Archive | June 9, 2011

Waed urges human rights groups to visit Israeli jails

[ 09/06/2011 – 11:26 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Waed society catering for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has called on human rights groups to visit those jails especially the Ramle prison hospital to see for themselves the medical neglect and the conditions of those who are permanently held there. Waed said in a statement […]

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Palestinian women stripped naked during provocative prison search

[ 09/06/2011 – 11:17 AM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– Four Palestinian women detained at the Israeli HaSharon prison were stripped naked during a humiliating and provocative cell search, those women told the Ahrar prisoner studies center. The names of the women held for alleged security reasons were left undisclosed. The search was conducted by ten […]

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Twitter Censor-Caged Occupied Palestine

On May 20, 2011 On this day we posted on this weblog the blogpost:  Twitter Death for Occupied Palestine. Twitter suspended the account of occupiedpalestine. Also twitter unsuspended it again a few days later with the message that we had been tweeting “unrelated tweets” into a “trending topic”. This trending topic was the #MESpeech and […]

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Press Release – The Challenges of Delivering Assistance & Monthly Costs of $375.000 to get aid into Palestine – Report

  AIDA – Press release & Report New report says Israeli restrictions increase costs, prevent aid from getting to those who need it most Every month, aid and development agencies in the OPT are spending $375,000 just to work around restrictions on movement and access. While the restrictions add up to an annual cost of […]

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Israel and Palestine: Here comes your non-violent resistance

May 17th 2011, 2:09 by M.S.|  | The Economist FOR many years now, we’ve heard American commentators bemoan the violence of the Palestinian national movement. If only Palestinians had learned the lessons of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, we hear, they’d have had their state long ago. Surely no Israeli government would have violently suppressed […]

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IOF arrests 8 citizens in West Bank, Golan

[ 09/06/2011 – 11:19 AM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested eight citizens in various West Bank areas and in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights at dawn Thursday. Local sources said large numbers of IOF troops stormed the village of Taku south of Bethlehem and arrested a 55-year-old father and his three […]

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Palestinian Forum in Britain announces ready for Palestine Day early July

[ 09/06/2011 – 12:11 PM ] LONDON, (PIC)– The Palestinian Forum in Britain has announced completion of logistical and administrative arrangements ahead of Palestine Day scheduled for July 2 and 3 in the capital London and the second largest city Manchester. The major annual gathering comes to mark Nakba and Naksa Days, in memory of […]

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Israeli forces build sand barrier at Gaza border town

[ 09/06/2011 – 12:04 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) mounting army tanks escorted three military bulldozers while building a huge sand barrier at the entrance to Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis to the south of the Gaza Strip, on Thursday. Safa news agency said that the IOF troops fired smoke bombs […]

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Israel Raids West Bank Towns Overnight | Abducts Men & Children

  Thursday June 09, 2011 17:14 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies Maan news agency is reporting that five Palestinian men, including minors, were abducted over night during raids on West Bank towns and villages by the Israeli military. Israeli soldiers raided the towns of Tammun, Tuqu and Azzun overnight and detained five, damaged […]

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Gaza lurches towards health disaster

Thursday, 09 June 2011 17:00| MEMO Hundreds of Palestinians, including children are currently under high risk due to lack of essential medicines and medical facilities. The Ministry of Health in Gaza has highlighted the dire medical situation in the territory, announcing that hundreds of Palestinians, including children are currently under high risk due to lack […]

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“Lawfare” is the latest form of Israeli-AIPAC attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

By Ann Wright | Op-Ed News Israel is hard at work to stop international citizen activists groups from 22 countries that form the Gaza Freedom Flotilla from sailing in less than three weeks to bring international attention to Israel’s brutal siege on Gaza. As a part of Israeli government propaganda, the civil society to civil […]

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IOA moves detained MP & lecturer to Megiddo jail

[ 09/06/2011 – 12:08 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) moved detained Hamas MP Ahmed Al-Haj and Najah University lecture Mustafa Al-Shinar from Hawara detention center to Megiddo jail on Thursday. Ahmed Al-Tobasi, a lawyer with the Tadamun foundation for human rights, recalled that Haj and Shinar were taken from their homes […]

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Families of West Bank political prisoners stage Al-Khalil sit-in

[ 09/06/2011 – 11:49 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The committee of political prisoner families in the West Bank has called on the local and worldwide media to cover a sit-in the group has scheduled for noon Thursday at the Ibn Rushd Square in Al-Khalil. The committee said in a press statement on Monday that the […]

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Francis A. Boyle: Could Obama veto Palestine’s application to the United Nations?

  9 June 2011  –  — Israeli Occupation Archive By Francis A. Boyle, Information Clearing House – 8 June 2011 On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure […]

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Prison leader released after 4.5 years

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The detainees center in Gaza City reported Thursday the release from Israeli custody of 45 year-old Ayed Dudin from Durra village in Hebron following the end of a four-and-a-half-year prison term. Dudin has spent a total of 14 years in Israeli prison. He spent at least two years jailed without charge […]

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