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News for 08-29-07

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 00:48:00 +0000

08-29-07 - Palestinian children die in blast Three Palestinian children have been killed after an Israeli tank shell hit northern Gaza, Palestinian doctors say.... Doctors said two boys aged 10 and 12 died of shrapnel wounds. A 12-year-old girl who was critically injured in the blast died also in hospital. 08-29-07 - Who's Killing American Soldiers in Iraq? by Philip Giraldi ** The Post's assertion that Iran is already at war with the U.S. has a familiar ring to it. It has already been used by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and was originally coined by the Israel lobby08-29-07 - Israeli forces wound 20 Palestinians in West Bank operation Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinians during a ground operation in northern West Bank town of Qalqilya on Wednesday, Palestinian medical sources said.08-29-07 - Israel did not keep one promise, says Fayyad Israel did not carry out even one move it committed to, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad charged on Wednesday, a day after the meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem.08-29-07 - Israeli forces kidnap 6 Palestinians from Abu Da'ef village in Jenin 08-29-07 - Abbas warns US peace meet could fail Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Wednesday that a US-sponsored Middle East peace conference to be held later this year could fail unless Israel agrees on a framework of core issues. 08-29-07 - Has Bush Boxed Himself In? by Patrick J. Buchanan ** Who is pushing for attacks on Iran? Israel and its lobby. Vice President Cheney. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who has been calling for air strikes on al-Quds camps for months. And a War Party facing lasting disgrace for having lied the country into an unnecessary war, and for having assured the American people it would be a "cakewalk." 08-29-07 - Seizing Israelis only way to free jailed Palestinians - Hamas 08-29-07 - Army demolishes tow homes in Qalqilia city The Israeli army invaded the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia and demolished two homes there on Wednesday morning.08-29-07 - Hamas parliament leader blames Fatah lawmakers on PLC slowdown Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), on Wednesday accused lawmakers from President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement of breaking down the parliament.08-29-07 - Palestinian worker chased to death by Israeli policemen Palestinian medical sources reported on Tuesday that a Palestinian worker died after he was chased by Israeli policemen, in Israel. The worker, Fahim Mustafa Hamdan, 45, died after attempting to hide in a yard totally exposed to the extreme summer heat.08-29-07 - aL-Aqsa Brigades: three members wounded by Hamas?s executive force 08-29-07 - U.S. coordinator plans five new Palestinian battalions in W. Bank A new plan by the U.S. security coordinator in the territories, General Keith Dayton, calls for the deployment of five new Palestinian battalions throughout the West Bank. The plan, whose aim is to bolster Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, requires the approval of Israel if arms and equipment are to be transferred for the new force, political sources in Jerusalem said yesterday. 08-29-07 - Russia sends aid to Palestinians 08-29-07 - Poll: 71% of Israelis want U.S. to strike Iran if talks fail ** 08-29-07 - Israeli hospital tries to protect Palestinian girl An Israeli rehabilitation centre is defying a government order to transfer a Palestinian girl paralyzed in an Israeli attack on militants to a hospital in the occupied West Bank. 08-29-07 - Israeli, Palestinian teens map out peace plan Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, meeting in Finland, put their names Wednesday to their own blueprint for Middle East peace, one that envisions two separate states and the eradication of terrorism. 08-29-07 - Israeli Says Hamas Is Training Hundreds Abroad Hamas has sent hundreds of its fighters abroad for military training, most of them to Iran, the Israeli Army?s deputy chief of staff says M[...]

News for 08-28-07

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 04:28:00 +0000

08-28-07 - Israeli army kills Palestinian in northern Gaza The army prevented ambulance workers from getting close to the fence to evacuate the body of Ra'ed al-Riffati, 34, who was lying near the beach, a few meters away from the border, Dr. Mu'awia Hassanin with the ambulance said.08-28-07 - Lieberman to Iran: Change regime Israel's strategic affairs minister urged Iranians to choose a more moderate government.08-28-07 - Hamas closes four private clinics in Gaza 08-28-07 - Executive Force issues a statement on Khan Younis Tuesday clashes The Hamas-formed Executive Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, issued a press release regarding the internal clashes that took place on Tuesday evening between members of the force and members of Zo?rob family, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.08-28-07 - Israeli settler runs over a Palestinian woman in Hebron Security Sources reported that an Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian woman in the old city of Hebron in the early hours of Monday morning.08-28-07 - Jordan dispatches medical aid to Palestinian hospitals The aid package, including medical drugs and equipment worth 250,000 Jordan Dinar (about 353,000 U.S. dollars), will be delivered to Al-Maqased Hospital in Jerusalem and to hospitals in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.08-28-07 - High court allows Modi'in Ilit residents to remain in Heftsiba apartments Tuesday's High Court ruling, however, stated that even though the temporary injunction against moving into the new buildings built on Palestinian-owned land remained in force, residents would not be evacuated for now. 08-28-07 - West Bank: Food parcels for Hebron families 08-28-07 - Bush lists 'vital' peace priorities 'Reforming' the entire Middle East (to suit Israel's interests) seems to be our interests.08-28-07 - Church of Nativity exiles may be granted reprieve 08-28-07 - U.S. delays aid screening plan A Bush administration plan to toughen screening for U.S. aid recipients was delayed while the government considered complaints by NGOs. 08-28-07 - Rice nudges Abbas, Olmert on final status Condoleezza Rice encouraged the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss final-status issues at their meeting this week. 08-28-07 - Israeli anger over holy site work Muslim authorities at al-Aqsa mosque, also venerated by Jews as the Temple Mount, are digging a 150-metre trench for water pipes and electricity cables. 08-28-07 - Olmert and Abbas hold talks on 'core issues' However, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said the two leaders did not discuss the issues in detail08-28-07 - Hebron: Hebron Update: 10-17 August 2007 08-28-07 - Two Palestinians kidnapped near Bethlehem 08-28-07 - Expansion of surveillance powers has groups fearing U.S. scrutiny The recent congressional expansion of surveillance powers, aimed ostensibly at terrorists abroad, has Jewish groups at home worried that their dealings with Israel could invite U.S. government scrutiny......The expansion of government powers comes as some Jewish groups already are upset at the FBI's surveillance of AIPAC and the ongoing prosecution of two former employees of the pro-Israel lobby......While ostensibly supporting the legislation, it is significant that the ADL, in the first sentence of the release, called for the legislation to be "carefully crafted." Really now.08-28-07 - Two Israelis shocked, a third wounded as a Palestinian shell lands on Sderot 08-28-07 - Palestinian govt closes scores of charities In an interview with several Palestinian newspapers published on Tuesday, prime minister Salam Fayyad said 103 associations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip had been ordered to close.08-28-07 - Palestinians bomb Hamas targets in Gaza Palestinian gunmen set off two bombs in Gaza City on Tuesday at separate locations belonging to forces of the Islamist group Hamas, causing damage but no casualties, local security officials said.08-28-07 - Hamas offi[...]

News for 08-27-07

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:49:00 +0000

08-27-07 - Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian farmer in Gaza Witnesses said the farmer whose identity was still unknown was shot as he was heading as usual to his farm east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, adding that his farm is near the borders with Israel.08-27-07 - P.A. police protect errant Israeli officer Palestinian Authority policemen protected an Israeli army officer who wandered into a West Bank city by accident.08-27-07 - Haniyya welcomes the statements of the French President The Prime Minister of the dissolved government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, from the Hamas party, welcomes on Monday the statements of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stated that he is willing to hold talks with Hamas, the Maan news agency reported.08-27-07 - Journalists in Bethlehem protest against attacks targeting reporters in Gaza Dozens of reporters and representatives of media outlets in the West Bank city of Bethlehem protesting on Monday in front of the Church of Nativity against attacks carried by the Executive Force members against protesters in the Gaza Strip.08-27-07 - EU Parliament to host Palestinians' rights meeting A UN panel meeting on the rights of Palestinians will take place at the premises of the European Parliament later this week, despite protests by Israel and some European Union parliamentarians, who claim the group organizing it has an anti-Israeli record, officials said Monday. 08-27-07 - Israel minister accuses Egypt of letting arms into Gaza 08-27-07 - The deposed Hamas government installs its own police forces 08-27-07 - Occupation bad for environment Toxic sewage from plants and sewage systems pouring into Palestinian agricultural and pasture areas are a routine matter. Local authorities abandon and neglect the handling of their pollutants as long as the result surfaces a few kilometers away, outside their municipal area. On the other end, Palestinian residents are left to deal with the pollution and filth. 08-27-07 - Israeli troops reinforce presence in northern Gaza Israeli army troops reinforced Sunday their presence in northern and eastern Gaza Strip by moving numerous tanks and armored vehicles into army posts in the areas, Palestinian media sources reported. 08-27-07 - Palestinians urge Israel to discuss final status Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cautioned on Monday that much had yet to be decided about holding a conference the United States hopes may relaunch Middle East peace talks in the coming months. 08-27-07 - Hamas to enforce media law amid crackdown Hamas said on Monday it planned to enforce a 12-year-old Palestinian press law designed to silence dissident journalists, amid a crackdown that has raised fierce protests from the local media. 08-27-07 - Al Mezan condemns Israel's denial of ID for 100,000 Palestinians Without an ID card, Palestinians' movement between Gazaand the West Bank, or leaving either, is impossible. The origins of the problem go back to the 1948 war and the expulsion of Palestinian refugees. 08-27-07 - Hamas chief says Mideast conference doomed to fail 08-27-07 - Resident dies of wounds sustained in Israel invasion to Khan Younis two weeks ago The resident was identified as Mohammad Asfour, 25. He suffered serious wounds as fragments of one of the missiles fired by the army directly hit him in several parts of his body. 08-27-07 - THE BEDOUIN OF ISRAEL BBC Documentary this week....For about two years now, the Israeli government has been carrying out an unwritten policy of wiping from the face of the earth entire villages of Bedouins in the Negev. 08-27-07 - Turkey: 'Israel must get US Jews to back down' While senior Israeli government officials said Sunday that Israel was trying to explain to Turkey that it did not control the American Jewish organizations, Tan did not accept that argument. "On some issues there is no such thing as 'Israel cannot deliver?'" he said, adding that this was one of those issues. 08-27-07 - Mediat[...]

