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Peace Deal Comes With Hummus at Israeli RestaurantJODI RUDOREN - NYT - "The gimmick has attracted more journalists than diners. But still." - id 25/11/2015
Open letter to Israeli activistsNassar Ibrahim - AIC - "As a Palestinian, I am outraged by the silence, complacency and indifference of the Israeli anti-colonial activists who used to struggle against the occupation" - id. 25/11/2015
Palestinian groups present `war crimes` evidence to the ICCMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "The four Palestinian human rights organizations, Al-Haq, Al-Mezan, Aldameer and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), said the information they handed over to Bensouda on Monday detailed “illustrative instances” of murder, torture, intentional attacks on civilians and and civilian targets, and extensive destruction that had no military necessity." - id 25/11/2015
Donate to the medical aid for Palestinians“Please remember the refugee children of Palestine. Help them survive the winter with a donation today. 25/11/2015
Transnational legal actions threaten to end Israeli impunity Sagiv Galai - Mondoweiss - We cannot predict whether these cases will trigger anything more significant than consternation and rebuke from Israeli spokespersons, but it remains obvious that these cases developing outside of Israeli courts would not have been possible if solidarity activists did not leverage their privileged possession of foreign passports and attempted to utilize international courts in trigger concerns of Universal Jurisdiction and global accountability for war crimes.-rh25/11/2015
Orphaned Yoav Peck - Peace NGO Forum - Once again, on Saturday evening I joined “Speaking in the Square” in downtown Jerusalem. New activists joined us, the horror in Paris bringing an oppressive pall to the conversations, as furious right-wingers descended on us, screaming and shoving, coming right to the edge of violence, while our activists responded to fury with listening, quietly speaking our truth, facing down the fear and standing firm. [ak] 24/11/2015
Palestinian campus: `A wall of fear has come down`Ylenia Gostoli - Al Jazeera - Debris and broken glass were strewn across the Al-Quds University campus in Abu Dis, evidence of one of many recent incursions by Israeli forces since October. Nearby, a group of students carrying Palestinian flags marched off towards Israel`s separation wall. A few wrapped their faces in keffiyehs and took turns hitting the wall with a sledgehammer. This has become a weekly ritual. So far, the students have managed to carve a deep hole in the concrete. Another student scaled the wall and planted a Palestinian flag at the top. Local schoolchildren joined in, throwing stones over the wall. It was not long before the Israeli army dispersed them with tear gas. [ak]24/11/2015
Palestinian campus: `A wall of fear has come down`Ylenia Gostoli - AlJazeera - West Bank campuses are the new battleground as confrontations between Israeli army and Palestinian students intensify [ry]23/11/2015
Tunnel Checkpoint demo put off! 19/11/2015
Israeli ban on Islamic party marks a ‘dangerous turning point’ Jonathan Cook - Middle East Eye - The decision by the Israeli government on Tuesday to outlaw the country’s main Islamic Movement marks a dangerous turning point in Israel’s relations with its large Palestinian minority, Palestinian leaders in Israel have warned. The decision effectively drives underground a religious, political and social movement representing the views of a sizeable portion of Israel’s 1.6 million Palestinian citizens, comprising a fifth of the population.-rh18/11/2015
Evidence casts doubt on IDF version of deadly West Bank shootingJohn Brown - +972 - "This isn’t the first time the IDF has refused to release footage of what ostensibly appears to be unlawful discharge of a firearm against Palestinians in Budrus. A chillingly similar thing happened two-and-a-half years ago in the exact same spot." - id18/11/2015
Senior Palestinian official refuses to give up on peace processDaoud Kuttab - Senior Palestinian leader Maj. Gen. Jibril Rajoub told Al-Monitor on Nov. 13 that the Fatah Central Committee and other factions are opposed to turning the current uprising into a military one. “There is a decision by all Palestinian factions not to militarize the popular struggle. We want to send a civilized message to the world that military occupation and colonial settlement is the real terrorism and that its continuation is a danger to them as well,” Rajoub said.-rh 18/11/2015
