Archive | June, 2012

Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly Protest

Saturday June 30, 2012 08:09 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies The Friends of Freedom and Justice (FFJ), In Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, reported that two nonviolent protesters were injured, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against […]

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US, Israeli military drill “Austere Challenge 12” set for October-November

Maan News Agency | June 30, 2012 WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States and Israel are expected to hold a delayed, joint military exercise sometime around October or November, after postponing it earlier this year, the top US military officer said on Friday. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said […]

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PA says UNESCO vote is recognition of Palestinian rights worldwide

Maan News Agency | June 30, 2012 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The UNESCO heritage committee’s decision to include Bethlehem’s Nativity Church and the nearby pilgrimage route on the world heritage sites list is evidence of worldwide recognition of Palestinian rights and their just cause, a top advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. Nabil Abu Rdeina […]

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Two sites in Bethlehem inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 06:47 PM ] ST PETERSBURG, (PIC)– The Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem have been inscribed on the UNESCO list of world heritage by a vote of delegates at a meeting in St Petersburg. The 21-member committee, meeting in St. Petersburg, […]

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PA preventive security detain 63 year old father of liberated and exiled captive

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 07:42 PM ] TUBAS, (PIC)– The PA preventive security detained, in Junaid prison in Nablus, 63-year old Muhammad Besharat, father of liberated captive Said Besharat who has been exiled to the Gaza Strip. The Nablus magistrates courts extended the detention of Besharat for 15 days. Meanwhile, the PA security continued to […]

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#PHOTOS | Nabi Saleh protesters reach confiscated spring

Maan News Agency | June 29, 2012 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A weekly Nabi Saleh protest achieved what activists called Friday a historic victory as they reached confiscated lands despite the presence of Israeli forces. The demonstrators were able to reach a spring that was confiscated for the use of settlers, two of whom were bathing […]

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#Torture | CPR calls for an international investigation into death of Palestinian prisoners

[ PIC 28/06/2012 – 02:55 PM ] NAZARETH,(PIC)– Human rights organization said that the Palestinian detainees in occupation prisons are suffering from physical and psychological torture, where they face more than seventy-five methods of torture used by the occupation under inhumane conditions in the detention centers. The Congregation for Palestinian Rights (CPR) said in its […]

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#PALESTINE NEWS | June 29, 2012

آخر الأخبار والتحديثات June 29, 2012 | 23860 Days Since Al-Nakba & Gaza has been under siege for 1843 days For news of previous news days | Daily News Overviews Follow on Twitter for more live updates NEW REPORT Published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June […]

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PA intelligence assault liberated captive

[ 29/06/2012 – 07:17 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Elements of the PA General Intelligence (GI) assaulted liberated captive Eyad Abu Sneinah when he refused to receive a summons for his brother Abdel-Jabbar, who is also a liberated captive. A group of GI officers went to Abu Sneinah family home on Thursday to hand them a […]

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Help replace @WelshinGaza’s camera destroyed by the Israeli navy

by Adam Horowitz | June 27, 2012 | Mondoweiss On Monday, we published a harrowing account from @WelshinGaza about their standoff with the Israeli navy off the coast of Gaza. During the encounter, Welsh’s camera was destroyed by a stream of water the navy shot at the human rights observation boat Welsh was traveling on. […]

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#PalHunger | 25 prisoners in Etzion Prison go on hunger strike in protest at their conditions

MEMO | June 29, 2012 25 prisoners have gone on hunger strike due to their food rations being reduced by the Israeli authorities. Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Etzion Prison started an open hunger strike on Wednesday in protest at the conditions of their detention.According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, 25 prisoners have gone on hunger […]

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#PalHunger | Occupation violates captive agreement, bar visits

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 10:57 AM ] GAZA,(PIC)– Tadamun Foundation for Human Rights confirmed that the Prison Service administration postponed family’s visits to prisoners from Gaza until further notice. Ahmed Betawi, a researcher at the foundation, stated that the Prison Service administration informed the prisoners’ leadership about the visits’ delay until further notice due to […]

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Gaza Foreign Ministry to Putin: the Buraq Wall is an Islamic sacred place

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 11:04 AM ] GAZA,(PIC)– The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed shock at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements during his visit to the Buraq Wall in Jerusalem, a yarmulke on his head, commenting on the deep Jewish connection to the holy site: “You can see how the Jewish past is engraved in […]

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Political prisoner al-Aker hospitalised

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 11:46 AM ] NABLUS, (PIC) The PA security forces in Nablus moved political prisoner Abdullah al-Aker to hospital because of deterioration of his health condition, while he threatened to resume his hunger strike starting Saturday. Medical sources said that he is suffering spinal sharp pain because of the torture, especially Shabh […]

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UNESCO votes to add Bethlehem holy sites to world heritage list

Maan News Agency | June 29, 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — UNESCO on Friday declared Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and the nearby pilgrimage route World Heritage sites. Thirteen members of the 21-nation World Heritage Committee voted in favor of the Palestinian application, securing exactly the needed number of votes. Two countries abstained and six […]

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