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Published on Nov 4, 2013
The Energy authority in the Gaza strip say a shortage of fuel has halted the production of electricity across the blockaded coastal enclave. They say this is because the stock of fuel is zero. The situation results from Israel’s destruction of tunnels used for bringing fuel into Gaza. The Energy authority also accused the Palestinian Authority of charging Hamas too much for its fuel.

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IOF troops demolish 15 structures in Bedouin village

JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) razed 15 structures in the Basaliya Bedouin area in the northern Jordan Valley on Tuesday and ordered its inhabitants to leave the area.

Aref Daraghme, the chairman of the Wadi Al-Malih and Bedouin tribes municipality, said in a press release that the soldiers destroyed three rooms, which were built before 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank, and tin houses and sheep pens.

He said that dozens of people have been rendered homeless due to the ceaseless IOF demotion campaigns in Wadi Al-Malih valley.

Hundreds of houses and structures were razed in six hamlets inhabited by Bedouins in Wadi Al-Malih over the past two years.

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Jewish settlers break into Aqsa plazas

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Jewish settlers broke into the Aqsa Mosque at an early hour on Wednesday morning to offer…

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AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Jewish settlers, on Wednesday under the protection of the Israeli army, removed a wall inside the corridors of the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil city in the southern occupied West Bank and stole its stones.

Taysir Abu Sneineh, the Director General of the Ministry of Endowments in al-Khali, told Quds Press that the cleaners of the Ibrahimi Mosque found yesterday that the settlers, with the support of the Israeli occupation army, removed an ancient wall inside the mosque and took its stones to an unknown destination

Abu Sneineh considered that this act represents a blatant assault on the Ibrahimi Mosque and aims to change the mosque’s features and Judaize it, under the protection and support of the Israeli government.



(Some) Examples of attacks by Jewish Colonists in Palestine

I emphasize, just some examples….
For a full overview see:Category Settler Violence



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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

IMF expects growth in Palestinian economy to slow this year to about 4.25 percent, with little progress expected in cutting unemployment.

Middle East Online | July 3, 2013

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Victims of Israel’s restrictions

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Israel’s tight restrictions hinder the growth of the Palestinian private sector, holding back the Palestinian economy.

In a report following a mission to the West Bank and Gaza, the IMF said it expected growth in the Palestinian economy to slow this year to about 4.25 percent, with little progress expected in cutting unemployment from the current 24 percent.

The report said the Palestinians need to build the private sector in an economy dominated by spending by the authorities, mainly the Palestinian Authority, heavily dependent on foreign aid to surmount a chronic deficit.

“Persistent Israeli controls and obstacles on internal movement, exports, and imports in the West Bank, as well…

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Occupation troops run over Palestinian in WB

Al Manar

A Palestinian teenager was knocked down and killed by an Israeli military jeep in a town in the southern West Bank.

Palestinian police and witnesses said that the youth 19-year-old Moataz Sharawna, died after being hit by the vehicle during overnight clashes between Palestinians and occupation troops in Dura which lies just southwest of the city of Hebron.

An Israel military spokeswoman confirmed an incident in the town, but claimed that initial reports suggested soldiers had fired at a youth who had “climbed onto a military vehicle.”

“Overnight there was an activity in Dura village near Hebron and a group of Palestinians began hurling rocks at the security forces who were in the area,” she told AFP.

Medics at Hebron’s Alia hospital confirmed to AFP that the victim had died after being run over.

Palestinian sources said an autopsy would be…

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said that the Israeli company for the reconstruction and development of the Jewish quarter intends to establish a tourist saloon over the roofs of Palestinian commercial stores in Al-Lahhamin and Attarin markets in the old city of occupied Jerusalem.

The Aqsa foundation stated on Tuesday that this plan is a Judaization project par excellence and falls within the all-out Judaization campaign that is executed by the Israeli municipal authority in Jerusalem and its business partners.

