Archive | April, 2011

Apartheid & Violence in Silwan – Jerusalem – in pictures

SPECIAL TOPIC Israeli forces storm Al-Bustan protest tent | June 3   Signs of disappointment after the failure of the abduction of children “Mustareb” ( undercover police) hides his gun  undercover police  holds a stone in his hand to attract palestinian children to  participate in throwing stones then arresting them    Mohammed Aqil, who suffered from shrapnel bomb sound in his  head […]

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Heavy Clashes reported in Silwan – video & pictures

Heavy clashes were reported in Silwan this afternoon after Israeli forces closed the entrances to the village and reinforced its presence in various points there especially near settlement areas. Confrontations took place after Friday prayers. Israeli forces heavily fired teargas, sound grenades, and rubber bullets and detained various youths. Dozens were suffocated from teargas in […]

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Israel Prevents Return of Gazan to Gaza, Shabak Punishing a Collaborator Who Said ‘No?’

April 28, 2011 | Richard Silverstein |  Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place Haaretz reports on the strange case of a mystery Gazan who the Shabak has prohibited from returning to his home there.  The man has a permit to visit Israel and normally travels back and forth from Gaza to Israel. […]

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Palestinian Unity: One Word

The wind of the Arab Spring is blowing in Palestine too. (Aljazeera) By Uri Avnery – Israel In one word: Bravo! The news about the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas is good for peace. If the final difficulties are ironed out and a full agreement is signed by the two leaders, it will be […]

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Hamas and Fatah: Dawn of New Reality for Palestine

Unity at last between Hamas and Fatah. (Aljazeera.net) By Iqbal Jassat – Pretoria Unity at last between Hamas and Fatah! Shocking says Israel. Unacceptable declares America. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both,” Israel’s rightwing leader Netanyahu said in a rather […]

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IOF troops use rubber-coated bullets and water cannons to disperse demonstrators

[ 29/04/2011 – 08:06 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– IOF troops used rubber-coated bullets, teargas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators participating in weekly anti-wall demonstrations on Friday in various West Bank villages. The confrontations with the occupation troops resulted in the injury of one Palestinian child and dozens of participants suffering breathing difficulties as a […]

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Clear Channel Pulls Pro-Palestine Billboards in Seattle

by Andrew Belonsky Friday, April 29, 2011 |deathandtaxesmag.com Move over license plates, because billboards are rapidly becoming the next political battleground. First some racially-charged pro-life adverts caused a fury, and now a pro-Palestine campaign has been yanked from Seattle streets, again testing the limits of free speech. Clear Channel Communications’ outdoor-advertising division this week removed […]

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Itamar Murder Suspect’s Facebook Page, Rotter’s Cozy Relationship With Shin Bet

Richard Silverstein « Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place Awad Facebook screenshot Shabak’s perp shot of Awad after his arrest In this day and age it seems like every teenager has their own Facebook page.  It appears suspected murderers too are members of the club.  One of the two suspects in the […]

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Report: Netanyahu, US plan anti-unity ‘diplomatic campaign’

April 29, 2011 TEL AVIV (Ma’an) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed a visiting delegation of US lawmakers Thursday to join him in measures against the Palestinian unity deal, according to Israeli media reports. The meeting saw a decision to push a diplomatic campaign, focusing on the European Union, to undermine international recognition of […]

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Israel rejects Gaza war compensation

Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:56AM An Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip in January 2009 Israel has refused to hear a petition by Palestinians that demanded compensation for damages inflicted to them during Israel’s offensive against the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, representing more than 1,000 residents of the Gaza Strip, said […]

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What might flow from unity deal

Jews for Justice For Palestinians | Apr 29, 2011 How Hamas-Fatah unity could break Middle East deadlock Daniel Levy If Palestinian reconciliation holds, it may release all the players, the US and Israel included, from the ossified roles of the process Daniel Levy guardian.co.uk, Thu 28 Apr 2011 19.30 BST For the better part of […]

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Negev prison detainees show support for unity

April 29, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian political party representatives imprisoned in an Israeli jail met Thursday to discuss the reconciliation agreement agreed in Cairo by rival factions Wednesday. Elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council in the Negev prison gathered to discuss the deal, and sent their regards to Palestinian leaders, the Palestinian nation, […]

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IOA says no negotiation with PA unity government

[ 29/04/2011 – 11:03 AM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation government has decided Thursday not to negotiate with any Palestinian unity government after Hamas and Fatah Movements inked the Palestinian reconciliation paper in Cairo a couple of days ago. According to the Hebrew Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the mini ministerial council chaired by Israeli Prime […]

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Israeli forces shut down anti-wall protests, fire at ambulance and child

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Friday violently shut down protests against the separation wall in villages across the West Bank. In Bil’in, in the central West Bank, 10-year-old Mohammed Iyad Burnat was injured when a tear-gas canister hit his leg. In 2009, a protester was killed at a weekly anti-wall protest in the village […]

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4 Palestinian detainees injured as Israeli forces raid prison

April 29, 2011 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Four Palestinian detainees were injured Friday as Israeli forces raided Eshel prison, a prisoners’ society said. Clashes broke out when Israeli forces attacked detainee Imad Al-Mardawn, the society said, adding that forces threatened to use Taser guns. Detainees said they would go on hunger strike Saturday in protest over […]

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