Sunday, July 22, 2018

Felix Black

  • "From al-Araqib to Susiya" documentary encourages new framework of resistance | May 12, 2013
    On April 26, the documentary by legal workers at the Adalah Legal Center “From al-Araqib to Susiya” featuring testimonies from the residents was screened in both of the villages.  al-Araqib is located roughly eight kilometers north of Beersheba in the Naqab desert, whereas Susiya lies within the 1949 Armistice “Green Line,” six kilometers... .....
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  • Update: Efforts to save Lian Barhoum entering second phase | May 02, 2013
    Lian Barhoum, a toddler from Gaza, is suffering from a lack of the enzyme oxalate in her liver which if left untreated, will systematically destroy all the organs in her body.  The Palestine Monitor reported on her case in February 2012. Lian is currently undergoing treatment, with her parents at her side at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center. Her... .....
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  • Discriminatory Israeli laws fragment Palestinian lives | April 29, 2013
    On Monday 22 April, Israel ratified the extension of the “Citizenship and Entry into Israel” law for the thirteenth time since 2003.  The law breaks multiple international conventions, has been dubbed “racist” by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and denies Palestinians the basic human right of leading a dignified family life under one... .....
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  • Israeli settlement policy poised for further aggressiveness | April 24, 2013
    The new Israeli government Netanyahu-Lapid-Bennet-Lieberman coalition is set to pursue the most aggressive West Bank settlement building policies to date. Having settlers within the government cabinet is not a new phenomenon, but the current batch of ministers marks the highest percentage of settlers, not to mention the most radical. .....
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  • Thousands congregate for Palestinian March of Return in Khubeiza | April 22, 2013
    In what was the biggest congregation of Palestinians for the March of Return to date, approximately 7,000 Palestinians marched to the destroyed Arab village of Khubeiza during Israel’s “Independence Day” on Tuesday, April 16.  The march has occurred every year since 1998, with each event taking place at a different location in Palestinian 1948... .....
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  • Two killed in Tulkarem amid rising West Bank tensions | April 04, 2013
    Amer Nasser, 17, and Naji Belbisi, 18, were shot and killed by an Israeli sniper whilst throwing stones at an Israeli guard tower on Wednesday, April 3. The cousins were shot at Enav checkpoint near the town of Anabta, south of Tulkarem, where they were protesting in response to the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died in Israeli custody... .....
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  • Solidarity Walk highlights water issues in the Jordan Valley | March 27, 2013
    On March 22, over 350 Palestinians and internationals took part in a solidarity walk in the Jordan Valley yesterday. The walk was organized by the Freedom Theatre, the Jordan Valley Solidarity movement and Thirsting for Justice, and aimed to highlight the problems of water accessibility in Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley due to... .....
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  • Racism in Israeli universities “escalating out-of-control” | March 26, 2013
    On March 6, three Palestinian students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem were arrested after they demonstrated in support of Palestinian prisoners.  They were arrested by Israeli police several minutes after the protest was over whilst chatting to fellow students on the street. “We were protesting against Israel’s detainment of... .....
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  • Palestinians erect new tent village ‘Ahfad Younis’ | March 22, 2013
    Over 400 Palestinian activists have erected a tent village, on a hillside overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adummin, on the eve of the United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Ramallah. The village, composed of three large structures, ten small tents, a playground, internet zone, and medical center, is located within... .....
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  • Old City of Jerusalem under attack | March 16, 2013
    The past two weeks has seen a dramatic escalation in attacks and violations in the Old City of Jerusalem by Israeli settlers and soldiers.    The recent catalogue of assaults began on March 4 when Israeli soldiers attacked two female students inside the Al-Aqsa compound and kicked the Qur’an one of the students had dropped.  A few days later... .....
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  • Historical Sebastiya resists by marching toward settlement | March 10, 2013
    One hundred and fifty Palestinians conducted noon prayers and demonstrated in front of the Shave Shomron settlement on Friday, March 8. For the past three months, the illegal settlement has been expelling untreated sewage into lands owned by the people of Sebastiya. The protest is the first effort to put a stop to the expulsion of sewage on... .....
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  • Israel moves to segregate buses | March 09, 2013
    This week Israel established a de facto racially segregated bus service on a route from the West Bank into Israel. Palestinians traveling to work from the Eyal checkpoint next to Qalqilya have been told to board the different buses, as they will not be allowed to ride on the buses that carry settlers from the West Bank to Israel. Previously... .....
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  • Israel‘s hostage of Palestinian Authority funds as leverage | March 07, 2013
    Israel has recently released NIS 350 million (around $94 million) of Palestinian tax money for use by the Palestinian Authority. The release of the money comes after three weeks of escalating tensions and demonstrations in the West Bank, culminating in huge protests following the death by interrogation of the prisoner Arafat Jaradat... .....
