Friday, July 31, 2015

Israel/Palestine News

Placating Israel Over Iran Nuclear Deal By Releasing Convicted Spy Pollard?

Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says those arguing for Pollard’s
release after serving 30 years of a life sentence should also demand the
release of others, including Palestinian prisoners who are serving much
greater sentences for questionable convictions.

On Sunday the 26th, Israeli settlers gathered at the end of Hebrons
occupied Shuhada Street, preparing to go on a march through the H1 area,
which is the Palestinian administrated part of the city .Three
international activists were present, documenting the behavior of the
settlers and Israeli soldiers. At one point a settler walked up to the
activist, and openly issued threats on their lives, telling them
“Remember this face, because it will be the last thing you see on this
earth” and “I am going to find each and every one of you”. This is not
the first time that settlers has threatened the safety of international
activists, and activist has in the past been subjected to severe
physical attacks and harassment from settlers.

On the 16th of July at 4 a.m. in Betounia (a village near Ramallah) IDF raided the house of Mahmoud Nasser and kidnapped him.

Israeli police have clashed with 200 Jewish settlers in the West Bank
after the country's High Court ruled that two buildings had been built
without permission and should be demolished.