|Life under occupation|
|The ongoing betrayal of Palestinian children||Adri Nieuwhof and Jeff Handmaker - The Electronic Intifada - "The current violence will definitely have an impact on children. The pain is building up and there is no prospect for conditions improving in the near future to start dealing with that pain. The international community is taking a tremendous risk by ignoring its responsibility to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.
|Ex-Israeli spy chief: Hamas ministers may be hunted||Adam Entous -
"The architect of
Israel`s policy of assassinating Palestinian militants
said on Sunday Israel should hunt down wanted Hamas
leaders even if they become ministers in a newly elected
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 29 January 2005||IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers arrested ten youth west of Ramallah; Troops uproot 150 Dunams of farmland, west of Hebron; Soldiers arrest UNRWA worker in Nablus; 11 Houses Demolished during 2 Days in OPT; IOF Arrested 11 Citizens in WB;
|In defeat, Fatah anger turns to soul searching||Wafa Amr - Reuters - Ala Sanakreh is seething over his party`s crushing election defeat at the hands of Hamas. "I`m angry, we`re all angry," Sanakreh told Reuters from the Balata refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. "But if that`s what the people want, we`ll just have to accept it."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 27 January 2005||IMEMC and WAFA - IOF Wounded 2 Demonstrators, arrests 3 others in Bil`in; IOF Arrested 3 Citizens in Hebron; Six injured during Gaza in-flight;
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 28 January 2005||IMEMC and WAFA - Gunmen fire at Ramallah municipality building; Soldiers invade Hebron, arrest two; Soldiers wound and arrest a resident in northern Gaza; Five residents arrested near Tulkarem; 14:39 10 Citizens Arrested in WB; IOF Blasts Car in Qalqiliya; Al-Quds: Palestinians Higher Interest What Really Matters
|Soldiers or Settlers? Palestinian man`s Hebron home sustains severe damage||Dianne Roe and Sonia Robbins
|Welcome To Jerusalem||Jerry Levin
- CPT - From The Inside Looking Out: Report-63 - "The check point by Tantur is not needed any more because the
Jerusalem/Bethlehem border has been unilaterally moved three quarters
of a mile south to a point well inside what was Bethlehem`s northern
municipal boundary... Once again as with the entire history of the occupation, where the
West Bank is concerned, border shrinkage, i. e. galloping annexation,
continues to be both a de facto and de jure U.S.-encouraged-made-in-Israel dynamic."
|Hamas Election Victory - A Call for Good Governance and Respect of Palestinian Rights||Badil - Hamas is now challenged with finding ways to respond to the legacy and the multi-facetted public expectations of its victory and new leadership role.
|OCHA Report: Gaza Strip after disengagement||UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Developments observed in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli disengagement have been largely negative||25/1/2006|
|Nablus after five years of conflict||United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs||25/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territorie - 24 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - OCHA: Nablus City Severely Hit by Israeli Occupation; Child killed, another injured by military fire near Ramallah; Army arrests two residents in predawn invasions on the W. Bank; Army invades a village near Jenin, arrests 5; IOF Arrests 9 Citizens in WB; Absentee Property law is not applicable in East Jerusalem;
From the Palestinian Daily Al Quds: Al-Quds: External Threats are Unacceptable Interferences
|Child killed, another injured by military fire near Ramallah ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday evening, at several children in Al Mogheer village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah killing a nine-year old child, and injuring another. ||24/1/2006|
|Refusers` update: Occupation refuser Uri Natan sentenced to 28 more days in military prison (sixth term)||Uri`s letter to the Minister of Defence - "It is exactly because they are my country, my army, or my nation that are perpetrating such violence and such cruelties, that I feel unable to serve in their name and that I shall do anything I can to change the inhuman reality that they impose. "||24/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 23 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army invades a village near Jenin, arrests 5; Six residents arrested near Gaza borders; Israeli forces arrest 24 from West Bank Cities in pre-dawn invasions; ||23/1/2006|
|Human Rights Watch: Israel Violates International Human Law ||IMEMC - New York, Human Rights Watch (HRW) asserted that Israel continues breaching the international Human Rights Law including International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
|The age of immunity is over ||Yesh Gvul -
Open discussion - tuesday 24/1, in Tzavta Tel Aviv -
And what about you?