Inside Hebron’s pressure cooker: the West Bank’s most troubled city Peter Beaumont - The Guardian - The fracturing of the West Bank, under the pressure of settlement building, has contributed to an erosion of Palestinian cohesion at a time of deep frustration with Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, particularly among a younger generation. The West Bank’s biggest and most religious city with a potent history of deep conflict, it is a place that has traditionally seen a strong Hamas presence.-rh18/11/2015
Seattle campaign group publishes Stop Veolia ZineStop Veolia-Seattle - BDS - "Earlier this year Veolia divested its business from Israel after a high-profile international campaign by the Palestinian-led BDS movement that saw the company lose over $20 billion in contracts. The company however is yet to pay reparations to Palestinians for the material support it has provided to Israeli war crimes." id 18/11/2015
Friday, November 20th, 1:30pm: We refuse to live by the sword - Choosing to stand togetherIsraeli-Palestinian demo in oPt - register for transportation from J`lem, Tel Aviv, Beersheba, Haifa17/11/2015
No to all violence and terror against innocent civiliansEitan Altman - Youtube - to the music of Kheireddine Sahbi, 29 year old Algerian violinist who was among the victims of the ISIS attack in Paris, this video commemorates innocent victims of 2014-2015 in Paris, Gaza, Iraq, Afganistan and Yemen - their being placed on this video in no way dependent on the political and religious identity of those responsible for their deaths. [ak]17/11/2015
Spain could detain Netanyahu over Marmara raid if he enters countryItamar Eichner - Ynet - Spanish judge finds legal loophole that allows to hold PM and six other Israeli officials for questioning in lawsuit against them filed by three Spanish nationals who were on Gaza-bound flotilla [ry]16/11/2015
Netanyahu backpedals on possiblity of unilateral pulloutThe Times of Israel staff - "The prime minister didn’t speak of a unilateral withdrawal but of the possibility of unilateral steps, specifically those that would strengthen Israel’s security and diplomatic interests in the face of terror,” Netanyahu’s Likud party said in a Hebrew-language statement to the press, some 12 hours after Netanyahu made his remarks during an event at a progressive Washington think tank, the Center for American Progress." ca13/11/2015
Human rights activists evicted from Tel Rumeida apartment againFeatures - International Solidarity Movement - "The commander then twisted the arm of one activist, forcing him to the floor, although none of the activists offered any physical resistance. The activists were then escorted out of the apartment, down the street to checkpoint 56 and out of Tel Rumeida." - id 13/11/2015
No eviction of Ramiya’s people! Karmiel Demo - Friday Nov. 13 13/11/2015
Video: Israeli police interrogate 13-year-old accused of stabbingMa`an News Agency - The interrogator is next recorded showing Manasra a video of the attack, shouting questions at him about details of the incident. Manasra starts to cry as he says that he "doesn`t know" and "cannot remember," pleading with the officer to "take me to the doctor to check me," all while hitting himself on the head. Manasra continues to say that "he cannot remember anything," begging the detective to believe him, and adds that he "woke up the next day not knowing what had happened to me."-rh11/11/2015
FIGHTING BACK: AN ANSWER TO THE ESCALATIONDezeray Lyn - The Arab Daily News - "We have been given a microphone to cry from. A path to charge down. A goal to speed towards. For those trudging with steps made heavy by occupation and self-appointed, global government approved religious entitlement, we cannot begin soon enough." - id 11/11/2015
Time for co-resistance is nowSupport the AIC to promote joint Palestinian-Israeli actions against the Israeli occupation. 11/11/2015
A Palestinian Call For ‘Unarmed Warfare’Jonathan Cook - Countercurrents - One of the architects of the first intifada’s non-violent resistance, Mubarak Awad, recently reminded Palestinians that it is no soft option. “It’s about using nonviolence militantly, like a kind of unarmed warfare,” he told an interviewer. He suggests instead refusing to carry Israeli-issued IDs, defying curfews, blocking roads, planting trees on sites intended for settlement, tearing down fences, staging sit-ins and and inviting mass arrests to fill to breaking point Israel’s jails. Such actions require mass participation, mobilising women, children and the elderly – the very groups likely to be excluded by armed struggle.-rh 11/11/2015
