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"I’m Not Allowed on Israel’s Segregated Buses"
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"I’m Not Allowed on Israel’s Segregated Buses"

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sailorworld:

Boycott Israel Campaign 2012

For more information visit: http://inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel-2012.php

Israel to 'free' Palestinian hunger striker  

arabstateofmind:

Israel has agreed to free Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detained without charge, who has been on hunger strike for more than nine weeks, one of his lawyers has said.

The revelation came hours before the supreme court was to hear an urgent appeal on Tuesday for Adnan’s release.

The lawyer said that a settlement had been reached for ending his detention.

The continued ‘administrative detention’ of the Palestinian from the West Bank had stroked global anger with protesters clashing again with police in the West Bank on Tuesday.

Israel arrested Adnan, a 33-year-old baker, on December 17 near the northern West Bank town of Jenin. Israel accuses him of being a spokesman for the Palestinian group, Islamic Jihad.

He told lawyers and human rights organisations that masked soldiers violently broke into his house, where his mother and children were present.

Adnan said that his hands were shackled behind him and that he was thrown onto the floor of the military jeep and kicked and slapped by soldiers while they took him to the settlement of Mevo Dotan.

He began refusing food a day after his arrest and is now said to be in critical condition.

Earlier, Saeb Erakat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, urged world leaders to pressure Israel to free Adnan.

“I sent messages to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton today, and spoke with the EU and Chinese envoys,” Erakat told AFP news agency.

“I asked them all to intervene in Adnan’s case. They must apply pressure on Israel to release him,” he said.

World leaders had expressed growing concern over the fate of the prisoner, who was held without charge under a procedure known as “administrative detention”.

There are currently more than 300 Palestinians being held in administrative detention by Israel, without charge or trial, for renewable periods of six months, without any way of defending themselves.

Palestinian officials warned that his death in custody could start a violent backlash, while a spokeswoman for the Israel Prisons Service said on Sunday that they were “constantly monitoring” the situation.

“We understand the implications of this case,” Sivan Weizman said.

But on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office went on the offensive, with a spokesman describing Adnan as “a dangerous terrorist” despite the fact he has yet to be charged with any security offences.

Until now, Adnan has not been charged and the military court that approved Adnan’s detention has refused to release any details on the reason for his arrest or ongoing imprisonment.

whatpath:

Here is a link to a list of companies that support Israel.

http://inminds.com/boycott-israel-2012.php

Also the site provides proof on how the companies support Israel financially. As part of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, boycotting these products is the first step. This is the least (seriously the least) we can do to support and help the Palestinians that must live under the Israeli Occupation.

israelfacts:

Settlers attack activists outside Jerusalem, injuring 23 Israelis and Palestinians

According to Israeli activists, on Friday morning (Sept 30) Palestinian and Israeli activists were attacked by settlers near the settlement of Anatot, which is about 20 minutes drive outside of Jerusalem in the West Bank, just north of Maale Adumim. Activists came to accompany the owner of the plot of land to plant trees – when they were met by a large group of settlers, who attacked them and reportedly cracked open the head of the landowner and attacked his wife. The two have been hospitalized.

The only Israeli news outlet I’ve seen report on this is Ynetnews, which is reporting that 3 have been “lightly” injured in clashes between protestors and settlers, who “hurled stones at each other.”

According to the Ta’ayush activist I spoke to who prefers to remain nameless, the landowner, Abu Salah al Rifai and his wife Ayman, hold the ownership papers for their land, on which the settlement of Anatot was built in the 1980’s. Their case is a bit different from most Palestinians in the West Bank since Ayman has Israeli citizenship and therefore is actually allowed to enter the settlement and reach the land. The couple approached Ta’ayush activists several weeks ago and asked for help to prevent their land and property from being damaged by settlers.

Here is the Ta’ayush activists’ account of what happened Friday, in his own words:

When we arrived Friday morning there was already a security officer there, who decided to call the police, but they did not interfere. However, more and more settlers from the area gathered on the main road a few hundred feet from where we were. I called the police and told them we felt in danger. There were some police cars on the road where the settlers were but they did not prevent the settlers from coming up to confront us. Some came up to us and started cursing and threatening. I called the police again. Then dozens came towards us and began attacking us. It really felt like a lynch. I was punched several times and fell to the ground and when I got up I rushed over to a  border police officer and begged him to protect me and help me. I latched on to him for dear life but he didn’t stop them.  My camera was taken from me and broken and my glasses had broken somwhere. I began running to the street with another activist and managed to get away from the settlement while many others were still being attacked.  I managed to get out with only a broken hand and some bruises.

