Friday, April 16, 2021

Sam Gilbert

  • Remembering Sabra and Shatila | September 18, 2013
    On 16 September 1982, between 800-3500 Palestinian were massacred by the Lebanese Phalange party militia, after the right wing Christian group, in collaboration with Israeli forces, invaded the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in southern Beirut. The massacre took place in the context of the Lebanese civil war (1970-90) and Israel’s 1982 ... .....
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  • Resistance Culture | September 10, 2013
    Issawiya is nestled in a small valley in East Jerusalem; its modest houses extending up the slopes towards the posh Jewish settlement of French hill and the ivory towers of Hebrew University. These hills, once part of Issawiya, today stand worlds apart.  The manicured lawns, trendy food stalls, and spacious parks of the French Hill/Mount Scopus ... .....
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  • Forcing their Hand: Self-demolitions in East Jerusalem | September 02, 2013
    Ziad Ameira was forced to demolish his East Jerusalem house last week in order to avoid the 73,000-shekel demolition cost leveled by the municipality.  On Monday, 19 August, Ziad hired a bulldozer and truck, at a personal cost of 25,000 shekels, and destroyed his family’s home, thus ending a 15-year battle with the Jerusalem Municipal Court and ... .....
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  • Escalation of Price Tag Attacks in West Bank and East Jerusalem | June 24, 2013
    Twenty-one cars had their tires slashed and racist graffiti was painted on nearby Palestinian buildings in the Jerusalem Neighborhood of Beit Hanina this Sunday, in the most recent in a string of “Price Tag” attacks committed by right wing activists and settlers in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. .....
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  • Settlement Expansion and the Prospects for Peace | June 21, 2013
    Since the onset of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visits to revive the staled peace talks between Israel and Palestine there has been a sharp increase in settlement expansion plans in the West Bank, with construction rising 335% in the first quarter of 2013.  In the month of June alone, Israel announced its plans to build 1000+ new homes in ... .....
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  • Rally Against Relocation: Demonstrators in Beersheba protest the Prawer Plan | June 15, 2013
    housands demonstrated in Beersheba this Thursday to protest the Prawer Plan and the continued demolitions and displacement of the Bedouins in the Negev.  The government sponsored Prawer Plan, if fully implemented, would uproot some 40,000 Palestinian Arab Bedouins living in the 35 unrecognized villages in the area and “relocate” them to one of ... .....
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  • Continual Displacement in Attir | June 03, 2013
     For the second time in two weeks, the Bedouin residents of Attir have been left homeless after yet another round of Israeli house demolitions.  On 16 May, 18 homes were destroyed and some 500 trees cut and uprooted in the Bedouin village located in the Negev desert in Southeastern Israel.  14 days later, 30 May, the demolition forces returned ... .....
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  • Systematic Displacement: Attir and Israel’s “Bedouin Problem” | May 29, 2013
    In the early hours of the morning the Israeli Authorities and their convoy of vehicles arrived atop the hill that looks down upon the small Bedouin community of Attir in the Negev Desert. At 7 AM Israeli forces descended into the town below, destroying 18 buildings, uprooting some 500 trees and leaving more than 80 people homeless. .....
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  • Pull the Trigger: Settler’s demand easing rules of engagement in oPt | May 27, 2013
    Settlers in the West Bank are applying pressure to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in hopes of easing the rules of engagements that restrict Israeli troops from firing on Palestinians, according to the  Israeli newspaper Haaretz.  Settlers, backed by right wing politicians, are insisting that the IDF change its rules of engagement and treat ... .....
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  • Sheikh Jarrah: The struggle continues | May 20, 2013
    Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Sheikh Jarrah this Friday, 17 May 2013, in opposition to the ongoing settlement campaign in East Jerusalem. Weekly protests have been taking place here for years as Israelis, Palestinians and international activist alike have joined together against the eviction of Palestinian residents and the intrusion ... .....
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  • 65th Anniversary Nakba Commemorations in Ramallah | May 16, 2013
    On Wednesday 15 May Palestinians commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Nakba across the occupied Palestinian territories. Demonstrations ended up in clashes between the Palestinians and Israeli occupational forces in different parts of West Bank. Thousands of people gathered in Ramallah’s Yasser Arafat Square to mark the Nakba, Arabic for... .....
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  • Eyal Checkpoint, Qalqilya: A Testament of Human Resilience | May 16, 2013
    The sun has not yet risen on Eyal checkpoint in the northwestern city of Qalqilya.  Already hundreds of Palestinians queue up and wait to cross into Israel and begin the workweek. In the coming hours, roughly four thousand Palestinians from the Qalqilya region and the northern West Bank will pass through the encaged L-shaped corral... .....
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  • Clashes and police violence on Jerusalem Day | May 09, 2013
    Palestinian protestors demonstrated outside Damascus Gate on Wednesday May 8 as groups of boisterous Israeli youth marched to the old city of Jerusalem.   These protests came in response to “Jerusalem Day,” a celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem with Israel after the 1967 war.  To Palestinians, Jerusalem Day signifies the beginning of... .....
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