PCHR: In the Widest Military Operation since 2004, IOF Arrest Dozens of Palestinian Civilians in Hebron

21 August 2011 – 12:00 GMT — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – Press Release

Ref: 88/2011

In conjunction with the current escalation in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched in the early morning of Sunday, 21 August 2011, a large-scale military campaign against many neighbors and streets and dozens of houses in Hebron. During this campaign, IOF arrested at least 50 Palestinians, mostly members and activists of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), including a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), a journalist, some academics and members of charitable associations.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 21 August 2011

21 August 2011 — williambowles.info

The curious case of Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Wikileaks and Julian Assange #DBB
100gf | Politics and Computers
There’s trouble brewing in the leakosphere (if we can call it that), with Julian Assange and Wikileaks on one side and German technology activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg on the other. At issue is a new leaks site, OpenLeaks, and the fate of a possible …
http://100gf.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/the-curious-case-of-daniel-domscheit-berg-wikileaks-and-julian-assange-dbb/

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BREAKING NEWS: Rebels Defeated in Misurata. Reports of Rebel Advances on Tripoli are Unsubstantiated By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

21 August 2011 — Global Research

TRIPOLI, Global Research August 19, 2011 – The mainstream media is reporting that Tripoli is surrounded. Bernard-Henri Lévy, author and adviser to France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy has even declared that the regime in Tripoli has collapsed. This is fiction.

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Syria Newslinks 21 August 2011

21 August 2011 — williambowles.info

21 August 2011
Syrian townspeople welcome army to rout “gangs”

Russiatoday.ru Today at 07:33
This week pressure has been mounting again on the Syrian leader Bashar Assad. The US and European leaders called on him to step down, but Russia refused to support the demand, saying Assad should be given time to…

Official: UN team in Syria to assess government crackdown
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — A UN humanitarian team arrived in Syria over the weekend to examine the effects of President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown against anti-government protesters. The team is meeting with humanitarian and government officials …
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/21/syria.unrest/

Libya, Syria and Middle East unrest – live updates
The Guardian
Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, is to appear on state TV later today for an interview in which he’s due to address demands from the US and EU that he stand down. The country’s state-run news agency said Assad would speak about his “future vision” …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/middle-east-live/2011/aug/21/libya-syria-israel-middle-east-unrest

PH prepares repatriation of 190 OFWs from Syria
ABS CBN News
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy said it is already preparing the repatriation of 190 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) because of the ongoing strife in Syria. Consul Marlon Miranda told dzMM on Sunday they are even ready to pay the …
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/08/21/11/ph-prepares-repatriation-190-ofws-syria

UK backs further Syria sanctions
BBC News
The UK will back further sanctions against Syria over alleged killings of anti-government protesters, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has said. Syrian activists say 40 people were killed by security forces on Friday, despite official assurances …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14601293

Pressures in Syria affect Alawites in Lebanon
The National
“If everything was normal in Syria then I don’t care, but not under these circumstances.” Yousef, a 34-year-old from Jebel Mohsen, who works in downtown Tripoli, and did not want to give his surname, called the situation in the community tense. …
http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/pressures-in-syria-affect-alawites-in-lebanon

Syria: FIFA ban was Politically motivated
Day Press News
A statement by FIFA said that its Disciplinary Committee on 17 August declared the first-leg match of the Second Round (Syria-Tajikistan of 23 July 2011) to be lost by Syria by forfeit (0:3) due to an ineligible player in the Syrian team taking part in …
http://www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=93816

Syria diverting attention from internal unrest
The National
Provoking Israel is one way to distract public attention from what’s going on in Syria. In fact, Bashar Al Assad’s regime has previously tried but failed to ignite conflict with Israel to achieve the same purpose. In one instance, soon after the …
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/syria-diverting-attention-from-internal-unrest

SYRIA: Troops caught on camera behaving very badly [Video]
Los Angeles Times
“Syria, God, Bashar and that’s it,” the soldiers shout as the bus continues along the road. Similar scenes were caught on video, probabaly also by government enforcers. In the clip below, uploaded to YouTube on June 12 and said to have been shot in the …
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2011/08/my-entry.html

60 Filipinos want to leave Syria
Sun.Star
NO SCHEDULE has been set yet for Filipinos who wanted to return to the Philippines in light of the worsening political situation in Syria, a government official said Saturday. Raul Hernandez, spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), …
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2011/08/20/60-filipinos-want-leave-syria-174258

James Zogby: Support Syria’s People
By James Zogby
The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-zogby/support-syrias-people_b_932047.html

Syria: Troops Shoot At Protesters, Two Dead
By The Huffington Post News Editors
BEIRUT — Syrian security forces fired on protesters in the central province of Homs on Saturday, killing two people and wounding at least eight, as President Bashar Assad pushed ahead with a brutal crackdown despite assurances to the …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/20/syria-troops-shoot-at-protesters_n_932119.html

Syria Under Fire Part-2 | Opinion Maker
By Raja Mujtaba
Sheikh Adnan is based in Saudi Arabia and is receiving an obscene amount of press from the House of Saud’s propaganda giant, Al-Arabiya, which is touting him as a ‘symbol of the Syrian Revolution.’
http://www.opinion-maker.org/2011/08/syria-under-fire-part/

Syria condemns U.S. call for Assad to step down – Army News | News …
By The Associated Press
BEIRUT — A government owned Syrian newspaper on Saturday rejected U.S. and European calls for President Bashar Assad to step down, saying they revealed the “face of the conspiracy” against Damascus.
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/08/ap-syria-condemns-calls-for-step-down-082011/

Harry’s Place » Boots stamping on human faces in Syria
By Gene
Harry’s Place – Liberty, if it means anything, is the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.
http://hurryupharry.org/2011/08/20/boots-stamping-on-human-faces-in-syria/

Video: Eyewitnesses dismiss rebel advances on Tripoli as misinformation — RT

21 August 2011 — RT

Reports of tracer bullets and explosions over the Libyan capital have sparked rumours of the imminent defeat of Colonel Gaddafi and his regime. However, it turns out the shots were fired in celebration at a victory for Gaddafi loyalists.

On Saturday evening, rounds were fired close to a hotel hosting foreign journalists. Explosions were also heard in the area as NATO aircraft carried out heavy bombing runs after nightfall, the Associated Press reported.

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Video: Eyewitnesses dismiss rebel advances on Tripoli as misinformation — RT

21 August 2011 — RT

Reports of tracer bullets and explosions over the Libyan capital have sparked rumours of the imminent defeat of Colonel Gaddafi and his regime. However, it turns out the shots were fired in celebration at a victory for Gaddafi loyalists.

On Saturday evening, rounds were fired close to a hotel hosting foreign journalists. Explosions were also heard in the area as NATO aircraft carried out heavy bombing runs after nightfall, the Associated Press reported.

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