VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 31 December 2013

31 December 2013 — VTJP

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European legislators threatened with arrest by Israeli authorities
IMEMC – Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon declared, on Tuesday, that former British International Development Secretary Clare Short and three other European legislators would be arrested if they try to come to Israel, due to their involvement in a European-Palestinian organization calling for an end to the Israeli siege on Gaza. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 30 December 2013

30 December 2013 — VTJP

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Mosque, Properties in Jerusalem Area To Be Demolished
IMEMC – [Monday December 30, 2013] The West Jerusalem municipality has ordered Jerusalem area residents to demolish a newly-built mosque, Palestinian homes and parking garages, under the pretext of “unlicensed construction”, according to witnesses. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 December 2013

29 December 2013 — VTJP

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Jordan Valley Annexation Sees First Approvals
IMEMC – Erekat calls for international solidarity Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs, on Sunday, approved the draft for the annexation of the Jordan Valley. The bill will go before the Knesset and, if voted in favor of, Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley, with all of the roads leading to them, will be under full Israeli control, and included as part of the territory of the State of Israel. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 28 December 2013

28 December 2013 — VTJP

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Soldiers Invade Bethlehem, Hebron, Kidnap Four Palestinians
IMEMC – [Saturday at dawn December 28, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Hebron, and kidnapped four Palestinians. Soldiers also installed roadblocks in Hebron, and searched cars. …
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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 27 December 2013

27 December 2013 — VTJP

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Seven Palestinian Injured In Jabalia
IMEMC – [Friday Evening December 27, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that seven Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at Palestinian homes in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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Edward Snowden: Power, Privacy and the Public Good By Colin Todhunter

27 December 2013 — Global Research

For many years in Britain, the Queen’s Christmas Day message has been broadcast on TV and watched by millions across the world. This year, the monarch discussed the birth of a new royal, the 60thanniversary of her being on the throne and took time to reflect on next year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland. While her anodyne annual Christmas message is eagerly watched by many Brits and is regarded as part and parcel of modern-day Christmas ‘tradition’, there are others who purposively avoid such pap.

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UK’s GCHQ doing the NSA’s heavy lifting – George Galloway By John Robles

23 December 2013 — Voice of Russia

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The United Kingdom has been co-opted by the United States to carry out illegal surveillance and spying on its own citizens and on European countries, their citizens and officials. According to UK Member of Parliament, George Galloway, the way that the UK spyies on and hacks the phones of European leaders, while being paid a very small amount, is a crime against the world. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 25 December 2013

25 December 2013 — VTJP

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Four Palestinians Kidnapped Near Jenin
IMEMC – Army invades Hebron, installs roadblocks [Wednesday December 25, 2013] Israeli soldiers have invaded Ya’bod village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapping four Palestinians. … 
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In ‘intractable conflict,’ Israel must periodically and forcefully ‘mow the grass’ By Philip Weiss

25 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

Yet another sign of the lack of vision of the Israeli security state and the crisis that it is plunging into given the failure to resolve the conflict with Palestinians. A study by leading national security experts calls for “mowing the grass” in the West Bank and Gaza for the forseeable future. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 24 December 2013:

24 December 2013 — VTJP

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Two Killed By Israeli Shells In Gaza, Including One Child
IMEMC – [Tuesday December 24, 2013] The Israeli army has bombarded several areas in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians, including one child, and wounding at least four, one seriously. Two of the wounded are children. …
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The A-Z of Drones 2013 Part 1 By Chris Cole

24 December 2013 — DroneWars.net

letter_aIt was good to see large numbers turn out at a big protest at Parc Aberporth, the drone test centre in West Wales, in September as the owners announced a big expansion. It was even better to see Yemeni journalist  Abdulelah Haider Shaye released from prison even though he is still under virtual house arrest.  Phase two of the UK government-industry programme, ASTRAEA, which aims to open up UK airspace to civil drones, came to an end this year.  While the drone lobby is keeping up the  pressure the public remain extremely sceptical.   News that British drones may be heading to Africa came as a big surprise, and will no doubt be a focus of campaigning in the coming year. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 23 December 2013: The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism

23 December 2013 — VTJP

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Palestinian Factions Congratulate Al-Eesawy On Release
IMEMC – “Video Included, Translation Provided Below to Segments Of Al-Eesawy Interview” [Monday December 23, 2013] Different Palestinian factions in occupied Palestine congratulated Samer Al-Eesawy, who was released from an Israeli detention facility on Monday, after conducting a 9-month hunger strike. …

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British NHS director promotes ‘restructuring’ of accident and emergency departments By Ajanta Silva

24 December 2013 — WSWS

In November, medical director of National Health Service (NHS) England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, published the first of a two-part report, “Urgent and Emergency Care Review,” recommending the restructuring of hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments.

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