Come to hear and be heard -
PROF. YARON EZRACHI, DR. ISHAI MENUCHIN,
ADV. MICHAEL SFARD
|In a Stronghold, Fatah Fights to Beat Back a Rising Hamas ||STEVEN ERLANGER -
The New York Times -
"Fatah, the mainstay of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, is in trouble, even here in Nablus, one of the West Bank`s toughest and largest cities, and a longtime stronghold for the group. Fatah is struggling to beat back the radical Islamic movement Hamas."||23/1/2006|
|Guns or politics? Now Hamas must choose ||Donald Macintyre -
The Independent -
"Skilfully Hamas, having largely adhered to the truce it made last year with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, has given little away on post-election plans."||23/1/2006|
|Despite claims to halt attacks, Army strikes Gaza ||Manar Jibrin & George Riahmawi & Agencies -
"one resident was killed; at least seven were injured in the Gaza Strip, after an Israeli helicopter fired one missile at a vehicle driving near the Karni Crossing, east of Gaza city."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 21- 22 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Six residents arrested near Gaza borders; 2 Citizens Arrested in Tulkarem; The Gaza center for Rights and Law(GCRL: Israeli Army Killed 287, Wounded 1664 During 2005; Yesterday: Israeli Army Killed one Citizen, Wounded 2 others in GS; Israeli Army Arrested 5 Citizens in WB; Human Rights Watch: Israel Violates Human Rights Law (HRL) and the International Humanitarian Law(IHL)||22/1/2006|
|Three thousand take part in non-violent protest, and the army gets mad.||Adam Keller - Gush Shalom - Reporting on the protest march in Bil`in (Friday, Jan. 20 2006). ||22/1/2006|
|Tally Fahimah Crossed the borders from the Israeli Right to Jenin||Jad Al-Haj - Al-Hayat - Zubaidi wrote her several letters while she was in prison, he said in one of them that was read in the court: "Tally they are afraid that you will lead hundreds of other like you to cross the border and see the truth... I wish we will meet in the camp".
|"They can offer me money from ground to sky, I won`t take"||Omar Karmi - The Jordan Times - HEBRON - Nidal Awaimeh`s house could fetch a lot of money if the 35-year-old Hebron municipal worker is to be believed: "I was once offered $1 million," said Awaimeh sitting in his living room at the top of this three-storey building. "But I refused. There is no way I will sell this house."
|Palestinians Refugees in Lebanon protest over aid reduction||Mohammed Zaatari - Daily Star staff - South Lebanon: Hundreds of Palestinian refugees staged a demonstration in front of the UNRWA centers in the Tyre, Sidon and Baalbek camps on Monday to protest against a reduction in social services.
|Prison life no bar to Palestinian poll hopes||Agence France Presse - RAMALLAH, West Bank - If voters have their way Marwan Barghuti and Hassan Yussef should soon be warming the Palestinian parliament’s benches. Israel, however, has other ideas for two of its most famous prisoners.
|Palestinian refugees see little hope in election||Agence France Press - BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - Electoral promises made by those running for parliament provoke little more than a bitter laugh in the Balata refugee camp, where Palestinians are sceptical anyone can change the daily misery of their lives.||21/1/2006|
|Army Evacuated Human Rights Activist instead of Illegal Colonizes in Hebron ||WAFA - HEBRON - A Canadian human right activist in Hebron awaits deportation from Israel, while the evacuation of illegal colonizers from the city`s wholesale market has been postponed.
|Israeli Soldiers Assault Anti-Wall Protest in Bil`in ||WAFA - Scores of candidates to the legislative elections, international and Israeli activists protested Friday against the construction of the Apartheid Wall in Bil`in village of Ramallah.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 20 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - New settlements expansion in East J`lem funded by US Israelis; Aprox. 5000 People in Peaceful Demo. in Bil`in against the Wall; Settler rams Palestinian youth with car; Army re-arrests two residents, several hours after releasing them; ||20/1/2006|
|Bil`in protest unites candidates, residents, in joint peaceful struggle against the Wall ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Approximately 5000 residents, candidates to the legislative elections, Israeli and international peace activists marched on Friday against the Separation Wall in the village of Bil`in, near Ramallah. "||20/1/2006|
|Further glimpses into the Occupation `justice`||Hava Halevi - MachsomWatch - Report by human rights activists from the detention centre at the Russian compound on 5 January 2006
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 19 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Israeli Army Arrests 16 Citizens in WB; Israel continues to harass candidates, impedes campaigning in Jerusalem; Two arrested in Jenin; Army invades Nablus, storms houses; Army invades Ein Al Baida village, arrests three brothers; Army storms Al Asakra village near Bethlehem, arrests one resident;
Army storms Al Asakra village near Bethlehem, arrests one resident; Resident arrested in Qalqilia;
|Palestinian with Aids barred from Israeli hospital ||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "A Palestinian Aids patient has been denied permission to leave Gaza for treatment in Israel despite warnings by senior Israeli clinicians that the case is urgent."
