Archive | February 24, 2012

Clashes Took Place At The Al-Aqsa Mosque

Friday February 24, 2012 15:06 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian sources reported Friday that clashes took place between dozens of youths at the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and Israeli soldiers who fired gas bombs at them leading to several injuries. The clashes took place following the Friday noon prayers at […]

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Jewish settlers break into Al-Aqsa; Israel arrests four Palestinians

MEMO Friday, 24 February 2012 15:15 The Israeli occupation forces arrested three Palestinian citizens of the Zionist state as well as one of the mosque guards. Jewish settler groups stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning, under the protection of the Israeli security forces which prevented hundreds of Palestinian worshippers from entering the mosque to protect […]

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Israelis attack worshipping Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Published Friday, February 24, 2012 Al Akhbar Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday, with state forces firing tear gas at the crowds. Israeli troops entered the Haram al-Sharif after Friday prayers, and fired tear and and sound grenades, causing confusion amongst the large crowds at the holy site. The […]

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LGBT and Human Rights Advocates Speak Out Against Israeli Pinkwashing

PNN Published on Friday, 24 February 2012 09:19 Palestine Solidarity Campaign Human rights advocates are adding their voices to the global responses to Israel’s attempt to ‘pinkwash’ its oppressive nature by portraying itself as progressive and liberal with regard to gay rights. In a letter to the press today, veterans of the Gay Liberation Front, Stop Clause 28, […]

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71 Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque, 6 Palestinians Arrested

PNN FEB 23 2012 PNN/ Exclusive On Thursday 23rd February, al-Aqsa Mosque was attacked for the second time by Israeli settlers at dawn. Seventy-one settlers broke into al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli policemen who arrested six Palestinians who were praying at the Mosque and closed its main entrances, according to the Defense Committee […]

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206 Violations of Media Freedoms, the Murder of Italian Journalist Arrigoni in Gaza Representing the Most Serious Violation of the Year

MADA PNN FEB 24 2012 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released its annual media freedom violations report for the occupied Palestinian territories in 2011. The report includes documentation of all violations committed against journalists and media freedoms monitored by MADA, in addition to analysis of the most prominent and dangerous types […]

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PCHR Weekly Report: 25 Palestinians wounded, 21 abducted in 74 Israeli incursions

 Friday February 24, 2012 11:59 by Saed Bannoura – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 16 – 22 Feb. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that 25 civilians were wounded this week, […]

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Abbas, Haniyeh meet for first time in 4 years

MAAN FEB 24 2012 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — For the first time since they split into rival government in the West Bank and Gaza in 2007, Fatah leader President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader and Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met in Cairo late Thursday. The leaders met in Al-Andalus castle in the Egyptian capital, accompanied […]

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OIC head condemns attacks by Jews against Christians in Jerusalem

MEMO FEB 24 2012 The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has condemned the attacks by Jewish extremists on a Baptist church in the city of Jerusalem. Offensive graffiti was scrawled on the church wall, including profanities about Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him, and his mother Mary. Property belonging to the […]

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Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli occupation airstrike

[ PIC 24/02/2012 – 08:28 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Two Palestinians were wounded late Thursday evening in an Israeli occupation airstrike against Gaza City. Palestinian sources said that an Israeli occupation drone, late Thursday evening, fired at least one missile at a group of Palestinians near the car market in Zaitoun suburb south east of […]

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Soldiers ‘beat Hebron man’

MAAN FEB 24 2012 HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces apprehended a 37-year-old Palestinian man walking to his Hebron village on Thursday evening, beating him severely, relatives told Ma’an. Fayez Yasin Abaydeh from Shuyukh village north of Hebron was returning from work in Jerusalem when forces fired into the air, before stopping him, in an assault […]

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Female Detainee Hana’ Yahia Ash-Shalaby Declares Hunger Strike

Friday February 24, 2012 04:21 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian Researcher, specialized in Detainees Affairs, Riyadh Al-Ashqar, stated that female detainee Hana’ Yahia Ash-Shalaby, 28, declared hunger strike after Israel transferred her into Administrative Detention without charges for six months. Image By Arabs48 Hana’ was kidnapped by the army one week ago […]

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‘Water occupation’ of Palestine

AL AHRAM FEB 24 2012 Stuart Littlewood exposes a British-Israel deal to further rob Palestinians of their most precious gift There are few crimes more despicable than stealing your neighbour’s water, and polluting what’s left, then watching him and his children suffer thirst, disease and ruin. Most of us would want nothing to do with […]

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Israeli Military Courts as Enforcement Mechanism of Occupation

By Charlotte Kates Palestine Chronicle Febr 23 2012 ‘As for your judicial apparatus…: it is one of the instruments of the occupation whose function is to give the cover of legal legitimacy to the crimes of the occupation, in addition to consecrating its systems and allowing the imposition of these systems on our people through […]

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Kafr al-Deek: Spreading Grassroots Resistance in Palestine

Palestinian protesters in the village of Kafr al-Deek march to a junction closed off by Israeli soldiers to protest settlement expansion and land confiscation. (Photo: Omar Rahman) Published Thursday, February 23, 2012 Al Akhbar The West Bank’s Kafr al-Deek is the latest stop for activists mobilizing village-base protests against the continued colonization of Palestinian land. […]

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