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Occupation routine in Hebron: Two minors were arrested as one had a pocketknife
The Case Against Normalization with Israel - 3
8. What Joe Biden needs to do for Palestinians
The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was both shocking and predictable. Shocking because of the way it unfolded, with President Donald Trump inciting thousands to march on the building as Congress held a joint session to certify the results of the election. Predictable, because U.S. fascism has been flourishing openly these past five years under Trump, coddled and encouraged by the president and his collaborators in the White House and the Republican Party.
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Palestinian tribal justice system gaining strength
Israeli soldier opens door on motorcyclist and knocks him to the ground, Zabubah, Jenin District
Palestinians protesting outpost driven out by Israeli settlers and soldiers, 18 Dec. 2020
Israel military revising operational plans against Iran: General
On July 20, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), a major Palestinian agricultural development group, got word of a stunning blow to their work: the Dutch government, a major donor to the group for 13 years, was suspending their funding.
For years, a global network of Israel advocacy groups had been lobbying European governments to cut off funding to UAWC, a group that assists Palestinian farmers to cultivate and remain on their land, market their produce, and develop water infrastructure.
US assures two-state solution for Israel-Palestine at UN
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Israel Is Vaccinating ‘Everyone’ — Besides 5 Million Palestinians
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
To Mr. Joe Biden, President of the United States of America,
Greetings from Palestine,
I begin by saying salam, or peace — as a value, an identity, and a common project for all of humanity. A peace that we hope will serve as a manifestation of our national existence on our land, and as an extension for our ethics. A peace that valorizes human life, and is embodied in the civil interaction between our people and the land, in our homeland of Palestine, with all its ancient history.
Israel to provide 5,000 COVID vaccines for Palestinian medics
"In his final days, Ezra tended to tell the friends who came to say their goodbyes that he “could have done much more.” Few activists have done as much as he has. But it is true that the struggle against injustice, to which Ezra dedicated his life, is long and bitter. We will continue to fight in his name, among many others."
Invading settlers hurl stones and a stun grenade at homes and cars, Sarta, 4 Jan. 2021
Israel dismantles and confiscates tent as well as livestock pens and enclosures, Jordan Valley
Israel demolishes mosque under construction and confiscates two pre-fabs in Hebron District
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It is an ordinary morning: I’m on my way from Jerusalem, where I live, to the centre of Ramallah in the West Bank. Shops are still closed at this early hour. Five Israeli vehicles are rolling in the opposite direction, heading to their military base in Qalandia after all-night raids aiming to arrest someone in Ramallah. A few passersby wearing masks, covering their chins rather than their mouths and noses, are still looking sleepy; cars are slowly emerging.
On my way from Jerusalem to Ramallah, I passed through Qalandia checkpoint. In normal circumstances, without occupation or checkpoints, the journey should take less than 15 minutes. Yet it takes me at least an hour and 15 minutes every day. After I reach Ramallah, I will go on to Nablus, further north, to conduct a workshop with a group of women discussing their daily needs during the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic has been raging for a year; it seems that it may never end on the Palestinian side.
Israeli forces once again confiscate residential tents in Khirbet Humsah, 3 Feb. 2021
Israel razes Palestinian village for second time in occupied West Bank
Increase in crimes against Palestinian citizens of Israel
9. "What binds us together is our class politics" - Palestine and the fight for socialism
Two years ago, in March 2018, Israel arrested Omar al-Kiswani, the head of Birzeit University’s student union, in broad daylight. Undercover Israeli security agents dressed as Palestinian students and journalists, known in Hebrew as mista‘revim, violently arrested him on campus and dragged him into their vehicle, which was parked at the entrance to the university, while firing tear gas everywhere.
Al-Kisawni is an activist with Al-Kutla al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Bloc), a student group affiliated with Hamas. He was put on trial and sentenced for receiving funds from Hamas intended for Al-Kutla’s Birzeit chapter. His arrest took place just two days before Birzeit’s student union held its elections, which were won by the Fatah-identified Shabiba by just one seat over the Islamic Bloc.
The first shell woke us up at 2 a.m. It was a formidable blast. The room’s metal door shook and the smell of smoke filled the air. I got off the mattress. The explosion was so close, you could hear the soldiers downstairs yelling: “Yalla, keep going. Quick.”
Another shell exploded. The Israeli army was conducting a massive training exercise near Jinbeh, a small West Bank village in the Masafer Yatta area of the south Hebron Hills, home to around 150 Palestinians.
The lights in the houses across the village went on. A few frightened residents rushed outside. When silence fell, Hamdan, who was sleeping beside me, said: “That’s it, I think it’s over. Let’s go back to sleep.”
Israel leaves two families and their livestock homeless in community of Wadi al-Ahmar, Jordan Valley
Military maneuvers in the South Hebron Hills
Israel PM Netanyahu pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes
Palestinian rights groups urge swift action after ICC ruling
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The White House was not pleased on Friday when, in a 2-1 ruling, the International Criminal Court confirmed it had the jurisdiction to look into suspected war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian groups in the occupied territories. The Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, had asked the court’s pre-trial chamber last year to verify if Palestine — which the UN General Assembly recognized as a state in 2012 — could be regarded as a party to the Rome Statute. With this approval, a full investigation can now be opened.
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As Israel approaches a fourth election in two years, it may sometimes be difficult to follow who exactly is in the game and what it’s all about. That’s why we thought we’d offer +972 readers a basic guide explaining the options voters will find on the March 23 ballot.
Israel is a multi-party system, and its Knesset is comprised of 120 seats. Votes are tallied proportionally to parties that pass the 3.25 percent electoral threshold. Since a single party has never been able to win a majority of seats in parliament, the leader of the slate that gets the most votes is usually tasked with assembling a coalition of at least 61 Knesset members. There are 5.9 million citizens who are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Of the Palestinians who live under Israeli rule, only around 24 percent have the right to vote in national elections.
Israel starts reopening as nearly half of population receive jabs
Jerusalem Municipality demolishes residential building, al-’Esawiyah, East Jerusalem, Feb. 22 2021
Israeli forces executed a 26-year-old Palestinian at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank last year, a report has alleged, challenging Israeli police claims that the man was a “terrorist” conducting an attack.
Forensic Architecture, a British research body based at Goldsmiths, University of London, said it had conducted an analysis into the death of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot seconds after his car crashed into a booth and lightly wounded an Israeli border guard.
The incident last June was described on the day by Israeli police as a “vehicle attack”, saying that its forces had “quickly neutralize [sic] the threat from the terrorist”.
Sometimes all it takes is a single joke to expose the things that are not supposed to be spoken about. During the famed Weekend Update segment on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live on February 20, Michael Che took a risk few comedians — or any public figures, for that matter — would dare to take: he made a joke about Israel. “Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population, and I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” Che quipped.
The eight-second joke, which insinuated that Israel is excluding Palestinians from its national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, was enough for some Israeli officials and leaders of the American Jewish establishment to accuse Che and SNL of distorting the truth at best, and committing a blood libel at worst.
ICC prosecutor opens war crimes probe in Palestinian territories
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