News for 08-26-07

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:55:00 +0000

08-26-07 - Palestinian baby dies after crossing Gaza An ill one-year-old Palestinian baby died on Sunday after crossing into Israel from the Gaza Strip to receive treatment for a heart condition, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said. Ibrahim Abu Nahel died after waiting for hours to enter Israel at the Erez border crossing with Gaza, Muawiya Abu Hassanin, the director of the Palestinian ambulance service, told AFP.08-26-07 - Hebron Update, 1-9 August, 2007 A CPT delegation arrived in Hebron. Harris and Lynes took them up Worshippers'Way ("Haretij Jaber") and then to the "occupied house." They then went to TelRumeida via Shuhada Street. An Israeli youth threatened to throw stones at themnear Abraham's Well. As the group descended towards Duboyya Street, Israeliwomen spat at them. Israelis then attacked a Palestinian mother and child. Israeli soldiers restored calm.08-26-07 - Bethlehem mayor angers Jews BETHLEHEM Mayor Victor Batarseh yesterday attacked Israel and angered members of Australia's Jewish community within hours of arriving in Sydney - just as Australian immigration officials in the Middle East warned would occur if he was granted a visa.08-26-07 - Dark side of Jewish dream historians say that much of the JNF's almost 3000-square kilometres of real estate was not legitimately purchased from its legal owners. At the birth of the state the JNF had only purchased less than 1000 sq kms of land from willing sellers, but Prime Minister David Ben Gurion then hurriedly and illegally sold it another 2000 sq kms which had been seized from native Arab owners displaced by the fighting or by military orders. Ben Gurion's aim was to block any possible implementation of a recent United Nations resolution calling on Israel to allow the displaced Arabs to return to their homes and property in the new Jewish state. Ethnic cleansing based on supremacism.08-26-07 - Peace Now: W. Bank roads being paved to tune of NIS 315 million At least six roads or parts of roads are currently being paved in the West Bank for the benefit of settlers, at a cost of at least NIS 315 million, according to a new report by Peace Now. 08-26-07 - Gazans Allowed Out to Resume Lives, Studies Abroad 08-26-07 - Ban on truckloads of paper set to hit Gaza schools "Some 200,000 children will go into our classrooms on 1 September, and won't have the books they need," John Ging, the Gaza director of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, told IRIN.08-26-07 - Palestinian factions shell Israeli targets around Gaza The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, announced it launched two home-made rockets into southern Israel Sunday morning.08-26-07 - Face-to-face with top Hamas leader in secret location "Hamas changed a lot and great efforts have been made to conform with the realistic positions of Palestinians and Arabs. When Hamas says with other Palestinians forces that we demand for a Palestinian country as the border was back in 1967. Isn't this a development change?" he said.08-26-07 - Delays at checkpoints challenged The report showed that 73% of Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances were denied entry into east Jerusalem in 2007. The report also showed that in the majority of cases, ambulances which were allowed entry had still been delayed at checkpoints from anywhere between one to six hours.08-26-07 - Donald Macintyre: The decision to prevent the Palestinian Under-19 team from playing in Britain is a blow While the letter sent to the players did not say so, British officials have said - to among others Rod Cox, the enterprising Chester businessman who runs Chester and Palestine Exchange and whose brainchild the visit was - that the grinding poverty of Gaza was one of the reasons for the ban. The calculation, according to one official, was that given the lack of opportunity in Gaza at present, and the fact that the players were themselves unmarried and therefore wi[...]

News for 08-25-07

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 00:35:00 +0000

08-25-07 - Israelis kill seven Palestinians Palestinian officials said two teenage boys were also killed by Israeli troops in an unrelated incident in Gaza. Medical officials said the two were civilians aged 15 and 16, who were shot close to an Israeli observation post near the town of Beit Lahiya. 08-25-07 - Israeli forces kill an Islamic Jihad leader 08-25-07 - Arab group: We're behind Galilee murder Ahmad Khatib, who was shot to death by a security guard in Jerusalem two weeks ago after seizing another guard's weapon, was behind another attack ? the killing of an Upper Nazareth resident some six weeks ago ? the Arab-Israeli Free People of the Galilee organization said Saturday. 08-25-07 - Israeli soldiers attack head of the Islamic movement and chief of Islamic Justice, in Jerusalem Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday evening Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic movement in Israel, and Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, Chief Islamic Justice and the Mufti of Jerusalem, as Sheikh Sabri was holding a charitable dinner on the rooftop of one of the Palestinian houses in Jerusalem.08-25-07 - Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories: ICRC activities July 2007 08-25-07 - Training Course for Cadres of Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture 08-25-07 - Abbas opposes exchange of populated territory with Israel Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he opposes the exchange of populated territory between Israel and the PA within the framework of a peace deal. 08-25-07 - Hamas leader gives interview 08-25-07 - Mubarak says Mideast peace summit lacks framework A Middle East peace conference called by U.S. President George W. Bush lacks a framework, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was quoted as saying on Saturday. 08-25-07 - Palestinian journalists protest against Hamas Dozens of Palestinian journalists protested in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday against what they called aggression by the Islamist Hamas movement against their Gaza colleagues. 08-25-07 - Abducted Israeli soldier is healthy: Hamas chief 08-25-07 - Lebanese army resumes raids on refugee camp The Lebanese army resumed its air raids and shelling of militants holed up at Nahr al-Bared on Saturday after evacuating the last remaining civilians from the battered refugee camp. 08-25-07 - 'Academic freedom' as a weapon 08-25-07 - Nashville family trapped in Gaza for weeks allowed to leave 08-25-07 - Jewish Hebron marketplace heir is against settlers He wants the marketplace to revert to the Palestinians who made use of it from the 1930s to 1994, when Israel forced them to shut down the shops after Baruch Goldstein, from nearby Kiryat Arba, killed 29 Palestinians as they prayed in a mosque attached to Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs. 08-25-07 - Civilians evacuated from Lebanon camp released by army 08-25-07 - The girl who urges children to fight Israel ... with clean teeth Israeli groups have cited Saraa as an example of how Hamas breeds hatred of Israel, but her producer, Samir Abu Mosen, says it is not television but growing up with Israeli violence that radicalises Palestinian children.08-25-07 - UN extends Lebanon peace force 08-25-07 - From EAPPI: Settler with Automatic Rifle Threatens Internationals and Shepherds 08-25-07 - Arabs here to stay The notion known as "population exchange," a term that aims to conceal the transfer principle inherent in disengaging from the Wadi Ara region and handing it over to the Palestinian Authority, has again been placed on the public agenda. 08-25-07 - Colored People to the Back of the Bus [...]

News for 08-24-07

Sat, 25 Aug 2007 20:46:00 +0000

08-24-07 - 4 Palestinian die in clashes with Israel 08-24-07 - Israeli boy killed in Border Police raid in West Bank The boy, Mahmoud Ibrahim Karnawi, lived in Rahat with his parents - a divorced Palestinian woman who remarried an Israeli Arab, according to relatives. 08-24-07 - More War on the Horizon ** Israel cannot finish off the Palestinians until Hezbollah is destroyed. An Israeli attack on Syria while the US attacks Iran would leave Hezbollah without supplies in the face of a new Israeli attack......The agenda unfolding before our eyes may be the neoconservative/Israeli/Cheney plan to rid the Middle East of any check to Israeli territorial expansion. It sure the hell is.08-24-07 - Hamas detains journalists at Gaza rally 08-24-07 - Abbas denies reports of Gaza-West Bank passage proposal The office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday denied earlier reports featured in Israeli media sources that a route of safe passage between the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been proposed by the Israeli administration as part of land-swap deal.08-24-07 - Israelis deny killing Hamas man 08-24-07 - Hamas opens fire at Fatah rally Witnesses say the gunmen opened fire when demonstrators started hurling rocks at a former Fatah compound, now occupied by Hamas forces. 08-24-07 - MKs to initiate bill to evacuate area near Negev industrial zone Should the initiative become law, it would mean that seven unrecognized Bedouin villages would need to be demolished.08-24-07 - Paralysed Gaza girl faces uncertain future 08-24-07 - Israeli warships attack northern Gaza Strip 08-24-07 - Lawmakers return to U.S. and pledge tougher Iran sanctions U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who led a trip to Israel last week involving 18 members of Congress, told JTA that Israeli leaders depicted the Iran issue as most urgent. The delegation met with Israel's prime minister, foreign minister, defense minister, opposition leader and president. "All of us came back with a renewed sense of the importance of dealing with Iran, of the dangers that a nuclear armed Iran would pose to the region and the international community," Hoyer said. "There is a sense that Ahmadinejad is one of the few world leaders who expresses the possibility of the elimination of another sovereign nation -- Israel -- and hopes to eliminate from the Middle East the United States of America."....The American Israel Public Affairs Committee welcomed the accelerated push for tougher sanctions on Iran. Thus does the AMERICAN Congress recieve its orders from and do the bidding of: ISRAEL. It's treason.08-24-07 - Brutal army procedures at the Al Hamra checkpoint 08-24-07 - Columnist presents biased depiction of Israel The idea that Israel is a country based on love is hard to swallow in light of the historical truth that it was created through the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of indigenous Arabs of their homeland. 08-24-07 - Irish slated over anti-Israel funds Israeli diplomats are preparing to raise with the Irish government a report claiming that it is funding, to the tune of around £600,000, the activities of British and Palestinian non-governmental organisations ? some of which are running campaigns aimed at ?demonising? Israel and supporting boycott moves .08-24-07 - Hebron settlers mull setting up own state There has even been casual talk in Hebron ? where 600 Jews live in the midst of 30,000 Palestinians and other settlements ? of the ?State of Judea?, an alternative to Israeli rule in the event of a mass withdrawal from the settlements.08-24-07 - Peaceful protest in Al Walaja village faces down massive army presence Al Walaja, like other Palestinian villages in the outskirts of Bethlehem, stands to lose some 50% of its land to make way for expanding Israeli settlements, the route of the annexation wall and the construction of a new settlers[...]

