Archive | July 2, 2011

Audacity of Hope to PNN: The Greek Navy is Holding Our Ship Near Athens

  PNN | 02.07.11 – 12:59 Ghassan Bannoura – PNN Exclusive – Jane Hirschmann, one of the American boat Audacity of Hope organizers, taking part on Freedom Flotilla Two to Gaza told PNN on Saturday that the Greek Navy have arrested the Captain of the ship and are holding the boat in a naval base […]

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IOA decides to demolish Mohammed Al-Fateh Mosque

[ 01/07/2011 – 08:39 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– David Harari, the vice-mayor of the Zionist administration of Jerusalem municipality, has issued an order to stop all renovations made to the Mohammed Al-Fateh mosque and to demolish it altogether alleging the construction was illegal. The Mosque stands only a short distance from the Aqsa Mosque […]

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Freedom Flotilla Alliance accuses the IOA of deliberately destroying ships

[ 01/07/2011 – 07:56 PM ] BRUSSELS, (PIC)– The Freedom Flotilla Alliance has accused the Israeli occupation authorities of standing behind damaging two of their ships planning to break the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip, asserting that the method of damaging the two ships was one. The alliance issued a statement in this regard […]

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IOF troops quell the Maasara demonstration, arrest a child in al-Khalil

[ 01/07/2011 – 09:48 PM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– A number of Palestinians suffered breathing difficulties on Friday as a result of heavy use of teargas by the IOF in the process of quelling the weekly anti-wall demonstration at the village of Maasara near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank. Spokesman for the popular committee […]

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The ‘No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza’ Canard

From Massacre Myopia to Blockade Blindness by Nima Shirazi | July 2, 2011 | Foreign Policy Journal On June 27, former IDF prison guard Jeffrey Goldberg approvingly quoted an excerpt from a recent anti-Gaza Flotilla opinion piece by Irish columnist Kevin Myers. Myers’ snide commentary is full of historical revisionism, factual errors, total fabrications, racist anti-Arab and […]

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Hamas slams Greece for barring Gaza aid ship

Published today (updated) 02/07/2011 10:01 Policemen contain French and US Gaza flotilla activists demonstrating in Athens outside the US embassy in Greece to protest against the blockage by international authorities of their boats. The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Friday denounced Greece after its coastguard intercepted a US vessel which tried to sail to Gaza […]

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Ali Abunimah /@avinunu Responds To Israeli Claims That Gaza Flotilla Is A “Provocation” – video

IMEU | Democracy Now!, Jul 2, 2011 As the 400 international activists wait to set sail from Greece to Gaza on the Freedom Flotilla, Israeli media has been full of reports speculating about the activists’ character and motivations for participating in the humanitarian aid mission. “Israel is trying to present the flotilla as a military […]

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Who’s behind the attacks on flotilla ships? Perhaps it was Israel’s very own underwater sabotage unit

by Max Blumenthal on June 30, 2011 | Mondoweiss Shayetet 13, the Israeli naval commando unit, contains an underwater sabotage division Two boats among the fleet of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla have been sabotaged. Passengers scheduled to sail on the second boat, the Saoirse, which hails from Ireland, discovered that the propelled had been cut and […]

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PCHR Weekly Report: 35 civilians abducted in 31 Israeli incursions this week

Friday July 01, 2011 07:18 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 23– 29 June 2011, Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank, wounding a civilian. Israeli forces abducted two human rights […]

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Israel Plans To Double Settlement Area In Jordan Valley

Friday July 01, 2011 11:39 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies Israel has announced a plan to double the size of its settlements in the strategic Jordan Valley area in the West Bank. The move was announced in Haaretz daily financial paper The Marker. The plan foresee’s a doubling in agriculture areas given to […]

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Israel lost flotilla war

Gaza TV News | July 2, 2011 When the first reports surfaced about yet another international flotilla heading to Gaza, it was difficult to understand its aims. After all, the opening of the Rafah Crossing put an end to the halcyon days of Israel’s blockade on Gaza, and we are now hearing about an improvement […]

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Rush hour at Bethlehem Checkpoint – Essay in Pictures

by Porter Speakman, Jr.| +972 Magazine | July 1, 2011 Palestinian day workers lining at the Bethlehem Checkpoint, June 30 2011 (photo: Porter Speakman, Jr.) Bethlehem, West Bank – Thursday, June 30, 2011. I set my alarm for 4:45 AM and headed out of Jerusalem to take some video at the Bethlehem checkpoint for an […]

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Bullying the world … ~ Cartoon by Doc Jazz

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Qalqilia: Six Civilians Injured While Settlers Set Fire to Olive Groves

PNN – Palestine News Network –  01.07.11 – 15:52 Qalqilia – PNN – Six Palestinian civilians were injured when Israeli soldiers attacked a peaceful protest that demanded the opening of the north entrance of Qaqila in the northern West Bank. At a seperate incident, settlers set fire to an olive grove near the city. The […]

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Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Attack Farmers Reclaiming Land Near Hebron

PNN – Palestine News Network –  01.07.11 – 16:12 Hebron – PNN – On Friday midday a group of Israeli settlers, along with soldiers, attacked Palestinian farmers of Yatta in southern West Ban, all of whom were trying to reclaim their land that settlers took over earlier this year. As part of the local committee […]

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