Friday, February 26, 2016

Israel/Palestine News

Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide

These three Palestinian men do street workouts on the rubble of Gaza
City. After Israel’s attack on Gaza in 2014, the city was left with over
100,000 damaged buildings.

Palestinian journalist Mohammed al Qeeq has been on hunger strike for
more than 90 days while being held in an Israeli prison without charge
or trial. But he's not the first to attempt such a desperate act of

Brace Batchoun of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
says Canada’s Liberal government just passed a motion that could stifle
or even suppress the voices behind the Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions movement in Canada

Yet another school morning filled with excessive force as Israeli
soldiers quickly resorted to stun grenades to control an eight year old
Palestinian child at Salaymeh checkpoint, Hebron. Only nine days after
Yasmin al-Zarour was gunned down there. Tuesday the 23rd of February.

Occupied Hebron, February 5, 2016. Palestinian resident of Hebron
threatened at gunpoint by Israeli forces when refusing to take off his
trousers in the middle of the street.

20-year old Mohammed Abu Khalaf is gunned down by Israeli police at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

Hat tip to Mondoweiss

Israeli army enter Palestine [contolled area H-1] illegaly to disrupt and terrorize peaceful campaigning

protest against the closure Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West
Bank city of Hebron, February 21, 2014. Israeli army arrested 12 Israeli
activists as Some 150 protesters gathered to mark the 22th anniversary
of the closure of the street by the Israeli army in 1994, following the
Hebron mosque massacre by Baruch Goldstein- an Israeli settler who went
on a rampage inside Al Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 Palestinian

Israeli comedy group Ma Kashur did this song quite a few years ago.
This is posted in solidarity with #UgandaDecides #UgandaElections: at least you managed to skip the Zionist colonization of your land... but they terrorized the Palestinians instead.

Herzl in the sone refers to Theodor Herzl, the founder of the World Zionist Congress.  He advocated Jews settling in Uganda (a British coloy at the time.) but finally settled on Palestine.

19th February 2016 Israeli forces at a checkpoint near the Ibrahimi
mosque in occupied al Khalil (Hebron) checked and harassed Palestinians
one their way home after Friday-prayer.

21-year old Yasmin was gunned down by Israeli forces at Salaymeh
checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) on 14th February 2016.
The voice (Hebrew) belongs to a settler driving in an ambulance, even though he does not have any kind of medical training:
" Terrorist with a knife that arrived here in an attempt to stab boarder police"
"She's critically wounded"
"Guys, isolate the area, we have a bag here"
"There's her bag"
"Be careful, there's a big sign up. Look what's happening from the rooftops".

Friday February 19th Weekly Demonstrations, 11 years 0f Resistance against the wall, occupation, and the Settlements

This video shows examples of Israel's ongoing policy of executing
Palestinians and how Israeli politicians instruct and encourage Israeli
forces to shoot to kill any Palestinian suspect.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Israel/Palestine News


On Feb. ​10, Israeli forces installed a section of fence a few hundred
meters long, lined with barbed wire, along a dirt path taken by school
children in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem's Tuqu

Mohammed al Qeeq has been on a hunger strike for more than 80 days to protest against his detention without charge by Israel.

Washington Post bureau chief William Booth and reporter Sufian Taha were briefly detained at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

More at .Mondoweiss

An Israeli Border Police officer flipped over a man in a wheelchair. It
happened moments after a teenage girl accused of stabbing a soldier was

part of the presentation "Inside Israel's Race Wars" by David Sheen at
the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on 26 February
2015 - Audio/Video by Andrzej Bernat

A demo asking the President of Israel to intervene for hungerstriker Muhhamad al Qaq.

Love Under Apartheid: 4 couples talk about daily restrictions they face due to Israeli policy.

"I never dreamed I would leave my country, but I also never dreamed I would be separated from the person I love."

