VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 28 May, 2010: Israeli navy on the move to block convoy

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Settlers Hurl Stones At Palestinians Near Qalqilia, Four Wounded
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – Palestinian medical sources reported Friday evening that four Palestinians were mildly wounded after a group of settlers hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Lieberman: “Freedom Flotilla, Violent”
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stated Friday afternoon that the solidarity ships, filled with medical and humanitarian supplies, and heading to Gaza, is a “violent propaganda against Israel”, and vowed not to allow the ship to reach Gaza.

Israeli Troops Stop Anti Wall Protest Near Bethlehem
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – The villagers of Al Ma’ssra, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, conducted on Friday their weekly anti wall protest.

One Injured, Four Arrested During The Weekly Bil’in Anti Wall Protest
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – One man was injured, four other supporters arrested as Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti wall protest in Bil’in village, central West Bank.

Nil’in Anti Wall Protest Ends With Clashes
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – The weekly anti wall protest at the village of Nil’in ended this Friday with clashes between local youth and Israeli troops.

Fighters Exchange Fire With Soldiers Near Khan Younis
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – The Palestine Eagles Brigades reported Friday that its fighters exchanged fire with Israeli infantry troops in Sheikh Hammouda area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Egypt Uncovers 17 Tunnels
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – Egyptian security personnel uncovered 17 tunnels across the border with Rafah during a campaign carried out overnight targeting siege-busting tunnels.

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 killed, 30 wounded by Israeli forces this week
IMEMC Р28 May 2010 РIn its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the week of 20– 26 May 2010, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that two Palestinian militants were killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip this week, while 30 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children and 6 women, were injured and dozens of civilian facilities were destroyed or damaged.

Salah: “We Don’t Need Israel’s Permission To Break The Siege”
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, stated that solidarity ships heading to Gaza, all acts of solidarity with the Palestinians people and breaking the illegal siege, do not need Israel’s approval.

Six Wounded As Army Bombards Gaza
IMEMC – 28 May 2010 – Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday at night that six residents were wounded after the Israeli army bombarded Al Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

Ma’an News

Gaza: Explosion in south takes out Khan Younis power line
5/28/2010 – Gaza – Ma’an – Khan Younis went black Friday afternoon following what Gaza Power officials said was Israeli fire directed toward the main line providing electricity to the southern Gaza Strip city. The report followed hours after the Eagles of Palestine Brigades said fighters ambushed Israeli forces patrolling the occupied border area east of Khan Younis in….

10 injured in clashes in Silwan Thursday
5/28/2010 – Jerusalem – Ma’an – Ten Silwan residents including a pregnant woman were injured following violent confrontations with Israeli settlers who have moved into the area, local officials reported on Thursday. Member of the Silwan Defense Committee Jawwad Abu Rmuz said a settler provocation sparked a fight with residents, and spread throughout the neighborhood and was subsequently repressed….

Israeli forces open new checkpoints for 443
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – The formerly Israeli-only highway 443 opened to Palestinian drivers at 8am on Friday, amid increased military presence on the road and two new checkpoints aimed at restricting Palestinian access to parts of the route. A planned motorcade of vehicles from Palestinian villages bordering the previously closed route was set to travel the newly….

Bil’in field catches fire; weekly protests continue
5/28/2010 – Ramallah – Ma’an – Four Israeli activists at the weekly anti-wall protest in Bil’in were detained on Friday, when Israeli soldiers penetrated a fence in the separation wall, firing tear-gas canisters toward protesters. Witnesses said the hot canisters caused a dry field to catch fire, setting Khalil Mohammad Abu Rahma’s farmlands ablaze, and making a direct hit….

Gaza crossings sealed for weekend
5/28/2010 – Gaza – Ma’an – With the debate over whether or not a humanitarian crisis exists in Gaza raging, Israel sealed its border crossing with the coastal enclave on Friday, following a week of reduced imports, a UN report found. Palestinian crossings liaison official confirmed the closure, noting deliveries on Thursday were below the expected 100, and ended….

Israel requisitions land for ’military road’ in Hebron
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli forces delivered a requisition order for a strip of Palestinian land in the area of Wadi Al Hussein last week, a UN report released on Thursday said. The land, located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba inside Hebron, was reportedly requested for use as a military road. According to a….

Israeli court prevents teens from protesting
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – Two young men from the village of Al-Ma’asara were released from Israeli custody on Thursday afternoon, with large bail postings and the condition that they report to police every Friday afternoon. The young men, identified as Iyad Mohammad Zawahreh and Mahmoud Abed Zawahreh, were each required to post 5,000 shekels (1,300 US dollars….

Gaza: EU delegates call for immediate action to end siege
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – European delegates from the continent’s Parliamentary committees for Foreign Affairs, Budgets and Development left Gaza upon the conclusion of their fact-finding mission and called for an end to Israel’s siege. The nine delegates were hosted by UNRWA on Friday, and toured programs and facilities funded by the European Union in an effort to….

UAE sends $100,000 in aid to Gaza

5/28/2010 – Ramallah – Ma’an -UAE Ambassador to Egypt Sheikh Mohammed bin Nakhira Al-Thahiri dispatched a convoy of food and medical aid to Gaza from the people of the UAE to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, expected to arrive Friday. A delegation from the Palestinian embassy in Egypt joined the convoy to the Rafah crossing to….

BDS National Committee preps for 2nd conference
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee will hold its second national conference in Nablus starting on Monday, and preparations for the event were concluded just days before, organizers said. The conference follows up on the 2005 call for a Palestinian national boycott and divestment movement supported by some 170 unions, networks and….

Obama extends White House invite to Abbas
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – One day after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, the same offer was extended to President Mahmoud Abbas. A statement from the White House press secretary released on Thursday morning confirmed that Abbas would sit with US President Barack Obama on 9 June, almost….

