Archive | February 2, 2011

IOA confiscates 600 dunums of Beit Ummar village land

[ 01/02/2011 – 04:49 PM ]   AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) informed Beit Ummar village council, in Al-Khalil, of its military order to confiscate 600 dunums of its land near to Gush Etzion settlement. Local sources said that officials of the so-called Israeli civil administration of the West Bank delivered the confiscation […]

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Bardawil warns of war on Gaza

[ 01/02/2011 – 09:08 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas leader Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil said that Israel might exploit the current world’s preoccupation with the social protests in a number of Arab countries to launch a new war on Gaza and regain control of the Philadelphia axis. Bardawil was quoted by Quds Press on Monday […]

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IOF troops detain 12 Palestinians, ask people on Egypt

[ 01/02/2011 – 10:56 AM ]   RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 12 Palestinians in the West Bank after forcing their families out of their homes in the cold winter weather in pre dawn raids on Tuesday. The Israeli radio said that the “wanted” Palestinians were detained in Qalqilia, Ramallah, and Bethlehem, […]

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Middle East at Strategic Crossroads, U.S. as Well

19:29 01/31/2011 The Egyptian popular tsunami has taken many by surprise. (Via Aljazeera) By Nicola Nasser – Bir Zeit, The West Bank  The Arab world is the beating heart of the overwhelmingly Muslim Middle East, and the Arab masses are angrily moving for a change in the status quo, practically dictated by the military, economic […]

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PA arrests 11 Hamas men across West Bank

[ 01/02/2011 – 04:36 PM ]   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Palestinian Authority security agencies arrested 11 Hamas supporters across the West Bank on Tuesday. A number of other political prisoners are continually being tortured in PA detention centers, sources reveal. Most of the new detainees had been previously held by the PA or the Israeli […]

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Human Rights Watch criticises PA ban on Ramallah protest in support of Egyptian demonstrators

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 13:00 Human Rights Watch said that dozens of Palestinian youths had gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Ramallah An international human rights organisation has criticised the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority Security Forces for dispersing a protest in support of demonstrations by the Egyptian people. Human Rights Watch said that dozens of […]

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Palestinian human rights activist jailed in Israel | Amnesty International

30 January 2011 Amnesty International has urged the Israeli authorities to end their harassment of Palestinian human rights activists after a well-known campaigner in Haifa was jailed for nine years and given an additional one-year suspended sentence earlier today. Ameer Makhoul, a longstanding Palestinian activist, was convicted on various counts of having contact with enemies […]

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Hamas Slams Arrest Of Legislator al-Natsha

Tuesday February 01, 2011 12:20 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, slammed the Israeli arrest of legislator Sheikh Mohammad al-Natsha, 53, of its Change and Reform Bloc. Legislator Mohammad Al Natsha – image felesteen.ps Hamas issued a press release stating that the illegal Israeli policy of kidnapping elected officials will […]

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Hamas MPs: Israel’s arrest of our employee will not hamper operations

[ 01/02/2011 – 04:52 PM ]   SALFIT, (PIC)– Hamas MPs in Salfit say the arrest of their office director was intended to harm the operation of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Israel arrested Tuesday Izzuddin Fattash, who directs the PLC office in the West Bank city of Salfit, after a destructive raid on his home. […]

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Gov’t building ties with Christian community in Gaza

[ 01/02/2011 – 04:27 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza religious affairs ministry said it is working to strenghten ties with the Christian community in the Strip. Minister Talib Abu Sha’ar met with George Hernandez, pastor of the Church of the Holy Family, while making rounds to the Latin Monestary Church in Gaza city […]

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PNN – Palestine News Network – Egyptian Army Returns to Sinai, Israeli Army Locks Down Border

01.02.11 – 11:35 Cairo – PNN – For the first time since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty of 1979, Egyptian army units moved into the Sinai Peninsula as part of an effort to secure the tourist resort of Sharm al-Sheikh. The deployment was agreed upon by Israel, which in turn moved Israeli army […]

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ei: After the Palestine Papers, can the PA survive?

onathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 1 February 2011 Will PA President Mahmoud Abbas go the way of deposed Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali? (Thaer Ganaim/MaanImages) With the 18-year-long Middle East peace process finally pronounced dead, is the Palestinian Authority finished too? That is the question being asked by Palestinians in the wake of […]

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Abusing Palestinian Children

February 1, 2011 By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz Israel is an equal opportunity abuser, treating women, old men, invalids, and children like young adults because they’re Palestinians, not Jews, so they’re fair game, vilified as national security threats or terrorists for wanting freedom, equality, justice and peace. Numerous previous articles discussed […]

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