|Breaking the Gaza siege, by boat ||Bill Dienst - The Electronic Intifada - This summer, a group of Palestinians, Israelis and internationals will sail directly from international waters into Gaza. We say: Enough already! I will be aboard as the ship`s doctor. The Free Gaza Movement vessels will challenge Israel`s policy of imprisoning over 1.4 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, while saying they are free.
|Palestinian teenager killed by the Israeli army in Ni`lin, day after 10 year old Ahmed Mousa was murdered.||ISM - A Palestinian teenager, thought to be aged between 18 and 19 has been shot in the head by Israeli forces in the Palestinian village of
Ni`lin. He has now been declared dead at the Ramallah hospital.||31/7/2008|
|Hebron settlers residing inside a military base.||Peace Now - Petition to the Supreme Court requesting
that the army evacuates the settlers currently residing inside the
Hebron Military Base. ||29/7/2008|
|Gaza mission stuck at border||The Scotsman - Khalil Al Niss and Linda Willis drove a van packed with life-saving medicines from Edinburgh to Gaza ||29/7/2008|
|Settlers attempt to prevent farmers working their land in Susiya (including video)||ISM - After the second interruption from the same settler the army arrived and attempted to block the group’s progression towards the land where the tractors were meant to arrive. The army however, was unable to stop the procession as they appear to have no jurisdiction over Israeli citizens.||29/7/2008|
|Sunday, August 3, at 9am: Supreme Court hearing on the ‘new’ wall route proposed by the military for Bi’lin ||and it is important that as many people as possible be present||29/7/2008|
|Personal diary from Amman - making things possible ||Eyal Raviv - Mepeace - When we hosted our Peace Café in Tel Aviv last month, our Jordanian partner Donna Qawasmi, excited about our event, was on her way to Israel for the first time. At the border she was interrogated for three hours. When she said she was on her way to the Peace Café, a soldier asked her: “You think you’re going to save the world?” ||29/7/2008|
|Palestinian official: Three-way meeting in Washington last chance for peace ||Yan Liang - Xinhua - A senior Palestinian official said that the three-way meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Washington "is the last chance for peace negotiations with Israel". Should the talks end with no cincrete result, "The Palestinian leadership will declare that peace negotiations with Israel have failed".
|Huge demonstration in Ni’lin following women’s demonstration||International Solidarity Movement - The Israeli army responded aggressively to the largest non violent demonstration so far against the construction of the annexation fence in Nilin on Thursday.||27/7/2008|
|Demonstration at Bil’in||International Solidarity Movement - Every Friday for well over 150 weeks, the people of Bil’in have been holding a demonstration against the theft of their land – caused by the Apartheid Wall.||27/7/2008|
|Women’s demonstration in Ni´lin is attacked by Israeli army||International Solidarity Movement - On the 23rd of July a women’s demonstration against the construction of the apartheid wall took place in Ni’lin. Girls from the local summer camp had painted placards and made two big banners saying “Women against the Apartheid wall” for the demonstration.||27/7/2008|
|Support Bil’in’s historic court case||International Solidarity Movement - The village of Bil’in recently announced the launch of an unprecedented legal action against two Canadian companies, Green Park International Inc. and Green Mount International Inc., charging them with war crimes. The case has been filed in the Quebec Superior Court in Montreal, Canada.||27/7/2008|
|UPDATE: Canadian activist beaten and spat on by Israeli army during arrest in Ni’lin facing deportation||International Solidarity Movement - Canadian activist Victor MacDiarmid, who was arrested at a non-violent demonstration against the construction of the apartheid wall in Ni’lin on the 23rd July, is to challenge his Israeli deportation order that was issued this morning (25th July).||27/7/2008|
|Victor McDiarmid who photographed soldiers faces deportation ||Ynet - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says volunteer detained while taking photos of IDF soldiers during rally against security barrier in Ni`ilin.||26/7/2008|
|Father of girl who filmed Ni`lin shooting and Canadian activist arrested in Ni`lin||Neta Golan - ISM - The arrests occurred at a non-violent women`s demonstration again the construction of the wall in which the two were arrested after observing the march towards the construction site.
When the Israeli army attacked the demonstration, Amirra went in to protect the demonstrators, while Victor MacDiarmid, a Canadian citizen, took photographs. The two men were arrested within minutes.||24/7/2008|
|Top of the iceberg ||Gush Shalom - The shooting of a tied-up Palestinian detainee at Ni`ilin is an example of what takes place every day in the Occupied Territories.
Investigation of soldiers and officers must be taken out of the army`s hands.
