detainees to protest Israeli decisions against them Tue,
24 Mar 2009 12:02:50 +0200
The Prisoners Center for Studies (PCS) reported on Tuesday that
Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have decided to protest
against the Israeli decisions against them, specifically calls for
placing some in solitary confinement, and denying them visits and the
right to education. ...
of wounded American activist Tristan Anderson: "We wantjJustice for our
24 Mar 2009 11:16:02 +0200
Tristan Anderson, an American activist with the International
Solidarity Movement, was shot in the forehead by the Israeli border
police during a non-violent demonstration on March 13th in the West
Bank Palestinian village of Ni’ilin. Tristan’s parents, Nancy and
Michael Anderson, held a press conference today (March 23) at the
Alternative Information Center (AIC) in Jerusalem to demand justice for
their son. ...
UN tracks rising violence against women in Gaza
GAZA CITY Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (IRIN) - The UN Development Fund for
Women (UNIFEM) in Gaza, local Palestinian NGOs and mental health
professionals are reporting increased incidents of domestic violence
and sexual assault against women in Gaza since the beginning of 2009.
EAST: Water treatment kit for household grey water
ISTANBUL Monday, March 23, 2009 (IRIN) - A kit designed to treat
household waste water for reuse could be one of the ways to tackle
water scarcity in rural areas of the Middle East and North Africa,
according to a Canadian organisation.
injured, including Americans, at Bil'in's weekly nonviolent
demonstration marking Al ... Fri,
20 Mar 2009 12:28:33 +0100
Bil’in / Iyad Burnat - The residents of Bil'in marched towards the wall
today after the Friday prayer. The protest was joined by Israeli and
international activists. Protesters carried a huge banner remarking the
41st anniversary of Al-Karama.Banners condemning Israeli’s ongoing
racist policies and violence against civilians, especially in Jerusalem
where Palestinians are facing ethnic cleansing were also carried. The
sources: the final decision on prisoner exchange remains unsettled Fri,
20 Mar 2009 11:57:29 +0100
Cairo / PNN - Egyptian sources told the press Friday that the final
decision with respect to the exchange of some of the 11,000
Palestinians in Israeli prisons for the captured Israeli soldiers has
yet to be resolved. Sources in Tel Aviv say that the crucial decision
regarding the deal for the captured soldier Gilad Shalit deal will be
taken by the current Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the remaining days
of his mandate. The sources described Olme...
TV soon to launch in Arabic Fri,
20 Mar 2009 10:58:29 +0100
Ankara / PNN - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday
that preparations are underway for an impending launch of the Arabic
version of Turkish state-owned television.Erdogan became a national
hero when he told the Israeli President at the World Economic Forum,
You know very well how to kill. Erdogan said in a statement to the news
channel RTL TGV that preparations to launch the TV channel in question
had reached the final stage...
Jenin 2002 to Gaza 2008/9 - A commander ordered troops to kill an
elderly woman Fri,
20 Mar 2009 02:08:18 +0100
Kristen Ess - I have to say on an editorial note that these stories
from Gaza of racist writings on the walls of homes, the property
destruction, in addition to the rapid and rampant killings and beatings
of Palestinians, the use of human shields (tying children to tanks) and
the admittance of atrocities by Israeli soldiers in Gaza are
terrifyingly reminiscent of what I witnessed, and then later read in
accounts by soldiers, of the massacre in Je...
reveals the secrets of computer piracy and hacking, and how to prevent
becoming a victim Fri,
20 Mar 2009 00:59:38 +0100
PNN exclusive / Hiba Lama - It seems that the world has stopped being
as big as our ancestors once believed it to be. In fact it has become a
small village and you and I enter through its golden gates referred to
as www dot which let you in on an endless world of information, news,
images, books and entertainment. We don't even look at clocks for the
time anymore. A quick glance at one's computer is all it takes. As the
saying goes, &ld...
Al Kul TV begins series on human rights in the PA Thu,
19 Mar 2009 09:33:34 +0100
Bethlehem / PNN - Al Kul (means together in English) Television, a
partner of PNN and Holy Land Trust, is implementing a ground-breaking
project. From their televisions and radios Palestinians will now see
and hear on a weekly basis discussions and solutions on the situation
of human rights concerning, not the Israeli occupation this time, but
rather the Palestinian Authority. Generous support is coming from the
European Union.The project will c...
member of Israeli Knesset being charged with participation in
nonviolent demonstrations Thu,
19 Mar 2009 07:57:30 +0100
PNN exclusive / Fadi Yacoub – Palestinian member of the Israeli
Knesset, Mohammad Barakeh, remains under threat.On Thursday the Israeli
police conducted an investigation against Barakeh, Chairman of the
Democratic Front for Peace and Equality in the Knesset for allegedly
“disrupting the work of the police a year and a half ago,” he told PNN.
