VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 7 July 2014: Israel’s self constructed image is crumbling

7 July 2014 — VTJP

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Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Children Near Hebron, Bethlehem
IMEMC – Rights group issues press release Several armed Israel settlers have attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child, after chasing him for more than a kilometer along a road near Hebron. A similar report has surfaced in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. Al-Haq human rights organization has issued a statement, via press release, regarding the nature of the recent settler attacks as they relate to illegal Israeli settlement policies. …

Settlers Attack Village of Einabus
IMEMC – The village of Einabus lies approximately 10 km south of Nablus, in the northern half of the West Bank. The illegal settlement of Yizar is located just up the hill from the village. …

Twelve Injured in Continued Israeli Air Strikes On Gaza
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that twelve Palestinians have been injured, near Khan Younis, in ongoing Israeli air strikes targeting different parts of the coastal region. …

Families Injured After Army Targets Their Homes With Gas Bombs In Ramallah
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians, including children, have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at their homes in Ras Karkar area, in Ramallah. …

Four Children Kidnapped in Jerusalem
IMEMC – On Monday at night, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinian children in occupied East Jerusalem. A Palestinian man was also kidnapped near Bethlehem. …

Dozens Injured In Clashes With Soldiers Invading Hebron
IMEMC – Seven Children Kidnapped By Soldiers In Jerusalem Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Hebron city, the al-Fawwar refugee camp, and nearby communities. …

Nablus Residents Confront Settler Violence
IMEMC – 6,000 detained in Israeli prisons, 110 arrested in pre-1948 Palestine In Nablus, today, Palestinian villagers in al-Bathan and al-Naqura confronted Israeli settlers as they tried to storm the two villages. 6,000 Palestinians are currently being detained in Israeli prisons, while 24 at Hawara are suffering food poisoning. …

Justice Slaughtered by Politics
IMEMC – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is shocked by Israel s Election by UN General Assembly as Vice-Chair of UN Special Committee on Decolonization. …

Gaza Rockets Target Southern Israel, Israeli Army Claims
IMEMC – Lieberman breaks Likud ties, clashes continue across region Dozens of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have struck southern Israel, today, according to the Israel army. Residents in the occupied West Bank said three rockets landed in the illegal Gush Etzion settlement near Bethlehem, as well, though no immediate reports of injury or damage have surfaced. Clashes continue across Palestine, with escalating violence by soldiers and settlers. …

Ma’an News

‘9 Palestinians killed’ in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
7/8/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The death toll in Gaza rose to 9 early Monday following overnight Israeli airstrikes on the besieged enclave, a Hamas spokesman said. Sami Abu Zuhri told Ma’an that six Hamas fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes on a tunnel in Rafah overnight. The victims were buried under the debris and only found early Monday. Israeli media said the…. Related:4-year-old boy injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gazaand2 Israeli airstrikes hit targets in northern Gaza Strip

Israeli officers beat 3 East Jerusalem teens
7/7/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Three young Palestinian men from the Wadi al-Juz neighborhood of East Jerusalem say they were “brutally” beaten by Israeli troops who stormed a house in the neighborhood Saturday. Mahir Abu Dalou told Ma’an Monday that Israeli soldiers broke into a building belonging to his family late on Saturday evening. He added that his son Abdul-Rahman, 17, cousin Ammar Abu….

4-year-old boy injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza
7/7/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli warplanes struck the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, injuring a young boy, medics said. Airstrikes hit agricultural areas in northern Jabaliya, with medical sources saying a four-year-old boy sustained moderate injuries. Another two airstrikes hit agricultural land in eastern Jabaliya, causing damages to property. Additionally, an airstrike hit the al-Shujayyia neighborhood of Gaza City, with no injuries reported. Nine…. Related:‘9 Palestinians killed’ in Israeli airstrikes on Gazaand2 Israeli airstrikes hit targets in northern Gaza Strip

Israeli planes drop ‘warning’ leaflets in Gaza
7/8/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli warplanes on Monday dropped warning leaflets in the northern areas of the Gaza Strip, witnesses and Israeli media reported. The leaflets read: “To the people of the Gaza Strip: The terrorists and smugglers are well aware that their terrorist acts of digging tunnels to smuggle military ammunition is a target for the Israeli Defense Forces, but they keep working….

Rocket barrage targets south Israel
7/8/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Dozens of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel late Monday, Israel’s army said, while residents of the occupied West Bank said three landed near Bethlehem. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. An army spokesman said “several barrages” of rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel. He said the exact number was still being compiled…. Related:Gaza groups claim responsibility for rocket fireandHamas armed wing claims barrage of rocket fire on Israel

2 Israeli airstrikes hit targets in northern Gaza Strip
7/8/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Israeli air force on Monday evening launched two airstrikes at Palestinian targets in the northern Gaza Strip, after a barrage of rockets landed in southern Israel. The first airstrike targeted agricultural land in the al-Sudaniya area in northern Gaza. The second airstrike targeted agricultural land in the al-Safina area west of Gaza City. There were no immediate reports of…. Related:‘9 Palestinians killed’ in Israeli airstrikes on Gazaand4-year-old boy injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza

Dozens injured by tear gas at Beit Ummar rally
7/7/2014 – HEBRON (Ma’an) — Dozens of Palestinians were injured overnight Sunday after a rally in Beit Ummar was dispersed by Israeli forces, local activists said. Muhammad Ayyad Awad, a local popular committee activist, said that protesters had gathered in the center of Beit Ummar to demonstrate against the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas in the town, lightly….

Settlers attack Palestinian villages in Nablus, Ramallah
7/7/2014 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in Ramallah and Nablus late Sunday and early Monday, locals said. Witnesses told Ma’an that settlers began hurling stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling near the illegal Halamish settlement, located opposite the village of Deir Nidam. Dozens of settlers then raided the village, but were confronted by Palestinian villagers, who threw stones and empty bottles. On….

Israel reduces Gaza imports
7/7/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israel has reduced the amount of goods allowed to be shipped into the Gaza Strip for two days in a row, a Palestinian official said Monday. Raed Fattouh, an official responsible for the entry of goods into Gaza, told Ma’an that Israel only allowed 150 truckloads of goods into the Strip via Kerem Shalom crossing on Sunday and….

Palestinian journalist, young woman attacked in Jerusalem
7/7/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian journalist and a young Palestinian woman were wounded after two Israeli extremists attacked them near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Monday. Journalist Nuha Musleh told Ma’an she was interviewing a young woman from Jerusalem with another journalist when she was hit with a big rock on her shoulder, which caused her to suffer from bruises and lose….

Youths hurl firebombs at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus
7/7/2014 – NABLUS (Ma’an) — Dozens of Palestinian youths hurled Molotov cocktails at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus late Sunday, security officials said. Palestinian security forces told Ma’an that youths gathered in the area after late prayers and hurled firebombs at the tomb, before being dispersed by security personnel. Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, the site was to remain under Israeli control. But….

Gaza groups claim responsibility for rocket fire
7/7/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The militant wings of four Palestinian political groups claimed responsibility for rocket fire at southern Israel overnight Sunday. The National Resistance Brigades, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said that its fighters fired four “107 missiles” at the Negev on Monday. Fatah’s military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, said that fighters from…. Related:Rocket barrage targets south IsraelandHamas armed wing claims barrage of rocket fire on Israel

Hamas demands release of r
e-arrested prisoners before ceasefire

7/7/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Hamas is demanding the release of all Palestinian prisoners re-arrested after their release in the Shalit exchange deal before returning to ceasefire, Israeli media reported Monday. Israel’s Hebrew-language Walla news website cited a high-ranking Hamas official who denied Hamas’ involvement in the recent kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers weeks earlier. The official, Walla reported, added that….

