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30 November 2011 — UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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The ridiculous burdens borne by Gaza medical patients
By Rami Almeghari, Cairo, 30 November 2011
Though EI correspondent Rami Almeghari’s family has finally accessed medical treatment for his ailing wife, unlike other less lucky families in Gaza, the obstacles they have encountered are absurd.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/ridiculous-burdens-borne-gaza-medical-patients/10641

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Boycott Israel campaign grows among UK unions, despite Zionist backlash
By Asa Winstanley, London, 30 November 2011
So many UK trade unions have now passed motions in support of the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that even the often conservative Trades Union Congress has been compelled to change policy.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/boycott-israel-campaign-grows-among-uk-unions-despite-zionist-backlash/10637

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Attempts to break Gaza blockade won’t stop, vows Freedom Waves activist
By Michelle Gyeney, 28 November 2011
As the Australian delegate on the Tahrir boat with the recent Freedom Waves initiative, Michael Coleman recently confronted all of the barriers that the government of Israel could muster.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/attempts-break-gaza-blockade-wont-stop-vows-freedom-waves-activist/10632

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Private security guards kill with impunity in East Jerusalem
By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, Silwan, 28 November 2011
According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 350 private Israeli security guards are currently employed in East Jerusalem by private security firm Modi’in Ezrahi, which is subcontracted by the Israeli Ministry of Housing and Construction, to protect 2,000 settlers living illegally in the occupied territory.

http://electronicintifada.net/content/private-security-guards-kill-impunity-east-jerusalem/10631

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Punks Against Apartheid officially launches website, BDS network
By Nora Barrows-Friedman, 30 November 2011
Punk musicians and activists declare that “racism ain’t punk!” and officially launch their new boycott activism network.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/nora/punks-against-apartheid-officially-launches-website-bds-network

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UK student body slams university’s Ahava link
By Ben White, 30 November 2011
A collaboration between King’s College London (KCL) and an Israeli company located in an illegal West Bank settlement has been condemned by the UK’s National Union of Students (NUS), in a significant boost for campaigners.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/ben-white/uk-student-body-slams-universitys-ahava-link

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Student tells EI about Sabra hummus boycott victory at her high school
By Maureen Clare Murphy, 29 November 2011
Today Nadine Darwish, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way High School in the Chicago suburbs, tweeted the news that her school will no longer serve Sabra brand hummus. This afternoon she told EI more about what happened, and that others concerned with human rights shouldn’t be intimidated from speaking up.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/student-tells-ei-about-sabra-hummus-boycott-victory-her-high-school

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Video: Chicago activists tell shoppers to boycott Israel on Black Friday
By Maureen Clare Murphy, 28 November 2011
Last Friday a group of Palestine solidarity activists who took advantage of the large crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year to educate people about companies profiting from or normalizing Israel’s occupation.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/video-chicago-activists-tell-shoppers-boycott-israel-black-friday

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Video: French BDS activists de-shelve huge amounts of Israeli produce at Carrefour
By Ali Abunimah, 28 November 2011
Activists de-shelved huge amounts of Israeli avocados and oranges during a protest action in Montpellier in the south of France on 26 November.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/ali-abunimah/video-french-bds-activists-de-shelve-huge-amounts-israeli-produce-carrefour

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Video shows EI blogger Linah Alsaafin confronting Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh
By Maureen Clare Murphy, 28 November 2011
Anne Paq from the ActiveStills collective has produced a powerful video showing young Palestinian women confronting armed Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh during last Friday’s demonstration against the occupation and settlements.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/maureen/video-shows-ei-blogger-linah-alsaafin-confronting-israeli-soldiers-nabi-saleh

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Video: Israeli occupation forces demolish homes and mosque, arrest girls near Hebron
By Ali Abunimah, 28 November 2011
On 24 November Israeli occupation forces demolished two homes, a mosque and a barn, killing livestock, and arrested two young women in the village of Umm Fagarah, in the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/ali-abunimah/video-israeli-occupation-forces-demolish-homes-and-mosque-arrest-girls-near-hebron


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