News for 08-23-07

Sat, 25 Aug 2007 04:16:00 +0000

08-23-07 - One palestinian dies in Israeli attack In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Israeli jet fighters targeted the Al Sahja'eya neighborhood, north of Gaza city, killing one Palestinian and injuring 08-23-07 - Palestinian killed in Israeli air raid on Gaza A Palestinian activist was killed and four other Palestinians were injured late Thursday in an Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip, a medical source said.08-23-07 - Qassam hits Sderot house; 2 women suffer from anxiety 08-23-07 - Britain bans Gaza football team A Palestinian football team has been banned from playing in Britain, because officials apparently believe they will not return to Gaza.08-23-07 - Israeli airstrike wounds 5 Palestinians in southern Gaza 08-23-07 - Israeli army starts demolishing Palestinian homes in Tubas Israeli military bulldozers started to demolish homes and residencies in Krebet Homsa in the Jordan valley to the east of Tubas in the West Bank on Thursday morning.08-23-07 - Dirty hypodermic needle infects Palestinian prisoner with disease 08-23-07 - Three Israeli soldiers injured in West Bank 08-23-07 - Israeli soldiers kidnap 10 Palestinian civilians, while settlers attack homes in Hebron district 08-23-07 - Israeli army opens fire on farmers in Beit Hanoun Israeli troops, positioned on the borders of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, have opened heavy gunfire on Palestinian farmers while they were toiling on the ground on Thursday at midday. 08-23-07 - Israeli army demolishes home in Salfit 08-23-07 - Army Invades Jenin and Surrounding Villages 08-23-07 - Presidency spokesperson: "We will not accept a state with provisional borders" 08-23-07 - Hamas denounces Palestinian security for passing information to Israel The Islamic Resistance Movement ( Hamas) denounced on Thursday that it had found evidences that showed Palestinian security apparatuses spied on Hamas and provided the information to Israel and the United States under the pretext of fighting terrorism.08-23-07 - Hamas leader condemns Islamist charity blacklist Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday slammed a U.S. decision to blacklist a major Gaza charity as an attempt to weaken the Islamist group after it seized control of the coastal region.08-23-07 - Hamas troops to be turned into main police force 08-23-07 - Oily legacy of war mars Lebanon coast 08-23-07 - A Boycott Of Israel: Something Has Changed what Nelson Mandela has called "the greatest moral issue of the age" refuses to be buried in the dust. For every BBC voice that strains to equate occupier with occupied, thief with victim, for every swarm of emails from the fanatics of Zion to those who invert the lies and describe the Israeli state's commitment to the destruction of Palestine, the truth is more powerful now than ever.08-23-07 - Offer to help Christian asylum seekers facing deportation from Israel Mark Regev, of the Israeli foreign ministry, responded that it is Israel's right to expel the Sudanese. "People who cross into Israel illegally can be sent back. That is part of international law," he said. What would Israel know about international law, particularly when it comes to crossing over (and 'settling') the territory of others? Hypocrisy.08-23-07 - Israel to buy advanced Patriot missiles 08-23-07 - Journal: About the Combatants for Peace Meeting in Shufa 08-23-07 - The Flying Checkpoint street theatre project at the Edinburgh Festival! 08-23-07 - Palestinians: 28 fires in 18 months spell harassment A few months ago, brothers Mahmoud and Raji Sabatin were astonished to find they were being billed by the fire department for putting out fires on their property. And not only on their property; the bill also included fire-fighting services in the city park.08-23-07 - Japan's "economic posture" in the Middle East 08-23-07 - Cluste[...]

News for 08-22-07

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 01:46:00 +0000

08-22-07 - U.N. "concerned" Israel hasn't done more for Abbas Williams, who will leave his U.N. post in September to serve as Middle East envoy to the new British prime minister, said "meltdown is too strong" of a word to describe the economic situation in Gaza but that conditions were deteriorating. "We do not see how that can be changed short of the opening of additional crossing points, and in particular Karni," Williams said, referring to the commercial crossing that served as Gaza's economic lifeline.08-22-07 - Peres hails new opportunity to make peace Shimon Peres, Israel's president, said yesterday he saw a "real opportunity" to make peace with the Palestinians and highlighted progress on both political and economic agreements ahead of further talks to be held in the US this autumn.08-22-07 - Palestinian president condemns Israeli military escalation in Gaza The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation in Gaza Strip, saying the recent attacks raise doubts about the Israeli government's peace intentions.08-22-07 - Israel proposes W. Bank-Gaza route in land swap Israel has proposed that safe passage for the Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip be included in an exchange of territory with the Palestinians in the framework of the agreement of principles now being formulated ahead of the upcoming regional summit. 08-22-07 - U.S. policing Israeli commitment to stop pursuing Fatah men 08-22-07 - Officer to pay for killing W. Bank teen Koretzky ordered the two boys to go into their house, which they did. The crowd of boys remained at the scene. Koretzky fired one bullet toward Zayid's home, which struck and killed the teen, who was in the living room. 08-22-07 - Gaza power plant back online after EU resumes aid Gaza's only power plant went back online on Wednesday after the European Union resumed paying for fuel supplies, ending days of blackouts after moves to ensure Hamas would not benefit from the aid. 08-22-07 - Ex-Fatah fighter in battle for justice after daughter killed by Israeli police Abir was with her sister and two friends after buying chocolate at a grocery shop having just finished a maths exam. One of the friends, 12-year-old Abrar Abu Qweida said an Israeli Jeep passed them in the opposite direction and she noticed a gun protruding from the rear.Moments later, she said, she heard a loud bang and like Abir's sister Arin, 11, hunched her shoulders in an instinctive reaction. She said that Abir fell forward. A boy who helped to take Abir into her nearby school handed the Israeli legal rights agency Yesh Din a rubber bullet he said he found under her body.08-22-07 - Palestinian mother and her two daughters kidnapped from Al Khadir village near Bethlehem 08-22-07 - Hamas slams P.A security for barring it from carrying social activities The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, stated on Wednesday that the Palestinian Security forces are barring it from carrying social activities in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank08-22-07 - Palestinian factions fire rockets into Israeli targets 08-22-07 - Israeli naval forces arrest eight Palestinian fishermen "The watercrafts and the helicopters have suddenly opened fire at the boats," al-Najjar said, adding that seven boats could flee towards the beach but the helicopters and the gunboats shelled them.08-22-07 - W. Bank-based Palestinian gov't to draft three-year plan of reform 08-22-07 - Israel prevents Palestinians from going to the Dead Sea The reason for the prevention, apparently, is to enable Israelis to use the recreational sites without Palestinians present.08-22-07 - Palestinian Security forces kidnap 9 Hamas members Palestinian Security forces of Fatah kidnapped 9 Hamas members from different parts of the West Bank on Wednesday morning.08-22-[...]

News for 08-21-07

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:10:00 +0000

08-21-07 - Children killed at Gaza border claim Palestinians 08-21-07 - Israel kills three militants and two boys in Gaza 08-21-07 - Hamas warns Israel against harming al-Aqsa mosque Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Tuesday warned the Israeli government against continuing excavations beneath the al-Aqsa holy mosque in Jerusalem. 08-21-07 - Gaza-bound aid unusable after a year on Egypt border Around 80 tonnes of medical aid destined for the Gaza Strip have become unusable after being held up at the border with Egypt for more than a year, a security source at the frontier said.08-21-07 - Gaza fuel shortage: Your views Yesterday I had to throw all my food away. I had had a lot in my fridge freezer but it all went to waste. And because there is no electricity there is no water. It cannot be pumped. Unless you have a generator. 08-21-07 - Cigarette ends found in prison food 08-21-07 - Blackout over for Gaza as EU agrees to resume oil shipments 08-21-07 - MIDEAST: When the Occupation Gets Really Filthy ?The Israeli military came inside the valley and cut about 50 apricot and walnut trees since May. And now, they are coming to cut more trees. This is all because of what they are building through this land ? my land. Here, they are building a sewage channel to run raw sewage through this valley collected from four Israeli settlements near here.? .....Elsewhere across the West Bank, Palestinian villagers are facing land confiscation as illegal settlement colonies expand and tumble down hillsides. Some are watching as crops and orchards become poisoned and contaminated from raw sewage being actively pumped into their land from the sewage treatment facilities inside Israeli settlements.08-21-07 - Soldiers kidnap two residents though their names were dropped from its ?wanted list? 08-21-07 - Islamic-Christian front: ?Israel is still carrying attacks against the Al Aqsa Mosque? 08-21-07 - Al Mezan Center calls on the international community to protest the Palestinian civilians The Al Mezan Center For Human Rights issued on Tuesday a press release calling on the International Community to act in order to protect the Palestinian civilians from the ongoing Israeli military attacks against them.08-21-07 - Palestinian health officials value King's order to send medical supplies to Gaza hospitals Palestinian health officials on Tuesday hailed His Majesty King Abdullah's directives to send relief aids including medical supplies particularly to AL-Shefa'a Hospital in Gaza Strip.08-21-07 - Hamas attacks Israel with 25 mortar shells Hamas said that the mortar attacks came as a revenge for killing six of its militants in an air strike on Monday east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip. 08-21-07 - UK 'hypocrisy' over Palestine soccer ban The anti-poverty charity War on Want today condemned the British government's decision to refuse visas to a team of Palestinian footballers due to play a series of matches in England. 08-21-07 - Peace now asks Israeli army to reveal cost of settler removal Israeli media sources have reported that Peace Now has requested the Israeli army reveal the financial cost of the recent removal of illegal settlers from several areas in the West Bank.08-21-07 - Two Palestinian prisoners launch appeal to save lives 08-21-07 - Power shortages threaten sewage treatment If power and fuel shortages continue, a major sewage treatment plant in the Gaza Strip will be unable to operate, causing public health risks, a water and sanitation official said. 08-21-07 - Second PLC deputy head resigns 08-21-07 - Bedouins demand improved access to health care A new legal petition to Israel?s High Court demands the state connect 11 primary health care clinics in the unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Negev de[...]

