|Life under occupation|
|Israel raid on Gaza flotilla was a premeditated `terrorist attack`, say Turkish organizers||Haaretz Service -
"Obviously, current Israeli government performed a planned terrorist attack to kill out of nothing but hostility."
|PMRS: “52% of Gaza Children Suffer From Malnutrition”||Saed Bannoura -
"52% of the children in Gaza suffer from Anemia, and severe deficiency in phosphor, Calcium and Zinc, while a significant number of children suffer from infections in their respiratory systems."
|Ten Jordan Valley families given 24 hours to leave||Ma`an - The families, all in Al-Farsieyah in the Tubas municipality, said they had been issued demolition orders before. However, this was the first time they had been given a 24-hour notice. A week ago, another village in the same area was targeted, with in this case some 50 people being given 10 days to evacuate their land. ||29/6/2010|
|Civil Disobedience Is….A Fun Day Out in Tel Aviv||Ilana Hammerman - “What is the red line beyond which we can no longer continue to respect its laws and regulations without betraying our conscience, which requires us, just as the Basic Law of our country says, ‘to defend human dignity and liberty’ – that is, the human dignity and liberty of every person, and not just the Jewish or Israeli person?” ||28/6/2010|
|Hamas official facing expulsion: I won`t leave my ancestral home||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Four Hamas politicians facing expulsion from Jerusalem received support last week from an unexpected quarter - PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
|Israeli Court Begins Trial Against Palestinian Official For `Illegally Praying` At al-Aqsa Mosque||Saed Bannoura -
"...these orders violate the internationally-recognized right to freedom of religion."
|Strawberry fields forever||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"In Jerusalem there is a mayor who insists on destroying 22 houses in the village of Silwan, just because 3000 years ago King David had his garden there. And he walks free."||23/6/2010|
|People in Gaza Await Easing of Israeli Blockade||MICHAEL SLACKMAN -
"“Yes, yes, it’s going to be better, the goods will be clean, not like from the tunnels,” said Muhammad al Aidi."||23/6/2010|
|The Turkel Committee will have to investigate: Did Israel `just` anticipate casualties during the attack on the flotilla, or did it premeditate killing a number of participants?||Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - "The item was broadcast once only. That was on Sunday, May 30, at one in the
afternoon, a few hours before the raid on the Turkish ship "Mavi Marmara." The
news broadcast on Israel Radio`s Reshet Bet stated that a number of hospitals
reported they had been instructed not to give any information to the media in
the event that wounded were brought to them after the flotilla was blocked from
entering Israel`s territorial waters. It is not clear why the news item was not
mentioned in subsequent broadcasts nor why it did not appear in any other
It is clear that among those who were involved in planning the campaign, there
were people who were not surprised by the welcome the Israeli soldiers received
on board the vessel."
|Mass detentions in Dura||Ma`an - Israeli forces entered the southern West Bank overnight, detaining more than 20 men, on Tuesday morning, including several members of the same family. ||22/6/2010|
|Israel Closes Gaza Trade Crossings||Saed Bannoura -
"Israel declared the crossings open on Thursday and shut them down Friday."||20/6/2010|
|Top Hamas figure Rajoub to be released from jail after 4-year term||Ali Waked -
"...a former minister for waqf affairs in the first Hamas government and senior Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament, was detained in June 2006 during a wave of arrests Israel conducted..."||20/6/2010|
|The expulsion of the inhabitants of al-Nabi Samuel ÇáäČí ŐăćĆíá is taking place now.||Aya Kaniuk and Tamar Goldschmidt - Mahsanmilim - On Monday evening, May 24th 2010, Occupation soldiers showed up. It was about 7:30 or 8 p.m. Eight soldiers in two jeeps. They divided the village among them and began to pass from house to house, carrying out a ‘census’. Whoever was present at home at that very moment was registered as a al-Nabi Samuel resident. Whoever was away from home at the moment this ‘census’ was taken has become non-existent.
|IDF to charge soldier with killing two Palestinian women during Gaza war||Amos Harel - Haaretz - The fatal incident was first investigated following reports by B`Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, and was later mentioned in a UN report by former South African jurist Richard Goldstone, which accused both Israel and Hamas with war crimes.
If S. is charged, he will be the third soldier to be tried for offenses during the Gaza war.
|The devil is in the little facts||Amos Gvirtz - Don`t Say We Didn`t Know - Soldiers expelled a shepherd and his Israeli accompanier from the land which is registered as owned by his family.
|Israeli Discrimination: Beyond Borders ||Joharah Baker - MIFTAH - Palestinians, therefore, must leave the country through Jordan via the Allenby Bridge. My children, given that they have neither a Jordanian nor a Palestinian passport, cannot travel from Jordan. I of course, cannot travel from Ben Gurion. So, this is what we do when their father, the original Jerusalemite, is not traveling with us. The first time, I was taking my then much younger kids to the United States to issue them US passports. My father (who only has US citizenship) flew them out of Ben Gurion and met me later that night in Jordan (after I crossed the bridge earlier that day). On the way back, I had my sister, who is also only an American citizen, meet me in Jordan to take the kids back with her to Tel Aviv`s airport. I crossed the bridge the second day. ||16/6/2010|
|Abuse of Palestinians `widespread`||Al-Jazeera -
"The report also criticised continued settlement growth in the West Bank as a violation of several Palestinian rights, including "the right to housing, to a livelihood, and to freedom of movement"."
