VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 4 November 2012: Martial law on the West Bank: Discrimination in action

4 November 2012 — VTJP

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Ma’an News

Forces raid south Hebron villages ‘over smuggling’
11/4/2012 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces this week raided four villages in an area of the south Hebron hills under threat of forced displacement, eyewitnesses said. Around 30 troops entered the desert region with jeeps and helicopters on Thursday evening, ordering residents of Al-Fakheit, Al-Majaz, At-Tabban and Al-Mirkez from their homes, residents told an Italian….

Lawyer: Naksa protester to be moved from criminal prison section
11/4/2012 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A Palestinian citizen of Israel, imprisoned for organizing a Naksa Day protest, will be moved from the criminal section of Shatta jail after he launched a hunger strike last week, a lawyer said Sunday. Muhammad Kananeh, from Arraba village in the Galilee, started a hunger strike on Oct. 23 to protest….

Jewish extremists ‘spray graffiti, damage cars’ in Jerusalem
11/4/2012 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Suspected Jewish extremists damaged Palestinian vehicles and sprayed pro-settler graffiti in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat on Sunday, Israeli police said. Six cars were found with slashed tires and nationalist slogans, including ‘price tag’, were found in the area, Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told Ma’an. Police….

Settler guard uses army vehicle to help build outpost
11/4/2012 – TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — A security official stationed in a settler outpost south of Hebron used an army-issued vehicle to help with illegal building, Israeli media reported on Sunday. While all Israeli settlements are illegal under international law, Israel makes a distinction between officially-sanctioned communities and outposts built without formal government authorization. The….

Fires burn olive groves in Ramallah, Qalqiliya
11/4/2012 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Fires burned dozens of olive trees in two Ramallah villages and northern West Bank city Qalqiliya, before firefighters were able to control the blaze on Sunday. Civil defense forces said they were called to extinguish fires spreading over vast tracts of land in central Qalqiliya, and the villages of Beituniya and….

Israeli forces ‘detain Palestinian singer’
11/4/2012 – JENIN (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained a popular Palestinian singer returning from a concert in Ramallah on Saturday night, along with three members of his band, locals said. Basil Jabareen, from Taybeh near Jenin, and his band were seized at an impromptu checkpoint erected near Sinjil, between Nablus and Ramallah, they said. An Israeli….

Netanyahu claims success in halting African ‘infiltrators’
11/4/2012 – JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israel has stopped the passage of Africans slipping into the country through its border with Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday after months of intensive counter-measures on the once porous desert frontier. More than 60,000 Africans have walked into Israel in recent years, some seeking work and others refuge. They have….

PCHR slams Hamas for preventing journalists from traveling
11/4/2012 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian rights group on Sunday condemned authorities in Gaza for preventing two journalists from leaving the coastal enclave to participate in a media conference in Cairo. Majid Shoblaq, a reporter for al-Masrya Channel, and his wife Hanan Abu-Doghaim, a program host at al-Iman radio station, were prevented from traveling through….

Medical official: Man killed in Gaza explosion
11/4/2012 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A man was killed by an explosion in Gaza’s al-Nuseirat refugee camp on Sunday, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said. The unidentified man, said to be in his twenties, was hit by shrapnel and taken to to a local hospital. The circumstances surrounding the explosion are unclear, al-Qidra added. [END]

Spokesman says to release proof Arabs, Israel sabotaging Abbas
11/4/2012 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The president’s spokesman said late Saturday that the Palestinian Authority will release proof that Arab countries, Palestinian groups and Israel have held secret talks to sabotage the president’s bid for a UN upgrade.” What is this harmony between (Israeli premier Benajmin) Netanyahu and (Foreign Minister Avigdor) Lieberman….

Sinai police protest killing of colleagues
11/4/2012EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) — Egyptian policemen gathered outside the security headquarters in northern Sinai after three of their colleagues were shot dead on Saturday. The police held President Muhammad Mursi responsible for continuing attacks on personnel, and threatened to stop work in northern Sinai.” We hold the head of state fully responsible for what….

Former Arab League chief makes first visit to the West Bank
11/4/2012 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The former secretary-general of the Arab League arrived in the West Bank on Sunday to meet Palestinian officials. In his first visit to Palestine, Amr Moussa told reporters in Ramallah he was coming to take part in discussions over the situation in Palestine. Moussa arrived in Ramallah with a delegation of….

Qatari fuel for Gaza blocked by unrest in Sinai
11/4/2012EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) — Fuel donated by Qatar for the Gaza Strip has been held up in Egypt’s Sinai due to unrest, Egyptian security officials said on Sunday. Seven trucks of fuel were set to leave Egypt via Israel’s al-Auja crossing, escorted by security officers from Suez, but the delivery….

UAE donates $42 million to PA
11/4/2012 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The United Arab Emirates donated $42 million to the Palestinian Authority, official media said on Sunday. PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the donation, which comes as the PA tries to fend off a severe financial crisis, PA news agency Wafa reported. Fayyad said financial aid from….

Netanyahu skeptical of Abbas comments on refugee return
11/4/2012 – JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced skepticism on Sunday at President Mahmoud Abbas‘ remark on Israeli TV that he did not seek to permanently return to his native Safed. Abbas‘s comments on Thursday that he had no permanent claim on the town, from which he was driven during a 1948….

Report: Iran builds advanced drone
11/4/2012 – DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran has built an advanced drone that can take off vertically and without a runway, Iranian media reported. Iran’s military regularly announces defense and engineering developments, though some analysts are skeptical of the reliability of such reports. Abbas Jam, researcher on a project for a vertical take-off and landing drone, said….

