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Today in Palestine! ~ Headlines February 26, 2011 ~Shadi Fadda--Mayor: Settlers damage field near Ramallah RAMALLAH (Ma‘an) 26 Feb -- Settlers attacked a village northeast of Ramallah on Friday and ruined wheat fields, officials said. Al-Magheer village mayor Faraj An-Na’as said Adei Ad settlers used a tractor to spray the wheat with chemicals. He said farmers cannot reach their land except except during certain times of the year after getting permission from Israel. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=363380 27/2/2011
J Street goes it alone with Israel program for American youth Rafael Ahren--Taglit-Birthright, who bring Diaspora Jews who have never been to Israel on an organized trip on free 10-day trips, refused to allow a trip organized by J Street.27/2/2011
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Israeli soldier hits Israeli activist in face with butt of his rifle 27/2/2011
Statement by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator on Further Demolitions in Khirbet Tana OCHA - The United Nations condemns the demolition of temporary tented structures sheltering families from the weather in Khirbet Tana. This is the second such incident affecting the community in February 2011.24/2/2011
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Medical delegation from Physicians for Human Rights (Israel) enters the Gaza-strip.Salah Hay Yihyeh - PHR - First and foremost the lack of basic medicines and medical supplies are stressed. Essential medication for cancer patients is lacking, and a long list was presented to the delegation. But even basic medication, such as pediatric paracetamol syrup has been absent for one month. Essential medical equipment is unavailable. For instance, the CT-apparatus in Khan Yunis European Hospital has been out of order for 10 months, because of missing spare parts. In Nasser Children`s Hospital the CT machine is non-functioning since there is no money for repairs. In Al-Shifa Hospital no blood tests could be performed for one month because of lack of necessary materials. 24/2/2011
Interactive Libya Map: Who`s Controlling WhereFrom Reuters and Al Jazeera.26/2/2011
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French court reveals Settlement-labeling fraud committed by Carmel Agrexcothe judge of the commercial court in Montpellier ordered a state official to investigate the use of the port at Sete by Agrexco...Agrexco imports settlement produce and certifies them as Israeli produce in such a way that constitutes illegal fraud. 19/2/2011
Wikileaks: Economic Reasons Behind the Siege on GazaShir Hever - AIC - "This document demonstrates that the Israeli government is in fact strangling the Gazan economy in order to turn Gaza into a captive market for Israeli products and maintain demand for the Israeli shekel – all in the name of ‘fighting terrorism.’ It also demonstrates that the international community – and especially the US – have allowed this policy to continue"14/2/2011
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Today in Palestine--Headlines February 11, 2011Shadi Fadda--In wake of fourth demolition, Tana villagers vow to rebuild Nablus - PNN 10 Feb - On Wednesday, Israeli army bulldozers demolished all but the mosque in the tiny village of Tana, east of Nablus, because it did not have the required permits. On Thursday afternoon, the villagers began to rebuild. This is their fourth time. Thirty-five buildings in all were destroyed, most of them makeshift houses constructed of metal siding, pipes, and blue tarp. Now most of the roughly 200 villagers made homeless by the demolitions must move to nearby caves as winter winds and rain buffet this mountainous region of the West Bank. Livestock sheds were destroyed, so five thousand sheep are shivering. Nobody, however, is leaving Tana. "This is my life," said one man, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals. "I was born here and I have my children here. I won’t leave." http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9540&Itemid=62 13/2/2011
Israel in worst shape for water resources in MideastJPOST.COM STAFF--An Indian thinktank, Strategic Foresight Group, released a report Saturday that claims that Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories are in the worst shape in the Middle East with clean water resources, citing a 500-700 million cubic meter water deficit each. Middle Eastern counties will have no choice to cooperate as water resources in the region dwindle causing shortages, the report said. 13/2/2011
Turkey Gaza flotilla probe: Five shot dead at close rangeThe Associated Press--A Turkish government inquiry into Israel`s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed eight Turks and a Turkish-American says Israeli soldiers shot five victims at close range.13/2/2011
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Algerian protesters clash with police as Egypt fervour spreads• Martin Chulov--Demonstrations in Algiers quickly turned to running clashes with police who had been ordered by the government of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to enforce a no-protest ban. Police took up positions throughout the central city hours after the tumultuous scenes in Cairo, which are likely to have significant ramifications across the region.13/2/2011
Egypt protest leaders vow to protect their revolutionReuters--Activists issue communiques listing demands, which include an end to emergency laws and military courts.13/2/2011
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Egypt moves to reassure allies BBC--In a statement on Egyptian state television, the military promised to hand over power to an elected civilian administration13/2/2011
Video: IDF suppressing dissent by rousting children from bed at 3 am Joseph Dana - Videos "“They come for our woman and our children,” Bassem Tamimi, the leader of the Popular Committee of Nabi Saleh recently told me, “they [the Israeli army] know that woman are half our population and half our strength and so they target them along with the children.” Tamimi, a gentle man with a warm smile spoke to me about the repression of his village as we sat in his home overlooking the settlement of Halamish. “They know where to apply pressure on our resistance. It has become really difficult since the last wave of arrests.” 11/2/2011
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In their own words: a report on the situation facing Palestinian children detained in occupied East JerusalemDefence of Children International – Palestine Section - In three out of the 13 cases (13%), the children report being shown, or asked to sign, documents written in Hebrew, which is not the children’s mother tongue.
