|Features & translations|
|Israeli Settler Alleges Palestinians Tried To Kidnap Him - large IDF search campaign|
IMEMC - The settler phoned the police and alleged that a Palestinian car transporting two Palestinians “stopped near him”, and that the two tried to force him into their car.
He said that, after the two failed to abduct him, they drove away, heading towards the southern part of Hebron city.
The settler was unharmed; a large number of Israeli soldiers and police officers arrived at the scene of the alleged abduction attempt, and initiated a large search campaign in the area. [This incident did further only get publicity on the Arutz Sheva settler site-bz]
|Palestinian entrepreneur seeks to turn Jerusalem into startup city - together with Jews|
Inbal Orpaz - Haaretz - “I want people to come, to sit together and to start working together — young people from the east and the west. I want to build connections and to bring the two sides of the city together in projects,” Hani Alami, a high-tech entrepreneur and millionaire from East Jerusalem told. [bz]
|Palestinian draft resolution submitted to UNSC: Israeli withdrawal from West Bank by 2017|
Reuters - Jpost - The submitted Palestinian draft appears to reflect some European ideas.
An earlier Palestinian draft informally circulated to the council in October called for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank by November 2016, but the United States and others found this text unacceptable. bz
|Settlers cut off electricity, attack homes near Nablus|
Ma`an - Burin is a frequent site of settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as it is located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha. [bz]
|Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in Qalandya Refugee Camp, North of Occupied Jerusalem|
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - In excessive use of force, on Tuesday early morning, 16 December 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. The aforementioned civilian was killed when Israeli forces moved into the said refugee camp to arrest Palestinians. A number of Palestinian youngsters gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers to stop arrests. As a result, a civilian was wounded as he was standing on the roof of his family`s house in Antar quarter in the north of the refugee camp.-rh
|Israeli parliament seeks to bar Arab lawmaker|
William Booth - The Washington Post - In June, soon after three Jewish Israeli teenagers were abducted as they hitchhiked home from their religious schools in the occupied West Bank — but before it was known they had been killed — Zoabi told Radio Tel Aviv that she did not believe the kidnappers were terrorists. “Is it strange that people living under occupation and living impossible lives, in a situation where Israel kidnaps new prisoners every day, is it strange that they kidnap?” she asked.-rh
|Death of Ziad Abu Ein could work to Abbas’ advantage|
Daoud Kouttab - Al-Monitor - On a strategic level, the death of Abu Ein will certainly help Abbas and Fatah demonstrate that their policy of nonviolent resistance is a serious strategy that needs to be encouraged and expanded. Fatah is holding its seventh congress on Jan. 2 in Ramallah, and there is no doubt that the story of the new martyr and his effort to save Palestinian land with his body will resonate and produce a much more serious plan for Palestinian statehood based in large part on the need to support nonviolent popular resistance.-rh
|`Truth commission` uncovers the history of Bedouin dispossession|
Tom Pessah - +972 - Zochrot, an Israeli NGO, is experimenting with ways to bring awareness about the Palestinian Nakba to the Jewish Israeli public. After two years of preparations, they convened an informal Public Truth Commission at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba last week, in order to examine the displacement of Palestinians in the Negev/Naqab by Israeli forces that took place from 1948 to 1960. Why until 1960? Most people are actually unaware of the fact the majority of local Bedouin tribes were driven off their lands into either Sinai, the West Bank, or an isolated reservation east of Beersheba (the “Sayag”) in the 1950s – long after the war ended.-rh
|Bypassing Israel: The necessity of recognition in European capitals|
Scott Ratner - Mondoweiss - Essentially every state in the international community has made it clear since at least the 1970s that the Palestinian people are entitled to a sovereign state on the 22 percent of Mandatory Palestine that Zionist forces did not conquer in 1948. This recognition does not, nor has ever, come with the stipulation that such a state must be premised or conditioned upon adhering to what Israel defines as its “national security.” -rh
|US Feels The Heat On Palestine Vote At UN|
Jonathan Cook - Countercurrents - But while Europe is tentatively finding a voice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, silence reigns across the Atlantic. The White House appears paralysed, afraid to appear out of sync with world opinion but more afraid still of upsetting Israel and its powerful allies in the US Congress.-rh
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