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Life under occupation

The ongoing betrayal of Palestinian childrenAdri Nieuwhof and Jeff Handmaker - The Electronic Intifada - "The current violence will definitely have an impact on children. The pain is building up and there is no prospect for conditions improving in the near future to start dealing with that pain. The international community is taking a tremendous risk by ignoring its responsibility to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international humanitarian law and human rights. "31/1/2006
Ex-Israeli spy chief: Hamas ministers may be huntedAdam Entous - ei/Reuters - "The architect of Israel`s policy of assassinating Palestinian militants said on Sunday Israel should hunt down wanted Hamas leaders even if they become ministers in a newly elected Palestinian government." 30/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 29 January 2005IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers arrested ten youth west of Ramallah; Troops uproot 150 Dunams of farmland, west of Hebron; Soldiers arrest UNRWA worker in Nablus; 11 Houses Demolished during 2 Days in OPT; IOF Arrested 11 Citizens in WB; 29/1/2006
In defeat, Fatah anger turns to soul searchingWafa Amr - Reuters - Ala Sanakreh is seething over his party`s crushing election defeat at the hands of Hamas. "I`m angry, we`re all angry," Sanakreh told Reuters from the Balata refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. "But if that`s what the people want, we`ll just have to accept it." 27/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 27 January 2005IMEMC and WAFA - IOF Wounded 2 Demonstrators, arrests 3 others in Bil`in; IOF Arrested 3 Citizens in Hebron; Six injured during Gaza in-flight; 27/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 28 January 2005IMEMC and WAFA - Gunmen fire at Ramallah municipality building; Soldiers invade Hebron, arrest two; Soldiers wound and arrest a resident in northern Gaza; Five residents arrested near Tulkarem; 14:39 10 Citizens Arrested in WB; IOF Blasts Car in Qalqiliya; Al-Quds: Palestinians Higher Interest What Really Matters 28/1/2006
Soldiers or Settlers? Palestinian man`s Hebron home sustains severe damageDianne Roe and Sonia Robbins - CPT28/1/2006
Welcome To JerusalemJerry Levin - CPT - From The Inside Looking Out: Report-63 - "The check point by Tantur is not needed any more because the Jerusalem/Bethlehem border has been unilaterally moved three quarters of a mile south to a point well inside what was Bethlehem`s northern municipal boundary... Once again as with the entire history of the occupation, where the West Bank is concerned, border shrinkage, i. e. galloping annexation, continues to be both a de facto and de jure U.S.-encouraged-made-in-Israel dynamic." 28/1/2006
Hamas Election Victory - A Call for Good Governance and Respect of Palestinian RightsBadil - Hamas is now challenged with finding ways to respond to the legacy and the multi-facetted public expectations of its victory and new leadership role. 27/1/2006
OCHA Report: Gaza Strip after disengagementUN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Developments observed in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli disengagement have been largely negative25/1/2006
Nablus after five years of conflictUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs25/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territorie - 24 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - OCHA: Nablus City Severely Hit by Israeli Occupation; Child killed, another injured by military fire near Ramallah; Army arrests two residents in predawn invasions on the W. Bank; Army invades a village near Jenin, arrests 5; IOF Arrests 9 Citizens in WB; Absentee Property law is not applicable in East Jerusalem; From the Palestinian Daily Al Quds: Al-Quds: External Threats are Unacceptable Interferences 24/1/2006
Child killed, another injured by military fire near Ramallah Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday evening, at several children in Al Mogheer village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah killing a nine-year old child, and injuring another. 24/1/2006
Refusers` update: Occupation refuser Uri Natan sentenced to 28 more days in military prison (sixth term)Uri`s letter to the Minister of Defence - "It is exactly because they are my country, my army, or my nation that are perpetrating such violence and such cruelties, that I feel unable to serve in their name and that I shall do anything I can to change the inhuman reality that they impose. "24/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 23 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army invades a village near Jenin, arrests 5; Six residents arrested near Gaza borders; Israeli forces arrest 24 from West Bank Cities in pre-dawn invasions; 23/1/2006
Human Rights Watch: Israel Violates International Human Law IMEMC - New York, Human Rights Watch (HRW) asserted that Israel continues breaching the international Human Rights Law including International Humanitarian Law (IHL). 23/1/2006