Sudan says supports Hamas despite Israel’s ‘aggression’
11/4/2012 – KHARTOUM (Reuters) — Sudan will not stop supporting Palestinian group Hamas despite Israeli “aggression,” a senior Sudanese official said on Sunday, less than two weeks after Khartoum accused Israel of bombing an arms plant in the Sudanese capital. Israel accuses Sudan of channeling weapons from Iran to Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, via Egypt’….

Turkish group to continue seeking justice for Mavi Marmara killings
11/4/2012 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A representative from a Turkish humanitarian organization said Sunday that the group will continue with efforts to bring the perpetrators of the 2010 Mavi Marmara killings to justice, Ma’an’s correspondent said. Muhammad Kaya from The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, or IHH….

Abbas receives phone call from Israel’s Peres
11/4/2012 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas received a phone call from Israeli president Shimon Peres on Sunday, official news agency Wafa reported. Both leaders discussed the peace process, according to Wafa. Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed President Mahmoud Abbas as a courageous partner for peace on Saturday after the Palestinian leader made clear his….

An open letter to the Hamas movement
11/4/2012 – By Issam Younis – I remain an advocate of the right of Hamas to govern and I absolutely reject the double standards employed by the international community towards the movement. The financial and political sanctions on Gaza are simply unjust and scandalous. Hamas won a free and fair election in 2006. The world was well aware….

Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad to explain economic policies
11/4/2012 – DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran’s parliament on Sunday told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he must appear before the assembly within a month to explain his economic policies at a time of crisis, his second such summons in less than a year. Ahmadinejad’s conservative rivals in the 290-seat assembly have harshly criticized his handling….

Explosion at Benghazi police station injures 3
11/4/2012 – BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded on Sunday in front of a police station in Benghazi, injuring three police officers in the latest in a series of attacks on security officials in Libya’s second largest city. The front of the central Hadayeq police station was charred and blackened with smoke. The entrance….

Egypt’s Coptic church names new pope
11/4/2012 – CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox church chose a new pope, Bishop Tawadros, in a sumptuous service on Sunday that Christians hope will lead them through an Islamist-dominated landscape and protect what is the Middle East’s biggest Christian community. Many Christians in Egypt, who make up about a tenth of the population….

Rival Libya militias clash near Tripoli security building
11/4/2012 – TRIPOLI (Reuters) — A gunbattle between two Libyan rival militias raged around a Tripoli security headquarters building on Sunday, highlighting the precariousness of peace in the capital more than a year after a popular armed revolt ousted Muammar Gadhafi. At least five people were wounded in the clash, and a bullet pierced into a nearby hospital….

Syrian opposition meeting in Qatar to broaden, unify ranks
11/4/2012 – DOHA (Reuters) — Syria’s splintered opposition factions started talks in Qatar on Sunday on a common front to gain international respect and recognition and, crucially, better weapons for their quest to oust President Bashar Assad. It was the first concerted attempt to meld opposition groups based abroad and align them with rebels fighting in….

Kuwaiti security forces teargas opposition protest
11/4/2012 – KUWAIT (Reuters) — Kuwaiti security forces fired tear gas to disperse a banned demonstration on Sunday by about 2,000 opposition supporters against new voting rules for parliamentary elections on Dec. 1. OPEC member and US ally Kuwait has so far avoided the mass pro-democracy unrest that has toppled rulers in four other Arab countries since last….

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

PCHR Condemns Obstruction of Work of Its Ramallah Field Worker by Presidential Guard
Palestinian Center for Human Rights

International Solidarity Movement

Israeli army raid four Palestinian villages inside firing area 918, South Hebron hills
11/4/2012 – International Solidarity Movement – 3rd November 2012, Operation Dove, West Bank, By Operation Dove – www. operationdove. org – FRIGHTENING NIGHT FOR PALESTINIAN FAMILIES – On the 1st of November Israeli soldiers irrupted in Al-Fakheit, Al-Majaz, At-Tabban and Al-Mirkez, villages of the ‘Firing Area’ 918 in the West Bank. The soldiers surrounded the villages, and internationals’ phones started to…. Related: Operation Dove

Israeli occupation forces issue five new military orders in Hebron
11/4/2012 – International Solidarity Movement – 4th November 2012, International Solidarity Movement, West Bank – On Friday 2nd November the Israeli military issued five military orders on five families in and around Hebron. Families in Tel Rumeida are under threat of having their movement severely restricted. At the time of writing Sunday 4th November the objectives of the military orders is unclear….

Palestinian collapses while detained at checkpoint during Eid holiday in Hebron
11/4/2012 – International Solidarity Movement – October 26th, 2012, International Solidarity Movement, West Bank – A Palestinian man, his initials being IS, was harassed along with his family at a checkpoint in Hebron during the Eid celebration. He and his son were reportedly beaten by Israeli soldiers. In the aftermath IS was held by the military for about an hour and finally….

Alternative Information Center

Trading Away Peace: Europe helps sustain Israeli settlements
Alternative Information Center – The European Union imports fifteen times more from Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory than from Palestinians themselves, a new report [1] from a coalition of 22 non-governmental organisations including the International Federation for…

The National

Students fractured the skull of relative’s boyfriend, Dubai court hears
The National 4 Nov 2012 – One of the students has denied the assault while the other has confessed.

Five-year-old Emirati boy paralysed after being shot in the back
The National 4 Nov 2012 – Saeed Rashid Al Khateri was walking in the rural Suwan area when he was hit by a bullet last week.

