|Life under occupation|
|Israeli crackdown on Palestinian youths in Silwan||Ben Lynfield [from Today in Palestine]--In a recent incident, M., a slightly chubby 10-year-old with dark eyes, was harmed by a group of plainclothes forces who sprang out of an unmarked car and grabbed him off the street, according to his father`s account, which was backed up by other residents. (M.`s full name could not be used because of an Israeli law protecting juveniles.)||31/10/2010|
|Israeli military occupy Palestinian house||CPT Al Khalil (Hebron)--When CPTers arrived they were met by 7 soldiers on the steps of the house, who refused to allow them to enter. Members of the family came out and told CPTers that their father had collapsed when he tried to prevent soldiers from entering. He had been taken to hospital by ambulance. A month ago, when the house was occupied for the second time, his wife had a heart attack and died later in hospital.||31/10/2010|
|Israel bans former Hamas minister from home village||Qabaha said the commander told him Israeli security did not want to see him in the occupied Palestinian territories, and that a court decision would be implemented in November apparently expelling him from the West Bank. ao||30/10/2010|
|Hebrew Lessons at the Learning and Creativity Center in Susiya|| ||30/10/2010|
|Suffering of Palestinian Children Rated Among Highest in the World||by Mays Al-Azza -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Their plight began in 1948, and has been ongoing to this day due to Israeli practices against them. Thousands of children were displaced and became homeless without committing any sin or fault, Issa said."
|Israeli Miltary Kidnaps Two Palestinians, Installs Blockades in Hebron||by Sandy Khair -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Israeli soldiers abucted, on Thursday morning, two Palestinians from the town of Beit Umar, north of Hebron, and erected a blockade at the entrance north of the city."
|IDF bars Palestinian children from Tel Aviv film festival||By Ruta Kupfer -
"The army yesterday prevented children from the West Bank village of Umm al-Hir from entering Israel in time to watch a movie they appear in at a children`s film festival in the Tel Aviv Cinematheque." ca
|Palestinians work on West Bank settlement boom||By Wyre Davies -
BBC News, Jerusalem
"The irony that thousands of Palestinian workers are helping to build Jewish homes that are seen as illegal under international law is not lost on Mr Alami but he insists there`s no comparable work in the Palestinian areas."
|Israel ‘Outraged’ as UN Calls for End to Settler Attacks||by Jason Ditz -
"UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry today condemned a flurry of high profile settler attacks across the West Bank, urging the Israeli government to “combat violence and terror” by the settler groups."
|Daily Kos - Collection of Videos from Palestine|| ||25/10/2010|
|Land Desecration - Palestine`s Olive Harvest Horror ||Rannie Amiri - CounterPunch - "Last Friday was the official start of the olive harvest season in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as gunfire and real fire once again heralded its opening. Hundreds of trees were burned by settlers as Israeli soldiers looked on. Fire trucks were prevented from helping put out the blaze in what has become an annual ritual of despoiling land by those who have illegally settled on it"||25/10/2010|
| PA says Israel hogging water resources||AFP--Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says Palestinian water consumption well below World Health Organization`s recommendations; says Israel allowing PA access to only 10% of water resources||24/10/2010|
|Rolling blackouts resume in Gaza||One of the generators in Gaza`s sole power plant will stop running Friday as it has run out of fuel...scheduled blackouts would resume in the Strip, Ad-Dardasawi said. Power would be provided for eight hours, followed by an eight-hour blackout. ao||23/10/2010|
|Israeli Settlers Torch Olive Trees near Bethlehem||Sandy Khair -
"Palestinian Civil Defence Fire Team was able to to put out the fire after initially being prevented from reaching the location of fire."||20/10/2010|
|Palestinian homes in Deir Ballut due to be demolished over `lack of permits`||ARIJ - The military government`s legislation, designed to fit with Israeli strategic aims rather than the Palestinian population`s needs, makes the obtaining of permits very difficult. As a result, a growing number of Deir Ballut villagers is doomed to a life of uncertainty in the shadow of the bulldozers which can show up at any moment. The Applied Research Institute in East Jerusalem assembled detailed information. (AK) ||19/10/2010|
|PHR-Israel: Delayed Exit of a Toddler from Gaza Results in Death||Jesse Bacon - The Only Democracy - Abu Lasheen, a young resident of Gaza diagnosed with Leukemia, was referred for emergency treatment in Israel on October 6, 2010. When requests to the Israeli Army for an entry permit went unanswered for several days, by way of B’tselem, the family contacted Physicians for Human Rights- Israel (PHR-Israel) for additional help. That very same day, on October 13, 2010, PHR-Israel contacted the Gaza District Coordination Office (DCO) demanding a permit be issued immediately to the baby and her father to enable their entry into Israel. A military approval was finally granted the next afternoon, October 14, 2010.
