Archive | July 11, 2012

Hamas says Hebron hunger strike behind electoral halt

Maan News Agency | July 11, 2012   GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Wednesday that the reason his party suspended electoral preparation in the Gaza Strip, effectively calling a halt to reconciliation with their Fatah rivals, was as a direct response to political repression in the West Bank. Addressing a […]

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Israel legalizing land grab of Palestinian land ~ by Khalid Amayreh

Al Qassam Website | 11-07-2012,10:19 By Khalid Amayreh A special committee appointed by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to look into the “legality” of Jewish colonies in the West Bank has concluded that Israel has a legal right to grab Palestinian land, irrespective of the rule of international law and any other considerations. The committee, […]

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IOF demolishes water wells, closes refugee camp

Qassam Website 11-07-2012,11:49 Al Qassam website- Al-Khalil- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished four water wells in Al-Khalil on Tuesday and closed entrance to Fawar refugee camp. The Israeli occupation authorities recently escalated demolition of water wells in various West Bank areas. Meanwhile, the IOF soldiers closed the iron gate entrance to Fawar refugee camp also […]

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IOA renews administrative detention of six Palestinians

Qassam Website 11-07-2012,10:30 Agencies – The Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) has renewed the administrative detention, without charge, of six Palestinian detainees on Monday including Rafat Nassif, a Hamas leader in Tulkarem. Osama Makbul, a lawyer with the Tadamun foundation for human rights, said that the Israeli military commander imposed the administrative sentences. He recalled that […]

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Medical negligence: Designed to Kill | Human rights violations in Ramla prison hospital

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 09:10 AM ] GAZA,(PIC)– Waed Society for Captives and ex-captives warned of the seriousness of the sick Palestinian prisoners’ disastrous situation in occupation prisons, and in Ramle prison hospital in particular. Waed considered, in a press release on Wednesday, the so-called Ramla prison hospital as an isolation section in which Palestinian […]

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#GazaUnderAttack | Report | 15 Gazans including children killed in Israeli attacks last month

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 08:41 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– 15 Palestinians including three children were killed and 75 others including 16 children and five women were wounded during Israeli military attacks on the Gaza Strip in last June, according to a report by Al-Mizan center for human rights. The report covered Israel’s violation of human […]

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Occupation bans books and handicrafts in prisons

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 08:57 AM ] GAZA,(PIC)– The Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies reported that the Israeli prison administration continues to prevent the Palestinian female prisoners from having access to books or handicraft materials aiming to impose more restrictions on prisoners in order to increase their suffering. Riad Ashkar, the center’s director, said in […]

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Nine children, youths taken from Azzun village

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 08:58 AM ] QALQILIA, (PIC)– In a new wave of arrests in Azzun village, Qalqilia province, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up nine children and young men on Wednesday. Local sources said that IOF soldiers broke into the village in a pre-dawn raid and stormed many houses and savagely searched them. […]

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Israeli Eradication of History: Disappearing Mosques

A Palestinian man holds prayer beads as he stands near an Israeli border police officer outside a damaged mosque in West Bank village of Jaba near Ramallah 19 June 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Mohamad Torokman) By: Jonathan Cook Al Akhbar English | Published Monday, July 9, 2012 The discovery of a rare aerial photo of […]

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Human Rights, Pregnancy and Israeli Checkpoints

  Jurist | July 11, 2012 JURIST Guest Columnist Abeer Hashayka, an LL.M. Candidate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2012, examines the treatment of Palestinian families at Israeli checkpoints and calls for safe, reliable access to hospitals and clinics during pregnancy… For most families, the birth of a child is […]

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Israeli forces detain 9 from Qalqiliya village

Maan News Agency | July 11, 2012 QALQILIYA (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained nine people Wednesday from the Azzun village east of Qalqiliya after raiding the area at dawn and searching people’s homes, locals said. The detainees were identified as 16-year-olds Sinan Ahmad Radwan, Qussay Saleh Mashaal, Asaad Abdul Salam Hussain and Alaa Ghaleb Radwan […]

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The Gaza government condemns human rights violations in West Bank

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 07:49 PM ] GAZA,(PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza has condemned the continued escalation of human rights violations in West Bank especially after agreement on the Palestinian national reconciliation. The government denounced in its statement on Tuesday evening these practices that aim to foil the reconciliation efforts. The government called on […]

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Palestinians of the 1948 occupied lands threaten to start civil disobedience

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 06:45 PM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Palestinian political and popular committees in the 1948 occupied lands threatened to start civil disobedience if the Israeli government insisted on passing a new law imposing civil or military service on the Arab young men. The Likud party led by premier Benjamin Netanyahu approved the […]

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Haneyya urges Egypt to open Rafah crossing round the clock

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 06:48 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Gaza premier Ismail Haneyya has called on Cairo to open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza round-the-clock. Haneyya, who was inaugurating the first stage of upgrading the terminal, said, “We are looking forward to turning a new page in the Egyptian-Palestinian relations”. He called […]

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Israeli Occupation authority restricts movement freedom in O. J’lem as Ramadan is nearing

[ PIC 11/07/2012 – 09:16 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– As the holy month of Ramadan is approaching, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) starts to impose further restrictions on the movement of Palestinian natives and visitors in occupied Jerusalem. Samer Ayesh, a merchant from Bab Al-Amoud area, said that before and during the holy month […]

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