Friday, May 30, 2014
A mass hunger strike outside the Red
Crescent headquarters in Ramallah in support of Palestinian prisoners.
The strikers are calling for the immediate release of all Palestinian
political prisoners held in Israeli jails without charge or trial.
Earlier, we were joined by our correspondent in Ramallah.
On May 27, four Palestinian 12-14
years old girls from the South Hebron hills area villages of Tuba and
Maghayir Al Abeed have been arrested by the Israeli police on the charge
of theft of cherries in a field in which Israeli settlers from Ma'on
settlement are growing several cherry trees.
This grove is situated
close to the place in which the children usually wait an Israeli
military escort in order to come back to home. The escort was
established in 2004 by the Children's Rights Committee of the Knesset
because of the ongoing attacks to the Palestinian children (coming from
the nearby villages of Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed to the school of At
Tuwani) from Havat Ma'on and Ma'on settlers.
The so-called Committee for Planning
and Building in the occupied Municipality of Jerusalem al-Quds approved
50 new settlement units in the illegal Israeli Har Humah settlement in
occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
This as Palestinian news agency Ma'an
reported that Israeli bulldozers leveled Palestinian land in the
district of Salfit, as occupation forces gave confiscation notices of
approximately 750 acres to the Palestinian landowners. Local sources say
that their land has now been declared as a 'closed military zone' by
Israeli forces.Acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas stated
that the Palestine Liberation Organization will not resume negotiations
with Israel until Tel Aviv halts settlement construction. Earlier Israel
had approved around 14,000 settlement units throughout a 9 month frame
during US-led negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
According to Palestinian observers, the confiscation of Palestinian
land and the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements serve the same
aim, which is to concurrently diminish the Palestinian population and
increase the number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
Friday, May 23, 2014
A 17-year old Palestinian youth was run over by a settler bus next to
Checkpoint 56 in Al-Khalil (Hebron). The youth was taken to the
hospital. Settlers from the Illegal settlement of Tel Rumeida harassed
Palestinians who were trying to document the incident. Israeli soldiers
entered through the checkpoint and threw stun grenades and fired tear
gas towards Palestinian youths.
Palestinian Professor Haidar Eid
discusses several of the most pressing topics of Palestinian national
liberation, including the ongoing siege of Gaza, the apartheid nature of
Israel, the BDS movement and the one state solution.
Dr Haidar Eid
is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa
University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Dr Eid is a founding member of the
One Democratic State Group (ODSG) and a member of the Palestinian
Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
Bashir, producer of this interview, holds a master's degree in global
politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science
(LSE). She is a member of the Gaza-based organizing committee for
boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel and an advocate
of the One Democratic State Group.
Friday, May 16, 2014
A six-year-old Palestinian child,
who was reported missing on Saturday, has been found in a forest area on
the hills of Hebron also known as al-Khalil. Reports say the child had
been kidnapped by Israeli settlers in the area. Israel is accused of
turning a blind eye to illegal acts by the settlers.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This morning (5/7/14) in al-Khalil
(Hebron), a group of four Israeli soldiers tried to enter in the boys
school next to checkpoint 29 to arrest a 10-year-old.
were detained, and the teachers of the school quickly convinced the
soldiers to release one of the boys. After some more discussion the
soldiers then let go of the second, only to run up to the street and
throw a tear gas grenade and stun grenades at other schoolchildren.
This incident lasted approximately 20 minutes.
In cases like this
we can see how important the job of the teachers is in this area, and
how difficult it is to is educate under military occupation.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Every Saturday, a group of Zionist tourists enter the old city of
al-Khalil (Hebron). Here, a guide from an illegal settlement of the area
shows them around, while surrounded and 'protected' by the Israeli
army. This situation directly affects the free movement of the
Palestinian people in the market, and it is yet another example of the
daily oppression that Palestinians live under.