News for 08-20-07

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:21:00 +0000

08-20-07 - Six killed in Israeli strike on Gaza Israeli planes today struck a car in the Gaza strip, killing six Hamas militants, Palestinian officials said today.08-20-07 - Gazans face the progressive collapse of their economy Arnold Vercken, WFP Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, has warned of a progressive collapse of the Gazan economy as a result of border restrictions and a breakdown of services. Kirstie Campbell reports. 08-20-07 - Israeli army wounds three Palestinians in southern Gaza Israeli army shot and wounded on Sunday morning three Palestinians, said to be resistance fighters, in southern Gaza Strip.08-20-07 - Hamas forced to commit to electricity revenue checks The European Commission has demanded guarantees that Hamas would not " divert" electricity revenues before ending an increasingly critical shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents without power for four days. 08-20-07 - Israel to PA: Give W. Bank welfare or Hamas will win The Palestinian Authority must establish a strong welfare system in the West Bank to win elections and gain more support than Hamas, according to a plan formulated by a senior Israeli official. The reverse was precisely why Hamas was so popular in Gaza for so long.08-20-07 - Hamas vows revenge after six of its members killed in Gaza Al-Qassam Brigades, armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement, Monday vowed to take revenge on Israel for the killing of its six members by an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza Strip.08-20-07 - Egypt to continue supplying electricity to Gazans 08-20-07 - Egypt backs Palestinian demand to tackle all aspects at U.S.-proposed meeting 08-20-07 - Three residents injured, one kidnapped in an invasion to Nablus 08-20-07 - Jerusalemites stripped of residency rights Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem are being stripped of their rights at an alarmingly high rate, according to newly-released statistics.08-20-07 - Al Haq, Popular Campaign Against the Wall met with international diplomats in Ramallah The Al Haq Intuition, which is active in defending Human Rights, and the Popular Campaign Against the Wall, held on Monday a meeting with several representatives of international diplomatic missions in Ramallah, in the northern part of the West Bank, and informed them on the latest conditions in the Jordan Valley as Israeli continue to implement its plans which aim at removing the Palestinian residents from that area.08-20-07 - Policewoman booted for alleged abuse The brief film shows three Palestinians on a donkey cart approach the IDF checkpoint. After an inaudible verbal exchange, the policewoman is seen hitting two of the Palestinians. 08-20-07 - Israeli army storms several areas in the West Bank, 8 Palestinians abducted 08-20-07 - ILA leasing Arab-owned land in Jerusalem to Ateret Cohanim The Israel Lands Administration (ILA) is working together with the Ateret Cohanim association to wrest from Palestinian landowners control of 30 dunams (7.5 acres) of land in East Jerusalem and to transfer it to the association without a tender. Such is the claim outlined in a petition submitted two weeks ago to the High Court of Justice, and appearing in documents which Haaretz has received. 08-20-07 - Hamas says Israeli-Palestinian talks meaningless unless it approves 08-20-07 - U.S.-backed campaign against Hamas expands to charities 08-20-07 - ?We will replant these trees again? Artas, however, is also located close to the ever-expanding Gush Etzion settlement bloc and the route of the Wall. Last year, construction started on the hills surrounding Artas. In May this year, inhabitants discovered with concerns that the bulldozers were moving increasingly down, in the direction of the valley. The first[...]

News for 08-19-07

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 20:56:00 +0000

08-19-07 - Islamic Jihad says it fired 2 rockets into Israel The armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Holy War), al-Quds Brigades, claimed responsibility on Sunday for launching two homemade rockets from the Gaza Strip into the southern Israeli town of Sderout. 08-19-07 - Palestinian parliament member threats to resign A member of the Palestinian parliament presidency threatened to resign on Sunday to protest the failure of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) to convene since a long time. 08-19-07 - Gaza blacks out as border row blocks oil supply European donors, who used to foot the bill as part of an international aid programme, said they had decided not to continue to do so. A statement issued by the European Commission's Tel Aviv office said: "We're reassessing this operation in order to see how to proceed. A decision will be made in the near future."08-19-07 - Stolen drinking water fills swimming pool Residents of a West Bank settlement have cut the water supply of a nearby Palestinian village, rerouting the pipes to fill a swimming pool.08-19-07 - W. Bank-based Palestinian official blames Hamas for Gaza power cuts 08-19-07 - PLO denies negotiations with Israel 08-19-07 - Israeli special forces wound three Palestinian gunmen in Gaza Three Palestinian militants were wounded in clashes with an Israeli undercover force in southeast Gaza Strip, medical sources said on Sunday.08-19-07 - Palestinians Prevented from Accessing Their Land Despite High Court Ruling 08-19-07 - Al Mezan Center demands a probe into the death of a Gaza resident The Al Mezan Center of Human Rights issued a press release on Sunday demanding a probe into the death of a Palestinian resident who went missing last week, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and his body was found on Sunday morning bearing torture marks and a gunshot injury.08-19-07 - Soldiers abuse a patient near Jenin as he was heading to hospital in Ramallah for surgery 08-19-07 - Israel: report on amnesty for Palestinians untrue 08-19-07 - US to send trainers for Palestinian Presidential Guard The United States will soon send trainers to help the Palestinian Presidential Guard improve its security capabilities, the US State Department said Sunday in a statement. 08-19-07 - Iran? That's your problem ** All these goodies were meant to sweeten one simple fact: the United States is not planning to launch a military attack against Iran and is telling its allies in the region: We'll give you arms, and won't forget to encourage you. Good luck against Iran. Billions of dollars later and thousands of American soldiers dead, at some point Israel needs to learn to fight its own battles.08-19-07 - Palestinian and International peace activists plant trees in isolated village 08-19-07 - Palestinian parliament deputy speaker urges Abbas to form new gov't 08-19-07 - Troops invade Nablus, two of its refugee camps Palestinian sources in Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank reported on Sunday at dawn that Israeli troops, supported by armored vehicles, invaded the city, its Balata and Al Ein refugee camps, and exchanged fire with resistance fighters.08-19-07 - Local family reunited as Giffords helps four get back from Gaza 08-19-07 - Child star gets militants' message to kids 08-19-07 - Lebanese bomb camp in bid to flush out Islamists Troops on Sunday bombarded the north Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in a bid to smash underground bunkers sheltering Fatah al-Islam fighters, who killed two more soldiers at the weekend. 08-19-07 - Soldiers Get Rough With Protesters in Umm Salamuna 08-19-07 - European Jewish body regrets calls for a dialogue with Hamas The European Jewish Congress said it is [...]

News for 08-18-07

Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:37:00 +0000

08-18-07 - Palestinian militant dies after West Bank clashes Mahmud Ashur Darwish, 25, suffered head wounds after a gunfight with Israeli forces in Kafr Dan near the town of Jenin on Friday. His comrade Nur Marai, 19, was killed outright in the clashes, which also wounded eight other Palestinians.08-18-07 - Palestinian shot dead on Gaza-Israel border The Palestinian source named the victim as Mohammed Abid, a 17-year-old male civilian from El-Bureij refugee camp, and said he was not involved in armed activity.08-18-07 - One Palestinian Killed and another wounded as Israeli army opens fire in eastern Gaza Palestinian medical sources said that three Palestinians, seen collecting antiquities near a garbage collection plant in the Johr Eldik village, were fired by the Israeli army forces, just close to the Gaza-border line. The sources identified the dead as Nezar Raji, 20, of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip. 08-18-07 - West Bank poverty spawns child beggars With unemployment in the West Bank topping 25 percent, the children often become their families' main breadwinners.08-18-07 - 5 Palestinian infiltrators caught near Gaza fence IDF troops arrested 5 Palestinian infiltrators near the Gaza Strip security fence Saturday, Army Radio reported08-18-07 - Military checkpoint and roadblocs impedes development of several aid projects in Beit Fourik 08-18-07 - Israel allows Gaza fuel delivery The territory relies on Israel for fuel but Israel says it stopped regular deliveries for security reasons. 08-18-07 - Israel is 'flag of Satan', Iranian President says 08-18-07 - Palestinian woman, Israeli soldier wounded in West Bank clashes An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian woman were wounded in the West Bank city of Nablus Saturday morning as Israel granted an amnesty to more Palestinian activists. Clashes erupted between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army when it stormed al-Ein and Balata refugee camps. The 30-year-old woman was injured by shrapnel in the head, medical sources said. 08-18-07 - Women forced into sex slavery in Ramallah In an unprecedented incident, an Israeli teen was forced to work as a prostitute in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, an Israeli media website reported on Friday.08-18-07 - 'More wanted Palestinians to be pardoned' 08-18-07 - Salah: Israel wants to divide Al-Aqsa between Jews, Muslims The head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch, Sheikh Ra'ad Salah, said on Saturday that Israel is trying to forcibly divide the Al-Aqsa mosque between Jews and Muslims, Israel Radio reported. 08-18-07 - Five injured, among them journalists, at the weekly non-violent protest of Bil'in 08-18-07 - Haniya urges Abbas to hold early elections among PLO body - Summary Meanwhile, Bahar called for a professional committee to investigate the circumstances that surrounded the death of President Yasser Arafat in 2004. 08-18-07 - Detainees facing harsh conditions, prepare for hunger strike Palestinian detainees in Petah Tikva Israeli interrogation center threatened to hold a hunger strike if the Israeli authorities continues to place them in solitary and continues to place them under harsh conditions which are affecting them mental and health conditions.08-18-07 - Hamas rejects PA's right to make concessions to Israel 08-18-07 - Abbas sacks Hamas public servants 08-18-07 - Al-Faraheen's victims of Israeli pretexts "Fifteen dunums [four acres] of tomatoes along with 400 meters of irrigation pipes were crushed by the Israeli tanks during the invasion into our area, where myself and two other partners make our living," says Samir al-Naqa, a local farmer in the al-Faraheen area.08-18-07 - IDF: Palestinian civilians have no b[...]