Abu Lasheen’s medical condition had been deteriorating rapidly and by the time the permit was received, the treating doctor in Gaza, Dr. Mohammad Abu Sha’aban, said she was too sick to travel. Nasma died in the early morning hours of October 16, 2010.
|Occupation affects every aspect of olive oil production ||Report -
""Because they can`t work regularly on their land," Heske said, "they can`t implement best agricultural practices, and they won`t be able to get the certification.""
|School warehouse torched near Nablus||Ali Waked -
"The students held a protest Wednesday morning near the site."
|Shepherd made homeless, his water cistern destroyed, son in prison||CPT - He did not know where his son was being held, and where he could get water for his two hundred sheep and goats.||19/10/2010|
|Soldiers Kidnap A Legislator In Hebron||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "After being elected to the Legislative Council, Qfesiha was kidnapped three times; he spent a total of 100 months in Israeli detention facilities before and after his elected to council"||18/10/2010|
|Israel expels residents from Bethlehem village||Ma`an News Agency
"Bethlehem governor Abed Al-Fatah Hamayel denounced "this crime that has displaced dozens of residents," affirming that "this crime comes within Israeli plans aimed at expelling Palestinians from their land."
|Israeli Settlers Attempt to Abduct a Child in Hebron||by Sandy Khair -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Palestinian security sources reported to Palestine News Agency, WAFA, that a group of Israeli settlers in Hebron, on Wendesday night, attempted to abduct a child."
|Israeli Army Detains Journalists Helping with Harvest||by Sandy Khair -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Israeli army detained, on Thursday afternoon, a number of journalists who participated as volunteers in harvesting olives. Their work was organized by the Palestine Mininstry of Information in Kafir Kadom, near Qalqilia."
|Israel`s denial of family reunification increases Palestinians` suffering ||Siham Shamalakh--GAZA, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Having been separated for 17 years from her twin sister, Hayam Shamalakh who was only 19 when she settled in Gaza after the Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993 has been appealing to the Israeli government for family unification permits.||17/10/2010|
|How times have changed at Jenin refugee camp ||Gideon Levy--Recent wedding in the Jenin, Apache helicopters are replaced by twinkling stars, IDF tanks by trucks filled with plastic chairs and musical instruments. [Better does not mean that all is well. The Israeli military continues to rule. Still, even `better` is a move in the right direction. Dorothy]||17/10/2010|
|In West Bank, Peace Symbol Now Signifies Struggle||ISABEL KERSHNER -
"This was the first time the villagers of Turmus Aya and Al-Mughayer had been able to have access to their lands in six months. To do so, they need permission and protection from the Israeli Army, for a few days for plowing in springtime and a few days for picking in the fall."||13/10/2010|
|Catch 44||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"...even without you we have got a bit too many Arabs here, and we don`t want any additions."||13/10/2010|
| Bereaved father transports ailing Palestinians to Israeli hospital||Anne Usher--Before the blockade, ï¿½we had enough drugs and it was easier because we dealt with the Israeli Health Ministry,ï¿½ he said. ï¿½There was a better chance to be trained and refer patients to Israeli hospitals, and we had access to equipment.ï¿½ ||10/10/2010|
|Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees In Nablus||by Sandy Khair -
IMEMC & Agencies
"On Wednesday afternoon,Israeli settlers cut down dozens of olive trees and looted the harvested fruits from villages of Yanoun and Hawwara near the city of Nablus."||8/10/2010|
|Israel Continues Deportation of Palestinians with Gaza ID ||by David E. Miller -
The MidEast News Source
"Sha’aban is one of 35,000 Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Israel who according to Gisha, an Israeli NGO dealing with Palestinians’ freedom of movement, cannot leave the vicinity of their homes for fear of deportation to the Gaza Strip, where they are registered as residents. "||8/10/2010|