|Elia Suleiman: stories my father told me||Steve Rose -
"Although Suleiman aims to be more of an observer, The Time That Remains is possibly his most inflammatory film yet."||16/6/2010|
|Soldier may be charged with killing||JPOST.COM STAFF -
J-lem Post -
"... a mother and daughter, were part of a group that were walking under a white flag..."||16/6/2010|
|Ex-prisoner: Administrative detention – mental slaughter||Ali Waked - Ynet - Palestinian journalist Ali Jaradat, who spent 11 years behind bars, tells Ynet `uncertainty and wait are the most difficult things for administrative detainees.` B`Tselem reports number of Palestinians held in administrative detention lowest since 2001, but 222 still jailed without being convicted ||15/6/2010|
|Beatings, arrests, nighttime raids and dubious indictments|| Amira Hass - Haaretz - Israel detains Palestinian children in the middle of the night, holds them in conditions of fear and pain before their interrogations, and interrogates them without the presence of their parents or a lawyer||14/6/2010|
|Some Creative Ways to counter the Occupation||The desire for a permanent house is a most conventional desire in our society. ...
But what seems to be such a conventional desire in many societies may prove rather unconventional in a society living under the conditions of prolonged Occupation. In fact, in the small Bedouin community of Umm al-Kheir, ...such a basic desire for a four walls’ house is not only unconventional but should also be regarded as quite unrealistic.||12/6/2010|
|PCHR Weekly Report: 6 killed, 3 wounded by Israeli forces this week||Saed Bannoura -
"Israeli forces continued to fire at Palestinian farmers and workers in border areas of the Gaza Strip. 4 journalists also sustained bruises when they were beaten by Israeli forces." ||11/6/2010|
|Pressed to End Embargo, Israel Looks for New Policy ||ETHAN BRONNER -
"“In Gaza, no one is dying,” said Amr Hamad, deputy secretary general of the Palestinian Federation of Industries. “But no one is living.”"
|Evergreen College Student Senate Divests from Israeli Occupation, Declares Campus `Caterpillar-Free Zone`||Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is the alma mater of the late Rachel Corrie. The vote took place among all the college`s students rather than a small committee.||5/6/2010|
|What if it Were Your Child? ||Joharah Baker - MIFTAH - It is common knowledge that confessions under torture are inadmissible in court, even for adults. The violations of children’s rights in these cases are off the charts, obviously. For one, the arrest of a child is only to be used as a “last resort”. Israel arrests 700 children on average every year from the West Bank. Furthermore, the Fourth Geneva Convention stipulates that each and every person is entitled to a fair trial, something Palestinians in general, children included do not have. ||2/6/2010|
|Egypt lifts Gaza blockade following flotilla raid ||Ali Waked - AP/Y-Net/Jerusalem Post/Haaretz - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing to Gaza a day after the lethal Israeli raid on a flotilla bound for the Strip. Gazans hope this time the crossing will stry open.
|Incursions and confrontations in Strip - five men dead, woman wounded ||Ma`an - 65-year-old Salma Abu Shallouf was shot by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip and wounded once in each leg. She was evacuated to hospital. The two men reported killed in another incident (Israeli incursion into the Strip according to Palestinian sources, Palestinian infiltration into Israel according to Israeli sources). Later in the day Israeli planes killed three Palestnians allegedly about to fire a rocket, bringing the day`s death toll to five as of six pm.
|MK Zoabi: Israel wanted highest number of fatalities||Sharon Roffe-Ofir -
"It was clear from the size of the force that boarded the ship that the purpose was not only to stop this sail, but to cause the largest possible number of fatalities in order to stop such initiatives in the future."
|B`Tselem: Open an immediate investigation||Sarit Michaeli - B`Tselem - B`Tselem demands that an immediate, independent and effective investigation be made into the circumstances of the military action taken to gain control of the ships, which led to the death and injury of dozens of activists. The investigation must be conducted by non-military officials.
|Fatah official: Abbas not willing to go to Gaza||Bethlehem -
"Tensions between the factions have been exacerbated in recent days, with Hamas warning that it will retaliate to the alleged detention of its supporters by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank."||25/6/2010|
|Lawsuit Filed in Belgium Against Barak, Livni||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - A Palestinian-Belgian national, and 13 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, filed on Wednesday a lawsuit against 14 Israeli military and politically officials including Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, and General Matan Vilani, and former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, for “committing crimes against humanity and for committing war crimes in Gaza”.
|Israeli State War Against Ameer Makhoul : Interview with Ameer`s wife Jadan Abdu||Nadia Hijab - Tikun Olam - We believe that the main purpose of arresting Ameer – other than to frighten the community – is to silence his voice. His voice is significant for many reasons. He has been writing many strategic, forward-looking pieces to help shape thinking among the community and elsewhere. When I visit with him I urge him to keep writing. He’s allowed to send two letters a month. And I write to him and I’m keeping a journal so we can document his story.
|Such are the nights in Qalandiya Refugee Camp||Aya Kaniuk - Mahsanmilim - And the Secret Services guy let the soldiers search me, Faisal continued. Not even a special kind of search. Normal. Not even a hand stuck in my pocket. And then they asked me for my ID and I said I lost it.
And the captain said, okay, and he didn’t even care that I had no ID on me, and said, you come to my office at such and such a time. And then he asked me, what’s your name? He asked so that the soldier would note it in their piece of paper. You understand? He’s not looking for me. He has no idea what my name is. Just to summon me to him like that in the middle of the village.
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