„The interrogator then handed me a piece of paper written in Hebrew. “Write down your name,” he said, and I did.‟ (I.M. – 12 years – Al Mascobiyya Interrogation Centre, Jerusalem)
8/2/2011
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Israeli soldier faces long jail term for passing secret papers to reporterHarriet Sherwood--Anat Kam, 24, has been under house arrest since she was charged in January 2010 with espionage and intent to harm state security with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. In a plea bargain, that charge was dropped when she admitted to collecting and passing on secret information. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years, but prosecutors are reportedly asking for about nine years.6/2/2011
BDS Success: First Ever Knesset Discussion on Combating Cultural Boycott of IsraelAIC--The power of the Palestinian-led movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel (BDS) has resulted in yet another first – a discussion of the cultural boycott on 1 February by the Education and Culture Committee of the Knesset. 6/2/2011
Egyptian protesters fear retribution but press onHuffington Post--Though members of the Egyptian government have made some concessions, political activists remain worried about their safety and the future of Egypt. This will be especially true in the coming week, when many officials are expected to return to work.6/2/2011
A Weekly Collection of Israel-Palestine VIDEOSFrom Friendly Stranger ao5/2/2011
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WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace PrizeWojciech Moskwa - Reuters - Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century. "By disclosing information about corruption, human rights abuses and war crimes, WikiLeaks is a natural contender for the Nobel Peace Prize," Valen said. 3/2/2011
Today in Palestine[a compilation of news from the West Bank, Gaza, Israel, and the Middle East. dn]20/2/2011
`Israel`s isolation may affect financial ties with Europe` Attila Somfalvi--State officials warn of political isolation following European nations` support of Palestinian bid to condemn settlement construction in Security Council. `Every tender for settlement construction distances us from Europe. Some countries boycott Israeli goods and things can deteriorate,` one official says20/2/2011
[forwarded by Ofer N] Palestinian Author Kept from Entering U.S. for `BDS` Speaking TourMuzzlewatch--CHICAGO, IL - February 18 - Effectively canceling a planned speaking tour, the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem has inexplicably delayed the granting of a visa for Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) campaign, due to tour the United States this April for the release of his new book, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.20/2/2011
Palestinians plan `Day of Rage` to protest U.S. veto on UN settlement resolution Haaretz Service--Palestinians are planning their own "Day of Rage" to protest the American veto on a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Ma`an News Agency reported a top Fatah official as saying on Saturday.20/2/2011
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U.S. vetoes Security Council resolution denouncing Israeli settlementsColum Lynch--Although U.S. officials have consistently criticized the settlement policy, a vote in favor of the resolution would have angered Israel and its U.S. supporters, including Republican lawmakers, who had urged the Obama administration to stand with Israel at all costs. 20/2/2011
Crackdown on arms exports to BahrainAlistair Dawber--The government bowed to intense pressure last night and revoked a host of licences for arms exports to Bahrain and Libya, after Foreign Secretary William Hague said there was "no evidence" that security forces in the Gulf state had used British tear gas to suppress pro-democracy demonstrators. The French government has banned all arms exports to Bahrain and Libya. [This could happen also to Israel. DN]20/2/2011
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