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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Tuesday October 30, 2012 05:07 by IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the village of Azzoun, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, sealed the village, and imposed curfew forcing the residents under house arrest.

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Local sources reported that the soldiers were deployed on all main entrances of the village, and prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.

The army invaded the village from different locations, and forced all merchants to close their shops, and attacked several residents before imposing curfew on the village.

Several armored Israeli military vehicles drove into the village’s streets, and used loudspeakers to impose curfew on the village until further notice.

In related news, Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported Monday that Israeli soldiers violently attacked a Palestinian man and…

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Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

With John Pilger

John Pilger

John Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people, but asks who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy – the black majority or the white minority? Won the Gold Award in the category of ‘Film & Video Production: Political/International Issues’, Worldfest-Flagstaff, 1998; Certificate for Creative Excellence (third place), U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1999.

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Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

By John Pilger
Global Research
September 20, 2012

The murder of 34 miners by the South African police, most of them shot in the back, puts paid to the illusion of post-apartheid democracy and illuminates the new worldwide apartheid of which South Africa is both an historic and contemporary model.

In 1894, long before the infamous Afrikaans word foretold “separate development” for the majority people of South Africa, an Englishman, Cecil John Rhodes, oversaw the Glen Grey Act in what was then the Cape Colony. This was designed to force blacks from agriculture into an army of cheap labour, principally for the mining of newly discovered gold and other precious minerals.

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