Archiv: the Palestinian People


06.07.2021 - 17:53 [ i24news.tv ]

Palestinian family reunification bill fails to pass Israeli parliament vote

The bill was to extend the lifespan of an amendment to Israel’s citizenship law, which effectively barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza from receiving residency and citizenship if they married an Israeli.

Enacted in 2003 during the Second Intifada and renewed annually ever since the exception was aimed at the partners of Israel’s Arab population – around 20 percent of its citizens.

02.07.2021 - 18:32 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

“Change” Gov’t Approves 31 New Projects in Occupied West Bank

On Friday, June 25, the United Nations accused Israel of blatantly violating international law and called on it to halt the illegal expansions in settlements. According to Al-Ittihad, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General and Tor Wennesland, UN Mideast envoy, cited Security Council resolution 2334 from December 2016 that declared the occupation’s settlements as having “no legal validity.”

“I again underscore, in no uncertain terms, that Israeli settlements constitute a flagrant violation of United Nations resolutions and international law,” Wennesland said. “They are a major obstacle to the achievement of a two-state solution and a just, long lasting and comprehensive peace. The advancement of all settlement activity must cease immediately.

02.07.2021 - 14:45 [ ForeignPolicy.com ]

A Razed Building and Another Possible Flash Point in East Jerusalem

Nidal al-Rajabi, the building’s 46-year-old owner, said on his release that he had received an order to demolish his shop within 21 days on the grounds that he had built the house without the necessary authorizations. Rajabi told Foreign Policy that he owns the land in question but that it was “nearly impossible” for Palestinians to receive building permits from the municipality.

27.06.2021 - 17:03 [ Haaretz ]

Death of an Abbas Opponent in Palestinian Detention Stokes Revulsion Toward His Rule

After all, the greater the loathing and repulsion for an unpopular authoritarian regime that won’t change, the more blatant that regime’s warnings and methods of deterrence. That is, Banat’s arrest and the violence were planned and calculated, but not the result: his death.

27.06.2021 - 16:59 [ Dr. Yara Hawari د. يارا هواري / Twitter ]

The Palestinian Authority which regularly hands over Palestinian activists to the Israeli regime for torture & incarceration, has now beaten an activist- Nizar Banat- to death. God knows what we did to deserve these shameful & traitorous murderers. #nizarbanat

(24.06.2021)

27.06.2021 - 16:42 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Poll: Many Democrats want more U.S. support for Palestinians

NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds 51% of Democrats say U.S. is not supportive enough of Palestinians, while 49% of Republicans say the country doesn’t back Israel enough; 32% of Americans say U.S. is not supportive enough of Palestinians

22.05.2021 - 13:42 [ עומדים ביחד نقف معًا Standing Together / Twitter ]

Yesterday we marched with our allies in Sheikh Jarrah to put an end to the evictions of Palestinian residents from their homes. We marched in the WB calling for an end to the Occupation. We were attacked and threatened, but this will not hamper our resolve

22.05.2021 - 13:31 [ CNN ]

Protests in support of Palestinians expected across the United States

Samidoun, an international network of organizers and activists working to support Palestinian political prisoners, has published a growing list of global protests planned for this weekend, which it continues to update. As of Friday, it highlighted more than 40 events on Saturday and more than 15 on Sunday in the US.

17.05.2021 - 13:29 [ CNN ]

Palestinians deserve the same security, equality and right to a homeland as the Israelis

If history serves as a guide, however, after a ceasefire is reached, the conflict will slowly fade from the headlines, the world will go back to its business and the Palestinians will largely be forgotten — yet again. For those who sincerely want to see a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, this time must be different. The world, and especially the Biden administration, cannot look away but must engage on the question of Palestine. It’s 2021 — a homeland for Palestinian Christians and Muslims is long overdue, as is safety and equality for Palestinians.

12.05.2021 - 15:31 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

MK Odeh: As Long There is an Occupation, There’ll Be Resistance

The Joint List MKs held a press conference at the site during which Odeh expressed full support for the East Jerusalem Palestinians’ struggle: “The main point is there’s an occupation. As long as there is an occupation, there will be resistance.” Odeh continued, “This resistance becomes sharpened during periods of provocation, such as what happened over the past month,” relating to the imminent evictions of eight Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah. “Netanyahu took pride in his normalization of diplomatic ties with some Arab countries. But the youth of Jerusalem confirm yet again that the fundamental issue is the Palestinian cause… Anyone who wants live in peace and security must see themselves as part of the just cause of East Jerusalem Palestinians.”

12.05.2021 - 08:35 [ (((Jacob The Hebrew))) / Twitter ]

It’s also important 4folks 2remember that the Israeli government led by PM Netanyahu doesn’t speak 4even half of Israeli voters & Hamas doesn’t speak 4even half of Palestinian voters. Both people are casualties in a conflict caused by divisive leaders who don’t care about them

12.05.2021 - 08:30 [ Yoav Lurie / Twitter ]

.. The current violence emboldens Hamas and bolsters Bibi Netanyahu; all to the detriment of the Israeli and Palestinian people. It’s terrible.

