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Press Release of Israel Committee for Residency RightsIsrael Committee for Residency Rights "On Monday, October 23, 2006 ICRR—Israeli Committee for Residency Rights—launched its program in Jerusalem at Daila. The ICRR calls upon the Israeli public to join in demanding from the Israeli government to desist from violating basic human rights and humanitarian norms, by granting the right of residency to individuals of Palestinian descent who wish to dwell with their families in their homes." 26/10/2006
Barred from Contact: Violation of the Right to Visit Palestinians Held in Israeli Prisons B`Tselem - "Israel holds in prison more than 9,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The vast majority are held in prisons situated inside Israel `s sovereign territory, and not in the Occupied Territories . Holding these prisoners and detainees in Israel flagrantly breaches international humanitarian law, which prohibits the transfer of civilians, including detainees and prisoners, from the occupied territory to the territory of the occupying state. Israel `s disregard for this prohibition is one of the main reasons that the prisoners and their families are unable to exercise their right to visits in a reasonable manner. " 26/10/2006
Education Minister orders schools to commemorate Kafr Qasem massacre Yulie Khromchenko and Yoav Stern - Haaretz - "The brigade commander received a purely symbolic penalty - a fine of 10 prutot."25/10/2006
Gaza gunmen release AP photographerASSOCIATED PRESS - The Jerusalem Post - "Haniyeh said the kidnapping "contradicts Palestinian morals and heritage." He also expressed solidarity with Morenatti`s family and the AP team in Gaza."25/10/2006
Peace Now: 43% of settlements built on private Palestinian landNadav Shragai-Haaretz -"..the establishment of an outpost on private Palestinian land cannot by authorized, even retrospectively." According to Sasson, the outposts should be dismantled, "the sooner the better."20/10/2006
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory : No. 41/2006, 12- 18 Oct. 2006PCHR - "Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Escalate Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)" 19/10/2006
Heated debate over use of torture Jonathan Marcus - BBC News - "Support for using torture is generally greatest in those countries who see themselves as actively engaged in a struggle against political violence. 43% of those questioned in Israel; 42% in Iraq; 36% of Americans; and 32% in India believe that some degree of torture should be allowed if it provides information that saves innocent lives." 19/10/2006
Weekly digest: Report from checkpointsMachsomWatch - general email - Bethlehem CP. (...) "From the traffic lights to the place where the old CP used to stand there were scores of busses, and lots of Ultra Orthodox in full gear. Probably heading to Rachel`s Tomb, or returning there from. At the roundabout near the new CP were more busses, and a couple of soldiers and police. However, the CP was empty, and no busses came to drop off Palestinians heading home. Succot closure."17/10/2006
Israel Bars New Palestinian Students From Its Universities Over Security ConcernsDINA KRAFT - The New York Times - "The official ban comes before the beginning of the Israeli academic year at the end of October. But in effect it dates from the Palestinian uprising that began in the fall of 2000." 11/10/2006
Peace Now Reveals New Topics on Israeli Illegal Colonies in West Bank WAFA - "It focuses on the illegal outposts of Hayovel and Haresha." 11/10/2006
OCHA briefings 27 Sept--3 Oct.: casualties, flying checkpoints etc. OCHA - www.ochaopt.org - The IDF conducted eight incursions into various locations in the Gaza Strip. At the end of the reporting period, IDF soldiers remain present inside the Gaza Strip at the Gaza international airport, east of Rafah.7/10/2006
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Assessment of damages caused bei the IDF operations in the Gaza Strip : 26.6. - 28.8.06UNDP - "Following the kidnapping of an IDF soldier by three Palestinian militants, the IDF launched a military offensive in the Gaza strip on 28 June 06 codenamed "Operation Summer Rains". In addition to killing 200 Palestinians including 44 children, the operation resulted in extended damage to Palestinian infrastructure and economy in the Gaza strip"5/10/2006
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U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem expresses concern about Israeli refusals to issue visasEI - "The Consulate and Embassy provided hotlines for those experiencing difficulties at Israeli ports of entry and urged that all instances of such Israeli denials of entry to be immediately reported."4/10/2006
MIFTAH`s Facts & Figures MIFTAH - Statistics and numbers documented September 28th, 2000 - October 09, 200612/10/2006
Six years of Intifada - casualtiesB`Tselem figures22/10/2006
U.S. protests restrictions on its citizens entering West Bank Aluf Benn - Haaretz - "A diplomatic source in Jerusalem said on Tuesday that the individuals involved have been blacklisted for security reasons, based on targeted intelligence."18/10/2006
Haim Gouri: From hard times to bad times Shiri Lev-Ari - Ha`aretz - Oct. 3 - "As a boy in Emek Hefer I witnessed the drying of the swamps, the planting of the orchards by my uncle and his comrades, but I also saw the Arabs who lived there - on the land that was purchased by the Jewish National Fund - uprooted from their land, sometimes violently. My mother cried for two weeks after she saw two fellows from the `Association for Hebrew Production` scattering in the street crates of cucumbers and tomatoes that belonged to an Arab peddler who`d come into our neighborhood." [Editor`s comment: worth reading, though there is much we would not agree to.] 3/10/2006
Ilan Pappe: Israeli academia deserves to be boycottedIlan Pappe - Irish Times - Oct 03, 2006 - Israeli academia is guilty as charged by the Palestinian academics. By not raising their voices in protest, Israeli academics allow the atrocities to continue. Moreover, Israeli academia is providing the moral infrastructure for the occupation and key members of it assist in its daily praxis. 3/10/2006
Jesse Jackson: It is pre-conditions for talks that will not allow talksChristian Henderson - Al-Jazeera - Sept. 5 - One of the great tragedies is that American foreign policy is being exposed as weak, because by not talking it has eliminated its capacity to help determine the outcome. There is no talk with Iran, no talk with Syria or Hezbollah or Hamas. The US is locked into dead-end diplomacy. It is pre-conditions for talks that will not allow talks. You should talk unconditionally. But if you don`t talk you cannot enforce the outcome, so the US has opted for the sideline. 3/10/2006
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