Abu Khdeir family rejects Israeli condolences for son’s death
7/8/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir said Monday that they “refused to welcome” the former Israeli president in a condolences tent in their house in Shufat. A family member told Ma’an that the “body guards of Shimon Peres came to the tent earlier to prepare for his visit” but the family refused to receive him. The relative said that….

Hamas urges all resistance factions to join Gaza fight
7/7/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hamas called upon all resistance parties to fight back against Israeli attacks until “they understand that our people do not know defeat nor surrender.” In a statement, the Hamas movement said “blood for blood, and whoever sets fire burns; our blood will not be wasted.” The movement highlighted that Israel wants a ceasefire while it is “sinking in the blood….

3 Israelis in custody ‘admit Palestinian teen murder’
7/8/2014 – JERUSALEM (AFP) — Three of six Israelis held over the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager last week have confessed to the murder, a source close to the investigation said on Monday.” Three out of six suspects in custody have confessed to the murder and burning of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, and performed a re-enactment of the crime” in front of officers, the source told AFP….

Israeli police close Aqsa to women, young men
7/7/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli police have closed the al-Aqsa Mosque since the early morning hours Monday to women and young men, witnesses told Ma’an. Only elderly men are allowed to access the compound and they have to leave their ID cards with Israeli officers stationed at the main gates. In addition, Israeli police have shut down four main gates leading to the….

PPS: Israeli court extends detentions
7/7/2014 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — An Israeli court extended the detention of 10 Palestinians and put another on house arrest on Monday, a lawyer said. Mufid al-Hajj, lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, said that the detention of Karim Abu Khdeir, Fathi al-Shawish, and Ammar Abu Hussein was extended for a second time to July 9. The detention of two minors, Mahmoud Abu Khdeir….

Gaza banks closed after gunmen open fire at branch, ATMs
7/7/2014 – NABLUS (Ma’an) — Gaza banks were closed on Monday after unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Bank of Palestine branch in Gaza City and at nearby ATMs belonging to the bank, a statement said. The Bank of Palestine said that gunmen opened fire at the Omar al-Mukhtar branch of the bank in addition to ATMs that belong to the al-Nasser branch, causing extensive damage….

Hamas armed wing claims barrage of rocket fire on Israel
7/7/2014 – GAZA CITY (AFP) — The armed wing of Hamas on Monday claimed responsibility for firing a barrage of rockets at southern Israel, a statement said. The claim came shortly after the Israeli military confirmed that “several dozen rockets” were fired across the border, without saying how many had actually struck Israeli territory.”Al-Qassam fired dozens of rockets on Netivot and Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ofakim in response…. Related:Gaza groups claim responsibility for rocket fireandRocket barrage targets south Israel

Israel’s Lieberman breaks alliance with PM over Gaza
7/7/2014 – JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday ended a 20-month political alliance between his party and the ruling right-wing Likud, although his faction will remain in government. The decision was announced at a press conference after a bitter dispute between Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the government’s handling of intensifying rocket fire by militants in the Gaza Strip….

Iraq Kurd secession bid faces major obstacles, say experts
7/7/2014 – BAGHDAD (AFP) — Iraq’s Kurds would face enormous challenges if they were to secede, but the threat of an independence vote amid chaos nationwide could squeeze concessions from the federal government, experts say. Their autonomous three-province northern region expanded its control over a swathe of territory that Baghdad also claims when Kurdish Peshmerga fighters moved in last month to areas from which Iraqi soldiers….

Bahrain: US Asst Secretary of State ‘unwelcome’, should leave
7/7/2014 – DUBAI (AFP) — Bahrain’s foreign ministry said Monday that US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski, is “unwelcome” in the Sunni-ruled kingdom and should “leave immediately.”The ministry accused Malinowski of “meddling in Bahrain’s internal affairs” by meeting “with a particular party to the detriment of other interlocutors”, in an apparent reference to the Shiite-led opposition….

Saudi reports shelling on border with Iraq
7/7/2014 – RIYADH (AFP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday reported three shells hit the Arar area inside the country along its border with Iraq, where jihadist-led militants have gone on the offensive.”Three shells struck near a residential complex in the northern border area, without causing casualties,” a border guards spokesman said, adding that an inquiry into the origin of the shelling was under way. [END]

AlJazeera

Rockets from Gaza follow Israeli air strikes
AlJazeera 7 Jul 2014 – Hamas’ armed wing says it fired latest salvo as Israel calls up 1,500 reservists for “Operation Protective Edge.”

Palestinian teen’s ‘murder suspects confess’
AlJazeera 7 Jul 2014 – Israeli police say three people re-enact Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s killing, seen as revenge attack for settlers’ murder.

International Solidarity Movement

Settlers attack village of Einabus
7/7/2014 – International Solidarity Movement – NablusTeam, Einabus, Occupied Palestine – The village of Einabus lies approximately 10 km south of Nablus, in the northern half of the West Bank. The illegal settlement of Yizar is located just up the hill from the village. In the evening of Monday, July 6th, ten to twelve settlers descended from the settlement and attacked a house in the village. According to witnesses, at least two….

Relief Web

Lebanon: Rapport du SecrÈtaire gÈnÈral sur l’application de la rÈsolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de sÈcuritÈ (S/2014/438)
Relief Web 7 Jul 2014 – Source: UN Security Council Country: Israel, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic PÈriode du 28 fÈvrier au 26 juin 2014 I. Introduction Le prÈsent rapport contient une analyse dÈtaillÈ de l’application de la rÈsolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de…

occupied Palestinian territory: Nine Killed and Seven Wounded in Israeli Air Strike on Gaza; Al Mezan Condemns IOF Escalation and Calls for International Urgent Intervention to protect Civilians
Relief Web 7 Jul 2014 – Source: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Country: occupied Palestinian territory The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) further escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip today, launching dozens of air and artillery strikes on various locations around the Strip. Nine Palestinians…

Syrian Arab Republic: Extremadura supports health in Syria
Relief Web 7 Jul 2014 – Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Country: occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic East Jerusalem The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the Government of Extremadura, Spain,…

occupied Palestinian territory: IOF Escalates its Aggression against the Gaza Strip, Reduce Palestinian Fishing Zone to 3 Nautical Miles
Relief Web 7 Jul 2014 – Source: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Country: occupied Palestinian territory The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemns Israel s continued military escalation against the Gaza Strip after Israeli aircraft launched a series of heavy aerial attacks throughout. The Israeli…

The National

Jerusalem: Suspects in murder of Palestinian teen confess
The National 7 Jul 2014 – Jewish extremists re-enact the fatal burning of the abducted 17-year-old as Israeli leaders race to contain public uproar over the slaying.

Crucial Iraqi parliament sitting put off for a month
The National 7 Jul 2014 – Politicians bicker and a key general is killed in fighting as solutions to the country’s worst crisis in years grow increasingly distant.

4 jailed in Saudi Arabia for planning to fight in Iraq
The National 7 Jul 2014 – They were given sentences of two years to five years and six months.

Copycat show offers look into Iran s entertainment industry
The National 7 Jul 2014 – A debate has erupted in Iran over the TV show Haft Sang, which appears to be a nearly frame by frame copy of US show Modern Family.

Ghani wins Afghanistan s presidential election: preliminary results
The National 7 Jul 2014 – The next president will lead Afghanistan at a pivotal time as US-led troops end their 13-year war against Taliban insurgents.

Kuwait releases opposition leader at the centre of protests
The National 7 Jul 2014 – Opposition politician Musallam Al Barrak’s detention triggered four days of protests as hundreds of his supporters took to the streets to call for his release.

