|Release 11.000 Palestinians in Israeli jails -Petition||Iqbal Tamimi -"1189 prisoners are school, collage, and university students of both genders; 330 of the detained are children. Not only the students were detained, but their teachers too- there are 107 Palestinian teachers in Israeli prisons. 1150 Palestinian prisoner suffer acute illnesses. .. April 17th is the International day of prisoners. I hope you can join in denouncing what the Israeli government is doing to those prisoners, and demand their release to join their families."
|Demand Corporate Accountability from Motorola||US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation-"Motorola Israel ..produces the 980 Low Altitude Proximity Fuse for the MK-80 series of high explosive bombs. On July 30, 2006, during its war on Lebanon , the Israeli Air Force dropped an MK-84 high-explosive bomb on an apartment building in Qana , Lebanon killing at least 28 civilians, many of whom were children."||29/2/2008|
|EU’s Human Rights Subcommittee concerned of the lives of Palestinian Detainees||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israel is currently holding captive more than 10.000 Palestinians including 300 children and 100 women, in addition to 40 legislators.Over one-third of the Palestinian population has spent time in Israeli prisons since 1967.
|Breaching the other border: on non-violent resistance and mass mobilizing in Gaza ||Laila El-Haddad -
Diary of a Palestinian mother -
"And notably-Hamas was the first Palestinian group to initiate a "no arms" policy in their public protests."
|` Gaza : An Israeli Human Rights Perspective`||LAST WEDNESDAY FORUM - Lana Tatour of Gisha, Wednesday, Febr. 27 at 7:30 PM||27/2/2008|
|UN expert: Palestinian terror `inevitable consequence` of Israeli occupation ||Associated Press -
"As long as there is occupation, there will be terrorism, he argues." ||27/2/2008|
|Gaza : An Israeli Human Rights Perspective - Last Wedn. Forum, Feb. 27 7:30pm, GISHA discussion ||ICAHD Daila English-language monthly lecture ||26/2/2008|
|Jewish Voice for Peace poster against the blockade of Gaza|| ||24/2/2008|
|The Foreign Ministry fears that the wounding of a Japanese in Bil’in will cast a shadow over Olmert’s visit||Barak Ravid, Fadi Edayat - Karo Kishida lost vision in his left eye, which was struck by a rubber bullet that was fired at him by an IDF soldier in Bil`in||24/2/2008|
|US peace activist hurt in Bil`in protest , more hurt in peaceful protests near Bethlehem and Salfit|| JPost-
Since 2002, 11 people have been killed and thousands wounded in the weekly demonstrations.`
IMEMC News -
The army attacks peaceful protest west of Bethlehem and hurts 70 civilians ,
Twelve residents injured in a protest against land expropriation near Salfit
|Amnesty International : Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories||Punitive restrictions. Families of Palestinian detainees denied visits||23/2/2008|
|London School of Economics students vote to divest from Israel||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News-" The Union voted by a six to one measure to support the aim of targeted divestment until the companies in question pull out of Israel, or until Israel ends its systematic human rights abuses and illegal occupation of Palestinian land. "||22/2/2008|
|Letter of Solidarity - Gaza - from Canadian Union to Canadian Prime Minister ||PAUL MOIST and CLAUDE GENEREUX-Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)-"Technical experts have noted that the Israeli sanctions have prevented the free movement of goods and that has, as one group put it, "immobilized the importing of spare parts, pumps, pipes and other necessary accessories for the water and sanitation providing facilities." They added that the distribution of drinking water and the collection and treatment of wastewater completely rely on fuel and electricity that the Israelis have cut off in the Gaza Strip."||22/2/2008|
|A call for Action from Gaza||Popular Committee Against Siege(PCAS), is launching worldwide action to lifting Gaza`s siege. Feb.23, 2008||20/2/2008|
|Peace groups` relief supplies have broken the blockade||Gush Shalom - The gates of Gaza opened and seven tons of essential supplies have entered the Gaza Strip - up to the next shipment.||19/2/2008|
|Israel has cut off the northern West Bank ||B`tselem - Even if these restrictions were initially imposed due to concrete warnings, the scope and duration of the current restrictions strongly suggest that the military is not properly balancing security needs with the welfare of the civilian population, as it is legally required to do.||19/2/2008|
|PCHR & Al-Mezan Call for Investigating the Explosion in El-Bureij Refugee Camp||PCHR and Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights call for an investigation into the explosion that destroyed a house in El-Bureij refugee camp [in Gaza Strip], resulting in the death of 8 people, including 5 children, and injury of dozens. The Centre calls for publicizing the results of the investigation.||18/2/2008|
|End of the saga?||Gush Shalom - On the morning of Monday, Feb. 18 - after long delays - the relief convoy of two weeks ago will at last be transferred into the Gaza Strip; seven tons of basic food and water filters will arrive at the Sufa Border Crossing; peace activists will accompany the supplies until the checkpoint, holding up placards: "Lift the Gaza blockade!"||17/2/2008|
|Open letter: "Award for tolerance" hides story of discrimination||Malcolm Guy - Electronic Intifada - ||17/2/2008|