Activists claim the police officers who were present at the scene did nothing while they saw the activists being beaten and their cameras smashed. Three other activists have been hospitalized  and an additional three have been arrested by the police, who have not arrested any of the settlers, in spite of having witnessed everything.

Later in the day, more activists arrived to protest against the violence that took place earlier. They too were attacked and beaten and had stones thrown at them. In spite of police presence at the scene, the police did nothing.

Nineteen people were injured in the second attack, requiring medical attention, and three have been hospitalized. A total of 23 injuries were reported from this incident, and according to the twitter feed of a female activist who was there, settlers tried to rip her clothes off. There was also damage done to cars belonging to the activists, which were parked outside the settlement – smashed windshields, head and tail lights, and punctured tires.

Smashed car windshield (Photo: Activestills)

Activists consoling each other after attack (Photo: Activestills)

،، انـتـفـاضة: kahlut: whatrawrawesome: Israeli Embassy broken into in Egypt.. ITS... 

What gives people the right?

Democracy gives people the right.

kahlut:

whatrawrawesome:

Israeli Embassy broken into in Egypt..

ITS CALLED FUCKING RESPECT. What the fuck is wrong people? What gives you ANY right to break in? Even if you don’t like Israel it wouldn’t KILL you to fucking have some respect.

I fucking hate people.

26 dead…

(Source: seriouscircus)

Settlers being armed by Israeli military for attacks on protesters supporting Palestinian UN statehood bid 

stay-human:

31st August, 2011

Israeli settlers living in violation of international law in the West Bank have been issued stun grenades and tear gas by the Israeli military, in preparation for anticipated protests by Palestinians following the UN statehood declaration later this month.

The Israeli military has codenamed the planned attack on Palestinians “Operation Summer Seeds”, which sounds much like the 2006 “Operation Summer Rains” in which 40,000 sound grenades and live missiles were dropped on the Gaza Strip over the course of the summer.

According to an internal Israeli government document leaked to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, Israeli troops distributed maps with red lines drawn on them around Israeli settlements in the West Bank, with instructions to soldiers that if Palestinian protesters get too close to the settlements, they should be shot in the legs.

The instructions do not differentiate between non-violent demonstrations by Palestinians and violent attacks by Palestinians, instead implying that non-violent demonstrators would be subjected to being shot in the legs if they cross a ‘line’ whose location has not been shared with any Palestinians.

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"According to an internal Israeli government document leaked to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, Israeli troops distributed maps with red lines drawn on them around Israeli settlements in the West Bank, with instructions to soldiers that if Palestinian protesters get too close to the settlements, they should be shot in the legs."

thepalestineyoudontknow:

 Israeli soldier shoots a Palestinian prisoner while being handcuffed in front of his commanding officor!(x)(video)

al-qudseya:

this documentary is called ”Gaza-Strophe” i’ve never seen it so i figured i’d post it and we can watch together :) 

whatpath:

deafmuslimpunk:

a Huge Palestinian flag waving in front of the Israeli Embassy by Egyptian youths in Cairo in the aftermath of the Israeli attacks on Gaza. (via http://t.co/iRXdCdZ)

Righteous

ryking:

freedomforfalasteen:

Gaza Strip - 8.19.2011.

More on the story here. — Ryking

The Lebanese Army reported Monday that Israeli soldiers advanced into Lebanese territory for a distance of 200 meters and remained there for 30 minutes before heading back to the Israeli side of the border.

Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies (Full)


Russia Expels Israel’s Military Attaché for Espionage
Israel’s military attaché in Moscow was arrested and expelled earlier this week, it was revealed on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions. (click title for full article)

Russia Expels Israel’s Military Attaché for Espionage

Israel’s military attaché in Moscow was arrested and expelled earlier this week, it was revealed on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions. (click title for full article)

Israel to hold missile test in US
remember when North Korea tested their newest war weaponry? My favorite lines from this article are: 
"Israel has expressed concerns that Iran’s uranium enrichment programme is aimed at producing nuclear warheads that could be attached to ballistic missiles.
Iran has repeatedly denied that it is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, saying that its uranium enrichment work is geared towards generating electricty.”

Israel to hold missile test in US

remember when North Korea tested their newest war weaponry? My favorite lines from this article are:

"Israel has expressed concerns that Iran’s uranium enrichment programme is aimed at producing nuclear warheads that could be attached to ballistic missiles.

Iran has repeatedly denied that it is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, saying that its uranium enrichment work is geared towards generating electricty.”

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