|Documents & Data|
|On the Anniversary of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza, Addameer Calls Attention to the 686 Gazans Detained in Israeli Prisons||Addameer - In June 2007, as part of its policy of treating the Gaza Strip as an enemy entity following the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections, Israel implemented a total prohibition on family visits to prisoners from Gaza. In addition, starting in November 2009, Israel has effectively prevented these prisoners from receiving money from their families to buy basic necessities by requiring that transfers of money be conditional on the physical presence of a family member at an Israeli bank—an impossibility for families residing in the Gaza Strip.
|Hamas Confirms Commitment to Cease-Fire||FARES AKRAM--GAZA ï¿½ After a week of heightened tensions along the Gaza-Israel border, Hamas on Friday renewed its commitment to a cease-fire with Israel in an apparent effort to head off further escalation. ||26/12/2010|
|Aid groups say they, not Hamas, are thwarted by Israeli restrictions on Gaza||Janine Zacharia--GAZA CITY - Despite recent moves by Israel to ease construction in the Gaza Strip, restrictions on building materials are hampering international humanitarian efforts while doing little to impede the Hamas-led government they are designed to weaken, aid and nongovernmental groups say. ||26/12/2010|
|Racism on Rise-- Arabs flee home due to racist threats||Hassan Shaalan--"I felt humiliated by the hatred," said Ganem Abbas, the young Druze man, who has served in the IDF. ||26/12/2010|
|Barkat: Seal Arab home along with Beit Yonatan||Ronen Medzini--Opposition member Meir Margalit, of the Meretz faction, responded to the statement by saying that the mayor was not actually behaving in an egalitarian manner. "Dozens of (Arab) homes have been destroyed while not a single Jewish building has been razed," he said. ||26/12/2010|
|New Mossad chief to apologise for use of UK passports in Dubai killing||Gordon Thomas--Tamir Pardo has been director of Mossad since the end of November Photo: APBy Gordon Thomas 6:30PM GMT 25 Dec 2010
Tamir Pardo, who took over as Mossad`s chief earlier this month, will also promise that Israeli agents will never again be allowed to use fake British documents during operations abroad.
|Israel stations forces across East Jerusalem neighborhood, likely preparing for evictions||Jonathan Lis--It was not yet clear whether the police was preparing to evacuate Palestinian homes or carry out the long-awaited eviction order against Beit Yonatan, an apartment building constructed illegally in the neighborhood.||26/12/2010|
|U.S. may delay aid for Israel`s anti-rocket system due to budget woes||Amos Harel--Delay comes as a result of Obama`s difficulties in pushing next year`s budget through Congress due to Republican opposition. ||26/12/2010|
|VIDEO Military Destroys Old Cisterns in Hashem A-Daraj, South Hebron Hills||From Operation Dove and the Villages Group. ao||25/12/2010|
|Oxfam - Gaza weekly update 5-11 December || ||21/12/2010|
|Who will rebuild Gaza?||Gisha - Despite assurances that entry of construction materials would be allowed for international organizations seeking to rebuild Gaza, the granting of permits for these purposes has been slow and impeded by burdensome bureaucratic conditions. Meanwhile projects administered by the government in Gaza are built using construction materials entering through tunnels between the Gaza-Egypt border. ||21/12/2010|
|Stuttgart Declaration - Closing Document of the Palestine solidarity conference 26-28 November 2010||The adherence to a 2-State Solution condemns Palestinians with Israeli citizenship to live as second class citizens in their historic country, in a racist state in which they are not allowed the same rights as Jewish citizens. bz ||21/12/2010|
|Human rights group condemns Israel`s `discriminatory` policies||Hugh Naylor - The National - "Expropriating land, unequal access to electricity and basic services and a number of other "discriminatory" Israeli policies are making Palestinian communities "virtually uninhabitable" and forcing residents to flee as a result, according to a report released yesterday by Human Rights Watch"||20/12/2010|
|Testimonies reveal IDF campaign to dismantle Palestinian society||IDF soldier testimonies, collected by Breaking the Silence [part of a new book] ...confirm that the intent of the IDF during the Second Intifada was to undermine the ability of Palestinian society to politically challenge Israel, by destroying its capacity to function as an integrated whole. ao||18/12/2010|
|Waiting for H: 8 hours with no passport at TLV airport||My friend H is arriving from Sweden for a conference in Jerusalem. Though Palestinian by roots and Arab by name, H is a Swedish national and a proud subject to the three crowns. The conference deals with world history and its effects on the region.||18/12/2010|
|The US and Palestinian Non-Violence||In his 2009 speech in Cairo, President Obama said: "Palestinians must abandon violence...." How does the administration respond when Palestinians do resist nonviolently? Check out the State Department fumbling over questions from an intrepid AP reporter about jailed Palestinian peace activist, Abdullah Abu Rahmah||18/12/2010|
|Weekly Collection of Occupation and Activism VIDEOS||From FriendlyStranger. ao||18/12/2010|
|Road blockage and Cistern demolitions ||Video -
"Road blockage to a house without other exit, at a dead-end road. Destruction of 13 cisterns in the area of Umm Darage" ca||17/12/2010|
|Caution: Children Ahead - The Illegal Behavior of the Police toward Minors in Silwan Suspected of Stone Throwing ||B`Tselem - Information Sheet - B`Tselem urges the Jerusalem Police to observe the letter and spirit of the Youth Law while coping with stone-throwing incidents in East Jerusalem. The police must immediately end the arrest of minors at night and the use of violence by special forces during arrests. The police must also ensure that minors are interrogated only in the presence of their parents, and must emphasize options for the rehabilitation of the minors and for preventing injury to them.