|Hamas support grows after Israelis shoot militant leader||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "Most
people here will vote for Hamas because the peace process
has failed. If you don`t have hope, you vote for Hamas."
|Zahhar: "we have to abduct soldiers to secure prisoners release" ||Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - "Hamas leader and candidate for the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, Mahmoud Al Zahhar, said on Wednesday at night, that the movement has no choice but to abduct Israeli soldiers in order to secure the release of Palestinian detainees"||19/1/2006|
|Despair Plagues Exiled Palestinians: Chances for Stability Reduced Dramatically ||Sam Bahour and Michael Dahan - www.dissidentvoice.org- "The 38-year Israeli military occupation of Palestine and 57 years of ongoing Palestinian dispossession at the hands of the State of Israel has brought us to a point of total despair. Today, in 2006, Palestinians have been condensed into pockets of caged-in communities, taking on varying shapes and forms."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 18 January 2006||Courtesy of IMEMC - Resident arrested in Qalqilia; Shelling in retaliation for Tul Karem assassination; Ateel pair sentenced; farm road barred; arrests in Surif; injury, arrest in Qaleel; arrests in Aida camp; resistance claims soldier killing; five arrested near Tul Karem; four arrested near Ramallah ||18/1/2006|
|Severe restrictions on movement in the West Bank impact the election campaigns||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have imposed additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. These measures have coincided with the initiation of the campaigns for Palestinian parliamentary elections. ||18/1/2006|
|US to Palestinians: keep Hamas away||Al-Jazeera/AFP - The United States has warned the Palestinians that inclusion of the resistance group Hamas in any new government could affect US-backed efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state.||18/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 16 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers detain children near Jenin; IOF Demolishes 2 Houses in WB; Israeli Bulldozers Destroy a House in Jerusalem ; Army invades Nablus, arrests one resident; Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian house in Jerusalem; PRCS: IOF Contiues Breaching International Law;
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 17 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army seals the northern entrance of Tulkarem; IOF Demolishes 2 Houses in WB; ISR court sentence a Tulkarem resident to 32 months; Troops arrest eight residents near Nablus; Army arrests nine Palestinians in Jerusalem; Palestinian resistance shells Eretz settlement; Army assassinates a senior Hamas, arrests three in Tulkarem; Israeli army arrests 18 Palestinians in several cites in the West Bank; ||17/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 31 January 2005||IMEMC and WAFA - 4 Houses were demolished today in Jerusalem by Israeli MOI; Soldiers arrest 22 residents in the West Bank; Two Qassam Brigades fighters injured in Gaza; Undercover army units invade Kofer Kalil village, one resident arrested; IOF Wounds 2 Citizens, Arrests 6 others in WB;
|Occupation justice I. The guilty: Pacifist Yoni Ben-Arzi||Matania Ben-Artzi. A parting shot of the IOF: Yoni, already discharged from the army, was sentenced to 4 months in jail.
|Dying of cancer in Gaza: the story of Fatma Barghouth, who wanted to live||Luisa Morgantini - AMIN ||17/1/2006|
|Updates of the International Solidarity Movement ||1. IOF: 0, Goth Girl:1;
2. Three Consecutive Days of Attacks In Tel Rumeida; 3. An Invitation for Barak Obama;
4. Let The Global Boycott of Israel Begin;
5. Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified;
6. Scottish ISM-activist Forcefully Deported From Israel After 7 Weeks
7. Round Up Of Recent Events In Tel Rumeida, Hebron; Settler Violence
and IDF Abuse
|Undermining the peace camp ||Ghassan Khatib -
"At the moment, Jerusalem is one of the main issues threatening, in different ways, the possibility of holding free and democratic Palestinian parliamentary elections."