FNC examines research funding for UAE universities
The National 4 Nov 2012 – In their quest for a knowledge-based economy, members of the Federal National Council are touring different universities in the UAE to assess if there are sufficient funds for research.

Abu Dhabi charity launches Flip Flop campaign
The National 4 Nov 2012 – Abu Dhabi Cause Connect is asking for donations of flip flops to help Filipino children walk to school.

Four years for Dubai carpark killer ‘not fair’, says victim’s family
The National 4 Nov 2012 – Man jailed for four years after beating a woman to death in a car park has his sentence upheld by the Appeals Court.

Eminem has du Arena fans ‘rapped’ around his little finger
The National 4 Nov 2012 – The American rapper thrilled young and old during the after-race concert the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

America’s new poor forgotten by the ‘me’ generation
The National 4 Nov 2012 – Blue-collar jobs are getting scarcer and those out of work fear they are facing a bleak future whoever wins tomorrow’s contest. Tamir Khan reports from Cincinnati, Ohio 

Legal armies bracing for a close election result
The National 4 Nov 2012 – The campaigns of Barack Obama, the US president, and Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, have legions of lawyers ready to swamp polling stations tomorrow to make sure every vote counts for their respective candidate.

Both sides insist they are heading to the White House
The National 4 Nov 2012 – Romney makes late push as Obama tries to get his vote out.

US and China are still polls apart
The National 4 Nov 2012 – They are the world’s top two economies, yet they are just as philisophically opposed as ever. You only have to look at how they elect their leaders. Hannah Gardner reports from Beijing 

Ha’aretz

‘Candle generation’ members aim to carry Rabin’s legacy into Knesset
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

IDF kills Palestinian approaching Gaza security fence
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Palestinian teen wrongly imprisoned for 5 months after police botch rape investigation
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Livni joins Olmert’s attack on Netanyahu over criticism of Abbas
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

‘Israel’s security chiefs rejected orders to prepare for Iran strike in 2010’
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Photo of snow-covered David’s Tower to represent Israel in international contest
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

IDF successfully tests upgraded Iron Dome anti-missile system
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Olmert: Netanyahu policies harm Israel’s interests, strengthen Hamas
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: God is the real hero of the working class
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Sudan declares support for Hamas, says does not fear ‘Israeli aggression’
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Netanyahu: Israel has halted infiltration of African migrants
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Abbas clarifies: I have not given up demand for Palestinian right of return
Ha’aretz – 4 Nov 2012

Barak to Haaretz: Netanyahu government should have done more to advance peace
Ha’aretz – 3 Nov 2012

Israeli couple killed in motorcycle accident on way to Carmiel
Ha’aretz – 3 Nov 2012

Popular Likud MK leaves Israelis hanging, then just leaves
Ha’aretz – 3 Nov 2012

Jerusalem Post

PM: We have effectively stopped flow of Africans
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012Netanyahu says gov’t “must work on repatriating infiltrators in Israel”; UN rep.: If Israel could deport them, it would have. 

Syrian army hits Damascus Palestinian camp, kills 20
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – The shelling of suspected rebel positions in Yarmouk appears to be Syrian President Assad’s way of supporting the PFLP-GC. 

‘Media fail to show rights groups’ agendas’
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – NGO monitoring organizations and Foreign Ministry officials describe as problematic the trend for media to cover reports from human rights law organizations and officials as if they are objective. 

Not Orthodox and not Reform
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – It was not the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem, our sages taught us, but the baseless hatred that spread within it. 

Pre-election politics as moving fractals
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Think About It: The approaching Israeli general election, and what sort of political alignments will be created, reminds me of a moving fractal, where the image before one’s eyes keeps changing, but the basic pattern simply repeats itself in various scales and variations. 

Sunni-Shia conflict: Major feature of ME politics
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – The Region: Once upon a time, Arab nationalism ruled the Middle East. We are now in the era of Sunni Arab identity and especially of Sunni Arab Islamism. 

Max Lilienthal’s aborted return
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – In the end, Lilienthal was unable to return to Russia and act on the basis of what he had learned. His visit, of course, wouldn’t have made any great difference to Jews living under the Tsars’ oppressive rule. 

‘PM, Barak ordered IDF on alert for Iran strike in 2010’
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Channel 2 report says move was met with virulent objections from both IDF, Mossad chiefs, who called the move “illegal” and warned it would invariably lead to war; Barak reveals political, military rift. 

Iran parliament calls for interrogating Ahmadinejad
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Iranian president has 1 month to address 2nd summons of year, as lawmakers seek answers on mismanagement of economy. 

Hurricane Sandy – A lesson from the eye of the storm
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – A deluge like Sandy or an illness like cancer quickly resets our outlook. Might we learn this lesson before natural disaster or emotional tragedy strike? 

Readying the quiver – Arrow 3 set to fly
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Arrow 3 represents the finest in bilateral military cooperation, a testament to the depth and ingenuity of the US-Israel military alliance. 

Peace divide
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – The capacity to make peace depends on changing perceptions – including the national narratives we tell ourselves and our peoples. The fallout from Abbas’s Channel 2 interview is yet another dismal indicator that the Palestinian people have yet to be prepared by their leadership for such a change. 

Analysis: Abbas’s Pandora box
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Even the PA president seemed unaware of the implications of sayng he wouldn’t return to his hometown of Safed. 

Haredim advocate ‘sensitive approach’ to rebel faction
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Letter leaked to the press sheds light on seriousness with which haredi leadership is taking political discontent of their electorate. 