Egypt s El Sisi wishes Al Jazeera journalists had been deported, not tried
The National 7 Jul 2014 – According to Egypt s Al Masry Al Youm newspaper, Mr El Sisi said the verdict had very negative effects .

Aleppo braces for major assault as Syrian army presses in
The National 7 Jul 2014 – If successful, it would be the biggest blow to opposition fighters in Syria s largest city since they entered it two years ago.

At least 60 abducted women in Nigeria escape extremists
The National 7 Jul 2014 – According to a vigilante leader, 63 women and girls managed to get away while their captors were engaged in a major attack on Damboa town.

In pictures: Kuwait quells street protests
The National 7 Jul 2014 – Hundreds of protesters in Kuwait were forced to scatter on Sunday night when police fired tear gas and stun guns at crowds gathered to demand for the release of Musallam Al Barrak – a detained opposition leader.

Amid fears of communal violence, Myanmar s Muslims struggle to rebuild
The National 6 Jul 2014 – As violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar threatens to reignite, those who lost their homes in previous communal rioting speak of their fears.

Ha’aretz

Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

A government of Jewish hatred
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

And Netanyahu says he’s against incitement
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

For Israel s existence, peace with the Palestinians is the only way
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Why Mahmoud Abbas ‘shut down’
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

LIVE UPDATES: IAF launches aerial offensive on Gaza
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Once a hospice, soon a luxury hotel: A Jaffa story
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

U.S., Israel playing ‘good cop, bad cop’ over Iran’s nuclear program, says Khamenei
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Sayed Kashua: A ‘dancing Arab,’ caught between two worlds
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Mayors of Jewish, Arab towns urge residents to ‘maintain calm’
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

UN recognizes gay marriage for its staffers
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Peace would be possible with the Arab Peace Initiative at its core
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Lieberman signals support for 2015 budget, even after split with Netanyahu
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

IDF to call up 1,500 reservists as it prepares for Gaza escalation
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Palestine’s vision of peace is clear
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Palestine’s vision of peace is clear
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Where did Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murderers come from? The lost children of Israel
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Where did Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murderers come from? The lost children of Israel
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Shin Bet tells Peres not to visit family of murdered Palestinian teen
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Who would really move to Israel now?
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Pope apologizes to victims of clerical sex abuse
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Budget airline markets town of Auschwitz as ‘must-see’ tourist destination
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Despite it all, most Israelis still support the two-state solution
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

63 abducted girls and women escape Boko Haram
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

The undisputed truth about Israeli occupation
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Former Soviet minister and Georgia leader Shevardnadze dies at 86
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

In Beijing, Merkel says allegations of U.S. spying a ‘contradiction of trusting cooperation’
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

James Baker: You can’t force-feed peace to Israel or the Palestinians
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Hillary Clinton: Merkel is Europe’s ‘greatest leader’
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Lieberman ends partnership with Netanyahu, dismantles Likud-Beiteinu
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

When justice for terror victims is hostage to politics
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Three suspects confess to murdering Palestinian teen
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Supreme Court to hear Zaken-Olmert tapes before revisiting Talansky affair
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Lieberman will exploit Netanyahu s ‘weaknesses to the very end
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Israel does not treat Jewish and Arab terror equally
Ha’aretz – 7 Jul 2014

Arabic teacher called for hearing over Haaretz op-ed
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Rising numbers of pedestrians being hit by bicycles in Tel Aviv
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

4.8% of Israelis with degrees live
abroad

Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Bereaved Israeli family consoles father of murdered Palestinian teen
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Riot-damaged East Jerusalem light rail station won t see service for months
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Is it too late to clean Israel s education system of its racism?
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

The West Bank: ‘Algeria in our midst
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Jewish hate of Arabs proves: Israel must undergo cultural revolution
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

The dangers of an uncontrollable war
Ha’aretz – 6 Jul 2014

Jerusalem Post

As Israel prepares wider campaign on Gaza, US signals limited support
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Amid onslaught of rocket fire from Gaza, State Department condemns “deliberate targeting of civilians by terrorist organizations” while urging restraint from government in Jerusalem.

Moral distinctions
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – The Palestinian Authority has embraced mass murderers as heroes and Israel punishes all murderers, whether they murder Arabs or Jews.

Borderline Views: Reclaiming Bnei Akiva
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Perel must understand that his remarks have brought the values of the Jewish state, and the movement that he heads, into disgrace.

Saving Ishmael and Isaac
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – It is too late to save the murdered youths Jewish and Arab but it is not to late to take steps to prevent future deaths.

Arabic in schools will facilitate economic cooperation
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – We cannot continue ignoring the fact that we live in the Middle East.

Hamas claims responsibility for rocket fire on Israel
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Izz al-Din al-Qassam says launched dozens of rockets within minutes at southern Israel on Monday night.

Fundamentally Freund: Reasserting Israel s deterrent posture
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – By tossing aside weakness and indecision, and laying down some clear redlines, the government can contain the current outbreak of violence.

Zionism s challenge
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Abu Khdeir s horrific murder should serve as a reminder to us of the dangers of placing Jewish before democratic.

US ship begins neutralizing Syrian chemical arms
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Vessel in Mediterranean begins processing chemical weapons, raw material that could be used in them.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem holds official grand opening gala
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Executive vice president of Hilton Worldwide talks to Post about Jerusalem’s newest luxury hotel.

New law cuts National Insurance benefits for freed terrorists
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – The law will forbid freed prisoners in nationalist crimes from receiving government benefits until end of their original prison term.

Barrage of Gaza rockets fired at southern Israel as IDF prepares for escalation
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Iron Dome intercepts 12 projectiles; sirens sound in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beit Shemesh and Rehovot.

Lipman calls for converts to use private courts after conversion bill cancelled
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – MKs could not compromise on the standing of the chief rabbinate within the new framework and the status of non-Orthodox conversions.

Strategic Affairs Ministry head blames PA education for kidnapping
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Ministry Director-General Yossi Kuperwasser says Palestinian education is “totally different” from that of Israel, which teaches children to seek peace.

Police warn public about rumors on social networking
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Police: If there is any reason to warn you, we will post it on our official Facebook page.

Justice Ministry reviewing video of Palestinian-American s alleged beating by police
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Investigation continues as nearly 3-minute video has garnered international condemnation, including from the US government.

IDF preparing for escalation against Hamas, senior army source says
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Military calls up 1,500 reservists, begins beefing up Gaza border infantry forces; source: 7 Hamas members killed when their own explosives detonated in attack tunnel.

Problems we are lucky to have
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Sovereignty poses tough problems, as last week amply showed; but lack of sovereignty poses worse ones.

IAF strikes Gaza underground rocket launchers, terror tunnel amid heavy rocket fire
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Dozens of rockets hit southern Israel on Monday prompting air strikes on Gaza.

Creative young Israelis invited to join competition to better the world and win 50,000 euros
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Last years winner created a system that uses recycling money in Indonesia to pay for poor families’ health insurance.

Report: Increase of 12% in sexual assault complaints in 2013, 1/3 were children
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Association of Rape Crisis Centers calls on general public to donate to fundraising campaign to combat phenomenon

Bnei Akiva governing body to discuss possible dismissal of secretary-general
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Ruling body of Jewish youth movement to discuss disciplinary procedures for Rabbi Noam Perel following comments calling for revenge of kidnapping.

Chief Rabbis condemn killing of Abu Khdeir as ‘outrageous murder’
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Rabbi Levanon says it is biblical precept to ‘eradicate evil from your midst;’says death penalty should also be used for Jewish teens’ murderers.

Checkmating Islamists in Iraq
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – It’s time for India and other democracies to get serious about checkmating Islamists in Iraq.

