Archive | March 17, 2011

Standoff at UNRWA building in Gaza

March 17, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Security forces dispersed a demonstration organized by Palestinian youth who are calling for ending division, in front of the UNRWA building in Gaza on Thursday. Sixteen young activists were fleeing Hamas when they took shelter inside the building. Nuha Wajeeh, one of the protestors, told Ma’an that “we […]

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NGO: Settlers uproot Hebron olive trees

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Observers with the Christian Peacemaker Teams reported Wednesday morning that settlers had destroyed six olive trees in the village of At-Tuwani in the south Hebron hills. “Settlers did this … they did this because of the settlers who were murdered near Nablus,” a statement from the group quoted village resident Fadil Ahmed […]

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Masked settlers attack Palestinians

March 17, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Masked settlers attacked two Palestinian construction workers and an Israeli security guard at a West Bank settlement on Thursday, lightly wounding them, settler officials and police said. The settlers attacked workers with knives, pipes and pepper spray, leaving one man hospitalized with moderate injuries. Sami Snobar, 33, was injured […]

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ei: Palestinian Bedouins in al-Araqib: “We won’t leave”

Charlotte Silver, The Electronic Intifada, 17 March 2011 Sheikh Siyakh al-Turi in al-Araqib village (Elo B) Reclining under a recently constructed tent in the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, Sheikh Siyakh al-Turi gestured toward the bare terrain surrounding his home. “This is a great example to the world of what Israel is doing to its citizens,” […]

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ei: Bad romance: Poland and Israel’s “love story”

Ewa Jasiewicz, The Electronic Intifada, 17 March 2011 A Palestinian kuffiyeh scarf hanging from Warsaw’s iconic palm tree sculpture on Warsaw’s Jerusalem Avenue. (Kampania Palestyna) “There is no more reliable and loyal adherent of your stance and aspiration for a better and a fairer world order in the European Union than Poland.” – Polish Prime […]

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Families demand Abbas to prove his good faith and free their relatives

17/03/2011 – 10:59 AM   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Some families of political detainees in the West Bank said that de facto president Mahmoud Abbas should prove that his intention to end the inter-Palestinian division is sincere through releasing their relatives from his jails. A spokesman for the families said that the news of arresting four […]

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Nablus: Protests for unity continue

March 17, 2011 NABLUS (Ma’an) — A group of young Palestinians woke up in Martyrs Square for the third day in a row on Thursday, greeting dawn in the northern West Bank city of Nablus with a continued call for their leaders to end political division. Numbers of young people staying overnight in the street […]

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In Gaza, Anticipation over Abbas’ Proposed Visit

17.03.11 – 13:01 Gaza City – PNN – One day after Abbas remarked that he would “go to Gaza tomorrow” to ensure reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas and national unity in the face of the Israeli occupation, Gazans in the Hamas-ruled territory said they were eager to find out what the Palestinian President had to […]

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Youths call for mega march towards Occupied Jerusalem

17/03/2011 – 11:36 AM OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Palestinian young men have launched Facebook pages calling for a million-man march heading from Bethlehem and Ramallah towards occupied Jerusalem. The march will coincide with Earth Day at the end of March. They called on Muslim and Christian Palestinians to break Israeli restrictions and pray in the Aqsa […]

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F16s drop leaflets on northern Gaza

March 17, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israel’s airforce dropped thousands of leaflets on northern Gaza Thursday morning, warning residents to stay away from the border area. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment on the issue, but officials maintain that the border area off limits, describing it as a zone used by militants to […]

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Independents pave way for Abbas in Gaza

March 17, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A group of independent Palestinian political figures announced Thursday that preparations were going forward to receive President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza for what could be the turning point in Palestinian unity efforts. Coalition leader Yasser Al-Wadieh said urgent consultations had been made to prepare the ground for Abbas’ […]

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Palestinians lose land amid West Bank settler attacks

17/03/2011 – 09:57 AM WEST BANK, (PIC)– Dozens of trees were rooted and clashes erupted as settlers have boosted attacks on Palestinians across the West Bank. Dozens of Jewish settlers infiltrated the Litwana area east of Yatta town and uprooted dozens of trees owned by Rib’i family, anti-settlement activists informed the Palestinian information center (PIC). […]

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Two Palestinians Injured in Shiloh Settler Attacks, Settlers Hold Wedding in Nablus Holy Site

17.03.11 – 11:36 | PNN – Palestine News Network Ramallah – PNN – Two Palestinian workers were injured in separate settler attacks in the settlement of Shiloh, halfway between Ramallah and Nablus in the central West Bank. An Israeli settlement in the West Bank (AP Photo). The attack occurred as 34-year-old Sami Sanbour and another […]

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Calls to reveal fate of four Palestinians detained in Egypt

17/03/2011 – 09:41 AM   GAZA, (PIC)– The family coalition of  Palestinians detained in Egyptian prisons has called on the ruling supreme council of the armed forces in Egypt to reveal the fate of four Palestinians detained three years back by the dissolved state security. Meanwhile, the Egyptian authorities released two days ago four Palestinians […]

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IOF bar children of Daher Al-Maleh village from going to their schools

17/03/2011 – 09:21 AM   JENIN, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) forced yesterday and today Palestinian children and school students in Daher Al-Maleh village, west of Jenin city, to undergo strict search procedures before allowing them to pass through the iron gate, which is considered the only entrance to their village. Villagers told the […]

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