12.05.2021 - 06:33 [ Aziz Abu Sarah / Twitter ]

The Jerusalem uprising had no Hamas or Fatah leadership. Both groups want to capitalize on it and gain some popularity, knowing that their actions will hurt those they claim to want to help most.

(10.05.2021)

10.05.2021 - 02:05 [ B'Tselem בצלם بتسيلم / Twitter ]

„After attorney general requests deferral, High Court says a new date for the hearing will be set within 30 days and that the Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah will remain in their homes until a decision is made“

10.05.2021 - 02:04 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Zwangsräumung von Palästinensern: Israel verschiebt Anhörung nach Protesten

Die israelische Justiz verschob angesichts der Unruhen eine wichtige Anhörung in dieser Angelegenheit: „In Anbetracht der Umstände und auf Antrag des Generalstaatsanwalts wird die morgige Anhörung abgesagt“, teilte das israelische Justizministerium mit. Der Termin vor dem Obersten Gerichtshof Israels solle binnen eines Monats nachgeholt werden.

09.05.2021 - 19:01 [ Haaretz ]

Democrats Urge U.S. to Act Against Israel’s ‚Abhorrent‘ East Jerusalem Evictions

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Van Hollen and Chris Murphy have called on Israel …

09.05.2021 - 18:55 [ MiddleEastEye.net ]

Jerusalem: Biden administration’s ‚bothsidesism‘ angers Palestinians

But in a timid statement released on Friday night, the State Department urged „both sides to exercise decisive leadership“ to quell the violence.

Washington also expressed „concern“ about Israeli efforts to displace Palestinians without condemning the move or warning the Israeli government against it

12.04.2021 - 17:59 [ Rabbi Arik Ascherman / Twitter ]

The brutal attack on me because Israeli security forces allowed Ma’aleh Ahuvia to rebuild after evacuating it yesterday, and didn’t stop the flocks from entering Dir Jarir lands to eat (steal) what is growing there.

(08.04.2021)

12.04.2021 - 17:50 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Settler Brutally Assaults Rabbi Defending Palestinian Bedouin

The former president of Rabbis for Human Rights was violently assaulted by a far-right Israeli settler on Wednesday, April 7 near the illegal Maale Ahuvia outpost in the occupied Palestinian territories. Video footage of the brutal attack shows Rabbi Arik Ascherman conversing with a masked settler, then suddenly being attacked by another who repeatedly beats him with a long wooden club while, off-camera, cries of “No violence” are intoned.

According to Zo Haderech, Ascherman arrived at the scene after he had been contacted by local Palestinians.

22.03.2021 - 16:04 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: Why Hamas Needs Netanyahu to Win

As paradoxical and perplexing as it may sound, Netanyahu, avowed enemy of Hamas, is seen by the rulers of Gaza as the best of the worst, the lesser evil in Israel’s elections this week. Indeed, in mid-February 2019, ahead of what was to become a series of four elections, a majority of leaders attending Hamas‘ Shura Council, its consultative cabinet, favored Netanyahu over all others.

17.03.2021 - 23:59 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Must Resign – or Be Deposed

The geriatric, ineffectual, corrupt and authoritarian Palestinian president has finally called elections and an unprecedented array of candidates is snapping at his heels. But there’s little chance he’ll go quietly

06.02.2021 - 20:25 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

We support steps from the international community that will hold the Israeli government accountable for violating Palestinian human rights.

06.02.2021 - 19:53 [ BreakingTheSilence.org.il ]

About Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran soldiers who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. We endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis, and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life. Our work aims to bring an end to the occupation.

06.02.2021 - 19:31 [ Breaking the Silence / Twitter ]

Last October, Israelis were rightly horrified to hear that ~400 acres of forest burned down as a direct result of an IDF training exercise carried out in a nature reserve,despite warnings. Now look at what happened when the IDF insisted on training in a Palestinian village today:

(03.02.2021)

29.06.2020 - 20:53 [ Haaretz ]

Coronavirus Israel Live: Public Gatherings Capped Amid Fears of Second Wave

Palestinian Authority to lock down all areas with confirmed cases

26.06.2020 - 11:53 [ Washington Post ]

Annexation could extinguish Palestinian hope. That’s dangerous.

Even though the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands has gone on for decades, the only times that people have really erupted in opposition to Israel have been when they have lost hope.

23.06.2020 - 17:24 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz on Annexation: Palestinians ‚In Deep Shit,‘ Israel ‚Won’t Keep Waiting for Them‘

Gantz, who in the past publicly backed dialogue with the Palestinians toward an agreement leading to a two-state solution, said the Israeli government should “not only to manage the conflict but shape it as well.” And if the Palestinians choose not to hold talks with Israel about the annexation, “then we will have to move forward without them,” he said.

23.06.2020 - 07:40 [ Haaretz ]

Thousands of Palestinians Protest Against Israeli Annexation in Jordan Valley

Thousands of Palestinians rallied Monday against Israel’s planned annexation of areas of the West Bank in a mass protest organized by the Fatah political party.

