|Life under occupation|
|Collaborators: Palestinians Who Help the Israelis Kill||Walid Batrawi - IPS News - Israel`s assassination of top Palestinian military and political leaders could have been more difficult without the help of Palestinian informers. The issue of collaborators is becoming a daily debate within Palestinian society.
|U.S. PR Blitz Aimed at Palestinians||Karin Laub - Associated Press - "The United States should prevent Israel from destroying our infrastructure, instead of spending money to fix it," said Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator. "Through the Israeli polices and practices, the U.S. loses credibility. It is going to be very difficult to undo the damage through PR campaigns."
|Palestinian teachers union calls for Sari Nusseibeh`s dismissal||Khalid Amayreh - Al-Jazeera - A Palestinian teachers union has called for the dismissal of Al-Quds University President Sari Nusseibeh for "normalising ties with Israel" and "serving Israeli propaganda interests".
|Palestinian farmers, women and youths support the AUT position to boycott Israeli universities||PARC -
The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) with its six
affiliated associations and 400 hundred community-based
organizations and grassroots committees in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip would like to express their full support to the proposal of
the largest British Association of University Teachers (AUT) to
boycott two Israeli universities (Haifa and Bar Ilan) passed on
April 22, 2005.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 24.5.2005 - 25.5.2005||IMEMC & Agencies - Dozens detained, interrogated in Hebron; Home, constructions leveled near Hebro; Child arrested in Nablus; Soldiers use child as human shield near Hebron; Three arrested south of Nablus;
|Take No Prisoners - The Fatal Shooting of Palestinians by Israeli Forces During Arrest Operations||Btselem report - During the second intifada, Israel formally adopted a policy of assassinating Palestinians suspected of membership in armed organizations waging battle against it. In an attempt to counter the sharp criticism against this policy, Israel argued, among other things, that targeted assassinations were only carried out when it was unable to apprehend the persons targeted for assassination.
|Amnesty report slams Israel||Ronen Bodoni - Ynetnews - About 700 Palestinians and 109 Israelis died in attacks and shootings in 2004, while house demolitions in Gaza left almost 4,000 Palestinian homeless, human rights group Amnesty International shows in annual report. Zehava Galon: the government was using its Gaza plan as an excuse to continue violence and house demolitions.
| Report: Four killed, 25 injured in one week||IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli soldiers resumed their operations and invasions in the Palestinian territories killing four residents, and injuring 25 others over the last week. A report prepared and published by the Information Center revealed that 347 violations to the truce were reported, including 57 shooting incidents against civilians, causing four deaths and 25 injuries.||27/5/2005|
Israeli soldiers prevent elderly man from reaching the hospital:
"Leave him to die away from us"
||Muath Shrideh - Palestine News Network - “I started to shout at the soldiers and the soldiers continued to hit me until a number of taxi drivers came and succeeded to take me out of their hands. After 40 minutes they allowed us to carry my uncle with our hands across the checkpoint to bring him to the ambulance without using any stretchers. The ambulance driver came to help us while we were bringing our uncle, and he found that he was already dead.”||27/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the occupied Territories: 26.5.2005 - 27.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - Army breaks into home to watch soccer match-*- Eight arrested south of Ramallah -*- Israeli navy fires at fishing boats in Gaza -*- Soldiers stop school bus, attack children near Qalqilia -*- M. Court sentences two children of Tubas -*- ||27/5/2005|
|Israel prepared to discuss release of fighters who assassinated Ze’evi ||IMEMC & Agencies - Israel informed the Palestinian Authority that it is prepared to discuss the possibility of releasing the fighters who assassinated the Israeli Tourism Minister, Rehavam Ze’evi, in October 17, 2001, Fatah legislator Abdul-Fattah Hamayel said||27/5/2005|
|Latest Scandal: Israeli Soldiers break into Palestinian home to watch soccer match ||IMEMC and Agencies - A video footage broadcasted on the Israeli TV channel 10 showed soldiers breaking into a Palestinian home in Hebron area and taking over the TV room in order to watch a soccer match.
|Shot, hurt, and handcuffed||Miri Chason - Ynet - Palestinian youngster seriously hurt by IDF fire is handcuffed at hospital. Human rights group: Khayar Baraghoti physically unable to escape; army: youngster is dangerous
|Half-blind 15-year-old boy faces long jail sentence||Action Alert - International Solidarity Movement - Not once did Zaki receive medical attention for his eye, which remained a gaping hole, covered by bandages which were not changed in 20 days. (Photo: International Solidarity Movement)
|Record unemployment in Palestine: UN||Associated Press - economic despair in occupied territories||28/5/2005|
|Hamas: We will not attack during pullout||Roee Namias - Yediot Ahronot - Hamas says no point in attacking during pullout||28/5/2005|
|Rachel Corrie: a North American conscience: film||Sonia Nettnin - Znet - "Through interviews, [director Yahya] Barakat presents a collective chastisement of the military occupation, the U.S. and Israeli Governments, as well as U.S. mainstream media."
|Jayyous Gate 25 reopened, permits needed for farming equipment||Sonia Nettnin - Znet - developments in a village near the separation fence||28/5/2005|
|Three arrested near Ramallah||IMEMC and agencies - army says they were carrying firebombs||28/5/2005|
|Two Tubas children sentenced in military court||IMEMC and agencies - the two were accused of carrying explosives||28/5/2005|
|Settlers attack homes in Hebron||IMEMC and agencies - settlers burn fields, throw stones and bottles in Hebron||28/5/2005|
|Home shelled near Hebron||IMEMC - Harbi Mahmoud Masalma`s house was damaged, no casualties||28/5/2005|
|Call for help from Beit Likya||`at 6pm the army starts to shoot tear gaz at the teenagers and the kids. afterwards they shout from distance that the football field is a military zone.and tell them to: "get the hell out of there"`
|Closure, confiscation, connivance and cupidity Part 4||Jerry Levin - CPT - Excellent report of the daily life in the Hebron Old City - "Twenty years of this constant hell means that many of the
Palestinians living in the frightening shadow of Tel Rumeida have
known no other kind of existence."||28/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 27.5.2005 - 28.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - Detainee sentenced to eight consecutive years; Army invades two areas near Bethlehem; Two Palestinians arrested near Ramallah; Palestinian, claimed to be carrying a wired belt, arrested near Nablus; Palestinian killed in an explosion in Beit Lahya; Three arrested near Ramallah; Army arrests a resident in Hebron ||28/5/2005|
|Hamas and Fatah agree on mixed committee||AA - Zaman - "We have decided to work to empower the political partnership principle"||28/5/2005|
|Israeli HR organization: Israel adopts lethal shooting policy||S.A.S. - WAFA - A report by B`tselem "raises the strong suspicion that during this time the military engaged in assassinations in the guise of arrest operations."||28/5/2005|
|Telmond detention for women; a new Guantanamo ||Wafa - IMEMC - "horrific stories of continuous abuse and daily humiliations"||29/5/2005|
|Child wounded; 6 citizens arrested||H.M. - Wafa - violence in Hebron||29/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the occupied territories - 28.5.2005 - 29.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - Resident arrested at Huwwara checkpoint; Soldiers invaded area near Tulkarem; Soldiers invaded area near Tulkarem; Army invades Rafidia neighborhood in Nablus; Soldiers shot at civilian car, killing a Palestinian; Three killed in two separates explosions in the Gaza Strip; Soldiers killed a Palestinian in an exchange of fire near Jenin; Army closes al-Hamra checkpoint; Army invades Allar, Shweika, near Tulkarem; Two arrested in Hebron||29/5/2005|
|Abbas insists era of suicide bombers is over||Daily Star staff - And Agencies - The era of suicide bombing in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be over and the culture of violence is changing in the region, said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an interview aired on Sunday. ||30/5/2005|
|A visit to Nablus||Maia Carter Hallward - `Much of Nablus has been destroyed economically, as it was a city of merchants, and now that it is choked by checkpoints, the trade no longer comes through. Even now that the checkpoint is `open` there is no reason for people to come in through Huwarra to buy goods when they have to wait in line for 4 hours to get out. `
|Palestinians warn Israeli strike in Gaza threatens truce; Hamas rejects Abbas call to renounce violence and enter dialogue||Agence France Presse - Compiled by Daily Star staff - Palestinian factions are warning that a de-facto Middle East truce was in jeopardy after Israel launched an aerial strike against militants, wounding two sisters in the Gaza Strip. In the hours after the attack, the radical Islamist movement Hamas, which is committed to the truce, rejected a call from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to renounce violence, saying this was the language Israel understood.
|Non Violent Direct Action in Bilin- Israeli Soldiers tear down ||ISM - Report from Biliin - The villager of Bil`in joined by Israeli and International activists built a mock security fence on the bulldozers path to the construction site of the annexation barrier on their land.
|Bil`in - Palestinian protestors released||ISM report - Early evening on the 29th of April Riyad Muhammad Yassin Barnat
and `Alain Ibrahim Ahmad Abu Rahmeh, who were arrested on the 28th
of April while participating in a non- violent protest against the
wall, returned to Bil`in.
|Weekly update from IMEMC ||IMEMC - Friday, 27 May 2005 - A summary of the major events in the Occupied Territories bettween May 19 and May 26 ||28/5/2005|
|Bethlehem: Annexation Wall strangling Bethlehem||CPT net - Bethlehem - Every time my wife, Sis, and I leave Palestine because our visas are about
to expire, we think the situation couldn`t get any worse while we are gone.
