Archive | April 29, 2011

Awarta – including must see – video

Mazin Qumsiyeh, 29 April 2011 We finally toured the devastated village of Awarta Wednesday and were stunned at what we saw and heard.  On the way, we stopped by a tiny village called Izbet Al-tabib, a village of 350 people was served with a new order by the Israeli military to take over a significant […]

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Three Injured (1 child), Three Arrested as Troops Attack West Bank Anti-Wall Protests

PNN – Palestine News Network | 29.04.11 – 16:28 Ramallah – PNN – Two children and a youth were injured, three Israeli activists arrested on Friday as  Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti-wall protests taking place in Bil’in, Nil’in, al-Nabi Salleh, central West Bank, as well as al-Ma’ssara village in the south. This week protesters […]

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In Light Of Palestinian Unity Deal, U.S. Threatens To Cut Aid To P.A.

PNN – Palestine News Network | 29.04.11 – 16:38 By Saed Bannoura – The United States issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing the provisional unity deal signed between the rival Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas movement. The U.S. said that such a deal could lead Washington to cut U.S.. aid to […]

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM DOWN UNDER WORTH PEEKING AT

Palestine, peace, Wikileaks and Gitmo crimes Prepared by Antony Loewenstein The last month has seen a continuation of the Arab revolutions. NATO-backed Libyan rebels continue to struggle against once Western foe then friend Gaddafi forces. A majority of post-Mubarak Egyptians profoundly mistrust American intentions in their country. Hamas and Fatah reconciliation may be on the […]

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OXFAM Aid agency welcomes Palestinian reconciliation

April 29, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — International aid agency Oxfam called on the international community Friday to support Palestinian reconciliation, and “avoid adopting policies that would set unity efforts back.” The agency’s International Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs, said in a statement that “ordinary people [are] paying the highest price for the divide between Fatah and […]

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Love 4 Palestine | What does it mean to be Palestinian in our time?

April 27, 2011 by Yasir M. Tineh What does it mean to be Palestinian in our time? A question with many differing answers some pleasant and some monstrous. The essence of being a Palestinian is embodied in the spirit of struggle you come to learn and understand from your first step into life and your last one […]

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Report: 2010 Increase in Palestinian Workers in Settlements

PNN – Palestine News Network | 28.04.11 By Dolev Rahat/ Alternative Information Center – Despite efforts of the Palestinian Authority, the percentage of Palestinian workers employed in settlements is increasing. While these workers suffer from conditions of exploitation, the high level of unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the higher salary in the settlements […]

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BDS breaking new barriers

Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | April 29, 2011 As the upcoming flotilla to break the Gaza siege gathers steam, it is good time to note some of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions activities around the world that give it momentum, says Eric Walberg From 7-20 March, more than 75 university groups on six continents held […]

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Israeli tank fire injures several in Gaza

Zwaya | Apr 28, 2011 GAZA CITY, Apr 28, 2011 (AFP) – Israeli tank fire wounded several people in the central Gaza Strip Thursday, Israeli and Palestinian sources said. The Israeli army fired at least three rounds at an area east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp, wounding several Palestinians, witnesses said. An Israeli military spokesman […]

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PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli forces wound 8 people; abduct 17, including 9 children, this week

Friday April 29, 2011 09:22 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 21 – 27 April 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that 7 Palestinians and one Spanish peace activist were wounded by Israeli forces this […]

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West after user-friendly Palestinian government

PressTV Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:49AM Interview with Peter Eyre, Middle East consultant, London Hamas and Fatah have reached a historic agreement on forming an interim government ahead of public elections in Palestine. Press TV talks with Peter Eyre, a Middle East consultant in London, on the significance of the latest development and the West’s […]

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Israeli artillery fire injures 4 in central Gaza

April 29, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces fired on an area east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza Thursday evening, injuring four, including a woman and two children, local sources said. Three artillery shells were fired into farm lands east of the refugee camp, eyewitnesses told Ma’an. The injured were taken to Al-Aqsa […]

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Palestinian …………… I was born

Revealing Gaza: In The Eyes Of The Beholder poem by Omar Ghraieb A poem I wrote and then was surprised to see it being shared on so many websites :) enjoy : Palestinian I was born, a stone was found carved in my hand because we were born to resist even if it meant to […]

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Gazans suffering from frequent power cuts – video

Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:55PM Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza Blackouts of up to twelve hours have once again become part of life in Gaza since Tuesday night, as Israel doesn’t allow power lines to be repaired. Residents have access to electricity for only six hours before a twelve-hour power outage. This has disrupted life […]

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Gaza civilians wounded in Israeli attack

At least four Palestinians, including two children, are injured in an Israeli tank fire on central Gaza. 29 Apr 2011 01:42 | Al Jazeera English Israeli military said the target was fighters “identified as planting an explosive near a border security fence” [Reuters] At least four people, including children, have been injured in an Israeli tank fire in […]

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