Livni holds emergency meeting with Israeli Arab leaders to calm inflamed situation
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – ‘Stop incitement, violence – it does not matter in which language,’ the justice minister implores.

Almagor: No moral equivalency between Abu Khdeir murder, Palestinian terrorism
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Terror victims’ association says it’s propaganda to compare killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir to Palestinian terrorism.

‘Lion King’ song animation based on Nazi propaganda film
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – It’s been 20 years since one of Disney’s most beloved films was released, but few people know that villain Scar’s song “Be Prepared” was inspired by Hitler.

ISIS becomes IS
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – Events move fast in the Middle East, and it seems the name ISIS has outlived its usefulness.

WATCH: Hamas threatens long-range rocket strikes in new video
Jerusalem Post 7 Jul 2014 – “Your settlements in the West Bank are within our range,” Hamas warns.

The Guardian

Hamas vows revenge on Israel after seven members die in air strike
The Guardian 7 Jul 2014 – Israel bombs tunnel used by Gazan militants in response to rocket attacks and tensions continue over death of teenagers Hamas has vowed revenge on Israel after seven of its members were killed in an air strike…

Operation Protective Edge: Israel bombs Gaza in retaliation for rockets
The Guardian 7 Jul 2014 – Nine injured in attacks, say Palestinian officials, with Israelis declaring offensive against Hamas targets Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part…

Three Israelis ‘confess’ to killing Palestinian teenager
The Guardian 7 Jul 2014 – Reported admissions of guilt come after days of clashes across Israel, following death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir Three Israelis accused of kidnapping and burning to death a Palestinian teenager have reportedly confessed and re-enacted the murder…

From Israel to Burma: businesses dodge hurdles in conflict zones
The Guardian 7 Jul 2014 – Companies like SodaStream and Intel walk a thin line in politically unstable regions is pulling out the best solution? Scarlett Johanssons appearance in a Super Bowl advertisement for SodaStream last January pitted the actress squarely against…

Uruknet

Israelis call for Arab member of Israeli parliament to be killed
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 2, 2014 – Israel s Likud Party and other extremist settlers yesterday called for the killing of the Arab member of the Israeli Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Al-Araby Al-Jadid reported. About 300 protesters took to the streets of the city…

Arafat Jaradat and the man behind his autopsy
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 2, 2014 – Last Monday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article on Turkish pathology expert Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci s findings regarding the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat. Thirty year old Jaradat died in his cell at…

Syria News – July 1, 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – By the end of Wednesday, LCC has documented 35 martyrs in Syria including 2 women, 7 children and 4 martyrs under torture. 11 martyrs have been reported in Daraa, 9 in Damascus and its suburbs, 5…

75-year-old woman hospitalized after Israeli army sprayed her home with “skunk” water
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – First used by the Israeli army in 2008, “skunk” is a putrid-smelling liquid developed for dispersing demonstrations. The company behind the creation, Odortec Ltd., initially specialised in “scent-based pest control,” later choosing to focus its “resources…

Press freedom victim of Israeli military campaign
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – The “press” badge did not protect Yahya Habayeb, a journalist with the Ajyal radio network in the West Bank, from an assault by Israeli soldiers while he was covering the military operation in Hebron, nor did…

No-Fly List Appeals System Declared Unconstitutional; No-Fly is No Fair
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 -People on the government s no-fly list are denied their constitutional right to due process, because the government s procedures to challenge inclusion on the secretive roster are “wholly ineffective,” U.S. District Judge Anna Brown declared in…

NSA Allowed to Spy On Pretty Much Anyone, Anywhere, Documents Reveal
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – Ever since stories about the National Security Agency s (NSA) spying began pouring out last year, courtesy of Edward Snowden s release of classified information about the secretive intelligence agency, speculation has been rife about the…

Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – June 1, 2014 – …So two very significant things happened today, the first of which is that the government finally lifted the gag order on the Israeli press to reveal that the teenagers that they ve been reporting for the…

9/11 trial dealt blow as defendant asks for alleged CIA torture records
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – The Obama administration s military trial for the accused 9/11 architects was dealt another blow on Monday when lawyers for one of the co-defendants asked the court to review evidence of his alleged torture in CIA…

Iraq snapshot – July 1, 2014
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – Chaos and violence continue, Parliament meets but nothing is decided, John Kerry tries to rewrite history, State Dept spokesperson Marie Harf attempts to rewrite the present, Barack Obama sends even more US troops into Iraq, and…

Obama sends more US troops to Iraq
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014- Another 200 US troops arrived in Baghdad Sunday, swelling the reinforcements rushed to Iraq to nearly 800 in the three weeks since the fall of Mosul, the country s third-largest city, to Sunni Islamist forces. President Obama…

Iran: Arrogance and the supreme leader
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – The sharp improvement in the relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic (and subsequently between the United Kingdom and Iran) has been remarkable – Washington is seriously considering military cooperation with Iran over the…

Collective Punishment an
d the Value of Israeli vs. Palestinian Lives

Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – In the aftermath of the tragic killings of three Israeli teenagers, Gaza has been bombed (yet again). More than 30 targets were hit last evening. Israel is good at collective punishment. We know this.The murder of…

More Dead Children in Palestine
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – We do not know who kidnapped and murdered the three children in Palestine. These murders are terrible and need to be investigated. You cannot investigate a murder with bombs and tanks. Tony Blair s immediate bandwagon-jumping…

Israel opens gates to collective reprisals for youth murders
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – Twelve days of constant media coverage, often 24-hour live reporting and repeated accusations from the very top of the Israeli government of the involvement of Hamas in the kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli youths,…

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims May Sue U.S. Corporation, Appeals Court Rules
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – – Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that victims of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib prison could pursue legal claims for their abuse against private military contractors. The appeals court ruling overturned a…

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian in Jenin, Destroy 2 Houses in Hebron and Launch Airstrikes on Targets in the Gaza Strip
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – Following the declaration of finding of the bodies of 3 Israeli settlers who had been missing since 12 June 2014, Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against Palestinian civilians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Last…

Ethnocracy: Who Owns the Land of Israel?
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – …The state of Israel basically owns 93 percent of the lands within its Green Line geographic space. And these lands were confiscated from the Palestinian citizens of the state, from the Palestinian refugees, and a public…

The Lives of Israeli/Palestinian Youth: Is One Worth More Than the Other?
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 -With the news that the bodies of three missing Israeli teens had been found in a field not far from the stretch of road where they disappeared June 12, people everywhere reacted rightly with sorrow and anger.Eyal…

What is July 4th to US imperialism? What is it to the Oppressed?
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 4, 2014 -…Liberty, independence, and equality are abstract ideas. Their presence in the Declaration of Independence must be placed in proper political-historical context. White capitalists, many of them slave-owners, wrote the Declaration of Independence. Independence from the British Crown…

Slanted New York Times story accepts Israeli blame of Hamas as fact
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – Today the left-hand top of the New York Times front page carries a story about the murders of the Israeli teens. We expected tilted coverage, but not this tilted. The piece accepts the Israeli charge that…

What did Israeli officials know about the missing teens, and when did they know it?
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – What did Israeli officials know about the abducted and murdered teens, and when did they know it? We re beginning to get some answers to that question, and they point in the direction of Israel knowing…

Israel needs no proof to kill Palestinians for teens death, Israeli colonel says
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 -Joel Greenberg has a good story that appeared in the Financial Times and McClatchy, touching on Israel s claims about Hamas s responsibility for the murder of the three Israeli teens. Greenberg writes: “Hamas is responsible and…

Knesset passes first reading of bill that allows force-feeding hunger striking prisoners
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1,2014 -The Israeli parliament on Monday passed the first reading of a bill that would permit the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike.Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are either tried in the occupation s military court system or held…