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  • The Israeli army‘s use of the Ruger sniper rifle | March 04, 2013
    The Ruger 10/22 sniper rifle is back in use in the West Bank. The weapon has been outlawed under Israeli law since 2001. It was deemed “more lethal than previously thought” by the Israeli occupation Judge Advocate General Menachem Finkelstein after it killed several children in Gaza during the second Intifada.  The US-made rifle is modified by... .....
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  • Salah Khawaja: Working for popular resistance | February 28, 2013
    There is little Salah Khawaja does not know when it comes to the subject of resistance in Palestine. Born in the village of Ni’lin, he was raised in an environment of creative, nonviolent and direct resistance. Now, at 45 years of age, he chairs the Popular Struggle Committee of Ni’lin and works in the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements... .....
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  • Beit Fajjar facing a “disaster of arrests” | February 25, 2013
    Since the end of the Israeli military 8 day offensive on the Gaza strip on November 22 2012, 70 of Beit Fajjar’s residents in the West Bank have been arrested and detained. The mayor of the town, Mohammad Thawbta, estimates that 60% of its inhabitants have at some point been detained by the Israeli military.  The town has recently been described... .....
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  • Ofer protest breaks into violence again | February 21, 2013
    Over one thousand people demonstrated outside Ofer prison on Thursday, near the town of Beitunia in support of Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in Israeli jails. It is the third demonstration at Ofer this past week. The demonstration was met with countless volleys of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition from Israeli... .....
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  • Israel‘s continuous violation of the ceasefire with Gaza | February 16, 2013
    It has been over two months since Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on November 21, 2012. Yet in those two months, reports indicate 92 violations of the ceasefire by Israel. Considering it has only been 88 days since the agreement, Israel violates the ceasefire on average at least once a day.  Occupied Palestine, an online blog for human... .....
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  • Israeli army violence towards peaceful protests | February 14, 2013
    The violent eviction of Bab al-Shams and al-Manatir tent villages in the E1 area and Burin respectively draws attention to the use of heavy-handed and brutish tactics used by the Israeli military against protesters and highlights their use in other demonstrations throughout the West Bank.  Peaceful demonstrators are all too often beaten and... .....
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  • Protest tent in threatened Sheikh Jarrah | February 09, 2013
    150 activists turned out in solidarity on February 8 to erect a protest tent outside a Palestinian house in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. All ten members of the Shamasna family living inside the house have been told by Israeli authorities to leave by March 1 or face forced eviction. They are the fifth family to face expulsion in the neighbourhood .....
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  • Ramleh: demonstration in solidarity with hunger strikers | February 06, 2013
    Over 150 activists attended a demonstration outside the notorious Ramleh prison hospital in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners inside, including long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi. Coming from all over the 48 territories & Jerusalem, the activists chanted and sang in support of the prisoners in front of the prison gates........
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  • Haifa:one year old Lian Barhoum requires lifesaving operation | February 06, 2013
    Lian Barhoum is originally from Gaza but left the coastal enclave when she was just 8 months old, in order to receive medical treatment in Haifa. Her only hope of survival is a liver and kidney transplant, with a specially trained doctor from Belgium that would cost in the region of $500,000. Neither the Ministries of Health from the... .....
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  • Dirar Abu Sisi: Two years in confinement with no trial | February 05, 2013
    Nearly two years have passed since Dirar Abu Sisi was arrested in Ukraine by the Israeli intelligence forces, the Mossad. He was forcibly detained on a train to Kiev whilst attempting to meet his brother, and subsequently taken through a torturous journey until he arrived at Ashkelon prison in Israel. .....
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  • Palestinians forcibly evicted from new village “al-Manatir” | February 04, 2013
    On Saturday 2 February, Palestinian activists erected a tent village on a hilltop overlooking the village of Burin, about 7km south of Nablus, in protest at Israeli plans to expand the nearby extremist settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha. It was later evicted, following ferocious clashes between the army, settlers and activists, which resulted... .....
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  • “Every village has its ups and downs” | January 28, 2013
    Burin is a village of around 2,500 inhabitants situated just south of Nablus, surrounded by the illegal Israeli settlements Yizthar and Bracha, in addition to an Israeli military base. It is one of countless Palestinian villages throughout the West Bank to be enclosed by Israeli hilltop settlements. .....
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  • The dispossession and destruction of al-Maleh | January 26, 2013
    On January 17th at around 9 a.m. in the morning, two busloads of soldiers, numerous jeeps and three Caterpillar bulldozers carried out a demolition order on al-Maleh’s structures, a village in the Jordan Valley. Between 45 and 55 structures were totally destroyed, including around 30 structures used for keeping livestock. Two days later, on Satur.. .....
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  • 16 year old Sameer Awad killed by IDF in Budrus | January 16, 2013
    Sixteen year old Sameer Awad was shot three times, in the head, neck and chest by Israeli soldiers on January 15th, late Tuesday morning. Three Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in Gaza in the past week. including 21 year old farmer Mustafa Abu Jarad. The shooting and killing of all five Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza highlig... .....
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