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Another Hunger Striker Challenges a Policy Unchanged: Hana Shalabi on Day 14 of Hunger Strike in Protest of Her Ill-Treatment and Administrative DetentionAddameer - Hana was arrested on 16 February, less than four months after being released from over two years in administrative detention on 18 October 2011 as part of the prisoner exchange deal concluded by the Israeli government and Hamas, whereby 1,027 Palestinian political prisoners were released in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.-rh29/2/2012
Dear fellow American Christians: Speak up against sufferingAndrew Miller and James-Michael Smith - +972 =- "We are writing to you, our fellow Christians from the United States, with which the State of Israel has enjoyed a unique relationship since its founding, because we are concerned with the nature of support that many American Christians provide for Israel’s policies." id 29/2/2012
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A thousand Stanford students protest arrest of fellow student at Hebron protest Kristian Davis Bailey/Saed Bannoura - The Stanford Daily/IMEMC - More than a thousand students at Stanford University in the US singed a petition in support of fellow student Fadi Quran, an American-Palestinan held at Ofer prison on the West Bank He was arrested last Friday at Hebron, when soldiers attacked a non-violent march. While being detained, Quran was one of several protesters who got pepper sprayed directly in the eyes. 28/2/2012
WOFPP - Urgent Call! Release Hanaa Shalabi immediately! (Another hunger strike against another Administrative Detention)Re-arrested short after being released in Shalit deal after more than two years in administrative detention. 28/2/2012
Hebron: MK Barakeh injured during a demonstration against occupationEfraim Davidy - Communist Party of Israel - Thousands of Palestinians, Israelis and international peace activists (...) demanded the city`s main thoroughfare be reopened - closed ever since the extremist settler Baruch Goldstein killed 29 Palestinians at prayer [way back in 1994-bz]. 25/2/2012
Hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis protest segregation and settlement in Hebron+972 Blog--video25/2/2012
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Israeli warplanes fire on Gaza City, injure 2Ma`an News Agency "Israeli warplanes fired on a Gaza City neighborhood early Friday, lightly injuring two Palestinian fighters.The airstrike on the Zeitoun neighborhood injured two militants who were evacuated to hospital, emergency services` spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said. Their identities and affiliations were not immediately identified." ca 24/2/2012
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Palestinian prisoner calls off hunger strike in deal with Israeli authoritiesJoel Greenberg - The Washington Post - Adnan’s case had set off demonstrations of support in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and posed a challenge to the Israeli government as the prisoner’s health deteriorated. The prospect of Adnan’s death had raised concerns that it could trigger significant unrest in Palestinian areas. Instead, his supporters celebrated Tuesday at a rally in his home village of Arrabe, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.-rh 22/2/2012
Peaceful Protest Can Free PalestineMUSTAFA BARGHOUTHI - The New York Times - Khader Adnan, a Palestinian held in an Israeli prison, pursued a different path. Despite his alleged affiliation with the militant group Islamic Jihad, he waged a peaceful hunger strike to shake loose the consciences of people in Israel and around the world. Mr. Adnan chose to go unfed for more than nine weeks and came close to death. He endured for 66 days before ending his hunger strike on Tuesday in exchange for an Israeli agreement to release him as early as April 17.-rh 22/2/2012
For a Weekend in Oslo, Palestine Comes to Life Julie Holm - MIFTAH - Using humour and irony, art, fiction and documentary, the Oslo Palestine Film Festival managed to give the audience a wide insight into life in Palestine. It showed the breath of genre and style in Palestinian filmmaking and most importantly it showed sides of Palestine other than the one filled with misery and oppression presented in Norwegian media.-rh22/2/2012
Christians take opposing sides on Bethlehem conferenceBible College of Bethlehem - The “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference,” due at Bethlehem in March, has attracted an impressive range of theologians and pastors from such religiously and politically diverse bodies as Britain`s Anglican Church, the World Council of Churches, the Disciples of Christ, the Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ, the US Hispanic Christian Leadership, the World Evangelical Alliance as well as the Asian one, and also Tony Campolo who serves as “Spiritual Adviser” to Bill Clinton. Alarmed supporters of the Government of Israel hastened to denounce them all as "Christians who hate Jews". 21/2/2012
Khader Adnan to stop hunger strike, be released April 17Noa Yachot and Mairav Zonszein - +972 Magazine/Ma`an - According to a reported deal, Khader Adnan is to end his 66-day long hunger strike, and in exchange the occupation authorities agreed to release him on April 17 and not further extend his administrative detention. Therefore, there will be no hearing at the Supreme Court. Had it taken place, the court might have either ordered Adnan`s immediate release or altogether rejected his appeal, which would have been tantamount to a death sentence. 21/2/2012
French courts to determine if a call for boycott of Israeli goods is `incitement to hatred and violence` Olivia Zémor - EuroPalestine News, Paris - On March 3, BDS activists will appear at Parisian courts to answer the charge that calling for boycott of Israeli goods violates a law designed to forbid racist incitement. Earlier such cases had been dismissed, but the French public prosecution keeps introducing new ones. Meanwhile, management of the Paris 8 University tries to forbid a scheduled conference entitled: "Is Israel an Apartheid state?" 21/2/2012