News for 08-17-07

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 23:04:00 +0000

08-17-07 - Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in West Bank raid Palestinian security officials said that a gun battle broke out between Israeli troops and local gunmen in the village of Kafr Dan. One gunman and a 16-year-old boy were killed.08-17-07 - Mother's deportation stalled Maha Dakar will stay in the United States for at least 18 months while Congress decides whether to permanently halt deportation proceedings against her.....She and her husband, Bassam Garadah, are here legally but are in an immigration limbo because, as Palestinians, they are considered "stateless." 08-17-07 - Fuel block hits Gaza power supplies "For two days we have not received fuel," the chairman of the Gaza Generating Company, Rafik Malikha, told a press conference today. "The Israeli side is preventing vehicles from approaching the crossing."08-17-07 - Israeli court refuses to release head of a detainees? society The Ofer Israeli military court refused on Friday an appeal to release Mohammad Bisharat, head of the Nafha Society for Defending the Detainees Rights and Human Rights.08-17-07 - Hamas says security devices barred it from holding festival in Jenin 08-17-07 - The Al Quds brigades vows retaliation to the Jenin invasion The Al Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, vowed fierce retaliation to the Friday Israeli military invasion to Kafer Dan village, near Jenin, where two Palestinians were killed and several others were injured.08-17-07 - Non-governmental institutions facing real financial crisis Borhan Al Sa?ady, official spokesperson of the National Committee for non-governmental institutions in Palestine, stated on Friday that several unions and NGO?s are facing real financial crises which are obstructing their work in rebuilding the Palestinians society by establishing projects which supports the Palestinian economy.08-17-07 - Former combatants will discuss Mideast peace 08-17-07 - Khalid: ?practices of the Executive Force must be condemned and stopped? Taiseer Khalid, member of the executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), slammed the practices of the Hamas-controlled executive force in the Gaza Strip, and described the force as ?fascist militias?.08-17-07 - Olmert, Abbas talks hit snag on refugee problem 08-17-07 - Line of hope links Palestinians and Israelis 08-17-07 - Obama praises Israel aid hike Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) welcomed a hike in defense assistance to Israel. Stoolie.08-17-07 - Ellison joins anti-Semitism task force The only Muslim member of Congress has joined its anti-Semitism task force.08-17-07 - Ankara upbeat on start of Israel-Syria talks Turkish officials trying to jumpstart peace talks between Syria and Israel have sounded hopeful as they have said they were encouraged by recent statements by Syrian and Israeli decision-makers, and described Syrian President Bashar Assad's recent statements on the chance of resuming negotiations as particularly positive.08-17-07 - Most settlements lie east of fence, most settlers west The settlements west of the fence, which are expected to be annexed to Israel if an agreement is reached, have grown by a total of 11,338 residents between June 2006 and July 2007.08-17-07 - Tulkarm Struggles Against the Wall, Settlements and Israeli Chemical Factories The Tulkarm area covers the city of Tulkarm and 31 villages in its surrounding areas. In this area live approximately 180,000 inhabitants. About 45,000 live in the city itself, 18,000 live the larger refugee camp and 8,000 in the smaller camp. Tulkarm is only 13 km away from the Mediterranean Sea by [...]

News for 08-16-07

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 03:41:00 +0000

08-16-07 - Palestinian wells, homes destroyed in West Bank Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, in the northeastern part of the West Bank, had their worst fears confirmed over the past week when Israeli forces demolished homes and wells in small villages in the area, following through on previously issued orders. 08-16-07 - In Gaza: from infighting to poverty, people are the victims 08-16-07 - Israeli military court extends remand of a Fateh legislator 08-16-07 - Hebron: The Game of "Stealing Home" Many people have to leave their homes for several years at a time for businessor family reasons. Few people fear that, in the interim, squatters will breakinto their homes and eventually produce papers giving them ownership that afriendly court will uphold. What a nightmare! Yet this happensall-too-frequently in Hebron, its surrounding towns and throughout the Israel-occupied territories. Here is one such case.08-16-07 - Hebron: UPDATE: Hebron Update: 23-31 July 2007 08-16-07 - Hebron reflection:"Evictions and colsures: Good news and bad news" For Palestinians living under occupation, both "good news" and "bad news" havesignaled land confiscation, closures, house demolition, and restriction ofmovement. For Palestinians no news at all is often better than either good newsor bad news.08-16-07 - Fayad issues conditions for Palestinian peace deal Hamas has to renounce "any and all" claims to govern Gaza before there can be any reconciliation between the Palestinian factions, Salam Fayad, the Prime Minister of the two-month-old emergency Palestinian administration in Ramallah, said yesterday. 08-16-07 - Attorney general arrested in Gaza Hamas forces have briefly detained the Palestinian attorney general in the Gaza Strip, officials say. 08-16-07 - Army bulldoze trees in a village near Bethlehem Witnesses said that the attacked forest consists of 2200 trees and belongs to Crimasan catholic convent and winery. the Israeli army plans to bullied a section of the illegal wall there.08-16-07 - Israeli soldiers take two children from their father in West Bank Eyewitnesses in the village of Beit Oula, south of Hebron in southern West Bank said that Israeli military vehicles stormed into a house in the village, taking two children from their Palestinian father to be given to their Jewish Israeli mother.08-16-07 - How has the Hamas government dealt with the Executive Force attacks on Palestinian Journalists? 08-16-07 - Balad MK blames Barak for death of Palestinian at roadblock Physicians for Human Rights filed a criminal complaint on Wednesday with the Tel Aviv police against the Civil Administration's health coordinator, Dalia Basa, accusing her of negligent homicide. This is the first such complaint, though numerous Palestinians have died due to roadblock delays. 08-16-07 - US finalizes deal on unprecedented military aid to Israel 08-16-07 - Palestinian prime minister says no backchannel talks with Israel under way The Palestinian prime minister denied on Thursday that the Palestinians and Israel are holding backchannel peace talks ? but said the two sides had begun discussing core issues that have held up an accord.08-16-07 - Palestinian PM says early elections "not feasible" 08-16-07 - Rights group complains that Israeli officer blocked ambulance A rights group on Thursday filed a complaint against an Israeli officer for allegedly not allowing an ambulance to enter from the West Bank with a critically injured Palestinian who later died. 08-16-07 - Palestinians fire rockets into Israel from Gaza 08-16-07 - Armed militias obstacle to Palestinian state: Fayyad 08-16-07 - Israel to provide 'economic horizon'[...]

News for 08-15-07

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:24:00 +0000

08-15-07 - Rights group protests death of Bethlehem teen at checkpoint 08-15-07 - Twenty Palestinians Left Homeless in Jordan Valley The four small homes that comprised the village were demolished and twenty Palestinians were left homeless. 08-15-07 - The Israeli army kidnaps four Palestinians near the Gaza strip borders 08-15-07 - Order without law: Hamas flexes its muscles to assert political authority 08-15-07 - Hamas is ready to talk The Palestinian people's struggle for freedom has been continuing for almost a century. During this time, we have faced every form of challenge, from persecution, abuse and humiliation, to military assaults, engineered starvation and social anarchy. All these trials have been deliberately imposed by an occupying power that is breaching international law on a daily basis.08-15-07 - AL warns of negative consequences of Israeli attacks on Palestinians The unceasing military raids by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians proved that Israel has no real intention to achieve peace, said a statement by the AL general secretariat, calling Israel "a country above the law."08-15-07 - Abbas: Isolation of Gaza Strip temporary Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the isolation of Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, from the rest of the Palestinian territories "is temporary and should end soon." 08-15-07 - Army says it uncovered tunnel in Gaza 08-15-07 - Leftist PPP slams Hamas policies in the Gaza Strip 08-15-07 - Palestinian Workers Higher Council opens meeting in Amman Palestinian Higher Labor Council opened meeting in Amman on Wednesday to discuss labor union issues in the Palestinian areas and ways to activate the council's role locally and internationally. 08-15-07 - Hamas claims responsibility for mortar attacks on Erez crossing The military wing of Hamas movement claimed responsibility on Wednesday for bombing the Erez crossing between Israeli and the Gaza Strip with 10 mortar shells which left a number of soldiers wounded.08-15-07 - Abbas office denies publishing electoral law decree President Mahmud Abbas's office on Wednesday denied that it had published a decree that made changes to the current Palestinian electoral law. 08-15-07 - Palestinian children call on rivals to get back to dialogue 08-15-07 - Abbas mulling changes to electoral law President Mahmud Abbas is mulling changes to Palestinian electoral law that would effectively exclude the rival Hamas movement ruling Gaza from future elections, officials said on Wednesday. 08-15-07 - Army invades Nablus and kidnaps civilians 08-15-07 - 'Quiet Transfer' Pushes Palestinians Out 08-15-07 - More anonymity in terror-linked Holy Land case The Holy Land Foundation was part of a global network of organizations that raised money from Muslims throughout the world and funneled it to Hamas, according to a second Israeli secret agent who testified under a pseudonym Wednesday. 08-15-07 - IDF backtracks on criminalization of illegal W. Bank construction The Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces have moderated an order issued roughly six months ago, which declared that unauthorized construction in the West Bank would be considered a criminal offense. 08-15-07 - Family demands the release of her underage detained son 08-15-07 - Hamas TV attacked over cat-swinging bee-man A United States-based animal rights organisation says it will complain to a Hamas-run television channel about a program that showed cats and lions being mistreated at a zoo in the Gaza Strip. 08-15-07 - ?No American President can stand up to Israel.? These words came from feist[...]