|Israel sends troops to quell `Jewish intifada`||Agence France Presse -
Electronic Intifada -
"Hundreds of hardline settlers hurled eggs and stones at
security forces for two days running on Saturday and
|An open letter to Ehud Olmert ||Daoud Kuttab -
"WHILE I understand that you are an Israeli patriot, I believe that much can be done to reduce the tensions between our two peoples, eventually leading to genuine reconciliation and peace. As a start, priority must be given to face-to-face negotiations."
|Hamas banned from Jerusalem campaigning ||Eric Silver -
The Independent -
"Israel yielded to American pressure yesterday and agreed to let East Jerusalem Arabs vote in the Palestinian parliamentary elections on 25 January. But ministers barred Hamas from campaigning in the disputed city."
|Summary of Statistics for 2005 ||B`tselem - B`Tselem recently published a summary of its statistics for 2005.- KILLED IN 2005: 197 PALESTINIANS AND 50 ISRAELIS - THOUSANDS OF OLIVE TREES CUT DOWN IN THE WEST BANK - SUSPICION: BARRIER BEING USED TO TAKE CONTROL OF PRIVATE LAND - B`TSELEM`S INTERVENTION STOPS MALTREATMENT OF PALESTINIAN FAMILY
|Hebron: Three Consecutive Days of Attacks In Tel Rumeida; Baruch Marzel Beats Palestinian Woman||CPT Hebron - After three consecutive days of numerous acts of settler violence in Tel Rumeida, Hebron, the IDF and Police are doing very little to stop or arrest settlers who violently oppose the removal of settlers from the illegally occupied Palestinian wholesale market in Hebron`s Old City.||15/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 15 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Three Hamas candidates arrested in Jerusalem; Two residents injured, one arrested near Salfit; Special Forces kill mother, her son, near Nablus; Citizen Arrested, Houses Turned into Military Posts in WB; Scottish ISM-Activist Deported from Israel; Hundreds of settlers try to break into Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron
|Behind the Disengagement||Various Sources - Everyone saw the disengagement plan materialize, but only a few know about Israel`s ongoing expansion plan in the West Bank, deteriorating the human right conditions of the Palestinians.||15/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 14 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - IMEMC and WAFA - Settlers annex 150 Dunams; Resident died of wounds sustained three years ago; ‘Settler girls’ attack peaceworkers in Hebron; Children protest against the Wall in Bethlehem; Army invades Jenin; Resident arrested south of Hebron; Resident of Bethlehem released after a week in detention; Palestinian police officers close Gaza highway in protest of the death of their colleague;
|Suffocation in isolated Bethlehem||Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "Now it`s just the wall and a sniper tower and a monstrous gate. Shops on the street, once bustling, are closed and abandoned. What remains, of course, is the silent sucking sound of a disappearing people.
|Hebron Update 30 December 2005 to 5 January 2006||Christian Peacemaker Team - On school patrol the team learned that someone had broken into the Ibrahimi Boys` School and stolen two computers and video equipment. ||14/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 14 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Children protest against the Wall in Bethlehem; Army invades Jenin; Resident arrested south of Hebron; Resident of Bethlehem released after a week in detention; Palestinian police officers close Gaza highway in protest of the death of their colleague; ||5/1/2006|
|Allow Jerusalem vote, US urges Israel||Aljazeera - "A US envoy has backed Palestinian calls for Arab residents in East Jerusalem to be allowed to vote in this month`s parliamentary elections.
|Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of Bil`in change level||Anarchists Against the Wall - "Our persistent weekly and some times daily struggle was integrating with shifting change in the Israeli power struggle and in addition to the media even the Israeli high court of "justice" seems to "favor" Bil`in. There are qualitative additions to the unexpected "leniency" the state treat the weekly Friday demonstrations."||14/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 13 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Military dogs attack, bite, an aged woman from Salfit; Army invaded Jenin, storms several houses; Two residents arrested east of Tubas; Settlers burned two Palestinian homes in Hebron; Soldier invade village near Salfit; Palestinian resistance shelled a Kibbutz north of the GS; Two residents arrested in east of Bethlehem; Army shelled targets in Gaza; Al Aqsa Brigades fired 5 Qassams; ||13/1/2006|
|Mazuz: Jewish lawlessness unpunished||Tal Rosner - Ynet News - Attorney general says resources must be allocated to tackle uprooting of Palestinian olive trees
|Attacks in West Bank heighten tension before vote||CNN Online - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in Jenin and, in a separate attack, Palestinian gunmen fired on the Ramallah home of Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Yousef.
