Archive | March 15, 2012

Around 300 Int’l Groups Demand Lifting Restrictions on Palestinian Mobility

Wafa News Agency | March 15, 2012 GENEVA, March 15, 2012 (WAFA) – Around 300 international non-governmental organizations signed an appeal on Wednesday demanding lifting of Israeli restrictions on Palestinian mobility in the occupied West Bank, Thursday said a statement by the Euromid Observer for Human Rights (Euro-Mid(. The plea was submitted in a seminar […]

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Political detainees in PA jail threaten hunger strike

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 11:03 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Political detainees in the Palestinian Authority jail in Jericho are threatening to go on hunger strike if court orders for their release were not carried out. Relatives of those detainees told MP Mustafa Al-Barghouthi in a meeting with him on Wednesday night in Al-Khalil that their […]

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Palestinian prisoners to launch open hunger strike next month

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 10:53 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Wa’ed society for detainees and ex-detainees said the Palestinian prisoners coordinated their efforts to start the largest open hunger strike next April in all Israeli jails. “The national prisoner movement in jails agreed on the zero hour for the launch of the hunger strike and make […]

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IOF troops storm West Bank areas

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 10:55 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed Al-Khalil and Jenin provinces at dawn Thursday and rounded up three youths in Dhaheria village, local sources said. The sources told the PIC reporter that IOF soldiers burst into downtown Al-Khalil, installed roadblocks and searched pedestrians, while in Shalade street […]

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IOF soldiers round up 12 Palestinians

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 11:36 AM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 12 Palestinian citizens in the West Bank provinces of Ramallah, Al-Khalil, and Qalqilia at dawn Thursday, local sources said. They said that the soldiers in Dhaheria town in Al-Khalil searched many homes and robbed money from them. Eyewitnesses in Rumana […]

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Death of child raises toll to 26 Palestinians – #GazaUnderAttack

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 11:06 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The number of Palestinian victims who were killed during the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip rose to 26 martyrs after a 7-year old boy died of serious injuries on Wednesday morning. Spokesman for Gaza emergency and ambulance committee Adham Abu Silmiya said in a […]

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Gilad Schalit’s father: “If I were Palestinian I’d kidnap soldiers”

Published Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Al Akhbar Noam Schalit, father of former imprisoned soldier Gilad, told Israel’s Channel 10 that if he were Palestinian, he would kidnap Israeli soldiers in his fight for freedom. Gilad Schalit was held captive by Hamas in Gaza for five years. Israel and Hamas agreed to a prisoner exchange […]

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Jerusalem Awkaf director turns down invitation by Knesset to discuss Aqsa affair

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 09:58 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the director of the Jerusalem Awkaf (Endowment), has refused to attend a special Israeli parliamentary session allocated for discussing Aqsa mosque affairs. The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage quoted Khatib as rejecting the application of any Israeli law on the holy […]

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Israel launches fresh air raids on Gaza

[ PIC 15/03/2012 – 09:45 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli warplanes launched two air raids on the Gaza Strip at dawn Thursday but no casualties were reported, local sources said. The PIC reporter said that the Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a deserted area east of Zaitun suburb in Gaza city and another one […]

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Palestinian Authority refers Israel to UN after deadly Gaza assaults

A Palestinian fireman extinguishes a fire at a building on March 14, 2012 after an Israeli air strike on Gaza City. PressTV Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:16AM GMT The Palestinian Authority (PA) envoy to the United Nations has filed a complaint against Israel at the UN Security Council, following the killing of 26 Palestinians in […]

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Um Muhammad Buries Her Third Son After Israeli Missile Strike

Palestinians stand atop the rubble of a building damaged after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City 14 March 2012. (Photo: REUTERS – Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) By: Sanaa Kamel | Al Akhbar | Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Gaza – Um Muhammad Asilah (48) never imagined that Israeli airstrikes would take yet another one of her […]

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Local official: Army uproot olive trees in Nablus village

Maan News Agency – March 15, 2012 NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces uprooted olive trees in the Nablus village of Beit Dajan on Thursday, a local official said. Village council head Naser Abu Jesh told Ma’an that Israeli military jeeps accompanied by bulldozers damaged trees in the eastern part of the village on the pretext […]

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#GazaUnderAttack – Airstrikes target Gaza Strip

Maan News Agency – March 15, 2012   GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israel launched airstrikes on two sites in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday. Witnesses said that Israeli missiles landed on agricultural land, causing a fire and severe damage. No injuries were reported. “Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted a rocket launching site in the northern Gaza […]

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Israel Really Isn’t All That Friendly to Its Christians

Related: Israel’s crimes against Christianity | Christianty – in pictures Wall Street Journal | March 15, 2012 Regarding Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s “Israel and the Plight of Mideast Christians” (op-ed, March 9): No doubt, his piece will be compelling for many readers. Christians in North America are generally sympathetic to Christians who suffer elsewhere. More […]

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UN expert Prof. Em. Richard Falk urges Israel to free female hunger striker #HanaShalabi

Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights (file photo) PressTV Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:56PM GMT Israel ought to end its inhumane treatment of Ms. Shalabi. Release her immediately.” Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights A United Nations human rights expert has urged the Israeli regime to free […]

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