But it does! And our current cycle has been no exception. It was terribly
disheartening to see how much progress Israel`s "annexation" wall
builder/Bantustan-creators had made during the few weeks we were gone.
|During pullout, Khazza’a residents not to leave home for 20 days ||IMEMC & Agencies - "Palestinenet news website reported that Israeli soldiers informed residents of Khazza’a area in Khan Younis, who live near the Kissufim settlement road, to store food enough for twenty days.
Apparently the residents will not be allowed out of their homes during the disengagement period "||25/5/2005|
|Al-Aqsa brigades denies army reports of dispatching wired youth ||IMEMC & Agencies - "The al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, denied military reports that it dispatched two teens carrying explosives to Huwwara check post, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.
|A day in the life of an innocent visitor to Tel-Rumeida, Palestine||Eldad Kisch - An eyewitness` account - It sounded innocent enough; we would pay a solidarity visit to the Palestinian inhabitants of Tel-Rumeida. In high spirits we set out for Jerusalem to our usual meeting place in the Bell-park, with our sun-hats, water bottles and good walking-shoes. There we were, forty well-meaning citizens, being loaded into four transit vans to get to our destination.
|Abbas embarks on landmark visit to Washington||Daily Star - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas embarked on his first trip to Washington as Palestinian leader, expressing hope of achieving a diplomatic breakthrough at a summit with U.S. President George W. Bush.||25/5/2005|
|Eight internationals and a Palestinian family attacked in Hebron||Sarah - ISM - Hebron is like no other city in the West Bank. The settlers have illegally established themselves and their homes within the boundary of the Palestinian city. This inevitably creates tension and hostility, quite often to the detriment of Palestinian community
|Bil`in Villagers March to Muqata to deliver letter for George Bush||ISM News Realy - Residents from Bil`in, a village in the Western West Bank, gathered in Ramallah yesterday to march to the Muqata and deliver two letters: One for Abu Mazen and one for him to deliver to US President George Bush when he visits the White House in the next week.||24/5/2005|
|Adding Insult to Injury: Court Martial of Soldier who Killed Tom Hurndall closed on Sunday 22nd May||ISM relay - The family of murdered British peace activist Tom Hurndall faced additional attacks during the military trial of the soldier who
killed Tom, a 22 year old photographer and International Solidarity
|Local Election repeats in disputed locations end of May ||George Rishmawi-IMEMC Tuesday, 24 May 2005 The high committee for local Palestinian elections declared on Monday that the elections in disputed areas will be repeated on May 31, Palestinian sources reported.
|Home, constructions leveled near Hebron ||IMEMC & Agencies - Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers leveled a home, and three big constructions used as a farm, seed storage and electricity generators, in the village of Ithna, south of Hebron.||24/5/2005|
|Tuwaini Urgent Action: Stop Ma`on settlement expansion.||CPTnet - On Monday, 31 May 2005, a Magistrate court in Jerusalem will hold a pre-trial hearing in the case of a Palestinian farmer who is trying to prevent the expansion of the Israeli settlement of Ma`on onto his land.||25/5/2005|
|A Voice of Sanity - 19 years old ask to be relaesed from military service||Misha Hadar - "Request for a release from military service (regular and reservist), according to section 36 of the law of security service (combined version) 1986, on grounds of conscience."
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press - 24.5.2005||Palestinian Mission to the USA presents - Al-Quds: CEC hints to the possibility of delaying elections; Hamas: considers boycotting partial re-elections amd other elections; Al-Ayyam: Students injured during regerettful incident in Al Aqsa University; Abbas: The negotiations is the sole path to reach a just peace based on two states living side by side; Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida: Presideny Abbas: The refugees issue must be solved according to International legitimacy resolutions
|Update on Jaber Dalany – Charges Presented||ISM - Jaber Dalany’s family sends thanks to everyone who has made calls on his behalf. Here is the update on his situation.
|Why Israel must make sacrifices ||A trip to Gaza has convinced a peer of England`s Liberal-Democratic party that Sharon`s policy is self-defeating
|The isolation of the residents of Hebron – a tactic to break their spirit||Yehudith Harel - Occupation Magazine editorial board - several Israeli peace activists were arrested when they tried to visit Palestinian families in Hebron. A veteran Israeli peace activist examines the possible motives for this seemingly pointless move. ||24/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 22.5.2005 - 23.5.2005||IMEMC and Agencies - Army invades area near Bethlehem; Clashes near Hebron, child injured; Army:“Boy caught with two pipe bombs”; Army arrested 1900 Palestinian workers in one week; Homes shelled west of Rafah; Resident injured near Nablus; Administrative detention for the tenth time||23/5/2005|
|Israeli military, police and settlers prevent Palestinians from grazing sheep and goats||Kristin Anderson - CPTnet Hebron - TUWANI - On Thursday, 19 May 2005, Israeli military, police and settlers prevented Palestinians from Jawiyya, a small village in the south Hebron Hills, from grazing their sheep and goats.
|The lamps in the prison of Ariel are still glowing in the night||Gustav Fridolin - Sweedish member of Parliament - "As I read the news about the Swede Johan Persson who was arrested by Israeli police during a protest against the construction of the wall in the West Bank, it makes me wonder how people there manage to stand it all"||23/5/2005|
|Define Your Ceasefire||ISM - Nablus Team - For the fifth consecutive night the Israeli army has invaded Balata
Refugee Camp, near Nablus. Last night they entered two homes,
cutting water to the houses and electricity to the entire
neighbourhood for the night. The night before they arrested four
young men and injured another three. ||22/5/2005|
|Illegal demolition of 4 Houses in South Hebron Hill||Operation Dove - CPT - Four houses destroyed by Israeli Occupation Forces in Massafer Yatta area of South Hebron Hills, the poorest zone of the West Bank
|Arrest of Israeli Peace activists trying to get into Hebron||ISM News relay - One British and 32 Israeli peace activists arrested on Saturday, 21st of May in Hebron whilst attempting to visit Palestinian families in Tel Rumaida.
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press - 23.5.2005 ||Palestinian Mission to the USA - Al Quds: Mashal: Hamas ready to resume Calm on condition that Israel stops all agression and releases prisoners; Al-Ayyam: Israeli security source threatens: Israel is ready to execute military operations in Gaza Strip; Al-Hayyat Al- Jadida: Central election commission discusses final date of PLC elections||23/5/2005|
|Truce and reforms on the agenda as Abbas heads to the White House ||Agence France Presse (AFP) - Palestinian president to press for application of `road map`
|So Who Broke the Ceasefire This Time? ||MIFTAH - "Since the ceasefire was agreed upon and the subsequent period of relative calm, Israel gradually increased its long list of continued human rights violations against the Palestinian people. According to the Palestine Monitoring Group (PMG), the Israeli army killed 19 Palestinians of whom eight were children, and injured 238 people during the period since February 8."||23/5/2005|
|Ready to Explode ||MIFTAH - "Israel added fuel to the fire Wednesday when it resumed its systematic policy of targeted killings. Israeli forces carried out their first air strike against a group of Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza since a de facto truce was made in February, killing one and stirring up a range of doubts, pressure and anxiety about immediate retaliatory violence in the area."||23/5/2005|
|UNRWA shares hopes and fears for Gaza disengagement with donors and host authorities||The Electronic Intifada - "The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is holding a two-day meeting with 27 of its major donors and host authorities to discuss the humanitarian assistance provided by the international community to the 4.2 million Palestinians scattered across the Middle East.
