|Life under occupation|
|Hamas cabinet faces financial crisis||Aljazeera -
The Palestinians` new Hamas-led government faced a potentially paralysing financial crisis on Thursday, its first day in office.
|Normal Oppression||Jane -
International Solidarity Movement -
an Israeli soldier lashed out injuring a Palestinian man by kicking him and hitting him with his rifle.
|PCHR - Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights -
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
|Rules of engagement may have been violated by IDF troops who shot Palestinian woman near fence ||Hanan Greenberg - Ynet - "For the first time since IDF forces left the Gaza Strip, Military Police investigators will examine the killing of a Palestinian woman near Gaza`s electronic border fence, the IDF`s Judge Advocate General Avihai Mandelblit ruled."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 29 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - Palestinian family faces eviction in Silwan; families evicted in Jerusalem; Palestinian cabinet sworn in; Palestinian President: Arab League summit "positive"||30/3/2006|
|The story of Saeed Abu Salah||Laila El-Haddad - "Directly across from his house, at the end of an unpaved dirt path that
used to lead to his 40 donom cattle ranch and citrus groves-now
inaccessible and razed to the ground- is an Israeli lookout tower,
resting atop a large mound of sand just across the border. It is
equipped with a camera that monitors the family`s every move even as
we speak, and a sniper, who every now and again fires "warning"
shots at us."
|Destruction and Defiance in the Shadow of Bethlehem ||Tom - ISM Media Group - "The Rabah family, including 8 children, are now homeless, after the Volvo earth-movers tore through the back of their dwelling while family members scrambled desperately to remove furniture and other items."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 26 March 2006||IMEMC , WAFA - Settlers Wound Citizens***IOF Kills Teenager***Israel to Seize Lands in Bethlehem||26/3/2006|
|Hamas leader tells Israeli voters group wants to end deadlock||AP- "We don`t seek a whirlpool of blood in this region," Haniyeh said. "We want rights and dignity for this [Palestinian] people, and to put an end to this decades-long complicated situation."
|Update from Rabbis for Human Rights||Sheikh Sa’ed***Planting and Plowing***Home Demolition***More||26/3/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 25 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - PFLP fires a shell from the Strip; More shelling from Gaza; four arrested in Hebron; army bulldozes orchards near Tulkarem; many detained south of Nablus; one arrested in Qalqilya; two villages near Jenin attacked; two injured in Tubas; World Health Organization concerned about bird flu in Gaza Strip||26/3/2006|
|Israeli forces demolish houses in Wallaja in the path of planned high-speed train ||IMEMC & Agencies -
During the invasion, Israeli forces declared the area a `closed military zone`, and prevented journalists, as well as Israeli and international supporters from entering until the home demolition was complete.
|Israel`s policy: Starve the Palestinians ||William Cook -
IMEMC & Agencies -
On the third anniversary of America`s invasion of Iraq ... another invasion was underway in Gaza, a silent invasion of human rights that, in its barbarity, casts its own shock and awe, the starvation of the people of Gaza by closure of that prison`s gates by Israeli IDF.
|Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 16-22.03.06||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "A Palestinian child was killed and a member of the Islamic Jihad was extra-judicially executed by IOF;
IOF continued to shell Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip; IOF conducted 31 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and one into the Gaza Strip;
58 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, were arrested by IOF;
4 houses were demolished by IOF;
7 houses were transformed by IOF into military sites;
IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT; the Gaza Strip has suffered from an economic crisis due to the closure of its border crossings; and IOF arrested 22 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, at checkpoints in the West Bank;
IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall in the West Bank; IOF resumed the construction of the Wall
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 22 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - Gates installed near Tamon; Fateh fires a shell; Palestinian arrested in Qalqilya; house demolished in Walaja; Sa`adat`s wife barred from travelling from B-G airport; 8 arrested in Beit Fajar; fence erected near Tamon; PLO rejects Hamas government`s platform||23/3/2006|
|Palestinians to probe Jericho raid ||Khalid Amayreh - al-Jazeera - The Palestinian Legislative Council will form a panel to investigate last week’s Israeli raid on a Jericho prison||22/3/2006|
|The abuse of the children: Muhammed, Ahmed, Rami and Hussam by policemen ||mahsan milim||21/3/2006|
|Poll: Palestinians unmoved by Israeli elections ||Reuters - "In previous elections we were very interested because the difference was between the right and the left. But today, to a large extent, there is no difference. All are rightists"
|Israeli settlers launch campaign of harassment against Palestinian villagers||CPT - "During recent months radical Israeli settlers from
Ma’on and Hill 833 have repeatedly threatened and attacked Palestinians
from the tiny village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills. Omar