Intel to invest $5 million in Israeli Education
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Hi-tech leader to contribute to scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical education in Israeli high schools. 

Poverty and food insecurity in Israel
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Government statistics say that an estimated one-quarter of all Israeli citizens, including 837,000 children, are living in poverty. 

Olmert: PM strengthening Hamas to deceive Israelis
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012Netanyahu says he is ready to return to negotiations with PA “today”; Liberman, Barak at odds over Abbas‘s call for talks. 

IDF successfully tests upgraded Iron Dome system
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Israel’s fifth Iron Dome battery, possessing enhanced capabilities, set to come into service protecting home front within days. 

Iran inaugurates new naval base in Strait of Hormuz
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy opens 5th base in Persian Gulf; outpost set to guard Iran’s claim to islands disputed by UAE. 

Poultry breeders halt egg deliveries over dispute
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Breeders say they will not resume supply until government meets their demand for an extra 4 agorot per egg delivered. 

Morsi vows to prevent Sinai’s descent into chaos
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Egyptian president says he “will spare no effort” to uphold Sinai’s security, warns those attempting to destabilize the Peninsula. 

The best of the best
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Ever wondered how they do it? Some of Israel’s top chefs give away their secret recipes. 

Sudan supports Hamas despite Israeli ‘aggression’
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Pledge by senior Sudanese official comes 10 days after Khartoum accused Israel of bombing the Yarmouk arms factory. 

Syrian opposition meets in Qatar to unify ranks
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Four days of talks hope to meld disparate anti-Assad groups, align opposition abroad with rebels in Syria

IDF chief Gantz: Syrian conflict might become ours
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Gantz visits border day after 3 Syrian tanks enter demilitarized zone; spokesman says IDF ready for moment Israel comes under fire. 

Wandering Jew: Coping in Copenhagen
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – With hundreds of years of history left by Jewish community, the Danish capital may be small but it’s still full of surprises. 

France opposes agents of instability in Lebanon
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – French President Francois Hollande in conference with Lebanese president implicitly warns of Syrian spillover. 

Egypt’s Coptic church names Tawdros as new pope
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – Bishop Tawdros replaces Pope Shenouda III who died in March; many look to pope to ensure Christian voice is heard in Egypt. 

Pig tissue could provide solution for heart damage
Jerusalem Post 4 Nov 2012 – The human immune system does not reject transplanted organs based on pig cells. 

My Word: Frighteningly small world
Jerusalem Post 3 Nov 2012 – Earthquakes in New Zealand, terror attacks in Europe, storms in North America – all are made easier if you face them together, helping each other. 

A writer with something to prove
Jerusalem Post 3 Nov 2012 – Los Angeles screenwriter Micah Fitzerman-Blue talks about his innovative project East Side Jews. 

The Guardian

What would happen if Israel bombed Iran’s nuclear plants?
The Guardian 4 Nov 2012 – A war simulation by an Israeli thinktank last month set out to discover the answer, a new documentary reveals Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is moaning that missile strikes haven’t hit Israel hard enough. The Americans say…

Winston Churchill sculpture unveiled in Jerusalem
The Guardian 4 Nov 2012 – Bronze bust commissioned to recognise contribution made by Britain’s wartime leader to creation of the state of Israel Almost half a century after his death, Winston Churchill was honoured in Jerusalem on Sunday with a statue…

It’s time for sanctions on Israel | Jamal Zahalka
The Guardian 4 Nov 2012 – The merger of the rightwing parties will increase extremism and racism against Palestinians. Sanctions are the only answer Ahead of the Israeli elections next January, a merger between the parties of the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu ,…

Mahmoud Abbas outrages Palestinian refugees by waiving his right to return
The Guardian 4 Nov 2012 – Images of Abbas burned by refugees who say he has conceded on one of the most visceral issues on Palestinian agenda The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is facing widespread condemnation and anger in the Palestinian territories…

Uruknet

Now US Navy is arming drone boats
Uruknet

UK drone strike casualty figures: incredible or just not credible?
Uruknet

Photos: Palestinian house demolished for sixth time
Uruknet

Clinton visit to Algeria prepares war in Mali
Uruknet

25 reasons not to vote for Obama
Uruknet

‘OK, fine. Shoot him.’ Four words that heralded a decade of secret US drone killings
Uruknet

Turkish group to continue seeking justice for Mavi Marmara killings
Uruknet

Visualizing Occupation: Children under Israel’s legal regime
Uruknet

012 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Uruknet

Colonist runs over Palestinian girl in Hebron
Uruknet

Daily Star

Fighting rages at Damascus Palestinian camp, 20 killed
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 The Syrian army shelled rebel positions inside a Palestinian refugee camp on the edge of Damascus on Sunday killing at least 20 people, opposition campaigners said.

Gunmen wound Egyptian UNICEF worker in Karachi
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 Gunmen wounded an Egyptian working for the United Nations Children’s Fund when they fired on his vehicle in Pakistan’s largest city on Sunday, police said.

Russia’s Lavrov in Cairo for diplomatic flurry
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov flew to Cairo on Sunday as he kicked off a flurry of diplomatic activity focusing on the 19-month-old conflict in ally Syria.

Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 Sharp disagreements arose Sunday on the first day of a Syrian opposition conference meant to forge a more cohesive leadership that the international community says is necessary before it will boost its support for those trying…

Hollande backs transition government for Syria
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 French President Francois Hollande voiced support on Sunday for a transitional Syrian opposition government and called Iran’s nuclear ambitions a “threat” to the region and the world.

