Archive | March 20, 2012

Mansi denounces Israel for planning 187000 new housing units in O. Jerusalem

[ PIC 19/03/2012 – 03:59 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Public works minister in Gaza Dr. Yousef Al-Mansi has lashed out at the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for planning to build 187000 new housing units in occupied Jerusalem. He said in a press release that the IOA plan aims at changing the demographic nature of the […]

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Court Keeps Dog-Bitten Protester in Prison

Wafa News Agency | March 20, 2012 JENIN, March 20, 2012 (WAFA) – An Israeli military court in Salem, near Jenin, Tuesday extended the remand of a dog-bitten protester and another activist from the village of Kufr Qaddoum, near Qalqilya, by six days, said reports. Ahmad Shtawi, who was attacked by an Israeli army dog […]

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Palestinians mark 9th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 05:40 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– The Ministry of Youth and Sports held in collaboration with the General Administration for Children and the Directorate of Rafah a solidarity stand on Monday on the Egypt-Gaza border in commemoration of the American activist Rachel Corrie’s assassination by the Zionist occupation in 2004. Dozens of […]

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IOF soldiers arrest Palestinian young woman for being an activist for human rights

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 05:52 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up six Palestinians at dawn Tuesday in the provinces of Nablus, Al-Khalil, Jenin, and Ramallah. Eyewitnesses in Nablus said that IOF soldiers broke into the home of Mohammed Al-Khandakji in the western suburb of the city before dawn Tuesday and took […]

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IOA serves demolition notice in Al-Khalil

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 05:42 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has served a demolition notice to the owner of a house to the east of Halhul village to the north of Al-Khalil, local sources said. The land research center in the province said that the IOA civil administration informed Muhanad Al-Aqrat, […]

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Jewish Settlers Plan Takeover of Palestinian Houses, says Peace Bloc

(WAFA)  Date : 20/3/2012 Time : 18:38 JERUSALEM, March 20, 2012– Jewish settlers are planning to take over more Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Sheikh Jarrah, the Israeli peace bloc, Gush Shalom, said Tuesday. It said the settlers’ plans were explicitly proclaimed by their leader Aryeh King in an […]

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UN report: Israel demolished 574 Palestinian buildings last year

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 06:19 PM ] GENEVA, (PIC)– The UN high commissioner for human rights criticized the Israeli forces for using live ammunition against unarmed Palestinians and for increasing demolition of their property. The international organization said in a report that the Israeli forces demolished 574 Palestinian buildings in the period December 1st 2010 […]

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New UN report on takeover of Palestinian water springs by Jewish settlers

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 09:35 AM ] NEW YORK, (PIC)– The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA) said the Jewish settlers in the West Bank has significantly impaired Palestinian access to and use of a growing number of water springs. In a recent report issued by OCHA, it is clearly stated that […]

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IOA summons another liberated Jerusalemite prisoner

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 09:36 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation police served a summons to Samer Al-Aissawe, who was liberated from Israeli jails in the prisoners’ exchange deal between Hamas and Israel, on Monday. Local sources said that Israeli policemen stormed the home of Aissawe, 32, in his hometown Aissawia in occupied […]

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Underpowered Under Siege: A look at electricity in Gaza

Jehan Alfarra, IMEU, Mar 20, 2012 This dispatch from Jehan Alfarra in Gaza can be republished with credit. No`man Al Khuzondar is the guard of a seven-story residential building in the Tal Al Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City. He is in his twenties, thin, and new to the job. As he was picking up the […]

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#KhaderAdnan Case More than Scrapping Israeli Detention Law

A foreign peace activist holds a placard depicting jailed Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan during a protest in his support in the West Bank city of Ramallah 20 February 2012. (Photo: REUTERS – Mohamad Torokman) By: Ameer Makhoul | Al Akhbar English   Published Tuesday, March 20, 2012 The case of the freedom fighter Khader […]

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PLO Concurs Proposed Resolution to Send Fact-Finding Mission to Palestine, Says Ashrawi

WAFA News Agency | March 20, 2012 RAMALLAH, March 20, 2012 (WAFA) – PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi Tuesday said in a press release the PLO concurs with the proposed United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) resolution calling for sending a fact-finding mission to the Palestinian Territory. The resolution called for the establishment of […]

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Ofer court extends illegal detention of 72 year old MP Haj Ali (also on hunger strike) with 6 more months

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 09:54 AM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli military court of Ofer extended on Monday the administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker Ahmed Al-Haj Ali, 72, for six more months, despite his hunger strike and his worsening health. The court rejected the objection submitted by the defense lawyer and insisted on its arbitrary […]

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IOF soldiers storm Jenin villages, arrest two young men

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 09:43 AM ] JENIN, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested two Palestinian young men in a Jenin village at dawn Tuesday after storming six villages to the east and south of the city. Eyewitnesses said that IOF soldiers in eight armored vehicles burst into Qabatia village to the east of Jenin […]

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IOF kidnap Palestinian young man, raid homes in Al-Khalil

[ PIC 20/03/2012 – 09:58 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed at an early hour Tuesday Al-Khalil city and kidnapped a Palestinian young man during raids on homes in different towns. One young man called Mu’taz Sa’di from Halhoul was taken to Etzion interrogation center after ransacking his house. The military […]

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