The age of immunity is over Yesh Gvul - Open discussion - tuesday 24/1, in Tzavta Tel Aviv - And what about you? Come to hear and be heard - PROF. YARON EZRACHI, DR. ISHAI MENUCHIN, ADV. MICHAEL SFARD 23/1/2006
In a Stronghold, Fatah Fights to Beat Back a Rising Hamas STEVEN ERLANGER - The New York Times - "Fatah, the mainstay of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, is in trouble, even here in Nablus, one of the West Bank`s toughest and largest cities, and a longtime stronghold for the group. Fatah is struggling to beat back the radical Islamic movement Hamas."23/1/2006
Guns or politics? Now Hamas must choose Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "Skilfully Hamas, having largely adhered to the truce it made last year with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, has given little away on post-election plans."23/1/2006
Despite claims to halt attacks, Army strikes Gaza Manar Jibrin & George Riahmawi & Agencies - IMEMC - "one resident was killed; at least seven were injured in the Gaza Strip, after an Israeli helicopter fired one missile at a vehicle driving near the Karni Crossing, east of Gaza city." 23/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories: 21- 22 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Six residents arrested near Gaza borders; 2 Citizens Arrested in Tulkarem; The Gaza center for Rights and Law(GCRL: Israeli Army Killed 287, Wounded 1664 During 2005; Yesterday: Israeli Army Killed one Citizen, Wounded 2 others in GS; Israeli Army Arrested 5 Citizens in WB; Human Rights Watch: Israel Violates Human Rights Law (HRL) and the International Humanitarian Law(IHL)22/1/2006
Three thousand take part in non-violent protest, and the army gets mad.Adam Keller - Gush Shalom - Reporting on the protest march in Bil`in (Friday, Jan. 20 2006). 22/1/2006
Tally Fahimah Crossed the borders from the Israeli Right to JeninJad Al-Haj - Al-Hayat - Zubaidi wrote her several letters while she was in prison, he said in one of them that was read in the court: "Tally they are afraid that you will lead hundreds of other like you to cross the border and see the truth... I wish we will meet in the camp". 21/1/2006
"They can offer me money from ground to sky, I won`t take"Omar Karmi - The Jordan Times - HEBRON - Nidal Awaimeh`s house could fetch a lot of money if the 35-year-old Hebron municipal worker is to be believed: "I was once offered $1 million," said Awaimeh sitting in his living room at the top of this three-storey building. "But I refused. There is no way I will sell this house." 21/1/2006
Palestinians Refugees in Lebanon protest over aid reductionMohammed Zaatari - Daily Star staff - South Lebanon: Hundreds of Palestinian refugees staged a demonstration in front of the UNRWA centers in the Tyre, Sidon and Baalbek camps on Monday to protest against a reduction in social services. 17/1/2006
Prison life no bar to Palestinian poll hopesAgence France Presse - RAMALLAH, West Bank - If voters have their way Marwan Barghuti and Hassan Yussef should soon be warming the Palestinian parliament’s benches. Israel, however, has other ideas for two of its most famous prisoners. 21/1/2006
Palestinian refugees see little hope in electionAgence France Press - BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - Electoral promises made by those running for parliament provoke little more than a bitter laugh in the Balata refugee camp, where Palestinians are sceptical anyone can change the daily misery of their lives.21/1/2006
Army Evacuated Human Rights Activist instead of Illegal Colonizes in Hebron WAFA - HEBRON - A Canadian human right activist in Hebron awaits deportation from Israel, while the evacuation of illegal colonizers from the city`s wholesale market has been postponed. 20/1/2006
Israeli Soldiers Assault Anti-Wall Protest in Bil`in WAFA - Scores of candidates to the legislative elections, international and Israeli activists protested Friday against the construction of the Apartheid Wall in Bil`in village of Ramallah. 20/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 20 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - New settlements expansion in East J`lem funded by US Israelis; Aprox. 5000 People in Peaceful Demo. in Bil`in against the Wall; Settler rams Palestinian youth with car; Army re-arrests two residents, several hours after releasing them; 20/1/2006
Bil`in protest unites candidates, residents, in joint peaceful struggle against the Wall Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Approximately 5000 residents, candidates to the legislative elections, Israeli and international peace activists marched on Friday against the Separation Wall in the village of Bil`in, near Ramallah. "20/1/2006
