Friday, October 25, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

' In the village of al-Qusra in North of occupied West Bank, dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the village and chopped down nearly two hundred olive trees.They later attacked the villager's houses and farm machinery with stones, causing serious damage.Angry villagers complained and Palestinian security officials detained some of the settlers. But that did not last long as they were forced to release them upon the arrival of Israeli army. The occupying soldiers then fired tear gas at the Palestinian residents.'

Gaza students construct an ozone making device to clean hospital rooms.

A Palestinian youth in Hebron has an epileptic seizure.

Settlers again harass Palestinian shepherds & solidarity activists in the South Hebron Hills.

' A young Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops in a cave between the villages of Bilin and Kafr Nima in northwest Ramallah on early Tuesday morning.

Large numbers of Israeli military vehicles had raided an agricultural area in the early morning and subsequently clashed with Muhammad Assi, a 24-year-old Islamic Jihad activist, who had barricaded himself in a cave amidst fields.

Assi was killed following a shoot-out with Israeli forces that lasted a few hours.'

A demo takes place in Bilin.

Mohammed Assaf of Gaza comes out with a new video.

B'tselem again documents the conditions at checkpoints for Palestinians coming into Israel to work.

Israeli activists are arrested again for protesting the detention of African refugees in Saharonim.

At the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference,  Yair Lapid, Tsipi Livni, & Shimon Peres speak.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Gazans get ready to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

 UNICEF says Israeli forces continue their mistreatment of Palestinian youths during detention.

In Gaza, the PFLP protests the visit of cleric Yusef al Qaradawi because of his support for Syrian rebels.

Palestinians demonstrate in the West Bank in support of hungerstrikers protesting their conditions in Israeli jails.

This year's Eid al-Adha falls at the beginning of the Palestinian olive harvest

Protests take place in Nabi Saleh & Bilin.

Yariv Levin, Coalition Chairman, discusses the new Knesset session.

At an anniversary rally of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination., his grandson calls for a peace settlement.

A new poll shows US Jews are less supportive of Israel.

The Knesset passes the Prawer plan to relocate Bedouins from the Negev.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Farmers in Gaza are hard hit by the tunnel closures.

A Ta'ayush activist recounts his interactions with the settlers of Othniel in the South Hebron Hills.

A young girl living in the settlement of Psagot was shot & wounded . . .

. . resulting in an IDF raid on the nearby village of al-Bireh.

The IDF killed 3 Palestinians in the Qalandia refugee camp.

An ex-IDF colonel living in a West Bank settlement is killed by Palestinians wielding knives & axes.

The IDF searches the Palestinian village of At Tuwani Sunday night.

Another demo takes place in Bilin.

Activists are booked at the police station in Dimona for protesting the detention of African refugees at the facility holding them.

Israelis protest in Tel Aviv  the ruling of the Supreme Court that released 2,000 imprisoned African refugees.

Eight hundred thousand Israelis mourned the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Jerusalem.  Richard Silverstein gives his view on the man here .

Israel & Egypt both commemorate the Yom Kippur War.

Max Blumenthal & Alex Kane try to question Sheldon Adelson and Elie Wiesel about Israel & Palestine at an event honoring Rwandan strongman Paul Kagame.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Hamas stages military parades as a signal to Egypt & the Gaza people.

A settler flirts with an activist filming him.

Palestinian-American businessman Bashar Masri is building a planned Palestinian city in the West Bank.

Gazans enter the Israeli buffer zone to protest & are met with teargas & gunshots.

A demo takes place in Ramallah.

Activist Ido Naveh explains his views on African refugees, non-violent resistance, & crime in Tel Aviv.

Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson were on their way to Gaza, when they were arrested at a protest by the Egyptian military.

With the US & Iran softening their stances to each other, hardliners are pushing back, especially Israeli PM Netanyahu.