PRC initiates efforts to resume prisoner swap talks
5/28/2010 – Gaza – Ma’an – Spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees Abu Mujahid told Ma’an on Friday that several contacts were made over the past months to reactivate talks pursuant to a prisoner release. Abu Mujahed, speaking for one of the factions involved in the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, refused to identify nations next….

PFLP will not run under Fatah banner
5/28/2010 – Gaza – Ma’an – Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader in Gaza Rabah Mhanna said his party would under no circumstances run under the Fatah banner in the coming West Bank municipal elections. Early rumors by Fatah officials saying lists for the local vote would be unity ballots and include strong members from other parties….

In photos: Fayyad hits streets for boycott
5/28/2010 – Prime Minister Salam Fayyad visits a family in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 27 May 27 during a house-to-house campaign to rid shelves of products made in illegal settlements in the West Bank. Fayyad passed out leaflets on Thursday urging consumers to boycott products made by Jewish settlements built on occupied land. Earlier….

PCBS: Recycling up 14% in West Bank
5/28/2010 – Bethlehem – Ma’an – Industrial production indexes, lead by a 14% hike in recycling, increased during April in the West Bank, a Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics report released on Thursday found. While the overall production increased by only 0. 54%, the most significant changes were in the recycling and metal manufacturing sectors, with the former jumping….

Palestine Note

IDF helps to debunk Israeli claims on Gaza’s economy
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – The Israeli foreign ministry e-mailed a press release to reporters earlier this week insisting that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Need proof? The ministry’s e-mail included four photos of well-stocked markets in…

Kach terrorists threaten Rahm Emanuel’s family in East Jerusalem
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – It’s not simply “hecklers” bothering White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family, visiting Israel and East Jerusalem for their 13-year-old son’s bar mitzvah. Zach Emanuel, praying today at the Western Wall in East…

Israel places checkpoints on recently-opened highway
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – Israel recently reopened highway 443 in the West Bank to Palestinian travelers, but a new checkpoints at the road’s terminal points defeat its purpose, the Christian Science Monitor reported Friday. Checkpoints like this one…

Prisoner swap efforts to potentially resume
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – Popular Resistance Committees spokesman Abu Mujahid announced Friday in Gaza that contacts have been exchanged over past months to reactivate prisoner release negotiations, Ma’an News Agency reported Friday. Protesters call for Shalit’s release [Photo:…

All in a name: ‘Palestine’ to be listed on tour programs
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – Touring agencies Cox & Kings, Audley Travel, Intrepid Travel and Ramblers Worldwide Holidays intend to list “Palestine” on their “whistle-stop” tours of Jerusalem and the West Bank, TTG Live reported Friday. The iconic “Visit…

Four arrests and 1 injury at Bil’in protest
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – At the Friday protests at Bil’in in the West Bank, four Israeli demonstrators were detained, 1 Palestinian was injured and a nearby field caught fire when hot tear-gas canisters landed there, Ma’an News Agency…

PFLP unaligned with Fatah
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – The Gaza leader for the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Rabah Mhanna announced his party will not run under the Fatah banner in upcoming West Bank elections, Ma’an News Agency…

Israeli navy on the move to block convoy
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Military reports gunships are en route to stay flotilla Washington – Israeli naval vessels have headed to sea to keep the Gaza aid convoy from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said Friday. This development…

Is ‘Sex and the City 2’ anti-Muslim or uninformed?
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – By Sarah Harlan Washington – Some critics are calling the second film installment of the hit TV show “Sex and the City” anti-Muslim after its portrayal of women and culture in the United Arab Emirates. The…

Egypt: Radio station plays for divorcees
Palestine Note 28 May 2010 – Washington – Egypt’s divorce rate is among the highest in the Arab world, and the social scene is beginning to catch up, BBC reported Wednesday. A wedding ring makes a heart in a copy of the…
Israeli human rights activist: I was tortured
Palestine Note 27 May 2010 – Lawyers says spying confession inadmissable A leading human rights activist from Israel’s Palestinian Arab minority was charged yesterday with the most serious security offences on Israel’s statute book, including espionage. Prosecutors indicted Ameer Makhoul, the head…

The Internet is a game changer’ – A paperless world
Palestine Note 27 May 2010 – The debate is no longer confined to a few academics in distant universities. It is now a widely prevalent, mainstream topic of discussion. How will the news of the future be distributed? The jury is still…

Do Gazans really deserve medical aid?
Palestine Note 27 May 2010 – Personally, I am against the “Freedom Flotilla”. I am a huge fan of the old adage, “you make your bed, you sleep in it,” and I think it is high time Gazans start adhering to this…

Aljazeera

Tensions rise over Gaza aid fleet
AlJazeera 28 May 2010 – Israeli army plans to halt humanitarian mission headed for Palestinian territory.

NPT declaration to name Israel
AlJazeera 28 May 2010 – UN to consider draft calling for 2012 conference on “WMD-free” zone in Middle East.

Ha’aretz

IAF targets tunnel, weapons manufacturing site in Gaza air strike
Ha’aretz – Israel says it holds Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, as responsible for any attacks carried out from the coastal territory.

Obama gets OK on boosting Israel against rockets
Ha’aretz – U.S. House of Representatives approves Obama request for 205 million dollars to spur production of system to counter short-range rockets like those used by Hamas and Hezbollah.

Israel Navy prepares to counter aid convoy despite reports of delay
Ha’aretz – IDF warns that it will not hesitate to make use of limited force if it becomes necessary; Lieberman: Gaza aid convoy is violent propaganda against Israel.