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press 19.5.2005||Palestinian Mission to the USA: AlQuds: Israel breaches the calm and resumes assasinations; Al-Ayyam: The PLC rejects full proportional representation; Al-ayyat Al-adida: Israeli policies threaten Calm ||19/5/2005|
|Israeli Peace Activists to Make a Solidarity Visit to Palestinian Families Besieged by Settler Violence in Tel Rumeida, Hebron||ISM News Relay - Hebron`s settler population has taken advantage of the heightened focus on Gaza to escalate their violence against Palestinian families and to expand their settlement, practically unchallenged. ||19/5/2005|
|Update on Johan Persson||ISM relay - Johan Persson was deported from Israel by the Israeli Ministry of Interior at 6am this morning, May 19. He will arrive in Gothenburg late this evening.
|Hebron Update: May 19, 2005||CPTnet - Daily events in Hebron||19/5/2005|
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinian Mission to the USA: Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida: Tension between Israel and Palestinians threatens the Calm; Security official rules out confrontation with armed factions; Al-Quds: A Summit between Abbas and Sharon next month; Ahmad Sa`dat and Shobaki (detainees in Palestinian jail in Jericho) ) demand from the PLC to discuss their cases.
|A - Tuwainy update: 10-16 May 2005||CPTnet - A daily diary of events at at-Tuwainy||21/5/2005|
|Dahlan: Israel hinders the success of the pullout ||IMEMC - The Israeli news website in English YnetNews published an interview they held with the Palestinian Minister of Civil affairs, and in charge of the disengagement file in the Palestinian Authority Mohammad Dahlan.
|Israeli Left-wing activists arrested in Hebron ||IMEMC & Agencies - Saturday afternoon, Israeli soldiers arrested some 30 left-wing Israeli peace activists in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 21.5.2005 - 22.5.2005||IMEMC and Agencies - Army invades village near Bethlehem; Dozens detained near Hebron; New markers for wall path near Hebron; Two arrested near Hebron; Five residents sentenced to high terms; Child injured by mine near Jerusalem
|Hebron: 32 Israeli Peace activists arrested||Ali Waked and Efrat Weiss -Left-wing Peace activists come to the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida to express solidarity with Palestinians who are being harassed by settlers; say settlers threw objects at them
|The Threat of Solidarity||Maia Carter Hallward - On a solidarity visit of Israelis and internationals to Palestinian families in Tel Rumeida. "Later, we were shocked to learn this is the only entrance the family... Their main staircase to the street their house faces is blocked by the new settlement building and piles of rubbish thrown by the settlers."
|32 Israeli Peace Activists Arrested While Attempting to Visit Besieged Palestinian Families in Hebron||CPT - Hebron - Ten Israeli Activists Hid in Palestinian Homes and Alleyways and Were Able to enter Tel Rumeida with the Assistance of Palestinian Bystanders; One Tel Rumeida Palestinian Detained While Protecting his Children from Settler Violence.
|Jayous Report - May 2005||Angela Godfrey - ICAHD - A detailed account of the of the practical closure of Jayous and the isloation of its agricultural lands by the Wall. The attempts by its supporters to open the gates which lead to the agricultural lands of the besieged Palestinain Village. ||22/5/2005|
|Closure, confiscation, connivance and cupidity Part 2||Jerry Levin - CPT - "From The Inside Looking Out": Report 51. Excellent report on Occupation in Hebron.||23/5/2005|
|Chronicle of a predetermined death: About the killing of two children in Beit Liqya Wedensday 4.5.05||Iyad Haddad - Btselem; Shai Carmeli Pollak - film maker about Beit Likia; Daphne Banai and Tami Pollak - Machsom Watch - Jamal Jaber Ibrahim Assi- 15 years old, and Udai Mufid Mahmud Assi- 14 years old were murderd.
|Ayalon prison ; “a living hell`||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & WAFA - A freed detainee from Tubas area in the West Bank described the situation in al-Ramleh detention, Ayalon branch, as a “living hell”, as a result of the repeated attacks against the detainees and harsh living conditions.
|Sanaqra: “Army never stopped targeting us” ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Resistance fighters in Nablus and Balata refugee camp said that Israeli soldiers did not stop their attempts to arrest or assassinate them since day one of cease fire. ||21/5/2005|
|Family of wounded detainee appeals to know his fate ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Family of detainee Samer Nidal Issa, 20, appealed humanitarian organizations to aid them in locating their son who was injured and arrested by the Israel army ||21/5/2005|
|Palestinians elect new local leaders: six Salfit villages elect 13 women||Hanna - International Women`s Peace Service (IWPS) - a report on the recent local elections in Palestine||21/5/2005|
|News flashes from the occupied Territories: 20.5.2005 - 21.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - Abu Holy, al-Matahin checkpoints closed; Army shells Khan Younis; Five residents sentenced to high terms; Resident arrested near Bethlehem; Two arrested near Hebron;
|Call for the release of two peaceful demonstrators!||Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of peaceful protestors at Bil`in - Riyad Muhammad Yassin Barnat, a 28-year-old and ‘Alian Ibrahim Ahmad Abu Rahmeh, a 29-year-old , have been detained by the Israeli army following a peaceful demonstration in their West Bank village of Bil’in on 28 April 2005. ||21/5/2005|
|This is how Jamal and Uday Assi – the children from Beit Liqya – were murdered||Ribah Halabi - Mahsom - Jamal and Uday Assi were murdered in cold blood by an IDF force that was lying in wait for them.||21/5/2005|
|Friday demonstration in Bil`in: Resident injured , dozens suffer gas inhalation ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - One person ijured by a rubber-coated bullet fired by the army, dozens suffocated from gas inhalation ||20/5/2005|
|A Film in Search of a Cliche`||Paul de Rooij - Counterpunch - A review of Saverio Constanzo`s film about Gaza, "Private".||20/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories : 19.5.2005 - 20.5.2005||IMEMC and Agencies - Three injured in Balata; Settlers uproot farmlands near Bethlehem; Resistance fighter killed in the Gaza Strip; Three arrested in Saida; Army invades Nablus (yesterday 19.5.); Hebron resident arrested in Bethlehem;
|Army to resume assassinations ||IMEMC & Agencies - An Israeli security source reported that the army will resume its assassination policy against Palestinian resistance fighters.
|Israeli Army: stolen ammunition in Yitzhar might be used to terrorize Palestinians ||IMEMC & Agencies - Ammunition and night-vision equipment disappeared from the army post at the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on several occasions, senior army official told Israeli newspaper Haaretz this week.||20/5/2005|
|Settlers attack and wound four residents in Hebron ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC&Agencies - Several incidents of settlers attacking and injuring Palestinian residents in the past 24 hours in Tel Rumeida ||19/5/2005|
|Abdalla Zaqut - an Obituary||Eitan Bronstein - Zochrot - We mourn the passing of our dear friend Abdalla Zaqut.
|News flashes from the Occupied Territories - 18.5.2005 - 19.5.2005||IMEMC&Angencies - More roadblocks and arrests: Army blocks traffic on Salah ed-Deen Road; Roadblock installed south of Bethlehem; Two arrested near Beit Sahour; Resident arrested near Tulkarem||19/5/2005|
|Al-Haq: Israel`s land swap with Palestinians is illegal||Al-Haq - Electronic Intifada - "Al-Haq is gravely concerned by recent reports that Palestinians whose land has been seized for the construction of the Annexation Wall will be offered alternative land in the West Bank."||18/5/2005|
|Despite poverty, many Palestinians want Israeli buildings demolished||Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - Knight Ridder Newspapers - "Mustafa Abdeen`s blood boils when he sees bulldozers tearing down a house. The 35-year-old unemployed construction worker, who lives in a Palestinian refugee camp on the Gaza-Egyptian border, has watched the Israeli military level his homes twice...But as sick as he is of demolitions, Abdeen hopes Israeli soldiers will raze one more group of buildings before they withdraw from the Gaza Strip in mid-August: the 21 Jewish settlements and military bases they`re leaving behind."
|"Not prepared to concede one metre": Apartheid in the Galilee||Jonathan Cook - The Electronic Intifada - More about the never ending saga of Ali Zbeidat and his family, Palestinian citizens of Israel whose home in the Galilee is threatened with demolition by a Jewish regional council called Misgav.
| News flashes from the Occupied Territories - 17.5.2005 - 18.5.2005||IMEMC&Agencies - Clashes near Hebron, four injured; Soldiers, settlers close entrance of Nablus village ||18/5/2005|
|The Unbearable Endless Suffering of the Palestinian Passengers on the Border Crossing with Jordan||Hanan Aruri - Reporting live from Palestine - The freedom of movement and circulation of the Palestinians citizens is highly restricted. This endless and unbearable suffering of every single Palestinian citizen is building up, causing a great deal of bitterness and frustration, until one day, no one can tell when, how and where it will express itself again ....
|While You Were Gone: Closure, Confiscation, Connivance and Cupidity||Jerry Levin - CPT - an excellent eyewitness report on what one can see today in the Bethlehem area||20/5/2005|
|PA court cancels local election results in Rafah ||IMEMC & Agenies ||18/5/2005|
| Israeli Army to resume assassinations ||IMEMC&Agencies - An Israeli security source reported that the army will resume its assassination policy against Palestinian resistance fighters.Israel claimed that the decision was made after receiving several warnings that resistance groups are planning to carry bombings in Israel.
|Palestinian police fight each other in Gaza||Reuters - Gaza -
GAZA, May 16 (Reuters) - Palestinian police engaged in a brief gun battle with each other in the Gaza Strip on Monday in a flare-up that highlighted problems in the force after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s recent security reshuffle.
|90th International Peace Activist To Be Deported By Israel||ISM special relay - The Israeli Ministry of Interior has issued another deportation order against an international peace activist.
|Daily News from the occupied territories: arrested,arrested, arrested...||IMEMC staff and agencies -Child injured in Khan Younis; B’lehem police uncovers, safely detonates explosives left by army;
Settlers erect a tent on villagers` land near Nablus; Two arrested east of Nablus; Three arrested near Nablus; Girl arrested in Hebron, allegedly attempted to stab a soldier; Woman arrested in Hebron;
Resident arrested in Hebron
|Daily News from the occupied territories: arrested,arrested, arrested...||IMEMC staff and agencies -Child injured in Khan Younis; B’lehem police uncovers, safely detonates explosives left by army;
Settlers erect a tent on villagers` land near Nablus; Two arrested east of Nablus; Three arrested near Nablus; Girl arrested in Hebron, allegedly attempted to stab a soldier; Woman arrested in Hebron;
Resident arrested in Hebron
|Most Palestinians back Israel`s Gaza pullout-poll||JMCC Poll - Reuters - A majority of Palestinians believe Israel`s planned pullout from the Gaza Strip can help Middle East peace efforts, a Palestinian opinion poll showed on Friday.
