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|International human rights monitor arrested during destruction of Palestinian home.|
International human rights monitor arrested during destruction of Palestinian home.
Today, on November 22nd, 2023 early in the morning, Israeli occupation forces bulldozed a family home in Sha’ab Al-Butum in the Yatta region of the occupied West Bank which has seen soaring levels of extremist settler and IOF violence against Palestinians and human rights defenders.
As international human rights monitors were present to document the destruction of the residence, which, according to OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is one of 916 structures demolished in 2023 up to Nov 21 with 1,555 people displaced, occupation authorities arrested a peaceful Belgian/British foreign national and currently have her detained in a central police station.
The volunteer, who was standing peacefully at the site of the demolition, is being held on outrageous allegations of “terrorism conspiracy” and “aggression against a soldier”.
Since October 7th, human rights defenders monitoring this campaign of escalating violence and terror against occupied Palestinians in the West Bank have been groped, verbally assaulted, held at gunpoint, had their phones smashed and confiscated, and the passwords to their devices demanded by occupation forces along with their proxies, the extremist ideological settlers working to ethnically cleanse the area in the South Hebron Hills.
Documenting the atrocities occurring in the occupied West Bank has included reporting on the ethnic cleansing of 15 Palestinian villages in Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills. The Palestinian families in these villages are enduring violent raids, the smashing of their vehicles, the destruction of their farming equipment, the slashing of their water tanks, invasion of their homes and threats that if they do not abandon their homes and villages to the settlers,they would all be murdered within 24 hours.
|Two tiny Palestinian villages, supported by activists, hold on against brutal murderous settlers|
ISM - The village of Wadi Tiran was given a 24 hour warning, “leave or we kill everyone”.
Wadi Tiran is a small herding community in the South Hebron Hills, occupied West Bank. On the night of 11 Novemeber, seven settlers from the illegal settler outpost of Havat Yehuda, located just above the village, arrived in Wadi Tiran, telling villages: “You have 24 hours to leave, or we will kill everyone”.
This has become the standard threat issued to herding communities across the Occupied West Bank. Fifteen of these communities have already been wiped off the map, their inhabitants succumbing to the violence and threats and fleeing in fear for the lives of their families and children.
Near Wadi Tiran there used to be the larger village of Zanuta, whose 150 residents fled their homes on 31 November under similar, persistent and violent Israeli settler threats and attacks. Though smaller, the Wadi Tiran villagers are more persistent, determined to stay on their land despite the dire threat.
|Three weeks into the Gaza War - a somber and sober assessment, with some historical perspectives|
Adam Keller - what to do in the face of this terrible situation, the like of which we have never known?
First of all, not to give up. Continue to struggle, continue to raise our voice, even in difficult conditions of isolation. Even when anyone who utters a critical voice - even to simply condemn all killing of children, whatever their ethnicity - may be denounced as "a terrorist supporter" and become a target for the harassment of the authorities and the violence of the thugs of the extreme right.
Second, to hope (and pray, those who believe that Someone is hearing prayers...) that the credit that President Biden and the European leaders give to Israel is not unlimited, and that they will at least prevent atrocities and horrors from becoming a full-fledged Genocide.
To struggle, to hope, to pray, and to guard the embers of peace and coexistence between the two peoples in this land. And more elementary than peace - try to nurture decency and simple humanity and let them survive the tide of hatred and bloodshed.
|Israelis, Palestinians, Gaza, Hamas - trying to preserve sanity |
On October 6, 1973, the Egyptian army crossed the Suez Canal. This was a strategic surprise, Israeli intelligence did not foresee it and the IDF was not prepared for it. This was the beginning of a difficult and bitter war.
Fifty years and one day later, on October 7, 2023, Hamas crossed the border of the Gaza Strip. And once again it was a strategic surprise, which Israeli intelligence did not foresee and the IDF was not prepared for. And apparently this is again the beginning of a hard and bitter war.
The similarity between the two situations - fifty years ago and now - is not reduced to the strategic surprise that the State of Israel received. There is a great similarity between the background in the years preceding the 1973 war and the background in the last years preceding today`s outbreak.Is history repeating itself?
|Netanyahu`s US visit: Israel`s `Cold Civil War` spreads to the streets of New York|
The Israeli Anti-Occupation Bloc in NYC is organizing a rally outside Netanyahu’s hotel. Next week, Bibi will arrive in NYC for the UN General Assembly, hoping to get the support he`s used to from world leaders and the Biden Administration.
This cannot be a pleasant visit for Bibi. He and his extremist government are allowing and promoting settler violence, expanding the occupation daily, and continuing the settler-led judicial overhaul.
Join us in demanding:
👉 Stop settler violence
👉 End the occupation
👉 Democracy for all, from the river to the sea
📢 Bring signs and come with energy!
📢 Spread the word and invite your peers!