The foundation warned that this project would tighten the Jewish grip further over the the old city and would serve as a new outpost in its heart and near the Aqsa Mosque.





Ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian & Islamic identity


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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Robert Turner, Director for UNRWA Operations in Gaza, considered that the Gaza blockade is illegal and represents a collective punishment against 1.5 million Palestinians living in harsh conditions.

Turner demanded the international community to work on lifting the blockade as soon as possible, and called for supporting the UNRWA to develop its services in the various fields.

He said during a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday: “The UNRWA has defined today its vision to face the problems encountered in the Gaza Strip.”

He added that the agency in collaboration with the Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will undertake a study exploring ways in which it can exploit renewable energy in Gaza through a variety of interventions, such as the installation of solar panels on its facilities.

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“Settling” constitutes a warcime according to international law and ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislations’
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2nd July 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team | Khirbet ‘Atuf, Occupied Palestine

On Thursday 27th June, beginning at 9 AM, Israeli military bulldozers demolished the homes and structures of four families in the village of Khirbet ‘Atuf, a shepherding village east of Tammun in Tubas Governorate. One man was taken to the hospital in Nablus after being physically beaten while attempting to protect his family from Israeli soldiers. Another man had his vehicle confiscated by Israeli authorities, and the total cost of his lost property totals $13,000 USD, not a small sum for a shepherding family. While Israeli authorities usually provide demolition notices to the families whose homes they are destroying, these families were given none.  Other villagers fear that the demolitions of their own homes…

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“Settling” by Israel constitutes a WARCRIME according to International Law and the ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislation’ it is forbidden.
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“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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Wednesday January 02, 2013 12:44 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

The Israeli Navy opened fire, on Wednesday morning, at a number of Palestinian fishing boats at the coasts of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that the army fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition at the fishing boats, and forced the fishermen to return to their docks.

The sources added that the Navy chased the fishermen despite the fact that they were in the allotted area allowed for Palestinian fishermen.

As part of the ceasefire agreement that ended the Israeli war on Gaza in November 2012, Palestinian fishermen were allowed to fish within 6 nautical miles off the Gaza coast.

191 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, have been killed by Israeli military fire in Gaza in November, including…

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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


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Al Qassam Website | Jan 2, 2013

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Al Qassam website – The Inspector General of the Israeli occupation Police, Yohanan Danino, granted the Israeli soldier who had killed the youth Muhammad Salaymeh a medal of honor.The Israeli soldier had shot Martyr Salaymeh, 17, in mid-December last year after he had not responded to her call, as he suffered hearing impairment.Yohanan Danino commended the ability of the soldier to “successfully” deal with the situation, according to his claims.The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in the city of al-Khalil had condemned the killing of the martyr Salaymeh.

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(Some) Examples of attacks by Jewish Colonists in Palestine

I emphasize, just some examples….
For a full overview see:Category Settler Violence



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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


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GAZA, (PIC)– The Refugee Affairs Department of Hamas announced on Tuesday evening, the launch of its English website.

The Department director, Abdullah Hassouna, said that the main objective of the website is to convey the voice of the Palestinian refugees in the world to the foreign media and to the institutions that are interested in their cause, in an attempt to expand the circle of international attention to the refugees’ issue.

He stressed that the Hamas’s refugee affairs department will make all efforts in order to achieve progress in the issue of refugees.

Hassouna has also revealed that the Department is planning to launch other websites in other languages in order to convey the voice of the Palestinian refugees to the entire world.

The Refugee Affairs Department has launched several years ago a website in Arabic language. It has also created pages in…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

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GAZA, (PIC)– Independent MP Dr. Jamal Al-Khudari has opined that 2013 would witness a final end to the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip that has been in force for six years.

In a press release on Wednesday, Khudari called for intensifying efforts by free people of the world, those who back the Palestine cause, and layers and segments of the Palestinian people in order to break the siege once and for all.