Religious group calls on Iraqis to support rebels
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – July 1, 2014 – The chairperson of the Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq (AMSI), an influential group of Sunni religious leaders, has called upon Iraqis to work by all means possible to end the current corruption of the political…

Syria News – June 30 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – June 30 , 2014 – By the end of Monday the Coordination Committees were able to document 48 martyrs in Syria including : 6 Women, 7 Children and 3 martyrs under torture : 20 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 20 in Idlib; 12…

The everyday toll of demolitions in Jiftlik
Uruknet 7 Jul 2014 – June 30, 2014- With fertile soils, a temperate climate and plentiful water, the Jordan Valley holds enormous potential for anyone living there. For many Palestinians around Jiftlik, however, life in what could be the “breadbasket” of Palestine has become close…

Guantanamo Prisoners Were Granted Access to US Courts Ten Years Ago Yet Indefinite Detention Continues
Uruknet 6 Jul 2014 – June 30, 2014 – The CIA recommended prisoners captured in the Afghanistan War be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay because officials were convinced prisoners would be outside the jurisdiction of US courts. The secret jail would potentially be able to hold…

Daily Star

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 The French and American presidents on Monday urged their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to hold talks with Kiev, a Paris statement said.

Saudi reports shelling on border with Iraq
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Saudi Arabia on Monday reported three shells hit the Arar area inside the country along its border with Iraq, where jihadist-led militants have gone on the offensive.

Nuclear team ‘will defend Iran’s rights’: Khamenei
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country’s nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend “the rights of the nation” in negotiations with world powers.

Afghanistan’s Abdullah rejects election result: spokesman
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has rejected preliminary results of last month’s run-off election which put his rival Ashraf Ghani in the lead, his spokesman said on Monday.

EU grant seeks to save Lebanese forests
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 The European Union and the Agriculture Ministry announce a 1.959 million euro ($2.6 million) EU grant in support of reforestation efforts in Lebanon.

Tunisia to host security meeting for Libya’s neighbours
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Tunisia said Monday it will host a meeting of foreign ministers from the six countries neighbouring Libya, to discuss ways of helping it deal with political turmoil and rising lawlessness.

Hamas fires dozens of rockets at Israel
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Hamas militants in Gaza fired “dozens” of rockets into southern Israel late Monday, the Islamist movement said after six of its men were killed in air strikes.

Saudi jails four for planning to fight in Iraq, supporting al Qaeda
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 A Saudi court on Monday sentenced four people to jail terms for trying to go to Iraq to join fighting there and for supporting al Qaeda’s operations abroad, state news agency SPA said.

Police say air raid sirens in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv areas false alarms
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Air raid sirens were heard on Monday in the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, but an Israeli police spokesman said they were false alarms.

Najwa Karam stands up for fan in Jordan, goes viral
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 A YouTube video showing Lebanese diva Najwa Karam being twirled by a fan after the singer scolded a security guard who tried to block the young woman went viral on social media in Lebanon and Jordan…

US begins destroying Syrian chemical agents at sea
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 A US naval crew has begun work to “neutralize” Syria’s chemical weapons on a vessel in the Mediterranean, an unprecedented operation expected to take about two months, the Pentagon said Monday.

Bahrain ejects US diplomat after he met Shiites
Daily Star 7 Jul 2014 Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said, after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.

Stop The Wall

Mohammed Abu Khudair burned alive .. crimes of the occupation and settlers are “escalating” in the occupied territories and a wave of angry reactions erupted.
Stop The Wall – Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Jerusalem In Palestine, signs of 3rd INTIFADA, Stop the Wall report Palestinian inside the occupied Palestinian land in 1948, are uniting with the people in west bank and Gaza to hold the martyr of Jerusalem on their shoulders despite the attempts to separate them by…

YNet News

Israel’s controlled escalation with Gaza
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – The restraint shown by Israel in the face of rocket fire and its speedy response to the murder of the Arab teen have left it in a comfortable situation should it decide to launch a major operation in Gaza. ….

Summer camps and schools closed within 40 kilometers of Gaza
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – ….

Southern residents limited to group meetings of 300 or less
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – ….

Gaza rocket hits open area in Hof Ashkelon Regional Council
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – ….

Masked Palestinians throw Molotov cocktails, improvised gas grenades in East Jerusalem
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – ….

Denouncing Arab youth’s murder is not enough
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – Op-ed: Rightist politicians rushed to condemn Shuafat murder, but incitement is still considered a legitimate, patriotic act. ….

God, take me to a planet with no evil
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – I plead with God to release me, if only for a few hours, from this planet drowning in rivers of hate and murder. But we were born into this world to be tested, and the test, it seems, is preserving God’s image even under extremely difficult conditions. ….

It’s in our hands to put an end to bloodshed
YNet News, 7 Jul 2014 – Exclusive: Israel’s outgoing president and president-elect call on Jews and Arabs to end violence and incitement, and have faith in ability to live together. ….

Palestinian Information Center

Israel launches operation ‚¨ SProtective Edge‚¨ ù against Gaza
PIC – Israel launched a new aggression on Gaza Strip under the name of ‚¨ SProtective Edge‚¨ ù in light of the continued fall of rockets from Gaza on ‚¨ Ssouthern Israel”.

4-year-old child wounded in Israeli raid
PIC – A four-year-old Palestinian child was wounded in an Israeli air strike on an agricultural land lot to the north of the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Pharmaceutical and fuel crises threaten to stop health services in Gaza
PIC – The Palestinian health ministry warned that all its health services in hospitals and primary care centers in Gaza could come to a halt because of an acute shortage of medical and fuel supplies.

Hamas holds the IOA responsible for the escalation
PIC – Hamas Movement held the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) fully responsible for the recent escalation in light of the continued Israeli crimes, violations, and racist policies.

830 Palestinians arrested since start of Israeli arrest campaign
PIC – Israeli Occupation Forces detained 830 Palestinians from different parts of the West Bank since the Israeli arrest campaign started in mid-June, the Palestinian Prisoner Society revealed on Monday.

Israeli artillery shells rock Gaza
PIC – The Israeli Occupation Forces, deployed at the Megan military site, fired 4 artillery shells at Palestinians‚¨ “! lands near Abu Hammam neighborhood, east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli decision to banish victimized boy Abu Khudair from his home for 15 days
PIC – The Israeli prosecution on Sunday decided to send 15-year-old Tareq Abu Khudair away from his home in Shuafat neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem in exchange for his release.

WAFA

Recent Abductions and Killings Require International Action to End Illegal Israeli Settlement Policy
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Palestinians Still Suffering Due to Lack of Accountability of Israel, Says Erekat
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Palestinian Child near Hebron
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Prisoners Ministry: 6,000 Palestinians Detained in Israeli Prisons
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Abbas Meets Japan s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in Ramallah
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

24 Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli jail Poisoned After Eating Expired Food
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Two Palestinians Shot and Injured, Suffocation Cases during Clashes in Jericho
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Newspaper Review: Arrest of 6 Settlers Suspected in Mohammad Abu Khdeir s Killing Focus of Dailies
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

110 Palestinians, Half of them Minors, Arrested from Israeli Arab Towns, One Shot and Arrested in Hebron
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Nine Palestinians Killed, 10 Injured in Israeli Bombardment on Gaza
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Ashrawi Calls on UN Security Council to Put an End to Israel s Aggression
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Dozens Suffocate during Clashes in Hebron Town
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Palestinian Worker Brutally Beaten by Settlers in Jerusalem
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

Two Palestinians Injured, Dozens Suffocate during Clashes in Tulkarm
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

20 Palestinians Shot and Injured, Many suffocate in Clashes near Hebron
WAFA – 7 Jul 2014

US Grants UNRWA US$39.6 Million
WAFA – 6 Jul 2014

Misc

Open Source: No Signs of Fabrication in Imprisoned Al Jazeera Crew s Reports From Egypt
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – The three journalists were recently sentenced to at least seven years in prison for spreading false news during their reporting on unrest in Cairo.

