Friday, July 26, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Under the Prawer Plan, tens of thousands of Israeli Bedouins will have their villages bulldozed & will be confined to towns set up for them.

In the South Hebron Hills, an Israeli man & his daughter visit with young Palestinian shepherds.  After he leaves, the IDF shows up & runs off the shepherds.

In two videos from Hebron, a Canadian-Palestinian activist is detained, then two boys are detained by the IDF.

From YouTube: 'After over and over attacks and harassment of Palestinian family near the settlement of Qiryat Arba, by settlers on Fridays, we, Ta'ayush and ICAHD activist went to be with the family on last Friday, 19th July 2013.
The settlers, who knew about our arrival, choose not to come but to send the police and then a Border Police.
One of us spoke with the police and when he asked if we are there due to the fear of the arrival of settlers, he responded "yes".

On our way back, One mile away, on the section of Beit Anun, Police border, inspector Aharon Shahaf, surprisingly, ordered us to stop.

Shahaf knew us, at least me and Ezra from South Hebron Hills, we met there few times, during our activity. He also admitted it.
When we stopped, Shahar asked us to park the car on the side of the road and to give him our IDs. Ezra gave his, me, Maria and Dani, we asked to know if he suspects we committed any offense.
By the Court ruling, one do not have to show his ID unless there is suspicion of an offense
Shahar begin weave of all sorts of general accusations violation of the orders and assistance to Ezra " with "Ezra's variety suspicious" "
After a while Also came to the place Col. Avi Biton, the head of Hebron DCO, he knows us also..
After about 20 minutes of unnecessary delay inspector Shahaf release us. '

Activists in the South Hebron Hills film the security director of a settlement.

Demos took place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

A video about the Black Panthers, a protest group of Mizrahi Jews in the 60s & 70s.

Israel & the Palestinian Authority have agreed to resume negotiations under pressure from the US.

The Egyptian Army has announced it will hold Pros. Morsi for 15 days for spying for Hamas.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Two reports on the decision of the European Union to withhold funds from any Israeli entity connected to the Occupation.

The IDF searches for weapons in Yatta in the South Hebron Hills, which under the Oslo accords is in Area A, under PA control.

Gazans react to Egyptian President Morsi's ouster, & to the closure of the Rafah border crossing.

The IDF chases Palestinian shepherds off their land in the South Hebron Hills. 

This video expands on the story from last weeks video of the arrest of a Palestinian in Hebron:

Issa Amro was helping a French TV crew film at a mosque in Hebron.  They all had to give the IDF their IDs & passports at a checkpoint.  When they returned to the checkpoint, the IDF refused to give Amro his ID.  They held him at the checkpoint, then arrested him.  They took him to a nearby station.  While there, Amro was beaten & injured.  Later, the IDF released him to a Palestinian ambulance, which took him to a hospital, where he was treated & held for observation.

Ammar Hasan has released this music video as part of UNRWA's Dignity For All campaign.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Yousef Alhelou reports how Gazans have turned to the internet to get their viewpoint out to the rest of the world.

An Israeli plan to expel Bedouins from their villages in the Negev desert has led to demos, including in East Jerusalem near the Damascus Gate.


Prosecutors are appealing to the Israel Supreme Court to overturn former PM Olmert's acquittal in a bribery case.

Activists in Tel Aviv celebrate two years of social justice marches.

Richard Silverstein reports that Israel has destroyed ground to ship missiles in an airstrike on an arms depot in Latakia Syria.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


In Hebron, Israeli soldiers detain a five year old boy for throwing stones, go get his father, then get chewed out for doing all this before cameras.

A human rights group documents torture in the West Bank by Israel & the PA, & in Gaza by Hamas.

The IDF arrests two Palestinian brothers & four Israeli activists for entering a closed military zone as they graze sheep.

Activists from Ta'ayush film settlers stealing soil from Palestinian land.

The IDF blocks the Breaking The Silence tour from continuing in the South Hebron Hills.

Al Jazeera looks at how the aquifer in Gaza is deteriorating & leading to a water crisis.

A Palestinian man is arrested at a Hebron checkpoint.

Dani Dayan, an advisor to PM Netanyahu & former chairman of the Settlers Council, debates Mehdi Hasan over the Occupation & whether it is good for Israel.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Israeli authorities clamp down on three theaters, two Palestinian & one Israeli.

AICVideo looks at the tax raids East Jerusalem Palestinian shop keepers face before Ramadan.

Richard Silverstein reports on how the Mossad has kidnapped Wael Abu Rida of Gaza in the Sinai.

The Real News reports on how Israel is one of the top arms exporters.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


B'tselem films West Bank Palestinians lining up early in the morning at a checkpoint to go to jobs in Israel.

Activists document the expansion of the settlement Carmel in the South Hebron Hills.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

The Commissioner General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, meets with the Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf.

Activists in East Jerusalem protest the closing of Al Hakawati theater, which was to hold a children's puppet festival.

The Real News discusses a new UN report accusing the IDF of using Palestinian children as human shields & torturing them in custody.

The sixth annual Festival of Non-Violence Resistance is held in the South Hebron Hills.

Four ex-IDF soldiers discuss their experiences with the Occupation.

Shir Hever talks about an AIC report Private Funding of Right-Wing Ideology in Israel.