England hit by more injuries ahead of autumn tests
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 England’s injury problems are mounting ahead of the internationals in November and December, with centers Jordan Turner-Hall and Jonathan Joseph the latest players in the treatment room.

Obama’s Kenyan half-brother predicts election win
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 United States President Barack Obama’s Kenyan half-brother says the leader’s African family is optimistic that he will win Tuesday’s election.

Syria conflict could become Israeli business: Gantz
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 Armed forces chief Benny Gantz said on Sunday the Syria conflict could become Israeli business.

Egypt sacks security official in Sinai after attack, protests
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 Egypt’s interior minister sacked the head of North Sinai security on Sunday to try to restore order in al-Arish, security sources said, a day after three policemen were killed there and their colleagues protested they were…

South Sudan expels UN rights investigator: officials
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 South Sudan said Sunday it has expelled a UN investigator who was carrying out a probe on the human rights situation in the fledgling state, accusing her of producing “unjustified” reports.

Hollande in Saudi to discuss Syria, Iran
Daily Star 4 Nov 2012 French President arrives in the Saudi city of Jeddah, on his first visit to the oil-rich kingdom which will focus on Iran and unrest-hit Syria, his entourage said.

YNet News

US government seeks apartments, hotels for Sandy eva
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Atlanta police helicopter crash kills 2 officers
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Mickey Edelstein appointed Gaza Division Commander
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Fighting rages at Damascus Palestinian camp, 20 killed 
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IDF officer: We fear haredi soldiers would refuse orders
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Netzah Yehuda battalion request to serve in volatile West Bank sectors denied over fears soldiers would refuse orders regarding settlement eviction. Yesha Council livid over ‘IDF blackmail’ ….

Report: MK Sheetrit mulls heading Pensioners Party
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – ….

Abbas’ bold statement 
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Op-ed: Despite Abbas‘ courageous remarks, general public not ready to give up dream of ‘Greater Palestine’ ….

Iron Dome battery upgraded 
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Fifth rocket defense system’s battery features better interception range, response time ….

Olmert: Netanyahu bolstered Hamas
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Former PM levels harsh criticism at current premier; says Netanyahu ‘has taken several steps that weakened PA, made Hamas stronger.’ Olmert insists Abbas still partner for peace ….

Lieberman seeks to tackle PA’s UN bid 
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Foreign minister to convene Israeli ambassadors in Europe in an attempt to convince as many nations to oppose PA bid ….

Gantz visits Golan Heights after border incident 
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012IDF chief tours border area day after Syrian tanks entered demilitarized zone; sees Syrian fighting from across border ….

France to oppose ‘those creating instability in Lebanon’
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – President Francois Hollande makes statements during visit to Beirut ….

‘Price tag’ graffiti found in Shufat 
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Unknown vandals puncture tires, spray-paint hate slogans such as ‘Death to the enemy’ in Jerusalem neighborhood ….

History upon request
YNet News, 4 Nov 2012 – Op-ed: Despite leftists’ claim, Rabin never publicly supported creation of Palestinian state within ’67 borders ….

Palestinian Information Center

Likud candidate breaks into Aqsa plazas
PIC – Likud candidate for the parliamentary elections Moshe Feiglin along with a group of settlers broke into the holy Aqsa mosque on Sunday under heavy police protection.

Hamas: Fatah spokesmen should apologize rather than defend Abbas’s crime
PIC – Hamas movement said that the remarks by PA chief and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas virtually renouncing right of return and incriminating resistance constituted a crime against the Palestinian people.

Detained journalist in serious health condition
PIC – The Palestinian journalists syndicate in Ramallah has expressed utmost concern at the health conditions of journalists held in Israeli occupation jails.

MP: Britain responsible for ethnic cleansing in Palestine
PIC – The Jerusalemite MP deported to Ramallah, Ahmed Attoun, held the international community and Britain fully responsible for all the suffering, the killing and displacement of the Palestinians. 

Zahalka calls for a mass protest in rejection to the Abbas’s remarks
PIC – A Palestinian leader from 1948-occupied territories, called on Fatah movement to rebuke PA President Mahmoud Abbas due to the remarks he had recently made.

IOF arrests 7 citizens and breaks into house of human rights’ activist
PIC – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested at dawn today, seven Palestinians in different areas of the West Bank, summoned another and set up flying checkpoints on several roads in the West Bank.

Hamas leader Raafat Nasif to be released next Sunday
PIC – It is scheduled that Israeli occupation authorities will release next Sunday the Hamas leader Jamil Raafat Nassif, 45, who has served 45 months in Israeli jails under administrative detention.

Report: 14 martyrs, 300 prisoners and escalation in Judaization last month
PIC – The Information and Policy Advice Center issued its monthly report which monitors the most prominent Israeli violations and abuses against the Palestinian people during the month of October 2012.

Abbas widely slammed on social networking websites
PIC – The latest serious remarks made by Mahmoud Abbas have received widespread condemnation on popular social networking websites from different Arab and Palestinian noted writers and intellectuals.