He was participating in a nonviolent demonstration with the family
victims of the Israel...
protests continue against the Wall
March 24th, 2009 --, This past Friday, people in Ni?lin, Ma?sara,
Jayyous and Bi?lin held their weekly demonstrations. Hundreds turned
out; some on the occasion of Mother?s Day and others in support of the
American activist wounded the week prior in Ni?lin. Demonstrations in
Wadi Rasha have halted for the time being, as Occupation forces have
temporarily halted uprooting trees. [
targets media and youth in Jayyous village
March 21st, 2009 --, On Friday, the youth of Jayyous lead another
demonstration against the Wall that is isolating their village from its
land. The Israeli military attacked the village attempting to destroy
one home and injuring three. [
group wins world's largest prize for children's literature Tue,
24 Mar 2009 20:18:48 GMT+02:00
A group helping children in Gaza and the West Bank to read and write
has won a 5 million crown ($630,000) prize given in memory of "Pippi
Longstocking" creator Astrid Lindgren, Sweden's Arts Council said on
look-alikes ease the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Tue,
24 Mar 2009 15:12:45 GMT+02:00
Look-alikes wanted," said a half-page advertisement published last week
in the news pages of Haaretz Hebrew edition, offering NIS 8,000 to
anyone who knew individuals resembling the eight people whose head shot
appeared in the ad. A fine-print clarification explained that the award
for finding a single face double was NIS 1,000, to be divided equally
between the person who sent in the photo and the subject of the photo.
The ad was signed Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council. ...
Umm al-Fahm, we protected democracy' Tue,
24 Mar 2009 22:43:34 GMT+02:00
Police Commissioner David Cohen on Tuesday said his officers protected
Israel's democracy by quelling violent protests held against a march by
far-rightists in the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm. ...
votes in favor of joining Netanyahu coalition Tue,
24 Mar 2009 22:41:24 GMT+02:00
The Labor Party Central Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of joining
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, despite vocal
opposition from within the party. ...
/ Netanyahu made an offer Barak couldn't refuse Tue,
24 Mar 2009 20:38:15 GMT+02:00
There is no debate over two of the achievements of the Labor-Likud
coalition agreement that was initialed on Tuesday morning: It was
reached after negotiations unprecedented in their brevity - taking less
than 24 hours - and it grants Labor a scandalous package of positions
for its mere 13 Knesset seats, almost out of generosity. The deal gives
the party five cabinet posts, including two of the most senior -
Defense Minister and Trade and Industry Minister - and another two
deputy ministerial positions. ...
A party of 13 MKs will have no voice in the opposition Tue,
24 Mar 2009 17:40:19 GMT+02:00
In a last ditch effort to convince Labor Party member to support a
coalition deal with Likud Chairman and Prime Minister-designate
Benjamin Netanyahu, Labor leader Ehud Barak on Tuesday declared that a
Party of 13 MKs can have no real room to express its voice in the
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Gul makes landmark visit to Iraq Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Iraq on Monday warned Turkish Kurdish rebels based in its northern
mountains to lay down their guns or leave the country, during a
landmark visit by Turkey's President Abdullah Gul. "The PKK has two
choices: lay down its guns or leave Iraq," President Jalal Talabani,
himself a Kurd, said of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) at a joint
space station maneuver to dodge debris Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
US space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station
maneuvered to avoid debris during Monday's spacewalk, dropping into a
lower orbit, NASA officials said. Firing its steering jets, Discovery
turned the shuttle and space station 180 degrees for three hours Sunday
to increase drag.
inks deal with ultra-religious Shas as Barak mulls joining coalition Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Israeli Premier-designate Benjamin Netanyahu inched closer to forming a
government Monday, inking his second coalition deal as he waited for
the divided center-left Labor party to decide whether to join his
cabinet. An agreement between Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and the
court sentences Islamist to death for alleged contact with Olmert Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
A Yemeni court on Monday condemned an Islamist to death for
establishing contact with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and
offering to collaborate with the Zionist state.Bassam al-Haidari, 26,
was found guilty of writing directly to the prime minister of Israel by
email, offering to work for the Jewish state.
troops used 11-year-old as human shield in Gaza - UN Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Israeli troops used an 11-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield
during its war in the Gaza Strip, UN human rights experts said on
Monday. The Israeli military ordered the boy to walk in front of
soldiers being fired on in the Gaza neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa and
enter buildings before them, said the UN secretary general's.
grounds to compensate Libya over Gadhafi arrest, Switzerland says Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said Monday there were no
grounds to compensate Libya over the arrest of a son of Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi last July. Calmy Rey and Geneva local government
officials maintain that police were not at fault when Hannibal Gadhafi
and his wife were arrested in a luxury hotel.
says West must respect will of Afghan people Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, ahead of a March 31
conference on Afghanistan, said the West must respect the will of the
Afghan people, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. Iran
has been invited by the United States to attend the conference in The
Hague, but has not yet confirmed its participation.