The battalion commander present during the shooting should be prosecuted.
|PLC speaker condemns detention of Deputy Muna Mansour ||Ma`an - Mansour was arrested on Monday morning in another nightly IDF raid in the Nablus area. Around 20 others were arrested. Speaker of the PLC Ahmad Bahar criticized the Israeli attack against Islamic institutions and calls on international and humanitarian organizations to pay attention. ||22/7/2008|
|Soldier firing at blindfolded and handcuffed detained demonstrator ||B`tselem - Nil`in, July 7. A Palestinian girl filmed the incident from her house in the village, which is at the forefront of the anti-Wall non-violent struggle. It took two weeks for the video clip to arrive at B`Tselem, whose press release brought it to worldwide attention. So, today the soldier who did it was arrested [ed.] ||21/7/2008|
|IDF: Increase in indictments filed against draft-dodgers ||Hanan Greenberg - YNET - Cooperation between IDF, police resulting in more arrests of draft-dodgers, senior officer says, adding that military courts handing down harsher sentences to deter youngsters who are considering evading army service ||21/7/2008|
|"Free Gaza" initiative to try and enter Gaza by sea and open port||Ma`an news agency - A small shipping vessel will set sail for Gaza from Cyprus on 5 August expecting to be illegally detained as it enters Gazan waters.||20/7/2008|
|ICAHD Building Camp 2008: Day 3||A.B. - Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - Prior to leaving for our work sites in the afternoon, we spoke of Abu Mussa, a Bedouin man who lives in a nearby shack and who has been active in the resistance effort against home demolition. Two years ago, sadly, Mussa was afflicted by diabetes. The end result is that both of his legs have been amputated and he cannot afford to have his legs replaced by prostheses.||20/7/2008|
|Opposing Jerusalem Quartet performance in Edinburgh||Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign - Why boycott and protest cultural ambassadors of the Israeli State?
1. Palestinians are asking us to use boycott to stop Israeli crimes
2. Aharon Shabtai, Israel’s greatest living poet, wrote last year:
“I do not believe that a State that maintains an occupation, committing on a daily basis crimes against civilians, deserves to be invited to any kind of cultural week. That is, it is anti-cultural; it is a barbarian act masked as culture in the most cynical way. It manifests support for Israel, and...that sustains the occupation.”
|Links to youtube reports of recent antiwall demonstrations||July 13-th and 17-th, Ni`lin, July 180th, Bil`in.
Videos show the Israeli soldiers shooting at the anti-wall demonstrators. Also, some comments of David Nir on the July 17-th demonstration.||19/7/2008|
|`This is like apartheid`: ANC veterans visit West Bank||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - “Fatima Hassan, a leading South African human rights lawyer, said: ‘The issue of separate roads, [different registration] of cars driven by different nationalities, the indignity of producing a permit any time a soldier asks for it, and of waiting in long queues in the boiling sun at checkpoints just to enter your own city, I think is worse than what we experienced during apartheid.’” ||14/7/2008|
|Fayyad calls upon Nablus residents: defy closure of `terrorist` mall ||Ma`an News Agency/Turkish Weekly - The massive Israeli army crackdown on supposed Hamas insitutions in Nablus continues tio arouse protests and outrage, even from Palestinians politcally far from Hamas - particularly with PM Fayyad, often praised as "a moderate" by Israelis and Americans, issuing a call to Nablus residents to defy the Israeli closure order for the city`s shopping mall and the threat of five years` imprisonment for anyine entering it. ||11/7/2008|
|A few good men||Seth Freedman -
""The police do nothing, so we don`t even bother reporting the attacks anymore," he said flatly. The attacks include settlers beating farmers as they cultivate their land, he said, and even opening fire on them and stoning their children as they walk to school."
|PCHR Condemns IOF Measures against Nablus Charities||Press Release -
"Ehud Barak, signed this week an order closing 36 charities worldwide under the pretext that they are illegal for being members in the “Zakat Federation” that collects money for Hamas."||9/7/2008|
|Health Against Wall at Ni`lin ||PHR-IL - A mobile clinic with a variety of doctors, is announced 12.7 as part of the ongoing struggle against the building of the Wall on the village’s lands [which makes sense considering that occupation deprives, and providing is fighting against it [ed]].||8/7/2008|
|Detainee facing death as his heart condition worsens||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News- Palestinian detainee Basheer Hashshash, 28, is currently facing a sharp deterioration in his health condition as he is suffering from a heart condition, high cholesterol and high blood pressure but is not receiving the needed medical treatment due to ongoing rejection by the Israeli Prison Administration.
|News from Ni`lin and Statement by the Ni’lin Popular Committee Against the Apartheid Wall||The Popular Committee in Ni`lin- The Popular Committee, who is representing the Ni’lin municipality, political parties, institutions and organizations in Ni’lin, has not been in any discussions with any Israeli army commanders and has not made a promise to the Israeli army that there will be no more protests.