In the protest were Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations’s Middle East envoy, Arab and other foreign diplomats, including the ambassadors of the European Union, China, Russia and Jordan.

13.06.2020 - 13:06 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel: Iyad al-Hallak’s family says authorities hiding security footage

A petition was filed by the family requesting that footage of Iyad’s death be released, but an Israeli court struck it down last week following a police request.

At a funeral held for al-Hallak, his relatives alleged that his death would have been treated differently if he had not been a Palestinian and accused the Israel Police of using lethal violence over nothing but a mere suspicion.

09.06.2020 - 11:09 [ Haaretz ]

‚He’s Disabled,‘ the Caregiver Screamed. ‚I’m With Her,‘ Eyad Cried. The Cop Opened Fire Anyway

Eyad Hallaq was shot to death in a roofless garbage room. According to the testimony of his caregiver, who was by his side and tried to protect him, he was executed. For long minutes she stood next to him and pleaded for his life, trying to explain to the police officers, in Hebrew and in Arabic, that he suffered from a disability. They shot him three times from close range with a rifle, directly into the center of his body, as he lay on his back, wounded and terrified, on the floor of the room.

09.06.2020 - 08:47 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Leftists, Apologizing for Your Beliefs Won’t Spare You. Get Off the Defensive

Even if you say “Jewish left” instead of “Israeli left” because it sounds more patriotic, they’ll always have another loyalty test on the way. Because groveling, stammering and apologizing for what you believe in won’t spare you.

The right is ready to go on television, on radio, online, wherever necessary, to defend an apartheid plan, to defend billions being spent at a time of deep recession and to defend a corrupt prime minister. They’re ready to defend the most galling things, and you’re not ready to defend the truth? Try it sometime. Believe me, it’s easier.

08.06.2020 - 00:06 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Left’s Show of Strength Highlights Weakness of Anti-annexation Protest

One can argue about whether the disparate 100-year history of confrontation and occupation between Israelis and Palestinians totally negates parallels to white America’s 400 years of African American subjugation and discrimination. But one glaring gap is undeniable: The majority of U.S. public opinion now acknowledges the legitimacy of black grievances, while the majority of Israelis ‒ including most of the Jewish center-left ‒ continues to view Palestinians, at least those beyond the former Green Line, as a mortal enemy bent on their country’s destruction

01.06.2020 - 09:06 [ DeccanChronicle.com ]

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli police

Palestinian officials said the 32-year-old man, Iyad Khayri, suffered mental health issues and decried his killing.

In comments at Israel’s Sunday cabinet meeting, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said: “We are really sorry about the incident in which Iyad Khayri was shot to death and we share in the family’s sorrow – but I am certain this matter will be investigated swiftly and conclusions will be drawn.”

31.05.2020 - 09:53 [ Haaretz ]

‚Being Black in America Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence.‘ What About Being Palestinian?

Border Police officers claimed they believed he was holding a gun – there was none – and when they called out for him to stop, he started running. The penalty was death. The Border Police, the most brutal of all units, knows no other way to overpower a fleeing autistic Palestinian except to execute him. The cowardly Border Police officers fired some 10 bullets into Hallaq as he fled, until he died. That’s how they always act. That’s what they’ve been trained to do.

31.05.2020 - 09:47 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Police Officers Shoot and Kill Disabled Palestinian in Jerusalem

Eyad Hallaq, 32, attended and worked in a special needs school close to where he was shot ■ Shooting officer says he suspected Hallaq was a terrorist because he was wearing gloves

30.09.2019 - 18:54 [ teleSUR ]

Palestinian Tortured by Israel’s Shin Bet in Critical Condition

Israel media reported that a judge gave the domestic intelligence agency permission to “use exceptional ways to investigate” Samir Arbeed.

17.09.2019 - 11:45 [ Radio Utopie / Facebook ]

You are an Arab-Israeli? (hint: Barack Obama ist not an African. He is an Afro-American) You are thinking about not to vote today? Take this sad song and make it better. GO OUT NOW AND BOOT NETANYAHU! (share this video / thanks: Tamer Nafar)

17.09.2019 - 11:29 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

(03.04.2019)

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

14.09.2019 - 02:32 [ Al Jazeera ]

Palestinians in Israel: Netanyahu’s racism makes us want to vote

Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour.

Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. The faces of the Joint List’s main candidates adorn street lamps and apartment buildings, while their slogan, „Our unity is our strength“, has been plastered across shop windows and balconies.

18.08.2019 - 14:52 [ James J. Zogby / Twitter ]

Reading #MyPalestinianSitty is making prouder by the minute of @RashidaTlaib. The once invisible Palestinians now have a human face. What many of us have worked a generation to accomplish has happened overnight because one brave Palestinian woman stood tall & demanded justice

18.08.2019 - 14:05 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

#MyPalestinianSitty is trending and I am overcome with emotions realizing how we are finally humanizing one of the world’s most dehumanized peoples.