EU issues guidelines on labelling products from Israeli settlementsPeter Beaumont - The Guardian - Despite insisting in public that the new guidelines provide clarity to consumers, European diplomats have privately made it clear the move is designed to put pressure on Israel over its continued settlement building in the occupied territories and the absence of a peace dialogue; a sharp rise in violence between Israelis and Palestinians has claimed 90 lives in the last month.-rh11/11/2015
A lesson in anti-democracy Tami Arad - YNet News - The goal of wearing badges is to declare that foreign countries are involved in the NGOs` activities. That will make it possible to mark Israel haters, the minister believes. It will be interesting to see what color she chooses for the leftist patch. And when the Halacha laws take effect, one will also be allowed to stone leftists or find another punishment recommended in the Bible against traitors.-rh 11/11/2015
Children of Hebron: `Everyone is afraid`Matthew Vickery - Aljazeera - The escalation in violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories has killed 77 Palestinians and 10 Israelis in recent weeks. Around a third of the Palestinian deaths have been in Hebron. According to Natalia Garcia, the mental health activities manager in Hebron for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), recent events have exacted a heavy psychological toll on residents of the city. While there have always been tensions due to soldiers, settlers, and Palestinians living in such close quarters, the situation has been exacerbated over the past month - hitting the children particularly hard, she says.-rh11/11/2015
Netanyahu`s RhetoricStephen Eric Bronner - Reader Supported News - This kind of provocative rhetoric has a mobilizing purpose. In the current context, it also expresses the genuine fear (whether conscious or unconscious) of a new intifada in the making, born of frustration over stalled peace negotiations and expanded Israeli settlement activity, which has gripped the imagination especially of the young in the West Bank and which has led to violence, mostly against settlers. Having lost the moral high-ground, sensing his growing isolation, Netanyahu must have thought that making reference to the Holocaust seemed a safe and traditional way to regain it – or, at least, deflect criticism – even while calling upon Israelis to circle the wagons, prepare for further militant action, and maintain the present expansionist strategy.-rh 11/11/2015
Why the `hijacking` of Israeli democracy is a mythEdo Konrad - +972 - Centrist Israeli political parties, to one of which Shaffir belongs, have been at the forefront of propagating some the more virulent forms of anti-Arab racism in recent years, often supporting — and in some cases even proposing — laws and policies one would commonly ascribe to the far right.-rh 11/11/2015
Benjamin Netanyahu Ignores Roots of Palestinian Violence — and Betrays His Party`s FoundersJ.J. Goldberg - Forward - The chief of Military Intelligence, Major General Herzl Halevi, had come to deliver the Israel Defense Forces’ analysis of the terror wave plaguing Israel for the past month. The main causes, he reported, are tension over the Temple Mount; anger over the unsolved July 31 murder of the Dawabsheh family in the West Bank; and rage and despair among Palestinian youth who see no future and feel they have “nothing to lose.” -rh11/11/2015
Majority of Jewish Israelis support extrajudicial killing of subdued Palestinian suspects, new poll findsAdam Withnall - Independent - Of those identifying as Jewish, 53 per cent agreed with the statement: “Any Palestinian who has perpetrated a terror attack against Jews should be killed on the spot, even if he has been apprehended and no longer poses a threat.”-rh11/11/2015
Ahmad Dewabshe does not smileAnnelien Kisch - Facebook - Imagine a toddler of 5 years having to undergo these torments! Those treatments will probably take at least two years. Not only will the Israel government not take responsibility for the medical costs, it still has not “found” the perpetrators of this cowardly and cruel act! 10/11/2015
Photos: Israeli agents disguised as protesters draw guns on youthAnne Paq - EI - "During Friday’s protest, Israeli agents dressed as Palestinian demonstrators suddenly drew their guns and jumped on one protester, who was hit and arrested, while uniformed Israeli soldiers shot rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters" [ry]9/11/2015
