive Local sources reported that the homes demolished belonged to the Frihat family. According to witness the demolished houses […]

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Israeli Settlers Set Fire to a House-Tent in the Palestinian Village of Susiya

On the night of  28 December 2010, Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Susiya, setting fire to a house-tent . Around 3.00 am, the Palestinian villagers were awakened by the fire caused by flaming bottles. The fire was presumably set by three men who were seen running away to a car.   According to […]

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New York Times sick of Israel — War in Context

by Paul Woodward on December 29, 2010 I have no idea how accurate the reporting is here, but Israel Today Magazine has a colorful account of what it headlines as an Israeli diplomat getting “ambushed” by the New York Times editorial team, under the direction of “rabid columnist” Tom Friedman. The New York Times, flagship […]

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palestina: A banner depicting the faces of the… – Palestine Today

5:36 am – Wed, Dec 29, 2010 High-Res palestina: A banner depicting the faces of the nine men killed, displayed on the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation in the Mediterranean May 31, 2010, on its […]

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Internationals in Palestine

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:22 Alternative Information Center (AIC) International activists can play a crucial role in promoting solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for national liberation. Their roles when present in the occupied Palestinian territory, however, are more complex and challenging.   YouTube – Internationals in Palestine.

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Racist Graffiti Sprayed On Mosque Near Ramleh, Inside Israel

Palestine News Network – 29.12.10 – 13:21 Qalqiliya – Mustafa Sabri – PNN/Exclusive – The Al-Aqsa Institute of the Waqf (Religious Endowments) and Heritage confirmed on Wednesday that all their efforts to protect Palestinian sacred sites outside the West Bank could not prevent a recent crime wave from Jewish extremists that included racist graffiti being […]

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Israel plans to demolish homes in Yasul

[ 29/12/2010 – 12:01 PM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Wadi Silwan information center revealed Wednesday a wide-ranging Israeli plan to link Jerusalem’s Wadi Yasul district with Jewish settlements in Jebel al-Mokabbir, a plan that would threaten several homes in Wadi Yasul. 41 homes are threatened with demolition, a figure set to rise, the Wadi […]

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New Wave of Home demolishing in Negev

PNN – Palestine News Network – 29.12.10 – 12:41 Negev – PNN – Bulldozers of the Israeli interior Ministry started on Wednesday to demolish a number of homes in the Bedouin village of al Sadier in the Negev. Archive Local sources reported that the homes demolished today belongs to the Frihat family, according to witness […]

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Rights groups announce plans to sue PA leaders

[ 29/12/2010 – 11:23 AM ]   RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Rights groups are demanding that the West Bank-ruling Fatah authority releases the six hunger strikers from its prisons, and have announced plans to prosecute PA security militia leaders. The groups addressed their “brothers” in the Fatah authority, saying: “The security coordination with Israel must be terminated. […]

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Israel agrees to place Fatah officers at Gaza crossings

[ 29/12/2010 – 11:12 AM ]   NAZARETH, (PIC)– Israel and the West Bank-governing Fatah authority have reached an agreement to post PA officials at the commercial crossings on the Israeli-Gaza border, Israeli media reported. The agreement was reached between Israel’s government coordinator in the West Bank Major General Eitan Dangot and Palestinian civil affairs […]

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What does ‘resistance’ mean in Palestine?

Dec 29, 2010 | Al Bawaba   Several months ago, I took part in a symposium organized by the Palestinian Academic Society for International Affairs, entitled “Hamas’ Political Agenda 2010”. It took place at a venue a few meters away from the burial site of Yasser Arafat and the office of the current President Abu […]

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Factions call for removing obstacles before reconciliation

[ 29/12/2010 – 10:40 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– National and Islamic factions in the Gaza Strip called for removing all obstacles hindering the accomplishment of inter-Palestinian reconciliation in order to confront Israeli occupation and its aggressions. The factions said in a press conference after a meeting with Hamas on Tuesday night that Palestinian unity […]

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IOF troops fire artillery shell in Gaza, detain 7 West Bankers

[ 29/12/2010 – 10:42 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired an artillery shell at an area east of Gaza city at dawn Wednesday without any damage or casualties reported. Eyewitnesses said that the shell exploded in Jabal Al-Rayes and the sound was heard in remote areas. A Palestinian man was killed […]

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