News for 08-14-07

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 01:44:00 +0000

08-14-07 - Three more bodies found after Israeli army withdrew from Gaza 08-14-07 - Six killed in Israeli raid on Gaza Tzipi Livni was speaking after six Palestinians - including two civilians - were killed when Israeli troops and aircraft struck suspected militants. 08-14-07 - Hamas, Islamic Jihad leaders meet secretly in Damascus Palestinian Hamas and the Islamic Jihad (Holy War) movements held a secret meeting in the Syrian capital Damascus, a Gaza-based Islamic Jihad leader announced on Tuesday.08-14-07 - Israeli troops arrest dozens Palestinians in operation in Gaza 08-14-07 - France deplores Israeli incursion into Gaza French Foreign Ministry Tuesday deplored an Israeli incursion that left four people dead at Khan Younis in Gaza and called on Israel to demonstrate "the highest level of restraint."08-14-07 - WFP aid trucks awaiting access to Gaza Twenty-two trucks of relief materials for the Palestinians in Gaza arrived Tuesday at the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing on the Egypt-Gaza border, the official MENA news agency reported.08-14-07 - OPT: Death of a 75 year old Palestinian woman A PRCS ambulance was stopped by Privet Israeli security guards at Barta?a military gate, in the Jenin area, while on route from Arraba PRCS Emergency Medical Station to Barta?a village to transport a 75 Palestinian woman in critical condition who suffered from heart attack08-14-07 - Israel, Turkey, US to hold joint military exercises Navy and air forces of Israel, Turkey and the United States will stage joint search and rescue exercises in late August south of the Turkish coast, the Israeli army announced on Tuesday08-14-07 - Palestinian Ministry of Health slams Israeli assaults The Palestinian Ministry of Health slammed on Tuesday the Israeli invasion into the Gaza Strip earlier in the day which left six residents, including a mother and her son, dead and dozens of residents injured in an area close to Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.08-14-07 - Palestinian Security forces arrest Hamas members in Qalqilia 08-14-07 - Legislator Muna Mansour: without dialogue, national projects will fail The Palestinian Legislator Muna Mansour, of the change and reform bloc of Hamas, praised the British Parliamentary Committee which recommended dialogue with Hamas movement. 08-14-07 - Israeli Media: Settlers in the West Bank deliver a population boom An Israeli news website issued a reported on Tuesday stating that the population growth rate of illegal Israeli settlers is twice that of those in Israel. 08-14-07 - Rice urged to deal with Hamas A dovish pro-Israel group urged Condoleezza Rice to contact Palestinians affiliated with Hamas to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. 08-14-07 - Abbas may resign if November peace conference fails: newspaper Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may resign if a U.S.-proposed international conference scheduled for November failed to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a Jerusalem-based Palestinian daily reported on Tuesday.08-14-07 - Abbas: The Israeli peace is just a public relations maneuver The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas highly condemned on Tuesday the continuous Israeli army attack on the Gaza strip by saying that this attack is against all Palestinians and is harming the peace process.08-14-07 - Israel rejects calls to end isolation of Hamas The British all-party Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Select Committee said this week that the boycott had failed to deliver results. It urged Gordon Brown's government to find ways of engaging with "moderate elements" in Hamas and called on Mr Abbas [...]

News for 08-13-07

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:36:00 +0000

08-13-07 - One militant killed, seven wounded in clashes in southern Gaza A Hamas militant was killed and seven other militants wounded early Tuesday by Israeli gunfire in the southern Gaza Strip, militants and Palestinian medical officials said.08-13-07 - Israel detains 20 Palestinians in West Bank 08-13-07 - Israel, PNA reach deal on role of int'l observers in Hebron The two sides agreed that TIPH should be the neutral witness on the ground who monitors and reports on the situation. TIPH personnel has no military or police functions and does not intervene in disputes, incidents or activities conducted by the Israeli or Palestinian side. 08-13-07 - Gaza: IDF arrests 4 armed infiltrators Four Palestinians infiltrators armed with knives and a hand grenade were captured by IDF soldiers soon after they crossed through the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon, the army said. 08-13-07 - UK blocks Israel arms deals for fear of rights violations The British government has blocked almost one third of British military exports to Israel this year, citing possible threats to regional stability and fears the equipment might facilitate human rights violations. 08-13-07 - Hebron: Settlers Suspected as Qurdoba School is Set Ablaze 08-13-07 - Hamas says ready for dialogue with West A spokesman for the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Monday reiterated that his group was ready to open dialogue with Europe and hailed a call by Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi for launching dialogue with the Islamic movement. 08-13-07 - A Prisoners Society calls for releasing a detainee from Hebron The Waed Society for Detainees and Freed Detainee in Israeli prisons called on several human rights groups and legal institutions to intervene for the release of detainee Maher Obeid, from Hebron, who was repeatedly kidnapped by the army is now detained in administrative detention without charges or trial.08-13-07 - Abbas' Advisor: "Hamas wants to silence any voices that oppose it" Nimir Hammad, political advisor to the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated on Monday that the attack which was carried by members of the Executive Force of Hamas against a public protest in Gaza earlier this day is an attempt by Hamas to silence any voices that oppose the movement and its policies in the Gaza Strip.08-13-07 - Peres proposes prisoner amnesty Monday's Ma'ariv quoted the Israeli president as saying in an interview that given the limited mandate of the Palestinian Authority after Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, the Olmert government should demand quiet in the West Bank rather than ceding physical control of the territory at this time.08-13-07 - Egyptian aid trucks allowed into Gaza to relieve humanitarian crisis Fifteen Egyptian trucks carrying flour crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Karam Salem crossing on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.08-13-07 - Japan contributes 4.3 mln USD to UNRWA 08-13-07 - Fayyad government will ask Abbas to cancel all decrees issued after the Mecca Unity deal 08-13-07 - Eight Palestinians kidnapped in Hebron 08-13-07 - Gaza bank freezes Hamas accounts The Gaza branch of the Palestine Islamic Bank says it acted at the request of the Palestinian Authority. A spokesman for Hamas Islamist group described the move as illegal. 08-13-07 - Hebron: Israeli Military Shuts Down Palestinian Business in Old City Market 08-13-07 - Hamas cracks down on "unlicensed" rallies in Gaza The Hamas security men, shouting "filming is forbidden", confiscated news cameras and cellular ph[...]

News for 08-12-07

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 22:23:00 +0000

08-12-07 - Britain urged to engage moderate elements in Hamas The report by the Commons foreign affairs select committee argues that western sanctions against Hamas, for its refusal to renounce violence and recognise Israel, have been "counterproductive".08-12-07 - Israeli army storms Nablus amid Palestinian resistance Israeli forces rolled into the West Bank city of Nablus early Sunday morning and stormed a number of houses amid resistance by Palestinian fighters, Palestinian witnesses reported.08-12-07 - Fateh spokesperson: ?Fateh armed groups are not operating against Hamas? Ahmad Abdul-Rahman, official spokesperson of Fateh movement, stated on Friday that Fateh is not operating against Hamas, and denied Israeli reports that armed cells of Fateh are acting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.08-12-07 - Italian PM pushes dialogue to help Hamas 'develop politically' The aim of having a channel open, the spokesman said, was to encourage moderation and avoid dividing the Palestinians.08-12-07 - Governor Ta?mari says Israeli checkpoints in Bethlehem increase steadily Governor of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Salah Ta?mari, revealed on Sunday that the Israeli checkpoints across the holy city have been increasing steadily.08-12-07 - PA forces resume police control over Area B in the West Bank 08-12-07 - Hamas claims to hold talks with Fatah A Hamas official in Gaza said Sunday that his organization was holding unofficial talks with representatives from the rival Fatah movement, as tension between the two factions continued to simmer on the ground. Fatah officials denied that any such dialogue was taking place.08-12-07 - Haneya's aide urges Abbas to give place for capable leader 08-12-07 - U.S. Pressure on Israel for a Palestinian State Foreseen ** Yogev explains that the Bush Administration is working under the pressure of the 2008 elections. "By then," Yogev posits, "Bush plans to hit the Iranian nuclear infrastructures. This is why he is in such a rush to give the Palestinians and the moderate Moslem states fat weapons deals and a Palestinian state - in order to silence them in anticipation of the planned attack on Iran.".....MK Yuval Shteinitz (Likud) told Arutz-7 this morning that the summit is something that must be strongly opposed: "This summit could well lead to a Palestinian state, with clear Hamas and Iranian influence, right on the doorstep of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ben Gurion International Airport. Even if it just serves as a small support for this idea, the summit is something that we must not allow." 08-12-07 - Fertilizer shortages hamper rocket fire But rockets continued to be fired towards Israel on Sunday, with three rockets landing in the western Negev. 08-12-07 - Video shows gunfight between Palestinian and Israeli guard The footage from Friday's incident, which came from several surveillance cameras, showed 29-year-old Israeli Arab Ahmed Khatib seizing the gun of one two guards from an ultra-nationalist Jewish association and opening fire twice.08-12-07 - Israel to decide soon on easing W. Bank roadblocks Tom Lantos, a key U.S. congressional leader, told reporters in Jerusalem: "Premature removal of these checkpoints is a guarantee of violence and terrorism erupting." Lantos is one of Israel's top agents on Capitol Hill.08-12-07 - Palestinian health workers stage Gaza strike Palestinian health workers in Gaza launched three days of work stoppages on Sunday to protest against Hamas firing members of the rival Fatah party from senior posts after its takeover of the territory.08-12-07[...]