Sandra Hebron (UK) attends the The British Film Festival in Tel Aviv in spite of appeals by Israeli BDS ActivistsBoycott from Within20/2/2012
SHARED `Take action in support of Palestinian rights to water and sanitation!The Thirsting for Justice campaign--The Thirsting for Justice campaign calls on you to take part in a Global Flash Mob in city squares around the world on the occasion of World Water Day (22 March, 2012). This is an opportunity to educate the public about the daily violations of Palestinian rights to water and sanitation and to call on your government to push for... accountability for these violations until Israel complies with its legal obligations as an Occupying Power. dn19/2/2012
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Negev uprooting: the pressure is working!Alice Jay - Avaaz.org--The pressure is working! The government has postponed the deadline for public objections to the bill that would uproot 30,000 Bedouins. Let`s use the extra time to bury this shameful bill for good: add your name now and forward this message to everyone you know! dn19/2/2012
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Please email Catherine Ashton: Ask her to demand Khader Adnan be freed or charged by Israelcatherine.ashton@ec.europa.eu18/2/2012
Never mind Johnny Rotten, real punks boycott IsraelAlexander Billet - EI - "Punks Against Apartheid follows a firm tradition of anti-racism within the punk movement." -id 22/2/2012
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66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader AdnanSaed Bannoura = IMEMC - "Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital." - id 22/2/2012
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Cassandra Wilson cancels Holon concert, joining artistic boycott of IsraelUri Zer Aviv - Haaretz - "Wilson, an American jazz singer known for her unmistakably husky voice, had been scheduled to perform at the Holon International Women’s Festival." - id 22/2/2012
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Video - Ni`lin Weekly Demonstration Against the Apartheid Wall, 10.02.2012 13/2/2012
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Miles of Smiles Nine Arrives in GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "64 solidarity activists from Bahrain, Tunisia, Jordan, Britain, South Africa and Egypt, crossed into the coastal region carrying medical supplies and equipment estimated at $2.7 Million, including a number of ambulances and power generators for hospitals." - id 8/2/2012
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Judge Orders Professor To Remain In Prison Without ChargeAlliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians - Press Release - "We call for the end of administrative detentions forever." 8/2/2012
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Court nixes building project, saves unique Nakba villageNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "Israeli courts have very rarely ruled in favor of Palestinian refugees. In one of the only cases in which the court ruled to protect assets of refugees – the Ikrit and Biram ruling – the state never carried out the verdict." - id 8/2/2012
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Internal Affairs Department Closes Investigation into Shooting of an Israeli Protester Despite VideoJonathan Pollak - Press Release - The Israeli Internal Affairs Devision announced today that it decided to close the investigation into the shooting of Israeli activist, Ben Ronen, due to lack of evidence. The decision was reached despite a video that clearly depicts the unlawful shooting.-rh 8/2/2012
Israel must release or try Palestinian detainee on prolonged hunger strikeAmnesty International - The Israeli authorities must release a Palestinian detainee or charge him with a recognizable criminal offence and promptly try him, Amnesty International said today amid fears the man could die in detention after more than 50 days on hunger strike.-rh 7/2/2012
Interview with Injured French Activist in Nabi SalehLinah Alsaafin - The Electronic Intifada - Firing tear gas canisters at high velocity directly at unarmed protesters has become the staple of the Israeli army’s reaction in popular resistance protests. Two months ago, Nabi Saleh resident 28 year old Mustafa Tamimi was killed after an Israeli soldier opened the back door of the armored jeep and shot a tear gas canister at Mustafa’s face from a distance of three meters.-rh 6/2/2012
Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan at risk of imminent death after 45 days hunger strikeAli Abunimah - The Electronic Intifada - Khader Adnan, 34, a Palestinian being held without charge or trial, is at grave risk of death after 45 days of continuous hunger strike, according to Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR), whose doctors examined him. rh 1/2/2012
Global March to JerusalemLand Day - March 30, 2012 A call from Palestinians in Palestine to join 1/2/2012
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Israeli international law experts: the Supreme Court erred in permitting Israel to operate quarries in the occupied territories Yesh Din - ""The judgment is based on an erroneous interpretation of international law and directly contradicts the Supreme Court`s previous judgments."" - id 1/2/2012
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Educating Israel`s children in right-wing politicsAvirama Golan - Haaretz - "Until now the process of abandoning the educational system to extremist political groups has proceeded with relative caution. Now the door is wide open for them." - id 1/2/2012
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