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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Israeli checkpoint procedures tightened throughout West Bank Amin Abu Wardeh -- Palestine News Network, IMEMC News -- "Israeli forces have begun tightening already strict procedures that Palestinians must endure at the over 700 Israeli military roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank [...] The presence of such blockades has made travel among the towns of Qalqilia, Tulkarem, Jenin, Ramallah, and Nablus next to impossible"31/7/2006
Weekly Digest: Reports from Checkpoints, 23.7.06--29.7.06MachsomWatch -- Huwwara CP, 23.7.06, PM: “Women are using the special side line, checked by male soldiers. Men stand in two lines only and are body-checked by female MPs. Waiting time at the `humanitarian` line is an hour and 20 minutes for men. Waiting time in the normal men`s lines is 3 hours and more. Whoever doesn`t stand `nicely` is sent back, even after crossing the turnstile. The soldiers stop the lines, wave their rifles, use very abusive language” 31/7/2006
Israel halts airstrikes for 48 hoursAgencies --Aljazeera -- "Israel has suspended its air attacks on southern Lebanon for 48 hours following meetings between Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, and Ehud Olmert"31/7/2006
Dozens killed in air raid on QanaBBC - More than 40 civilians, including 20 children, have been killed in a town in southern Lebanon in the deadliest Israeli strike of the conflict. 30/7/2006
Siniora: return Shebaa FarmsCilina Nasser - al-Jazeera - "I`d like to remind you that the Shebaa Farms is not a property of Hezbollah. It`s a property of Lebanon and it`s for all the Lebanese." 30/7/2006
Israel raid closes key crossing BBC - An Israeli air strike has closed the main border crossing from Lebanon into Syria30/7/2006
The Future of Jerusalem under the Siege of the Wall Invitation to a conference on the dangerous impact of the Apartheid Wall on Jerusalem organised by the Civic Coalition for Defending Human Rights in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Popular Committee against the Apartheid Wall29/7/2006
700,000 displacedLucy Fielder -- Al-Ahram -- "With the devastated southern Beirut suburbs now largely emptied of their inhabitants, the most urgent humanitarian crisis is in the south of Lebanon, in particular in villages between the Israeli border and Tyre. Thousands are thought to be trapped in the area, which Israel has set about clearing of people. There is a growing likelihood that a `security belt` will be imposed there, policed by an international force. It is not clear whether the displaced will be allowed to return to their homes"29/7/2006
Hezbollah strikes deep into IsraelAljazeera + Agencies - "The area around Afula, 50km south of the Israeli-Lebanese border area, has been struck before, but Israeli security officials said Friday`s strikes were the southernmost so far."28/7/2006
Weekly Digest: Reports from Checkpoints, 16.7.06--22.7.06MachsomWatch -- Sunday, 16.7.06, 8:00, Etzion DCL -- “Men from Wallaje turned to us with the same problem we reported last week: On Friday, July 14, at 05:00, on their way to work, their work permits were confiscated (or stolen) at the Wallaje CP. The driver of a BP jeep told them there was closure, jumped out and took the permits by force, kicking one of the men. They were told to pick up the permits on Sunday at the DCL. After some time three of the four indeed had their permits returned. The fourth did not. Our telephone calls were not answered. In the meanwhile, two days of work had gone down the drain”24/7/2006
American family brutally assaulted at Israeli checkpointAyman Oghanna - Aljazeerah - ""“To them she is just a Palestinian. Palestinians are without protection.""18/7/2006
Lebanon PM pleads for ceasefireBBC - Lebanon`s prime minister has made an emotional appeal for a ceasefire after a fourth day of Israeli strikes sparked by Hezbollah`s capture of two soldiers. Fouad Siniora urged the UN to supervise a truce to end Israeli raids that have killed more than 80 Lebanese.16/7/2006
Arab states take dim view of `adventurism` by HizbullahDaily Star (Beirut) - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan indirectly accused Hizbullah on Friday of harming Arab interests but also condemned the Israeli assault on Lebanon The remarks came amid fears of a wider regional conflict after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted Friday that Israel was not powerful enough to take on Iran16/7/2006
Israel pounds key Lebanese infrastructureNada Barki - Daily Star (Beirut) - Israel`s air force and navy devastated wide swathes of infrastructure early Thursday and throughout Friday as they hit the power station in Jiyye, 25 kilometers south of Beirut, bombed the international airport for the sixth time and targeted bridges and roads. 16/7/2006
Foreigners start leaving Lebanonal-Jazeera - Foreign governments are drawing up plans for a voluntary evacuation of their nationals from Lebanon as Israel kept up air strikes16/7/2006
Time for America to put its diplomatic muscle where its mouth isEditorial-The Daily Star (Lebanon)-"perhaps the most startling development of late is that the United States is at least publicly trying to take a relatively balanced approach to the conflict unfolding in Lebanon."15/7/2006