|Breaking the Silence: the occupation testimonies (part I)||Breaking the Silence - +972blog - The collection of 101 testimonies shows the degree of control Israel has over the lives of Palestinians. Unlike previous publications by BTS, this one is not about war crimes. More than anything, the testimonies reveal the banalities of the Occupation: the roadblocks, the nightly raids, the mass arresrs and the daily humiliations which take place everywhere in the West Bank.
|Full letter by the 26 former European leaders ||The group of former European leaders from 12 EU member states plus Norway
consists of former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers and
European Commissioners, as well as other former dignitaries. In their letter, they offer recommendations consisting of
specific actions the EU should adopt to promote a two-state solution during the critical year of 2011. bz||14/12/2010|
|`Our lives became something we`d never dreamt`: The former Israeli soldiers who have testified against army abuses||The Independent - Former Israeli soldiers who have testified against army abuses have for the first time given up their anonymity, to make their voices all the harder to ignore. Donald Macintyre gets an exclusive preview of a powerful new book||13/12/2010|
|Today in Palestine||The Headlines--||12/12/2010|
|OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report for 1-7 December, 2010||OCHA||12/12/2010|
|Israel faces tougher line from EU after former heads call for Palestinian stateFormer EU leaders sign letter urging creation of state with East Jerusalem as capital and settlement freeze||Chris McGreal in Washington and Harriet Sherwood--Twenty-six European grandees have urged the EU to adopt a tougher stance towards Israel including taking "concrete measures" and exacting "consequences" over continued settlement building on occupied land, which they say is illegal under international law.||12/12/2010|
|US `regrets` Middle East impasse ||Al Jazeera and Agencies--Days after dropping settlement freeze bid with Israel, Hillary Clinton says US is "frustrated" by the lack of progress.||12/12/2010|
|Barak`s vision of dividing Jerusalem is not Israeli policy, says Netanyahu||By News Agencies and Haaretz Service--Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday distanced himself from Defense Minister Ehud Barak`s expressed support for partitioning Jerusalem along Jewish and ||12/12/2010|
|Weekly Collection of Occupation VIDEOS||From FriendlyStranger. ao||11/12/2010|
|VIDEO Palestine on the Map?|| ||11/12/2010|
|Don`t Say We Didn`t Know #241||For years settlers living in Shilo have coveted land belonging to Palestinians from the village Karyut in the West Bank.||11/12/2010|
|Study: Bribery rampant in Palestinian territories||None -
Ma`an News Agency
"The United Nations established International Anti-Corruption Day in 2003 to raise awareness of graft and promote the global fight against it."
|All-Out War: Israel Against Democracy||Coalition of Women for Peace - This comprehensive report documents the increasing political persecution of peace and human rights organizations and activists, and describes the connections between the assaults led by Israeli government officials, security forces, courts, journalists, and extreme-right organizations in this well-orchestrated offensive on democracy.||8/12/2010|
|34 ships to carry aid to Gaza next April ||The international campaign for solidarity with the Palestinian people is preparing to send 34 ships loaded with humanitarian relief material to the Gaza Strip by next April, Mariam Zakut, the director general of culture and thought society, said. ||5/12/2010|
|Abbas: As a last resort, I`d ask Israel to take over ||ASSOCIATED PRESS--PA president warns he may dissolve his self-rule government, ask Israel to resume full control of the West Bank if troubled peace talks fail. ||5/12/2010|
|Today in Palestine||Summaries of latest news--Knesset members demand annexation of Ariel settlement
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) 4 Dec -- A group of Israeli parliament members including ministers and heads of committees signed a memorandum calling on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Israel Today published on Thursday said that the 35 signatories urged Netanyahu and his government to impose Israeli sovereignty on the ever growing settlement and not to deal with it as a settlement in occupied land. "The project aims at silencing all voices that call for boycotting the settlement`s educational and cultural activities and trying to doubt its legitimacy and the legitimacy of the presence of Jews in this area", the memo read.
|NGOs: Gaza civilians continue to suffer||Amnesty International - Israel has so far only approved the import of materials for 25 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) construction projects for schools and clinics, a mere seven per cent of UNRWA`s entire reconstruction plan for Gaza. Even for these approved projects, only a small fraction of the required construction materials have actually been permitted to enter Gaza so far.
|Detention of Children||Defence for Children International(DCI) - During the past year, and particularly in recent months, there has been an accumulation of testimonies by children and their family members, particularly from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, which suggest that minors suspected of involvement in stone-throwing incidents have suffered violence and their rights have been infringed upon.||2/12/2010|
|A Collection of VIDEOS from the past week||Courtesy of the blogger FriendlyStranger. ao||4/12/2010|
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