|Al-Qiq ends 94-day hunger strike after deal struck with Israel||Ma`an - Israel`s six-month administrative detention sentence against al-Qiq will not be renewed, while his lawyers managed to push the date of his release to May 21, he said.
The date will mark exactly six months since al-Qiq was detained from his home in Ramallah on Nov. 21, as opposed to six months from the date he was sentenced on Dec. 17.
"The military order will be the last one," Fares said.
He added that al-Qiq would also be allowed visits from his family, including his wife, two children, and father. [bz]||27/2/2016|
|POSTPONED / Sat. Feb. 27: They demolish, We build - Constructing a playground in Yanun|| ||23/2/2016|
|Haifa demo Wed. Feb. 23: On the 92th day of his Hunger Strike||Against Unlawful Administrative Detention
Demonstration to Save Muhammad Al-Qiq’s Life!||23/2/2016|
|Turns out the world loves/hates our tube ads + pdf downloads||London Palestine Action - Israel and its supporters are used to having the mainstream media repeat their talking points. We put up around 150 posters on the tube to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, arms industry, and companies like G4S. [bz]||23/2/2016|
|Israeli forces use excessive violence on peaceful demonstration in Hebron||ISM - As the Palestinian, Israeli and international activists joined hands in trying to take down the military gate that locks off the access to Shuhada Street for Palestinians, allowing exclusive use for settlers from the illegal settlements only, the Israeli forces suddenly attacked the protestors throwing more than a dozen stun grenades at the crowd of people. While the demonstrators were running for cover, the Israeli forces unlocked the military gate and came running into the Palestinian market arresting a total of 12 activists from Hithabrut – Tarabut group and moved them to the Police station for interrogation. [Don`t miss the link to the video https://www.facebook.com/ShehabAgency.MainPage/videos/1313911048651312/ [bz]||22/2/2016|
|PHOTOS: Israeli police arrest 12 left-wing activists at Hebron demo||Yael Marom, Activestills - +972 - Two independent journalists were among the Israeli demonstrators arrested in Hebron, during a protest to mark 22 years since the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre [ry] ||22/2/2016|
|Eleven years of protesting Israel`s occupation||Nigel Wilson - AlJazeera - "February marks 11 years since Palestinians in Bilin began a weekly protest against Israeli plans to build a concrete wall through village land. [...] Outraged at the plans, villagers began protesting each Friday. Residents of other Palestinian villages and towns soon joined, as did Israeli and international activists. The weekly demonstrations have continued up until today" [ry] ||22/2/2016|
|ISM calls for internationals to volunteer in Palestine||International Solidarity Movement - Today, Palestinians are facing an enormous amount of pressure in their lives due to the growing violence of Israeli forces. They face restrictions of movement, daily harassment, intimidation and attacks at hands of Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers. ISM is a Palestinian-led movement; our actions are initiated on the invitation of Palestinians, following their lead and wishes. We, as internationals, are needed to monitor human rights violations and show our support for the popular struggle.-rh||17/2/2016|
|How new restrictions block Palestinian peace activists from Israel||Shlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - According to Schwartz, Palestinian peace activists in the West Bank have become targets for derision in the refugee camps. “They call them ‘Abu Salem’ ["Father of Peace"] and ask them sarcastically, ‘Where is your peace? Even the Israelis don’t want to hear you.’ It is tremendously frustrating and a great blow to anyone who believes that there’s another path, especially during such dark days as these.”-rh
|ISM calls for internationals to volunteer in Palestine||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the phone number for the training coordinator once you have entered Palestine at 059 530 7448.
