Two 14-year-old Palestinian girls are the latest to be accused of attempting an attack on occupying Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in a Palestinian village. One girl was shot and is in serious condition, the other was arrested.
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A photo taken by the Christian Peacemaker Team shows Palestinian men being detained at a checkpoint in Hebron while Israeli soldiers take a group selfie.
Ma‘an reports, “Israeli authorities closed the Kerem Shalom crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel from Thursday for the end of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Head of the PA’s Crossings and Border Department, Nathmi Mhanna, told Ma‘an the crossing would be sealed until Sunday with the exception of fuel entering the besieged enclave.”
Hamas scored another victory on Wednesday at Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank, winning 25 seats in the university’s student elections. The university, considered the most liberal of all campuses in the West Bank, is seen as an indicator for the political climate across the West Bank.
For the second time in 16 months, Israelis arrested a renowned Palestinian astrophysicist, Imad Barghouti. The last time it was because of his Facebook posts, and an international campaign helped to free him over the issue of freedom of expression.
Israeli forces killed two Palestinians, a woman and a minor, Wednesday morning at Qalandia checkpoint in Jerusalem after the female threw knife at border officials, according to a preliminary Israeli police investigation.
Netanyahu claims that Israeli killings of Palestinians wielding knives are in self-defense and not extrajudicial executions. So why do Israelis treat a knife-wielding Jewish killer so differently?
Israeli photojournalist Miki Kratsman has documented the effects of Israel’s brutal occupation on Palestinian life for over three decades. Since 2011, he has uploaded over 6000 facial portraits to his ‘People I Met’ Facebook page. Taken over decades from all over Gaza and the West Bank, the faces are uploaded with just the date, location and Kratsman’s simple question: “What happened to the people in the photographs?”
A new report called, No Way to Treat a Child, compiled by Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), says the 440 children currently in military detention are the highest total since the Israeli army started issuing figures in 2008 and more than double the number from a year ago.
Last week more than 5,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in a massive outpouring of support for the Israeli soldier recently indicted on manslaughter charges for executing a wounded, immobile Palestinian man in Hebron. The rally included signs featuring the motto of the Nazi SS and was the latest example of the genocidal current running through Israeli society. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “I suggest that everyone lower the flames,” but Netanyahu himself has been stoking these flames since Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish opponent of the Oslo Accords.
Israeli security officials have announced the arrest of an alleged Jewish extremist cell said to be operating in the occupied West Bank, according to the Guardian. Three youths are sons of a rabbi at an illegal settlement.
Pronouncement by Netanyahu and cabinet on Israeli right to enter Area A shows Israel has abandoned two state program for a “one-state, two systems… apartheid” arrangement, Saeb Erekat of the PLO says
Abulhadi Hantash, a cartographer for the Palestinian Authority, has released a 2015 compilation of atrocities and abuses in the Hebron district of the Israeli occupation. 2014 was marked by settlement expansion, 2015 by extrajudicial executions.
Nada Elia says she keeps hearing that if BDS accomplishes its goals and Palestinians achieve their rights then Israel will disappear. But in the same way she cannot fathom how someone would claim that “there is no South Africa” after apartheid, she says the end of a Jewish supremacist state will not be an act of destruction, but a global victory for justice.
Israeli forces on Tuesday destroyed the unrecognized Bedouin community of al-Araqib in the Negev for the 97th time, amid a record-high wave of demolitions to be carried out by Israel this year. Al-Araqib resident Salim Abu Mdeighem told Ma‘an News that riot police from Israel’s Yasam unit raided the community before securing the entrance of two bulldozers that carried out the demolitions.
Dan Cohen reports from Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square where last night more than 5,000 Israelis gathered in in a massive outpouring of support for Elor Azarya, the Israeli soldier and French citizen who was recently indicted on manslaughter charges for executing a wounded, immobile Palestinian man on March 24 in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Cohen writes the rally was, “the largest public display of fascism since the last war on Gaza in 2014, when anti-war protesters were beaten in the streets. Among the sea of flags and signs, one read “My honor is loyalty” – the motto of the Nazi SS. Last night was the latest example of the genocidal current running through the Israeli right wing, one that has support from the grassroots to the Knesset.”
Today, a Jerusalem district court convicted the ringleader of the 2014 murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was abducted near his home in East Jerusalem and burned alive. The defendant, Yosef Haim Ben-David, 30, will be sentenced in the coming weeks. He along with two minors kidnapped Abu Khdeir and beat and killed the youth. The slaying prompted weeks of unrest and gained international prominence as a high-profile case of settler violence against Palestinians.
Antony Lowenstein talks with Amany Khalifa and Fayrouz Sharqawi from the organization Grassroots Jerusalem to discuss fighting Israeli occupation, media misrepresentation of Palestinians and the dangers of foreign funding for NGOs.
The detention by Palestinian Authority security forces of three Palestinians who allegedly planned to carry out an attack inside Israel this week brought renewed public criticism of the PA amid a slew of political disputes. The PA finds itself pitted between a need to appease the Israeli authorities through security coordination and the mass upheaval such coordination brings among political rivals and the wider public.
An Israeli soldier who shot a wounded Palestinian assailant to death in Hebron on March 24 was charged with manslaughter on Monday.
Ibrahim Baradiya, 50, was killed by Israeli soldiers in an alleged knife attack in occupied refugee camp, and after his body was returned to his family, Israelis said that was a mistake, going against Netanyahu’s policy
A fire started by Israeli forces during a botched operation to dentate explosives in a West Bank commercial zone quickly spread and burned a Palestinian government office, at least nine stores and an open-air market, in the early morning hours Thursday.
“When a midwife delivers an Arab baby she is asked ‘Did you bring us another terrorist?’ I heard it with my own ears”. Lena Kassem of Doctors for Human Rights on the segregation of Palestinians and Jews in Israeli hospitals.
The Hebron execution of a wounded Palestinian by an Israeli soldier wasn’t a murder, and wasn’t an error either. Because the Palestinian was considered a “terrorist.” An introduction to Israeli Newspeak
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Dan Cohen went to Jerusalem’s Zion Square to ask Israelis for their thoughts on Bernie Sanders, the Jewish-American presidential candidate. Nearly all of the Israelis he spoke to had strong dislike for Sanders, and many disparaged him, even disqualifying him as a Jew.