|Abbas: refugee redress key to peace after land loss||Mohammed Assadi - Reuters - Sirens wailed on Sunday to mark Palestinians` "Nakba" (catastrophe) of 1948 and President Mahmoud Abbas said there could be no peace without redress for refugees uprooted by Israel`s creation.
|Israel eyes easing "anti-Arab" citizen law||Dan Williams - Reuters - JERUSALEM, May 15 (Reuters) - Israel`s cabinet approved new legislation on Sunday allowing some Palestinians married to Israelis to seek citizenship in the Jewish state, loosening a 2003 blanket ban that had been widely decried as anti-Arab.
|Israel troops kill Palestinian trying to stab soldier||Reuters - TULKARM, West Bank, May 16 - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier at an army checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarm on Monday, military officials said.
|Call for Action: Palestinian Families from Tel Rumedia, Hebron Welcome Israelis for an Urgent Solidarity Visit ||CPT Hebron - Palestinian families near the Tel Rumeida settlement in Hebron are in a crisis situation. CPT offers opportunities to visit besieged Palestinian families. Contacts: Luna Villota: 054-557-3154, Office Tel: 02-222-8485
|Let us raise our voices "open the gate and let the farmers go to their land".||ISM News Relay- Urgent Appeal from Jayyous written by Abdul-Latif - The farmers of the palestinian village of Jyypus cannot access their lands and all their crops are in danger of destruction
|Update on situation of Palestinian Women Political Prisoners||Women`s Organization for Political Prisoners - May Newsletter - All the women Palestinian political prisoners are now held in Hasharon prison (Telmond), after the prison authorities have moved the last group of women from Neve Tirza to Hasharon prison, except Tali Fahima.. In many cells in Telmond the windows are covered 24 hours a day, and there is no light and no fresh air. In Hasharon Prison there are 115 women, among them six administrative detainees and 16 minor girls. There are about five women in various detention centers. ||14/5/2005|
|Update on Imprisoned Objectors in Israel ||Sergeiy Sandler and Dror Mizrachi - New Profile - Three of the objectors on whose cases we have reported in the past - Wissam Qablan, Alex Kohn and Misha Hadar - have been imprisoned again this week. Two other objectors - Eyal Brami and ***** - are at home at present, and will probably be imprisoned again once they return to where they were ordered to report, possibly already within a few days. We will update you if and when this happens. Another objector, refusing to perform reserves service in the Occupied Territories, is held in Military Prison No. 6. - Suggested actions
|Hebron Palestinian families in crisis: settlers escalate violence in Tel Rumeda||CPT - Hebron - Palestinian families in Hebron who live near the Tel
Rumeida settlement are in a crisis situation. Tel Rumeida settlers have escalated their violence and harassment of Palestinians over the last two months, as a proposed new settler road (in violation of the Road Map and Hebron Protocols), will further encircle Palestinian homes and expand the settlement. ||13/5/2005|
|Deir Al Ghasoon-Another Village under Threat ||Flo - International Solidarity - Movement - "Of the several hundred farming families in Deir Al Ghasoon, only 50
have been granted permission to pass through the gate in the Wall,
leaving the rest to slowly wither financially like their lost crops
on the other side."||12/5/2005|
|Urgent Action: Jaber Dalany`s condition worsening again!||ISM mailing - "After 20 days, Jaber Dalany, the Palestinian with meningitis who was arrested at Huwara chekpoint on his way home from the hospital on April 21, is still being held with no charges"||12/5/2005|
|News flashes from the Occupied Territories||IMEMC and agencies - The Occupation never rests, even on the Israeli Independence Day - Kibush Editor`s comment - (1) Army to annex 1000 Dunams near Bethlehem, (2) Dozens held, attacked near Qalqilia, (3) Army shells Khan Younis (4) 800 detainees arrested since February ||12/5/2005|
|Israeli peace activists commemorate killed Palestinian children ||IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli peace activists displayed dozens of posters of Palestinian children killed by the army during the past four years around Tel Aviv on Wednesday. ||12/5/2005|
|A week of awareness of Palestinan displacement and evictiin and refugees` right of return||Electronic Intifada - On 15 May, Palestinians commemorate their forced displacement and dispossession resulting from the establishment of the state of Israel. Commemorations of this year`s 57th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) aim to draw attention to the need to halt Israel`s ongoing expropriation of Palestinian land and the necessity to recognize and implement Palestinian refugees` right to return to their homes and properties in accordance with international law and UN General Assembly Resolution 194.
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinuan Mission to the USA: Reporting from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida, Al-Quds
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinian Mission to the USA - Reporting from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, Al -Hayyat Al-Jadida
|A detailed public opinion poll conducted by JMCC ||JMCC - Summary of latest opinion Poll on Palestinian political issues||15/5/2005|
|Army shot dead a Palestinian near Rafah||IMEMC & Agencies - "Local sources said that Barhoum, a Hamas activist, was guarding the edge of the Rafah refugee camp. "||18/5/2005|
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press - 17.5.2005||Palestinian Mission to the USA - Presenting headlines from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida
|Tufakji warns of an Israeli scheme to seize Qalandia Airport in full||Al-Quds - The Israeli authorities are preparing to start expanding the apartheid wall around Maale Adumim, the largest settlement in the West Bank, at the end of this month and building this sector of the wall will practically expand the borders of Jerusalem and isolate its Palestinian citizens and threatens the Palestinian aspirations to make the city of Jerusalem the capital of the Palestinian state.
| A Day in the Life of A Palestinian Student||Ilan Pappe - ALEF list - This morning a group of Palestinian and Jewish students demonstrated outside the hall of the conference in the university of Haifa titled `The demographic problem and the Demographic policy of Israel` – the euphemism used for talking about the Arab Demographic threat and the need to encounter it; by transfer even, if need be.||17/5/2005|
|Palestinians arrested by Israeli soldiers disguised as melon vendors||Agence France Presse - An Israeli special forces unit disguised as melon vendors arrested four Palestinians in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday, Israeli and Palestinian security sources said.
|Israeli Occupation Forces Storm Balata And Askar Refugee Camps - 17.5.2005||Jordan News Agency - Israeli occupation forces stormed on Tuesday Balata and Asker refugee camps in the West Bank city of Nablus.
|Extremists arrested for plotting Al Aqsa attack||The Jordan Times - Israeli security services revealed
Monday they had arrested nine people suspected of plotting to
attack the third holiest site in Islam as Jewish militants
stepped-up their bid to wreck the Gaza Strip pullout.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 16.5.2005 - 17.5.2005||Yehudith Harel - Imemc and Agencies - Army invaded al-Askar refugee camp and people were arrested in Nablus, in Bethlehem, and near Tul-Karem and Ramallah; under cover units abducted resident in Bethlehem; flying checpoints erected on roads, people were detained and questioned; settlers bulldozed 30 dunam farm land in Kufr Qadum||17/5/2005|
|Destroying settlers` homes to cost $45M ||IMEMC & Agencies - A report issued this week by Israeli defense ministry estimated the cost of destroying settlers` homes, including the cost of removing the rubble, at NIS 200 million.||13/5/2005|
|Destroying settlers` homes to cost $45M ||IMEMC & Agencies - ||13/5/2005|
|Breaking News: Police: Temple Mount attack thwarted||Efrat Weiss - Ynetnews - Nine far-right activists suspected of plotting to attack holy Jerusalem site with missile, ‘explosive model airplane;’ suspects’ attorney says Shin Bet undercover agent attempted to persuade suspects to purchase missile
|News flashes from the Occupied Territories: more arrests, rockets and all the rest||IMEMC and agencies - Three children, one resident, arrested near Hebron,Dozens of homes were searched, damage reported; Resident arrested south of Ramallah; Palestinian arrested near Bethlehem; Army opens Gaza industrial zone in Erez (Gaza); Four Israelis hurt in Gaza rocket attack
|Thousands commemorate Nakbah||Omar Karmi - The Jordan Times - Sirens rang, thousands took to the streets and traffic came to a standstill at midday yesterday as Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip commemorated the 57th anniversary of the Nakbah, the creation of the state of Israel and
the displacement of some 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and
lands in 1948.
| Palestinians mark day of catastrophe||Khaled Amayreh - Aljazeera net - Palestinians have observed the blackest day in their history with warnings that there will be no Middle East peace until they get independence and the plight of their refugees is solved.
|Palestinian killed in Tulkarem||Bahrain News Agency - Eyewitnesses denied Israeli radio claims that an Israeli soldier shot the young man after being threatened with a knife and asserted that the victim was shot for no reason.