Further glimpses into the Occupation `justice`Hava Halevi - MachsomWatch - Report by human rights activists from the detention centre at the Russian compound on 5 January 2006 20/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 19 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Israeli Army Arrests 16 Citizens in WB; Israel continues to harass candidates, impedes campaigning in Jerusalem; Two arrested in Jenin; Army invades Nablus, storms houses; Army invades Ein Al Baida village, arrests three brothers; Army storms Al Asakra village near Bethlehem, arrests one resident; Army storms Al Asakra village near Bethlehem, arrests one resident; Resident arrested in Qalqilia; 19/1/2006
Palestinian with Aids barred from Israeli hospital Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "A Palestinian Aids patient has been denied permission to leave Gaza for treatment in Israel despite warnings by senior Israeli clinicians that the case is urgent." 19/1/2006
Hamas support grows after Israelis shoot militant leaderDonald Macintyre - The Independent - "Most people here will vote for Hamas because the peace process has failed. If you don`t have hope, you vote for Hamas." 19/1/2006
Zahhar: "we have to abduct soldiers to secure prisoners release" Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - "Hamas leader and candidate for the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, Mahmoud Al Zahhar, said on Wednesday at night, that the movement has no choice but to abduct Israeli soldiers in order to secure the release of Palestinian detainees"19/1/2006
Despair Plagues Exiled Palestinians: Chances for Stability Reduced Dramatically Sam Bahour and Michael Dahan - "The 38-year Israeli military occupation of Palestine and 57 years of ongoing Palestinian dispossession at the hands of the State of Israel has brought us to a point of total despair. Today, in 2006, Palestinians have been condensed into pockets of caged-in communities, taking on varying shapes and forms." 19/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 18 January 2006Courtesy of IMEMC - Resident arrested in Qalqilia; Shelling in retaliation for Tul Karem assassination; Ateel pair sentenced; farm road barred; arrests in Surif; injury, arrest in Qaleel; arrests in Aida camp; resistance claims soldier killing; five arrested near Tul Karem; four arrested near Ramallah 18/1/2006
Severe restrictions on movement in the West Bank impact the election campaignsPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have imposed additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. These measures have coincided with the initiation of the campaigns for Palestinian parliamentary elections. 18/1/2006
US to Palestinians: keep Hamas awayAl-Jazeera/AFP - The United States has warned the Palestinians that inclusion of the resistance group Hamas in any new government could affect US-backed efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state.18/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 16 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers detain children near Jenin; IOF Demolishes 2 Houses in WB; Israeli Bulldozers Destroy a House in Jerusalem ; Army invades Nablus, arrests one resident; Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian house in Jerusalem; PRCS: IOF Contiues Breaching International Law; 16/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 17 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army seals the northern entrance of Tulkarem; IOF Demolishes 2 Houses in WB; ISR court sentence a Tulkarem resident to 32 months; Troops arrest eight residents near Nablus; Army arrests nine Palestinians in Jerusalem; Palestinian resistance shells Eretz settlement; Army assassinates a senior Hamas, arrests three in Tulkarem; Israeli army arrests 18 Palestinians in several cites in the West Bank; 17/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 31 January 2005IMEMC and WAFA - 4 Houses were demolished today in Jerusalem by Israeli MOI; Soldiers arrest 22 residents in the West Bank; Two Qassam Brigades fighters injured in Gaza; Undercover army units invade Kofer Kalil village, one resident arrested; IOF Wounds 2 Citizens, Arrests 6 others in WB; 31/1/2006
Occupation justice I. The guilty: Pacifist Yoni Ben-ArziMatania Ben-Artzi. A parting shot of the IOF: Yoni, already discharged from the army, was sentenced to 4 months in jail. 17/1/2006
Dying of cancer in Gaza: the story of Fatma Barghouth, who wanted to liveLuisa Morgantini - AMIN 17/1/2006
Updates of the International Solidarity Movement 1. IOF: 0, Goth Girl:1; 2. Three Consecutive Days of Attacks In Tel Rumeida; 3. An Invitation for Barak Obama; 4. Let The Global Boycott of Israel Begin; 5. Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified; 6. Scottish ISM-activist Forcefully Deported From Israel After 7 Weeks in Prison; 7. Round Up Of Recent Events In Tel Rumeida, Hebron; Settler Violence and IDF Abuse 17/1/2006
Undermining the peace camp Ghassan Khatib - Bitterlemons - "At the moment, Jerusalem is one of the main issues threatening, in different ways, the possibility of holding free and democratic Palestinian parliamentary elections." 16/1/2006