Abu-Jundiyeh, a leader from the Tuba community, described this trend of
harassment as a new concerted effort by the local settlers to drive the
Palestinians off their land."||21/3/2006|
|Israeli water grab harms Palestinians||AFP via Aljazeera.Net -- "Israel is believed to monopolise about 75% of Palestinian water resources in a region where rainfall is infrequent and water a strategic asset"||20/3/2006|
|Israel extends closure on West Bank and Gaza indefinitely; opens trade crossing||IMEMC & Agencies||20/3/2006|
|Gaza facing humanitarian crisis||Laila El-Haddad -- The Electronic Intifada -- "According to the World Bank`s 2005 statistics, 65% of Gaza`s Palestinians are living below the poverty line, surviving on under $2 a day and general poverty has reached upwards of 70% of the population."||20/3/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 18 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - resident arrested at Huwwara; Hamas MPs arrested in Jerusalem; two arrested in al-Muruj||19/3/2006|
|Parading of naked prisoners in Jericho violated International Humaniatrian Law ||B`Tselem and PHR "wrote to the IDF Judge Advocate General (JAG), to demand that the military police investigate the violation of the dignity of the detainees in the IDF`s operation in Jericho. In the course of the operation, following the surrender of the individuals who had barricaded themselves inside the prison, Israeli soldiers forced the detainees to undress and led them out clad only in their underwear. "||18/3/2006|
|Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Territories||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
|After weeks of Israeli closure, Gaza Strip completely out of bread||IMEMC - "All of the bakeries in the Gaza Strip are closed. Dependent on imports of flour, the 1.2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, the most crowded place on earth in terms of population to land area, are now facing an unprecedented food crisis due to Israeli closures that have prevented the import of the grain. Completely controlled by Israeli military forces, the borders of the Gaza Strip resemble prison walls..."||17/3/2006|
|Abu Omar`s troubles||Aya Kaniuk - link to mahsanmilim.com - Reports from the West Bank||17/3/2006|
|World Bank and Gaza: Economic Update and Potential Outlook||World Bank - March 15, 2006. World Bank: Freezing PA funds means mass poverty. ||17/3/2006|
|Gaza: Life Gets Harder in the `Prison`||Fawzia Sheikh - Inter Press Service - "Life for the 1.4 million Palestinians packed into refugee camps on this thin sliver of land, one of the world`s most densely populated areas, has worsened since last August`s evacuation of Jewish settlers, observers say."
|Israel tightens grip on Jordan Valley||Richard Galpin - BBC News - "In a recent report the Israeli human rights organisation B`Tselem accused the Israeli government of
effectively annexing the Jordan Valley - a large strip of
land which makes up at least a quarter of the occupied
|PCHR Strongly Condemns Attacks on International Institutions and Citizens||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority to take legal action against the perpetrators of these crimes, which reflect the state of security chaos, undermine the rule of law, and damage the Palestinian people`s interests and their just struggle for liberation and independence."
|Soldier killed in Jenin raid||Efrat Weiss - Ynet News - IDF soldier killed in gun battle between troops, Palestinian gunmen in West Bank town of Jenin Thursday morning; forces launched operation in Jenin in bid to detain wanted terror suspects ||16/3/2006|
|Palestinian killed by military fire in Ramallah, three injured ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldiers invaded Khirbit Al Misbah area, in Rammallah, and opened fire at a group of youth who were gathering there.One youth, identified as Khaled Issa Al Habal, 20, was killed, and three others were injured in the attack."
|Tulkarem facing tight closure, deteriorating economy||George Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies - "Troops closed all main entrances of the city to all vehicles and pedestrian, set up road blocks and threatened to open fire at anybody who approaches the road blocks"||13/3/2006|
|Israeli Settlers attack Palestinian farmers; injure four, including one child ||IMEMC & Agencies - "The Israeli army made no attempt to stop the settlers from attacking the Palestinians, although they were present at the scene"||13/3/2006|
|Israelis take a look at checkpoints||Rachel Shabi - Al-Jazeera.net - Endless Checkpoints, at the College of Geographic Photography in the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv, was put together by Machsom Watch, an Israeli activist group.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 11 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - Palestinian teachers strike in Hebron; Israel stops azan at Ibrahimi mosque on Saturday mornings; four Palestinians detained in southern Gaza Strip; restrictions tightened at Za`atara checkpoint near Nablus; two checkpoints between Jenin and Tulkarem; army raids Tulkarem town and refugee camp; torture alleged at Tel Mond jail; Israelis attack special-needs family in Hebron; al-Quds editorial||11/3/2006|
|Death of 2 boys in air strike stirs anger in Gaza, soul-searching in Israel ||Sarah El Deeb - Jordan Times - "Israel`s air force commander defended the Monday strike, but two popular Israeli comedians proclaimed that an army that kills children no longer represents them, and a human rights group demanded a war crimes inquiry."