|`Drive, drive, drive to Nablus`||Anna - ISM - villagers remove two roadblocks near Nablus, with help of ISM volunteers and Israeli activists. ||15/5/2005|
|Palestinian municipal elections: an overview||Bex Tyrer - Alternative Information Center - "for the future of Palestinian democracy the challenge is to translate this voice from the municipal councils to the PA’s ministerial cabinet." ||15/5/2005|
|57th Memorial day for the Nakba||Zochrot - The 8th March of Return to the destroyed villages of Hushe & AlKasayer||11/5/2005|
|HEBRON: Israeli settlers escalate violence against Palestinians at Tel Rumeda||CPTnet - Palestinian families in Hebron who live near the Tel Rumeida settlement are in a crisis situation. Settler attacks against these families include harassment and stoning of Palestinian children on their way to school, blocking access to Qurtuba girl`s school, stoning and vandalism of homes as well as other types of assault.
|Hebron Urgent Call for Action: Oppose proposed settler road to Tel Rumeida||CPT Hebron - An Israeli military order threatens to confiscate more Palestinian land,further restrict Palestinian families` lives, and pave a road through a Muslim cemetery to Tel Rumeida, the oldest part of the city of Hebron. The small Israeli settlement in Tel Rumeida consists of a few houses, close to Palestinian neighbors who suffer constant harassment from Israeli settlers and soldiers.
|After Israel shuts down East Jerusalem voter registration, Palestinian Leadership rallies to “Let Our People Vote"||Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department||11/5/2005|
|There we sat in jail||Gabe - ISM - "The action consisted of six Palestinians, three Israelis, and four internationals, including myself, chaining themselves to olive trees that were to be destroyed that very day to make way for the Israeli annexation wall. "||11/5/2005|
|Hebron Palestinian families in crisis: settlers escalate violence||Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) - " Tel Rumeida settlers have
escalated their violence and harassment of Palestinians over the last two months, as a proposed new settler road (in violation of the Road Map and Hebron Protocols), will further encircle Palestinian homes and expand the settlement." Call for action: "Oppose proposed settlerroad in Tel Rumeida area"||11/5/2005|
|B`Tselem testimony: Settler children in Hebron stone a Palestinian woman||From the May 9 B`Tselem mailing||11/5/2005|
|B`Tselem testimony: Soldiers beat 88-year old Palestinian in his olive grove ||From the May 9 B`Tselem mailing; and a background on beatings & abuse Palestinians by Israeli security forces||11/5/2005|
|Daily news from the occupied territories||IMEMC - (1) Ghassan Andoni & Agencies - "The entire Palestinian territories placed under closure until Saturday night" (2) Abbas questions Israel`s belief in democracy - Ghassan Andoni & Agencies
(3) George Rishmawi - "PA security Absorbed 200 fighters from Jericho and Tulkarem" (4)George Rishmawi - "Police close Palestinian voter registration office in Jerusalem"
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinian Mission to the USA reports from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida, Al-Quds
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press ||Palestinian Mission to the USA reports from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, Al-Hayyat al-Jadida||11/5/2005|
|Sharon Ends Prisoner Release, Tells Abbas to Curb Militants;||Ken Ellingwood - Los Angeles Times - Amid the growing political clout of armed groups, Palestinian officials say Israel is reneging on promises it made at a summit.
|Palestinians doubt Israeli intention to leave Gaza (AFP)||Agence France Presse - RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qoreisaid on Tuesday he doubted Israel`s intention to leave Gaza after Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said the pullout should be halted if Hamas wins legislative elections.
|57th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba ||BADIL - A Week of Awareness of Palestinian Displacement and Eviction and Refugees` Right of Return
|Al-Aqsa brigades exchange fire with Palestinian police in Jenin ||IMEMC and Agencies - An exchange of fire erupted in the northern West Bank city of Jenin between fighters from the al-Aqsa brigades (a Palestinian armed resistance group) and the Palestinian Police following a dispute between Palestinian policemen and Mohammad Abu Oraj, the leader of the brigades in the city of Jenin.
|News Flashes: another day under occupation||IMEMC Staff - Army to remove dirt barrier near Nablus; Army to annex 14 Dunams near Salfit; Farmers and soldiers clash near Hebron; Al-Aqsa brigades exchange fire with Palestinian police in Jenin ||10/5/2005|
|Police to investigate Channel 10 cameraman’s shooting ||George Rishmawi-IMEMC and Agencies - Israeli Military Police investigators have been instructed to look into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a Palestinian cameraman in the Gaza Strip in January||10/5/2005|
|Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilian and Property ||PCHR report - Israeli settlers living in the OPT in violation of international humanitarian law have launched a series of attacks against Palestinian civilians and property. IOF have continued to confiscate areas of Palestinian land for settlement activities.
|Arrests and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians While Crossing Military Checkpoints ||PCHR report - IOF continued arresting Palestiniam civilians ||5/5/2005|
|Continued Siege on the OPT ||PCHR report - IOF have continued to impose a tightened siege on the OPT and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem.
|Video testimonies: One big prison||Video B`Tselem - Video Testimonies of Nahed a-Za`anin, Faiz Abu `Aker,
Jamal Nasser, Muhammad Abu Hashish||10/5/2005|
|Health in Palestine: Access is the key|| ||8/5/2005|
|Dahlan: “Detainees are the core of the Palestinian cause”||Saed Bannourah - Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Mohammad Dahlan said that the case of the detainees in Israeli prisons is the core in any negotiations with the Israeli side.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories||IMEMC - Seven arrested near Jenin; 12 detainees deported to Jordan;
Eight detainees receive administrative detention orders; Students, soldiers clash in Hebron; Resident arrested near Bethlehem ||9/5/2005|
|Israel freezes prisoner release ||IMEMC - Israeli Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni officially announced on Sunday that Israel will not proceed with the release of 400 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons.
|Army plans to hold some far-rightists in detention ahead of disengagement ||George Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli Army is planning to hold some far right-wing Israeli settlers under preventive arrest ahead of the intended evacuation of Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, Israeli media sources reported on Monday.
|Arrest of far-Rightist is based on his terror intentions ||George Rishmawi - IMEMC and Agencies - Israeli Minister of Internal security Gideon Ezra stated on Monday that the arrest of the far-right-wing activist Neria Ofen was based on his intentions to carry out terrorist attacks, not because of his opposition to the disengagement plan, Israeli sources said.
|Dozens injured, one seriously in Jerusalem ||IMEMC - Monday before noon, dozens of residents were injured in the old city of Jerusalem, one seriously, after the army attacked hundreds of residents who gathered in the area.
|Go Figure Why You Are Alive ||Tal Belo - Courage to Refuse - That night, I was a bit drunk. We sat around drinking in honor of Daniel who came all the way from France and made aliyah so he could faithfully serve the country, the army and Tali the female military social worker.||9/5/2005|
|Army invades the mourning village of Beit Likia||Ofra Katz - MachsomWatch||9/5/2005|
|Killing of children, moral bankruptcy". Arrests during Tel Aviv rally ||Adam Keller - Gush Shalom - Spontaneous protest rally in Tel Aviv against the killing of two Palestinian youth in Beit Liqiyya.||5/5/2005|
|Palestinians protest `honour` killings||AFP/Al-Jazeera - recent "honour" killings have raised the issue of security for Palestinian women in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.||8/5/2005|
|Palestinian poll shows Hamas strength||Khalid Amayre - al-Jazeera - Abu-Mazen`s Fatah party won most of the seats in the recent local elections, but Hamas made a strong showing. ||8/5/2005|
|The Palestinian predicament: Father dies without seing his sons who are imprisoned or exiled||IMEMC - After 38 years of patience and pain, Mohammad Ahmad Fayyad from Jenin refugee camp left this world without seeing his sons, until he uttered his last breath, Fayyad kept asking about his sons, imprisoned in Israeli detentions or living in exile.
|Palestinian Elections: Hamas won the 15 seats in Qalqyliah ; Fatah took the lead in local elections in Hebron area ||According to the preliminary Results of the Thursday` local election: Hamas won the 15 seat with a major lead over all other factions in the northern West Bank city of Qalayliah; Fatah won 61 seats out of the 116 seats in 10 local councils in the Hebron area, Hamas won 40, independent candidates won 10, Islamic Jihad, PFLP and people Party each won one seat.
|Islamic Jihad executes an alleged Collaborator||IMEMC and Agencies - Islamic Jihad operatives kidnapped and then executed over the weekend a Palestinian who was suspected of collaborating with Israeli security forces, claiming helped in tracking down the movement`s armed cell in Tul Karim area.
|Palestinian Elections: Fatah local leaders to resign following election` defeat||IMEMC staff - Fatah-affiliated prisoners from the West bank city of Qalqylia called Fatah`s city committee to resign over poor show up in local elections in which Hamas won the 15 council seats.
|6 arrested in a Tel Aviv rally against the killing of 2 Palestinian teens||IMEMC Staff - Hundreds of Israeli left-wing protesters demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening against the killing Wednesday of two Palestinian youths in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers.