MESS Report / Aid flotilla won’t alter the humanitarian situation in Gaza
Ha’aretz – The Freedom Flotilla is mostly a PR battle meant to strike a blow at Israel, but if Israel was less eager to confront the activists, some of the media attention would have dissipated.

U.S.: Turkey / Brazil fuel swap deal with Iran is too little too late
Ha’aretz – Turkey and Brazil announced a deal with Iran under which it would send some of its low-enriched uranium abroad, mirroring a previous IAEA proposal which Tehran later abandoned.

Diplomats: Missing equipment from Iran lab may be nuclear cover-up
Ha’aretz – UN nuclear inspectors revisiting Iranian labortatory discover some apparatus has disappeared which was believed to be used in Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program., U.S. president’s discussions with Abbas will come a week after he hosts Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss indirect peace talks., Report says Pyongyang continue to provide missiles, components to Iran as well as aiding Syria’s nuclear despite UN sanctions., Times of London says satellite images indicate Hezbollah are allowed to freely transfer arms across the border with Lebanon., The next stage in the case against the two Israeli Arabs is to determine whether Shin Bet extracted their testimonies by applying excessive physical, psychological pressure., While authorities actively prepare for future threats, the Israeli public appears unfazed., Move could indicate Obama administration’s intent to lessen its involvement in peace process; Palestinians pressure U.S.: Discuss Israeli withdrawals, not gestures., Mine is, after all, the generation that gave Israel the settlements., Opposition leader slams secular Israelis’ ignorance of Judaism as well as religious school system’s reluctance to recognize state of Israel., Route 443 had been closed off by Israel to Palestinian vehicles in 2002 following a series of shooting attacks on Israeli vehicles., In unprecedented call, settlers sign letter urging masses to block junctions leading to structures slated for demolition., Netanyahu hints would object to raising the minimum wage, though he says he will express his opinion when the matter is brought before the cabinet for a vote soon., Money from the fund would be used as an incentive to Palestinian employers to hire former settlement workers, by paying half their salaries for the first year., Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited to the semi-annual ministerial meeting of the OECD in Paris., Reports of hundreds of hostages being held in one of the mosques, both of which belong to minority Islamic sect in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore., A bomb planted by suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train which was then hit by a cargo train in eastern India; at least 200 injured., Former troops leave English ports for emotional ceremony in France to mark historic WWII rescue., A new investigation is about to be launched in England over the mysterious 2007 death of Ashraf Marwan, the Mossad agent who warned Israel about Egypt’s plan to launch the Yom Kippur War, Skaat, 28, will represent Israel on Thursday night in the semifinal of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo., A rare cabbage that brings dark mysteries to your table, Hapoel Gilboa/Galil Elyon shocked the defending champions 90-77 in the Super League final at Yad Eliahu in Tel Aviv last night to win the national championship., The fact that high-quality global games are easily accessible and the local game is no longer actively supported must be a real worry to those who genuinely care about the future of the game., There were a number of instances during the friendly match when the players did not follow the coach’s instructions, prompting the irascible manager to vent his anger., Talking to Hamas is better than blockading Gaza, Netanyahu isn’t losing sleep over Palestinian strife, Israel is still better than the Palestinians at boycotting

Obama: Jews’ outlook on the future should be a lesson to all Americans
Ha’aretz –

Obama, Abbas to hold White House meet next month
Ha’aretz – U.S. president’s discu
ssions with Abbas will come a week after he hosts Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss indirect peace talks.

Obama: Iran greatest threat to nuclear proliferation in Mideast
Ha’aretz – 189 signatories of Non-Proliferation Treaty back a declaration proposing a 2012 conference to discuss banning nuclear weapons from the Middle East.

UN report: Iran, Syria receiving North Korea nuclear technology
Ha’aretz – Report says Pyongyang continue to provide missiles, components to Iran as well as aiding Syria’s nuclear despite UN sanctions.

Report: New evidence shows Hezbollah missile bases in Syria
Ha’aretz – Times of London says satellite images indicate Hezbollah are allowed to freely transfer arms across the border with Lebanon.

Assad: Iran supports Syria-Israel peace talks
Ha’aretz – Syrian president tells U.S. television that Syria would not stop support of Hamas, Hezbollah until Israel stops occupation.

Netanyahu resurrects campaign to boost Palestinian economy in bid for peace
Ha’aretz – At OECD conference in Paris, prime minister reiterates idea he first presented before his election.

Israeli Arab activist ‘spied on IDF bases for Hezbollah’
Ha’aretz – In indictment against Ameer Makhoul, state prosecutors claim prominent political campaigner was recruited by Lebanese militants in Denmark.

Uruknet

Freedom Flotilla exposes international community’s failure
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – The Freedom Flotilla of nine vessels sailing to the Gaza Strip is exposing the partisan nature of the response of the United Nations and the international community to Israel’s three-year siege on Gaza. The siege — enforced by land, air and sea — has blocked the import and export of supplies, goods and persons in…

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Update – FCO fails to respond – Day 4 (Video)
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – The Foreign Office has failed to respond to letters and emails from campaigners concerned about the safety of passengers on board the Gaza Freedom Flotilla following Israeli military threats, despite 28 Britons being on board. The Gaza Freedom flotilla is due to arrive in Gaza today and consists of 9 boats, 10 tonnes of aid…

Six Wounded As Israeli Army Bombards Gaza
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday at night that six residents were wounded after the Israeli army bombarded Al Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Local sources said that Israeli war-jets and artillery fired several shells at the neighborhood leaving six residents wounded. Also, Israeli Apache helicopters fired two missiles at an area east of…