17.08.2019 - 19:02 [ The Guardian ]

Israeli spraying of herbicide near Gaza harming Palestinian crops

The work was undertaken by Forensic Architecture, a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London, which spent 16 months investigating the potential effects of the spraying.

06.07.2019 - 13:17 [ Haaretz ]

How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs

“Safsaf [former Palestinian village near Safed] – 52 men were caught, tied them to one another, dug a pit and shot them. 10 were still twitching. Women came, begged for mercy. Found bodies of 6 elderly men. There were 61 bodies. 3 cases of rape, one east of from Safed, girl of 14, 4 men shot and killed. From one they cut off his fingers with a knife to take the ring.”

The writer goes on to describe additional massacres, looting and abuse perpetrated by Israeli forces in Israel’s War of Independence. “There’s no name on the document and it’s not clear who’s behind it,” Dr. Novick tells Haaretz. “It also breaks off in the middle.

02.05.2019 - 19:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Envoy Greenblatt Condemns Israeli Rabbis‘ Remarks That Endorsed Racism, Hitler

In recordings aired by Israel’s Channel 13 News, Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel, head of the Bnei David academy in Eli, is heard saying that „the Arab wants to be under the occupation because they have a genetic problem, they don’t know how to manage a country, they don’t know how to do anything,“ and that „we believe in racism.“ Rabbi Giora Redel was recorded saying that Hitler was „correct in his ideology“ and „is one hundred percent correct, except for the fact that he’s on the wrong side.“

09.04.2019 - 12:30 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

09.04.2019 - 12:13 [ New York Times ]

Boycott Israel’s Election? A Palestinian Rapper Says No

(4.4.2019)

Frustrated over their choices in the Israeli election, and at Arab politicians whom they describe as ineffective, some Palestinian citizens of Israel have been gathering popular support for a boycott of Tuesday’s ballot.

But a well-known Palestinian hip-hop artist released a powerful new video on Thursday pushing back on the boycott, urging Arab citizens not to waste their votes — and expressing hope that a strong turnout on Tuesday could help send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu packing, or even “to prison.”

30.03.2019 - 16:06 [ Washington Post ]

Gazans have paid in blood for a year of protests. Now many wonder what it was for.

“We hoped it might make a little change. Later, I discovered it was worthless,” he said, his leg secured in a metal apparatus that he adjusts every six hours to help mend his shattered bone.

Every week for the past year, Palestinians have massed at the fence to demonstrate in the March of Return.

18.01.2019 - 23:05 [ eKathimerini ]

Eastern Mediterranean countries to form regional gas market

The others involved are Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinians. Other Eastern Mediterranean countries and transitory countries may join the forum later, the ministry said in a statement.

24.12.2018 - 11:54 [ Haaretz ]

With Immunity From the System, Israeli Forces Risk Adopting Ethos of a Gang

The Justice Ministry department is also investigating another serious incident that occurred on Saturday. A 17-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem was shot to death near the West Bank settlement of Beit El when he tried to flee an IDF force that ordered him to halt. Contrary to the IDF’s initial claim, the army has now confirmed that he is not suspected of trying to commit an attack. Once again, the soldiers’ fingers proved too quick on the trigger when Palestinian lives were at stake.

12.11.2018 - 07:23 [ voanews.com ]

Hamas Gives Up Control of Gaza Border Crossings

(1.11.2017) The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.

09.09.2018 - 12:25 [ Haaretz ]

16-year-old Gazan Shot to Death by Israeli Soldiers While Waving His Hands; Army to Investigate Incident

On Friday, during the weekly „March for Return“ protests that Palestinians have held on the Gaza-Israel border since the end of March, 17-year-old Bilal Hafaje was killed by live Israeli fire, while at least another 30 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.

Gaza’s Health Ministry also said that a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14. The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 174.

12.08.2018 - 16:12 [ @JessicaMontell / Twitter ]

Remember: the entire Seam Zone and permit regime was created by Israel 15 years ago when it built the Separation Wall INSIDE the West Bank. Now Palestinians have to jump through all sorts of hoops to access their own lands.

12.08.2018 - 16:08 [ HaMoked - Center for the Defense of the Individual ]

The Disappearing Plot of Land: the state issued an entry permit to „the Seam Zone“ to a Palestinian to tend his lands, after insisting for two years that his plot is not there

Since 2003, the Israeli military has imposed a draconian permit regime in the West Bank areas trapped between the separation wall and the Green Line (the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank), an area it refers to as „the Seam Zone“. The permit regime applies to Palestinians only; Israelis and tourists do not require a permit to enter the Seam Zone or stay in it. Palestinians who live in the Seam Zone or wish to enter it in order to tend to their lands, visit relatives or conduct business, are forced to obtain a permit, subject to the regulations of a stifling and highly bureaucratic military mechanism, which dictates a myriad of conditions for the receipt of permits to enter and stay in the Seam Zone.

