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A Palestinian youth carries items salvaged from the rubble past destroyed buildings in Gaza City on August 6, 2014. A Palestinian youth carries items salvaged from the rubble past destroyed buildings in Gaza City on August 6, 2014.

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations has called for a UN resolution on the Israeli regime’s atrocities against the besieged Gaza Strip.

At a UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Riyad Mansour renewed Palestinians’ call on the Security Council, noting that the UN’s inaction meant “constant appeasement of Israel.”

Mansour described Israel as a regime “above the law, immune from punishment, even when it commits war crimes and threatens international peace and security.”

Israel’s month-long offensive on Gaza was not enough for the 15-nation world body to condemn Tel Aviv’s crimes in the blockaded sliver.

About 1,900 people have been killed and over 9,500 others injured by the Israeli regime’s massive offensive that began on July 8.

Israeli warplanes…

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For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:

The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine



THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE

Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?

81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of…

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Published on Jul 31, 2014

Senator David Norris Israel bombs first and weeps later.




Follow the genocide in Gaza - In Photos and Video Click here to watch the genocide in Gaza – Day by Day -In Photos and Video



For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:

The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine



THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE

Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?

81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

 Wednesday August 06, 2014 13:21 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Army Destroys Workshops Near Jenin

A number of fanatic Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday at noon, the “Gold Market” area, under full Israeli security and military control, in the Old City of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, smashed and removed the doors of various stores.

Demolished Workshop Near Jenin - WAFA News
Demolished Workshop Near Jenin – WAFA News

The settlers came from the illegal settlements of Beit Hadassah, in the center of Hebron, Ramat Yeshai in Tal Romeida Palestinian neighborhood, Abraham (Abraham) Abino that was built on the ruins of the Central Fruit and Vegetables Market in the city, and Beit Romano that was installed in a local Palestinian school, The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said.

WAFA added that the settlers attacked various stores, adjacent to Osama Bin al-Monqeth School that was illegally occupied by Israel, and was turned…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 13/07/2014 – 02:41 PM ]

images_News_2014_07_13_salam_300_0BEIT LAHIA, (PIC)– Al-Salam rehabilitation center for disabled people has called for an investigation into the Israeli bombing of the headquarter of al-Mabra association, which took away the lives of two disabled persons.

Al-Salam rehabilitation center called on all international human rights associations to immediately step in so as to stop Israeli arbitrary attacks targeting rehabilitation centers for disabled people, saying the attack has not been one of its kind as another strike rocked al-Basma rehab center in Beit Lahia.

The center demanded the urgent prosecution of Israeli former crimes against Palestinians with special needs, which took away the lives of Palestinian child Kifah Ghanem, diagnosed with a hearing loss, and the visually-impaired-child Shahd al-Qarinawi.

According to Muhammad al-Gharbi, al-Salam Center Chairman, Israel has been making proof of an unparalleled barbarism, manifest in the frequent violations of international laws and humanitarian decrees.

He…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

“Settling” by Israel constitutes a WARCRIME according to International Law and the ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislation’ it is forbidden.
Law resources below this article


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LAW

“States may not deport or transfer parts of their own civilian population into a territory they occupy.”

Summary

State practice establishes this rule as a norm of customary international law applicable in international armed conflicts.
International armed conflicts

The prohibition on deporting or transferring parts of a State’s own civilian population into the territory it occupies is set forth in the Fourth Geneva Convention.[1]

It is a grave breach of Additional Protocol I.[2]

Under the Statute of the International Criminal Court, “the transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies”

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Silver Lining

by Ali Abunimah, EI

Israeli occupation forces used Hyundai and Caterpillar equipment to demolish Palestinian buildings and cisterns in the villages of al-Deirat and Jawaya in the south Hebron Hills area of the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

This is an area of intense Israeli settlement activity, where some villages, such as Susya, have been ordered totally destroyed by the occupation forces.