9 July 2006: Two Years after the ICJ`s Decision on the Separation BarrierB`Tselem -- "Some eighty percent of the planned route [of the Separation Barrier] lies inside the West Bank , with the remaining twenty percent running along the Green Line. Upon completion of the barrier, 8.5 percent of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) will be situated in the `seam zone,` the area between the barrier and the Green Line"10/7/2006
95 Palestinians depart Iraq to India, living a painful realityAmin Abu Wardeh -- PNN -- "Hundreds of Palestinians were stranded at the Iraqi border with Jordan as the Jordanian government would not allow them into the country. In the meantime, tens of Palestinians were being killed in Iraq. Syria opened its borders to the refugees waiting in limbo at the border"10/7/2006
Weekly Digest: Reports from Checkpoints, 25.6.06–1.7.06MachsomWatch – Sansana, Hebron area, Wednesday AM, 28.6.06: “4 young Palestinians were in the ditch along the road, one of them unconscious. The soldiers told us that they had faked documents. The Palestinians said they had been taken from the market in Beer Sheva last night and were beaten. A worker from East Jerusalem confirmed their story. Our concern awakened the soldiers and they released the 4 and let them walk back to Daharia, their village, carrying the unconscious man”3/7/2006
Weekly Digest: Reports From Checkpoints, 9.7.06--15.7.06MachsomWatch -- Huwwara CP, Sunday, 9.7.06, 15:30: "The waiting shed was full to bursting. People pressed against each other like sardines in a tin, hot crowded and noisy [...] At the exit women and children crowd around waiting for the men standing in line for hours on end. The women who can no longer stand sit on the boiling asphalt. A youngster tells us he`s been waiting for 3 hours in line. When one securing soldiers takes a 10 minute break, the checks are halted"17/7/2006
Globalizing the OccupationJamal Juma` - The Electronic Intifada - "While Israel controls us militarily, confines us behind Walls and carves out our ghettos, powerful global agencies take over the administrative and financial burdens of the Occupation seeking minimum subsistence for the people imprisoned in the Bantustans."9/7/2006
A preliminary analysis of the humanitarian impact of the Barrier in West BankUnited Nations - Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Occupied Palestinian Territories The Barrier Route Projections - July 2006 - Update 5 (upload - pdf - 1049KB) 8/7/2006
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Israel used cluster grenades on civiliansReuters - " It said it believed the use of cluster grenades in populated areas could violate a ban on indiscriminate attacks contained in international humanitarian law. " 25/7/2006
Scale of the human crisis emerges Brian Whitaker - The Guardian - " The longer the hostilities last, the more dramatic the humanitarian situation will become. Food, water, health, fuel, and other basic needs will increase; so will the number of internally displaced persons. "25/7/2006
Interview: Tina Hannouneh, American beaten by Israeli guards at border crossing Tina Hannouneh interviewed by IMEMC -- "A guy pointing a gun between my eyes, and with his big eyes telling me, ‘If you say one word I will shoot you.’ God knows, if I said something, or if I just moved a little bit, if he shot me, no one would know anything about this. They would say something else or they would find me a crime, say that I did this and say I deserved this, and they would cover it for him"24/7/2006
Once again, truth is the first casualty of warRobert Fisk - The Independent - As many lies are now falling upon Lebanon as bombs. The explosions are easy to count – three on the southern suburbs of Beirut yesterday morning and many on the main highway to Syria, destroying more of the great viaduct at Mdeirej along with three passengers buses which were returning to Lebanon after carrying foreigners to Damascus. The lies were less obvious but just as powerful. 23/7/2006
Sri Lankan women stranded in LebanonSamanthi Dissanayake - BBC - When the bombs started pounding Lebanon, tens of thousands of Sri Lankan migrant workers were left to fend for themselves. 23/7/2006
Robert Fisk: attack on Lebanon constitutes "mass punishment of a whole people"Robert Fisk - Democracy Now! - "Almost all of the Lebanese dead are civilians, of course, as usual. The [US] Americans, in the usual pusillanimous way of Mr. Bush, are doing nothing to prevent this from taking place." 23/7/2006
U.S. speeds up bomb delivery for the IsraelisDavid S. Cloud, Helene Cooper - New York Times - The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon23/7/2006
Israeli troops seize Lebanese villageal-Jazeera - Major-General Benny Gantz said on Saturday that after fierce fighting, his soldiers had ousted Hezbollah fighters from the village of Maroun al-Ras.23/7/2006
Cry for Help from Bourj el-BarajnehOlfat Mahmo - "What does it matter... Everything is blowing up."22/7/2006
Israel should seek wise enemiesHasan Abu Nimah - The Jordan Times - "A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend," says the old adage. It is one that Israel should heed. In its historic conflict with the Arabs, Israel got used to easy victories and was always tempted for more.12/7/2006
The Wall of HatredVideo clip about the Wall17/7/2006
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