|Face to face with incitement||Nurit Popper, Daphne Banai and Rajaa Natur - MachsomWatch - I saw the ‘incitement’ in the eyes of Zakariah, Hajjar’s 8-year old son. Zakariah’s home in Fassail has been demolished 4 times. The last demolition took place during the extreme heat wave in August 2015. Zakariah’s family was expelled from Ein Gedi in 1948. Later it was expelled from Jericho and from Nu’eima. Now his mother says: “By God, we have nowhere to go any more!” Even the present rocky terrain gives them no rest. We ask Hajjar how we could help, and she smiles shyly, saying “No, no, thank goodness you came here”. But Zakariah’s eyes spit fire.||16/2/2016|
|Israel boycott ban: Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions||Oliver Wright - The Independent - Critics say move amounts to a `gross attack on democratic freedoms` [ry] ||15/2/2016|
|Former Israeli FM Director Vilified for Support of "Breaking the Silence"||IMEMC News & Agencies -
"Attendees of an Israeli Knesset Education Committee meeting, on
Tuesday, called for the dismissal of former Foreign Ministry
director Alon Liel, after the official criticized the Israeli right
and supported efforts to end Israel’s ongoing military
occupation...The ex-diplomat also praised members of Breaking the
Silence as ”the most moral, wisest people who... were not
brainwashed by right-wing messianic propaganda.” ca
|Israelis and Palestinians demonstrate against West Bank land expropriation|| ||12/2/2016|
|Today, Wednesday February 10th, 18:00 supporters will arrive at the hospital in Afula, accompanied by an ambulance and doctors, to transfer Mohammed Al-Qeeq for medical treatment in the Ramallah hospital.||Adam Keller - gush-shalom.org - Journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq is on the 77th day of hunger strike and fighting for his life. He has expressed his wish to move from hospital in Afula where he is currently being held without charge to the Ramallah hospital but the Israeli police refuse to allow it.-rh
|HCEF: Bringing Together Hundreds of Palestinians from the Diaspora||IMEMC -
"The goal of the conference is to bring awareness to the Palestinian cause and to introduce the diasporic youth to the situation on different levels, especially with regard to the fact that some of the participants have not visited Palestine for about ten years now." - id
|Ambulance to attempt to transfer hunger striker to hospital in Ramallah||Press Release -
"Al-Qeeq refuses to stay in Israeli hospitals and will only accept medical treatment in the West Bank." - id||10/2/2016|
|Protesters shut down the Red Cross al-Bireh office in solidarity with al-Qiq||Ma`an - The protesters said they forcibly closed the ICRC office to protest “the silence by international community organizations -- namely the ICRC in Palestine -- about al-Qiq, who has been on hunger strike in Israeli custody for 76 days.” [bz]||9/2/2016|
|`Don’t take part in a demagogic campaign against the Arab MKs`||Gush Shalom - press release - The Prime Minister appealed to the general public to pour oil on the flames, to write to the Knesset Ethics Committee complaints against Knesset Members Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas, and to demand that severe measures be taken against them. We of Gush Shalom appeal to the public to send to the Ethics Committee requests of an altogether different kind, and call upon members of the committee to act with responsibility and discretion. ... The Arab Knesset Members, who have won the vote of hundreds of thousands of citizens, are committed to represent the opinions of their own voters – not those of the Likud Party or ‘The Zionist Camp’. [ak]||7/2/2016|
|WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians join hands to say no to occupation||Oren Ziv/Activestills.org - +972 - Over 200 Israelis and Palestinians marched on the Israeli army’s “tunnels checkpoint” south of Jerusalem Friday to demonstrate against the occupation and the ongoing violence in the country, and in support of a two-state solution. Border Police officers, some of them masked, arrested two of the march’s Israeli organizers. [bz]||6/2/2016|
|Israeli doctor says Palestinian hunger striker could face immediate death||Ma`an - Lawyer Hiba Masalha from the Palestinian Authority’s Prisoners’ Affairs Committee quoted the concerns of deputy director of HaEmek, Dr. Tubia, who said there was a “real danger” that al-Qiq’s internal organs were suffering damage.
“Each minute marks serious threat to his life, because it is probable that his inner organs will stop operating at any moment, leading to immediate death,” Tubia was quoted as saying. Al-Qiq on Thursday rejected an Israeli Supreme Court decision to temporarily suspend his detention without trial [and resume it upon improvement in his health condition] and said he will continue his hunger strike until "martyrdom or freedom." [bz]||6/2/2016|
|Al-Qiq rejects court freeze on detention, continues hunger strike||Ma`an - The imprisoned journalist, Muhammad al-Qiq, views the court ruling as an attempt to undermine his resistance against the "immoral and inhumane administrative detention," referring to Israel`s internment of Palestinians without trial or charge.
