|Features & translations|
|Qalandia refugee camp: Youth block roads demanding PA intervene in case of Palestinian hunger strikers|
Ma`an - Qalandia refugee camp residents Jamal Abu al-Leil, 50, and 47-year-old Raed Fayez Mteir declared hunger strikes on Feb. 16, after being imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial for one year under the widely-condemned policy of administrative detention. Israeli authorities have issued six-month administrative detention orders for the two prisoners three times since they were detained. The two have joined imprisoned journalist Muhammad al-Qiq who has been on hunger strike for at least 10 days to protest his administrative detention. [bz for dn]
|Herzog’s Flawed Plan|
Mitchell Plitnick - The Third Way - This sort of thinking is the inevitable result of the unequal relationship between an occupying power that is a stable, economically healthy, regional superpower and a dispossessed and occupied people. The decision is entirely Israel’s, and it is based entirely on Israel’s concerns, not on any notion that Palestinians have inalienable rights and are entitled to the same freedoms as everyone else. [bz for dn]
|PEN America drops Israel sponsorship|
Charlotte Silver - EI - PEN America came under heavy criticism last year for accepting funding from the Israeli government, which jails Palestinian journalists and writers in Israel and the occupied West Bank for their work.
More than 250 writers, poets and publishers, many members of PEN, had signed an appeal urging the group to end the relationship with Israel’s government. They include Wallace Shawn, Alice Walker, Eileen Myles, Louis Erdrich, Russel Bank, Cornel West, Junot Díaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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|Why I oppose Netanyahu|
David Rothfield - Many progressive Jews, in Israel and the diaspora, once hoped for an Israel that would live in peace with its Palestinian neighbours on a basis of mutual recognition and respect. Netanyahu has put paid to those hopes. His dream is different. He wants a strong Jewish Israel ruling the lands of biblical Israel where a Palestinian presence will be tolerated with certain conditions. With agility and resilience, he has pursued that vision for 20 years with great success. Shockingly, he may now have an ally in the White House.
It seems Prime Minister Turnbull was unwilling to raise these issues while Netanyahu was here.
As a Jewish member of the Greens, I appreciate the strong statements of our Greens MPs Scott Ludlam and Lee Rhiannon criticising Netanyahu and the human rights violations his government is committing.
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|Hundreds march in Hebron: `Open segregated Shuhada Street`|
Haggai Matar - +972 - Israeli soldiers fire volleys of tear gas to break up the protest, prevent the march from reaching the street Israel has forbidden Palestinians but not Jews from walking or driving down.[bz]
|Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank`s Hebron|
AFP/Yahoo news - Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.
Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water, an AFP correspondent said. There was no report of injuries.
Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters who also pelted soldiers with stones.
|63 wells destroyed, 5310 trees, 150 doors: a chronicle of the occupation in Hebron district |
Abdulhadi Hantash - Mondoweiss - The writer of this 2016 report is a field consultant to the Palestinian Prime Minister for Wall and Settlement Affairs, and he chairs the non-profit organization, Land Defense Committee for the Hebron District in the West Bank, where he has worked as a land surveyor/cartographer for more than 30 years. [bz]
|Gaza police destroys 1 ton of unexploded ordnance|
Ma`an News Agency -
"According to Salim Madi, the head of the police’s explosives
engineering department in the city of Rafah, an operation carried
out north of the city destroyed a large number of unexploded Israeli
rocket shells and grenades.Madi added that the explosive devices
were dismantled and destroyed in accordance with international
|Israeli forces deliver 30 demolition orders in Hebron-area village|
Ma`an News Agency -
"Israeli forces delivered 30 demolition orders to several structures
in the village of Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district
of Hebron on Thursday.Popular and national committee coordinator in
the southern West Bank Ratib al-Jbour told Ma’an that Israeli forces
had placed the demolition orders on lands near the structures, which
included a school, tents, water wells, barracks, homes, and
stockyards. He said Israeli forces also took pictures of the
structures. Al-Jbour added that Israeli forces gave the owners of
the structures three days to challenge the demolition orders, but
said that three days was not enough for the residents to prevent the
|Israeli High Court Allows Demolition Of Al-Qanbar Family Home In Jerusalem|
"The Israeli High Court authorized, Thursday, the demolition of the
family home of Fadi Ahmad al-Qanbar, who was killed six weeks ago,
after ramming and killing four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem.
The court said that the demolition was an “acceptable punishment,”
and alleged that al-Qanbar family “knew about his intentions before
he carried out the attack.”
Fadi al-Qanbar, 20, was a former political prisoner from Jabal al-
Mokabber, in occupied Jerusalem; he was killed on January 08, 2017,
after ramming Israeli soldiers with his truck, killing four, and
wounding two others." ca
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