Israel sends troops to quell `Jewish intifada`Agence France Presse - Electronic Intifada - "Hundreds of hardline settlers hurled eggs and stones at security forces for two days running on Saturday and Sunday." 16/1/2006
An open letter to Ehud Olmert Daoud Kuttab - IMEMC - "WHILE I understand that you are an Israeli patriot, I believe that much can be done to reduce the tensions between our two peoples, eventually leading to genuine reconciliation and peace. As a start, priority must be given to face-to-face negotiations." 16/1/2006
Hamas banned from Jerusalem campaigning Eric Silver - The Independent - "Israel yielded to American pressure yesterday and agreed to let East Jerusalem Arabs vote in the Palestinian parliamentary elections on 25 January. But ministers barred Hamas from campaigning in the disputed city." 16/1/2006
Hebron: Three Consecutive Days of Attacks In Tel Rumeida; Baruch Marzel Beats Palestinian WomanCPT Hebron - After three consecutive days of numerous acts of settler violence in Tel Rumeida, Hebron, the IDF and Police are doing very little to stop or arrest settlers who violently oppose the removal of settlers from the illegally occupied Palestinian wholesale market in Hebron`s Old City.15/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 15 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Three Hamas candidates arrested in Jerusalem; Two residents injured, one arrested near Salfit; Special Forces kill mother, her son, near Nablus; Citizen Arrested, Houses Turned into Military Posts in WB; Scottish ISM-Activist Deported from Israel; Hundreds of settlers try to break into Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron 15/1/2006
Behind the DisengagementVarious Sources - Everyone saw the disengagement plan materialize, but only a few know about Israel`s ongoing expansion plan in the West Bank, deteriorating the human right conditions of the Palestinians.15/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 14 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - IMEMC and WAFA - Settlers annex 150 Dunams; Resident died of wounds sustained three years ago; ‘Settler girls’ attack peaceworkers in Hebron; Children protest against the Wall in Bethlehem; Army invades Jenin; Resident arrested south of Hebron; Resident of Bethlehem released after a week in detention; Palestinian police officers close Gaza highway in protest of the death of their colleague; 14/1/2006
Suffocation in isolated BethlehemNora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "Now it`s just the wall and a sniper tower and a monstrous gate. Shops on the street, once bustling, are closed and abandoned. What remains, of course, is the silent sucking sound of a disappearing people. "14/1/2006
Hebron Update 30 December 2005 to 5 January 2006Christian Peacemaker Team - On school patrol the team learned that someone had broken into the Ibrahimi Boys` School and stolen two computers and video equipment. 14/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 14 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Children protest against the Wall in Bethlehem; Army invades Jenin; Resident arrested south of Hebron; Resident of Bethlehem released after a week in detention; Palestinian police officers close Gaza highway in protest of the death of their colleague; 5/1/2006
Allow Jerusalem vote, US urges IsraelAljazeera - "A US envoy has backed Palestinian calls for Arab residents in East Jerusalem to be allowed to vote in this month`s parliamentary elections. "14/1/2006
Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle of Bil`in change levelAnarchists Against the Wall - "Our persistent weekly and some times daily struggle was integrating with shifting change in the Israeli power struggle and in addition to the media even the Israeli high court of "justice" seems to "favor" Bil`in. There are qualitative additions to the unexpected "leniency" the state treat the weekly Friday demonstrations."14/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 13 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Military dogs attack, bite, an aged woman from Salfit; Army invaded Jenin, storms several houses; Two residents arrested east of Tubas; Settlers burned two Palestinian homes in Hebron; Soldier invade village near Salfit; Palestinian resistance shelled a Kibbutz north of the GS; Two residents arrested in east of Bethlehem; Army shelled targets in Gaza; Al Aqsa Brigades fired 5 Qassams; 13/1/2006
Mazuz: Jewish lawlessness unpunishedTal Rosner - Ynet News - Attorney general says resources must be allocated to tackle uprooting of Palestinian olive trees 8/1/2006
Attacks in West Bank heighten tension before voteCNN Online - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in Jenin and, in a separate attack, Palestinian gunmen fired on the Ramallah home of Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Yousef. 12/1/2006