News for 08-11-07

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:25:00 +0000

08-11-07 - Hamas accuses Fatah, Israel of targeting West Bank supporters The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) accused on Saturday Palestinian security services, loyal to rival Fatah faction, of pursuing its members in West Bank in cooperation with the Israeli army. 08-11-07 - Israeli Web site causes N.Y. to up counterterrorism precautions 08-11-07 - Web report sparks NY alert Citing an "unverified" terrorist threat, the NYPD on Friday set up checkpoints in lower Manhattan and stepped up the deployment of radiological sensors on cars, boats and helicopters.08-11-07 - Hamas navy ready to kick off: spokesman The 150 troops will run the marine police headquarters in Gaza. Their tasks would be fighting drug smuggling through the sea and securing the Palestinian fishermen properties, the spokesman added.08-11-07 - Senior Fatah official slams Hamas, urging resumption of dialogue A senior Fatah movement official Saturday criticized Hamas for its policies in the Gaza Strip while saying that the only way out of the current crisis is resumption of national dialogue.08-11-07 - Arafat's doctor: His blood had HIV, but poison killed him Jordanian news site Amman quoted al-Kurdi - a former Jordanian health ministry official - as saying that the virus had been injected into Arafat's bloodstream close to his death, and that the real cause of the chairman's death was poison.08-11-07 - Palestinian police fight with a Palestinian civilian in Nablus The fight took place during a police campaign to enforce law and order in the city, Palestinian sources reported.08-11-07 - Hamas detains Fatah men in Gaza Television footage showed Hamas militiamen raiding a wedding party08-11-07 - A helping hand for the Holy Land As a volunteer with the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative, Ghanem contacts churches in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia to display the handmade nativity scenes, crosses, candles and other religious items, and Christmas ornaments. Proceeds from the fundraisers help enable Christian families to stay in their homeland....."Some of the Christian families in Bethlehem became Christians with Jesus 2,000 years ago. They are indigenous of the Holy Land and they feel forgotten."08-11-07 - Palestinian negotiator says Israel promised Abbas to remove major West Bank roadblocks Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has promised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to release in coming days a list of major West Bank roadblocks that will be removed, a Palestinian negotiator said Saturday.08-11-07 - Hamas member admits collaborating with Israeli army - Update According to the tape, Ouda joined Hamas in 2001. Two years later, the Israeli intelligence recruited him as a spy after arresting him and implicating him in a sexual scandal. 08-11-07 - Al Sa'di: postponing the internal negotiations leads to more division among Palestinians Bassam Al Sa'di one of the Islamic Jihad movement leaders, called upon Fatah and Hamas leaders and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to immediately start internal deluge that includes all the Palestinian factions to being unity in order to stand to the changes that the Palestinian cause in facing.08-11-07 - Prisoner's interrogation aired Palestine TV on Saturday broadcast footage of the interrogation of a prisoner who Hamas claimed had been tortured to death by rival security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas. The prisoner seemed to have suffered no visible was unclear whether he was speaking under threat.08-11-07 - J'lem [...]

News for 08-10-07

Sat, 11 Aug 2007 22:05:00 +0000

08-10-07 - Palestinian killed after seizing guard's gun A Palestinian man who seized an Israeli security guard's weapon was today shot and killed by another guard in Jerusalem.08-10-07 - Islamic Jihad operatives steal PA police jeep Tensions between two Palestinian groups in the West Bank rose Friday night, after operatives from the Islamic Jihad broke into a police station in Jenin and stole a jeep belonging to the Fatah-affiliated Palestinian Authority security forces. 08-10-07 - 45 villages, 90.000 residents in the Negev on the verge of displacement 08-10-07 - Hebron: Reflection on Reportage of an Eviction in Hebron I am satisfied that justice was done in evicting the illegal squatters. What isprofoundly unsettling for me is the exaggeration of the need for military andother security personnel, of the numbers of such personnel reputedly present, aswell as of the numbers of activists and protestors, and of their reputedviolence. What is to be gained by all this hype? What is even more disturbing, however, is the minimizing in the Israeli andother presses of the real violence of Israeli citizens, both settlers andsecurity personnel, against Palestinians and internationals, that I and otherCPTers have witnessed and endured each day, and increasingly so in recent days. Ten masked teenaged Israelis attacked one Palestinian in the Tel Rumeidaneighborhood of Hebron on 5 August, for example. Again, Israeli settlers beattwo international volunteers at the Palestinian house illegally occupied bysquatters in March 2007 that they named, "Beit Shalom," on 6 August whileIsraeli soldiers stood and watched.08-10-07 - Barak says peace deal a 'fantasy' Mr Barak also reportedly said Israel would not remove checkpoints from the West Bank for at least several years08-10-07 - "Don't turn workers into fighters" "There is no chance to build a good business relationship with Gaza," 08-10-07 - Highway through West Bank will restrict Palestinians The point of the road, according to those who planned it under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, is to permit Israel to build more settlements around East Jerusalem, cutting the city off from the West Bank, but allowing Palestinians to travel unimpeded north and south through Israeli-held land.08-10-07 - Facing 'a life in hell', the little girl who is paying the price of conflict Suddenly the family heard the roar of an Israeli aircraft, and a missile slammed into the wanted man's car, killing him. Maria's mother, seven-year-old brother, uncle and grandmother also died in the fireball. Maria's spinal cord was severed and her lungs were punctured by shrapnel. 08-10-07 - Action Alert: Al-Hadidiya and Hamsa (Jordan Valley) to be evacuated The military have been confiscating water tanks and tractors in order to force the families from the village. 08-10-07 - Hamas prisoner at a P.A prison is clinically dead Meanwhile, the Palestinian Legislative Council, dominated by Hamas, stated that Bani Odah was arrested by security forces, loyal to Fateh, in July 2 2007, and was severely tortured in prison.08-10-07 - Hamas arrests Fatah members, 20 wounded in clashes More than 20 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were wounded on Friday in violence sparked when Hamas forces arrested some 20 members and supporters of rival Fatah in one of Hamas's largest sweeps since it took over the territory. 08-10-07 - Bilin: Four Detained as Military get Physical with Demonstrators 08-10-07 - Cameraman badly injured by Israeli gunfire unable to leave Gaza Strip to get art[...]

News for 08-09-07

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:42:00 +0000

08-09-07 - Israeli army kills mentally disabled Palestinian near Gaza border Palestinian rescue workers found the body of a man Thursday morning believed killed by the Israeli army overnight near the border fence in the Central Gaza Strip, a medical official said. Mohammed Abu Sha'er, 24, thought to have been mentally disabled, died from a bullet to the head, the official said. 08-09-07 - Seven civilians kidnapped during Israeli army morning invasions in the West Bank 08-09-07 - Hamas and Fatah power deal 'key to Mid-East peace' Fatah and Hamas have to negotiate a new power-sharing arrangement for there to be a Palestinian-Israeli peace, the International Crisis Group independent think-tank said yesterday. 08-09-07 - Beilin: Gov't must reach deal with Hamas before Mideast summit "Hamas have said they are capable of stopping Qassam fire on Israel, and I believe they can," he said. "If they're ready to talk to us, we should talk to them," 08-09-07 - Some 30 Palestinians stranded in Egypt refuse to return Gaza via About 30 Palestinians stranded in Egypt near the borders with the Gaza Strip refused to return home via Israeli crossing, fearing they would be arrested by the Israeli authorities08-09-07 - Detainees in an Israeli prison on hunger strike for the tenth day Palestinian detainees in Eshil Israeli detention facility continued their hunger strike for the tenth day after one detainee died of medical neglect at the Nafha central prison in the Negev desert08-09-07 - UN warns over Gaza economic woe Gaza could become completely dependant on aid within weeks because of economic damage caused by Israeli restrictions on border crossings, the UN has said. 08-09-07 - Arab MK slams 'ethnic cleansing' after demolitions in W. Bank After Israel demolished structures in at least five Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley in the last week, Hadash Chairman Mohammed Barakeh called on Thursday for an end to what he termed the "ethnic cleansing" in the area. 08-09-07 - Israelis strike shut Gaza airport An Israel helicopter fired three missiles at the control tower of the Gaza Strip's defunct airport.08-09-07 - Shin Bet security service bars Gazan from studying overseas 08-09-07 - New UK visa rules halt Palestinian youth football tour If the youth players do make it, the tour will provide them with a level of training that cannot be found in Palestine, including two days of fitness assessment and development with a specialist from the University of Portsmouth and training with an FA coach, Graham Keeley.08-09-07 - Israeli officer indicted for shooting Palestinian An Israeli army officer involved in the shooting of a Palestinian civilian in the West Bank was indicted. What's the occasion? Is he Druze?08-09-07 - Hamas payments called 'computer error' 08-09-07 - Israeli forces abduct Chairman of Deaf Society In the latest attack on organizations for disabled Palestinians, Israeli forces have targeted the chairman of the International Society for the Deaf, Yakub Munir Sa'ed Abu Ramoz.08-09-07 - The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem demolishes a Palestinian home 08-09-07 - DFLP chief tells Israel he wants to return to West Bank 08-09-07 - New protest at Gaza hospital after Hamas arrests doctor Dozens of staff members at Gaza's main hospital staged a new protest on Thursday after Hamas security forces arrested a senior doctor from the rival Fatah faction. 08-09-07 - Stranded Palestinians return to Gaza About 400 Palest[...]

News for 08-08-07

Thu, 09 Aug 2007 22:37:00 +0000

08-08-07 - Militants killed near Gaza border A statement by Hamas's armed wing said that the men were killed in exchanges of fire on the outskirts of Gaza City. 08-08-07 - Norwegian FM denies saying his country severed ties with Hamas Store expressed his outrage at allegations he had made this comment. In a meeting with Meretz Party Chairman Yossi Beilin on Wednesday, Store said that he had never said such a thing and that he "couldn't believe it when I saw myself being quoted as saying this." Israeli psyops.08-08-07 - Hebron prepares for another clash as IDF looks to remove Jewish squatters from more stores More drama for the cameras to make like Israel is actually doing something about the illegal squatters/settlers.08-08-07 - Hebron: Spitting in Babies Faces 08-08-07 - Roundup: Abbas urges Hamas bring Gaza conditions to normal 08-08-07 - Hamas takeover of Gaza strands Americans, including Tenn. family 08-08-07 - Egyptian mediators to follow up Palestinian-Israeli prisoner swap One of the captors of Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit said on Wednesday that an Egyptian delegation will return to the Gaza Strip to follow up a Palestinian-Israeli prisoner swap deal.08-08-07 - Nine arrested in Jerusalem demonstration Abir Aramin was critically wounded January 16 during a clash between Palestinian school students throwing stones and Israeli border police in the refugee camp of Anata, near Jerusalem. She died two days later in a Jerusalem hospital.08-08-07 - Four Palestinians kidnapped and two Israeli soldiers injured in the W.B city of Nablus 08-08-07 - Palestinian child kidnapped in Hebron Israeli army sources said troops kidnapped the child because he tried to stab them using a knife, a story not corroborated by eyewitnesses08-08-07 - Abbas insists no dialogue with Hamas Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday insisted there would be no dialogue with Hamas until the Islamists return Gaza to his legitimate authority after seizing the territory in June08-08-07 - Hebron: Masked Settlers Attack Human Rights Worker 08-08-07 - Gaza doctors protest after sacking of Fatah colleague Dozens of staff at the largest hospital in Gaza held a protest on Wednesday after the dismissal of a colleague belonging to Fatah, whose fighters have been evicted from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory. 08-08-07 - Hamas says Abbas accidentally paid its fighters 08-08-07 - Hamas-Fatah political dispute reaches Gaza hospital Dozens of Palestinian doctors and nurses briefly stopped work in Gaza's main hospital on Wednesday to protest against the dismissal of two Fatah-affiliated managers by the Hamas-run Health Ministry in the territory08-08-07 - Unknown gunmen open fire on Hamas member The Hamas member, Awny Al Obwah, 31, was shot by unknown gunmen on Monday night between 9:30- 10:00, and sustained critical wounds to his stomach.08-08-07 - Israeli settlers attack mosques in Hebron 08-08-07 - Villagers face evacuation orders, movement restrictions Tzidki Maimon from Israel's Civil Administration in the West Bank explained the orders, saying the residents "invaded the land illegally. They set up tents and animal pens" in violation of Israeli laws in the occupied West Bank. Israeli laws in the OCCUPIED West Bank? That land is PALESTINIAN. Israel has no business evicting Palestinians from therein. That's on top of the fact that Israel's occupation and colonization of those territories are themsel[...]