Amos Oz quietly declines to attend Foreign Ministry events abroadLIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI - Jerusalem Post - “I am often invited by my publishers abroad to take part in the launching of translations of my books. Following the radicalization in the policy of the present government in various areas, I told my hosts abroad that I prefer not to be a guest of honor in events organized for me by Israeli embassies,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “My decision is aimed against the government not against my country.” [bz]7/11/2015
Sheikh Jarrah VigilFriday November 6 at 3:00 PM5/11/2015
Israel set to release famed Palestinian hunger strikerMa`an News Agency - Israel is set to release famed Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Allan on Wednesday, the Palestinian Prisoner`s Society said Tuesday, ending a year-long stint in administrative detention that he undertook a 66-day hunger strike to protest.-rh 4/11/2015
Israel clears Palestinian woman of stabbing charges MEE Staff - Middle East Eye - Israa Abed, 29, was shot multiple times in the Afula bus station on 9 October and has been in Israeli custody since. The Israeli Justice Ministry on Wednesday said that police investigations into Abed’s shooting were conclusive of the fact that she did not pose any threat, particularly as she was standing close to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with no intent to hurt him.-rh4/11/2015
The `non lethal` chemical weapon killing PalestiniansSheren Khalel - Mondoweiss - During the middle of the assault, the Israeli army and border police in a surprise move issued a message to residents via loudspeaker. One young man caught the entire message on video. "People of Aida refugee camp, we are the occupation army, the border police officer`s voice boomed through a main part of the camp in Arabic. "If you throw stones, we will hit you with gas until you all die, the youth, the children, the old people, you will all die" -rh4/11/2015
The Israeli justice minister`s `transparency law`Mazal Mualem - Al-Monitor - Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked`s transparency bill is actually aimed at delegitimizing left-wing NGOs and damaging their ability to operate, and helps her score points with her supporters as well, as these NGOs by law already have to submit the requested data.-rh 4/11/2015
How to apply the lessons from protecting Hebron to JerusalemDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - The Temporary International Presence in Hebron has failed to make a major change in relations between Israelis and Palestinians, as many argue that a similar force in Jerusalem will not work unless it is given clear mandate and power to hold any violators accountable.-rh 4/11/2015
International human rights defenders arrested and evicted while “Hebron is becoming ghettoized”al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The German and American nationals were arrested at 7.50am while monitoring checkpoint 56 at the entrance of Shuhada Street, after being seemingly arbitrarily denied access to checkpoint 55 further down the street." - id4/11/2015
New Gaza Flotilla plan - an all-women boatAlternative Information Center - An all-women boat to Gaza will set sail next year to challenge Israel`s ongoing blockade. This was one of the strategic decisions taken by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, which met in Barcelona this past weekend. Additional actions planned include a focus on solidarity with Gaza fishermen. [ak] 3/11/2015
Encounters on the night streets of JerusalemYoav Peck - Peace NGOs Forum/“Speaking in the Square” - Thursday, I went down to Zion Square to do another evening with the “Speaking in the Square” team. These young folks have been at it since the war last summer. I went with their leaflet, challenging passersby to confront prejudice and inviting them to talk. I had the misfortune of engaging with Lehava supporters right off the bat, and one of them was particularly obnoxious and drunk. [But there was also] Moshe, the Moroccan Haredi, with sweet dimples beneath his beard. As we talked, and he understood that he’s talking to someone from another world, he said into my eyes, “Though you and I disagree about some things, violence is not the way, and so says the Torah.”[ak]3/11/2015
