Archive | July 2, 2012

Five more detainees in PA jails join the hunger strike

[ PIC 02/07/2012 – 07:39 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Five detainees in the PA intelligence prison in Al-Khalil have announced they are going on open hunger strike as of today Monday protesting their detention despite court orders for their release. Reliable sources said that one of the detainees is from Al-Khalil city while one is […]

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Palestinians in Lebanon: No Resting in Peace

Temporary solutions such as burying “relatives on top of each other” are no longer feasible. The cemetery can no longer receive any more dead people. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By: Qassem Qassem | Al Akhbar |  Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Palestinian cemeteries in Lebanon are running out of room. With the Lebanese cemeteries refusing the dead, […]

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IOF soldiers serves summonses to young men in Al-Khalil villages

[PIC 02/07/2012 – 04:19 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed three villages in Al-Khalil on Monday and served summonses to three young men for interrogation at intelligence headquarters in Etzion detention center, local sources told the PIC. IOF soldiers also on Monday broke into several suburbs in Al-Khalil city including the industrial […]

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Palestinian Authority Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters

Indy Bay Media | Stephen Lendman | July 2, 2012   President Mahoud Abbas is a longstanding Israeli collaborator. He and unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad serve illegitimately. Abbas’ term expired on January 9, 2009. He’s no longer president of Palestine. He won’t step down. Israel supports him. In return, he takes orders, salutes, and […]

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#GazaUnderAttack | Tawtheeq: The Israeli Occupation launched 58 deadly strikes on Gaza last month

[ 02/07/2012 – 07:38 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The central commission for documentation and pursuit of Israeli war criminals-Tawtheeq said the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) bombed the Gaza Strip in last June more than 58 times during which 19 Palestinians were killed. Tawtheeq added in a press release on its website that the Israeli aerial […]

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Mishaal: Resistance, martyrdom our strategic path toward liberation

[ 02/07/2012 – 07:43 PM ] AMMAN, (PIC)– Political bureau chairman of Hamas Khaled Mishaal has said that resistance and martyrdom would remain his movement’s strategic option to achieve liberation of Palestine. Addressing the last day in the mourning ceremony of late Hamas leader Kamal Ghannaja, who was found dead in his apartment in Damascus […]

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Al-Qassam: We back the national unity but not with an Israeli-allied party

[ PIC 02/07/2012 – 04:12 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said it backs the Palestinian reconciliation, but it should not be with parties working for the Israeli occupation and the Americans. “The reconciliation must be built on national foundations and a program of genuine resistance against the occupation, but […]

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Aqsa foundation: Secret excavations are still underway in Al-Maghariba ramp

[ PIC 02/07/2012 – 01:57 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) is carrying out nowadays secret excavations and demolitions of historical ruins in the area of Al-Maghariba Gate, one of the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances. In a press release on Sunday, the Aqsa foundation […]

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Israel’s warplanes strike south Lebanon

An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off during an air show. (Photo: AFP – Jack Guez) Published Monday, July 2, 2012 | Al Akhbar Israeli warplanes struck south Lebanon on Monday afternoon in a rare attack on the country since Israel’s war on Lebanon in 2006, the National News Agency confirmed. Israeli jets fired […]

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Dozens of Israeli soldiers and settlers break into Aqsa mosque

[ PIC 02/07/2012 – 04:09 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Dozens of Israeli soldiers and settlers stormed the Aqsa mosque on Monday in three groups and strolled inside its plazas. The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage (AFEH) said that one of the Israeli officers walked beside workers, who were busy with repair works inside […]

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Originally posted on Desertpeace:
Talk of the week here in Israel was about who should serve in the IDF. On Saturday I was asked what I thought about avowed racists and new arrivals to the illegal settlements serving; my immediate ‘knee jerk’ reaction was “they should go to Poland, not here”! * What caused me…

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Profile of Institutionalized Racism ~ by Stephen Lendman

Author: Stephen Lendman Summary: Israel Profile of Institutionalized Racism by Stephen Lendman | June 2, 2012 | Chicago Indy Media According to Hamoked, the Center for the Defence of the Individual, Israel revoked residency rights for about 240,000 Gaza and West Bank Palestinians from 1967 to 1994. About 15,000 were aged 90 or older. Another […]

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West Bank jitters as Abbas forces crush protests

Members of the Palestinian security forces attack demonstrators in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 1 July 2012 (Photo: Reuters – Mohamad Torokman) Al Akhbar | Monday, July 2, 2012 The Palestinian Authority (PA) has promised to investigate the conduct of its personnel after security forces crushed two protests over the weekend. Minister of […]

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South Africa’s ANC calls for more pressure on Israel

Al Akhbar English | July 2, 2012 South Africa’s ruling party has called for an increased boycott of Israeli products and greater support for the Palestinians at its annual conference. The African National Congress, led by many who struggled against Apartheid until 1994, agreed to “increase” pressure on the Israeli state at the conference last […]

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Gaza man who lost his legs cleans cars to support family

Maan News Agency | July 2, 2012 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Without legs, and with only one working eye and arm, Ibrahim Abu Thraya has not given up. Once a fisherman working on the Gaza shores, he was hit by an Israeli rocket in December 2008 during Israel’s war on the coastal enclave. Abu Thraya […]

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