Archive | January 12, 2011

Ya’alon: Construction in settlements to accelerate in the few coming days

[ 12/01/2011 – 10:03 AM ]   OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israel’s deputy premier Moshe Ya’alon has said that construction in three West Bank settlements would witness a boom in the few coming days. Hebrew website Walla quoted Ya’alon as saying on Wednesday that the Israeli government was discussing granting new construction permits in Ma’aleh Adumim, […]

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‘And No One Wants to Know’: Israeli Soldiers on the Occupation by David Shulman | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books

David Shulman   Ehud Krinis Hajja Sara Nawaja, whose tent in south Hebron was set on fire on December 28, 2010 The publication in Jerusalem of Occupation of the Territories: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies 2000-2010—unprecedented first-hand accounts by over one hundred Israeli soldiers of their experiences while serving in the IDF—coincides with an appalling yet unsurprising […]

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17 Homes and School Demolished by Israel in South Hebron Hills – International Middle East Media Center

Wednesday January 12, 2011 15:08 by Ramona M. – IMEMC and Agencies On Wednesday, early in the morning, dozens of Israeli soldiers, 4 bulldozers and some 25 jeeps invaded and demolished the small Bedouin village of Al-Daqeqa, East of Yatta in the southern Hebron Hills. Photo: Palestine Monitor According to the Alternative Information Center (AIC), […]

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IOA extends detention of Jihad leader for 9th time

[ 12/01/2011 – 10:26 AM ]   JENIN, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) extended the administrative detention of Sheikh Bassam Al-Saadi, an Islamic Jihad leader, for the 9th consecutive time. Sheikh Saadi had completed a 5-year military imprisonment sentence in 2008, but the Israeli intelligence refused his release enforcing his detention without trial or […]

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Dweik: Israel’s renewed kidnapping of MPs aimed at silencing them

[ 12/01/2011 – 10:35 AM ]   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Dr. Aziz Dweik, the speaker of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC), said that Israel returned to the detention of lawmakers in order to silence any voice defending the Palestinian people’s rights and constants in the West Bank. Dr. Dweik stated on Tuesday that the Israeli […]

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Israel razes two more Palestinian homes

PressTV – Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:53AM Israeli military bulldozers have leveled to the ground two Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank as part of Tel Aviv’s plans which seek the demolition of Palestinian properties. The bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police and security guards, drove into Azzun Atma village southeast of Qalqilyah on Tuesday, […]

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Mishaal: Palestinian reconciliation farther than ever before

[ 12/01/2011 – 10:50 AM ]   DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Hamas political bureau chief Khalid Mishaal said Palestinian reconciliation is farther than ever before, but Hamas remains convinced that reconciliation is a national necessity and will remain working for it. Hamas was largely affected in the West Bank, Mishaal said in interview with Jordanian journal Al-Arab […]

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ei: Palestinian Return Centre vows to carry on despite Israeli attack

Matthew Cassel, The Electronic Intifada, 12 January 2011 PRC Director Majed al-Zeer at the organization’s office in London. (Matthew Cassel) The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), a London-based advocacy organization, has become the latest target of defamation and attempted sabotage in Israel’s ongoing campaign against groups and individuals active in promoting the issue of Palestine and […]

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“Death at Bil’in protests in the West Bank” My Recent Interview on NPR | Joseph Dana

    I was NPR’s Worldview on Monday talking about the situation in Bil’in, the popular struggle and efforts at co-existence. Have a listen on their website. Thirty-six-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah died after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli military at a protest on New Year’s Eve. The incident in the town of Bil’in […]

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Bardwil: No differences over resistance among factions

[ 12/01/2011 – 08:11 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas MP Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil has affirmed that Palestinian factions were in harmony with the government in Gaza over means of resisting Israeli occupation. He told the Quds Press on Tuesday that the factions maintain constant contacts with the government over field steps taken in this […]

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Russia urges Israel to halt construction in East Jerusalem

Moscow, Jan 11 : Russia today urged Israel to stop aggravating relations with Palestinian authorities and halt the construction at a recently demolished hotel in East Jerusalem.   The historic Shepherd Hotel located in the part of Jerusalem that the Palestinians claim as their future capital was pulled down on Sunday to begin the construction […]

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Airstrikes in Gaza Kill One; Settlers Close Intersection South of Nablus

12.01.11 – 09:48 Gaza City – PNN – Overnight Israeli airstrikes continued through Wednesday morning, targeting several areas of the Gaza Strip and killing one man near Khan Younis. Gaza City (PNN Archive). Muhammad Jameel al-Najar, 25, was killed by a missile strike from an F-16 fighter jet as he rode his motorcycle in southern […]

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Full: Israel’s public relations policy: never apologise, always confuse – The National

      Jesse Rosenfeld and Joseph Dana Last Updated: Jan 12, 2011   Never believe the Israeli army killed an unarmed civilian until it’s officially denied. This paraphrasing of Mark Twain’s “never believe anything until it has officially been denied,” should become a mantra for journalists operating in the Middle East. It is a […]

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Mizan: Israel imposing security buffer zone inside Gaza

[ 12/01/2011 – 09:16 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Mizan human rights center in Gaza said Tuesday that Israel is trying to forcefully impose a security buffer zone inside the Gaza Strip and target civilians. The rights group said it strongly condemned Israel’s continued restriction of access to Palestinians living on the Gaza border […]

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Army Demolishes Illegal Settlement Outpost Near Nablus – International Middle East Media Center

Wednesday January 12, 2011 11:35 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli military bulldozers demolished on Wednesday at dawn an illegal settlement outpost installed by fundamentalist settlers near Qasra village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Eyewitnesses reported dozens of army vehicles and two buses loaded with soldiers surrounded the outpost […]

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