Unarmed Gazans keep on protesting despite Israeli bulletsCreede Newton - The National - "Mr Madi, 28, is one of hundreds of Gazans – both male and female – who have braved Israeli tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and live fire to take part in near-daily demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel border over the past month. Seventeen demonstrators have been killed so far, according to the Palestine health ministry" [ry]2/11/2015
Foreign ministry course changes due to BDS successAIC - Responding to the success of BDS, Israel updates foreign ministry cadets course [ry]2/11/2015
WATCH: Jewish extremist tries to stab `rabbi for human rights` Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - A right-wing Jewish extremist threw stones at and attempted to stab president of Rabbis for Human Rights, Arik Asherman, following an olive harvest coordinated with the Israeli army on Friday. Nobody was significantly injured in the incident.-rh 28/10/2015
UK academics boycott universities in Israel to fight for Palestinians` rights Peter Walker and Ian Black - The Guardian - More than 300 academics from dozens of British universities have pledged to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest at what they call intolerable human rights violations against the Palestinian people.-rh28/10/2015
Tell these food chefs to cancel their Round Tables with Apartheid!Action Alert - BDS MOvement - "Over 130 civil society groups wrote to the restaurant chefs calling on them to cancel participation from this complicit initiative that whitewashes Israel’s oppression of Palestinians." - id 28/10/2015
PALESTINIANS CONTINUE PROTESTS AGAINST ISRAELI VIOLENCEMohammed Asad - The Arab Daily News - "Here are photos of the continued protests against the Israeli occupation." - id 28/10/2015
British academics call for Israel boycott in Guardian adItamar Eichner - Y-net - 343 British academics pledged to uphold an academic boycott of Israeli Universities due to these universities` "support for Israeli violations of international law and support for the occupation". The statement was published in a full page advertisement in Tuesday`s edition of the Guardian, in response to an ad published in the same paper on Friday opposing such a cultural boycott. [ak] 28/10/2015
Thousands at Peace Now`s Protest March (including photo report)Peace Now - Next week we will be joining the Rabin memorial rally in Tel Aviv. Our presence will emphasize Rabin`s path to peace and two states - for which he was murdered - and the urgent need to go back to this path today. [bz]27/10/2015
No Netanyahu, we refuse to keep living by the swordHagai Matar - +972 Magazine - The PM says Israelis are doomed to a permanent state of war. What about hope? No hope. Is our hand stretched out in peace? Only while holding on to the sword. This is where the Left must come in and bring the exact opposite message. Not to be expected from Herzog or Lapid, but from a real Left, with a message of hope for both Israelis and Palestinians. [ak] 27/10/2015
Women of the IntifadasSheren Khalel - AlJazeera - Three generations of Palestinian women reflect on how female fighters have always been a part of the resistance [ry]26/10/2015
Palestinian resistance: messages from the streets Nassar Ibrahim - AIC - Many did not anticipate the current courageous, comprehensive, and vital reaction of the Palestinian people to Israeli policies and practices in Jerusalem. Young Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem, Gaza and Israel have overcome humiliating internal divisions to defend Jerusalem as a national cornerstone of the Palestinian liberation project – politically, religiously, symbolically, morally and ethically. These young Palestinians exceed the limits of “rationality” and are acting on strong convictions and a deep sense of national awareness [ry]26/10/2015
Diaspora Jews bring occupation to World Zionist CongressEdo Konrad - +972 - While Netanyahu was busy blaming a Palestinian for the Holocaust, a group of Jewish activists asked the World Zionist Congress what it was planning to do to end the occupation. [bz]25/10/2015
Protesting terror surge, thousands march in anti-government rally in Tel AvivTimes of Israel staff and AFP - Left-wing demonstrators demand Netanyahu’s resignation, say restoring security requires ‘a diplomatic solution’. “On whose watch has Jerusalem gone up in flames? On whose watch are people scared to leave their homes? On whose watch are lynchings of the innocent carried out? On Netanyahu’s watch” (from Labour KM Stav Shaffir`s speech).[bz]25/10/2015