Settlers Take Over Beit Safafa Home
Uruknet MaY 28, 2010 – Last week, Palestine Monitor went with EAPPI to visit a Palestinian family evicted from their home in Bet Safafa, South-East-Jerusalem. Upon arrival, the first thing one noticed was the poverty of the place ‚Äì the houses and sheds had been constructed by lashing together various everyday materials. Most of the material was re-used and in…

Piracy is still piracy, even if it’s carried out by a state
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – As the much anticipated departure of the Freedom Flotilla nears, Israel has been busy issuing statements and press releases as how it intends to deal with the humanitarian aid convoy of ships bound for Gaza. Israel’s military says it has completed the construction of a mass detention centre in Ashdod where it plans to hold…

Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla
Uruknet May 28, 2010 ‚Äî Israeli gunships headed out to sea on Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas. Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to stop the flotilla “at any cost.” He…

Over 100 Palestinian minors reported abuse in IDF, police custody in 2009
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – Most Palestinian children arrested by the Israel Defense Forces and police are intimidated, abused and maltreated in custody, according to the sworn testimonies of minors who were arrested last year. This happens both before and during interrogation, and several minors have been sexually assaulted. The Palestinian branch of the non-governmental organization Defense for Children International…

Education in Occupied Palestine
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – … As a signatory, Israel is legally bound to ICESCR provisions, yet its actions defile it like other human and humanitarian rights laws. As the occupying power, it’s legally obligated to fulfill its responsibilities. Yet as a belligerent, it refuses in all respects, so far with impunity. Not condemned or opposed, Israel not only denies Palestinians…

Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Uruknet May 28, 2010 – For over four years, Israel has subjected the civilian population of Gaza to an increasingly severe blockade, resulting in a man-made humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions. Earlier this month, John Ging, the Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, called upon the international community to break…

Tribute to the people of Gaza
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – I never cease to be amazed at the power of the human spirit to survive. During my last visit to Gaza in October 2008 I was amazed and deeply moved by the power of the people I witnessed. In a triumph of hope over adversity and tremendous suffering, love still abides. Gaza comprises a small…

Forget Dialogue
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – … A rejection of the Israeli push towards divisions in the Arab and Palestinian body is the best solution to counter their “Divide and Rule” strategy. Remaining divided serves Zionist interests perfectly. Differences in ideology, beliefs and politics are as much part of Palestinian heritage as almost any other national heritage, because individuals may have different…

Beit Hanoun mother describes Wednesday air strike
Uruknet May 27, 2010 ‚Äì Eight children escaped serious injury in the latest airstrike on Beit Hanoun on Wednesday night, their mother explained, calling their safe departure from the house a miracle. The warplanes were reportedly targeting a training site belonging to Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades, officials said, but the impact of the strikes caused damage to several nearby buildings, blowing…

Dangerous Emulations
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – Perhaps, the worst punishment besides death meted out against the Palestinian population by Israel is the demolition of their homes. It is cruel, inhumane and humiliating. We have seen far too many pictures of wailing women and distraught men standing beside a heap of rubble and mangled steel, a book caught between two bricks or…

Video: Israel’s Gaza PR offensive
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – While boats battle to get through the siege of Gaza, Gazans can eat out in fancy restaurants and have no need of aid. That’s what Israel has been telling journalists, at least. Sherine Tadros picks apart the media campaign…

HELP THE GAZA FLOTILLA NOW
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – As you may be aware that Israel has confirmed that they will stop the flotilla by any means necessary and news of temporary prision being set up for all individuals that are taking part to provide vital aid to the Palestinans. Now we need your help urgently please send out letters, emails to all addresses…

“Imperialism, racism, and torture”
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – During the Nuremberg Trials, the chief American prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson, famously stated: “To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” America has a long history…

Why is Israel afraid of a few boats?
Uruknet May 27, 2010 – Hundreds of activists are on their way to the blockaded Gaza strip via a “flotilla” of boats carrying humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, which are badly lacking in the impoverished Palestinian territory. Israel has promised to intercept the good-willed boats and arrest and deport the activists. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has exerted great effort…

The National

Israeli-only road open again to all
The National 28 May 2010 – Army reopens a key highway to Palestinian traffic after Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the lifting of a 10-year-old ban which turned Route 443 into an Israelis-only road.

International Solidarity Movement

Israel shells Gazan farmers, injuring six
5/28/2010 – International Solidarity Movement – Yesterday, Thursday the 27 May ’10, three people were wounded in the Zeytoun neighborhood of Gaza City which was bombed by the Israeli Apache helicopters and six farmers from the same area were wounded by the tank artillery fire while farming near the border. This morning (Friday 28th), two ISM activists visited two of the….

Palestine News Network

Israel Step Up Media Campaign, Freedom Flotilla on Its Way To Gaza
PNN – Gaza – PNN – In the past two days the Israeli government stepped up its media campaign aimed at discrediting the Free Gaza fleet Freedom Flotilla heading to the besieged Gaza Strip….

Israeli Troops Stop Anti Wall Protest Near Bethlehem
PNN – Bethlehem ‚Äì PNN – The villagers of Al Ma’ssra, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, conducted on Friday their weekly anti wall protest. Villagers along with international and Israeli supporters…

Nil’in Anti Wall Protest Ends With Clashes
PNN – Ramallah ‚Äì PNN – The weekly anti wall protest at the village of Nil’in ended this Friday with clashes between local youth and Israeli troops. Villagers along with their international and Israeli…

One Injured, Four Arrested During The Weekly Bil’in Anti Wall Protest
PNN – Ramallah ‚Äì PNN – One man was injured, four other supporters arrested as Israeli troops attacked the weekly anti wall protest in Bil’in village, central West Bank. As is the case for…

Obama To Meet Palestinian President
PNN – Ghassan Bannoura ‚Äì PNN – The U.S President Barak Obama will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on June 9th. According to a White House press release Obama looks…

DCI instigate A Child Murder By Israeli settlers
PNN – Ramallah ‚Äì PNN – The Defence for Children International (DCI) issued a full investigation reported on the death of a 15 year old Palestinian boy by Israeli settlers earlier this month. On…

Stop The Wall

Deutsche Bank: “We are out of Elbit”
Stop The Wall – Germany’s biggest bank Deutsche Bank has divested the bank’s 2% stake in Elbit Systems, an Israeli arms company that supplies the Israeli military and provides components for the Apartheid Wall in Occupied Palestinian Territory that was found to be in violation of international law by the International Court of Justice. [

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20– 26 May 2010)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Jerusalem Post

Gaza flotilla stops for the night
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – Technical fault prompts organizers to halt effort temporarily.