📢 Join us!
*Tuesday, 09/19, 5 pm*
Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave, NY NY
|Zoom events this week: Israeli mass protests / Traums in Gaza|
Today (Monday July 31): Adam Keller speaks by zoom about the Israeli situation / Wed. Aug. 2: Webinar on Blockade, Bombings, Continuing Trauma - Assessing Mental Health in Gaza
|United Nations Conference: `The impact of Israeli settlement policies on the Palestinian population in Jerusalem|
2023 Conference on the Question of Jerusalem
"The impact of Israeli settlement policies on the Palestinian population
Convened by the
United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)
and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
20 July 2023
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (New York time)
Today, 20 July 2023, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene the annual conference on Jerusalem under the theme “The impact of Israeli settlement policies on the Palestinian population".
The conference will be held virtually from 10am-12pm (EST) and will be broadcast live at the following link: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1l/k1lw8t4qoe
Arabic/English interpretation will be available.
Further details on the speakers and programme are available on our website: www.un.org/unispal/
We hope you can join us!
The general public can send their questions in advance and during the event via the Committee Facebook page, Twitter account, the email firstname.lastname@example.org and via WhatsApp (+1 646 421 0579).
For further information, please visit https://www.un.org/unispal/. Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #Rights4Palestine on their social media and to tag the Committee’s social media pages using Twitter & Instagram: @UNISPAL, Facebook: @UN.palestinianrights.
Share live updates from the Committee Twitter account and Facebook page.
|Occupation forces injure mourners following funeral of slain infant Mohammad Tamimi|
Manal Tamimi / Yonatan Pollak - Today, the people of the village of Nabi Saleh bid farewell to the slain infant Muhammad Tamimi, who died after being shot in the head by an Israeli soldier. During the funeral, confrontations broke out between the village youth and the occupying military that surrounded the village. Later that afternoon, while mourners were gathered at the grandparents` home, the occupation forces forcefully entered the village. Six of the villagers were injured.
Among the injured is Maher Tamimi, whose brother Qusai was tragically shot dead by the occupation forces last September. Maher sustained a gunshot wound in the pelvis, with the bullet entering his intestines. Renowned human rights defender Neriman Tamimi was targeted by a soldier, who struck her in the face with a rifle, and another mourner was hit in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet.
|Nabi Saleh village assaulted - toddler shot in the head died in hospital|
The Israeli occupation forces have escalated their assaults on the West Bank Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh targeting civilians, including a toddler, with live ammunition.
On Thursday June 1, 2023, the occupation forces placed a military checkpoint at the entrance to the village and prevented cars from passing. They forced some young men to get out of their cars and began to attack them physically, without reason.
At approximately 7:30 pm one of the soldiers stationed near the military tower shot Haitham al-Tamimi, 40, in the shoulder, and his son, Mohammed al-Tamimi, 21/2, in the head, as they were about to get into their car. Haitham was operated on in Ramallah Hospital, but his son, Mohammed, was found to be inoperable with a bullet lodged in his brain. After several days in critical condition, the toddler today (June 5 th ) succumbed to his wounds and died today.
|No pasarán! Confront the racist "March of the Flags" in Jerusalem! |
Fascism will not pass — Opposing the march, seeking a free Jerusalem
Hebrew and Arabic after English
Thursday // 18.5 // Protest // Center City—Khatulot Square // 16:30
In recent months, we’ve been demonstrating for democracy in Israel, while in East Jerusalem live over 350,000 Palestinian residents with no Israeli citizenship, who are blocked from voting and from political representation in the parliament and government, and who are subject to institutionalized violence.
On the upcoming Jerusalem Day, we will all stand in solidarity with the residents of East Jerusalem, and call for justice, equality, and freedom for all residents of the city. Opposite the violent March of Flags, which celebrates Jewish supremacy, and severely harms the residents of East Jerusalem, we present an anti-occupation alternative.
The March of Flags, which in past years has crossed through the heart of the Muslim Quarter, is a march of hatred and racism. On the day of the march, the merchants of the Old City are required to close up their shops at an early hour, and the Palestinian residents in the streets and their homes are exposed to extreme violence from this racist mob — calls of “Mohammad is dead” and “may your villages burn,” along with physical violence that endangers Palestinian lives.
On this day, we are obligated to resist these dark and violent forces that sweep the city. Join us on Thursday in calling for a different future—one of equality, justice, and freedom.
Thursday // 18.5 // Protest // Center City—Khatulot Square // 16:30
|For previous articles since 2004 go to respective sections |
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|B`Tselem & Kerem Navot:This Is Ours – And This, Too : Israel’s Settlement Policy in the West Bank|
|Raja Shehadeh:Issa Amro`s plight highlights Israel`s intolerance of even nonviolent protest|
|Mohammed El-Kurd:Why are Palestinians being forced to prove their humanity?|