In March 2016, a Palestinian resident of the village Qaffin submitted a request for an entry permit to the Seam Zone for agricultural purposes, in order to cultivate land owned by his family for generations. The man, who had previously received a number of permits for the very same plot, received no response to his request for several months…

12.08.2018 - 15:25 [ Democracy Now! / Youtube ]

Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims

12.08.2018 - 15:18 [ BBC ]

Eyewitness: Gaza beach shelling

(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads.

One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘

It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened.

The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“

09.08.2018 - 18:36 [ memri.org ]

Qatar’s Opposition To Trump’s Forthcoming Middle East Peace Plan As Reflected In Qatari Cartoons

(2.8.2018) In recent weeks, the Qatari media has been slamming the Trump administration’s efforts to advance a regional peace plan that has come to be known as the „Deal of the Century.“ Qatari media reports and articles about this plan have described it as serving Israel’s interests while eliminating the Palestinian cause. Furthermore, following reports in the non-Arab media that Saudi Arabia has been involved in formulating this plan, and against the backdrop of the growing crisis between Qatar and the „Arab Quartet“ – i.e. the four countries, led by Saudi Arabia, which have been boycotting Qatar for the last year – the Qatari media has been accusing Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes of collaborating with the Trump administration and betraying the Palestinians.

09.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Financial Times ]

Trump’s hopes for Middle East peace deal falter

(6.8.2018) Arab officials have said any peace proposal has to wait until tensions between Israel and Hamas — the Islamist movement that controls Gaza — ease and Palestinian fury over the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital dissipates. A US diplomat said this message had been relayed to the plan’s architects, Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the Middle East peace envoy.

09.08.2018 - 18:22 [ Al-Monitor ]

US game plan on Iran written in Tel Aviv, claim Israeli insiders

An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.

09.08.2018 - 18:19 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Official: Trump’s Peace Plan Will Cause Discomfort to Both Israel and Palestinians

Sources outside the administration who are involved in the discussions over the plan told Haaretz that the Trump peace team believes their plan could be the first one ever to receive a positive answer from both Israel and major Arab countries, regardless of the Palestinian position.

30.07.2018 - 11:52 [ israelnationalnews.com ]

Giuliani: Trump is Israel’s best friend

(6.5.2018) He said that Trump’s relations with the Palestinian Authority are different today compared to past presidents. „It’s not that the president is not interested in seeing them living in peace and prosperity, but he believes that the first and most important step must be taken by them. They have to stop terror. They have to stop training people to kill and stop killing Christians and Jews. How can one make peace with an authority that wants to become a state that sponsors terrorism?“

14.07.2018 - 14:07 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Gaza Flare-up: Netanyahu Resists Pressure for War, but Flames Getting Higher

However, the prime minister had to make it look like something was being done, in light of the fires that keep raging in Israeli border communities. The media and right-wing critics have already pushed Netanyahu into a military operation he didn’t want in the Gaza Strip, twice: Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014). This time, he looked better prepared to stand firm in the breach, but not to take responsibility.

21.06.2018 - 19:36 [ Weißes Haus ]

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Their Majesties King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, 2018. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Jordan. The leaders will discuss issues of mutual concern, including terrorism, the threat from Iran and the crisis in Syria, and working towards a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

07.06.2018 - 09:41 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Zoabi calls soldiers ‚murderers,‘ is removed from Knesset

“MKs from the Left are actually those who wish to privatize the suffering and disconnect the cause from the effect … The responsibility for the suffering of the women in the Gaza Strip lies solely with Israel. After Israel destroyed the infrastructure and the agriculture in Gaza, it dictates to the people there how and where to eat,” she added in rage.

Zoabi went on with her charge. “You all should be boycotted. The people in Gaza are refugees, their land is in Israel. Those murdered by the soldiers are not being accounted for. Democracy is a nightmare in the Knesset,” she accused.

07.06.2018 - 08:23 [ cefn ‏/ Twitter ]

People overlook @RudyGiuliani’s North Korea comments were a preamble to saying, after gunning down 120 in Gaza, Israel should put „more pressure“ on the Palestinians, make them „beg on their hands and knees“. Is he a psychopath? Waste of a question mark.

02.06.2018 - 03:49 [ RT ]

‘Why does Israel get impunity?’ UNSC call for protection of Palestinians vetoed by US

There were 10 votes in favor and four abstentions (Poland, the UK, Netherlands and Ethiopia). A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, Russia, China, France or the UK in order to be adopted.

02.06.2018 - 02:57 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Will ‘Unquestionably Veto’ UN Draft on Protecting Palestinians

(31.5.2018) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has vowed to “unquestionably veto” a UN draft resolution calling for an international mission to protect Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. There is speculation the resolution, sponsored by Kuwait, could be up for vote Friday.

19.05.2018 - 21:21 [ Haaretz ]

21 Israeli Arabs Arrested During Haifa Protest Against Gaza Killings

Twenty one Israeli Arabs protesting the killing of Gazans were arrested Friday in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Dozens participated in a demonstration in the city’s lower commercial area. Police said those arrested were suspected of public disorder offenses. Protesters held up Palestinian flags, according to reports.

19.05.2018 - 06:40 [ Robert Fisk / Independent ]

How long after this week’s Gaza massacre are we going to continue pretending that the Palestinians are non-people?