‘Iran critics must get rid of nukes’
Jeruslalem Post 28 May
2010 – Turkish PM says West “envious” of Brazilian, Turkish achievements.

Toronto prepares to walk with Israel
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – Netanyahu to speak to an estimated 15,000 walkers in Canadian city.

And (religion and) justice for all?
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – “It’s not that we don’t think we have our rights in J’lem, it’s just that there is another way to behave and treat people ‚Äì that’s Jewish identity.”

Sailing for Hamas
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – Activists try to shift the focus from reality.

Times of London: Syria lending missiles, bases to Hizbullah
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – US believes Hizbullah rocket threat to Israel has grown.

Assad: Iran gave Israel peace talks nod
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – Syrian leader tells US TV host Israel will ‘live normally in region.’

Kadima’s Jewish identity conference takes anti-haredi turn
Jeruslalem Post 28 May 2010 – Livni: “The conference isn’t against a community or anyone in particular.”

WAFA – Palestine News Agency

ISESCO to Support Development Projects, Libraries in Jerusalem
WAFA – RAMALLAH, May 28, 2010 (WAFA) – The Secretary General of the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Mr Ismail Al Talawi, signed today, in Ramallah, two agreements with

UNICEF Sees Educational, Safety Challenges Facing Children in Gaza
WAFA РGAZA, May 27, 2010 (WAFA) – On a visit to Gaza this week, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Sigrid Kaag highlighted the plight of Palestinian children and the many threats

World Bank Transfers $91 Million to PA
WAFA – JERUSALEM, May 28, 2010 (WAFA)- The World Bank transferred an additional $91 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA). These resources will help support the urgent budget needs of the PA, providing,

Israeli Officer who Shot Palestinian Boy Charged with Negligent Manslaughter
WAFA – TEL AVIV, May 28, 2010 (WAFA)- The Israeli central district prosecution filed May 25, 2010, an indictment for negligent manslaughter against a retired border policeman suspected of shooting a 10 year

New Yorkers March to Support Gaza Freedom Flotilla
WAFA – NEW YORK, May 28, 2010 (WAFA)- Two hundred New Yorkers gathered Thursday outside the headquarters of the New York Daily News, near the Israeli Consulate in Midtown and marched through Times Square to

Abbas to Visit Washington on June 9, White House Annonces
WAFA – WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 (WAFA)- President Barack Obama will welcome President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on June 9, the U.S. Office of the Press Secretary announced Thursday in a

The Guardian

Israeli navy prepares for action as activists’ flotilla nears Gaza
The Guardian 28 May 2010 – Organisers of eight-ship fleet predict standoff as they attempt to cross into 20-mile exclusion zone off coast The Israeli navy was today preparing to confront a flotilla of eight ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and…

Israelis and Palestinians share route 443 again amid suspicion and fear
The Guardian 27 May 2010 – Court ruling granting right for all to use highway that cuts through West Bank is soured by new chain of army checkpoints As the afternoon heat shimmers on the surface of a four-lane highway whipping through…

Relief Web

Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People 2009-2010
Relief Web 28 May 2010 – Source: UN Development Programme

Human Rights Council to hold fourteenth session from 31 May to 28 June 2010
Relief Web 28 May 2010 – Source: UN Human Rights Council

Key highway reopens to Palestinians
Relief Web 28 May 2010 – Source: Agence France-Presse

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid
Relief Web 28 May 2010 – Source: Agence France-Presse

YNet News

Palestinian president left unguarded
YNet News – Members of presidential guard arrested after mishap which left Mahmoud Abbas….

Live footage from Free Gaza ship
YNet News – Activists making their way to Strip post live footage from one of their ships,….

Gay father lands in Israel with twins
YNet News – Dan Goldberg, who was stranded in India with twins born of surrogate mother….

UN experts: N. Korea exporting nuke technology
YNet News – Report indicates Pyongyang transferring knowledge to Syria, Iran, Myanmar in….

Report: Syria arming Hezbollah from secret bases
YNet News – British Times reports satellite images reveal Shiite organization ‘allowed to….

Chomsky: Israel has persecution complex
YNet News – During meeting with Hezbollah spiritual leader Fadlallah, Jewish-American….

Highway 443 opens to Palestinians
YNet News – After decade-long closure, IDF to open road to Palestinian traffic in line with….

Gaza aid sail postponed till Saturday
YNet News – The flotilla heading to Gaza with humanitarian aid has postponed its departure towards the Strip till Saturday, its organizers said Friday evening. Some of the ships …….

Report: US, Arabs reach deal at nuclear treaty talks
YNet News – The United States accepted Arab demands to pressure Israel over its atomic program to rescue talks on shoring up a global anti-nuclear arms pact, Western envoys said on …….

Diplomats say Iran removed equipment
YNet News – United Nations nuclear inspectors revisiting an Iranian laboratory to follow up on activities that could be linked to a secret nuclear weapons program recently discovered …….

