Archive | August 23, 2011

PA security agencies kidnap many Hamas members from their homes

[ 23/08/2011 – 11:22 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Palestinian authority security apparatuses stepped up its political arrest campaign in the West Bank detaining 12 Palestinians affiliated with Hamas Movement and summoning dozens for interrogation. In Al-Khalil, the preventive security forces carried out raids on homes during which they kidnapped a number of Hamas members […]

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Nunu: Palestinian factions abide by calm as long as IOF abides by it

[ 23/08/2011 – 11:33 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza announced that a calm agreement was reached between the Palestinian factions and the Israeli occupation authority. Taher Al-Nunu, the government’s spokesman, told a press conference on Monday that the factions pledged to abide by the calm as long as the IOA abided […]

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Jewish settler runs over Palestinian girl

[ 23/08/2011 – 11:59 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– A Jewish settler ran over a 12-year-old Palestinian child in the Old City of Al-Khalil on Monday night, local sources reported. They said that Narmin Al-Tamimi was hit by a speeding Israeli car and was carried to hospital in Al-Khalil after sustaining moderate injuries. In a separate […]

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Arbitrary verdict of Military Court sentencing Civilian: Imprisonement of wife of detainee

[ 23/08/2011 – 11:49 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli Ofer military court issued a harsh sentence against the wife of a Palestinian prisoner who was detained while en route to visit her husband along with her baby. The Palestinian prisoner’s society said in a statement on Monday that the court sentenced Suha Abu Munshar […]

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Israel strikes in Gaza despite cease-fire

[ 23/08/2011 – 10:46 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli warplanes carried out an air strike in central Gaza city Tuesday morning a day after Israel and the government in Gaza agreed to a cease-fire. In the attack, a single missile was fired at vacant land near a gas station in the city’s Daraj district. Although […]

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Fearing international isolation, Israel refrains from escalating Gaza attacks

  by Kate on August 23, 2011 | Mondoweiss Netanyahu tells cabinet: Israel lacks legitimacy for major Gaza operation Haaretz 23 Aug — The cabinet voted Monday to refrain from any action that could lead to an escalation in the south and to cooperate indirectly with the truce Hamas declared on Sunday. So far, the […]

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Bethlehem Mayor: New checkpoints show Israeli ‘contempt’

  PNN – Palestine News Network  | 23.08.11 – 14:56 A new checkpoint at Ma’ale Adumim on the road to Ramallah forced Palestinians to wait for up to four hours on Sunday. The move comes during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims traditionally avoid eating and drinking during the hours of daylight. As a […]

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Court rejects Palestinian bid on Jerusalem barrier

“In a non-binding 2004 judgment, the International Court of Justice called for the dismantling of all parts of the separation barrier built on occupied territory.”   Maan News Agency | Aug 23, 2011 JERUSALEM (AFP) — An Israeli rights group criticized Tuesday a court decision upholding the route of Israel’s West Bank barrier, which cuts […]

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Report: Israel used excessive force against worshipers in OJ

[ 23/08/2011 – 01:59 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Quds center for social and economic rights accused Israel of using excessive force against thousands of worshipers while heading to attend the Friday congregation in the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. A report by the center’s research and documentation department published on Monday said that […]

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Israel digging new tunnels in Muslim Quarter of J’lem’s Old City

[ 23/08/2011 – 01:53 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israel has recently begun digging new tunnels in the depths of Migharat al-Kitan (the Cotton Cave), a quarry in the Old City of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Foundation reported. One of those tunnels runs south to below the Omari school to the northern wall of the mosque, and […]

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IOF troops arrest Palestinian shepherd, beat merchant

[ 23/08/2011 – 02:09 PM ] TOBAS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) beat up a Palestinian businessman and detained his Mercedes car to the east of Tobas on Tuesday, eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter. They said that the soldiers detained Samih Al-Aw for a while before releasing him, adding that Aw trades in scrap iron. […]

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Jenin’s Third Intifada under Attack

Palestine Chronicle | Aug 21, 2011 A performance at the Freedom Theater. (thefreedomtheatre.org) By Richard Lightbown ‘The location of the Freedom Theatre […is] in the middle of the most attacked and poorest refugee camp in Palestine, the refugee camp of Jenin. We are talking about almost three thousand children under the age of 15 suffering […]

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Al-Qawasmi home, ripped apart by Israeli military – in pictures

22 August 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, West Bank Hussein Al-Qawasmi was arrested 10 days ago. Yesterday Qawasmi was escorted back to his home by Israeli soldiers, who claimed there were explosives as well as a memory stick and other forms of information. The family home was ransacked and a section of it was destroyed. […]

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JEWS SAY NO! – in pictures

Gaza Under Attack- in pictures | Part 1 | Part 2 | They Say No Against This : Gaza Under Attack | Aug 19, 2011 How many more dead corpses of Palestine’s Children does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and […]

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Bibi and Barak’s Terror Fraud: Were Eilat Attackers Egyptian? ~ by Richard Silverstein

Related: Gaza Under Attack – in pictures Aug 22, 2011 | « Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place | Richard Silverstein Before I get into this post, I want to make clear that I’m reporting based on a story in the Egyptian media.  So I don’t know how reliable the source is […]

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