Iraqi Parliament Wobbles Over Forming Government
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – The Parliament first said it would be at least five weeks before members would even try to elect a speaker, then said that members would try to meet Sunday only five days later than originally planned.

New T.S.A. Rules for Electronics on Flights Bound for U.S.
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – American officials are responding to intelligence reports that explosives could be disguised inside devices like cellphones.

Israel Calls Up 1,500 Troops as Tensions Mount With Hamas
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – Israel and the militant group Hamas seemed set on a collision course on Monday, with an escalation of cross-border clashes around the Gaza Strip.

At War Blog: Signs of an Afghan Crisis, There on Election Day in June
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – Weeks after the Afghan runoff, when the election commission put the number of votes cast at 8.1 million, the vision of a more than half-empty ballot box in Kabul flashed before a reporter s eyes.

At War Blog: Officer Separations Break More Than Years of Service
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – Job cuts for officers in the Army are called separations, and as one Army spouse writes, the word is apt: when the country for which you ve lost youth, relationships and health wants to get rid of you, it does feel like a betrayal.

Egypt s President Expresses Disappointment Over Conviction of Three Journalists
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt appeared to raise the possibility of a presidential pardon for three journalists working for Al Jazeera s English news channel.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Promise of Aleppo s Radicals
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – The West s best allies against ISIS are other Sunni Islamists.

Op-Ed Contributor: Taking Sides in Libya
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – Amid Libya s worsening violence and polarization, room for dialogue and consensus is shrinking.

6 Israelis Held Over the Killing of Palestinian
New York Times 7 Jul 2014 – A group of Israelis was arrested in what one official described as a revenge killing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledg
ed to pursue the case and said, We do not differentiate between terrorists.

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter
New York Times 6 Jul 2014 – A nonprofit, two foundations and a university want to know what motivates people to support an issue on social media after they see issue-oriented movies, TV shows or online video.

Contradicting Israeli officials, family of Tarek Abu Khdeir says he was attacked while in uncle s Jerusalem backyard
Mondoweiss – Tarih Abu Khdeir is met by his mother after his release from jail in Jerusalem on Sunday. (Photo: Reuters) The family of Tarek Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American brutally beaten by Israeli forces, says that he was standing in his uncle s backyard when he was ambushed…

Photo: Tarek Abu Khdeir kneels at grave of murdered cousin Mohammed
Mondoweiss – NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin posted the photo above to Instagram with the following explanation: July 7, 2014 | Shufat Cemetery, Occupied East Jerusalem. Tariq Khdeir kneels at the grave of his murdered cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Tariq was among the last few people to see his…

Let s talk about Zionism, is message at July 4 parade in Wellfleet, MA
Mondoweiss – Mymonie from Holly Maguigan on Vimeo . Above is a sweet video of the July 4th Parade in Wellfleet, MA, last week, by Holly Maguigan. You can see Abdeen Jabara at :44, handing out leaflets. He reports: Wonderful event. Historic occasion. This was sponsored by the July…

How long can Israel depend on Mizrahi docile loyalty? Smadar Lavie asks in new book
Mondoweiss – Smadar Lavie s new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture, by Smadar Lavie. Berghahn Books, April 2014, $39.95 Smadar Lavie s most recent book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic…

Arizona rabbis who stood for LGBT rights at home refuse comment on Israeli rabbi who bars renting to lesbians
Mondoweiss – Rabbi Yaakov Ariel (Photo: Nir Kafri via Haaretz) In May, Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, the municipal rabbi of Ramat Gan, Israel, made a statement against renting property to lesbians on a popular online forum. According to Ynet News : In the section Ask the Rabbi of the Yeshiva…

Caught in a lie: E-mails prove right-wing pro-Israel donor Adam Milstein gave money to California student candidates
Mondoweiss – Pro-Israel philanthropist Adam Milstein (far-right) at an AIPAC conference. (Photo: Adam Milstein/Facebook) The right-wing pro-Israel philanthropist Adam Milstein s story about not funding student government candidates in California is crumbling under the weight of new disclosures. Last week, Milstein, in an interview with me , denied donating money…

We say No More! to the racism, apartheid, and occupation being committed by the Israeli state in our name
Mondoweiss – The following speech was given by Jews for Justice in Palestine , a Chicago-based collective working in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle against Israeli occupation, at an emergency protest on Saturday. The demonstration was held to protest Israeli escalation in the West Bank and Gaza and…

Israeli police and media collude to marginalize coverage of Muhammad Abu Khudair s murder
Mondoweiss – Front page, screenshot by Noam Livne Noam Livne posted the above image on his Facebook page . What does it show? In response to growing pressure, the Israeli police has announced that the suspects in the case of Muhammad Abu Khudair s murder are extremist Jews . At the…

Three of six accused Israeli murderers said to confess
Mondoweiss – The kidnappings and murders of the four teens Three suspects in murder of Arab teen confess to crime Ynet 7 July by Attila Somfalvi, Omri Efraim, Itay Blumental Three of the six suspects confessed to the murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir from Shu afat and reenacted…

Child s beating in Jerusalem brings unprecedented coverage of Palestinian experience to U.S.
Mondoweiss – The brutal beating of a 15-year-old Palestinian-American boy by Israeli forces in Jerusalem is proving to be a landmark moment in coverage of the conflict, as American media are reporting Tarek Abu Khdeir s story in a straightforward manner for once. Their sympathetic reports are bringing the…

Israeli Police Plant Rumor That Palestinian Murder Victim Was Gay, Victim of Honor Killing
Tikun Olam – Now, Amos Harel confirms my original post with a new piece in Haaretz (pictured here). It s not yet appeared on the website in Hebrew or English: Immediately after the murder of the [Palestinian] boy from Shuafat, the police disseminated unfounded speculation (which enjoyed widespread publication in…

Abu Khdeir, Murdered Palestinian Boy Was Forced to Drink Gasoline, Then Burned to Death
Tikun Olam – Haaretz article confirms ghoulish murder of Mohamed Abu Khdeir With each day that goes by the murder of Mohamed Abu Khdeir becomes ever more bestial. Haaretz reports (Hebrew print edition only so far) that before he was burned to death he was doused with gasoline and…

Breaking News: Leader of Terror-Murder Cell Follower of Shas and Beitar Jerusalem
Tikun Olam – Facebook from Shomron Settlers Committee announcing the name of the main suspect in the Abu Khdeir terror murder Israel s Shabak announced today it had arrested six Israeli Jews wanted in the immolation murder of Palestinian youth, Mohamed Abu Khdeir. The leader of the terror cell is…

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Rachel Fraenkel, Mother of Kidnapped Teen, Denounces Revenge Killing
The Foward Breaking News 7 Jul 2014 – Rachel Fraenkel denounced the revenge killing of a Palestinian teen and offered condolences to the family. Click here for the rest of the article…

VIDEO: Syria UK doctor ‘did not kill himself’
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – Two men, who were in prison with a British doctor in Syria, have spoken for t
he first time about his death and have cast doubt on the official Syrian explanation.

