Archive | December 31, 2010

1000 protest in Bil’in; One protester in critical condition from tear gas inhalation | Joseph Dana

Protesters carrying back a dismantled part of the wall back to the village. Picture credit: Hamde Abu Rahmah Over a thousand protesters responded to the Bil’in Popular Committee’s call to march on the Wall in the village today, in what they announced to be “the last day of the Wall”. Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, was […]

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Gaza war victims live in sorrow and silence

The only sound that is heard in the Al Haddad house is that of a canary chirping in one of the rooms. By Nasser Najjar, Correspondent Published: 00:00 January 1, 2011 A victim of Israel’s war of 2008, Mohammad Al Haddad is just not returning to complete his studies in the university. His relatives visit […]

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ei: Israel forces Palestinians to demolish their own homes

Report, The Electronic Intifada, 31 December 2010 Palestinian women from Lyd sit on top of the rubble of their home after it was destroyed by Israel, December 2010. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills) More than 100 Palestinian protesters and their supporters blocked a main street in the city of Lyd on 28 December, demonstrating against the recent demolition […]

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More than half Palestinians live in the Diaspora at the end of 2010

[ 31/12/2010 – 03:49 PM ]   RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A press release issued by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) stated that the projected number of Palestinians in the world at the end of 2010 is 11 million, more than half of whom live in the diaspora. The distribution of the Palestinians according to […]

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Israel denies detainees lawyer

PressTV – Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:27PM Human rights organizations have criticized Israel for mistreating Palestinian detainees and forcing them to sign confessions in exchange for access to legal advice. The Palestinian Prisoner Society and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel have revealed in a joint report that up to 90 percent of West […]

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Knesset Approves NIS 2 billion to Settlements in the New Year’s Budget – International Middle East Media Center

Friday December 31, 2010 16:49 by Ane Irazabal – IMEMC & Agencies The Israeli Knesset approved its 2011-2012 budget on Wednesday, which includes two billion shekels (approx. US$ 564 million) to settlements construction, services and security, Israeli daily Haaretz reported. Har Homa settlement (photo from http://www.upi.com) According to the budget, in 2011, 200 new housing […]

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Five Palestinians Arrested During Night Raids in the West Bank – International Middle East Media Center

Friday December 31, 2010 12:48 by Ane Irazabal – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli forces detained five Palestinians around the West Bank in a series of night raids that ended on Friday morning. A woman and her son were also allegedly beaten, Palestine News Network reported. File (www.fromporktopalestine.blogspot.com) In Hebron, Israeli troops arrested Imad Hafed al-Rajibi, […]

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Living the Palestine pipe dream

Israeli plan in the West Bank has been to annul, delete and make disappear any form of resistence By Stuart Reigeluth, Special to Gulf News Published: 00:00 January 1, 2011 Obama’s declaration last autumn that Palestine would become a state in 2011 seems a little too hopeful. But let’s assume this could become part of […]

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Protesters in Bil’in Remove Parts of Israel’s Wall, Troops Critically Injuries A civilian

PNN – Palestine News Network – 31.12.10 – 15:39 Ghassan Bannoura – PNN – On Friday, hundreds of protesters marched in the village of Bil’in, central West Bank, to protest the Israeli built wall on villagers’ lands and in a surprising development, dismantled part of it. Protesters Removing the Wall in Bil’in Despite an Israeli army blockade on the […]

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Soldiers Use Tear Gas to Suppress Anti-Wall Protests in the West Bank

PNN – Palestine News Network – 31.12.10 – 16:09 Bethlehem – PNN – Anti-wall protests were reported on Friday at the village of Nil’in and al Nabi Saleh in central West Bank, in addition to al Ma’ssara in the south. Israeli and international supporters joined the villagers at all three locations. The protests started shortly […]

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Cairo Refrains from Issuing Visa for Iranian Members of Gaza-Bound Convoy

Fars News Agency :: News number: 8910100586 15:05 | 2010-12-31 World   Cairo Refrains from Issuing Visa for Iranian Members of Gaza-Bound Convoy TEHRAN (FNA)- Members of the Asian Aid Caravan to Gaza said that the Egyptian authorities granted visas to 120 activists but refused entry to several members, including seven Iranian MPs. Cairo denied […]

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How Zionist lobby shapes UK politics

PressTV – Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:6PM The wealthy Jewish lobby in Britain working under the title of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has been tipped as the Conservative Party’s paymaster. The CFI as described by British political analysts is beyond doubt the most well- connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster […]

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Dahlan faces partial boycott of press conference

Friday, 31 December 2010 14:00 Egyptian journalists in Cairo boycotted a press conference held by Fatah’s Mohammed Dahlan An Egyptian journalist specialising in the Palestine issue has claimed that key Palestinian and Egyptian journalists in Cairo boycotted a press conference held by Fatah’s Mohammed Dahlan on 29 December. Ibrahim El-Darawy said that a number of […]

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The Enemy Within

by Jeff Gates / December 31st, 2010 The phrase “enemy within” brings to mind the image of a shadowy spy stealing military secrets. That was the case for Israeli master spy, Jonathan Pollard, jailed for 1980s espionage that compromised U.S. Cold War strategy. That phrase also describes those involved in a form of psy-ops that […]

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Islam Times – Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support

Friday 31 December 2010 13:51 Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support Islam Times – Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas said his new attempt to get the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank was specifically designed to win U.S. support… Islam Times reports from Al-Manar: Speaking in […]

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