|Disengagement support declines in Israel ||IMEMC - A public poll released by the Israeli newspaper Maariv revealed that support of disengagement among the Israelis has sharply dropped to 54% after it arrived to 61% over the last few weeks.||7/5/2005|
|Ban on family reunification extended ||Ghassan Andoni and Agencies - The Israeli ministerial committee for legislation is set to approve Sunday proposed changes in the Citizenship Law that would allow mixed Israeli-Palestinian couples to acquire Israeli citizenship for the Palestinian partner.
|Video portraying Security forces` agression against the peaceceful demonstrators in Bil`in, 28.4.2005 ||Imad Brand, Shai Polak, Yoni Polak - Special - undercover - forces and regular army brutally attack Palestinian and Israeli non-violent activists, shooting tear gas and ammunition at unarmed people||6/5/2005|
|Palestinian Politics: PLO delegates more power to Abbas ||IMEMC and Agencies - In a move to strip PLO foreign minister Farouq Qadoumi of authority over PLO representatives in foreign countries, the PLO executive committee decided Friday to delegate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas all the authorities the President of Palestine is entitled to.
|Palestinian Elections: Hamas, Fatah despute election results ; 8 wounded in Hamas-Fatah election clashes in Rafah ||George Rishmawi and Ghassan Andoni - IMEMC - As the second stage of local elections concluded, dispute between Hamas and Fatah is rising over who won more of the different councils; Eight people were wounded Friday night in the southern Gaza strip city of Rafah in clashes between supporters of Fatah and Hamas over claimed irregularities in the second stage of local elections, which took place on Thursday
|ACRI: Wall clear violation of int`l law ||Ghassan Andoni and Agencies - The route of the West Bank separation wall is a clear violation of international law and must be moved to inside Israel, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said Thursday.
|From Hanna`s journal||Hannah - ISM Volunteer - As I`m getting ready to send this, I`m reading that two more
Palestinian children have been killed by the Israeli army (at a
demonstration against the Wall in the Ramallah village of Beit
Liqya). I wonder how much longer this one-sided cease fire can
|International Activists Set Free After Tree Chaining||ISM News Relay - Six International peace activists arrested in the West Bank Village of Bil`in for chaining themselves to imperiled olive that were uprooted to make way for The Annexation Wall, were set free today.(5.5.2005)
|Hamas claims victory in main towns after municipal polls||Agence France Presse - A Hamas leader on Friday proclaimed victory for
his Islamist fundamentalist group in the main towns where
Palestinian municipal polls were held and said the group would
respect the election results||6/5/2005|
|Israeli soldier convicted in shooting of unarmed Palestinian||Associated Press - An Israeli military court has convicted an army
sergeant of shooting an unarmed Palestinian in the Gaza Strip in
late 2003, the army said Friday.
|Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied ||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - Weekly Report: 28 April - 4 May 2005||6/5/2005|
|Hebron: Settler riots stop diplomatic tour; Army declares tour area closed||Dianne Roe - CPTnet - Thursday morning, 6 May, while preparing to join a diplomatic tour of Tel Rumeida, organized by Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC),* members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) learned of intense Israeli settler activity near Qurtuba School at the base of Tel Rumeida.
|PA: US Aid Restriction is a `Slap in the Face||IMEMC and Agencies - Palestinian officials are calling restrictions placed on the spending of $200 million aid , approved by the US House of Representatives on Thursday, a `huge slap in the face,`. ||8/5/2005|
|Army receives orders to prepare for Gaza invasion ||Saed Bannoura, IMEMC&Agecnies ||6/5/2005|
|Killing of children, moral bankruptcy||Gush-Shalom on the protest demonstration yesterday. "Maybe, the shooting down of two unarmed Palestinian boys at the village of Beit Likia last night was also part of "Jews defending themselves"?" Arrests during Tel Aviv rally.
|Homemade shells fired at Sderot, Salah ed-Deen brigades claims responsibility||IMEMC - "Salah Ed-deen brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees declared responsibility for firing two homemade shells at Sderot."||6/5/2005|
|Child shot because he refused to collaborate with soldiers|| IMEMC - "Soldiers fired at and seriously wounded wednesday child Ahmad Salah 14, from Al-Kahder village near the west bank city of Bethlehem, because he refused to collaborate and lead soldiers to the homes of stone throwers."||6/5/2005|
|Seeking democracy under occupation ||IMEMC - "Preliminary unofficial results indicates that the ruling Palestinian Fatah movement has won around 60% of municipal council at 84 Palestinian localities, Hamas won around 30% and 20% were shared between leftist groups, with the popular front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP) taking a lead, and independent candidates."||6/5/2005|
|How to turn the world upside down||Corinna Hasofferett - Hagada Hasmalit - on the robbery of Palestinian olive trees||6/5/2005|
|The other hand of Sarah||B. Michael - Yedioth Ahronot - on how the Jerusalem municipality robbed the Palestinian poor during the Passover week||6/5/2005|
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestiniam Mision to the USA - Presenting headlines from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida||5/5/2005|
|Palestinian Prisoners: Bad conditions in the Negev detention; Female detainees allowed conducting Tawjihi exam ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC and Agecnies - Detainees in Ansar 3 detention in the Negev desert complained of bad health conditions, delays in visitations and rapidly increasing number of mice and snakes as summer approaches rising the temperature in the desert climate.
|Detainee dies in al-Ramleh detention hospital ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Abdul-Fatah Yousef Raddad, 22, from the village of Saida, north of Tulkarem, died in al-Ramleh detention hospital, north of Tel Aviv.
|Israeli college offers lodging in illegal outposts||Agence France Presse - JERUSALEM - An Israeli college deep in the occupied West Bank settlement of Ariel set to become the first university at a Jewish settlement, is offering its students accommodation at two unauthorised settlement outposts. The international community considers all Jewish settlements in the
occupied territories illegal
|Abbas`s Fatah Party, Hamas Face Off in Town Vote||Nidal al-Mughrabi - Reuters -
GAZA - Palestinians voted on Thursday in municipal elections with
the corruption-tinged Fatah movement of President Mahmoud Abbas
facing a stiff challenge from the ascendant Islamic militant faction
|Israel inquiry over teen deaths||BBC News Online - An Israeli army commander has been suspended after the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teenagers during a protest against the West Bank barrier.
|Two children martyred in Beit Liqya ||Stop The Wall - The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign today mourns the deaths of two martyred children from Beit Liqya, murdered by the Occupation as they protested against the Apartheid Wall. The village has pledged it will continue their resistance until the Wall is brought down.
|Israel freezes handover, PA won’t disarm resistance ||Ghassan Andoni - IMEMC - Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Wednesday that he is freezing the handover of West Bank towns to Palestinian security control because the Palestinian Authority failed to disarm militants.||5/5/2005|
|School Children Murdered by Israeli Military at Anti-Wall Protest||ISM News relay - School children murdered by Israeli Military at Anti-Wall protest.
Two cousins, 14 and 15 years old, were shot dead today by Israeli
soldiers who opened fire on a demonstration against the Apartheid
Wall in the village of Beit Liqya.
|Two children shot dead west of Ramallah ||Saed Bannoura -IMEMC and Agecnies - Wednesday at night, a Palestinian medical source in Ramallah reported that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two children near the village of Beit Liqya, west of the northern West Bank city of Ramallah. ||5/5/2005|
|Palestinian local elections to test strength of Hamas||Najib Farraj - Agence France Presse - BETHLEHEM, West Bank May 4-- Palestinians head to the polls in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday in the final test of the strength between the dominant Fatah faction and Hamas before they face off in legislative elections.
|Abbas: Israel wants Palestinian blood to be spilled||Associated Press - Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Tuesday of wanting Palestinian blood to be spilled, according to the Palestinian government news agency, WAFA.
|Three Palestinians wounded in beatings by Israeli forces in Nablus ||BBC Monitoring service - According to Radio Palestine - A force of Israeli occupation soldiers advanced into Dura City in the Hebron Governorate this morning, setting up several roadblocks
where several citizens were held.
|Palestinians cry out for justice in face of settler violence (*)||Agence France Presse - BEIT DAJAN, West Bank - With blood pouring down his face, 70-year-old Aziz Hneini staggered down the steep hillside in search of help, his limbs aching after a brutal beating by a gang of young Jewish settlers.
|Israel soldier sentenced for killing Palestinian child||Qatar News Agency - An Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli military officer from the artillery unit to a four month disciplinary works after he was found guilty of killing a thirteen year old Palestinian child at a check point in the occupied West Bank.
|Prisoner in shock due to torture ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC and Agecnies - Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, Hasan al-Sheikh, reported that detainee Mohammad Ali Rashaida, lost his ability to speak after being tortured and punched on his head and ears.