2nd Lebanon War x7
YNet News – The headline of the newspaper Tafnit Bahadashot, in white letters on a red background, was alarming: “First chemical attack on Israel ‚Äì dozens dead, hundreds injured.” …….

Lieberman: Gaza flotilla ‘violent’
YNet News – Hours before its arrival, the foreign minister lashes out at the Gaza flotilla. Avigdor Lieberman said Friday afternoon that “the flotilla is an attempt at violent …….

Daily Star

Iran upbeat on fuel plan despite West’s skepticism
Daily Star 28 May 2010 Iran’s foreign minister said on Friday he believed major powers were considering a proposed nuclear fuel swap positively, despite Washington’s condemnation of the move as a ploy by Tehran to avoid new sanctions. Manouchehr Mottaki said…

US plans for Mideast missile shield take shape
Daily Star 28 May 2010 WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is working toward a Middle East missile defense that envisions adding an advanced radar site in a Gulf state to one already in Israel to thwart any Iranian attack, US officials said.The…

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid
Daily Star 28 May 2010 NICOSIA: An aid flotilla due to sail for Gaza in defiance of an Israeli embargo will be delayed by a day until Saturday, organizers said.”We won’t begin leaving until Saturday but the boats are still going,”…

Confused face of fascism: Israel’s Frankenstein
Daily Star 28 May 2010 For an intellectual giant like Noam Chomsky, respected by millions of students and academics all over the world, to be interrogated by an Israeli soldier for hours and then to be prevented from entering the occupied…

Key highway reopens to Palestinians
Daily Star 28 May 2010 BEIT SIRA, Occupied West Bank: Israel on Friday reopened a key highway to Palestinian traffic after its supreme court ordered the lifting of a 10-year-old ban which turned Route 443 into an Israelis-only road.At the same…

US, Arabs reach deal at nuclear treaty talks – envoys
Daily Star 28 May 2010 UNITED NATIONS: The United States and Egypt struck a deal on a push to pressure Israel to ultimately scrap any atomic bombs it has in a bid to avert a collapse of talks on shoring up…

Palestinian Information Center

Aqsa Imam condemns Zionist threats to the “Freedom Flotilla”
PIC 28 May 2010 – The Aqsa Mosque Imam, Sheikh Yusuf Abu Sneinah condemned, during the Friday sermon, Zionists threats against the “Freedom Flotilla” calling for an end to the unjust siege of the Gaza Strip..

Two Palestinians wounded east of Gaza
PIC 28 May 2010 – Two Palestinians were wounded in Gaza on Thursday evening as a result of Israeli occupation shelling, while Palestinian resistance fighters succeeded in destroying an Israeli occupation army vehicle.

Fierce confrontations between IOF troops and local residents in Silwan
PIC 28 May 2010 – Fierce confrontations broke out on Thursday evening between local residents with the IOF troops in the occupied Jerusalem suburb of Silwan resulting in the wounding of 11 Palestinians.

Bardawil: Washington’s manoeuvres to revive peace process another scam
PIC 28 May 2010 – Dr. Salah al-Bardawil criticised the invitation to the Whitehouse of Mahmoud Abbas and Benyamin Netanyahu for meeting separately with Barak Obam, saying that it was no more than a publicity stunt.

Fatah pledges to quell any form of resistance in the West Bank
PIC 28 May 2010 – The Fatah dominated PA authority in the West Bank has pledged to quell any form of armed resistance in the West Bank, urging the Israeli occupation authorities to give it broader authority.

Salah: We don’t need Israeli permission to break the siege on Gaza
PIC 28 May 2010 – Sheikh Raed, Salah on Thursday said that all the ships anchored in the port of Anatolia in Turkey were ready to sail to the besieged Gaza Strip without waiting for an Israeli permission to do so.

Israeli occupation authority continue to build a settlement road in Qaryut
PIC 28 May 2010 – Despite its claims that settlement activities were frozen, the Israeli occupation authority continues its building of a Jewish-only bypass road linking two Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Yousef: Arrival of the freedom convoy is a start to end the blockade
PIC 28 May 2010 – Ahmad Yousef, the under-secretary of the PA foreign min
istry, has confirmed Thursday that the success of the “Freedom Flotilla” to reach Gaza would mean the beginning of the end of the siege.

Palestinian captive at risk of losing eyesight
PIC 28 May 2010 – A Palestinian human rights organisation concerned with the issue of Palestinian captives in Israeli jails said that Majdi Hammad from Jablya refugee camp is at risk of completely losing his eyesight.

Los Angeles Times

Israel plows new ground in exotic crops
LA Times 28 May 2010 – A tomato breeder has created a crop worth more than its weight in gold. The seeds for the yellow cherry tomato, a fruit researchers feared might turn off consumers, now sell for $160,000 a pound. If Willy Wonka had a farm, it would fit right in here in Israel.

New York Times

Israel Partly Reopens West Bank Road
New York Times 28 May 2010 – The highway that runs through the West Bank has become a symbol for many Palestinians of the injustices of Israeli occupation.

