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French politician asks if Palestinian children killed in Gaza are “halal meat”

by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 07/23/2014 – 14:32 In an extreme sign of the anti-Muslim hatred and pro-Israel sentiment among France’s political elite, an elected official took to Twitter to ask mockingly if Palestinian children killed in Israel’s onslaught on Gaza were “halal meat.”Jacques Renaud, the deputy mayor of Montreuil-Juigné in western France, uses Twitter […]

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Mayor wants ‘sole Jewish rule’ in Jerusalem

Maan News Agency | May 7, 2013 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israel’s mayor of Jerusalem said Tuesday that Palestinians will never have sovereignty in the Holy City, suggesting that they rename Ramallah as “northern Jerusalem” instead. Speaking to The Times of Israel news site, Nir Barkat said it was in Jerusalem’s DNA to be under “sole […]

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Israel places Tawil under administrative detention

[ PIC 20/01/2013 – 08:10 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– The Tadamun foundation for human rights said that the Israeli occupation authorities placed Sheikh Jamal Al-Tawil under administrative detention. Osama Makbul, a lawyer with the foundation, said that Ofer military court ruled the detention of Tawil, 49, for six months at the orders of the military […]

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Christmas message from the mayor of Bethlehem

By Vera Baboun | Maan News Agency | Dec 16, 2012   In a silent and unique night that held the tidings of a glorious event, Jesus Christ was born in the manger of a humble grotto in the town of Bethlehem. The prophecy was fulfilled “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear […]

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Israeli Mayor to Demolish UN Humanitarian Agency Emergency Shelter

Thursday August 09, 2012 16:39 by Kelly Joiner – International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group & Agencies Israeli Mayor of occupied Jerusalem, Nir Bakat, approved the demolition of two structures built by the United Nations (UN) as temporary emergency shelter for Palestinian families after Israel demolished their homes. Home demolition in Beit Hanina. Source: […]

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A Palestinian mayor issues desperate appeal to the world to restore his village’s lifeline

Mondoweiss | by Philip Weiss on April 19, 2012 Haj Sami Sadiq, at destroyed road last October Yesterday the Israeli army again destroyed roads linking Al Aqaba in the Jordan Valley (Area C) to neighboring villages. This is the letter Mayor Haj Sami Sadiq wrote yesterday. His update of conditions is near the end…. We, […]

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Mayor: Israel to demolish 12 Jordan Valley homes

Ethnic Cleansing – Topic | Settlement Construction – Category – Pictures Maan News Agency | Jan 25, 2012   TUBAS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have handed out 12 demolition orders to residents of al-Aqaba village, the local mayor said Wednesday. The mayor of Tubas visited al-Aqaba and condemned Israeli threats to demolish homes and shelters […]

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Bethlehem Mayor: New checkpoints show Israeli ‘contempt’

  PNN – Palestine News Network  | 23.08.11 – 14:56 A new checkpoint at Ma’ale Adumim on the road to Ramallah forced Palestinians to wait for up to four hours on Sunday. The move comes during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims traditionally avoid eating and drinking during the hours of daylight. As a […]

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Ufree condemns new indictment filed against mayor’s daughter

[ 30/07/2011 – 04:57 PM ] OSLO, (PIC)– The European network to support the Palestinian prisoners (Ufree) has condemned Israel’s continued detention of the 17-year-old daughter of the mayor of Al-Beira near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The statement comes as the Israeli military prosecutor has placed new charges against her and signs of […]

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Ufree slams Israel’s continued detention of Palestinian mayor’s daughter

[ 19/07/2011 – 08:09 AM ] OSLO, (PIC)– The European network to support the rights of Palestinian prisoners (Ufree) has expressed strong condemnation after an Israeli court extended the detention of the daughter of Jamal al-Tawil, the mayor of Al-Beira near the West Bank city of Ramallah. In a statement, Ufree, which is headquartered in […]

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The Mayor of Bethlehem, a US Citizen under Siege

PNN – Palestine News Network – 17.01.11 – 12:14 Fadi Abu Saada &Ghassan Bannoura – PNN – Dr. Victor Batarseh, mayor of Bethlehem, accused of close ties to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine  (PFLP) and the Islamic Hamas movement, has been boycotted by visiting American and European officials. Dr. Victor Batarseh […]

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