Palestinian blows himself up and Israeli troops kill gunman during arrest raid in West BankKhaleej Times, AP - In the bloodiest incident between Israeli troops and Palestinians in nearly a month, a Palestinian militant blew himself up and Israeli troops shot dead another militant in a shootout during an arrest raid in the West Bank town of Jenin. 13/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 12 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Three resistance fighters killed in Jenin; Three residents were arrested; Israeli Army Killed Citizen in Jenin; Army Arrests 13 Citizens in WB; Israeli forces arrest 3 from Bethlehem; Army arrests two from Ramallah; Police arrests five settlers north of Bethlehem; Army arrests 12 Palestinians in Tulkarem overnight; 12/1/2006
Mofaz rules out Gaza-West Bank convoysYnetnews - "Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz tells U.S. envoy David Welch Israel not willing to allow Palestinian convoys to cross from Gaza Strip to West Bank for fear of terror groups transferring Qassam know-how"12/1/2006
Army arrests 12 Palestinians in Tulkarem overnight IMEMC & Agencies - "At least 18 army vehicles invaded the northwestern West Bank city of Tulkarem after midnight, Palestinian sources reported." 12/1/2006
Repeated invasions in Jenin, continuous siegeIMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldiers imposed a strict siege over the West Bank city of Jenin over the last several days, barred the residents from the freedom of movement, and conducted repeated invasions which targeted the Islamic Jihad movement, especially in Jenin, Jenin refuge camp, and Qabatia town." 12/1/2006
At-Tuwani reflection: when reality becomes stranger than my dreams…Christy Bischoff - Christian Peacemaker Teams Hebron - As we approached the women sitting by the 102 olive trees that settlers cut the night before, I saw the tears rolling down her face as she stared ahead. 11/1/2006
To Palestinians, Sharon was a man of war, not peaceMaureen Clare Murphy - The Electronic Intifada - "Expressing dismay at the simultaneous celebrating by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip regarding what appears to be Sharon`s impending death and the statements of sadness and sympathy being issued by the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, Farah said, "We will not be celebrating [and yet] will not be sad ... Both reactions are strange." "10/1/2006
Report from the detention centre in the Russian Compound , JerusalemHava Halevy - MachsomWatch - On the `extension of detention` ritual: reporting on rubber-stamp Occupation justice; Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: Palestinian detainees who are being held illegally in the Russian Compound10/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 10 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - PLC Parliamentary Candidate barred from entering Jerusalem; World Bank official: Palestinian Authority on verge of bankruptcy; Army invades Tubas, arrests one resident; Settlers uprooted 2400 olive trees in three years; 10/1/2006
Hebron: Israeli military invades CPT apartment, arrests team; team computers stolenRich Meyer - CPT Hebron - At dusk Thursday, 29 December an Israeli military patrol invaded the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Hebron office and apartment for the fourth time in three weeks.8/1/2006
Huwara, Sunday 8.1.06 PMNaomi Lalo - MachsomWatch - "This extended report, for all its details, just cannot relay the callousness, meanness and arbitrariness that were manifested throughout our vigil. There was not a single moment of which we could say contained a single procedure carried out for security`s sake – granted we "help the army to see the humanitarian aspects at the cp but lack the information and military insight"… as we were told by most of the echelons we contacted in the army." 9/1/2006
Isolating the South Hebron Hills - Israel Plans De Facto Annexation of Palestinian LandAhmad Jaradat and Josh Friedman - AIC - "In spite of the Israeli Supreme Court decision ordering the army to move back the separation wall in the Hebron Hills region approximately to the green line, Israel continues to find new ways to expropriate Palestinian land."9/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 9 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Israeli H. Court permits Walls construction near Modi`n settlement; Non violent protest freezes Wall construction in Aboud; Palestinian police force destroys 11 illegal (stolen) cars in Jenin; 10 residents arrested across the West Bank; Three arrested in Salfit; Two arrested in Al Obaydiyya, near Bethlehem; Army invaded Jenin refugee camp; 9/1/2006
Sharon`s empty house in Jerusalem symbol of defianceRory Mulholland - The Jordan Times - "Sharon, in a symbolic move to mark his opposition to the Palestinians making East Jerusalem the capital of their promised state, acquired a house in the 1980s in the heart of the Old City`s Muslim quarter." 9/1/2006
