Archive | February 6, 2012

Israel ‘closes investigation into tear gas shooting’

Related: Israel’s Weapons a Crime on Humanity Maan News Agency | Febr 6, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities on Sunday closed an investigation into the shooting of an Israeli activist with a tear gas canister in West Bank village Nabi Saleh, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee reported. Ben Ronen suffered multiple fractures to his […]

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650 students shut out of class for the second day in a row due to cuts in electricity

Monday, 6 February, 2012 | 23:07 | Silwanic Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — The administration of the mixed elementary school in Beer Ayoub, Silwan was forced to delay the start of instruction for the second day in a row due to a cut in electricity. The school’s electricity network has been damaged by rainwater that leaked […]

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Maada Creative Center receives the German minister of economic and development cooperation

Ethnic Cleansing – Topic | Settlement Construction – Category – Pictures Monday, 6 February, 2012 | 23:08 | Silwanic Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — In cooperation with the German development corporation, GIZ, and the German Representative office in Ramallah, Maada Creative Center hosted Derick Neebel, the German minister of economic and development cooperation during his visit […]

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Soldiers detain 60-year-old blocking settler tree planting

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Maan News Agency | Febr 6, 2012 QALQILIYA (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a 60-year-old man obstructing Israeli settlers from digging up land in Qalqiliya village Kafr Qaddum on Monday, witnesses and security officials said. Yaqoub Ishtawi tried to block a group of Israeli soldiers […]

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Palestinians in Israel – Book Review

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… By Ludwig Watzal | Palestine Chronicle | February 6, 2012 (Ben White, Palestinians in Israel. Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, Pluto Press, London 2012, 128 pp., 13 Pounds.) With the signing of the Oslo Accords that led to the outbreak of the so-called peace process between […]

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Yet another War for Israel

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… By William A. Cook | Palestine Chronicle | February 6, 2012 ‘Men use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.’ –Voltaire: Dialogue XIV, Le Chapon et la Poularde Voltaire’s wit often illuminates truth. Consider this revealing ‘thought’ as expressed […]

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Barhoum Denies Divisions in Hamas Over Doha Declaration

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Qatar News Agency Article Date: 22:22 2012/02/06 Article ID: 0098 Gaza, 06 February (QNA) – Spokesman of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Fawzi Barhoum has denied the existence of fundamental divisions in Hamas movement over the Doha Declaration. Barhoum stressed in press statements on Monday […]

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IOA serves demolition notices in Salfit village

Ethnic Cleansing – Topic | Settlement Construction – Category – Pictures [ PIC – 06/02/2012 – 06:57 PM ] SALFIT, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has served demolition notices in Hares village to the north of Salfit on Monday, local sources said. Omar Samara, the head of the village’s municipal council, said in a […]

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Doha agreement: Gov’t under Abbas to prepare for elections

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… [ PIC – 06/02/2012 – 07:05 PM ] DOHA, (PIC)– Hamas and Fatah factions have agreed on the formation of a new Palestinian government under chairmanship of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas that would primarily be concerned with preparing for the general elections. The agreement, which […]

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700 Palestinian prisoners start gradual hunger strike on Tuesday

Palestine’s Prisoners | Pictures | Topic | Category – Torture | History | Category [ PIC 06/02/2012 – 07:09 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The ministry of prisoners in Gaza has said that 700 prisoners in the Israeli Raymond jail would start a gradual hunger strike on Tuesday demanding improvement of their incarceration conditions. The ministry […]

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UK court bails Bethlehem-born preacher Qatada

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Maan News Agency | February 6, 2012 LONDON (Reuters) — A radical cleric born in Bethlehem was granted bail by a British court on Monday, despite attempts by the UK Home Office to keep him in prison. Abu Qatada, a Jordanian citizen once described as […]

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Egypt welcomes Fatah, Hamas deal in Doha

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Maan News Agency | Febr 6, 2012 CAIRO (Ma’an) — The Egyptian ambassador to the PA on Monday welcomed the agreement between Fatah and Hamas leaders in Doha to form a unity government. Yasser Othman told Ma’an that the talks in Qatar continue the process […]

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Lesson from Ike for the IDF

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Michael Nolan| Palestine Chronicle | Febr 6, 2012 We assume that a stable, democratic republic enforces its own laws and abides by those of the international community. We assume, as well, that a soldier obeys orders, despite personal views, in a stable, democratic government. […]

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False Palestinian Analogies

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Sami Zaatari | Palestine Chronicle | Febr 6, 2012 Politicians and supporters of Israel often use analogies to try and paint the Palestinians as the bad guys, the villains who are responsible for the conflict, and the party that is responsible for there being […]

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Gaza’s hidden treasures – which Israel doesn’t want you to know about

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Eve Bartlett, In Gaza | 04.02.12 |JfJfP Two years ago I wrote about Gaza’s antiquities, many of which were destroyed in the 2008-2009 Israeli war on Gaza. But until a few months ago, I hadn’t had the privilege of seeing one of them. Unexpectedly one […]

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