|Israel is now punishing Palestinians shamelessly||Amira Hass -
"For what is the endless postponement of an urgent medical test if not torture of a sick person and her family?" id||6/10/2010|
|Israeli fire injures fourth Gaza worker in a week ||Maï¿½an - A 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in the left leg by Israeli fores in the northern Gaza Strip, as he was collecting stone aggregates for a construction company. The shooting - fourth reported in the past week - is part of enforcing the unilaterally declared "no-go zone buffer area" inside the Gaza Strip. ||5/10/2010|
|The activist`s Palestinian protest movement is the focus of a new documentary film. Donald Macintyre meets him ||Donald Macintyre--Besides being a sudden reminder of the occupation on an otherwise perfectly tranquil September evening in the West Bank, this trivial incident, lasting no more than 15 minutes, had a symbolic, if unintentional, significance. For the order to withdraw by 150 metres – which had no discernible authority or legal basis-took us back almost to the village school, along the very line where the barrier had originally been planned to run seven years ago.||3/10/2010|
|Palestinian territories Jewish actor visits West Bank camp in quest for peace||Harriet Sherwood in Al Arroub--`It`s very hard to talk about Palestine to Jewish people – they see me as a betrayer,` says British actor Miriam Margolyes||3/10/2010|
|VIDEO Gazan vents anger at Israeli destruction of his land by setting up first horse riding club||Some people who lost homes and businesses during the war have been spurred on to not only rebuild - but to create opportunities in Gaza. One man has turned his anger into passion - and built a horse riding club. ao||2/10/2010|
|The Mengele Squad||Nothing was done about the rumors of beatings and lootings of Arabs and the everyday abuse of the local population; but telling the press about it was considered unconscionable. One soldier in the unit, who now works in marketing, says without sarcasm, "All that happened was that a few soldiers decided to call themselves the `Mengele squad,` to set themselves apart from the others - a kind of branding." ao||2/10/2010|
|Israel places 13-year-old Palestinian from Hebron under House arrest||According to lawyers and testimony from Karem, he was tortured and kept for six days in Israel`s Ofer detention center, and later released on 3,000 shekels ($824) bail under house arrest for a period of five months without exception including going to school. ||2/10/2010|
|Palestinian Boy Released From Israeli Jail On Bail||by George Rishmawi -
IMEMC & Agencies
"An Israeli court released 12-year-old Karam Khaled Da`ana from Hebron, on bail after spending eight days in jail. Yet, the boy will not be allowed to go home until the case is concluded. "
|Time to abandon talks?||by Saleh Al-Naami
"With Israel pushing a hardline stance while settlement expansion is ongoing, pressure is mounting on Ramallah to ditch US sponsored peace talks with Tel Aviv"||22/10/2010|
|Cinema Jenin Comes Back to Life||Video -
|3500 Olive Trees Victims of Settler Crimes in Past Week ||No author -
Palestine News Network
"The PLO International Relations Department warned of a war by Israeli settlers against olive trees, saying that in the past few days over 3500 trees had been burned or destroyed across the West Bank."
|Palestinian school set on fire, vandalized with `regards from the hills` graffiti||By The Associated Press
"Incident appears to be the latest action in the `price tag` campaign of extremist settlers." ca
|Settlers torch, vandalize Nablus school||Ma`an News Agency
"A group of Israeli settlers broke into an all girls` school in the Nablus districton Wednesday, setting fire to its storehouse containing furniture and unused sports equipment, the headmistress said."
|Gaza Government Demands Abed Rabbo’s Immediate Resignation||by Ane Irazabal -
International Middle East Media Center
"On Thursday, the Hamas-led government in Gaza, called for the resignation of a Palestinian Liberation Organization(PLO) official, Yasser bed Rabbo, who was quoted in the press as agreeing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state if Israel agreed to 1967 borders."
|Gaza tunnels used to export goods ||Video -
"The network of tunnels in Gaza, long used to import life-saving goods, are being repurposed to export material to Egypt."
Home page  back