Tag Archives: civil

IOA extends administrative detention of Palestinian MP

Palestine’s Prisoners | Pictures | Topic | Category – Torture | History | Category [ 24/11/2011 – 10:17 AM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority extended the administrative detention, without trial or charge, of Palestinian MP Mohammed Bader for four months for the third consecutive time. The office of Hamas lawmakers in the West […]

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PSCC Organizes Palestinian “Freedom Rides” on Settler Buses Next Week

REFUSING TO DIE IN SILENCE – Video PNN – Palestine News Network – 08.11.11 – 19:19 PNN -The Palestinian Solidarity Coordination Committee announced in a press release on Tuesday that it had begun a campaign to put Palestinians from the West Bank on East Jerusalem-bound settler buses next week, emulating the “Freedom Rides” of the […]

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Resheq denounces PA dismissal threat against civil servants

REFUSING TO DIE IN SILENCE – Video [ 20/09/2011 – 05:25 PM ] DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Ezzet al-Resheq, a political bureau member of Hamas, has denounced the Nablus mayor for threatening to sack civil servants who do not participate in rallies supporting the PA step of asking UN recognition of Palestine. Resheq said Tuesday on his […]

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Over 30 Palestinians held beyond sentence in Negev prison

[ 12/09/2011 – 05:52 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Over 30 Palestinians are being held two to four months beyond their sentences in the Israeli Negev prison, the Palestinian Prison Committee said Monday. The committee said that those prisoners were being kept in detention under a policy to stop a law passed by the Israeli […]

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Occupation renews administrative detention of Palestinian lawmaker

[ 26/08/2011 – 12:05 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority on Thursday extended the administrative detention (without charge or trial) of Jamal al-Natshe, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, representing al-Khalil district. Natshe was arrested on 13 January 2011, only four months after he was released from an eight-year prison term in occupation […]

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World parliamentarians say ‘appalled’ at Israel’s detention of PLC members

[ 27/07/2011 – 04:55 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Inter-Parliamentary Union said it was ”appalled” at Israel’s repeated detention of members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, calling it a violation of the Palestinians’ democratic rights. The condemnation came in a letter by the IPU Human Rights Committee directed at Palestinian MP Mushir al-Masri, who heads […]

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Israeli human rights group Physicians for Human Rights-Israel calls for civil disobedience in face of anti-boycott bill

Physicians for Human Rights Israel | July 19, 2011 Passed by the Knesset on July 11, 2011, the “Bill to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel by Means of Boycott” constitutes a harmful blow to egalitarianism, free speech, and the right to organize, and seeks to de-legitimize non-violent protest. Boycotting is a legitimate act […]

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Israel MK suspended for joining flotilla

  PressTV –  Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:45AM Hanin Zuabi has been suspended from all parliamentary activityAn Arab member of the Israeli parliament (Knesset) has been barred from carrying out her duties as a lawmaker for her participation in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year. On Monday, the Knesset’s Ethnics Committee suspended Hanin Zuabi from […]

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Israel HR group raps Tel Aviv’s cruelty

  PressTV –  Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:37AM An Israeli robotic arm with a rifle attached to it injures a Palestinian kid in the occupied Palestinian lands. (File photo) An Israeli human rights group has criticized the Tel Aviv regime forces for their unjust treatment of arrested Palestinian children. The Israeli non-governmental human rights organization, […]

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A new Israeli law criminalizes support to Palestinian civil society campaigns.

  PNN – Palestine News Network –  15.07.11 – 16:50 Ramallah – PNN – A repressive law criminalizing support for the Palestinian civil society campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was approved last night by the Israeli parliament (Knesset). The new legislation will punish both Israeli people and organisations active in any kind […]

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PRESS RELEASE | CPSGAZA: Civil Peace Service Gaza: CPS GAZA responds to Israeli naval attacks, death threats

For Immediate Release contact: Civil Peace Service Gaza +0595 567 120 When:  14 July 2011, 6:00 pm local time Where: Port of Gaza, Palestine Who: Alexandra Robinson, US human rights monitor for Civil Peace Service Gaza Khalil Shaheen, Director of the Economic and Social Rights Unit, PCHR Mahfouz Kabiriti, President of Palestine Association for Fishing […]

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PRESS RELEASE | SPSGAZA: CPS Gaza crew attacked by Israeli warship

For Immediate Release CPSGAZA | July 13, 2011 Israeli naval forces attacked the Civil Peace Service Gaza monitoring boat with water cannons earlier today.Civil Peace Service Gaza is an international third party non-violent initiative to monitor potential human rights violations in Gazan territorial waters.     The initial attack happened at 12.05pm local time. There […]

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Gaza flotilla, “flytilla” and the prospect for civil society action

By Gilad Atzmon | 12 July 2011 |   Redress Gilad Atzmon argues that this year’s Gaza flotilla has succeeded even without reaching Gaza, in that it has highlighted the true nature of Israel. But he says that pro-Palestinian activists must now turn their focus closer to home “to locate [Israel’s] mercenaries around us, in our […]

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On flotillas and the law: civil society versus Israel lobbies in US and Europe

By Lawrence Davidson | Redress | 9 July 2011 Lawrence Davidson argues that the deadly influence of Israeli special interests groups on Western governments, especially that of the USA, means that advocates of justice for the Palestinians have only one recourse: civil society actions such as the Gaza humanitarian flotillas. ”If we persist there will […]

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Sabotaging Flotilla II: Waging War Against Civil Society ~ by Prof. Em. Richard Falk

by Richard Falk | Foreign Policy Journal | July 5, 2011 The reports that two of the foreign flagged ships planning to be part of the ten vessel Freedom Flotilla II experienced similar forms of disabling sabotage creates strong circumstantial evidence of Israeli responsibility. It stretches the imagination to suppose that a sophisticated cutting of […]

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