Archive | January 11, 2011

Barhoum: West Bank is governed by a multi-national authority | Blackwater in WB

[ 11/01/2011 – 04:12 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said Tuesday that the US’s hiring of the infamous Blackwater firm for security services in the West Bank is a new scandal to add to the list of conspiracies between the Fatah-controlled PA in Ramallah, the CIA, and Israel. The move confirms […]

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Azhar imam to German activists: You must support the Palestinians

[ 11/01/2011 – 04:46 PM ]   CAIRO, (PIC)– The Grand Imam of Azhar University Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb called on a German delegation to Egypt on Monday to show support for the Palestinians. “You must support the oppressed all over the world, especially the Palestinians and the Christian Palestinians, who you have neglected because you […]

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ei: Bilin marches for Jawaher Abu Rahmah

Joseph Dana writing from Bilin, occupied West Bank, Live from Palestine, 11 January 2011 One week after the killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmah, Palestinian women’s groups lead the march in the occupied West Bank village of Bilin, 7 January. (Anne Paq/ActiveStills) “I am here because this village’s struggle is much more [than just] about the […]

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Prisoners’ Rights Group Calls for Release of Five Hamas Men from Israeli Custody

Tuesday January 11, 2011 12:20 by Ramona M. – IMEMC and Agencies Lawyers from Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner’s rights group, visited three of the five Hamas men detained by Israeli forces during a deadly raid on Hebron last week, and called for their immediate release. Israeli Prison Photo: http://www.alternativenews.org According to a statement released by […]

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Ofter Military Court sentences Abdallah Abu Rahmah to 16 months in prison | Arabic & English

11/1/2011 Ofer – Ramallah: On Tuesday, the Israeli military court at Ofer sentenced Abdallah Abu Rahmah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee for Resisting the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in, to effectively 16 months in prison, in addition to a six month suspended sentence for a period of three years and a 5,000 NIS fine. […]

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US State Dept. hires Blackwater-linked firm for security in West Bank

[ 11/01/2011 – 11:02 AM ]   WASHINGTON, (PIC)– The US State Department signed an 84 million dollar a year contract with a company tightly affiliated with the infamous Blackwater security firm to provide security services in the West Bank over the next five years, the Washington Post said Monday. Blackwater was previously hired by […]

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Hamas condemns detention of MP, asks Abbas to halt security coordination

[ 11/01/2011 – 11:03 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas movement strongly denounced the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) for detaining MP Dr. Omar Abdelrazeq from his hometown in Salfit at dawn Tuesday. The movement in a statement said that the repeated detentions of Palestinian lawmakers target paralyzing their role in defense of the Palestinian people […]

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[Israel/Palestine] Shameful imprisonment

Tuesday January 11, 2011 15:11 Non-violent demonstration is not merely the right of every citizen, but also the duty of everyone who wishes to fight against wrong. Jonathan Pollak, an activist against the occupation and a leader of the group Anarchists Against the Wall, is due to enter Hermon Prison this morning to serve the […]

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IOF demolishes two Palestinian homes in WB village

[ 11/01/2011 – 04:06 PM ]   QALQILIA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) escorted huge bulldozers while razing two Palestinian homes in Azun Atma village, southeast of Qalqilia, on Tuesday, witnesses said. They added that the IOF soldiers in 20 armored vehicles escorted officers from the so-called civil administration of the West Bank who supervised […]

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European diplomats write: East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine – Asia News

01/11/2011 15:48 ISRAEL-PALESTINE European diplomats write: East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine A confidential report signed by 25 European diplomats based in East Jerusalem and Ramallah suggests on banning “violent settlers” entry into Europe, and the boycott of Israeli products that come from East Jerusalem. Jerusalem (AsiaNews / Agencies) – A confidential report written by […]

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Population Growth Higher in Settlements than in Israel – International Middle East Media Center

Tuesday January 11, 2011 17:32 by IMEMC News – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics last month released the most recent population statistics for West Bank settlements. The figures show that during 2010 the growth rate was 4.5 per cent compared to only 2.9 per cent for […]

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Another Victim Occupation 2011 | Palestinian Jamil Al-Najjar assassinated by targeted Israeli air strike [ will be updated ]

[ 11/01/2011 – 03:38 PM ] KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)– A Palestinian fighter affiliated with the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement, was killed and another one was injured in an Israeli air raid on Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, medical sources reported. The PIC reporter said that the aerial raid […]

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Extremist Jews raze 20 graves in Maamanullah Cemetery

[ 11/01/2011 – 03:25 PM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Extremist Jews razed around 20 graves in the Islamic historical Maamanullah Cemetery in occupied Jerusalem in an apparent attempt to gradually erase the Islamic identity of the holy city. Fawaz Hassan, an observer for the Aqsa Islamic heritage foundation in Jerusalem, made a field visit […]

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Fatah MP visits Gaza prison, makes sure there are no hunger strikers

[ 11/01/2011 – 02:27 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian interior ministry in Gaza allowed Fatah lawmaker Ashraf Juma’h to visit on Monday evening the detainees in Gaza jail in order to make sure there were no hunger strikers or people imprisoned for political reasons as he claimed earlier. Juma’h was accompanied during his […]

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Palestinian gov’t in Gaza urges factions to respect field understanding

[ 11/01/2011 – 02:51 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government of Ismail Haneyya has called on all Palestinian factions to respect the national consensus regarding the field situation in the Gaza Strip. Taher Al-Nunu, the government’s spokesman, said in a terse statement on Tuesday that the national consensus was based on general understanding […]

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