Archive | June 8, 2012

PALESTINE NEWS | June 8, 2012

آخر الأخبار والتحديثات June 8, 2012 | 23839 Days Since Al-Nakba & Gaza has been under siege for 1822 days For news of previous news days | Daily News Overviews Follow on Twitter for more live updates Continuous updates.. #Palestine | Israeli patrol harasses shoppers, and three are Palestinians arrested: justice? http://silwanic.net/?p=27108 #Palestine | Al-Aqsa’s […]

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Netanyahu promotes settlement, calls the West Bank “ancestors’ land”

[ PIC 08/06/2012 – 10:20 AM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to continue “the process of construction” of Jewish only settlements in all the occupied Palestinian territory in an effort to appease the powerful settler movement. Netanyahu’s statement came in an attempt to calm the angry reaction of settlers and […]

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Agricultural fields caught fire due to IOF bombing

Related | Israel’s Facade at the Floriade! | #Floriade2012 [ PIC 08/06/2012 – 05:30 PM ] GAZA, (PIC) — Agricultural fields to the east of Khan Younis, Southern of Gaza strip, caught fire, on Thursday, causing the farmers heavy losses. Local sources told PIC reporter that the IOF opened fire and fired smoke bombs targeting […]

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#FootballsHero | Palestine: Finding the Will to Resist

By Abir Kopty 4 June 2012 | Al-Akhbar English Palestinian fans hold the sign “Freedom for prisoners” during the opening match of the “Palestine Championship” between the local national team and Vietnam in the West Bank town of Al-Ram, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, on 14 May 2012 (photo: AFP – AHMAD GHARABLI) During the latest […]

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#FootballsHero | Amnesty slams Israeli rights violations against ‘Starved of Justice’ Palestinian detainees

Report issued by Amnesty International urges Israel to release all Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention law amid threats of renewed hunger strikes Al Ahram Bassem Aly, Friday 8 Jun 2012 Palestinian children wave their national flags as they push a mock prison at the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, to celebrate the release […]

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UK, France, Germany condemn Israeli settlement plans

  Maan News Agency | June 8, 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The UK on Friday condemned Israel’s decision to authorize 851 new housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel on Wednesday announced the new homes after upholding a High Court ruling to evacuate five families from the illegal Ulpana outpost. […]

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International Refugee Day: Palestinian Refugees issue at British Parliament

[ PIC 08/06/2012 – 10:18 AM ] LONDON, (PIC)– The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) will commemorate international refugee day by hosting a number of events across Europe. The events will commence in the UK on 18 June and end in Geneva 22 June. International Refugee Day is an annual event launched by the United Nations […]

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#PalHunger | Imprisoned Palestinian Soccer Player Perilously Close to Death

Al Monitor | Rimon Margia | Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 Mahmoud Sarsak, 25, a soccer player on the Palestinian National Team, has been under administrative detention in Israeli prison for three years, on suspicion of involvement in activities of the Islamic Jihad organization. He continues the hunger strike that he began more than 80 days […]

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#PalHunger | Hunger-striking soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak briefly hospitalized

Maan News Agency | Updated June 8, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities transferred a long-term Palestinian hunger-striker to hospital on Thursday after prison health officials expressed concern about his condition, an official said. Israeli Prison Service spokeswoman Sivan Weizman said Mahmoud al-Sarsak, who has been on hunger strike for 81 days, was taken to […]

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UN envoy: All settlements contrary to international law

Maan News Agency | Updated June 8, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process on Thursday reiterated the international community’s view that settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are illegitimate. In a statement, Robert Serry said that Israel’s settlements were contrary to international law “whether on private Palestinian land […]

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Gaza power plant shuts down due to insufficient fuel supplies

[ PIC 07/06/2012 – 09:27 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The authority of energy and natural resources said the only power plant in Gaza stopped generating electricity after a sharp drop in fuel supplies needed to operate the generators. The authority held the Palestinian authority, Egypt and Israel fully responsible for the delay in the delivery […]

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Multiple Settler Attacks on Thursday Morning

Thursday June 07, 2012 10:32 by Sarah Snobar – IMEMC & agencies Palestinians in the West Bank were attacked in various locations on Thursday morning by settlers. Courtesy of BBC Settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles on Thursday morning in the south of Nablus and threw stones at the vehicles. Ghassan Daghlas, head of settlement files in […]

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