Archive | May 7, 2012

#PalHunger | High Court rejects appeal; two inmates on hunger strike may die

 972 Magazine | Hagai Matar | May 7, 2012 The High Court of Justice rejected the petition filed by hunger striking administrative detainees Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla to release them immediately. The two have been refusing to eat for 70 days – and doctors fear for their lives. Justices ruled on Monday that there […]

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Israeli authorities raze Araqib village for 38th time

[ PIC 07/05/2012 – 11:52 AM ] NEGEV, (PIC)– The Israeli authorities razed the Palestinian village of Araqib in the Negev desert for the 38th time running. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli army and police forces escorted military bulldozers and heavy tractors and encircled the village. They said that the troops tore down the tents that […]

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#PalHunger | Respecting BDS Guidelines: Self Determination and International Solidarity

A protester is detained during a protest in support of prisoners on hunger strike, outside Maasiyahu prison near Ramle, south of Tel Aviv 3 May 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Nir Elias) By: PACBI | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Al Akhbar English In the Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), we […]

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#PalHunger | Arab League asks UN to hold session on Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 07/05/2012 – 11:23 AM ] CAIRO, (PIC)– The Arab League decided to ask the UN general assembly to convene a special session to discuss the issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. This came in an extraordinary meeting held Sunday by the Arab League at the level of permanent representatives who listened to […]

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Egyptian authorities block entry of international delegation of Investors to Gaza

[ PIC 07/05/2012 – 11:09 AM ] CAIRO, (PIC)– The Egyptian authorities blocked on Sunday the entry of a 124-member delegation of international investors into Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing despite obtaining prior approval. The Cairo-based Palestinian affairs center said in a statement that the Egyptian security authorities at Rafah border point claimed that […]

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#PalHunger | Haneyya delivers message from prisoners to Erdogan

[ PIC 07/05/2012 – 12:09 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)- Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails have addressed a message to Turkish premier Recep Erdogan asking for his personal intervention to support their cause. Dr. Yousef Rezka, political advisor to Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya, said on Monday that Haneyya recently handed the message to a visiting […]

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Justice requires action to stop subjugation of Palestinians ~ by Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu |  06 May 2012 15:25 | Middle East Monitor It can make an enormous difference in creating a future of justice and equality for Palestinians and Jews in the Holy Land. A quarter-century ago I barnstormed around the United States encouraging Americans, particularly students, to press for divestment from South Africa. Today, regrettably, […]

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Women ‘detained in Al Khalil after settlers raid homes’

Al Qassam Website 07-05-2012,10:03  Al Qassam website- al Khalil- A Palestinian woman was detained in the city of Al Khalil (Hebron) on Sunday after Israeli settlers raided her house, locals said. A group of extremist settlers from a nearby settlement entered several homes along Shuhada street in the center of town, residents said. Jamila Hassan […]

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Army Kidnapped 29 Palestinians On Roadblocks In April

 Monday May 07, 2012 11:06 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers escalated their illegal measures against the Palestinian people with military roadblocks in the West Bank and at border terminals leading to Gaza, and kidnapped 29 Palestinians at these roadblocks in April.   […]

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PALESTINE NEWS | May 7, 2012

LIVE BLOG ▶ 3000 PALESTINIANS ON HUNGER STRIKE | #PalHunger continuous updated آخر الأخبار والتحديثات May 7, 2012 | 23368 Days Since Al-Nakba & Gaza has been under siege for 1790 days For news of previous news days | Daily News Overviews Follow on Twitter for more live updates Continuous updates.. #PalHunger – 3000 Palestinians […]

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#PalHunger | Prisoners are continuing the strike despite attempts to break it

[ PIC 06/05/2012 – 07:00 PM ] GAZA,RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Central Strike Committee confirmed, in an urgent statement to the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs in Gaza , that it rejects any attempt to undermine the strike that entered its twentieth day, or to use their demands for personal or partisan interests which is considered a […]

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#PalHunger | Abu Zahri: PA arrest of prisoners’ supporters could abort the strike

[ PIC 06/05/2012 – 07:20 PM ] GAZA (PIC) — Hamas denounced the broad arrest campaign launched by PA in occupied West Bank against students from Birzeit and Abu Dis Universities on the backdrop of their participation in a march organized in solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners in the occupation jails, as well as […]

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#PalHunger | Dying to live: the stories of our hunger strikers ~ by @LinahAlsaafin

Linah Alsaafin on Mon, 05/07/2012 – 09:30 | Electronic Intifada Today, Palestinian prisoners Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh entered their 70th day on hunger strike. Hasan Safadi has entered his 64th day; Omar Abu Shalal his 62nd day; Mohammad al-Taj his 51st day; Ja’far Ezzedine his 47th day; Mahmoud Sarsak his 46th day. I interviewed and […]

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#PalHunger | Israeli court rules against Palestinian hunger-strikers (detained without charges)

Maan News Agency | May 7, 2012   JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel’s Supreme Court turned down on Monday an appeal by two Palestinians, who have been on hunger strike for nearly 70 days, to free them from detention without trial. But in its decision, released by the justice ministry, the court said security authorities should […]

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#PalHunger | Palestinian hunger strikes: Media missing in action ~ by Prof. Em. Richard Falk – @rfalk13

Al Jazeera Opinion | Prof. Em. Richard Falk | May 7, 2012 Is the mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike the beginning of the Palestinian Spring? ‘The official Israeli response to Palestinian moves toward political restraint and away from violence [has been to increase] settlement expansion, extensive targeted killing… and a 50 per cent increase in […]

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