Archive | March 14, 2011

Bil’in protest leader Abdullah Abu Rahma freed from Israeli jail

Published Mar 14, 2011 21:09 Palestinian activist Abdullah Abu Rahma, 39, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bilin, is seen after his release from Israel’s Ofer prison. [AFP/Abbas Momani] OFER MILITARY PRISON, RAMALLAH (AFP) – A Palestinian activist jailed for organizing weekly demonstrations against Israel’s separation wall was freed […]

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Settlers establish settlement post under night cover in Jabaa village

14/03/2011 – 07:25 PM AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Palestinian local sources in Jabaa village, north of Al-Khalil city, reported that a number of Jewish settlers sneaked into Attouf area at night and placed mobile homes on Palestinian lands. The sources added that the extremist settlers established their settlement outpost under cover of darkness as part of a […]

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Protesters: Megiddo must open doors to rights groups, doctors

14/03/2011 – 07:39 PM NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Palestinian Prisoner Committee has staged fresh protests near the Israeli Megiddo prison demanding that the prison opens its doors to rights groups and doctors. Demonstrators raised images of prisoners as Israeli authorities prohibited gathering directly in front of the prison. They closed off the area and classed it […]

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Massive marches tomorrow in support of national unity

[ 14/03/2011 – 07:53 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– The family committee of political detainees in the West Bank invited all Palestinian citizens from all spectra to actively participate in the massive marches calling for restoring national unity on Tuesday. In a press release on Monday, the committee also urged in particular the families of […]

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GAZA STRIP: Hundreds of young people take to streets for unity

March 14, 2011 |  1:04 pm | | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times Several hundred young Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza City on Monday, calling for reconciliation between Hamas, which is in control of the Gaza Strip and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, which controls the West Bank. The split […]

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#Mar15 | Live Twitter Updates Part 4

For more information about the Manifesto of the Youth of Palestine, their efforts to co-opt , related news, updates, videos and more go here #Mar15 Tweets | Page 1 #Mar15 Tweets | Page 2 #Mar15 Tweets | Page 3 #Mar15 Tweets | Page 4 #Mar15 Tweets | Page 5 #Mar15 Tweets | Page 6 #Mar15 […]

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Europe’s Israel romance is on the wane

Europeans are losing their illusions about Israel, our survey shows. Policy is out of step with the public Daud Abdullah | The Guardian, Monday 14 March 2011 In Europe, Israel has historically enjoyed a high level of support, not least because it was perceived as a progressive democracy in a sea of Arab backwardness. At […]

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#Mar15 Videos

  March 19, 2011 #Mar15 Protests | Video 5 | March 19, 2011 #Mar15 Protests | Video 7 | March 19, 2011 #Mar15 Protests | Video 9 | March 19, 2011 #Mar15 Protests | Video 12 | March 19, 2011 Video of Al Azhar assault by Hamas forces #Mar15 #Palestine #Gaza, #Palestine, #Mar15 #Mar15 Demo […]

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ei: Activism roundup: Palestinians shut down settler road

Report, The Electronic Intifada, 14 March 2011 Palestinian women near Ramallah protest the Israeli occupation on Women’s Day, 8 March. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills) As Israeli Apartheid Week events continue to take place across the globe, The Electronic Intifada brings you this roundup of recent activism news. Palestinian popular struggle leader Abdallah Abu Rahme was released from […]

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Court sentences Silwan father to 6 years in prison on suspicion of firing at settler car

Monday, 14 March, 2011 | 16:18 Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — The Israeli Central Court recently sentenced father of two Kayed Naim Fatafta to 6 years in prison on the charge of shooting at a settler car in Silwan. Kayed, 25, was arrested in late May 2010 and has been detained since in prisons in Jerusalem […]

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Gaza rights group asks govts to respect peaceful assembly

Published Mar 14, 2011  19:08 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Gaza-based Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reminded Palestinian governments Monday of the right to freedom of assembly under the Palestinian legal code, ahead of planned demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza. “Force must not be used against peaceful assemblies and participants apart from in […]

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Hundreds pour into for Gaza ‘unity’ rally

A 1000-strong crowd march to the Unknown Soldier square calling for an end to long-standing divisions between Hamas-led Gaza and Fatah’s PA-led West Bank AFP , Monday 14 Mar 2011   A Palestinian attends a rally calling for an end to Palestinian divisions, in Gaza City March 11, (Reuters). A crowd of at least 1,500 […]

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ei: Why Palestinians will protest on 15 March

Rawan Abu-Shahla, The Electronic Intifada, 14 March 2011 On 15 March Palestinians will demonstrate, calling for unity. (Luay Sababa/MaanImages) We are a group of Palestinian youths who have come together for the sole purpose of leaving behind our political identities and affiliations, and deciding to put our best interests above all else, united under our […]

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Laila El-Haddad, “Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between”

Published 14 Mar 2011, 9:44 am Listen to the entire program In the fall of 2004 Laila El-Haddad, living in Boston, was sent to Palestine on a reporting assignment. Her son Yousef, then only 9 months old, was still nursing and would make the trip with her. Haddad’s husband would remain in the United States. […]

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Violent Curfew Imposed on Awarta Village Following Attack in Itamar Settlement

Monday, 14 March 2011 16:04 Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) On Monday morning (14 March), Israeli soldiers ordered all male residents of the northern West Bank village of Awarta between the ages of 15-40 to report to the school yard. This was the first time that residents were permitted out of their homes following […]

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