Florida Cousin Beaten by Israelis Was Hoping for ‘Joyous’ Vacation in Jerusalem
The Forward New 7 Jul 2014 – Family and friends of a Florida teenager who says he was beaten by Israeli police while in detention describe him as a typical U.S. high school student. Click here for the rest of the article…

When Hitler Honored Jewish Soldiers
The Forward New 7 Jul 2014 – After the Nazis rise to power in Germany, they still honored Jewish soldiers who served in World War I. One veteran received a badge of honor from the Third Reich consulate in Palestine. Click here for the rest of the article…

3 Jewish Suspects Confess in Revenge Killing
The Foward Breaking News 7 Jul 2014 – Three of the six suspects arrested in the July 2 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Mohammad Khdeir of eastern Jerusalem to avenge the slaying of three Israeli teens have confessed to the crime and reenacted burning and dumping the body in the Jerusalem forest, Israeli media…

17 EU members take action against corporate complicity with Israeli crimes
Global BDS 7 Jul 2014 – – Measures are welcome but Israel s persistent human rights violations must be met with more impactful consequences At least 12 more European governments published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements on Thursday…

Israel Denies Killing 6 Hamas Militants in Gaza
The Foward Breaking News 7 Jul 2014 – A senior Israeli military officer denied on Monday that Israel had killed six Hamas militants in an air strike, saying the men died when explosives went off in a tunnel they had dug. Click here for the rest of the article…

British SodaStream Repair Store Shut After 2 Years of Protests
The Foward Breaking News 7 Jul 2014 – An Israeli-owned store in England that sold replacement parts for SodaStream closed after two years of weekly boycott protests. Click here for the rest of the article…

Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – False images of Gaza ‘attacks’ spread on social media

South Africa: Cosatu Welcomes Unite’s Resolution On Palestine At Its Annual Policy Conference
allAfrica.com7 Jul 2014 – [COSATU]COSATU applauds the courageous British workers organised under the auspices of the biggest union in the UK, UNITE-the-Union which has more than 1.4 million members, for the very decisive and progressive motion to tangibly support the just cause of the Palestinian people.

Africa: Three Reasons African Americans Should Oppose U.S. Intervention in Africa
allAfrica.com7 Jul 2014 – [Fahamu]As the U.S. tightens its military grip on Africa, “it is absolutely imperative that we embark on a massive educational campaign with our folks that will expose the real intentions of the U.S. on the continent and worldwide.” There is nothing “humanitarian” about U.S. intentions. “The…

Sisi ‘regrets’ al-Jazeera trial
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he wishes three jailed al-Jazeera journalists had never been put on trial, local media report.

Egypt: Egypt Undertakes Intensive Contacts to Calm Down Conditions in Occupied Territories
allAfrica.com7 Jul 2014 – [Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt carries out intensive contacts with the bodies concerned to calm down conditions between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Tunisia: Tunisia Strongly Condemns “Despicable Crime” Against Palestinian Teenager
allAfrica.com7 Jul 2014 – [Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage, -Tunisia strongly condemned the “despicable crime” that claimed the life of Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir, killed by Israeli settlers in Al-Quds.

Survivors Bereft as Israel Abruptly Shuts Holocaust Property Restitution Plan
The Forward New 7 Jul 2014 – Project HEART, a Holocaust restitution program set up to help survivors regain Nazi-seized property, has been abruptly shut. Who will help them now? Click here for the rest of the article…

US diplomat expelled from Bahrain
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – A senior American diplomat, Tom Malinowski, is ordered to leave Bahrain after meeting with a leading Shia opposition group.

VIDEO: ‘Iraq army needs militias to beat Isis’
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – The Iraq army will not be able to defeat the Sunni-led militant fighters of Isis without support from Shia militias, the leader of League of the Righteous has said.

The fearsome Iraqi militia vowing to vanquish Isis
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – Meeting fearsome Iraqi fighter vowing to defeat jihadists

A return to The Good Spy : Mustafa Zein responds
Al-Akhbar Blogs 7 Jul 2014 – I was able to track down Mustafa Zein, who is a major character in Kai Bird s The Good Spy and was a major source on the relationship between CIA s Bob Ames and PLO s Ali – Abu Hassan – Salameh (he was close to both and introduced…

Iranian journalist gets two years, 50 lashes for anti-government “propaganda”
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli said on Monday that she has been sentenced to two years in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison and 50 lashes for publishing anti-government propaganda. Rasouli, respected for her work as an arts and culture reporter for several media outlets, including the Shargh and…

Leader sorry for UK hostage killings
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – The leader of a Shia militant group that kidnapped five Britons in Iraq in 2007 and killed four says he is sorry, but blames the UK government for their deaths.

Lebanon charges 28 including Frenchmen, Saudi with belonging to ISIS
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Lebanon on Monday charged 28 people, including a Saudi cit
izen and two French nationals, with belonging to the jihadi Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a judicial source told AFP. The men, only seven of whom are in custody, also face charges of seeking to…

Did nostalgia for Islamic caliphate become a reality?
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – The Islamic State has exploited ideological tendencies of Salafist jihadists to establish its “Islamic caliphate.”

Solidere in the red : Real estate giant exceeds its allowed debt ceiling
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – A massive billboard reading “Stop Solidere” in reference to the construction giant owned by the family of slain former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri hangs at the Saint Georges Hotel and Yacht Club in Beirut on June 15, 2011. (Photo: AFP-Joseph Eid) A massive billboard reading “Stop…

Iraq MPs delay session amid crisis
BBC 7 Jul 2014 – Iraqi MPs again delay a session to elect new leadership, as a senior general dies in continued fighting with Islamist insurgents.

Three Israelis admit to killing Palestinian teen: source
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Members of Neturei Karta, a small faction of anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Jews who oppose Israel’s existence, hold pictures of Palestinian youth Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, who was kidnapped and burned to death, as they visit the mourners tent of the Abu Kuhdair’s family in Shuafat on July…

Suicide bomber kills seven in northern Baghdad
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – At least seven people including four policemen were killed in northern Baghdad on Monday when a suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at a checkpoint, police and medical sources said. The sources said that 17 people were wounded at the checkpoint in the…

Sisi looks to strengthen Egypt’s African ties with Nile in mind
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Despite recent disputes with Ethiopia concerning the Renaissance Dam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has stressed that he will look to build ties in the African continent.

Israel s soft stance on incitement creates tragedy
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Hate of Israeli Arabs has reached a peak with the murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, reflecting the tolerance of Israeli society toward words and deeds of extreme-right activists.

With Kurdistan in its name, this political party won’t back down
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Breaking taboo with the mention of Kurdistan in the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s name is a sign that Kurdish politics in Turkey are changing.

Ramadan attackers target another Tripoli cafe
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Assailants threw a grenade outside a cafe in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli Monday in the fourth such attack in less than a week targeting establishments that serve food during Ramadan fasting hours, state media reported. The attack on the Abou Elie cafe came as the…

Lebanon s failed state: What if it had been a high magnitude earthquake?
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Members of the National Center for Geophysical Research carry out tests with the limited equipment they have. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar) Members of the National Center for Geophysical Research carry out tests with the limited equipment they have. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar) Lebanese government efforts to…

Iraqi army general killed in shelling near Baghdad
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Shelling west of Baghdad killed the commander of the Iraqi army’s 6th division on Monday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s security spokesman said. Major General Najm Abdullah Sudan “was killed by hostile shelling in Ibrahim bin Ali,” Lieutenant General Qassem Atta told AFP by text message. Ibrahim…

Recent events in Lebanon threaten religious coexistence
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – While Lebanon has always been known as a country where Christians and Muslims coexist peacefully, recent developments show that some are trying to sow discord among Lebanese of all religions.

Erdogan as Turkey’s next president? Not so fast
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Selahattin Demirtas, the People’s Democracy Party’s candidate for president, may challenge Erdogan and push the election to a second round.

How did Islamic State proclaim the caliphate?
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, raised the organization from a local Iraqi group to the most powerful jihadist organization in the world.