Peace activist rabbi attacked by Israeli settlerAl Jazeera - Video shows moment masked attacker beats Rabbi Arik Ascherman while brandishing a knife in West Bank. Rabbis for Human Rights said the attack was unprovoked and had happened on Palestinian-administered land and not in Itamar, a nearby illegal Israeli settlement. [bz]24/10/2015
Sunday, Nov 1, Haifa – Jews and Arabs stand together for a common future - rally starts 7:30 pm Cinematheque Square 23/10/2015
Israeli hummus cafe gives 50 per cent off to Jews and Arabs who eat togetherHelena Horton - The Telegraph - "“By us we don’t have Arabs! But we also don’t have Jews… By us we’ve got human beings!"" - id 22/10/2015
Call out: Turning the tide against Israel’s criminal repressionBNC - BDS Movement - "The wave of solidarity that is unfolding across the globe is impressive. Tens of thousands of people across 100 cities took to the streets to show Israel that it will be held to account for its crimes against the Palestinians." - id 21/10/2015
Stop the Madness! Peace Now march, Tel Aviv, Sat. Oct. 24To call upon Israeli society to choose a different path 20/10/2015
An unwilling symbol of Israel`s identity complexLisa Goldman - +972 Magazine - Ziad “Zizo” Abul Hawa, a Palestinian living in Tel Aviv for the past eight years, found himself at the center of a controversy when a neighbor placed a note on the building`s billboard, calling for a tenants` meeting to discuss "the threat posed by an Arab living in the building". Abul Hawa responded by placing on the billboard a selfie showing himself making a wry face and a promise to attend the meeting and "bring muffins for everybody". He won considerable sympathy from fellow tenants as well as from news media which picked up the story. [ak] 20/10/2015
Overcoming fearAlon-Lee Green - Crazy Country - a young woman asked us to accompany her to the Zion Square because she was afraid that “an Arab might come by”. We froze for a moment and looked at one another, two people who had come to take part in a demonstration against occupation and racism, but quickly we nodded and told her that sure, we will accompany her. We could well understand her very real fear, alone on the deserted street, even though it was expressed in a racist generalization which bothered us. It is the same fear that I heard this morning in the words of Arab friends which I asked if they were coming to the demonstration, and they explained that they did not feel safe to come to Jerusalem and be surrounded by so many armed security forces.[ak]20/10/2015
We will not surrender to despair - We will stand together! Jews and Arabs march together - Oct. 17. Starting: 8.30 at Gan HaSus. Transportation from Haifa & Tel Aviv.17/10/2015
WATCH: Israelis demand an end to violence, the occupationSocial TV - +972 - "Amid the most serious wave of violence Israelis have experienced in at least a decade, several hundred left-wing Israelis protested outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem." - id16/10/2015
Inflammatory rhetoric and the volcano of occupation Michael Marder - Mondoweiss - Visiting the scene of Tuesday’s attack on a Jerusalem bus, the city’s mayor, Nir Barkat, attributed this and similar incidents to “inflammatory incitement” coming from “mosques and Palestinian leaders.” Such superficial explanations are common in today’s Israel: just two days ago, Netanyahu himself filed for an investigation of Arab-Israeli lawmaker, Hanin Zoabi, for alleged incitement.-rh14/10/2015
“Son of Palestine” mourned by thousandsBudour Youssef Hassan - The Electronic Intifada - "“We know that rocks will not end the occupation, but it’s all that we have to resist,” Qassam explained." - id 14/10/2015
The online front of a Third IntifadaAlbana Dwonch - Ma`an - What’s going on in the streets does trigger the memories and rhetoric of the revolutionary origins of the First Intifada. The kuffiyeh, rocks and flag are powerful symbols of the collective hopes of a people to rise up against injustice. Yet, based on the opinions of these activists - this is not a Third Intifada. What seems clear this time is that the rupture between a personalized and a traditionally organized intifada is official.-rh14/10/2015
The `smartphone intifada`Daoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - Every revolution seems to have perfected or made particular use of a technological advancement. The current series of protests begun by Palestinian activists Sept. 13 is no exception. Social media via smartphone appears to be the flavor of the month in modes of communication, due to the ease it offers for instantly uploading video.-rh 14/10/2015
