|Siege, Wall, Checkpoints|
|Visit Report from Gaza: ĎThe current situation is much worse than the crisis of 1948′||Joseph Glatzer was among the Gaza Freedom marchers allowed by the Egyptians to go through. "Thereís no place in the world like Gaza. Itís filled with contradictions of tragedy and joy, laughter and tears, beauty and devastation.... Mr. Ramadan showed us the small table where the familyís 8 university students have to study. Itís also the 10™10 feet room where 11 people have to sleep. On average, Federal Prison cells in the US are 8™10 feet." ||30/1/2010|
|Israeli guides may work in Bethlehem, Jericho ||by Danny Sadeh -
"Israeli tour guides will be able to travel to Jericho and Bethlehem with groups of tourists and guide them in the Palestinian Authority territories"||26/1/2010|
|Israeli NGO: IDF combat doctrine in Gaza ícaused intentional and large-scale damage to civilian infrastructureí||Adam Horowitz - Mondo Weiss - One of the most important questions raised by the Goldstone Report is whether there was an intentional Israeli objective to destroy Gazaís civilian infrastructure.||31/1/2010|
|Suffocating: The Gaza Strip under Israeli blockade||Amnesty International - On first year anniversary of Israelís military offensive in Gaza, human rights organization charges that blockage does not target armed groups but punishes entire population ||19/1/2010|
|British lawmaker Gerald Kaufman calls Gaza blockade `evil`||Jerusalem Post/Associated Press - Israelis who authorized the use of white phosphorous in densely populated Gaza should be tried for war crimes, British Labour Party legislator Gerald Kaufman said Friday, after entering the Strip with 60 European parliamentarians. ||17/1/2010|
|Video from Jan. 15 Nebi Salah Demonstration||About 8 minutes. Tear gas etc.||16/1/2010|
|The spider, the road and the occupation ||Yitzhak Laor - Haaretz - What does Israeli logic say about Route 443 and barring Palestinians from using it for years, in the best traditions of apartheid? (Which is flourishing here but which we are not permitted to call by that name.) Logic dictates that we need this road because it shortens the distance to Jerusalem and eases congestion on Highway 1. But because this efficient road passes through occupied territory, and has done so for 42 years - a temporary occupation, of course (here, in the script, the Supreme Court justices call for a wink) - it endangers the lives of Israelis. This is because the inhabitants of the occupied territory don`t like the idea of their land being used without their permission.
|Israel restricts Palestinian lawyers` access to West Bank detainees ||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Israel is prohibiting Palestinian lawyers and the relatives of Palestinian detainees from reaching a military tribunal via the Beitunia checkpoint west of Ramallah. The prohibition, which has been in effect for the past three days, means that Israeli police are requiring Palestinians to use the Qalandiyah crossing 20 kilometers away, where they must produce an entry permit to Israel - which can take weeks to obtain - if they want to enter an Israeli military tribunal that is on West Bank land. The court lies 300 meters south of the Beitunia roadblock, and was built on land that is part of Beitunia. ||14/1/2010|
|Three year old Gazan child dead of a heart condition - exit permit could have saved him ||Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC -Three year old Mayisarah Mousa had a heart condition which could not be treated in the facilities available in the Gaza Strip. Doctors said that he needed an operation to save his life but the Israeli military did not give his family the much needed permit to leave Gaza for medical treatement abroad.
|Video from January 8 Bil`in Demonstration||This one has a comic-relief moment: as three soldiers were busy isolating one demonstrator and dragging him on the ground, their comrades gassed them, allowing the demonstrator to escape.||9/1/2010|
|Egypt bans Gaza aid convoys ||Aljazeera, Jan. 9 2010: "Egyptian authorities have announced that all aid convoys travelling to Gaza will be banned from travelling across Egypt after a riot broke out at the Rafah border crossing earlier in the week."||9/1/2010|
|Pro-Gaza activists under siege - imposed by Egypt and Hamas ||Amira Hass, Ha`aretz: "The march was not what the organizers had dreamed of during the nine months of preparation."||9/1/2010|
|"No army, no prison and no wall can stop us" ||Abdallah Abu Rahmah,
The Electronic Intifada
"I mark the beginning of the new decade imprisoned in a military detention camp. Nevertheless, from within the occupationĀĆs holding cell I meet the New Year with determination and hope."
|Rightists: Probe Big Brother contestant who wants Palestinians to `rise up`||Jonathan Lis -
"On the show she described her volunteer work at Machsom Watch,which monitors the conduct of Israel Defense Forces soldiers manning roadblocks in the West Bank." ||6/1/2010|
|Eight year old boy shot in his head by rubber-coated steel bullet, two arrested during Niílinís weekly protest||ISM -
the Israeli military resumed using the 0.22Ē munitions to disperse demonstrations in the West Bank in the wake of Operation Cast Lead. Since then at least two Palestinian demonstrators were killed by 0.22Ē fire:
* on 13 February 2009, Az a-Din al-Jamal, age 14, was killed in Hebron
* on 5 June 2009, Aqel Srour, age 35 in Niílin
* 28 other than Srour were injured by 0.22Ē bullets in Niílin alone
|VIDEO bilin weekly demo 01.01.2010||The only decent Israeli soldiers are those who have refused to be oppressors and occupiers. Many have faced prison for their refusal. They are heros. Those who serve in the territories to oppress the Palestinians are the scum of the earth. To hell with them.||2/1/2010|
|YouTube : Inside Story - Gaza Under Siege ||
28 December 2009 -
For over two years Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza`s 1.5 million inhabitants. The blockade includes bans on materials needed to reconstruct the region after the israeli bombing of 2008-9. 80%...
|Awaiting a miracle from Washington||Khaled Amayreh -
Al Ahram Weekly in English
"The Palestinian Authority may be seeking renewed talks with Israel even in the absence of an Israeli freeze on settlements."||1/1/2010|
|Beyond the wall||by Dina Ezzat
Al Ahram English Weekly
"Is Egypt fencing off Gaza or is it distancing itself from the Palestine cause for now? Almost on the eve of the Israeli war on Gaza, Egypt is again weathering a storm on its eastern borders with the Gaza Strip under harsh Israeli siege."
|Palestine under the shadow of the wall||Sabah Haider - Le Monde diplomatique - Sabah Haider visited the West Bank for ten days over Christmas and New Year 2010 to teach filmmaking to more than a hundred children at the SOS Village orphanage in Bethlehem. Here are some of the photographs that she took in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus||20/1/2010|
|VIDEO: Arab-American Student Stuns Obama with Simple Gaza Question||Laila Abdelaziz, a University of South Florida student who worked on the Obama campaign, makes the US President grope for words and mumble Bush-style incoherencies, with a simple question: why he keeps speaking for human rights even as his government supports the siege of Gaza by Israel and Egypt. Needless to say, she didn`t get a straight answer.
Credit to Mondoweiss, see also http://mondoweiss.net/2010/01/student-confronts-obama-at-tampa-town-hall-over-human-rights-hypocrisy.html||30/1/2010|
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