Remember how they were to blame for their own exodus seven decades ago, because they followed the instructions of radio stations to leave their homes until the Jews of Israel were ‘driven into the sea’. Only, of course, the radio broadcasts never existed

17.05.2018 - 13:12 [ Haaretz ]

‘Ashamed to Be Jewish’: As Trump Base Celebrates Embassy Move, Horrified U.S. Jews Mourn Gaza Deaths

After being shut out of embassy celebrations by evangelicals and ultra-Orthodox, many mainstream Jews face crisis and anguish over Israeli response to Palestinian protests

16.05.2018 - 03:27 [ Ahram Online ]

Egypt to treat injured Palestinians in North Sinai hospitals: Health minister

Egypt’s Minister of Health Ahmed Radi told Al-Ahram Arabic late on Monday that Egypt will open four North Sinai hospitals to the rising number of Palestinian protesters wounded by Israeli forces in Gaza in recent days. „High quality emergency care has been prepared to receive the injuries in four different hospitals: Al-Arish, Rafah, Beer Al-Abd and Sheikh Zuweid,“ said Radi.

15.05.2018 - 19:11 [ Press TV ]

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Israeli violence against Palestinians

Belgium on Tuesday demanded a UN inquiry into the violence in Gaza and summoned Israel’s ambassador to the foreign ministry after she described all the Palestinian victims as „terrorists.“

15.05.2018 - 09:38 [ Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch ‏/ Twitter ]

Ivanka Trump is still all smiles at new US embassy in Jerusalem even though Israeli snipers killed 52 Palestinians at Gaza border protests.

15.05.2018 - 09:31 [ Washington Post ]

Nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 dead Palestinians

President Trump himself, in a video message, pledged his commitment to a “lasting peace agreement.”

His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said “peace is within reach.”

And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared it “a great day for peace.”

Because nothing says “peace” like 58 Palestinians killed, 2,700 wounded, renewed hostilities between Iran and Israel, the entire region aflame and U.S. allies reeling.

14.05.2018 - 20:19 [ Guardian ]

Israeli troops kill dozens of Palestinians in protests as US embassy opens in Jerusalem – as it happened

Foreign ministries in the UK, France and Egypt expressed concern about the the violence. UK prime minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said: “We urge calm and restraint to avoid actions destructive to peace efforts.”

14.05.2018 - 18:07 [ Al Jazeera ]

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday in Gaza and more than 2400 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.

14.05.2018 - 17:27 [ Büro der Weltgesundheitsorganisation im besetzten Palästina @WHOoPt1 / Twitter ]

Dozens killed, including a health worker, and hundreds injured in demonstrations in Gaza today. WHO reiterates its calls for the protection of all health staff and facilities. #NotATarget #RightToHealth #WHOoPt #Gaza

14.05.2018 - 17:04 [ Asaf Ronel ‏/ Twitter ]

#video: Israeli army firing at a group of unarmed #GreatReturnMarch protesters – not even near the #GazaFence. At least 18 Palestinians killed & 448 wounded from Israel live ammo today – 50 in critical/serious condition – Gaza MoH

14.05.2018 - 16:50 [ Daily Sabah / Twitter ]

UPDATE — Gaza death toll rises to 43 with 1,750 injured amid massive protests over US Jerusalem embassy inauguration: Palestine Health Ministry

14.05.2018 - 14:55 [ Al Jazeera ]

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

At least 37 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and close to 1700 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and teargas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.

Of the 1693 wounded, the ministry of health said at least 74 were below the age of 18, 23 were women and eight were journalists.

14.05.2018 - 14:50 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

The Israel Massacre Forces

(1.4.2018) The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF.

14.05.2018 - 14:45 [ Mike S. Omer-Man, Israel-based journalist, editor-in-chief at @972mag / Twitter ]

Israeli snipers have killed 67 Palestinian protesters in Gaza since March 30. In Jerusalem, Israel’s top court is still deliberating whether or not it’s legal for the army to shoot unarmed protesters.

14.05.2018 - 14:44 [ Squinter ‏ / Twitter ]

Gaza is a fucking charnel house right now, a free-fire zone with the number of unarmed civilians, including children, being cut down by snipers rising by the minute. The US could end this with a phone call, instead it’s having a slaughter party in Jerusalem

14.05.2018 - 14:17 [ CBS This Morning / Twitter ]

The new American embassy in Jerusalem opens this morning in the face of deadly protests. Thousands of Palestinians are demonstrating in Gaza along the Israeli border. Gaza officials say Israeli troops have killed at least 25 Palestinians.

14.05.2018 - 13:57 [ Washington Post ]

Israelis kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza protesting U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 18 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence and wounded 918 in the bloodiest day of protests since they began six weeks ago, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in what appeared to be some of the largest demonstrations yet.

