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Awarta 1 Month under Siege: Collective Punishment Beneath the Blanket of World’s Silence & Ignorance

SPECIAL TOPIC …continuous updates… occupiedpalestine | Apr 12, 2011 For 1 whole month now,  the Village of ‘ Awarta is under curfew, suffering of disgusting Israeli agrression, curfews, arrest, violent forced DNA tests. While actually,  no one at all has been charged officialy for the horrible killing of 5 Jewish Settlers in the nearby situated […]

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ei: Aid industry doing no harm in Palestine?

Samer Abdelnour, The Electronic Intifada, 22 March 2011 Discourses of “aid,” “development” and “reconstruction” shield Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonial project. (Khaleel Reash/MaanImages) The “Palestine Papers” reveal fully the extent to which Palestinians have neither genuine leadership nor a partner for peace. At the foreground is an unrepresentative “authority” prepared to compromise the most fundamental […]

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Israel seals West Bank before Purim holiday

JERUSALEM, Mar 18, 2011 (AFP) – The Israeli army has sealed off the occupied West Bank until Monday night for fear of attacks during the Jewish Purim holiday, the military said. The closure came into effect Thursday night and will be lifted at 11.59 pm (2159 GMT) on Monday, the military spokesman’s office said in […]

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Israeli minister calls for 1000 new housing units in West Bank settlements for every settler killed

MEMO | Monday, 14 March 2011 15:00 Eli Yishai: 1000 units for every settler of the five who were killed in the illegal settlement of Itamar. Israel’s Interior Minister has called on the government to start building 5000 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank. Eli Yishai says that this will be 1000 units […]

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Meet the people bringing down the division

Published today (updated) 12/03/2011 20:57 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — “The people want to end the division,” said protesters in the Gaza Strip on Friday. Activists in Gaza and elsewhere are gearing up for protests on Tuesday calling for an end to division and restoring national unity. Leaders from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others got an […]

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Dozens injured in clashes across the West Bank

[ 12/03/2011 – 07:20 AM ]   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Dozens suffered from the effects of breathing tear gas during clashes that broke out with Israeli soldiers after Friday prayers in Bil’in, Ma’sara and East Jerusalem. Bil’in Dozens of Palestinians and foreign activists were injured when Israeli forces cracked down on a weekly Bil’in march […]

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Blaming Them For Outpost Demolition, Settlers Intensify Attacks Against Palestinians

Tuesday March 01, 2011 10:38 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Angered by the Israeli army for demolishing on Monday four homes at the Gilad illegal settlement outpost near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli settlers carried out several attacks against the Palestinians, and vowed further attacks in coming days. The settlers […]

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Hamas holds Abbas, Fatah responsible for ramifications of its election decision

[ 09/02/2011 – 04:47 PM ]   RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Hamas Movement on Wednesday held de facto president Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah faction fully responsible for the serious repercussions of holding unilateral elections in the West Bank on the unity of the Palestinian people and the future of their national cause. Hamas said this decision […]

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‘Israeli reactor linked to WB deaths’

PressTV -Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:41PM A view of Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor Dramatic increases in cancer cases, sterility and abnormal births in south of the West Bank is said to be linked to a uranium leak at the Dimona nuclear power plant. In villages located in the south of the West Bank, cancer cases, […]

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Hamas Criticizes PA Over US Consulate Blackwater Contract

PNN – Palestine News Network – 17.01.11 – 10:50 Bethlehem – PNN – The Islamic movement Hamas expressed its objection to the American hiring of the infamous Blackwater contracting firm, now under the name Xe Services Worldwide, for security services in the West Bank. Hamas called the move “a suspicious step” to protect Israeli and Fatah security agencies […]

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Fayyad: “Blackwater Is Not Operating In The West Bank”

Monday January 17, 2011 09:51 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Faayyad, stated Sunday that the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is not dealing with American security company, Blackwater, and that the United States hired Blackwater to provide protection for senior American figures visting the West Bank and […]

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Fayyad dismisses Blackwater allegations

Published today 22:15 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday dismissed allegations the PA was colluding with US security group Blackwater. Fayyad told Ma’an that the US hired the private security firm to protect senior American figures in the West Bank and Israel. He said the contract was assigned by the […]

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Hamas MPs: The place for Blackwater is the courts, not Palestine

[ 15/01/2011 – 09:19 AM ]   WEST BANK, (PIC)– Hamas MPs in the West Bank condemned the US for recently signing a security deal that would bring the Blackwater firm into the region, saying the place for the infamous security firm is the international criminal court in The Hague, and not Palestine. The US […]

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Hamas: PA colluding with US Blackwater

Published Jan, 13, 2011|  11:30 | Ma’an News Agency GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Following an agreement that would give private US security group Blackwater access to the West Bank, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the move meant Palestinians were “under double attack.”   Chief of the PA security forces in the West Bank Adnan Dmeiri, […]

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US Hires Blackwater-affiliated Security Firm To Operate In The West Bank – International Middle East Media Center

Tuesday January 11, 2011 15:28 by Alessandra Bajec – IMEMC & Agencies The US State Department signed a deal with a company closely associated with the Blackwater security firm to provide “security services in the West Bank”, The Washington Post said on Monday. (photo from The Daily Mail) The new deal worth more than $84 […]

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