WAFA

Settlers Damage Vehicles in Jerusalem
WAFA – 4 Nov 2012

Settlers Begin Expanding Outpost near Hebron
WAFA – 4 Nov 2012

PEX Report: Al-Quds Index Begins Week’s Trading in Decline
WAFA – 4 Nov 2012

Misc

Bombing in Syria capital injures 11; exiles plan for a government
LA Times 4 Nov 2012 – Rebels appear to be stepping up bomb attacks. Meanwhile, divided opposition figures meet in Qatar to discuss forming a government in exile. BEIRUT — The latest in a string of bombings rocked Syria’s capital, Damascus, on Sunday as deeply divided Syrian opposition figures outside the…

U.S. film ‘Argo’ not getting any buzz in Iran
LA Times 3 Nov 2012 – The film ‘Argo,’ directed by Ben Affleck, tells the story of the rescue of six diplomats who escaped as the American Embassy in Tehran was stormed in 1979. TEHRAN — There’s little reaction in Iran so far to “Argo,” the box-office hit about the elaborate…

3 Syrian tanks enter demilitarized zone along Golan Heights
LA Times 3 Nov 2012 – Israel filed a complaint with the United Nations, officials say, though the tanks are not seen as a provocation or an attempt to draw Israel into the fighting. JERUSALEM — Three Syrian tanks entered a demilitarized zone Saturday along the border with the Golan Heights,…

Palestinian, Abbas, Spurs Right-of-Return Uproar
New York Times 4 Nov 2012 – President Mahmoud Abbas jolted Palestinians and Israelis over the right-of-return issue by saying he would not want to move back to his birth city, Safed, which is now part of Israel.

Syria’s Rebels Open Talks on Forging United Political Front
New York Times 4 Nov 2012 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that the Syrian National Council had outlived its usefulness and should be replaced by a larger umbrella organization.

Treasury expects drastic measures at IEC 
Globes Energy & Water – IEC CEO Eli Glickman has taken the initiative and ordered restructuring at the utility, without waiting for the board’s audit committee report.

Ishai drilling begins 
Globes Energy & Water – The Ishai, the first of the five Pelagic licenses to be drilled, has an estimated 3.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Delek Logistics raises $168m on NYSE 
Globes Energy & Water – The company issued eight million participation units at $21 per share. The share price rose 6.4% on Friday to $22.35.

IEC CEO: Treasury will help us 
Globes Energy & Water – Eli Glickman talks to “Globes” about the NIS 1.5 billion cash flow shortfall at Israel Electric Corporation.

Dankner, Tshuva may give up Plaza Las Vegas
Globes Main News – Nochi Dankner and Yitzhak Tshuva are struggling to reach a debt settlement with the banks for their Plaza Las Vegas hotel and casino project.

Treasury mulls Potash’s Israel Chemicals bid
Globes Main News – A Finance Ministry official told “Globes,” “On the face of it, this deal has more advantages than risks, and should be considered.”

Only 33 deliveries for Better Place in October
Globes Main News – Better Place VP sales Zohar Bali: We’re not satisfied by the pace of sales, and we’re preparing to boost sales to meet targets.

Sun: Teva and Mellanox fail to lift market
Globes Main News – The market slipped despite strong gains by Teva and Mellanox as Israel Chemicals and Israel Corp. corrected downwards.

Teva results satisfy, but do not excite analysts
Globes Main News – Analysts await new CEO Jeremy Levin’s strategic presentation in December.

Wertheim sought to oust Perry as Mizrahi Tefahot chairman
Globes Main News – Moshe Wertheim wanted to make Avraham Shochat chairman without the consent of Eyal Ofer.

45% of Israelis cannot make ends meet 
Globes Macro Economics – The Central Bureau of Statistics Financial Literacy Survey found that Israelis’ financial knowledge is below the global average.

Epsilon: Fischer unable to curb home price rise 
Globes Macro Economics – “So long as the government does not strongly intervene in the industry, we see no chance for change.”

Wasserman Schultz brags on Obama’s continuity with Bush policies in ME
Mondoweiss – Many times we’ve pointed out that the Democrats are running to the right of Romney, or trying to, on Israel. Here’s more evidence. In an email recommending a Haaretz editorial that endorses Obama as good for Israel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee,…

Angela Davis: At least in the Jim Crow South the roads were not segregated
Mondoweiss – Listen to the passion of beloved American political activist and scholar Angela Davis as she shares her experiences in Occupied Palestine. In a fantastic speech on “Incarceration, Justice and Health” at the annual meeting of American Public Health Association at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,…

Palestinian injured by settlers is then arrested by soldiers
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Exile and the prophetic: Getting past triumphalism (in our traditions and our selves)
Mondoweiss – This post is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. I assume the World Social Forum Free Palestine conference in Porto Alegre is going forward.  They’ll find a way.  With the internet…

Christian leaders will not be cowed into silence about widespread human rights violations
Mondoweiss – The following op-ed appeared in Haaretz under the title , ” v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false false ENUS X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan;…

Israel Bolsters Iron Dome Missile Defense 
The Foward Breaking News 4 Nov 2012 – Israel announced plans on Sunday to boost its Iron Dome missile interceptor system, citing successful tests of the largely U.S.-funded system conducted in light of what it called “a variety of unprecedented threats”. Click here for the rest of the article…

Peres Praises Abbas’ ‘Courageous’ Concession 
The Foward Breaking News 4 Nov 2012 – Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a courageous partner for peace on Saturday after the Palestinian leader made clear his support for a two-state solution to the decades old conflict with Israel. Click here for the rest of the article…

Israel Virtually Stops African Immigration 
The Foward Breaking News 4 Nov 2012 – Israel has stopped the unapproved influx of African migrants across its border with Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday after months of intensive counter-measures on the once porous desert frontier. Click here for the rest of the article…

Bibi Skeptical on ‘Right of Return’ Concession 
The Foward Breaking News 4 Nov 2012 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced scepticism on Sunday at an apparent concession from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on a major sticking point in any future peace negotiations. Click here for the rest of the article…

Avigdor Lieberman’s New Role Raises Worries 
The Forward New 4 Nov 2012 – Avigdor Lieberman has been portrayed as a marginal figure in Israel’s government. Now, American supporters of Israel are pondering how to explain his enhanced role. Click here for the rest of the article…

Egypt: Foreign Minister in Cyprus to Recover Smuggled Money 
allAfrica.com 4 Nov 2012 – [Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr met in Nicosia Friday 02/11/2012 with Cypriot President Dimitris Christo Fias and Foreign Minister Erato Kozahou Marcoullis.