Al-Qiq also said it was an attempt to undermine public and international opinion that is critical of Israeli policy.
The prisoners` committee said al-Qiq would not end his hunger strike unless Israel agreed to his full release. It added al-Qiq was refusing to receive medical treatment unless at a Palestinian hospital.
Earlier Thursday, the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his six-month administrative detention sentence citing medical concerns, with the sentence to be resumed upon an improvement of his health. [bz]||5/2/2016|
|Fri. Feb. 5 - Israelis and Palestinians march together|| ||4/2/2016|
|B`Tselem Newsletter||Hagai El-Ad -
"With or without an office, our activity remains focused on a single goal: exposing the reality in the Occupied Territories and the mechanisms driving it – in order to end the occupation." - id
|Portraits of Palestine’s youth rebellion||ActiveStills - EI - "For nearly four months, popular protests, violence and general unrest have buffeted the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, leading some commentators to suggest a third intifada or uprising. Most of this is driven by restive and young people tired of endless and evidently pointless negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel that have brought no end to Israel’s military occupation and only seen its illegal settlements expand" [ry] ||1/2/2016|
|Tair Kaminer: Israeli teenager facing multiple prison sentences for refusing military service says she `won`t break`||Lizzie Dearden - The Independent - In an exclusive interview with The Independent, she talked of her hopes for peace and the role of conscientious objectors [ry] ||1/2/2016|
|We will not be moved from Atir and Umm al-Hiran!||Protest and Sit-in Thursday, March 3, at 10:45 AM starting at Beer Sheva city market||29/2/2016|
|Haifa demo Wed. Feb. 17: Free Muhammad Al-Qiq!|| ||17/2/2016|
|Urgent petition: save Muhammad Al-Qiq`s life|| ||17/2/2016|
|Palestinians: Israel boycott ban similar to Thatcher’s support for apartheid||PNN -
Palestine News Network =
"The Palestinian organisation that leads the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement currently under attack by new British government rules says that Prime Minister David Cameron is making a grave mistake similar to Margaret Thatcher’s unwavering support of apartheid South Africa." - id
|PALESTINIANS URGE OSCARS REJECT ISRAEL TRIP SWAG||Ray Hanania -
The Arab Daily News -
“There are no Hunger Games in Gaza but there is real hunger, and it is induced by years of Israeli occupation and siege. We hope Oscar nominees will take the moral path of rejecting this free propaganda gift from the Capitol while its brutal troops and settlers burn and colonize our District 12." - id||17/2/2016|
| Artists and NGOs Present `Blacklisted: a Show with a Glimmer of Hope`|| ||4/2/2016|
|Progressive Jewish groups make New York Times parody issue to protest newspaper’s “biased Israel-Palestine coverage” ||Ben Norton - Salon - Activists from progressive Jewish human rights groups created a very convincing-looking fake edition of The New York Times to protest the leading newspaper’s coverage of Israel.The parody publication is written from a left-wing, anti-racist, anti-Islamophobic perspective that criticizes Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, along with what the groups say is the Times’ failure to adequately address these crimes.-rh
|Take action: 71 days of hunger strike for imprisoned Palestinian journalist Al-Qeeq||Samidoun - Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq is facing a severe risk of stroke, warned his lawyer Ashraf Abu Sneineh on 2 February. He has lost a massive amount of weight, and there is evidence of damage to internal organs of his body, Abu Sneineh said.-rh
|Haifa Demo Thursday: Save Muhammad Al-Qiq ||message spread by email, in Hebrew, Arabic and English||2/2/2016|
|Tell AirBnB not to rent vacation homes on stolen Palestinian land || ||2/2/2016|
|Interviews done at the weekly East Jerusalem Sheikh Jarrah vigil||Abraham Weizfeld - The Struggle - In depth interviews with Sheikh Jarrah resident Mr. Jaffer and a Women in Black activist named Selie now transmitted on New England and NYC cable TV by `The Struggle`. The 2 interviews begin at 5:20. (NB: The preceding report on Syria is worth watching as well.)
|The Freedom March - Israelis and Palestinians March for Peace, Independence and Justice for Two Peoples||At the 1st Friday of the month, Israelis and Palestinians hold joint
marches against the occupation and for peace||2/2/2016|
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