Archive | June 24, 2011

Settlers intensify their tours of West Bank mountains

[ 24/06/2011 – 02:17 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Acquainted sources said that Zionist usurpers have lately intensified exploratory tours to the mountains of the West Bank. A number of farmers from different areas in the West Bank said that groups of settlers, ranging in number between ten and forty settlers were seen on group tours […]

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Seven Injured by Troops Gunfire as Bil’in Celebrate the Removal of the Old Wall

  PNN – Palestine News Network – 24.06.11 – 15:50 Ghassan Bannoura/PNN Exclusive – Seven people were injured on Friday as Bil’in villagers in central West Bank celebrated the removal of the old Israeli wall built on their lands. The six locals and one French activist sustained moderate wounds as they were  hit in the arms […]

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Colorful day in Nabi Saleh

Published today (updated) 24/06/2011 17:31< [MaanImages/HO/Diana Al-Zeer] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The children of An-Nabi Saleh set off with kites and painted faces to the village’s hill shortly after noon on Friday. An hour later, they were sheltering in a village house, while five Israeli military jeeps surrounded the location and fired tear gas towards them, […]

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Flotilla organizers say Israel pressuring Greek government

Published today 14:04 [MaanImages/Hatem Omar] By Mya Guarnieri ATHENS, Greece (Ma’an) — Organizers of the US Boat to Gaza say that the Greek government has come under intense pressure from Israel. The Israeli government is allegedly using trade agreements with the Greeks as leverage. Spokesman of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gregory Delavekouras confirmed […]

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Medicines for Gaza stuck at Israeli crossing

HUMANRIGHTS STOP WHERE GAZA BORDER STARTS…. Published today (updated) 24/06/2011 13:55 Palestinian pharmacist during their work in Rafah Refugee Camp in the southern Gaza Strip April 25, 2006. [MaanImages/Hatem Omar] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Gaza’s medicine shortage has reached “alarming proportions,” international aid group Oxfam said Friday, quoting medical officials saying that drugs were held up […]

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Israel’s contempt for Law of the Seas

  …and EU’s contempt for safety of its citizens who bring humanitarian relief to Gaza’s women and children By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz | June 24, 2011 In 2008 two humanitarian vessels got through to Gaza. In an article entitled “Keeping the sea-lane to Gaza open“, I wrote: The success of the […]

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Witnesses: Israeli fire torches Nabi Saleh olive trees

  Published today 15:21   RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli troops fired tear gas in An-Nabi Saleh village on Thursday, setting fire to olive trees, witnesses said. Locals told Ma’an that troops entered the village and fired on houses, breaking into some of the homes and deploying on their rooftops. Teargas canisters set the trees alight, […]

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Egyptian business man and two Zionists served life sentences for spying

[ 24/06/2011 – 12:05 PM ] Tariq Abdel-Razzaq Hussain CAIRO, (PIC)– The Egyptian State Security Supreme Court in Cairo sentenced an Egyptian businessman and two Zionists to life imprisonment for spying for Israel. The indictment states that Israel established a company in China for Egyptian businessman, Tariq Abdel-Razzaq Hussain (37 years) as a cover for […]

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New Rafah travel mechanisms from next week

Published 24/06/2011 Palestinians wait to pass into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on March 1, 2010. [MaanImages/Hatem Omar] GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — New travel mechanisms will be implemented at the Rafah crossing at the start of the week, Gaza Cabinet head Mohammad A’zqul said Thursday. The Ministerial Council secretary […]

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Greek Ship to Gaza Press Release Athens, 23/6/2011 (1)

PRESS RELEASE   “Sailing to Gaza” Athens, 23/6/2011 “Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human” Press Conference on Monday, June 27, 12pm at ESIEA Hall (20 Akadimias Str. Athens) The international “Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human” is ready to sail within the next few days to Gaza. The Greek “Ship to Gaza” initiative, one of the […]

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Israel threatens Palestinian inmates

  PressTV – Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:11PM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he intends to make conditions tougher for Palestinian prisoners. “I have decided to change Israel’s treatment of terrorists sitting in prison,” Netanyahu said in a speech at an international conference on Thursday. “We will […]

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Apple under fire for pulling Intifada app

By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem | The Independent| Friday, 24 June 2011 US computer giant Apple has culled a Palestinian application (app) from its iPhone offerings at the request of Israel, which said it incited people to violence against the Jewish State. The Arabic-language app ThirdIntifada, released by Apple just days ago, provides users with […]

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Israel’s Siege of Gaza and Attacks on the Humanitarian Aid Flotilla – Legal Background

IMEU, Jun 23, 2011  Some of the participants of the humanitarian flotilla. (Maan Images) Israel exercises “effective control” over Gaza and as such remains an occupying power. Under international law Israel’s blockade of Gaza is illegal. Its attack on the humanitarian aid flotilla – meant to enforce an illegal blockade – is illegal as well. […]

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Detained Legislator Receives Extended Administrative Detention Order

Friday June 24, 2011 07:08 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies An Israeli military court decided Thursday to renew, for six more months, the administrative detention order against elected legislator, Mohammad At-Til, from Al Thaheriyya town, south of the southern West bank city of Hebron. Mohammad At-Til The Hamas’ Change and Reform Parliamentary Bloc, […]

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Armed with Love and Missive from Dr. King: Setting Sail for Gaza

Medea Benjamin: All this bullying only strengthens our resolve. (CNN) By Medea Benjamin | Palestine Chronicle | June 23, 2011 ‘I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him,’ said Dr. Martin Luther King as he accepted […]

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