|Slichot ceremony - atonement for sins of war||Yesh Gvul/Rabbis for Human Rights email - "For the sin that we have sinned before You in carrying out a futile war and in committing major violations of the laws of war. ||30/9/2006|
|Olive harvest campaign 2006 gets underway||ISM Nablus - palsolidarity.org - Although not an ideal starting-date, an olive farmer from the Palestinian village of Azmut and his family who own 150 dunums of land partitioned by an Apartheid settler-only road, decided to start harvesting a few days ago. They fear that the Israeli colonists of nearby Elon Moreh will otherwise steal the olives from the trees closest to them.
|Bilíin plans to build hotel on Israeli occupied village land||ISM report - Villagers erected a 5™3 meter sign-post advertising the forthcoming hotel called `Falastin`, and intend to submit a planning application to the Israeli Civil Administration which is responsible for civilian matters on occupied Palestinian land. The village land is behind the illegal apartheid barrier that the Israeli military has enforced on the village. The sign has been erected in the illegal settlement of Matityahu East near to the apartments Bil`in villagers tried to move into in July.
|Demonstrators: Refuse being soldiers of occupation||Moran Zelikovich - YNET - Group of youths who support refusal to serve in army tryconvincing soldiers to join them. Lior Wolinic, 18: `We arrived here at the Kirya, symbol of Israeli occupation, to protest against the occupation of the Palestinian people`.||23/9/2006|
|Tour of Hebron - Please Join Us||Bnei Avraham -- The coming holidays period is especially violent in the Hebron area. Especially in this period it is important that we will be there||23/9/2006|
|"S`LICHOT CEREMONY" (Plea for Forgiveness)||"Yesh Gvul" and "Rabbis for Human Rights" - "At the event we will remember the sins of harm to civilians during the past Jewish year, and we will cry out for protection for all civilians, whomever they may be, starting with this New Year."
|Bethlehem & Bil`in - ongoing nonviolent struggle against concrete||1) IMEMC/Palestinenet.org: Bethlehem is surrounded by encroaching settlements and the Wall. Just recently 14 percent of the District was confiscated, with the northern city taken for military installations, a synagogue and a yeshiva, and put into the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem Municipality
2) ISM Media office - Bil`in - In contrast to previous anti-Wall demonstrations when soldiers brutally dispersed any groups of protesters, this time the soldiers allowed them to sit on the road.||16/9/2006|
|Making Israel take responsibility||James Bowen - Haaretz - Many members of the [Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign] are veterans of other anti-racist campaigns, such as those concerned with South Africa, East Timor and rights for Native Americans. IPSC members also support campaigns for West Papuans, Kurds, Tibetans and others. The Belfast branch is affiliated to a network which opposes attacks on immigrant workers in that city. With this wide perspective, we see that hafrada (separation) is the Zionist form of apartheid, so we argue that Israel should be treated like the old South Africa. ||16/9/2006|
|Tali Fahima remains behind bars for quarreling with guards||Vered Luvitch - Ynet News - The plea bargain reached between Fahima and the State Prosecutor`s Office included an agreement saying the office would not oppose early parole, although the officials at the office said Wednesday that "Fahimaís continued negative behavior prevented her eligibility for parole." ||13/9/2006|
|B`Tselem convinces IDF to investigate cases of abuse by soldiers||B`Tselem - Press Release - "Testimonies given to B`Tselem in recent weeks portray a grave picture of violence against Palestinians by soldiers in the northern West Bank, particularly in the area between Nablus and Tulkarm. In most of the cases, which took place in July and August, soldiers attacked Palestinians who tried to move from one community to another in the West Bank without going through military checkpoints. According to the testimonies, the soldiers beat, swore at, and degraded the Palestinians and damaged their property. Some of the victims subsequently required hospitalization.
|Report: 90% of Palestinian complaints to police `unsolved` ||Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - "A total of 90 percent of the complaints filed by Palestinians in the West Bank against Israeli citizens for violent attacks have been closed without charges being filed, according to a report prepared by the human rights organization Yesh Din, which will be made public today. ||11/9/2006|
|Pedalling from Syria, `Peace Cyclysts` in trouble at Allenby Bridge||Laura Abraham - http://www.thepeacecycle.org - The cyclists left Damascus 3 days ago and toured the Palestinian refugee camps in the south of Syria before entering Jordan. In both Middle East countries, as in Europe, the group enjoyed courteous treatment and a warm welcome. The climate changed dramatically, however, once they reached the border between Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian West Bank.||9/9/2006|
|Hamas sources: Prisoner swap negotiations at dead end ||Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - The sources said the talks, on the exchange of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, have ceased due to Israel`s refusal to respond to demands made by Palestinian militant groups.||9/9/2006|
|Peace Now demo at Gaza entrance calling for talks||Daniel Ofir-Peace Now website - "The activists wore blue helmets, like that of the UN uniform, in order to send the message that to the Gaza Strip no international force will be coming to save the day and the government has to take it upon itself to end the conflict through negotiations."||9/9/2006|
|Bil`in: another weekend of routine army violence ||Saed Bannoura/ISM Media office/Ilan Shalif - IMEMC/ISM/ANARKISMO -"As the 100-strong march from the mosque reached the edge of the village the army blocked the road and, after announcing on a megaphone that the area was a closed military zone, proceeded to beat with batons those who didnít withdraw."
|One blow to the brain (interview with 12.8 wounded Bil`in protester)||Dalia Karpel - Haaretz - [editor`s comment: The severe wounding of activist Limor Goldstein during the weekly anti-Wall protest in Bil`in, August 12, happened during the last days of the Lebanon war when lives were thrown away to create last moment "accomplished facts". This interview shows how the Lebanon ruthlessness spilled over into the West Bank. A.K.]||9/9/2006|
|Amy Goodman on Democracy Now interviews Yonatan Shapira||"Yonatan is a former captain in the Israeli Air Force Reserves. In 2003 he initiated a group of Israeli Air Force pilots to sign a declaration refusing to participate in aerial attacks on the Palestinian territories."||5/9/2006|
|B`Tselem and Bimkom fighting settlers at the stock market||B`Tselem report - www.btselem.org - Naot Hapisga, a settler-owned construction company building on the confiscated land of Bil`in and other Palestinian villages, tried to raise capital on the Tel-Aviv stock market, but the B`Tselem`s and Bimkom human rights organizations found grave "inaccuracies" in the prospectus they published. The settlers published a second prospectus, but it was not free of error, either...||4/9/2006|
|Solidarity protest for Bethlehem resident who lost shop to the Wall ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - The purpose of the protest was to enable residents to reach the blockaded shop and buy their food there, enabling the owner to keep his store open. Soldiers barred the residents and internationals from reaching the shop,but after negotiations agreed that the man enter the area alone, go to his shop and bring the food out to buyers. ||2/9/2006|
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