|Israeli activists tie themselves to Olive trees ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC and Agecnies - ||4/5/2005|
|Here and there: One day in the Occupied Territories||News Flashes - IMEMC - * Army invades Atteel, east of Tulkarem * Paratroopers dropped east of Tubas * Checkpoint closed east of Tubas
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinian Mission to the USA - Presents Al-Quds, Al-Ayyam, AlHayyat Al-Jadida||4/5/2005|
|A dangerous fantasy||Moran Zelikovich -YnetNews - Students, academicians demonstrate at College of Judea and Samaria in West Bank to protest government decision to upgrade school to university status. "How dare they establish a university in occupied territory?" one protester says ||4/5/2005|
|Army uses a new weapon in Belein ||IMEMC & Agencies - A medical source in Ramallah reported that Israeli soldiers used a new weapon against anti-wall protesters in the village of Belein, west of Ramallah.||3/5/2005|
|Israeli soldier court marshaled for hitting, injuring Palestinian detainee ||Efrat Weiss - YnetNews - An elite [sic] paratrooper commando was sentenced to 28 days in jail after hitting a Palestinian detainee and causing him injuries that required medical attention.
|Tul Karem: Israeli soldiers raid Dhanaba and arrest a youth on pretext of planning an attack||Al-Ayyam - Muhammad Jamal Ibrahim Ghanem was arrested on 1 May near Tul Karem. Israeli authorities allege he was planning an attack.||2/5/2005|
|Excerpts from daily news by the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC)||IMEMC and Agencies - 10 wounded in anti-wall protest near Ramallah; PA won`t tolerate display of arms; PA bulldozers raze 3 illegally built homes; Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the village of Tammoun, south of Tubas in the West Bank; homemade shell fired at a settlement in the Gaza Strip
|Palestinian, soldier killed in a clash near Tul Karem||IMEMC & Agencies - "Army source said Monday that an Israeli soldier was killed during clashes with a Palestinian gunman on Monday morning.
Israeli troops shoot dead Shafiq Abdul Ghani 35, in the village of Sida near the West Bank city of Tul Karim on Monday early morning hours."
|Palestinian workers under `moral terror`||Sami Abu Salem - WAFA/Electronic Intifada - a Palestinian refugee in Gaza tells of efforts by the Israeli authorities to recruit him as a collaborator, and the price he has paid for refusing.||2/5/2005|
|Changed position||Shosh Mula - Yediot Ahronot - Palestinian prisoners allege that a court ruling against torture by the Israeli General Security Service (Shabak, or Shin Bet), simply led to new forms of torture||1/5/2005|
|Checkpoint of no return ||Kasper - ISM Volunteer - Everyday life in the occupied territories is as always a continuous chaos of military interference. In a time of empty talk of peace and celebrating Ariel Sharon as a man of peace moderate politics, because of extremists` protest against evacuation from Gaza, the situation on the ground in Palestine sees remarkably little change.
|Al-Aqaba, another Village under Attack||Flo - ISM Volunteer - Al Aqaba also has a case of their own in the Israeli court system,
fighting to stop the 2 military bases in the area. Since the 1970`s, the Israeli military has used the land around Al Aqaba as a training ground, having told the residents it is due to the similar landscape of southern Lebanon.||1/5/2005|
|Update on Jaber, detainee with meningitis ||ISM News relay - On Friday April 29 Ha`emek hospital released Jaber, returning him to Salem Detention camp. He had been taken to Ha`emek hospital last week after his medical situation had deteriorated.||1/5/2005|
|On the brink||Ghazi Hamad - Palestine Report - `Recent days have seen an unprecedented level of tension between Fateh and Hamas.. The tension got so bad that mediating parties have tried to put an end to the conflict between the two movements, and an Egyptian delegation arrived on May 23 to "discuss the latest developments".`||26/5/2005|
|Closure, confiscation, connivance and cupidity Part 3||Jerry Levin - CPT - From The Inside Looking Out: Report-52 - about a `laundered` presentation of the West Bank realities by the New York Times; and a snapshot of some of these realities.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 23.5.2005 - 24.5.2005||IMEMC & Agencies - Army blocks traffic near Tubas; Dozens detained near Jenin; Dozens detained near Nablus; 12 detainees receive harsh terms; Homemade shell fired at military post in Gaza; Youth arrested near Beit Hanoun ||24/5/2005|
|Ch. 10: Soldiers used Palestinian teenager as a human shield ||The Associated Press - Israel Defense Forces soldiers used a Palestinian teenager as a shield against rock-throwers in the West Bank last week, Channel 10 reported yesterday.
|Palestinian lawmakers reject full proportional representation in Parliament Elections ||George Rishmawi-IMEMC - Wednesday, 18 May 2005 On Wednesday afternoon, the Palestinian Legislative Council rejected a proposal submitted by 25 percent of its members to conduct parliamentary elections totally by proportional representation, a senior Palestinian official told IMEMC.
|Open letter from Palestinian Civil Society in Support of AUT Academic Boycott ||Palestinian Popular Movements and Civil Society Re-Assert Call for Comprehensive Academic Boycott of Apartheid Israel
|Mortar shells hit Gaza settlements||Hanan Greenberg and Ali Waked - YnetNews - Earlier, IDF drone fires missile at Hamas mortar crew; Gunbattle between terrorists and PA security personnel results in wounded Palestinian cop ||18/5/2005|
|Here and there: One day in the Occupied Territories||News Flashes - IMEMC - Youth arrested west of Ramallah; Army invades Sur Baher, near Jerusalem; Two arrested in Hebron; Three villages closed, east of Salfit; Three arrested east of Nablus; Village invaded near Bethlehem
|Hiding behind the olive tree- A personal account of the April 28th demonstration ||Alvin - ISM volunteer - The day in Bil`in had been exceptionally violent; thus it came as no surprise that I was hiding behind an olive tree along with another international, Alvin, and Achmad, a 12 year old Palestinian boy.||4/5/2005|
|Press conference on the use of IDF Special-Ops unit as agent provocateurs||AIC (Alternative Information Center) - In response to the use of IDF Special-Ops unit as agent provocateurs in a non-violent demonstration in Bil`in - a press conference was held today in the AIC offices in Jerusalem.
|Tour of Historical Sites Threatened with Demolition in Hebron`s Old City||Hebron Rehabilitation Committee - HRC would like to invite you to
visit the site of Tel Rumaida, in the Old City of Hebron. This Historical site is under a risk of destruction by the Israeli Army.
|Medical Treatment Conditional upon Collaboration ||Shabtai Gold - Muhammad Radad, a 38 year old cardiac patient and father of five, discovered that the road to medical care passes by the Israeli GSS. (General Security Services - the so called "muchabarat")||3/5/2005|
|Officers sentenced following boy`s death ||Hanan Greenberg - YnetNews - In July 2003, tragic accident occurred next to Samaria roadblock during which 3-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead; two junior officers were indicted of neglecting their duties and sentenced to labor on Tuesday
|Today`s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press - 31.5.2005 ||Palestinian Mission to the USA presents: Al Hayyat AlJadida: Al-Husseini: The president has not yet decided and doeS not prefer to delay thE PLC elections; Abbas arrives to Tunis to meet Arab leaders; Al Quds: Hamas rules out holding the re-elections tomorrow; Al-Ayyam: Ireneos refuses to step dopwn, tries to salvage his falling throne - and more
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 25.5.2005 - 26.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - P.A security man arrested in Hebron; Paratroopers dropped near Tubas; Resident of Bethlehem arrested near Ramallah; Army invades Tammoun; Child injured in Khan; Younis; Al-Tuffah checkpoint closed; Three arrested south of Nablus; Army invades Nablus; ||26/5/2005|
|Canada bans Kahane Chai||Ynetnews - Canada`s parliament has banned the right-wing Kahane Chai organization and added it to the country`s list of terror organizations. "Canada News" reports three organizations banned, first such action under new Prime Minister Paul Martin
|A Day at El Jenia olive groves||Natanya Ginsburg - "As usual we, three female volunteers with the Rabbis for Human Rights, left a bit late ...The army must escort us all the way, since the road to El Jenia fields is a settlers only road. The entrance to El Jenia was closed with road blocks and they were moved in order to let the tractors pass. "
|Petition calling for Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinians||Allegedly thousands signed this "Referendum for Israel" calling for ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians... [I think that people should know about these things - the Editor]||26/5/2005|
|The Darkest Day of My Life||Ahmad Dawas, a Palestinian student - "I consider this day to be the darkest in my life because it left me feeling helpless and filled me with great sadness. I hope this never happens to anyone of you.
|Visit to Silwan with Bat Shalom and Meir Margalit||"If you are Palestinian, you can not build because the area is an archaeological site, but if you are Jewish, it is okay to build as much as you like.. Our final stop of the tour was an area down in the valley where between 59 and 88 houses are slated for demolition in order to create an archeological park called `Gan HaMalach` (Garden of the King). "||26/5/2005|
|AT-TUWANI: Israeli military, police and settlers prevent Palestinians from grazing sheep and goats||Kristin Anderson - CPTnet - On Thursday, 19 May 2005, Israeli soldiers, police and settlers prevented Palestinians from Jawiyya, a small village in the south Hebron Hills, from grazing their sheep and goats.
|Reaching the un-reached - immunization campaign in Hebron area||Monica Awad - “Our aim is to reach 1.2 million children with this campaign. Every child counts and this is why we came today to reach the un-reached children” said Dr. Iyad.
|Palestinians worried about truce,says Fatah leader||Reuters - Damascus - Palestinian factions are concerned about the future of a fragile three-month-old ceasefire after Israeli
"violations", a Fatah leader said on Sunday after meeting the exiled groups` leaders in Damascus.