Video shot by Operation Dove (website) shows bulldozers, accompanied by Israeli occupation forces, carrying out demolitions of a two storey home belonging to Mohammad Musa Mohammad Abu Aram, and a rainwater cistern belonging to Mahmud Ahmed Nasser Nawaja, as distraught villagers watched.

Both Caterpillar and Hyundai have come under intense pressure, and Caterpillar in particular is the target of a broad divestment campaign, because of complicity in Israeli human rights abuses.

Israel had demolished 476 Palestinian owned structures in the occupied West Bank in 2012, as of September’s…

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Nov 11, 2012 by occpal

Early morning Nov 11, 2012 another Palestinian Resistance Fighter was killed In Gaza, bringing the number of death to 7 since Saturday evening. 52 are wounded among which many children.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights monitored in a statement on Sunday the aggression during the past hours…

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Sunday November 11, 2012 02:06 by IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that several residents were injured Saturday as Israeli soldiers attacked a funeral in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.


File – Palinfo

Eyewitnesses reported that the army fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets, in addition to several rounds of live ammunition at residents participating in a funeral near the main entrance of the village. Several residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

The attack led to clashes between the soldiers and the residents; the army fire more gas bombs, rubber-coated bullets and rounds of live ammunition.

Soldiers also prevented dozens of residents and international solidarity activists from reaching Palestinian farmlands located near the Karmie Tzur illegal settlement, built of Palestinian lands, south of Beit…

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Silver Lining

Four Palestinians killed in the IOF shelling, children among the wounded

GAZA, (PIC)– Four Palestinians, including two brothers, were killed and dozens injured in the Israeli occupation forces’ artillery shelling of Gaza city on Saturday evening, medical sources said.

Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, a spokesman for the health ministry, said that more than 30 casualties were admitted into Shifa hospital in Gaza while more are still being evacuated from Shujaia suburb, east of Gaza city. He charged the IOF with using internationally-banned weapons in the attack.

The PIC reporter said that two brothers of Harara family, 15 and 17 years respectively, were killed in the shelling in addition to a teenager and a 20-year-old youth.

He said that 27 others were wounded including six in critical condition, adding that casualties were still arriving to the hospital.

Meanwhile, IOF bombarded suburbs in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip…

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Nov 11, 2012 ~ by occpal

A tragedy in Gaza…

On November 10, 2012 a mother and a father  in Gaza lost their son. Matter Abu Al-Atta was assassinated in a zionist attack on Gaza. He became 19 years old.  Within two hours after Matter was killed his mother overwhelmed by shock gave birth to his little brother.

They will never meet each other. Less than two hours in which two souls, two brothers of which one looses life and another sees life, but not long enough to see and enjoy each others presence…

At least not in this life.
They named him after his big brother: Mattar.



A photo of the little Mattar

May Allaah Subaha wa Ta’ala grant the mother and father and all their loved ones solace. Protect them and reward them with all blessings for all they had and have to suffer.

And may Allaah Azza…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Kawther Salam | Nov 11, 2012

من يخطأ عليه أن يتعلم الأعتذار

Four Israeli war criminals were seriously wounded today by their own artillery stationed to the east of the Gaza concentration camp besieging the million and a half Gazans. The missiles which were shot today by the Israeli artillery hit a jeep of the Israeli military instead of Palestinian houses. Four zionist soldiers were hit instead of innocent Palestinians.

The last night from Thursday to Friday at around midnight the zionists fired 3 artillery shells at a Palestinian house east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip and killed a Palestinian child, Hamid Younis Abu Daqa, of age 11 years.

Today, the IDF terrorists failed to kill another Palestinian child and instead shot and seriously wounded four Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinian civilians and injured dozens more. Not content, they then proceeded to accuse the besieged Gazans of…

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Nov 11, 2012 by rosaingaza


This morning I went to visit the injuries in Shifa hospital.
Yesterday, 10 November 2012, the Israeli Occupation Forces fired an artillery shell at some Palestinian children who were playing football in east of al-Shoja’iya (east of Gaza city). 2 children were killed: Ahmed Kamel Al- Dirdissawi (18 years old) and Matar ‘Emad ‘Abdul Rahman Abu al-‘Ata (19 years old) and 38 civilians, including 8 children,
were wounded. I went to Shifa hospital this morning to visit the children injured.
They are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

These children were hit by shrapnels in the chest, in the neck, in the abdomen, in the head.
Shifa hospital received 40 injuries yesterday, and 5 martyrs.