‘Israel Is A Terrorist State’ : Unrest grows among Palestinian citizens of Israel, outraged by restrictions on access to al-Aqsa and causalities in the occupied territoriesJonathan Cook - Information Clearing House - Israel’s Palestinian minority, a fifth of the population, have been angered by Israeli restrictions on access to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestinian casualties in the occupied territories and frustration at systematic discrimination inside Israel, say community leaders.-rh 14/10/2015
Palestine clashes: Netanyahu and Abbas are losing their grip Peter Beaumont - The Guardian - The presence of the girls, many well dressed, suggests another difference – one that has been noticed by Palestinian officials. “Half the people going to clashes I would say are affiliated to Fatah. But it is a very interesting process. Even the young people affiliated to Fatah are not tied to the Palestinian Authority. They are educated. They are reading history.-rh 14/10/2015
Israel Detains 31 Palestinians in Jerusalem, West Bank WAFA - At least 20 Palestinians were detained by Israeli police last night in Jerusalem and 11 others by the Israeli army in the West Bank, according to local sources.-rh14/10/2015
Bibi blames everyone but himself for recent violenceShlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - The hopelessness, despair, lack of diplomatic progress and dire economic situation of the Palestinians has brought about the current situation. These are the reasons that drive young people who have never been involved in terrorist activity in the past or affiliated with a terrorist organization to go on a killing spree with a knife, knowing they are unlikely to survive.-rh 14/10/2015
Newsletter - September 2015Military Court Watch - According to the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), as of 31 August 2015, there were 5,373 Palestinians (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza) held as "security prisoners" in Israeli detention facilities including 156 children. In the case of children there was a 2 per cent increase in the number compared with the previous month and an annual decrease of 12 per cent compared with 2014. According to the IPS, 47 per cent of Palestinian children and 86 per cent of adults continue to be detained in facilities inside Israel, in violation of Article 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. A further 1,951 Palestinians were held in IPS detention as "criminal prisoners" including 27 children. Criminal offences include entering Israel without a permit, most frequently in pursuit of work.-rh14/10/2015
B’Tselem expresses its deep shock at contempt for human life and strongly condemns itPress Release - B`Tselem - "Israeli government officials and others in position of authority have been calling explicitly to “shoot to kill”, so the lives of Palestinians suspected of perpetrating attack are forfeit, even when they no longer pose a threat." - id14/10/2015
Young Palestinians launch hashtag intifadaAFP - "Videos spread on social media showing Palestinians stabbing Israelis and throwing stones at soldiers are mustering online youth activists to the frontline after days of violence." ca 9/10/2015
Protest Vigil against the Occupation and Escalation 8/10/2015
A protest in Silwan this Friday and signing up for shifts with the families directly threatened with eviction 7/10/2015
PETITION: Have UN Protective Force sent to Occupied Territories 6/10/2015
ESPECIALLY NOW: Join the Friday demonstrations against the wall, the occupation, and the settlements 6/10/2015
Halabi Family Tears Down Own HomeIMEMC - The family and friends on Sunday afternoon evacuated the house, located in Ramallah, and started tearing down the walls with sizzles and hammers. [bz] 6/10/2015
VIDEO: In Bethlehem Palestinians Protest Killing of 13-year-old SchoolboyIMEMC - One local, who did not wish to be named, said: “He was doing nothing. He was just looking. He had come home from school and his mother had sent him to the shop. “He was just standing, looking. Snipers shot him right here, in the chest.”. [bz]6/10/2015
Emergency protest: Break the Cycle of Bloodshed!Combatants For Peace - In the past months of the conflict is growing, the cycle of violence and bloodshed is fast escalating. There is a straight line between the settler “Price Tag” violence and deadly arson at the village of Duma, this week’s shooting attack and the countless incidents of violence on both sides which we witnessed recently.3/10/2015
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