|Palestinian blows himself up and Israeli troops kill gunman during arrest raid in West Bank||Khaleej Times, AP - In the bloodiest incident between Israeli troops and Palestinians in nearly a month, a Palestinian militant blew himself up and Israeli troops shot dead another militant in a shootout during an arrest raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 12 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Three resistance fighters killed in Jenin; Three residents were arrested; Israeli Army Killed Citizen in Jenin; Army Arrests 13 Citizens in WB; Israeli forces arrest 3 from Bethlehem; Army arrests two from Ramallah; Police arrests five settlers north of Bethlehem; Army arrests 12 Palestinians in Tulkarem overnight; ||12/1/2006|
|Mofaz rules out Gaza-West Bank convoys||Ynetnews - "Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz tells U.S. envoy David Welch Israel not willing to allow Palestinian convoys to cross from Gaza Strip to West Bank for fear of terror groups transferring Qassam know-how"||12/1/2006|
|Army arrests 12 Palestinians in Tulkarem overnight ||IMEMC & Agencies - "At least 18 army vehicles invaded the northwestern West Bank city of Tulkarem after midnight, Palestinian sources reported."
|Repeated invasions in Jenin, continuous siege||IMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldiers imposed a strict siege over the West Bank city of Jenin over the last several days, barred the residents from the freedom of movement, and conducted repeated invasions which targeted the Islamic Jihad movement, especially in Jenin, Jenin refuge camp, and Qabatia town."
|At-Tuwani reflection: when reality becomes stranger than my dreams…||Christy Bischoff - Christian Peacemaker Teams Hebron - As we approached the women sitting by the 102 olive trees that settlers cut the night before, I saw the tears rolling down her face as she stared ahead. ||11/1/2006|
|To Palestinians, Sharon was a man of war, not peace||Maureen Clare Murphy - The Electronic Intifada - "Expressing dismay at the simultaneous celebrating by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip regarding what appears to be Sharon`s impending death and the statements of sadness and sympathy being issued by the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, Farah said, "We will not be celebrating [and yet] will not be sad ... Both reactions are strange."
|Report from the detention centre in the Russian Compound , Jerusalem||Hava Halevy - MachsomWatch - On the `extension of detention` ritual: reporting on rubber-stamp Occupation justice; Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: Palestinian detainees who are being held illegally in the Russian Compound||10/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 10 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - PLC Parliamentary Candidate barred from entering Jerusalem; World Bank official: Palestinian Authority on verge of bankruptcy; Army invades Tubas, arrests one resident; Settlers uprooted 2400 olive trees in three years; ||10/1/2006|
|Hebron: Israeli military invades CPT apartment, arrests team; team computers stolen||Rich Meyer - CPT Hebron - At dusk Thursday, 29 December an Israeli military patrol invaded the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Hebron office and apartment for the fourth time in three weeks.||8/1/2006|
|Huwara, Sunday 8.1.06 PM||Naomi Lalo - MachsomWatch - "This extended report, for all its details, just cannot relay the callousness, meanness and arbitrariness that were manifested throughout our vigil. There was not a single moment of which we could say contained a single procedure carried out for security`s sake – granted we "help the army to see the humanitarian aspects at the cp but lack the information and military insight"… as we were told by most of the echelons we contacted in the army."
|Isolating the South Hebron Hills - Israel Plans De Facto Annexation of Palestinian Land||Ahmad Jaradat and Josh Friedman -
"In spite of the Israeli Supreme Court decision ordering the army to move back the separation wall in the Hebron Hills region approximately to the green line, Israel continues to find new ways to expropriate Palestinian land."||9/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 9 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Israeli H. Court permits Walls construction near Modi`n settlement; Non violent protest freezes Wall construction in Aboud; Palestinian police force destroys 11 illegal (stolen) cars in Jenin; 10 residents arrested across the West Bank; Three arrested in Salfit; Two arrested in Al Obaydiyya, near Bethlehem; Army invaded Jenin refugee camp;
|Sharon`s empty house in Jerusalem symbol of defiance||Rory Mulholland -
The Jordan Times -
"Sharon, in a symbolic move to mark his opposition to the
Palestinians making East Jerusalem the capital of their
promised state, acquired a house in the 1980s in the heart
of the Old City`s Muslim quarter."
|Gazans broken by Sharon bleak on future||Mehdi Lebouachera -
The Electronic Intifada
Agence France Presse -
"In the smashed-up streets of Rafah, those broken or made homeless by Israeli military operations are bleak on the future, regardless of whether the Ariel Sharon they loathe lives or dies."
|ISM Update||ISM Media Group - 1. The Israeli Supreme Court issued an injunction to stop Building illegal outpost on Bil`in land.