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Maan News Agency | Sept 23, 2012

TUBAS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces confiscated dozens of livestock in the northern Jordan Valley on Sunday, the local governor said.

Troops seized around 100 cows from Palestinians in Ein al-Hilweh and al-Maleh, Tubas governor Marwan Tubassi told Ma’an.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.

In August, the local council told Ma’an that forces had confiscated livestock from shepherds and farmers and imposed a fine of 15,000 NIS for them to be returned.

The villages lie in an area of Israeli control in the Tubas governorate.

In March, Bedouin village council head Aref Daraghmeh said that Israel’s Nature Authority was threatening Palestinian residents with fines of more than 5,000 shekels for picking tumbleweed in the area.



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Silver Lining

by Ramzy Baroud, source

Recent demonstrations in protest of the rising cost of living have swept across the West Bank. While they are not indicative of a Palestinian version of the ‘Arab Spring’, they are still an important first step.

A reasonable demand, however, cannot possibly be for Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to sack the government of Salam Fayyad. Neither has much sway over Palestinian economy, let alone political will.

Abbas enjoys Israeli and Western backing because of his ability to manage – if not sustain – a factional split between his party, Fatah, and Hamas, which controls Gaza. He remains faithful to security coordination between his authority and Israel, and continues to crack down on his opponents with an iron fist. He is also desperately clinging to a loyalty to Washington policy – despite the fact that the latter’s prestige and influence is quickly diminishing in the…

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CounterPsyOps

The mass media are toeing the official warmonger line on Syria and Daraya, citing “as yet unconfirmed activist reports” (fake tweets?) blaming “Assad’s forces.” Yet Syrian TV has broadcast eyewitness reports of the massacre perpetrated by the FSA (so-called “Free Syria Army”) before the Army arrived. Armed gangs roamed the streets, sniping and trying to get into homes. Multiple witnesses testified they did not dare to leave their homes until the Army arrived. One witness tells how civilians were rounded up and shot.

When the Army arrives, the terrorists are driven off, but not before taking a video of their own dead and calling it a ‘civilian massacre.’

The whole operation was evidently coordinated and tailor-made for the MEDIA — the warmongers of yellow journalism. The time has come to rename the MSM, or Mainstream Media, as the MMM — the Mass Murdering Media. Its purpose, to get NATO members…

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I stumbled into Kamel Qadummi during a demonstration at his village, Kafr Qaddum, a few months ago. With his laptop in one hand and a small camera in the other, he was running straight into the cloud of tear gas, breathless. Unlike the foreign photojournalists, he didn’t have a gas mask, yet he was determined to film the events and webcast them live.

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Inside Story on Aljazeera. 23 May, 2011.

Inside Story, discusses with Rabie Abdul Atti, member of the NCP and advisor to Sudan’s information minister; Eddie Thomas, an author on Sudan; and Barnaba Benjamin, Southern Sudan’s minister of information.

Freeuganda’s Comments:
I watched this Inside Story last night and i must say i was extremely frustrated with the Rabie Abdul Attie and his “skirting the issue” each time he was asked a question. There is no doubt in my mind that the Northern Sudanese Army has forcibly occupied Abeyi with military action for their own gain. This is in breach the CPA signed in 2005. Mr Attie’s words “nobody can tell the Khartoum Govt what to do” just go to show the reality of the situation. They may take on board the international pressure, yet they do nothing in order to change what they are being pressured for. They MUST immediately leave Abeyi and allow the citizens to vote in a free, fair and peaceful election. The international community need to do more than just watch this time. Bashir is wanted by the ICC and the international community must start applying pressure to those countries to whom he visits (such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda) and they allow him to roam free and do not arrest him and have him sent to Hague to face trial. I call upon all people who care about humanity, to take action. Write, Call, Protest (Peacefully) and use your FREEDOM’s to help those who have suffered at the hands of Dictators and Tyrants for decades. I challenge YOU!