Gazans broken by Sharon bleak on futureMehdi Lebouachera - The Electronic Intifada Agence France Presse - "In the smashed-up streets of Rafah, those broken or made homeless by Israeli military operations are bleak on the future, regardless of whether the Ariel Sharon they loathe lives or dies." 9/1/2006
ISM UpdateISM Media Group - 1. The Israeli Supreme Court issued an injunction to stop Building illegal outpost on Bil`in land. 2.Go in Peace 3. Non violent demonstration stops destruction work in Aboud 4. Tomatoes as a security risk 5. Scare Tactics; Occupation Forces Distribute Intimidating Leaflets in Bil`in 6. Settlers of South Hebron Region Destroy Olive Trees 7. Wall and Demonstrators to stand trial this week 8. Palestinians, Israelis join together in Battle of Bilin 8/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 8 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Strict siege resumes over Tulkarem; Fighters, soldiers exchange fire in Jenin; Palestinian killed in clashes between P.A and gunmen; Israeli Army Arrests 5 Citizens in WB; Al-Quds Editorial: The Post-Sharon Era; 8/1/2006
Zobeidi: `Can`t talk about elections while the Palestinians are still bleeding` Saed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - Leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fateh, said that the brigades decided to bar the international observers from working in Jenin or entering it, and that the brigades decided to bar the Legislative Elections in Jenin area. 7/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 7 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army shelled the northern Gaza Strip; Soldiers invaded Hebron, occupied several homes; Father and son arrested near Tubas; Settlers uprooted 100 Olive trees near Hebron; Soldiers invaded Silwad and arrested four residents; 7/1/2006
Hebron: Confrontation and reconciliation Art Gish - CPT Hebron - School patrol started Monday morning in Hebron with Israeli soldiers cursing me and Sarah, another Christian Peacemaker member. When one of the soldiers spat at some school girls, I became incensed.7/1/2006
Palestine reflects on SharonLaila El-Haddad in Gaza - Aljazeera - "Palestinians have reacted to news of Ariel Sharon`s illness with emotions ranging from satisfaction to ambivalence - all tinged with feelings of uncertainty about the future. "7/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 11 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army invaded Saida village near Tulkarem; Three houses demolished in Al Khader; Palestinian arrested in Hebron; P.A police destroyed 400 stolen vehicles; Repeated invasions in Jenin and continuous siege; Army invaded several villages in Jenin district; Palestinian detainees infected with Scabies are not being treated; Aqraba Left Isolated behind the Wall; 2 arrested in Bil`in; One arrested in Tubas; 11/1/2006
Palestinian detainees are being held illegally in the Russian CompoundPhysicians for Human Rights - On 5 January 2006, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel petitioned the Jerusalem District Court requesting to transfer 23 detainees being held in the Investigation Unit to an Israel Prisons Service facility. 11/1/2006
Safe play havens for Palestinians children living in conflict zones Sabine Dolan - Nablus -Like many population centres in this conflict-prone area, children’s access to safe-play and recreational facilities has been virtually non-existent…until recently. 4/1/2006
UNRWA Emergency Appeal Progress Report 28 (Jul - Sep 2005)UMRWA Update - The reporting period was dominated by the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, as well as four small settlements of Homesh, Kadim, Ganim and Sa-Nur in the northern West Bank. 4/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 6 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Colonizers Destroy 120 Olive Trees South of Hebron; Demonstrators in Aboud Succeeded in Stopping Additional Fence Works; Bil`in Anti-Wall Demos Continue; UNRWA: Israeli Obstacles Continues after Departure from Gaza; Three Homes damaged by artillery fire in Gaza; 6/1/2006
Bil`in Anti-Wall Demos Continue WAFA - Palestinian, international and Israeli activists participated Friday in an anti-wall demonstration in Bil`in village of Ramallah. 6/1/2006
Dr. Al-Barghouti Denied Access into Gaza RAMALLAH - WAFA - Candidate of PLC Elections Dr. Mustafa al-Barghouti was prohibited from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation Authorities. 6/1/2006
Settlers uproot 100 Olive trees near Hebron SAed Bannoura-IMEMC & Agencies - An extremist settlers group uprooted recently 100 Olive trees which belong to residents of Yatta village, near the West Bank city of Hebron. 6/1/2006
At-Tuwani Update: 11 December 2005-22 December 2005CPT Hebron - In the morning, a member of ISM who is staying in Qawawis called to say that the army had bulldozed the road closed from Karmil to Qawawis at its junction just north of bypass road 317. 7/1/2006