2.Go in Peace
3. Non violent demonstration stops destruction work in Aboud
4. Tomatoes as a security risk
5. Scare Tactics; Occupation Forces Distribute Intimidating Leaflets in Bil`in
6. Settlers of South Hebron Region Destroy Olive Trees
7. Wall and Demonstrators to stand trial this week
8. Palestinians, Israelis join together in Battle of Bilin
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 8 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Strict siege resumes over Tulkarem; Fighters, soldiers exchange fire in Jenin; Palestinian killed in clashes between P.A and gunmen; Israeli Army Arrests 5 Citizens in WB; Al-Quds Editorial: The Post-Sharon Era; ||8/1/2006|
|Zobeidi: `Can`t talk about elections while the Palestinians are still bleeding` ||Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - Leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fateh, said that the brigades decided to bar the international observers from working in Jenin or entering it, and that the brigades decided to bar the Legislative Elections in Jenin area.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 7 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army shelled the northern Gaza Strip; Soldiers invaded Hebron, occupied several homes; Father and son arrested near Tubas; Settlers uprooted 100 Olive trees near Hebron; Soldiers invaded Silwad and arrested four residents;
|Hebron: Confrontation and reconciliation ||Art Gish - CPT Hebron - School patrol started Monday morning in Hebron with Israeli soldiers cursing me and Sarah, another Christian Peacemaker member. When one of the soldiers spat at some school girls, I became incensed.||7/1/2006|
|Palestine reflects on Sharon||Laila El-Haddad in Gaza - Aljazeera - "Palestinians have reacted to news of Ariel Sharon`s illness with emotions ranging from satisfaction to ambivalence - all tinged with feelings of uncertainty about the future.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 11 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army invaded Saida village near Tulkarem; Three houses demolished in Al Khader; Palestinian arrested in Hebron; P.A police destroyed 400 stolen vehicles; Repeated invasions in Jenin and continuous siege; Army invaded several villages in Jenin district; Palestinian detainees infected with Scabies are not being treated; Aqraba Left Isolated behind the Wall; 2 arrested in Bil`in; One arrested in Tubas;
|Palestinian detainees are being held illegally in the Russian Compound||Physicians for Human Rights - On 5 January 2006, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel petitioned the Jerusalem District Court requesting to transfer 23 detainees being held in the Investigation Unit to an Israel Prisons Service facility.
|Safe play havens for Palestinians children living in conflict zones ||Sabine Dolan - Nablus -Like many population centres in this conflict-prone area, children’s access to safe-play and recreational facilities has been virtually non-existent…until recently.
|UNRWA Emergency Appeal Progress Report 28 (Jul - Sep 2005)||UMRWA Update - The reporting period was dominated by the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, as well as four small settlements of Homesh, Kadim, Ganim and Sa-Nur in the northern West Bank. ||4/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 6 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Colonizers Destroy 120 Olive Trees South of Hebron; Demonstrators in Aboud Succeeded in Stopping Additional Fence Works;
Bil`in Anti-Wall Demos Continue; UNRWA: Israeli Obstacles Continues after Departure from Gaza; Three Homes damaged by artillery fire in Gaza; ||6/1/2006|
|Bil`in Anti-Wall Demos Continue ||WAFA - Palestinian, international and Israeli activists participated Friday in an anti-wall demonstration in Bil`in village of Ramallah.
|Dr. Al-Barghouti Denied Access into Gaza ||RAMALLAH - WAFA - Candidate of PLC Elections Dr. Mustafa al-Barghouti was prohibited from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation Authorities.
|Settlers uproot 100 Olive trees near Hebron ||SAed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - An extremist settlers group uprooted recently 100 Olive trees which belong to residents of Yatta village, near the West Bank city of Hebron.
|At-Tuwani Update: 11 December 2005-22 December 2005||CPT Hebron - In the morning, a member of ISM who is staying in Qawawis called to say that
the army had bulldozed the road closed from Karmil to Qawawis at its
junction just north of bypass road 317.
