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Text of Abu Mazen, Olmert and Bush speeches at Annapolis (including joint statement) [Whatever one thinks of the Annapolis Conference, the text of the speeches should be available here for future reference. Bush`s speech also includes the text of the Joint Statement, which is likely to be quoted again and again in the near future, especially in the context of mutual recriminations and accusations of non-adherance. Ed.]28/11/2007
Two thirds of Palestinians: Annapolis failureJMCC (Jerusalem Media and Communications Center) - In the JMCC poll, 62% of the (Palestinian) respondents expect the failure of Annapolis and 35.3% hope for success. Of these expecting failure, 47% said nothing will change, 28% expect a new Intifada, and 21.7% expect or want a third party intervention. 28/11/2007
Walls of Shame: West Bank - 19 Nov 07 - Ep 3 - Part 1 and 2Links to YouTube - two videos produced by Al Jazeera - " A look at the most controversial wall in the world today. 24/11/2007
PHR-Israel Gaza Update Physicians for Human Rights - PHR-Israel’s three demands as presented to the State in the High Court of Justice (HCJ) petition, 7.11: 1. That the State permit immediate passage of eleven individual patients in life-threatening condition to care unavailable in Gaza 2. That the State ensure access of all patients needing medical care unavailable in Gaza to medical centers outside Gaza, as a matter of policy. 3.That the GSS (Israeli secret services, Shabac) desist immediately from conditioning the exit of patients from Gaza on acting as informers on others. 22/11/2007
Settlements and Outposts in the West Bank A Peace Now presentation of maps and information regarding the settlements and outpost. Download 1.14 MB. [Editor`s comment (VB): I do not support the "solution" in the end of the presentation. Nevertheless, informative].20/11/2007
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From the `Frog` to the `Banana` Position: Torturing Palestinian DetaineesSTEPHEN LENDMAN - Counterpunch - "B`Tselem`s May, 2007 report states that the Israeli Security Agency (ISA - formerly called the General Security Service or GSS) admits to using "exceptional" methods that include "physical pressure" of interrogation in "ticking bomb" cases that can be used as an excuse to abuse anyone. In addition, law enforcement officials openly admit harsh measures are approved retroactively so that Palestinian detainee rights can be freely violated without fear of recrimination."15/11/2007
Collective punishment of Gaza population must end!European Jews for a just Peace - "The civilian population of Gaza has been virtually imprisoned and under constant siege, a siege imposed by the occupying power, Israel. It has suffered arduous sanctions, boycott, economic strangulation, total deprivation and poverty, especially after the democratic elections held in the Occupied Territories in January 2006 that brought Hamas into power. The constant and brutal attacks by the Israeli army on a civilian, captive and defenseless population, almost half of which are children, constitute a direct violation of human rights."15/11/2007
Inside Gaza: the main playersThe Guardian - Conal Urquhart in Gaza City profiles the three main groups - Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad - vying for power 12/11/2007
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, No. 44/2007, 1.- 7. 11. 07PCHR - During the reporting period, IOF killed 5 Palestinians, including a man and his son, in the Gaza Strip and wounded 18 others in the Gaza Strip. 9/11/2007
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Israel Undermines Higher Education – and its Own Best Interest – in Gaza Gisha - Some 1.5 million people are today effectively imprisoned within the 360 square kilometer Gaza Strip. Among them are more than 670 university students who seek to exercise their right to travel abroad to pursue higher education, broaden their intellectual horizons and gain professional training. Some of them had already begun their coursework abroad but their studies came to an abrupt halt when they became stranded in the Gaza Strip while visiting their families this summer. Others seek to begin their studies and have even secured scholarships for this purpose.8/11/2007
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Peace Now Settlements Report May - October 2007Peace Now - Construction in the Settlements and Outposts continues. The Settlers` new trick: Instead of transporting from Israel – construction of caravans on spot. Hundreds of New Housing Units for Ultra Orthodox Settlers in Giv`at Ze`ev 8/11/2007
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Mezan Report: “Israeli Army has killed four Palestinians since Sunday in Gaza invasions"Mezan Center For Human Rights - IMEMC - "The Israeli army has escalated its military operations in the Gaza Strip and killed four Palestinians, including a father and his son, and injured four others; including a child, since Sunday 4 November 2007." 8/11/2007
OCHA Latest Humanitarian Situation Report on Gaza 01 - 31 Oct. 2007OCHA - "Karni crossing, the main crossing for commercial goods, remains closed since 13 June. On 28 October,Israel announced the permanent closure of Sufa crossing. Kerem Shalom is now the only crossing open for the movement of goods into the Gaza Strip. Rafah crossing remains closed. The amount of goods entering Gaza has decreased by 71% since before the Karni closure, from an average of 253 truckloads per day in April to an average of 74 in October. "7/11/2007
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Tarabut: we hope the warmongering Annapolis conference failsTarabut Press release - A true end to the Israeli occupation and full Palestinian independence in its stead is the only basis for a peace agreement. Without this, any diplomatic process is mere deception, and will ultimately serve to increase violence and justify the next war. Palestinian unity in opposition to the occupation is a basic interest of both Palestinian citizens and Israelis seeking to live in peace and safety. www.tarabut.info 4/11/2007
Human Rights Organizations Petition Supreme Court against Suspension of Power Supply to Gaza B`Tselem - "“The damage that will be inflicted by the disrupting of electricity and fuel supplies cannot be controlled, nor can its consequences. Deliberately obstructing the civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip is illegal. International law does not allow “minor” damage: It bans collective punishment entirely,” argued the petitioners. "1/11/2007
Protection of Civilians Weekly Report for 17 - 23 Oct. 2007OCHA - Barrier construction on Palestinian land extending between Rantis (northwest of Ramallah governorate) and Beit Nuba (southwest of Ramallah governorate) is complete, except for Al Midya-Ni’lin section. Barrier construction between Al Midya and Ni’lin has been planned but is pending a decision by the Israeli High Court of Justice based on appeals submitted by Ni’lin village residents and Hashmon’im settlers (each side is demanding that the barrier be pushed closer to the other side). Construction continues on ‘Abud land to encircle Beit Arye and Ofarim settlements as part of the extension of the “Ariel finger.” Construction is taking place around the two settlements and parallel to bypass Road 564. The Barrier will isolate 3,800 dunums of the village land."1/11/2007
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Adalah NewsletterAdalah - "Human Rights Organizations Petition Supreme Court Demanding that Electricity and Fuel Supplies to Gaza not be Disrupted; Supreme Court Orders State to Respond to Petition within Five Days" 1/11/2007
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