Gaza s armed factions coordinate response to Israeli attacks
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has launched rockets into Israel over the past few days while Hamas turns a blind eye.

Turkey launches new probe into Erdogan rival for “plotting coup”
Al-Akhbar News 7 Jul 2014 – Turkish police have ordered a major new investigation into the movement run by an influential Muslim cleric locked in a feud with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over an alleged plot to overthrow the government, a report said on Monday. US-exiled Fethullah Gulen has long been…

Erdogan seeks to improve ties with Armenia, United States
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Following the announcement that he will run for president, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken steps to open the Alican border crossing with Armenia, not only to improve ties with Yerevan, but also those with Washington.

Baghdadi attacks Gulf leaders in taped sermon, world powers mull response to ISIS threat
Al-Akhbar Politics 7 Jul 2014 – An im
age grab taken from a propaganda video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media allegedly shows the leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of…

Lebanese Hezbollah unlikely to intervene in Iraq crisis
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Although some have expressed concerns that Hezbollah could intervene in Iraq to protect Shiite holy sites from Islamic State militants, a number of Lebanese politicians and sources close to Hezbollah dismiss this possibility.

Jordanian jihadist leader condemns ISIS caliphate
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Prominent jihadist and al-Qaeda figure Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi has called the Islamic State’s new caliphate a “rush job” and “illegitimate.”

Rafsanjani calls for Iran-Saudi cooperation against terror
Al-Monitor 7 Jul 2014 – Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has close a personal relationship with Saudi officials, has called on Saudi Arabia and Iran to confront terrorism together despite their rivalry.

Articles


Israel s self constructed image is crumbling
Sam Bahour, Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN)7/4/2014
The reignited cycle of violence in Palestine and Israel provides the Israeli government with exactly what it has been begging for months for, violence. However, for once, Israel may be facing a new fact of life as the sole military power in the conflict, it has the full ability to start a widespread campaign of violence, but it may no longer be the party who single-handedly decides how it ends. This particular round of violence has the potential to surprisingly end with political progress towards peace.
If this new, heartbreaking round of violence is what finally brings an end to the 46 years of Israeli military occupation, then the 11 Israelis and Palestinians who so brutally lost their lives this past two weeks would not have died in vain.
I refer not of the usual violence that the world has become numb to, such as 46 years of military occupation of Palestinians and their lands, nor the cries of desperation from Gaza that are stupidly expressed by misguided militants launching unguided, homemade-like projectiles indiscriminately into Israeli cities, but rather an escalation in violence that allows Israel to open the only playbook it knows in managing the conflict, one based on more violence.
This sad round of yet more Palestinian-Israeli violence is creating a nightmare scenario for the Israeli government. The extremist parts of the Jewish Israeli community and Jewish diaspora, particularly American Jews, are being seen in the open and across social media venues calling for Israel to ‘Kill all the Arabs’ and ‘Bomb Gaza into a parking lot’. Worse yet, Jewish Israelis are suspected of perpetrating a horrendous hate crime in Jerusalem, the murder, mutilation, and burning of a 16 year old Palestinian Jerusalemite who was walking home from morning prayers. The world is getting a peek into the Israel that Palestinians have been complaining about forever.
Shockingly, to the west, some of the violent outbursts coming out of Israel are being made by senior Israeli officials, including current ministers….more..e-mail

Will Hamas escalate?
Ahmed Al-Sayed, Gaza, Al-Ahram Weekly7/3/2014
As Israel ramps up air strikes, in retaliation for the murder of three settlers, responsibility for which Hamas denies, analysts weigh whether a major conflagration is immanent.
The discovery of the bodies of three young abducted Israeli settlers Monday night drew a strong rebuke seen in precision strikes on 34 targets mostly belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip overnight. A Palestinian from the group Hamas was also shot dead.
Meetings of the Israeli security cabinet ended up with no clear-cut decision on the scope of any further action in the coastal enclave, or in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army proposed considered and moderate actions against militants in the West Bank, officials said. Any sustained campaign there could undermine US-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.
Since three young settlers went missing near the settlement of Gush Etzion on 12 June, Israel and Hamas have been locked in a battle of wills that opened all possibilities from continual harassment to frontal attack.
No major Palestinian group has so far claimed the abduction of the settlers, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has no doubt in his mind. He blamed Hamas and waged a campaign of arrests against its members. Hamas, while denying the charges, may have encouraged a recent flurry of rocket shelling of southern Israeli settlements.
Israel, some say, is considering another no-holds-barred war against the Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza and the West Bank. Israeli officials are already on record saying that they will chase down anything that is green a reference to the colour of Hamas flags.more..e-mail

Portugal also warns citizens of business with settlements
European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP, Alternative Information Center7/3/2014
On Wednesday, 2 July, Portugal joined the list of European countries warning its citizens against doing business with illegal Israeli settlements. Another 10 European countries are expected to issue similar recommendations by the end of the week.
The warning, which appeared on Portugal s Foreign Ministry website, uses similar language adopted by France, Spain and Italy last week in warnings against doing business with illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and in the Golan Heights.
“Potential buyers and investors should be aware that a future peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, or between Israel and Syria, could have consequences for property they purchase or economic activities they promote in these settlements. In case of disputes, it could be very difficult for Member States to ensure national protection of their interests.
EU citizens and businesses should also be aware of the potential reputational implications of getting involved in economic and financial activities in settlements.” reads the warning from the Portuguese Foreign Ministry.
Last week France, Spain and Italy issued similar warnings.
In December last year the British government “issued guidance” on business involvement with illegal Israeli settlements, warning citizens against doing business with individuals or entities in Israeli settlements. Netherlands didn t publish warnings to business on the Foreign Ministry website, but their discouragement policy trough the official statements is publicly known. Germany posted very general information on the website of Federal Foreign Affair office about the illegality of Israeli settlements. — See also:Portugal: Full text of warningandGrowing number of European countries warns their citizens about the risk involved in trading with illegal Israeli settlementsmore..e-mail

UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS
Stuart Littlewood, Redress7/3/2014
“We ll continue dialogue and engage prayerfully
The UK Methodist conference has ducked the opportunity to e
xtend BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) to the whole of Israel. They are content to limit it to firms that operate in the illegally-occupied Palestinian territories for the time being.
They sidestepped a proposal to strengthen the church s commitment to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a peaceful and effective method to persuade the state of Israel to end its military occupation of the Palestinian territories& by applying BDS to Israel in addition to the illegal settlements . And they did so on a day when Israelis were ramping up their wildly disproportionate murder spree and collective punishment against Palestinians in response to the alleged kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers.
All talk, no action
A spokesperson for the church said: A Notice of Motion calling for Conference to look at adopting BDS at next year s conference was not passed and the original resolutions in the report were voted on.
What were those original resolutions?
The conference, mindful of the demands made by this work upon the Connexional Team and the resources of the whole Church, encourages the Methodist people to observe a period of two years (conferences of 2015 and 2016) before submitting memorials or notices of motion to the Conference on this or similar issues relating to Israel/Palestine that require further work or action.more..e-mail

Sacred Treason: Palestinian-Israeli Security Alliance
Palestine Chronicle: 7 Jul 2014 – By Vacy Vlazna A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. Cicero On May…more

Israel and the Palestinians
Dissident Voice: 7 Jul 2014 – Ever since the three Israeli teenagers went missing, police and army units have besieged Palestinian towns and villages in the area; their houses and shops have been ransacked and atrocities have been committed; Gaza has been bombed, and the death toll is still rising, yet international leaders have remained largely silent, when they all know that such reprisals amount to collective-punishment which is a War Crime. A young Palestinian boy, 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was abducted and killed in a suspected revenge attack by Israelis on July 2. See how Britain s prime minister reacted to his death.more

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