|Larceny on the road to Jenin||Damon Lynch - "The officer .. simply came to the driver`s door, glanced coldly at the passengers, and brazenly told the driver one of his passengers was not wearing a seat belt. That passenger was me, sitting in the back of the van. The police officer was lying."||7/1/2006|
|Palestine-Israel: Joint struggle against the separaetion fence and occupation ||Anarchists Against the Wall - The Israeli media reported all the week about the illegal confiscation
of the lands of Bil`in for the settler town Modi`in Illit. One day the
construction of housed on it were even stopped by authority.
|Two Egyptian soldiers killed after Palestinians breach border wall with bulldozer||Conal Urquhart - The Guardian - "Two Egyptian guards were shot dead at the border with Gazayesterday after armed Palestinians made a hole in the border wall with a bulldozer."
|Settler Violence Seen Escalating In West Bank||Ofer Shelah - Forward - "In an unusually harsh statement last week,
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz condemned the apparent
destruction of Palestinian-owned olive trees by Jewish
settlers, calling it "outrageous and unacceptable," and
ordered the creation of a joint army-police panel to
investigate and bring the culprits to trial."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 5 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Settlers renew their attacks against residents of Hebron; Two Palestinian children injured by settlers` fire; Three youth arrested in Bethlehem; Six youth injured in the Jenin Refugee Camp; IOF Arrests 3 Citizens in WB; 2005: Israeli Troops Kill 197 Palestinians including 54 children
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 4 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army ceized 3000 Dunams in the West Bank; Resistance detonated an Israeli bulldozer in the West Bank; Army demolished a house in a Village west of Bethlehem; Army Killed a Citizen, Arrested 5; 13-Year-Old Boy Wounded in Jenin; 6 youth arrested during one month in Tubas; Israeli Army shelled eight roads in GS; Israeli sonic bombing air raids continue over Gaza; Israeli forces raided the city of Tulkarem and spread leaflets inciting residents against resistance fighters; Israeli Troops kill Palestinian resident near Hebron;
|B`Tselem: Gaza "death zone" illegal||B`Tselem - IMEMC - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B`Tselem, said the Israeli orders to automatically shoot at anyone in the "buffer zone" in northern Gaza is a flagrant violation of international law||4/1/2006|
|A non-violent victory in Bil`in||International Solidarity Movement (ISM) - As a result of the village of Bil`in`s ongoing campaign of non-violent direct action and protest, an unprecedented action was taken today by the Civil Administration in regards to the illegal settlement outpost of Matityahu Mizrah, which is being built on Bil`in`s land||4/1/2006|
|IOF extra-judicially execute 2 Palestinians and continue to shell areas in the Gaza Strip||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) - On Monday evening, 2 January 2006, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially executed a member of the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, and a taxi driver ||4/1/2006|
|Israeli Police releases PLC candidate Mustafa Barghouthi ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli police released, on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, head of the Independent Palestine Coalition for the upcoming legislative elections, after detaining him for several hours and transferring him to Al Maskobiyya detent ion facility, in Jerusalem.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 3 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers level a four-story building north of Jerusalem; Student, teacher injured in Jerusalem school; Army invades Nablus, one resident arrested; Palestinian resistance fires 14 Qassam shells towards Israel; 11 West Bank residents arrested; Army invades Jenin and its refugee camp; 7 Wounded in Jenin incursion - children included; Army Arrested Dr. Mustafa Barghoutim candidate to Legislative Elections; he was later released; 4 Citizens Arrested in Hebron; Army Restricts Election Officials Access into Tubas; Israeli Police detains scores of Palestinians in AL Khan Al Ahmar; ||3/1/2006|
|8th Light of Chanuka. Bil`in||David Shulman -
Taayush - HaCampus-Lo-Shotek - "I light this candle tonight for all those who believe in peace, who will not be silent." "I light this candle for those who overcome their fear." "I light this candle tonight in protest against all those who have defiled the true Jewish values, who have desecrated the holiest of all, the truth of human freedom." "I light this candle in protest at the settlers who steal Palestinian lands without shame." The last is a man of Bil`in, who reads a text in Arabic: "I light this candle in the name of our friendship and our hope."||3/1/2006|
|Jerusalem police stop Palestinian MP campaigning||Agence France Presse - "Israeli police forced