The MP hoped that the new year would bring about freedom, end of occupation, and restoration of all usurped rights for the Palestinian people in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, 1948 land, and the diaspora.

Khudari also called for ending the internal division, hoping that recent good omens in this regard should be exploited to embark on practical steps toward a reunion.



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Thursday January 03, 2013 02:13 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Around a 1000 Palestinians living in Bedouin communes and residents of Al-Maleh area in the northern Plaines of the occupied West Bank started leaving their homes and tents after receiving military orders from the Israeli army informing them that the soldiers will be conducting drills using live ammunition.

Aref Daraghma, head of the village council of Al-Maleh area and the Bedouin tribes, stated that around a 1000 residents started leaving their lands in order to avoid harm, and to avoid clashes with the soldiers who intend to remove them by force if they do not leave.

Daraghma added that the residents fear that the Israeli military training will cause destruction of their lands and property, and that the soldiers would even prevent them from returning to their lands and homes.

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Two-year-old child injured in the head in Jewish settlers’ attack

NABLUS, (PIC)– Three members of one family including a two-year-old child were injured when Jewish settlers from Ehya settlement attacked their village south of Nablus on Wednesday night.

Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activity north of the West Bank, said in a statement that a group of Jewish settlers from Ehya settlement attacked citizens’ homes in Jalloud village with rocks and batons.

He said that the two-year-old child Farah Nassim Ayyad was injured in the head and was taken to hospital along with his father Nassim and his uncle Naim.

The settlers’ attack also resulted in the destruction of two cars, Daghlas said, adding that the settlers had attacked farmers in the same village in the morning and prevented them from tending their fields.

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IOF storms Nablus, settlers break into Yossef’s Tomb

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PressTV
December 28, 2012

About one hundred solidarity activists were able to get into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing on the borders with Egypt.

The majority of the Welcome to Palestine delegation came from European countries like France, Belgium, and Ireland, along with some Egyptians.

Many of them expressed their happiness for being able to make into the Gaza Strip, especially that it comes on the 27th of December, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the Israeli Operation Cast Lead on Gaza in 2008, which claimed over 1400 Palestinian lives.


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PressTV
December 27, 2012

Dozens of pro-Palestinian supporters staged a vigil outside the Israeli embassy in London to vent their anger on the Zionist regime.

They called for an end to the crippling sanctions and the illegal blockade on Gaza that has stretched for over eight years.

The 27th of December has become a symbolic day for pro-Palestinian protesters. On this day, four years ago, Israel launched a 22-day offensive into the Gaza Strip which claimed the lives of over 1400 Palestinians. Demonstrators here say they will not stop protesting unless justice is brought to the Palestinian people.

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Israeli regime decides to displace hundreds of Jordan Valley Bedouins

JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation regime decided on Monday to displace about 1, 000 Palestinian Bedouins in the Jordan Valley area from their homes.

Head of the Bedouin communities council in the Jordan Valley Aref Daraghmeh said the evacuation orders had been delivered by hand to the Bedouin residents in Wadi Maleh area in the Jordan Valley and its nearby areas.

Daraghmeh added that this Israeli decision was seriously and premeditatedly taken and the targeted Bedouin families have only until next Wednesday to leave their homes.

The Israeli army had targeted these Bedouin communities many times before and destroyed their hamlets at the pretext of military drills.

In this regard, Palestinian lawmaker Ali Romanin strongly denounced the Israeli military decision to expel hundreds of Bedouin families from their residential areas in the Jordan valley.

Romanin said in…

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A Precarious Existence in the Jordan Valley

by IRIN – Al-Jiftlik, West Bank, source

For those who recently watched images of the Israeli bombardment in Gaza, the wide open hills of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank appear as a stark contrast.

Flocks of sheep accompanied by their herders cross the hillsides, home to some of the most fertile land in all of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and unrivalled even in Israel.

And yet despite the abundant land and resources, Palestinians living in the Valley are some of the poorest in oPt, lacking even the most basic infrastructure.