|UN expert: Jewish settlers `terrorize` Palestinians ||IMEMC and The Associated Press - Haaretz - "Jewish settlers are able to "terrorize" Palestinians with impunity, intimidating children on their way to school and destroying farmers` trees and crops, a United Nations expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict said in a report."||9/3/2006|
|B`Tselem Updates||Updates of the Israeli Information Center for the Occupied Territories. (1) 7 March 2006: Targeted Killing in Gaza: Grave Suspicion of a War Crime ; (2) 28 Feb. 2006: Suspicion: Israel has classified areas near Gaza perimeter fence as "killing zones" ||9/3/2006|
|At-Tuwani Update: 18 - 28 February 2006||Christian Peacemaker Team - "Eventually, a representative from the Israeli military`s District Coordinating Office (DCO) came and made the
planters leave the land. Several of the planters walked back to the village of Suseya, where they sat and watched Israeli settlers uproot the newly planted trees. The military did nothing to stop the settlers.
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 8 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - Zatara checkpoint closed; UK condemns Gaza raid; Bethlehem, Beit Sahour raided; Fatah militia claims attack on settler bus; army invades Tubas; arrest in Bethlehem; army enters Jenin; Nablus sealed off; arrests in the West Bank||9/3/2006|
|A few days in a war zone||Harrison Healy - ISM - We responded to distress calls from more people that day some had been shot, an old women who had trouble breathing because of the tear gas. We ended up going into an occupied house because we heard that one of the medical team had been kidnapped. It turned out that he was just giving medicine to a diabetic person. When we were in the occupied house my friend talked to one of the soldiers about where he was from in Israel etc. The soldier was clearly upset and we could tell he didn’t want to be there.||8/3/2006|
|IWPS report on the Nablus invasion||IWPS - accounts of an Israeli invasion of the Balata refugee camp in February||8/3/2006|
|Simply. Not. News.||Neta Golan - ISM - "wounded, hungry and imprisoned Palestinian
civilians are simply. Not. News."||8/3/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 7 March 2006||IMEMC - Human rights report: Ongoing Siege on Gaza Strip creating severe food crisis *** House, Farm leveled north west of Jerusalem *** Palestinian female prisoner with heart condition nearing death *** Army invades village near Tubas ||7/3/2006|
|B`tselem`s new video: Lethal Ambiguity (recommended reading!)||Btselem - In a new video, B`Tselem presents testimonies of soldiers relating to the Open-Fire Regulations [OFR]. The testimonies show that soldiers receive ambiguous orders on when they are to use their weapons, which has led in many cases to unnecessary gunfire and the loss of life.
|Over 200 Palestinian children arrested in two months|| Defence for Children International - Info and call for action||5/3/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 4 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - checkpoint erected near Beita; Palestinians arrested trying to enter Egypt; Palestinian officer`s car burnt in Nablus; many residents detained near Tulkarem; Palestinians, Israeli injured near Ramallah||4/3/2006|
|Hebron Update, 13-19 February 2006||Christian Peacemaker Teams - life and occupation goes on in Hebron. CPT reports on their activities for another week||4/3/2006|
|Palestinians will lose essential services, says UN||By Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "Essential services such as medical treatment, water, sewage and security will be cut by stoppages in donor aid and tax payments to the Palestinian Authority ordered in the wake of Hamas`s election victory, a UN report warns. . "||3/3/2006|
| Palestinian teen killed in W Bank||BBC News - "A Palestinian teenager was shot dead and another wounded
by Israeli troops during a raid in the northern West Bank,
Palestinian medical sources said."||3/3/2006|
|CPTHebronNews 2006-03-03: Tel Rumeida`s Cycle of Trash||Jerry Levin - CPT - "...at mid morning March 1, CPTers Tracy Hughes, Bourke Kennedy, Billy
Baldwin, and Jerry Levin along with some local volunteers headed for a
Palestinian home which sits helpless at the bottom of a forty foot
high bluff. At the top are Tel Rumeida settlement caravan homes. For
many years its inhabitants have been pushing and dropping all kinds of
debris over the side and down on their frustrated neighbors.
|Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "Iraeli political and military officials have continued their threats to perpetrate more crimes against Palestinians. The Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz
threatened to "turn the lives of Palestinians into a
|UN says key food stocks dwindling in Gaza||Adam Entous - Reuters - "Stocks of wheat, sugar and cooking oil are dwindling in Gaza and could begin to run out within days unless Israel reopens the strip`s main crossing point for goods, U.N. officials said on Wednesday."
|Palestinian militant chief killed in Gaza||Sakher Abu El Oun - AFP - "The military leader of Islamic Jihad, the radical Palestinian faction behind all the suicide attacks against Israel in the past year, was killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday."
|News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 1 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - One killed in Gaza; Anza resident arrested; shell fired at Israel; roadside bomb near Jabalia; five arrested trying to enter Israel; gunboats open fire on Gaza Strip; two Palestinian legislators arrested in Jerusalem; shells fired into Gaza Strip; citizen wounded in Hebron; teenager arrested in Hebron ||1/3/2006|
|Eye of the storm||Ghazi Hamad - Bitterlemons - Hamas is not ready to sell its political positions for money. That is something the world should understand. In the Palestinian case money cannot, and should not, be the first priority. The cause of Palestine is first and foremost a political cause and not a case of alleviating poverty.
|Sanctioning the people||Ghassan Khatib - Bitterlemons - In general, economic sanctions have not proved particularly effective in achieving political goals around the world. The Palestinian case is not likely to prove an exception. ||1/3/2006|
|Three children murdered, many injured in Israeli attack in Gaza ||AFP - Three Palestinian children and two
members of the hardline Islamic Jihad movement were killed
in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.
|HEBRON:No Volunteers-More Attacks - Another serious settler attack against an international volunteer||Tel Rumeida Project - Another serious settler attack against an international volunteer happened on Saturday in Tel Rumeida, Hebron partially because he was alone because we do not have enough volunteers.||28/3/2006|
|IOF Practice a Starvation Policy against the Palestinian People: PCHR Warns of a Humanitarian Catastrophe in the Gaza Strip||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "PCHR reminds that starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited"||28/3/2006|
|News Flashes from the Occupied Palestinian Territories 15 March 2006||IMEMC, WAFA - DFLP shells Sofa crossing; three injured by settlers in Awarta; bulldozing resumes in Tubas; protracted invasion of Kfar Kaddoum; five arrested in Jenin; two arrested near Bethlehem; three arrested in Bani Na`am; ||16/3/2006|
|Israel tightens grip on Jordan Valley ||BBC - Richard Galpin - In a recent report the Israeli human rights organisation B`Tselem accused the Israeli government of effectively annexing the Jordan Valley||15/3/2006|
|Update from Jericho||International Women`s Peace Service - At 17:30 two ISM activists, Neta and Chris, were detained while trying to enter the Jericho governmental compound. The two activists were accompanying a medical team that wanted to give medical aid to the prisoners wounded during the siege on the Jericho prison||15/3/2006|
|Support The Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp ||The Freedom Theatre - To be able to continue to present cultural events and develop our activities to the children of the camp, we need your support. You can help us by buying a copy of the film "Arna`s Children" or make a donation through our Web site. ||14/3/2006|
|16 year old Palestinian boy`s Finger Cut During Interrogation||In addition to the interrogator, another man came into the room and started yelling at him – `You are Kassam Abu Bakher, you were throwing stones,` then when he left the room he slammed the door that Kassam was leaning on, and one of his fingers was cut off. He said he fainted on the spot.”
|Israeli bereaved families attacked in hebron by stone throwing settlers - info and call for action||Tel Rumeida Project - Editor`s comment: The word "hutzpah" is an understatement for the threatening letter by Noam Arnon, the settler`s spokesman.||31/3/2006|
|Beer Sheba Mayor shuts down `Endless Checkpoints` exhibition - join the protest||An order has been issued by yet another general,
the mayor of Beer Sheva, Mr. Jacob Turner (Kadima party), to prevent the openning of an exhibition of pictures made by Machsom Watch volunteers. The exhibition had been on display in Tel Aviv.
Exhibition photos online:
|Israeli Air force shells several locations in Gaza Strip ||George Rishmawi -
a bridge in the center of Gaza city partially destroying the bridge damaging the water system in the area, Palestinian sources reported. Israeli aircrafts also fired at least one missile at an athletic center in Al-Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City causing serious damage to the games hall.
|Israeli forces demolish houses in Wallaja in the path of planned high-speed train||IMEMC & Agencies -- "The soldiers, who used Caterpillar D9 bulldozers in the destruction, claimed that the houses were demolished because they were built without a license"||23/3/2006|
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