Misc

Lieberman: Israel must stop flotilla ‘at any cost’
Mondoweiss – Israeli gunboats are headed out to sea. Avigdor Lieberman calls the flotilla a pure provocation . And what is a siege of 1.5 million people, but a challenge to mankind…

‘Amnesty International’ contradicts Benny Morris
Mondoweiss – During my debate with Benny Morris , he stated: We know that during the campaign in Gaza…, the bulk of the Hamas leadership hid in the basement of one of the hospitals in Gaza, and did so knowing that Israel would not attack the hospital and get…

Israel targets landmark Palestinian estate on West Bank with ‘papers from God’
Mondoweiss – Daoud Nassar Tent of Nations This is Daoud Nassar. His family own a beautiful piece of land to the west of Bethlehem, in the Occupied West Bank. I have had the privilege of visiting their land numerous times since I first went to Palestine/Israel in 2003,…

Sullivan has religion on lobby
Mondoweiss – Sullivan gets off a good one : John Mearsheimer could have written a piece in Maariv describing Netanyahu’s victory over Obama, “I Won!” Sullivan who obviously believes himself in the importance of the Israel lobby, cites the money graf from Maariv, which is about… money: Another reason…

With sea confrontation looming, New Yorkers say ‘break the blockade’
Mondoweiss – The following excerpt is of a report in the Indypendent , where you can read the full article and view photos of the New York action in support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla . Days before a probable showdown at sea between Palestine solidarity activists traveling with a…

Misc 2

A Letter for YOU
Palestine Think Tank – I received the letter below from Dr. Alex Awad , a professor and Priest at the Bethlehem Bible College in Jerusalem. I know Dr. Awad and his brother Dr. Bishara , the director of the college, personally. They are friends, or brothers, the people in Palestine closest close…

IDF PREPARING TO EXONERATE THEMSELVES IF THEY HARM FLOTILLA
Irish4Palestine – There is a big UGLY surprise at the end of this post Wow, all the different propaganda missions Israel has tried so far against the flotilla. Hmmmm, let’s see….Oh yes, there was the sudden passing of a handful of aid trucks into Gaza with………..wait for it…………..tiny…

FLOTILLA TOLD BY ISRAEL WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM
Irish4Palestine – Israel lays out the “WELCOME MAT” for the Flotilla And tells Flotilla members what they can expect when the Israeli pirates come aboard and kidnap them: 1. Thousands of Israeli troops prepare to attack unarmed civilians from 20 countries and members of the European Parliament and…

ISRAEL CLAIMS IT OWNS GAZA~NEVER WITHDREW
Irish4Palestine – Avigdor Lieberman the neanderthal throw back and missing human chromosome bigot, makes a startling claim of sovereignty over Gaza and proves Israel has never withdrawn. He says: link Hours before its arrival, the foreign minister lashes out at the Gaza flotilla. Avigdor Lieberman said Friday afternoon…

W Bank road open to Palestinians
BBC – The Israeli army partially opens a motorway that runs through the West Bank to Palestinian drivers, to comply with a court ruling.

Israeli Human Rights Activist: I Was Tortured
Antiwar.com – A leading human rights activist from Israel’s Palestinian Arab minority was charged yesterday with the most serious security offences on Israel’s statute book, including espionage. Prosecutors indicted Ameer Makhoul, the head of Ittijah, an umbrella organization for Arab human rights groups in Israel, with spying on…

Why is Israel afraid of a few boats?
Sabbah report – By Yousef Munayyer * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Hundreds of activists are on their way to the blockaded Gaza strip via a “flotilla” of boats carrying humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, which are badly lacking in the impoverished Palestinian territory. Israel has promised to intercept the good-willed boats and…

A Day to Remember: Resistance and Liberation Day 2010
Sabbah report – By Brenda Heard* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Anniversaries measure time. In one respect, they are an artificial concept. We decide, for instance, that twenty-five years of marriage should be celebrated, but we ignore the subsequent days as merely marking the path to twenty-six years. And reaching twenty-six…

Abraham, Israel, Palestine
Sabbah report – By
Don Emmerich | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Writing in National Review , Dennis Prager explains why conservatives like himself are “virtually unanimous in supporting Israel”: The reason is based on a verse in Genesis in which God, referring to the Jewish people, says to Abraham: “I will bless…

Articles


Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Freedom Flotilla, Witness Gaza, International Solidarity Movement5/28/2010
For over four years, Israel has subjected the civilian population of Gaza to an increasingly severe blockade, resulting in a man-made humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions. Earlier this month, John Ging, the Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, called upon the international community to break the siege on the Gaza Strip by sending ships loaded with humanitarian aid. This weekend, 9 civilian boats carrying 700 human rights workers from 40 countries and 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid will attempt to do just that: break through the Israel’s illegal military blockade on the Gaza Strip in non-violent direct action. In response, the Israeli government has threatened to send out ‘half’ of its Naval forces to violently stop our flotilla, and they have engaged in a deceitful campaign of misinformation regarding our mission.
Israel claims that there is no ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Every international aid organization working in Gaza has documented this crisis in stark detail. Just released earlier this week, Amnesty International’s Annual Human Rights Report stated that Israeli’s siege on Gaza has “deepened the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Mass unemployment, extreme poverty, food insecurity and food price rises caused by shortages left four out of five Gazans dependent on humanitarian aid. The scope of the blockade and statements made by Israeli officials about its purpose showed that it was being imposed as a form of collective punishment of Gazans, a flagrant violation of international law.”[1]
Israel claims that its blockade is directed simply at the Hamas government in Gaza, and is limited to so-called ’security’ items. Yet When U.S. Senator John Kerry visited Gaza last year, he was shocked to discover that the Israeli blockade included staple food items such as lentils, macaroni and tomato paste.[2] Furthermore, Gisha, the Israeli Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, has documented numerous official Israeli government statements that the blockade is intended to put ‘pressure’ on Gaza’s population, and collective punishment of civilians is an illegal act under international law.[3] — See also:Source: Witness Gazamore..e-mail