Taylor Swift wore Leviev diamonds in photos in Vanity Fair's September
2015 edition. Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev's companies have built
illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, and have been
implicated in human rights abuses in Angola's diamond industry.

governments and Hollywood stars have severed ties with Leviev over his
companies' unethical business practices. Seven organizations wrote to
Ms. Swift in September asking her to publicly distance herself from
Leviev (

Swift and her team have not responded to that email or to our repeated
follow-up calls. This video reiterates our request to Taylor Swift.

Swift claims that she keeps it real and that 'fakers are going to fake'
-- yet she's wearing Leviev conflict diamonds in Vanity Fair and has to
date failed to publicly distance herself from Leviev's companies' human
rights abuses. Taylor Swift, don’t support crimes against Palestinians
and Angolans!

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy discusses why the Palestinian
situation is a straightforward struggle for land and rights.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Israel/Palestine News

Anat Berko, a conservative member of the Israeli Knesset, said there could be no Palestine because there's no letter “P” in Arabic. She made the comments during a debate in parliament about the two-state solution.

Palestinian fishers aren't allowed to fish more than 3 nautical miles
offshore. So some have been farming fish to supply Gaza's markets.

Funeral held for Palestinian teen in West Bank


Labor activists Frank Hammer and Kumar Salehi discuss the United Auto
Workers’ decision to nullify Local 2865's resolution in support of the
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Support Student Workers' Historic BDS Vote

3rd of februari 2016 - Palestinian residents walking trough the
checkpoint on the al-Sahla Street near the Ibrahimi mosque in the old
city of Hebron are detained, body[searched] and harrassed by Israeli

After the Israeli forced violently opened the doors of two Palestinian
houses and entered them, Israeli [surveyors] started taking the
external and internal dimensions of the Palestinian properties.

Demos take place in  Ni'llin & Nabie Saleh.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Israel/Palestine News


Israeli forces in Hebron violently opened the door by cutting the
doorlocks with a disk grinder, and entered the houses that settlers
tried to invade before.
It's the Israeli occupation army giving the illegal settlers of Hebron a clear opportunity to succesfully invade houses.

Ayman Odeh, Chairman of the Joint List [Arab parties] and Member of Knesset (Israel's
apartheid parliament), responds on whether he supports the BDS campaign.

An IDF spokesman reads the findings of a report into the death of Toveet Radcliffe last year. The female Black Hebrew soldier was found shot to death at her guardpost on an Israeli Air Force base.  Background by Richard Silverstein.

Israeli forces on 31st January 2016 shot multiple rounds of tear gas at
school-children in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). Towards the end of the
video, Israeli forces can be heard and seen yelling at international
human rights observers, forcing them to move away from them into a cloud
of tear gas in order to stop them from documenting.

90% of Arab towns and villages in '48 (aka Israel proper) cannot get the
same delivery service that 98% of their Jewish neighbors receive.
Shufersal, an Israeli supermarket chain, will deliver your groceries if
you live in an ethnic-Jewish community but not if you reside in an Arab
villlage or even a major Arab city inside '48.

Another demo in Nabi Saleh.

Phil Weiss interviews Dr. Mustafa Barghouti in the occupied West Bank
village of Sa'ir on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Barghouti had just
addressed the funeral of four boys who had been killed by Israeli
forces. For more see the story, "The sons of Sa’ir"

#FREEABUSAKHA from Hannah Prytherch on Vimeo.

Abu Sakha is a 23 year old Palestinian. He has been working at the Palestinian circus school for four years inspiring and giving hope to children every day. On the 14th December he was arrested by Israeli forces. No charges have been pressed against him but the Israeli government can hold him indefinitely without charge. This is called 'administrative detention'. He has no contact with friends and family. Inhumane conditions including torture and solitary confinement are standard procedure in Israeli prisons. Abu Sakha is one of hundreds of young Palestinians being held without charge. The Israeli practice of administrative detention has been condemned on numerous occasions by the UN Human Rights Office and the Human Rights Committee that oversees implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Israel has ratified.
Show your support for Abu Sakha and all those like him. Sign the petition below to free Abu Sakha.