14.05.2018 - 13:49 [ Defense for Children ‏ / Twitter ]

Our investigation confirms Israeli forces shot 15-year-old Jamal Abdul Hadi Mohammad Afaneh in the head with live ammo in Rafah on May 11 at 4:15 pm local time. He was taken to European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis & was pronounced dead next day. #GazaReturnMarch #EmbassyMove

14.05.2018 - 13:29 [ Haaretz ]

Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests: 18 Palestinians Reported Killed by Israeli Gunfire at Border

The Israel Police is preparing for the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with thousands of policemen deployed through the city. At 4:00 P.M. (Israel Time), the official ceremony will take place at the U.S. Consulate in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the U.S. embassy this week

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move and take part in Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as Palestinians term Israel’s creation.

12.05.2018 - 21:12 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinians: 15-year Old Dies of Wounds Sustained in Gaza Border Protest

The development brings the death toll of Friday’s protests up to two. A 40-year-old Palestinian was shot to death by Israeli forces and 700 others were wounded by Israeli army gunfire during the demonstrations.

07.05.2018 - 20:27 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army, Palestinian forces enter Yarmouk Camp after massive push into ISIS pocket

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside their Palestinian allies, continued their field operations inside the southern districts of Damascus on Sunday.

Led by their Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to score a big advance inside the Yarmouk Camp, liberating a large part of the northwestern corridor of this historically Palestinian district.

06.05.2018 - 17:05 [ i24news.tv ]

Hamas says Gaza explosion that killed six caused by Israeli ‘spy device’

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group, first said that several of its members were killed while attempting to dismantle an unexploded rocket from the 2014 war with Israel.

06.05.2018 - 16:56 [ Washington Post ]

Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

(10.5.2018) Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant.

Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday.

06.05.2018 - 16:54 [ Washington Post ]

Israeli military kills 2 Palestinians it says crossed border

Israel’s military says its forces shot and killed two Palestinians who breached the Gaza border and entered its territory as tensions there mounted Sunday.

Palestinian medic Izzat Shatat said that soldiers fired tank shells and machine guns. He said the Palestinians killed may have been “too close” to the fence but he was not sure if they had actually crossed into Israel.

05.05.2018 - 19:40 [ Haaretz ]

Five Said Killed as Explosion Rocks Central Gaza Strip

A Palestinian source told Haaretz that all signs pointed to an explosion resulting from the handling of explosives inside a building and that there were signs that the casualties were operatives in Hamas’s military wing.

03.05.2018 - 15:27 [ USA Today ]

Why is Israel shooting at Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza?

So far, at least 45 people have been killed, including four children and two journalists. The number of wounded has reached 5,500, according to the United Nations.

The demonstrations have attracted as many as 30,000 participants, according to media reports.

30.04.2018 - 18:13 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Pompeo Backs Israel’s Right to Defend Border With Gaza

President Donald Trump’s chief diplomat was concluding his first-ever international trip after being sworn in on Thursday. He landed in Amman on Sunday after stops in Brussels, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

“We do believe the Israelis have the right to defend themselves, and we’re fully supportive of that,” Mr. Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

30.04.2018 - 18:04 [ New York Times ]

For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

Say what you will about root causes and immediate ones — about incitement and militancy, about siege and control, about who did what first to whom — one thing is clear. More than a decade of deprivation and desperation, with little hope of relief, has led thousands of young Gazans to throw themselves into a protest that few, if any, think can actually achieve its stated goal: a return to the homes in what is now Israel that their forebears left behind in 1948.

29.04.2018 - 12:20 [ mediaite.com ]

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Israel’s Attacks on Gaza Equal to Hundred 9/11s

(6.8.2014) Reid remarked that the 1,800 killed in Gaza are “mostly civilians, including women and hundreds of children.” According to the United Nations, of 1,814 Palestinians killed, 1,312 (or 72%) are civilians. Of those, 408 are children and 214 are women.

After Israeli newspaper Haaretz featured Reid’s comments on its website, the host was attacked with a barrage of messages on Twitter questioning her analogy:

28.04.2018 - 16:29 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza Protests: ‚Three Killed, 174 Wounded‘ as Palestinians March on Border for Fifth Week

Demonstrators killed include a 15-year-old. 174 of the wounded at the ‚rebellious youth‘ themed protest were said to be by live Israeli fire

21.04.2018 - 08:25 [ Nickolay E. Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process / Twitter ]

It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing.

#Children must be protected from #violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated.

21.04.2018 - 08:23 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinians Report Four Killed, 156 Wounded by Israeli Fire in Fourth Friday of Gaza Protests

The ministry said a total of 729 Palestinians were wounded in the protests by, among other things, live fire, tear gas inhalation and rubber bullets. Those killed were named as Ahmad Nabil Abu Aqel, 25, Mohammed Ayoub, 15, Ahmad Rashad Al-Atamana, 24, and Said Abd Al-Aal Abu Taha, 19. Of those wounded, 305 were taken to hospital, 4 of them in serious condition and 166 in moderate condition.