Sudan’s disputed border town of Abyei is ablaze, with gunmen looting properties days after troops from the government in Khartoum entered the area, UN peacekeepers say.

The peacekeepers belonging to UNMIS, the UN mission in Sudan, said on Monday that the burning and looting was perpetrated “by armed elements” but it was not clear whether they were from the north or the south.

Omar-al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, said a “peaceful resolution” for Abyei would be found.

“We are efforting to solve the remaining issues and remove tensions in Abyei,” he said in a speech.

The developments in Abyei drew strong reaction from the US, with its special envoy to the country saying Washington would rule out dropping Sudan from a terrorism list if it continued occupying the oil-rich district.

Princeton Lyman said the “occupation” of Abyei by northern troops is “an extremely disproportionate response by the government of Sudan” to an attack on a UN convoy escorting the troops last week.

Envoy ‘optimistic’

But Lyman added that there was still hope of the two sides resolving the crisis.

“I am optimistic in this sense: These two entities – Sudan and soon-to-be independent South Sudan – need each other,” he told Al Jazeera.

“They have to collaborate for their own good, and while we’re now facing a major crisis in Abyei, we’re hopeful that the leadership, particularly president al-Bashir [in the north] and vice-president Kiir [in the south] will re-establish the spirit that they talked about … ”

Sudanese government officials in the north say their troops moved into Abyei – inhabited by two tribes backed by the south and north respectively – to drive the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) out, who they said had been occupying Abyei since last December.

The SPLA is the armed force of South Sudan, which held a referendum for independence in January and is due to become an independent state in July.

UNMIS strongly condemned the burning and looting in Abyei and called upon the government of Sudan to “urgently ensure that the Sudan Armed Forces fulfil their responsibility and intervene to stop these criminal acts”.

Hua Jiang, the chief public information officer for UNMIS, said the burning of property and looting was continuing on Monday.

She said the Sudanese troops from the north had prevented peacekeepers from “conducting our daily, routine patrol”.

“So we’re not able to get out of the compound right now to carry out our duty,” she told Al Jazeera from Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

‘Humanitarian disaster’

Thousands of civilians are reported to have fled southwards after northern SAF troops and tanks took control of the town on Saturday.

South Sudan also claims Abyei district, which has special status under a 2005 peace deal that ended 22 years of south-north civil war, and has called the occupation “illegal”.

Barnaba Benjamin, the minister of information in South Sudan, told Al Jazeera that north Sudanese troops had “illegally and unconstitutionally invaded Abyei”.

“What the Sudanese forces are doing now [is] they are looting the place; they are burning the place,” he said.

“They have made thousands of people – children, women and the elderly – a humanitarian disaster. This is what they have been doing. They didn’t find any SPLA troops in Abyei.

“Their claim that there are SPLA troops in Abyei is not true … They entered the town without any confrontation … So why are they there?

“Why are they bombing the civilian targets; the villages around? They are airlifting Misseriya Arab tribes into the territory to occupy the areas of Dinka Ng’ok.”

The nomadic Arab Misseriya tribe, which is backed by the north, grazes its cattle in Abyei. The Dinka Ng’ok tribe, backed by the south, lives in Abyei year round.

A senior official from the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum, the capital of the north, denied the reports of looting but called Abyei “a war zone”.

“They [troops] are not looting the place,” Didiry Mohammad Ahmed told Al Jazeera.

“We know that this place, right now, is a war zone. The army is struggling very hard to see to it that no looting happens, but nonetheless some isolated incidents had happened.

“We are doing our very best right now – working in tandem with the UN mission in the region – to ensure no looting takes place. Nothing can be traced back to our forces.”

Read the full report HERE  at – Al Jazeera English.