Larceny on the road to JeninDamon Lynch - "The officer .. simply came to the driver`s door, glanced coldly at the passengers, and brazenly told the driver one of his passengers was not wearing a seat belt. That passenger was me, sitting in the back of the van. The police officer was lying."7/1/2006
Palestine-Israel: Joint struggle against the separaetion fence and occupation Anarchists Against the Wall - The Israeli media reported all the week about the illegal confiscation of the lands of Bil`in for the settler town Modi`in Illit. One day the construction of housed on it were even stopped by authority. 6/1/2006
Two Egyptian soldiers killed after Palestinians breach border wall with bulldozerConal Urquhart - The Guardian - "Two Egyptian guards were shot dead at the border with Gazayesterday after armed Palestinians made a hole in the border wall with a bulldozer." 5/1/2006
Settler Violence Seen Escalating In West BankOfer Shelah - Forward - "In an unusually harsh statement last week, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz condemned the apparent destruction of Palestinian-owned olive trees by Jewish settlers, calling it "outrageous and unacceptable," and ordered the creation of a joint army-police panel to investigate and bring the culprits to trial." 5/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 5 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Settlers renew their attacks against residents of Hebron; Two Palestinian children injured by settlers` fire; Three youth arrested in Bethlehem; Six youth injured in the Jenin Refugee Camp; IOF Arrests 3 Citizens in WB; 2005: Israeli Troops Kill 197 Palestinians including 54 children 5/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 4 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army ceized 3000 Dunams in the West Bank; Resistance detonated an Israeli bulldozer in the West Bank; Army demolished a house in a Village west of Bethlehem; Army Killed a Citizen, Arrested 5; 13-Year-Old Boy Wounded in Jenin; 6 youth arrested during one month in Tubas; Israeli Army shelled eight roads in GS; Israeli sonic bombing air raids continue over Gaza; Israeli forces raided the city of Tulkarem and spread leaflets inciting residents against resistance fighters; Israeli Troops kill Palestinian resident near Hebron; 4/1/2006
B`Tselem: Gaza "death zone" illegalB`Tselem - IMEMC - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B`Tselem, said the Israeli orders to automatically shoot at anyone in the "buffer zone" in northern Gaza is a flagrant violation of international law4/1/2006
A non-violent victory in Bil`inInternational Solidarity Movement (ISM) - As a result of the village of Bil`in`s ongoing campaign of non-violent direct action and protest, an unprecedented action was taken today by the Civil Administration in regards to the illegal settlement outpost of Matityahu Mizrah, which is being built on Bil`in`s land4/1/2006
IOF extra-judicially execute 2 Palestinians and continue to shell areas in the Gaza StripPalestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) - On Monday evening, 2 January 2006, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially executed a member of the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, and a taxi driver 4/1/2006
Israeli Police releases PLC candidate Mustafa Barghouthi Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli police released, on Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, head of the Independent Palestine Coalition for the upcoming legislative elections, after detaining him for several hours and transferring him to Al Maskobiyya detent ion facility, in Jerusalem. 3/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 3 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Soldiers level a four-story building north of Jerusalem; Student, teacher injured in Jerusalem school; Army invades Nablus, one resident arrested; Palestinian resistance fires 14 Qassam shells towards Israel; 11 West Bank residents arrested; Army invades Jenin and its refugee camp; 7 Wounded in Jenin incursion - children included; Army Arrested Dr. Mustafa Barghoutim candidate to Legislative Elections; he was later released; 4 Citizens Arrested in Hebron; Army Restricts Election Officials Access into Tubas; Israeli Police detains scores of Palestinians in AL Khan Al Ahmar; 3/1/2006
8th Light of Chanuka. Bil`inDavid Shulman - Taayush - HaCampus-Lo-Shotek - "I light this candle tonight for all those who believe in peace, who will not be silent." "I light this candle for those who overcome their fear." "I light this candle tonight in protest against all those who have defiled the true Jewish values, who have desecrated the holiest of all, the truth of human freedom." "I light this candle in protest at the settlers who steal Palestinian lands without shame." The last is a man of Bil`in, who reads a text in Arabic: "I light this candle in the name of our friendship and our hope."3/1/2006