prominent Palestinian MP Hanan Ashrawi to stop campaigning
Tuesday as she canvassed for votes in occupied east
Jerusalem, an AFP correspondent said."||3/1/2006|
|Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 22-28.12.05||Link to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights||3/1/2006|
|Happy New Year; thorough search and humiliation at military checkpoints ||
Mustafa Sabri, PNN -
Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC - "I saw dozens of residents forced to empty their bags, while soldiers were throwing the belongings of the residents, carelessly and violently", Athba said, "Soldiers were forcing the residents to lift their clothes, completely, and whenever the soldiers felt that this is not a full exposure of the body they asked the residents to do it again, and again".||3/1/2006|
|This fence makes for nervous neighbours||Mark Mackinnon -
Globe and Mail -
"In theory, the wall will come down as soon as Palestinian violence stops and Israelis feel they can trust their neighbours. But Palestinians say the route, which deviates from the pre-1967 Green Line and in some places cleaves deep into the West Bank, is a cynical land grab."||3/1/2006|
|2 killed in Gaza strike||Ali Waked - YNET - Israeli Air Force strikes in Gaza: Air Force fires several missiles at vehicle apparently carrying Islamic Jihad members belonging to Qassam rocket launching cell; at least two Palestinians killed, one critically wounded
|Celebrating Hanukka with today’s Maccabees||Gush Shalom - Some seventy Israeli peace activists, members of Gush Shalom and sympathizers together with Palestinians among them a lot of children, lighted the candles of a huge Hanukkia at the Palestinian "outpost" put up by the villagers of Bil`in on their land||2/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 2 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army arrests election campaign coordinator of a left-wing coalition; Army uproot olive trees near Hebron; Army invades a Bethlehem village; Army tightens the closure on Tulkarem; Army arrest one resident in Jenin; Four workers injured after being rammed by a speeding jeep; IOF Arrests 3 Citizens in WB; Army expels residents from the northern plains; ||2/1/2006|
|Haifa through the looking glass ||Kenneth Brown -
Le Monde Diplomatique -
December 2005 -
"Israel’s third-largest city held its 21st international film festival in October.There was an effort to bring Arab films to the festival; the main fruit has been Palestinian films. This year’s festival included a day of Palestinian cinema."||2/1/2006|
|Army uproots 400 olive trees in a village near Hebron ||Manar Jibrin - IMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldier, backed by 25 armored vehicles, uprooted on Monday morning, more than 400 olive trees from the orchards which belong to residents of Al-Sikka village, south of the West Bank city of Hebron."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 1 January 2006||IMEMC and WAFA - Army arrests PLC candidate Sami Awad; Army shells several areas in the Gaza Strip; Army Kills 2 Citizens in Gaza; 2 Teenagers Wounded by Israeli Army in Jenin; Resistance factions declared end of truce by yesterday night;
|Settlers, hands off the olive trees||David Forman - Jerusalem Post - I recently joined a group from Rabbis for Human Rights on a mission to the South Hebron Hills. Our purpose was to aid farmers there who were cultivating their fields in preparation for the planting of olive trees. Olives represent 60 percent of Palestinian crops.
|Rehabilitating the Salem Olive Groves - Assistance Needed||Ehud Krinis - On Saturday, November 26, a number of us went with Salem farmers to try and rehabilitate what we can from the chopped-down trees. Revenge was swift: that same night, hilltop settlers came down and chopped down more trees. Old farmers who arrived there in the morning managed to see the choppers finish their "work" and return to the outpost.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 26 January 2005||IMEMC and WAFA - Palestinian Elections: Against all expectations, Hamas may win 75 out of 132 Parliament seats; Central Election Committee to Release Palestinian Election Results at 7 P.M. Thursday; Army probes the death of a Palestinian child; soldiers did not follow orders; EU: Will work with any `peaceful` Palestinian government
|At-Tuwani: Peace among the olive trees||Art Gish - CPTnet - On the evening of 5 January 2006, over one hundred Palestinian olive trees near the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills were cut down, most likely by persons from the nearby Israeli settlement of Ma`on. ||25/1/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 25 January 2005||Courtesy of IMEMC, WAFA - 7 arrested in Tulkarem; 11 arrests throughout the West Bank; President denied access to Jerusalem; 40.6% voter turnout by 13:00 hours; Refugees in Lebanon camp conduct symbolic elections; PCHR: voting is calm; IOF Arrests 5 Citizens in Tulkarem ||25/1/2006|
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