Nigeria: An Igala Legend in Israel 
allAfrica.com 4 Nov 2012 – [This Day]A play by Emmy Unuja Ikanaba Idegu, a professor at the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, recently thrilled an Israeli audience.

Egypt: Foreign Ministry – No Arrangements to Hold Quartet Committee Meeting On Syria Crisis 
allAfrica.com 4 Nov 2012 – [Egypt Online]Ambassador Shawky Ismail, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs said that there are no arrangements at the moment for a meeting of foreign ministers of the quartet committee on the Syrian crisis which is the initiative offered by President Mohammed Morsi during the Mecca…

Weekly demonstration; Karmei Tsur and Lord Balfour 
Palestine Solidarity Project 4 Nov 2012 – Saturday 3rd November On the anniversary of the signing of the infamous Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain approved the establishment of a Jewish homeland on Palestinian land – thus beginning the process whereby the Palestinian people, the indigenous inhabitants of the region, have been progressively…

Girl Struck By Settler’s Car 
Palestine Solidarity Project 4 Nov 2012 – In the afternoon of Wednesday 30th October, at around 4.30 p.m., yet another resident of the village of Beit Ommar was hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler. Hala Alif Abu Ayash, a thirteen year old schoolgirl was walking along the road verge near…

Syria rebels ‘capture oilfield’ 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Syrian rebels capture a key oilfield in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activists say, the first time such a facility has been taken.

New pope chosen for Egypt’s Copts 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – A blindfolded boy chooses Bishop Tawadros as Egypt’s Coptic pope – the leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.

Syria opposition meets in Qatar 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Divisions emerge as Syrian opposition groups meet in the Qatari capital, Doha, to discuss forming a more united front against President Assad.

In Defense of Richard Falk 
Sabbah report 4 Nov 2012 – He has been telling the unsettling truth about Israeli behavior for four years now, with another two to go. Repeatedly he has documented Israeli violations of international law and its relentless disregard for Palestinian human rights. In a sane world this work would make Richard Falk…

Trading Away Peace: Europe helps sustain Israeli settlements 
AIC: Economy of the Occupoation 4 Nov 2012 – The European Union imports fifteen times more from Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory than from Palestinians themselves, a new report [1] from a coalition of 22 non-governmental organisations including the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Christian Aid UK and Ireland, and Diakonia…

The Passing Spring 
Al-Akhbar Opinion 4 Nov 2012 – A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the government’s austerity reforms and the public payment of bank‘s debts in Madrid on October 27, 2012. (Photo: AFP – Dominique Faget) A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the government’s austerity reforms and the…

Koura’s Olive Trees Being Used as Firewood 
Al-Akhbar News 4 Nov 2012 – What on Earth was my father thinking when he decided to trouble himself and grow olive trees (Photo: Khaled Ghourabi) What on Earth was my father thinking when he decided to trouble himself and grow olive trees (Photo: Khaled Ghourabi) Lebanon’s olive farmers are still trying…

Kuwait City on ‘lockdown’ ahead of mass protest 
Al-Akhbar News 4 Nov 2012 – Protesters run from tear gas during a demonstration against proposed changes to election laws in Kuwait City on 21 October 2012. (Photo: Reuters) Military vehicles began moving into Kuwait City Sunday afternoon in anticipation for an anti-government demonstration later in the evening, an Al-Akhbar correspondent said….

Egypt’s Moussa in West Bank for talks 
Al-Akhbar News 4 Nov 2012 – Egyptian politician and former Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa leaves the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after laying a wreath upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 4 November 2012. (Photo: AFP – Abbas Momani) The former secretary general…

Egypt selects new Coptic Pope 
Al-Akhbar News 4 Nov 2012 – Bishop Tawadros was chosen as new Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians Sunday when a blindfolded altar boy picked his name from a chalice as per tradition. Acting head of the church Bishop Pachomius took the ballot from the boy’s hand and, showing it to those crowded…

Hollande pledges ‘support’ during Lebanon visit 
Al-Akhbar News 4 Nov 2012 – Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande listen to the national anthems during a welcome ceremony at the Lebanese presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, on 4 November 2012. (Photo: AFP – Bertand Langlois) France’s president said his country will stand against…

Amal’s Boys: Playing it Straight 
Al-Akhbar Politics 3 Nov 2012 – We don’t claim to be pure or well-behaved in any way, but we are satisfied with sitting back and watching the March 14 forces fritter away all that they have struggled for over the past few years (Photo: Marwan Tahtah) We don’t claim to be pure…

From the Balfour to the Abbas Declaration 
Al-Akhbar Politics 3 Nov 2012 – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Ramallah, Palestine on 26 July 2011. (Photo: AFP – Abbas Momani) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Ramallah,…

Syria rebels ‘capture oilfield’ 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Syrian rebels capture a key oilfield in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activists say, the first time such a facility has been taken.

New pope chosen for Egypt’s Copts 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – A blindfolded boy chooses Bishop Tawadros as Egypt’s Coptic pope – the leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.