Jerusalem police stop Palestinian MP campaigningAgence France Presse - "Israeli police forced prominent Palestinian MP Hanan Ashrawi to stop campaigning Tuesday as she canvassed for votes in occupied east Jerusalem, an AFP correspondent said."3/1/2006
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 22-28.12.05Link to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights3/1/2006
Happy New Year; thorough search and humiliation at military checkpoints Mustafa Sabri, PNN - Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC - "I saw dozens of residents forced to empty their bags, while soldiers were throwing the belongings of the residents, carelessly and violently", Athba said, "Soldiers were forcing the residents to lift their clothes, completely, and whenever the soldiers felt that this is not a full exposure of the body they asked the residents to do it again, and again".3/1/2006
This fence makes for nervous neighboursMark Mackinnon - Globe and Mail - "In theory, the wall will come down as soon as Palestinian violence stops and Israelis feel they can trust their neighbours. But Palestinians say the route, which deviates from the pre-1967 Green Line and in some places cleaves deep into the West Bank, is a cynical land grab."3/1/2006
2 killed in Gaza strikeAli Waked - YNET - Israeli Air Force strikes in Gaza: Air Force fires several missiles at vehicle apparently carrying Islamic Jihad members belonging to Qassam rocket launching cell; at least two Palestinians killed, one critically wounded 2/1/2006
Celebrating Hanukka with today’s MaccabeesGush Shalom - Some seventy Israeli peace activists, members of Gush Shalom and sympathizers together with Palestinians among them a lot of children, lighted the candles of a huge Hanukkia at the Palestinian "outpost" put up by the villagers of Bil`in on their land2/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 2 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army arrests election campaign coordinator of a left-wing coalition; Army uproot olive trees near Hebron; Army invades a Bethlehem village; Army tightens the closure on Tulkarem; Army arrest one resident in Jenin; Four workers injured after being rammed by a speeding jeep; IOF Arrests 3 Citizens in WB; Army expels residents from the northern plains; 2/1/2006
Haifa through the looking glass Kenneth Brown - Le Monde Diplomatique - December 2005 - "Israel’s third-largest city held its 21st international film festival in October.There was an effort to bring Arab films to the festival; the main fruit has been Palestinian films. This year’s festival included a day of Palestinian cinema."2/1/2006
Army uproots 400 olive trees in a village near Hebron Manar Jibrin - IMEMC & Agencies - "Israeli soldier, backed by 25 armored vehicles, uprooted on Monday morning, more than 400 olive trees from the orchards which belong to residents of Al-Sikka village, south of the West Bank city of Hebron." 2/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 1 January 2006IMEMC and WAFA - Army arrests PLC candidate Sami Awad; Army shells several areas in the Gaza Strip; Army Kills 2 Citizens in Gaza; 2 Teenagers Wounded by Israeli Army in Jenin; Resistance factions declared end of truce by yesterday night; 1/1/2006
Settlers, hands off the olive treesDavid Forman - Jerusalem Post - I recently joined a group from Rabbis for Human Rights on a mission to the South Hebron Hills. Our purpose was to aid farmers there who were cultivating their fields in preparation for the planting of olive trees. Olives represent 60 percent of Palestinian crops. 1/1/2006
Rehabilitating the Salem Olive Groves - Assistance NeededEhud Krinis - On Saturday, November 26, a number of us went with Salem farmers to try and rehabilitate what we can from the chopped-down trees. Revenge was swift: that same night, hilltop settlers came down and chopped down more trees. Old farmers who arrived there in the morning managed to see the choppers finish their "work" and return to the outpost. 1/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 26 January 2005IMEMC and WAFA - Palestinian Elections: Against all expectations, Hamas may win 75 out of 132 Parliament seats; Central Election Committee to Release Palestinian Election Results at 7 P.M. Thursday; Army probes the death of a Palestinian child; soldiers did not follow orders; EU: Will work with any `peaceful` Palestinian government 26/1/2006
At-Tuwani: Peace among the olive treesArt Gish - CPTnet - On the evening of 5 January 2006, over one hundred Palestinian olive trees near the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills were cut down, most likely by persons from the nearby Israeli settlement of Ma`on. 25/1/2006
News Flashes from the Occupied Territories - 25 January 2005Courtesy of IMEMC, WAFA - 7 arrested in Tulkarem; 11 arrests throughout the West Bank; President denied access to Jerusalem; 40.6% voter turnout by 13:00 hours; Refugees in Lebanon camp conduct symbolic elections; PCHR: voting is calm; IOF Arrests 5 Citizens in Tulkarem 25/1/2006
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