Archive | August 3, 2011

Veolia loses another contract | We Divest

  Another lost contract. This time in Ealing Council, London. Here’s the release from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Veolia continues to pay a high price for aiding Israel’s occupation, as it loses yet another contract Wednesday 3rd August 2011 | WeDivest.org In another victory for Palestinian rights, Ealing Council, in London , has failed to […]

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Gazan Thalassemic Children Plead For Life

By Saleh Jadallah | Bernama | Aug 3, 2011 GAZA STRIP, Aug 3 (Bernama) — Palestinian children infected with Thalassemia have called on the international community and human rights organisations to exert pressure on Israel to end its blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007. The Gaza-based ministry of health reported that 75 children are facing […]

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Miles of Smiles 5 to land in Strip marking Eid al-Fitr, announcing protest at high sea

[ 03/08/2011 – 12:13 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– A humanitarian aid convoy, dubbed Miles of Smiles 5, is set to land in the Gaza Strip on Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. In addition, organizers say participants are preparing a ‘’sea demonstration’’ in international waters protesting […]

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Six Palestinians wounded in IOF incursion

[ 03/08/2011 – 01:31 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided the village of Beit Ummar, north of Al-Khalil, wounding six citizens in the process including five of one family and arresting a youth. The anti-settlement committee in the village said that the IOF soldiers broke into several homes during the raid and […]

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Knesset approves new restrictions on Palestinian prisoners

[ 03/08/2011 – 01:04 PM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli Knesset has approved in its first reading a law empowering all prison administrations with the right to prevent Palestinian prisoners from meeting with their lawyers for three days. Right group sources say the move comes to pressure prisoner bodies into meeting the demands of the […]

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Israeli minister calls for launching large-scale war on Gaza

03/08/2011 – 12:46 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli minister of public security Yitzhak Aharonvic has called for a large-scale war on the Gaza Strip in response to the continued firing of rockets from the Strip on Israeli targets. Aharonvic was speaking during a visit on Tuesday to Beersheba one day after a settler was wounded […]

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Gaza: Funds raised to aid famine-stricken Somalians

[ 03/08/2011 – 12:38 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Arab Medical Union in Gaza has been campaigning to raise funds to aid famine-stricken Somalians as the country sees the worst drought in sixty years. ‘’The campaign is aimed at showing the physical cohesion between the besieged Gaza and Somalia, and that the Palestinians have the […]

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Egyptian authorities blast tunnel on borders with Gaza

[ 03/08/2011 – 12:18 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Egyptian authorities blasted a tunnel on the borders with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that was used to smuggle food and other goods into the besieged Strip. Palestinian sources and locals in the Rafah border town said that they heard the explosion to the west of the […]

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Palestinian Citizens of Israel Convicted More Often than Jewish Citizens

PNN – Palestine News Network – 03.08.11 – 11:41 Tel Aviv – PNN – A recent study has revealed that Palestinian citizens of Israel are far more likely to receive custodial sentences than Jewish citizens of Israel. Israeli daily Haaretz reported this week that a study commissioned by Israel’s Courts administration and Israel Bar Association […]

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Prisoners Denied Increased Provisions For Ramadan

Wednesday August 03, 2011 13:46 by Brandon Philips – IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian prisoners were refused increased provisions of food for the holy month of Ramadan, Ma’an News reports. Ramadan began on August 1st. Palestinian Authority detainees minister Issa Qaraqe stated that the Israeli Prison administration refused a request to increase provisions by NIS 100. […]

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Largest West Bank Outpost Ordered Dismantled by Israel’s Supreme Court

PNN – Palestine News Network – 03.08.11 – 12:34 In an unprecedented ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court called on Tuesday for the state to dismantle by April 2012 the largest West Bank settlement that is illegal by Israeli law, the outpost of Migron which is home to some 50 families. Israeli Supreme Court President Dorit […]

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#sep20 | Officials set date for “Palestine 194” march

Mass rallies in support of Palestinian statehood bid at United Nations to begin on September 20 in occupied West Bank. 01 Aug 2011  | Al Jazeera  Israel fears that masses of Palestinians could attempt to break down border fences in September [EPA] Palestinian officials have said they will begin mass marches against Israel’s occupation of […]

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Occupation Law and the One-State Reality

by Darryl Li | Aug 2, 2011 | Jadaliyya [Image from Gilai.com] For decades, the international law of occupation – a branch of the laws of war (or “international humanitarian law”) – has played a major role in structuring debates around Israel/Palestine. As applied to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the law of occupation has […]

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Israel ups Palestinian home demolitions

Tue Aug 2, 2011 10:31PM GMT Palestinians react after their homes were destroyed by Israeli bulldozers in the West Bank (file photo) A UN relief agency says Israel has escalated demolitions of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank “alarmingly” in the first half of this year. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), […]

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Israeli attacks on children alarmingly high – 9 children killed in 2011

Wed Aug 3, 2011 1:25AM GMT Hanna Qassis, Press TV, Ramallah According to the Palestinian Government Media Center, there is an “alarming rate” of accelerated Israeli attacks on Palestinian children in the year 2011. So far this year, 9 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli settlers and soldiers, and approximately 200 children have been […]

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