The Jordan Valley is marked by a patchwork of zones in which Palestinians are allowed to live, which leave little room for maneuver.

“These restrictions have removed their ability to be self-sustaining. They are in an artificial humanitarian crisis; they have the capacity, the training, the education, but because of…

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SALFIT, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed downtown Salfit on Monday night and fired rubber bullets and teargas at citizens wounding ten of them.

Local sources said that IOF soldiers patrolled the city streets on foot in a further provocation of the citizens who threw stones and empty bottles on the invaders.

They said that one of the citizens was wounded in his neck with a rubber bullet while a second was injured in his hand while eight others were treated for gas inhalation.

The confrontations took place at the city’s main roundabout near the grand mosque, the sources said, adding that worshippers were forced to remain inside the mosque and a number of them suffered breathing difficulty as a result of the intensified shooting of teargas canisters in the vicinity of the mosque.


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January 1, 2013 | Wyatt Black |International Solidarity Movement, West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces have shown a large amount of aggression recently in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Al Khalil (Hebron). Three Palestinian homes near the ancient Jewish cemetery were entered and searched on the 30 December. Another apartment rented by internationals had soldiers attempting to forcibly enter that same night, the armies’ alleged reason was to get onto the roof.

Today (31 December) Israeli army personnel entered deep into the H1 Palestinian-controlled area of the neighborhood at 4 pm and apprehended a person at a shop who was using a knife for his work. They detained him for more than an hour, during that time he was kept blindfolded.

The Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron of 1997 cites that “Israel will continue to carry the responsibility for overall security of Israelis” and that “both…

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Maan News Agency | Jan 1, 2013

57951_345x230[1]NABLUS (Ma’an) — Dozens of settlers raided the northern West Bank village Qusra overnight Monday, uprooting more than 190 olive trees, an official told Ma’an.

Several residents of the village, near Nablus, were assaulted, and homes and a tractor were also damaged in the raid, settlement monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas said.

Palestinian security guards chased the settlers, and detained four of them for a short period of time. The Israeli forces quickly intervened, entered the village, and released the settlers, Daghlas said.

Also overnight, settlers entered Beit Ummar village north of Hebron, and burned a car and tractor belonging to resident Suhail Bragheith.

The vandals also sprayed graffiti saying: “A good Arab is a dead Arab” and “Yitzhar revenge is on the properties today, and tomorrow will be on the souls.” Israeli troops entered the village, and told residents they would investigate.

 

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1 January 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Qusra, Occupied Palestine

While people around the world were celebrating the start of a new year the Palestinian town of Qusra in the West Bank was under attack. Around midnight settlers entered the agricultural outskirts of the town, uprooting approximately 250 trees. Reports from some of the villagers spoke of the Israeli Army lighting parachute flares over the olive groves to assist the vandals.

After a long night, the settlers returned in the morning with dogs. An elderly woman was home alone when she heard stones begin to pelt the outside of her house. Angry voices screamed “come out Arab men, come out and fight”. They trashed the tractor parked in her driveway, smashing its windows. Large stones built up on her rooftop, still visible when ISM visited her a few hours later.

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PRESS RELEASE
Operation Dove | Dec 29, 2012

Negligence of the Israeli soldiers exposes Palestinian children at risk on the way to school,
South Hebron Hills

At-Tuwani – December 26, Today the Israeli military escort left thirteen Palestinian children of Tuba and Magayir Al-Abeed alone along the way to school near the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on. This path is dangerous because the children were repeatedly attacked by the settler of the outpost. The army was over an hour late on the way to school and on the way back didn’t arrive at all, without explanation. After two hours of waiting between At-Tuwani and Havat Ma’on, some international accompanied the children at home through a longer way (more than one hour instead of 20 minutes) in which the children were however often attacked by settlers.

This military escort was established in November 2004 by “Children Rights Committee of the…

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