Archive | June 2, 2011

Israel to evict 30,000 Palestinians

    PressTV –  Thu Jun 2, 2011 2:12PM A Palestinian man waves a Palestinian flag in the destroyed village of al-Arakib during a “Land Day” demonstration on March 30, 2011. Israel plans to expel 30,000 Palestinians from south of the occupied territories in the course of five years. The office of Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Israeli forces bulldoze crops in northern Gaza during harvest period

  Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:30| MEMO Gaza Strip, Israeli forces brought in machinery and bulldozed the crops. Israeli Occupation Forces have begun bulldozing agricultural crops in the north of the Gaza Strip just shortly before they were due to be harvested by farmers. Farmers and eyewitnesses told Quds Press that just as farmers were […]

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Suspicious object dismantled in Tubas

Maan | June 2, 2011 Published today 15:49 An image of the reported device. [MaanImages] TUBAS (Ma’an) — Explosives experts from the Palestinian police dismantled Wednesday night an object left by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tubas, the police public relations office said. Residents said the object was likely left by Israeli […]

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Israeli march breaks into violence on Jerusalem Day

Published today (updated) 02/06/2011 15:30 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — In the first Israeli “Jerusalem Day” rally to go through the heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem, marchers chanted “death to the Arabs” and lobbed vegetables at Palestinians. Wednesday’s march saw 40, 000 Israelis, mainly young men, wearing white and blue in the colors of the Israeli flag, […]

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Israel temporarily expels residents of Jordan Valley village

Maan News Agency | Jun 2, 2011 TUBAS (Ma’an) — About 200 Palestinians were forced to leave their village in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday, locals said, instructed by Israeli forces to vacate the northern West Bank area as a training mission was conducted. According to villagers, who said soldiers and civil administration officials instructed […]

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Jewish settlers assault Palestinian teacher

[ 02/06/2011 – 08:59 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers ganged up on a Palestinian teacher in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday and beat her up, eyewitnesses reported. They said that the settlers attacked and assaulted Nur Al-Husseini, who works as a teacher in a school for special needs. The witnesses said that […]

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Trial of West Bank protest organizer, Bassem Tamimi, to begin Sunday

02 June 2011 | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee  | International Solidarity Movement Tamimi, who has already been held in custody for over two months, will plead not guilty to the anti-free speech charges against him before a military court. What: The opening of Bassem Tamimi’s trial Where: Ofer Military Court * * Entry to the […]

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Israeli gunboat chases Palestinian fishing boat

[ 02/06/2011 – 09:01 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– An Israeli gunboat attacked a Palestinian fishing boat off the Rafah coast, south of the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday evening, local sources said. They added that the Palestinian fishing boat capsized and that a 20-year-old fisherman on board had almost drowned as a result. The sources said […]

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Roof destroyed on farm property near Etzion settlement

  02 June 2011 | International Solidarity Movement                       On the morning of Wednesday May 18th, Mohammed, arrived at his farm to find the roof of his farm buildings had been removed and the materials taken away from the property during the night. The farm […]

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Settlers throw stones at Palestinian cars at Nablus intersection

[ 02/06/2011 – 09:02 AM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Jewish settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars passing along the Nablus – Ramallah road at dawn Thursday, local sources reported. Ghassan Daghles, in charge of settlement activity north of the West Bank, said that groups of settlers set a number of ambushes along the road from Nablus […]

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Palestinian Reconciliation: Conditions Required for Success

PNN – Palestine News Network – 02.06.11 – 12:04 By Nassar Ibrahim – The signing of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement is just the beginning of the internal reconciliation process on the national, political, strategic and tactical levels. Nassar Ibrahim writes that for reconciliation to be successful, two crucial conditions must be met. Fatah and Hamas […]

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A UN Secretary General vs Freedom Flotilla 2 – by Prof. Em. Richard Falk

Humanitarian ships to sail to Gaza again, despite current UN disapproval and a previous attempt that turned deadly. Richard Falk | 02 Jun 2011 08:05 | Opinion | Al Jazeera English Freedom Flotilla 1 ships were intercepted by the Israeli navy, thereby denying Gaza of much-needed humanitarian aid following Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 […]

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Challenging Israel’s stacked discourse on the right of return

IMEU | Eitan Bronstein, Mondoweiss, Jun 2, 2011 On this last Nakba Day (May 15, 2011), we witnessed the spectacular return of Palestinian refugees in real life. Thousands upon thousands of uprooted Palestinians gathered in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, near the borders of the Jewish state and challenged the boundaries of its civic and national […]

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Shooting Death of 15-Year Old Palestinian Boy Goes Unsolved

PNN – Palestine News Network  | 02.06.11 – 10:33 Ramallah-PNN-Victoria Delacroix- Aysar Zaraka’s case has been closed. Zaraka who was 15 years old when he was killed, was allegedly shot by an Israeli, near the town of Ramallah. However, due to lack of leads and evidence, say police, the trail has gone cold and the […]

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