Bashir defies ICC arrest warrant with Eritrea visit Tuesday,
March 24, 2009
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Eritrea Monday on his
first foreign trip since the issue of an international arrest warrant
for alleged war crimes, Eritrea's information minister said. "It is a
one-day visit, it's a very normal visit from one president to another.
He is responding to an invitation by President Issaias Afeworki," Ali
Abdu told by phone from Asmara.
killed in two bombings in Iraq Tue,
24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
A suicide bomber targets a Kurdish funeral in Diyala, killing 18. In
the west Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, a bomb hidden in garbage kills
nine. A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people in an attack on a
Kurdish farmer's funeral northeast of Baghdad, in an area rife with
friction between Kurds and Arabs.
leader killed in Lebanon bombing Tue,
24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
Kamal Medhat, a ranking member of the Fatah faction, and three
associates are killed in an explosion near the southern port city of
Sidon. A roadside bomb Monday killed a senior Palestinian official in
southern Lebanon near a refugee camp that has been the site of recent
violence, local media reported.
plans to boost civilian aid to Pakistan Tue,
24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
The assistance would rise to $1.5 billion or more as part of a new
Afghanistan strategy aimed at curbing support for insurgents. The Obama
administration plans to dramatically increase civilian aid to Pakistan
as part of its new strategy on Afghanistan and the surrounding region,
hoping the overture will lead to more effective steps by the Pakistani
military to shut down insurgent sanctuaries, U.S. officials said.
rubble is forensic evidence Tue,
24 Mar 2009 14:00:23 PST
With the $4.5 billion in pledges made by international donors at the
Sharm al-Sheikh conference this month, the humanitarian focus in Gaza
will begin to shift, looking forward at clearing rubble and rebuilding
anew. But before any reconstruction can start, much emergency relief
work still needs to be done and humanitarian workers and medics won't
be the only ones trawling through the rubble. Don Duncan reports.
campaign gains momentum in Europe Tue,
24 Mar 2009 09:36:54 PST
The Swedish national pension fund AP7 is the latest institution to
follow the socially responsible investment example of Dutch ASN Bank by
excluding the French transportation giant Alstom from its portfolio.
Alstom was excluded because of the company's involvement in Israel's
occupation of Palestinian land. Adri Nieuwhof reports for The
23: 'Fire also upon rescue'?
'it said in the "how to run an Israeli incursion" notes a commander
appears to have left behind (doh) near Jabalia, according to Haaretz.
Just in case the Palestine medics thought it was accidental. I
shouldn't read the comments that follow articles like this that try to
speak out within Israel, but inevitably I do—and it's kind of funny how
half of them appear to be from such ignorant and rascist people that
all by themselves they totally provid...
19: Speaking truth to power
January 09 art from children at the Al Amal Centre, Khan Younis, We
were back at Faraheen this morning accompanying farmers again, eyeing
the jeeps driving along the Israeli border while our farmers removed
the irrigation pipes from one of the fields we have visited regularly.
Since Mohammed was shot in the leg, the farmer here has decided to give
up on this field, its convenient well, and its half-grown parsley crop
- 200,000 shekels worth - in ...
Tried to Kill Ambassador Abass Zaki? Tue,
24 Mar 2009 16:31:28 -0400
By Franklin Lamb – Sidon, LebanonYesterday afternoon, Kamal Medhat, 58,
known in Lebanon's Palestinian Camps affectionately as 'Kamal Naji', a
senior member of the Palestinian Fatah movement was killed exiting Mieh
Meih Camp by a 25-30 kilogram bomb. The bomb was hidden in a small
roadside shed between two checkpoints, one manned by the Lebanese army
and the other at the Kifah el Musallah Camp security check point.
According to Fatah intell...
Children: A Gloomy Future Tue,
24 Mar 2009 15:53:24 -0400
By Yousef Al-Helou - Gaza City The devastation left by the Israeli war
on beseiged Gaza means youngsters now make a living by sifting through
piles of rubble. Children as young as five collect metal and plastic to
sell to scrap dealers. So poor are the families they come from that
they miss school in order to provide minimal support for their brothers
and sisters. Missing school for even a day before the recent massacres
was considered a shame, n...