|Israeli Military Conducts Major Operation in Beit Ummar||CPT-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-"So far, Israeli military have arrested 55 Palestinians and house to house searches are ongoing, along with sporadic clashes between military and local youth. The stone throwers are met with barrages of tear gas and ‘rubber’ bullets. ..and a store at the entrance of the village, adjacent to the military watchtower was demolished by the Israeli military. "||15/2/2008|
|Divestment Effort Not Aimed at Israel Itself||Susanne Hoder;United Methodist Church-Letter to the Forward-" United Methodists believe that the occupation endangers Israelis as well as Palestinians. The goal of selective divestment is to make sure our church is not profiting from an activity that violates United Methodist values. If we learn of companies that threaten Israel’s security, we will be quick to recommend divestment from them as well."||15/2/2008|
|State Prosecutor`s Office to close Abir Aramin case||Aviram Zino - Ynet - The State Prosecutor`s Office denies petition against Jerusalem District Court`s decision in the case of 10-year old Aramin, allegedly killed by stray Border Guard rubber bullet in 2007; reiterates original ruling of undetermined cause of death. Rights group Yesh Din may appeal decision further. ||12/2/2008|
|New Democratic Party of Canada condemns Gaza situation||New Democratic Party - New Democrats are deeply concerned about the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza and the recurring violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. Innocent civilians in Gaza have become victims of the Israeli government¹s collective punishment.||10/2/2008|
|Israeli Apartheid Week launches in Soweto||Electronic Intifada - Speaking in South Africa, Azmi Bishara stated: "Reconciliation happened in South Africa after apartheid was dismantled, not instead. The message sent to the Palestinians is that you have to make peace and reconcile. We can reconcile after racism and occupation is dismantled." Dr. Bishara`s lecture will be screened during the week in participating cities around the world.||10/2/2008|
|STOP IT! ||Gush Shalom ad - Stop this madness! Stop making life in Sderot and Gaza unbearable! Talk with Hamas! CEASE FIRE!!!
|The Report was submitted; Now What?||Yesh Gvul ad - "...among part of the political and military leadership a mindset has crystallized, that the Age of Wars is over... according to such analysis, there was no need to get ready for war, but on the other hand no need to enthusiastically seek paths towards long-term, stable agreements with our neighbours" [excerpt from Winograd report] ||9/2/2008|
|Anti-wall protests: large demo in Al-Khadr, live bullets in Bil`in ||ISM - About 500 Palestinian demonstrators, joined by a handful of Israeli and international supporters, marched towards the construction site of Israel’s separation wall in the village of Al-Khadr on Friday, in what organizers say is one of the largest weekly demonstrations in the West Bank.
|Hamas members more highly skilled, better equipped than before ||Hanan Greenberg - Y-Net - "We can see Hamas` progress every time they come into contact with IDF soldiers in the Strip," the defense official said. "We can see that they are more highly skilled people who are better equipped than before and they operate like an army."
|Human Rights Groups: "Israel is Violating the Rights of Civilians in Gaza and Depriving them of Basic Needs - in Violation of International Law."||B`Tselem, Gisha, Adalah-""The Israeli Supreme Court`s
decision sets a dangerous precedent. The decision ignores the clear
international law prohibition against deliberately targeting civilians - and fails to stop the military`s collective punitive measures.""||8/2/2008|
|Help the village of Qaddum! contact:||firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah at 0523-991897||8/2/2008|
|IWC CALL TO LIFT THE SIEGE ON GAZA AND END THE OCCUPATION||International Women`s Commission-"...the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now being conducted entirely on the backs of civilians, who have become the prime targets of the ongoing escalation. The Gaza siege, in addition to the systematic military actions and targeted killings that led to great loss in innocent lives, has made conditions in Gaza inhuman and intolerable. We deplore the rocket attacks on the residents of Sderot and its surroundings. This, however cannot justify the condemnable Israeli policy, which makes the 1.5 million defenseless inhabitants of Gaza prisoners in sub-human conditions, vulnerable to highly sophisticated military attacks."||8/2/2008|
|Letter to Canadian Prime Minister by a former UN official posted in Gaza||Marisa Consolata Kemper-Letter to Canadian Prime Minister-"Israel basks in the convenience of declaring Gaza to be “liberated territory” and a “hostile entity” when convenient ... while maintaining complete effective control over the territory of the Gaza Strip – air, land, sea, fuel, electricity, trade, shoes, macaroni, paper, soap, flour, … need I go on? .. the territory is unquestionably still under belligerent occupation."||8/2/2008|
|Alternative Tours departing from Jerusalem||Greater Jerusalem Tour
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|People’s power in Gaza ||Ramzy Baroud - The Palestine Chronicle - [The recent breaking of the Rafah Wall reminds Ramzy Baroud of a remarkable and little-known mass non-violent action which he had personally witnessed at Bureej refugee camp in 1989. Ed.]
|Hamas vows to block Egypt from sealing border ||Associated Press - So far Egyptian attempts to seal the border have been largely unsuccessful. "The Palestinian people have many options" Ismail Haniyeh was quoted as telling the pro-Hamas daily Palestine in an interview published Friday, when asked about the methods Hamas was planning to use to prevent the closing of the breached border. He did not elaborate. ||2/2/2008|
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