Lawyers say spying confession inadmissible
Jonathan Cook, Ma’an News Agency5/28/2010
Nazareth – A leading human rights activist from Israel’s Palestinian Arab minority was charged yesterday with the most serious security offenses on Israel’s statute book, including espionage.
Prosecutors indicted Ameer Makhoul, the head of Ittijah, an umbrella organization for Arab human rights groups in Israel, with spying on security facilities on behalf of Hizbullah after an alleged meeting with one of its agents in Denmark in 2008.
Makhoul, who had been held incommunicado by Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, for much of the time since his arrest three weeks ago, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. In his first public statement, he told the court: “The Shin Bet controls the Israeli justice system.”
As a gag order was lifted on the case, his lawyers said Makhoul had been tortured during his detention, including being told by interrogators that they would leave him “disabled.” The three lawyers said he had been forced to make a false confession, which they would argue was inadmissible.
Makhoul’s arrest had angered many in Israel’s Palestinian minority, nearly a fifth of the population, who suspect he is being persecuted for his leading role in promoting internationally the boycott movement against Israel and his prominent opposition to Israel’s attack on Gaza nearly 18 months ago.
He has been backed by human rights groups abroad, including Amnesty International, which declared him a prisoner of conscience and accused Israel of “pure harassment.”
Makhoul’s brother, Issam, a former MP for a joint Jewish-Arab party, told Israel Radio yesterday that Mr Makhoul had been threatened by the Shin Bet back in January 2009, shortly after he organized protests against the Gaza attack….more..e-mail

Why is Israel afraid of a few boats?
Yousef Munayyer, Palestine Think Tank5/27/2010
Hundreds of activists are on their way to the blockaded Gaza strip via a “flotilla” of boats carrying humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, which are badly lacking in the impoverished Palestinian territory.
Israel has promised to intercept the good-willed boats and arrest and deport the activists. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has exerted great effort in the past few days to convince onlookers to this confrontation on the high seas that the activists carrying humanitarian goods are terrorist sympathizers, and that everything is just fine and dandy in the Gaza Strip. The ministry has portrayed Israel (the country enforcing the blockade of Gaza’s ports) as a benevolent victim, who despite the threat from Gaza’s Hamas government is still caring for the civilian population.
There comes a point when an oppressive regime’s propaganda crosses a threshold from mere lies to utter lunacy so extreme, in fact, that objective onlookers find it almost comical. This point came yesterday when the Government Press Office disseminated a link to a Gaza restaurant which appears to be luxurious. So what Israel is essentially saying is: “There you have it. There is a website for a restaurant with cloth napkins in Gaza. How can there be any problems?”
The reality is, of course, that the situation in Gaza is very dire. A slew of reports from human rights organizations attest to the hardships faced by most Palestinians in Gaza. In the densely populated strip where 80 percent of the population are refugees, a similar percentage relies on international aid organizations for daily sustenance. That number was only ten percent a decade ago. That’s how bad things have become. Malnutrition in children has reached ten percent and critical medicines are not available, according to the World Health Organization.
But no one is starving to death in Gaza‚Äìat least not suddenly. A tunnel industry has evolved and become the main supplier for most goods. That’s all part of the plan. Israel seeks to squeeze the strip to the point of near catastrophe, bad enough to make people suffer, but just short of having to take responsibility for
it.more..e-mail

Freedom Flotilla exposes international community’s failure
Electronic Intifada: 28 May 2010 – The Freedom Flotilla of nine vessels sailing to the Gaza Strip is exposing the partisan nature of the response of the United Nations and the international community to Israel’s three-year siege on Gaza. Allegra Pacheco comments for The Electronic Intifada.

grace notes
In Gaza: 28 May 2010 – It’s been too long since I’ve seen the Abu Leila’s , living in a tent in Gaza’s northern Al Attatra region. The last time I visited, 31 December, the land was drenched with long-needed rain , their tent leaky and sagging beneath the water’s weight. Only the oldest daughter is ‘home’ when I stop in, parents Saleh and Arafia having gone to the bombshell of their pre-Israeli war on Gaza home not far from the tent camp. But the girl, just 10 years, is happy to play host, taking on the persona and role of an adult as Palestinian children so easily do, living lives of adults from a young age. She offers tea, tries to insist I stay for a meal, and reminisces on the last time I had visited. Something like “my goodness, that was so long ago. Where have you been? We missed you terribly…” It’s been 16 months…

‘Fragmented’ Education in Occupied Palestine
Palestine Chronicle: 28 May 2010 – By Stephen Lendman A 2007 UNESCO/Save the Children UK report titled, ‘Fragmented foundations: education and chronic crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory’ addressed issues ‘in emergency and reconstruction situations, as well as in chronic conflict.’ It explained that in 1994, the Palestinian Authority established the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) with formal responsibility for the system, including planning, budgeting and coordination throughout the Territories. Through at least 2007, it administered about three fourths of OPT schools, handled two-thirds of its students, and, as able, requires 10 years of basic education, two additional non-compulsory ones, then higher education for those qualified. See below. UNWRA runs 13% of schools for 24% of the students, the private sector another 11% of schools and 6% of students as of 2006, according to World Bank figures. Israel maintains authority in East Jerusalem although MoEHE supports a number of its schools. In the 1990s,…more

Israeli Human Rights Activist: I Was Tortured
Palestine Chronicle: 28 May 2010 – By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth A leading human rights activist from Israel’s Palestinian Arab minority was charged yesterday with the most serious security offences on Israel’s statute book, including espionage. Prosecutors indicted Ameer Makhoul, the head of Ittijah, an umbrella organisation for Arab human rights groups in Israel, with spying on security facilities on behalf of Hizbollah after an alleged meeting with one of its agents in Denmark in 2008. Mr Makhoul, who had been held incommunicado by Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, for much of the time since his arrest three weeks ago, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. In his first public statement, he told the court: “The Shin Bet controls the Israeli justice system.” As a gag order was lifted on the case, his lawyers said Mr Makhoul had been tortured during his detention, including being told by interrogators that they would leave him “disabled”….more

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