|“Viva Espana!” Spain`s National Court Says it Will Consider a Lawsuit Brought Against Israelis for War Crimes||Michael Warschawski - AIC - "The (Spanish) Audienca Nacional (National Court dealing with special crimes) will consider for the first time a lawsuit brought against top Israeli military officials in order to determine their liability regarding a bombing incident that killed 15 people and caused injuries to other 150 in Gaza (Palestine) […] The senior military officers are former chief of staff, General Moshe Yaalon, former chief of the Israeli Air Force, General Dan Halutz, the Minister of Defense and his deputy, the Chair of the National Security Council and the head of the Israeli Security Service, as well as General Doron Almog"||7/7/2008|
|Peace Now organizes settlement tours||Efrat Weiss - YNET - Poll ordered by left-wing movement reveals 73% of Israelis have not visited West Bank in recent years. Following data, group decides to hold summer tours to settlements, outpost to explain its stance ||7/7/2008|
|`Illicit` settler food sold in UK stores||Paul Gallagher - The Guardian - Supermarkets accused of duping customers with `West Bank` produce grown in Israeli settlements||6/7/2008|
|Mahmoud Darwish: History Laughs at Both Victim and Aggressor ||Reuters - Palestine Media Center - Darwish told Reuters that his new poems reflected a sense of hope, and were also laden with a necessary sarcasm. "Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile," Darwish said in an interview."The sarcasm is not only related to today`s reality but also to history. History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor," Darwish said in an interview.
|Israel bars UN team from Palestinian areas ||The News -
"“Israeli authorities did not allow us to visit the Palestinian territories,” said Prasad Kariyawasam, head of the UN panel, adding that “no reasons were given by Israel because they do not recognise our mandate.”"
|"No new EU-Israel action plan in April 2009!" ||Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) - On the fourth anniversary of the International Court of Justice`s ruling that Israel`s Wall is illegal, the BNC is calling on the EU not to upgrade its relationship with Israel and to suspend the EU Association Agreement until Israel comes into compliance with international law and Palestinian human rights. ||13/7/2008|
|Legal proceedings in Canada over Bil`in ||A lawsuit has been launched in Canada over the role of Canadian companies in the dispossession of the Palestinians of Bil`in||13/7/2008|
|Lawsuit in Canada over Bil`in||The Village of Bil`in, in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territories, announced today that it has commenced legal proceedings in Canada against two Canadian Companies for committing war crimes. The case has been filed in the Quebec Superior Court sitting at Montreal, Canada. ||13/7/2008|
|It takes a village||Seth Freedman - The Guardian -
The iron resistance of one Palestinian hamlet to Israel`s `ring of steel` has caught the imagination of the world`s media. Also, a link to a video of the Thursday demonstration in Ni`lin||12/7/2008|
|A West Bank Town`s Fight to Survive||Neve Gordon -
The Nation - "So why do most media outlets fail to cover this ongoing campaign? The reason is straightforward: covering the struggle in Ni`lin would shatter the stereotypical perception of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict provided by mainstream news sources. Unlike the bulldozer attack, which reinforces the pervasive understanding of this conflict, the events in Ni`lin uncover a much more complex reality. This story does not involve Palestinians perpetrating terrorism against a civilian population but rather popular acts of civil disobedience that persist despite the ruthless repression of an occupying power." ||19/7/2008|
|Students STILL Trapped in Gaza||Gisha - "If you cannot engage young people and give them a complete horizon to their expectations and to their dreams, then I don`t know that there would be any future for Palestine” (U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice)||18/7/2008|
|Expulsion of a family from Sheikh Jarrah ||Rabbis for Human Rights - Yesterday, in a very unusual development, a lone judge on the High Court (Danziger) ruled that the Al-Kurd family is to be expelled within 24 hours from the home they have lived in since 1956. The decision will immensely threaten all of the 27 families living in the Sheikh Jarrakh area of East Jerusalem.
|See for yourself - November Study Tour to Israel, Palestine & Jerusalem || ||4/7/2008|
|HEBRON REFLECTION: The Islamic Charitable Society and the Salvation Army||Kathleen Kern-CPT-"No one in the United States would suggest shutting down charitable institutions for the needy run by conservative Republican Christians simply because a conservative Republican administration initiated the catastrophic violence in Afghanistan and Iraq. So our Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron will continue to sleep in the orphanages and schools run by ICS during this critical period, when most of the children are at home with extended families and the Israeli military might be more likely to wreck them, "||4/7/2008|
| Land confiscation continues in Tammun, Jordan Valley||Dominique, Andjelka- RHR Weekly Update-"The letter reads that the landowners will be allowed time to prove their ownership by the year 2012. Yet, the title deeds for 95000 dunums of land, amounting to 75% of the land belonging to the Tammun municipality, have not stopped the Occupation confiscating the land for three illegal settlements and three military bases built in the area since 1967. "||4/7/2008|
|Right to Education Urgent Appeal : Release prisoners of conscience now!||Right to Education Campaign-"...21 out of 40 cases represented by Birzeit University`s lawyer are prisoners of conscience who are serving time solely for their belonging to student societies or political parties, many of whom held positions of leadership in the Student Council at the time of their arrest. These students are not only being denied their freedoms of association, thought, and liberty; they are being denied their education. "||4/7/2008|
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