News for 08-07-07

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:52:00 +0000

08-07-07 - Gaza explosion kills two children Two Palestinian children, a brother and sister aged eight and six years, have died in an explosion in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. 08-07-07 - UNCTAD intensifies its assistance to Palestinian customs with ?2.5 million European Union funding 08-07-07 - Haniyeh's deposed government to dispense salaries 08-07-07 - Hebron UPDATE: Hebron Update: 16 - 22 July 2007 08-07-07 - 'Breakthrough' in Gaza death case In what it has described as a "breakthrough", Baroness Scotland's office confirmed that it had received the letter from the Israeli justice minister, Meni Mazuz, asking for more information on the expert evidence provided by the Metropolitan police regarding Mr Miller's death.08-07-07 - Israel seeks shot Briton footage Their 'crossfire' excuse was not supported by the footage. They'll find another excuse, they always do. 08-07-07 - Hamas lashes out at W.Bank-based courts for convicting its members 08-07-07 - Army grants Gazan doctor's request to study in Egypt 08-07-07 - Yousef: ?Hamas and Fateh and holding secret talks? 08-07-07 - Palestinian Security forces abduct Hamas members before Abbas-Olmert meeting 08-07-07 - PM, Peres deny 'Palestinian state plan' The offices of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres vigorously denied a report in Tuesday's Ha'aretz newspaper alleging that they crafted a plan to establish a Palestinian state on the equivalent of 100 percent of the land in the West Bank. 08-07-07 - Israeli wounded by celebrating gunfire from Arab wedding 08-07-07 - Fatah denies talks with Hamas 08-07-07 - Abbas to hold Mideast peace talks in Egypt 08-07-07 - Israel and Hamas resume contacts over soldier: report Israel and Hamas have resumed Egyptian-mediated contacts over a prisoner exchange for an Israeli soldier seized by Gaza militants more than a year ago, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. 08-07-07 - Palestinian merchants in Gaza live hand-to-market Mohammad Attaweel, a produce dealer who relies on Sufa for his imports, says the unreliable deliveries have hurt business. "I lose thousands of shekels every time," he said while picking up and brushing off an order of peaches.08-07-07 - Palestinians go home but Hamas still trapped in Egypt 08-07-07 - Saudi reiterates support for Bush's Mideast peace push 08-07-07 - Abbas declares that Palestinian life will improve after talks with Olmert 08-07-07 - Palestinians fete school exam scores Many Palestinians are obsessed with education as a ticket out of their embattled existence. They have one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab world and often seek work abroad for lack of opportunity at home.08-07-07 - Palestinian militants explode bomb at Hamas compound No one was injured in the blast, security sources said08-07-07 - Ground to a halt: Denial of Palestinians' freedom of movement in the West Bank 08-07-07 - Israeli army kidnaps 6 Palestinians from Talouza, 2 from Balata refugee camp near Nablus 08-07-07 - Court again postpones two illegal outposts hearing 08-07-07 - Peres expecting U.S., European support for peace proposal The proposal does not suggest a solution to the refugee issue, but Abbas said publicly last week that there is no way to force a sovereign state such as Israel to open its gates to refugees, and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayad similarly told Haaretz in[...]

News for 08-06-07

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 00:45:00 +0000

08-06-07 - Israeli Arab group calls on Abbas to renew dialogue with Hamas In a Ramallah meeting with Abbas, the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee called on Abbas to create the conditions that will bring about the cessation of open hostilities between Palestinian factions.08-06-07 - Gaza jobs meltdown: an ice-cream firm's tale the policy is increasing anger at Israel and the US among an already radicalized population and feeding the poverty that some analysts say contributed to the rise of Hamas, which took full control of the territory in June after a brief battle with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party........ "They want Hamas to change? They want Fatah to change? Well, they aren't punishing them. They're punishing me." 08-06-07 - Norway snubs Hamas Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gar Store, meeting Monday with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, announced that his government had decided to shun Hamas in light of its violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in June.08-06-07 - Scores of settlers takeover farm lands of Palestinian villagers near Bethlehem Witnesses told that armed setters arrived to the lands with tents and building supplies and started to build a settlement on the Palestinians farmers?s lands, the farmers who own the lands and villagers of Ertass rushed to the area, a scuffle took place between the two groups, no injuries reported.08-06-07 - Olmert travels to Jericho for first talks in Palestine in seven years For the first time in seven years Israeli and Palestinian leaders met for talks in the Palestinian territories yesterday, the latest round in a wave of Middle East diplomacy.08-06-07 - Leading Article: Justice in this case will benefit Israel too As with the earlier shooting, Israel's response was to obfuscate, cast suspicions on the actions of the victim, play for time and hope the furore would subside. But Britain has been obdurate. After the Israeli army attempted to bury the case in 2005, a British court last year returned a verdict of unlawful killing, and since then British pressure has mounted on Israel to put the unnamed soldier on trial. The Attorney General has said if no progress is made by tomorrow Britain may launch extradition proceedings. True to past form, the Israeli army is denying guilt on the part on the soldier while the justice ministry declares Israelis will not be blackmailed by British ultimatums. Tomorrow, therefore, will probably pass without any movement by Israel, just to prove the point.08-06-07 - PM weighs land swap as part of future peace deal Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is examining a new framework for peace in which Israel will propose transferring to the Palestinian state areas equivalent to 100 percent of the territories conquered in 1967. The law says Israel owns zero percent of Palestinian Territory - that's why it's called PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.08-06-07 - Palestinians stranded in Egypt continue to return home through Israeli crossing 08-06-07 - Army bars children from flying their kites in Bil?in village Israeli soldiers chased on Monday several Palestinian children of Bil?in village, west of Ramallah in the West Bank, from flying their kites during a summer festival for children in the village. Soldiers fired gas bombs and dozens of children were treated for gas inhalation, the Arabs48 news website reported.08-06-07 - Abbas, Olmert in 'positive' talks 08-06-07 - Comment[...]

News for 08-05-07

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 21:57:00 +0000

08-05-07 - Hamas urges Abbas to stop crackdown on Islamic movement 08-05-07 - Award-winning film-maker's death divides UK and Israel In April, 2006, a London jury at St Pancras coroner's court returned a verdict of unlawful killing and said that Mr Miller, 34, had been "murdered". Our government does NOTHING about the deaths of our own at the hands of Israel. Israel got caught trying to blame this murder on 'crossfire', if you read the entire article. Sort of like saying that the attack on the USS Liberty was 'an accident', or was due to the 'fog of war'. Ridiculous.08-05-07 - Palestinian Imam calls on Taliban to free Korean hostages "In the name of Islam and its principles of forgiveness, we appeal to you (Taliban) to stop killing the Korean hostages because this contradicts with the rule of Islam," Tamimi said in a statement sent to reporters.08-05-07 - Palestinian merchants tour Ashdod Port "Exposing the Palestinian businessmen to the port and to its various mechanisms will lead to an increase in the merchandise that goes through the port and to an improvement in the PA economy," 08-05-07 - Most Palestinians back in Gaza from Egypt More than half of the estimated 6,000 Palestinians stranded in Egypt have made it back to Gaza since Israel started allowing them passage a week ago, an Egyptian security source told AFP.08-05-07 - FEATURE-West Bank trade hub feels checkpoint squeeze Before Israel ringed Nablus with checkpoints in 2002 after the start of the Palestinian uprising, the city was the West Bank's economic heart.08-05-07 - Eriekat: Abbas-Olmert Meeting not confirmed yet 08-05-07 - Kucinich: Executive Order on Lebanon Undermines The Middle-East Peace Process ?If the Administration continues these policies which undermine the sovereignty of Syria and Lebanon, the United States risks more violence in the Middle East, further isolation from the international community, and the continued sacrifice of our pressing domestic needs. 08-05-07 - Video: Palestinian refugees in Leb. since 1948 meet their families 08-05-07 - Israel faces Holocaust protests Hundreds of protesters in Israel have marched outside Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office to demand more state support for Holocaust survivors. 08-05-07 - No Escaping Gaza Debacle 08-05-07 - Attack on ship never probed June 8 was the 40th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, an American naval intelligence ship sailing in international waters with her flag displayed on a clear day. The result of the attack was 34 dead and 171 injured. The event is the only U.S. naval attack never formally investigated by Congress.08-05-07 - 33 illegal Palestinians caught in Tel Aviv 08-05-07 - Freed Palestinian doctor plans to sue Kadhafi A Palestinian-born doctor who spent more than eight years in a Libyan prison over an HIV outbreak is planning to sue Moamer Kadhafi, the Dutch news agency ANP reported. 08-05-07 - Lebanese girl 'raised from dead' back home "It was one o'clock. Dalia had gone with her father, her brother and her sister to buy some yoghurt for lunch from a shop in the village," recalls her mother, Alia Deeb. "Just when they got back home, they were cut down by an Israeli shell. I saw my husband and my son cry out, their faces all bloodied. Dalia didn't move. Everybody thought she had been killed outright."08-05-07 - 150 American youths to join IDF "[...]