Syria opposition meets in Qatar 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Divisions emerge as Syrian opposition groups meet in the Qatari capital, Doha, to discuss forming a more united front against President Assad.

VIDEO: Syria opposition to meet in Doha 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Syrian opposition groups are preparing for a crucial meeting in the Qatari capital, Doha, to discuss how to form a more united front.

VIDEO: ‘Healthy profits’ for Dubai hotels 
BBC 4 Nov 2012 – Hotels in Dubai reported 100% occupancy rates last weekend as tourists from across the Gulf descended on the emirate to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Articles


The Secret of Leopold Amery 
Council for the National Interest 11/4/2012
      The drafter of the Balfour Declaration was a secret Zionist in what historian William Rubinstein states was “probably the most remarkable example of concealment of identity in twentieth-century British political history” “…it is no exaggeration to describe him as a `secret Jew’ who worked tirelessly on behalf of Jewish causes. Because of his increasingly significant political position, he was immensely influential in bringing about the success of the Zionist enterprise which eventually led to the establishment of the State of Israel.” – 
     History Today, February 1, 1999, William D. Rubinstein – Professor Rubinstein is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England from 2002-2004.
     Excerpt:
     Amery’s first and most significant contribution to the Zionist movement came in October 1917 when, as political secretary to the War Cabinet (a post he had been appointed to by Lord Milner the previous year), he redrafted the Balfour Declaration. Milner had given Amery several unsatisfactory early versions of the Declaration out of which he `quickly produced’ the celebrated letter sent by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild. This momentous document was, in effect, the founding charter of the state of Israel, which was established thirty-one years later. The full Cabinet, of which Amery was not at that stage a member, made only two minor amendments to his draft.
     Amery’s next contribution to the origins of Israel came with his key role in establishing the Jewish Legion, battalions of Jewish soldiers who served under British supervision in Palestine during the First World War. As Assistant Military Secretary to Lord Derby, the Secretary of State for War, Amery acted as a crucial and sympathetic negotiator between British Zionists like Sir Simon Marks and the War Office…. — See also: Press TV Interview with Alison Weir: Israeli regime fabricated via cover-up more.. e-mail

An open letter to the Hamas movement 
Issam Younis, Ma’an News Agency 11/4/2012
      I remain an advocate of the right of Hamas to govern and I absolutely reject the double standards employed by the international community towards the movement. The financial and political sanctions on Gaza are simply unjust and scandalous. Hamas won a free and fair election in 2006. The world was well aware that Hamas would run in the elections.
     But my recognition of Hamas’ legitimacy does not mean that I agree with the way in which Hamas has been ruling Gaza. Hamas’ legitimacy to exist, as a movement, must be complemented by its legitimacy to rule, by acting as justly as possible under the circumstances.
     Hamas is integral to the Palestinian political system. Its presence is both normal and justified, at least by the approval it enjoys from Palestinian society. Therefore, its presence remains in the interests of the Palestinian people, as well as a healthy sign of a diverse political system. From this standpoint, it is imperative to state the truth to everyone, including Hamas.
     Hamas, the movement and the government, must not be portrayed as an affair that interests only those who belong to Hamas. As citizens subject to its rule in Gaza, Hamas is now of interest to us all. We have the full right to hold Hamas to account and to criticize its discourse as well as its actions.
     The resilience that the movement and the people of Gaza have shown under the most severe conditions, and the foiling of past efforts to undermine the party, deserves appreciation. However, Hamas must bear in mind that everyone in Gaza has paid the price, not only the movement. more.. e-mail

Martial law on the West Bank: Discrimination in action 
Kate Meekings, CAABU – Council for Arab-British Understanding 10/3/2012
      In May 2012, a Caabu delegation to Ofer military court in the West Bank saw a Palestinian child tried for throwing a Molotov cocktail. The 16-year-old boy looked close to tears throughout his ‘trial’: his legs were shackled together, he had a lesion on his cheek and for most of the time he was in the courtroom his eyes were fixed on his mother, not the judge. When asked how he pleaded, he seemed confused and looked imploringly across the room to his mother, whom he had not seen since his arrest. His lawyer instructed him to plead guilty and he was swiftly sentenced to 20 months in prison.
     Three months later, on 16 August, six Palestinian civilians – including two children – were wounded in a firebomb attack on a taxi by Israeli settlers in the West Bank. Three Israeli children, aged between 12 and 13, from the nearby settlement of Bat Ayin were arrested, questioned, and then released three or four days later.
     It is useful here to compare the equivalent processes that a 12-year-old Palestinian child would go through if arrested on suspicion of a firebomb attack. While both children would be held criminally responsible for such an attack, only the Palestinian child could receive a custodial sentence. A 12-year-old Israeli child can be held without access for a lawyer for 48 hours, while his Palestinian counterpart can be held for 90 days. Bail is granted for 80% of Israeli children, but only 13% of Palestinian children. As mentioned, an Israeli 12-year-old cannot receive a custodial sentence (older Israeli children, aged from 14 to 17, receive custodial sentences in 6.5% of cases), yet 90% of Palestinian 12-year-olds will receive a custodial sentence.
     Clearly I cannot know for certain whether any of the young people mentioned above were guilty of what they were accused of. What is clear however is that this dual judicial system, which differentiates between two peoples living in one land on the basis of race, systematically discriminates against Palestinians. — See also: +972: Visualizing Occupation: Children under Israel’s legal regimeand Palestinian Detainees: no security in injustice more.. e-mail

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