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Siege, Wall, Checkpoints

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Dutch company involved in construction of the WallReport, UCP -Electroic Intifada-"Lima Holding, which operates in Israel under the Riwal brand name, provides mobile cranes for putting into place the up to 9-metres high concrete elements that make up the Wall. "29/9/2006
Gal-On asks Peretz to look into use of cluster bombs in Lebanon Meron Rapoport - Haaretz - "A 12-year old boy was killed and three other children wounded Wednesday by the explosion of an Israeli cluster bomb in southern Lebanon. The children were playing in a field when they accidentally touched a bomblet which blew up. So far, 15 civilians have been killed by Israeli cluster bombs since the war ended, and almost 90 have been wounded." 28/9/2006
`Million bomblets` in S LebanonBBC News - "The problem could delay the return home of about 200,000 displaced people by up to two years." 27/9/2006
Media Tall Tales for the Next WarNorman Solomon - ZNet - " The more that news outlets tell such fairy tales, the more they become part of the war machinery." 27/9/2006
No writing on the wall Danny Rubinstein - Haaretz - "There is hardly a visitor to the fence around Jerusalem who is not amazed by one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by the State of Israel, and which seems like madness."27/9/2006
Squabble between parents, city hall hobbles first Arab democratic school Yoav Stern and Yulie Khromchenko - Haaretz - "These days, many parents respond bitterly when asked about Haifa`s famed coexistence." 27/9/2006
Security Barrier or Segregation Wall: the Politicization of Language and the Wall as a Geopolitical ToolOdog - Bethlehem Bloggers - "Whether knowingly or not, the Western media utilizes the language of expansionist "doublespeak", and in doing so directly assists the political ambitions of the State of Israel." 27/9/2006
Weekly peaceful anti-wall protest in Bil`in attacked by Israeli military IMEMC & Agencies -- "The protest was attacked without provocation, and was unable to reach the olive groves belonging to the villagers, despite the fact that an Israeli High Court ruling last August determined that the weekly protests in Bil`in were allowed to take place on village land"23/9/2006
As Israel prepares for Rosh Hashanah holiday, army imposes full closure in the Palestinian areas Saed Bannoura -- IMEMC & Agencies -- "The closure also includes tightening the closure imposed on the West Bank, restricting movement of Palestinian residents within the Palestinians areas"23/9/2006
Gaza border terminal reopensAgencies -- Aljazeera.Net -- "Palestinians technically control the crossing but its operations can be blocked by Israel. An Israeli army spokeswoman said Rafah would open for 48 hours for humanitarian cases"23/9/2006
Nasrallah appears at Beirut rallyReuters -- Aljazeera.Net -- Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has arrived at a victory rally in south Beirut in his first public appearance since July 12, when Israel`s offensive in Lebanon began 23/9/2006
Israel, Arab League discuss potential for negotiationsYitzhak Benhorrin-YNet News-"The confrontation has depleted Middle East resources. We must work toward reconciliation and healing the wounds, not exchanging blame."22/9/2006
Report: Former IDF commandos secretly trained Kurdish sodiersReuters - "Former Israeli special forces soldiers crossed into Iraq from Turkey in 2004 to train two sets of Kurdish troops, one of the former Israeli trainers told the BBC`s Newsnight program." 21/9/2006
Israel pressed on cluster targets BBC NEWS - "An average of three people are killed or wounded a day by cluster munitions since the fighting ended on 14 August." 20/9/2006
Weekly Digest: Reports from Checkpoints, 10.9.06--16.9.06MachsomWatch -- Friday, 15.0.06, AM, “Sheikh Sa`ed: Two members of the local council are concerned about the very narrow opening in the fence by the CP, which can cause great problems […] Heavy loads have to be carried manually up the hill to the shop, since no vehicular traffic is possible. We see people carrying big and heavy sacks of flour up the hill. […] Another reason for concern is the fact that the garbage container provided by the municipality stands on the wrong side of the CP. If it were inside Sheikh Sa`ed, the garbage collection truck would not be able to enter and empty it, but the way it is now, many people from Sheikh Sa`ed can`t get to the container. The result is that a lot of garbage is simply thrown down the slope near the CP”18/9/2006
Israel announces construction of new `Jews-only` road and land confiscation in Bethlehem areaIMEMC & Agencies -- 7000 dunums of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem and Hebron areas to be confiscated for the continuation of the Wall and the construction of a `Jews-only` road18/9/2006
Head of fence planning to resign due to rights group complaintAkiva Eldar -- Haaretz -- "A member of the human rights organization Yesh Din had filed a complaint [...] accusing [the head of the administration planning the separation fence, Colonel (res.) Dan] Tirza of submitting a false statement to the High Court of Justice. As a result, the complaint states, the court rendered a mistaken ruling and hundreds of farmers lost access to their lands and livelihood" 18/9/2006
Deadly harvest: The Lebanese fields sown with cluster bombsPatrick Cockburn -- The Independent -- Lebanese villagers must risk death in fields `flooded` with more than a million Israeli cluster bombs - or leave crops to rot18/9/2006
Ethos of the destroyers: the American military`s cult of crueltyRobert Fisk - Counterpunch - In the week that George Bush took to fantasising that his blood-soaked "war on terror" would lead the 21st century into a "shining age of human liberty" I went through my mail bag to find a frightening letter addressed to me by an American veteran whose son is serving as a lieutenant colonel and medical doctor with US forces in Baghdad.17/9/2006
3 Arab Knesset members pay visit to LebanonRym Ghazal/Daily Star staff-Daily Star (Lebanon)-"I am disappointed with the international media, as during the Lebanese war 259 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, but no one batted an eye or bothered to cover it," 15/9/2006
Region in the remakingDina Ezzat-Al Ahram -"Arab diplomats admit to learning two key lessons from the Lebanon war: that Arabs are too weak and too divided to be able to force Israel .. to consider Arab interests;...acceptance of the growing influence of the three non-Arab Middle East countries -- Israel, Iran and Turkey -- each of which appears to have a bigger say in regional affairs than Arab countries do collectively."8/9/2006
Meeting to revive peace wins support — but not USThe Jordan Times - “I think there should be greater effort because this conflict has lingered on for far too long now,” said Ghana’s UN Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng, a council member. “It’s having an impact all over the world.”8/9/2006
The situation in IraqGilbert Achcar - Informed Comment/Znet - In the past six months, the situation in Iraq has deteriorated in a truly frightening manner, proceeding inexorably toward the actualization of the worst-case scenario -- the worst for Iraq, that is, which is not necessarily the worst for Washington.3/9/2006
Villagers See Violations of a Cease-Fire That Israel Says Doesn’t ExistLynsey Addario-The New York Times-“They destroyed our school in the village, but we will teach the children under the trees,” said Ms. Srour, the schoolteacher. “And we will teach them to hate Israel and love the resistance.”1/9/2006
The Incredible Mr. Behe from BeirutAssaf Oron - I challenge the Metula agency, the New Republic, and any site that posts this piece: produce some credible evidence that the “Behe” article was written by a real Lebanese journalist living in Beirut, or else remove it with a loud and clear apology. 13/9/2006
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