|Human Barrels block annexations wall ||ISM News relay - At 6am yesterday morning 15.5.2005 Israeli forces that were securing the building of the annexation wall in the west bank village of Bil`in found five human barrels blocking the construction route.
|Palestinian Students Talk About Their Daily Lives Under Occupation||I am Feras, a student at An Najah University, from Beit Kahel a village in Hebron city. Before I start writing I want to tell you how happy I am that I have found someone who will listen to me. I know that my English isn`t very good but I want to try to help you understand the situation that I live with. I have taken some of the thoughts that I will write about from my diary. I want to tell you about my family conditions and what we have faced over the past two years. (Written in 2002)
|The Power of Mind and Heart ||Ernie - ISM volunteer - I`ve been avoiding the Old City in Jerusalem lately in an attempt to remedy a case of serious overload during the recent Orthodox Holy Week (which one day I promise I will report on) after which if I heard one more church bell chime I thought I was going to completely lose my
|Two roadblocks removed in Asira al Shamaliya||Anna - ISM Volunteer - Two roadblocks were removed Thursday by the Palestinian residents of Asira al Shamaliya village (four kilometres north west of Nablus), during a demonstration supported by about 40 ISM activists and Israeli Anarchists against the Wall.
|Arrests of Palestinian Civilians While Crossing Military Checkpoints ||PCHR Gaza - Weekly report - The arrests of Palestiniam citizens while crossing checkpoints continued this week||14/5/2005|
|Continued Siege on the OPT ||PCHR - Exerpts from thr weekly report - IOF have continued to impose a tightened siege on the OPT and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem.
|Sheep killed in Tuwani||Maureen Jack - Christian Peacemaker Teams - "In total, 27
sheep have died in the last few weeks. This is a devastating blow to the villagers` livelihoods.
|Briton`s family sues over shooting||Sam Jones - The Guardian - The family of an award-winning British film-maker who was shot dead by the Israeli army has launched a civil action against the Israeli government on the second anniversary of his death.
|Israel founds West Bank university||BBC News Online - The Israeli cabinet has voted to confer university status on a college in the settlement of Ariel in the heart of the occupied West Bank.
|Sharon-Abbas honeymoon over amid mutual recriminations||Charly Wegman - Agence France Presse - The honeymoon between Ariel Sharon and Mahmud Abbas is well and truly over with the Israeli leader accusing his Palestinian counterpart of failing to lift a finger against militants and freezing plans to transfer responsibility for security in the West Bank.
|Israeli army closes W. Bank town of Tulkarem for fifth consecutive||Xinhua - RAMALLAH- The Israeli army forces still impose a tightened closure on Tulkarem in northern West Bank for the fifth consecutive day, Palestinian security sources reported Tuesday.
|Two killed in raid on West Bank||BBC News Online - An Israeli soldier and a member of Islamic Jihad have died in a shootout near the West Bank town of Tulkarm
|Today’s News Headlines Translated from Palestinian Press||Palestinian Mission to the USA - Reports from: Al-Ayyam, Al-Quds, Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida ||3/5/2005|
|Palestinian cops fire on Hamas members||Ali Waked - YnetNews - PA security forces battle, arrest Hamas members who were planning to fire mortar shells on Sderot, Monday evening in Gaza; PA demolish three homes illegaly built by police officers on the Gaza sea-shore||3/5/2005|
|Gaza Dreams of Life After the Israelis ||Chris McGreal - The Guardian - Fate of abandoned settler homes undecided as Palestinians plan tourist paradise
|Excerpts from daily news by IMEMC||Saed Bannoura - International Middle East Media Center: (a) P.A police, Hamas men exchange fire in Beit Lahia; (b) Islamic Jihad: "Truce is about to collapse”||3/5/2005|
|Kid seriously wounded by army fire near Bethlehem ||IMEMC & Agencies - Soldiers shot and seriously wounded Ahmed Salah 13, in the Village of Al-Khader near the West bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday.
|Today`s News Flashes from the Occupied Territories||IMEMC and Agencies - Army invades Tammoun; Youth arrested east of Tulkarem; Army closes Tulkarem||1/5/2005|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 21.5.2005 - 22.5.2005||IMEMC and Agencies - Dozens detained near Hebron; News markers for wall path near Hebron; Two arrested near Hebron; Five residents sentenced to high terms; Resident arrested near Bethlehem;||22/5/2005|
|Israel strikes in Gaza||Ali Waked - YNetNews - Air Force fires three missiles at Qassam rocket-launching cell; two Palestinians sustain moderate wounds. On Sunday, three Palestinians killed in two separate incidents in Gaza after vehicle, mortar shell explode
|Israeli army kills more Palestinians||Khalid Amayreh - Aljazeera -`Israeli occupation soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man in
the southern West Bank town of Hebron, hours after the killing of
another Palestinian near the northern city of Jenin.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 29.5.2005 - 30.5.2005 ||IMEMC and Agencies - 3 wounded in an air strike at a Gaza refugee camp; Four stores closed in Hebron; Army invades Tulkarem; Female university student arrested in Hebron; Two residents of Hebron arrested in Bir Shiva; Two barracks leveled near Bethlehem; Resident arrested south of Jenin; Resident arrested in Jenin ||30/5/2005|
|Israel to release 400 Palestinian prisoners as `goodwill gesture`; Qalqilia Mayor among prisoners slated for release ||Eric Silver in Jerusalem - The Independent - Israeli ministers have agreed to release 400 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas. A spokesman said they would be set free later this week after their names were put on the internet.
|Report: 4032 killed, 44666 injured since September 29, 2000||National Information Center - reported that the Israeli army killed since the beginning of the Intifada in September 29, 2000, 4032 residents, and injured 44666, excluding 8435 residents who received treatment by field medical teams. ||30/5/2005|
|SIS: 4,032 Palestinians Killed, Including 750 Children, During Intifada||SIS - (State Information Service) - A report made by the State Information Service (SIS) asserted that during Al Aqsa Intifada, Israeli forces killed 4,032 Palestinians, including 750 children, in addition to wounding about 45,000 others until April 30, 2005.
|Saeb Erekat: Israel Continues Dictation Policy and Avoids Negotiations||IPC - GAZA - The chief negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat asserted that the Israeli government favored the policy of dictations over negotiations, despite the declaration of the US President during his meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas.
|Al Kidwa: USA Confirms a Change in 1949 Armistice Line, be Agreed between the Israelis and Palestinians||IPC - Gaza - Al Kidwa: USA Confirms a Change in 1949 Armistice Line, be Agreed between the Israelis and Palestinians
|State land, state people: Israeli land grab threatens Palestinian village of Wadi Foqeen||Spotlight - a Special Correspondent - While the world is blinded by the smokescreen of Sharon`s "Gaza disengagement", Palestinian villages throughout the West Bank are literally facing extinction due to land grabs on which Israel intends to build the separation wall - land grabs which in July 2004 the International Court of Justice declared illegal. One of the latest victims is the Palestinian village of Wadi Foqeen, whose existence is now in question following an Israeli notice of intent to seize a substantial portion of its farmlands.||31/5/2005|
|Abbas: Violence has been 90 per cent down; Al-Kidwa: “Gaza withdrawal does not end the occupation” ||George Rishmawi - IMEMC & Agencies - Abbas: "We have started to deal with the culture of violence, we stopped the culture of violence and the Palestinian people have started looking at it as something that should be condemned and it should stop." Nasser El Kidwa: "Gaza withdrawal does not end the occupation" ||30/5/2005|
|Call for Action: 38 years of occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip ||This coming week will mark 38 years to the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (labeled the Naksa - the Palestinian defeat); during this week our Palestinian partners are planning many events. We`ve decided to join two of these events:
|Eight internationals and a Palestinian family attacked in Hebron. ||Sarah - ISM - On May 21st, myself, eight other internationals and a group of forty Israeli peace activists decided to visit a Palestinian family in order to discuss their situation.
|Vote delay to add to Fateh-Hamas tensions ||Omar Karmi - Jordan Times - It would appear almost certain now that Palestinian parliamentary elections, slated for July 17, will be postponed. Any such delay will add to already high tensions between the largest Palestinian faction Fateh and its main rival Hamas, and must count as a political victory for the former.
|Forced to drink urine, drink or die ||IMEMC & Agencies - After the horrific story of soldiers abusing two Palestinian workers, and forcing one of them to drink the soldiers’ urine until he fainted, one of the soldiers stood in court and admitted to the hidden truth which even the press was shy to say, “What we did was inhuman”.||24/5/2005|
|Hamas threatens to break truce as Abbas considers delaying poll||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, may be forced to delay key parliamentary elections after the Electoral Commission said there was not enough time to prepare if they were to be held under a new poll law.
|Palestinians announce delay in elections||Agencies - The Palestinian Election Commission said Monday that parliamentary elections scheduled for July 17 will be delayed because it needed more time to prepare for the vote — a move threatening to inflame a dispute between the militant group Hamas and the ruling Fatah party.
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