17.04.2018 - 16:32 [ Times of Israel ]

After Ghouta, Syrian army eyes rebels in Daraa, on Israel’s border

(15.4.2018) Regime forces expected to target area that was the cradle of uprising and a stronghold for Western-backed non-jihadist rebels

17.04.2018 - 10:02 [ Peto Lucem / Twitter ]

NEW MAP: Military situation in southern #Damascus. Syrian Government Forces and allied Palestinian militias are gathering their forces in staging areas.

A large scale offensive against #ISIS in #Yarmouk Camp and Al- #Qadam districts is expected to commence soon. #Syria

13.04.2018 - 11:29 [ Marc Pocan, Abgeordneter des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses ]

Members of Congress Release Statement on Protests in Gaza

WASHINGTON, DC (April 12, 2018) – U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry out their right to assembly nonviolently, while also calling on members of Israel Defense Forces to exercise utmost restraint in the use of deadly force and to fully comply with international law.

13.04.2018 - 11:25 [ i24news.tv ]

IDF braces for Gaza flag burning protest as ‘Great March’ enters third week

Israel deployed snipers and tanks along the Gaza border on Friday as it braced itself for violent clashes with thousands of Palestinians protesters set to surge the fence for the third consecutive week.

Some 32 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire over two consecutive weekends of protests in Gaza, demanding the right to return to ancestral homes in what is now Israel.

12.04.2018 - 07:02 [ Hamas.ps ]

Israel desperately attacks Gaza to deter Great March of Return

Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Baroum said on Wednesday the Israeli aggression on Gaza reflects Israeli intention to deter peaceful Great March of Return.

In a press release, Barhoum said that this was aimed to undermine the Palestinian efforts to regain their fundamental rights.

He also said that Israeli bombardment of Palestinian resistance sites reveals the fear and hysteria that the Occupation government is currently going through due to the success of the Great March of Return.

12.04.2018 - 07:01 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Army Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza Strip, One Palestinian Reported Killed

The IDF spokesman said that the strike on a Hamas target was carried out in response to an explosive charge that was placed and discovered earlier on Wednesday, when Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on a Hamas outpost after an explosive charge was detonated by a military bulldozer east of Shujaiyeh, near the Gaza border.

According to the IDF, the tractor was performing infrastructure work near the Karni crossing when it mounted the charge. No wounded or casualties were reported.

10.04.2018 - 10:37 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Is the Terrorist

Because what is land confiscation on a huge scale, what are restrictions on freedom of movement, and with it freedom of employment and commerce, home demolitions, the imposition of curfews and closures, the building of innumerable fences and walls and the deployment of military forces armed to the teeth, in the heart of a Palestinian civilian population, in order to protect an Israeli civilian population that settled among it by force – what are all these if not terror, in other words, a war against unarmed citizens?

08.04.2018 - 02:51 [ RT ]

US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

Fourteen of the 15 Security Council members agreed to the statement, but the United States, Israel’s closest ally, voted against, Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday evening. He said the UN rejection was “very irresponsible,” and that it gives Israel “the green light to continue with their onslaught against the civilian population” in Gaza.

06.04.2018 - 21:11 [ B´tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories ]

Why Israeli soldiers must refuse to fire at unarmed Palestinian protesters

(3.4.2018) Contrary to the impression given by senior military officers and government ministers, the military is not permitted to act as it sees fit, nor can Israel determine on its own what is permissible and what is not when dealing with demonstrators. Like all other countries, Israel’s actions are subject to the provisions of international law and the restrictions they impose on the use of weapons, and specifically the use of live fire. The provisions limit its use to instances involving tangible and immediate mortal danger, and only in the absence of any other alternative. Israel cannot simply decide that it is not bound by these rules.

06.04.2018 - 20:56 [ alaraby.co.uk ]

#GreatReturnMarch: Israeli soldiers kill five Palestinians, injure hundreds in second week of Gaza protests

More than 922 people were taken to hospitals and field clinics, the ministry said, but did not provide a breakdown of those injured by live fire, rubber-coated steel pellets or overcome by tear gas.

It said 19 people were in serious condition.

Thousands of protesters – Israel estimated 20,000 – gathered in locations near the border east of Khan Yunis, in the south of the blockaded Palestinian enclave, and east of Gaza City, among other spots.

06.04.2018 - 07:54 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

The Israel Massacre Forces

(1.4.2018) The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF.

03.04.2018 - 07:43 [ @tameralsoltan / Twitter ]

شاهد كيف يقوم القناص الإسرائيلي بإستهداف المدنيين الفلسطينين و هم يهربون من الرصاص #مسيره_العوده_الكبري #أنا_راجع #يوم_الارض_الفلسطيني

03.04.2018 - 07:20 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

The Israel Massacre Forces

The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF.

03.04.2018 - 07:17 [ Washington Post ]

For Israel, there’s little political cost to killing Palestinians

And at the United Nations, the Trump administration blocked the Security Council from issuing a statement that called for an “independent and transparent investigation” and affirmed the Palestinians’ right to peaceful protest. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States was “deeply saddened” by Friday’s events. But Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s leading envoy for Israeli and Palestinian negotiations, undercut that message by taking Israel’s side and pinning the blame on Hamas for the “hostile march.”