Breaking the Silence about Israel’s occupation of Hebron

8 October 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Former Israeli soldiers exposing the brutality of the occupation of the West Bank face fresh challenges

The National – 8 October 2018

Ido Even-Paz switched on his body camera as his tour group decamped from the bus in Hebron. The former Israeli soldier wanted to document any trouble we might encounter in this, the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank.

Continue reading

PCHR: 10 Palestinian Civilians Killed and 187 Civilians Wounded, Including 27 Children, Physician and Turkish Journalist, by Israeli Forces in the oPt…

10 October 2015 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Press Release

Ref: 63/2015

Time: 09:00 GMT 

10 Palestinian Civilians Killed and 187 Civilians Wounded, Including 27 Children, Physician and Turkish Journalist, by Israeli Forces in the oPt;

Seven of the Victims Were Killed in the Gaza Strip in Few Hours  

Continue reading

Anonymous warns Israel: ‘No one cuts Gaza internet on our watch!’

15 November, 2012

An Israeli protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. (AFP Photo / David Buimovitch)

An Israeli protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. (AFP Photo / David Buimovitch)

The hacktivist group Anonymous is angry at Israel, and not just for launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza. Members say the Israeli government “crossed a line in the sand” when it threatened to sever internet and other telecommunications in Gaza.

In a press statement published online, Anonymous issued a warning to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the Israeli government, ordering them to not shut down the internet in the occupied territories and to cease and desist from their“terror upon the innocent people of Palestine.”

Continue reading

As In Serbia And Elsewhere, U.S. And NATO Target Media In Libya

31 July 2011 — All Voices

As in Serbia and elsewhere NATO and U.S. target media in Libya

When Gadaffi targets journalists it is a crime as suggested in this article.

But when NATO intervenes and bombs media outlets killing journalists there is little outrage. Libya has reported that three journalists were killed in a NATO air strike on state television.

Continue reading

Palestine’s ‘last village’ faces the bulldozers: Lifta to make way for Jewish vacation homes By Jonathan Cook

8 July, 2011 — Global Research

On a rocky slope dropping steeply away from the busy main road at the entrance to West Jerusalem is to be found a scattering of ancient stone houses, empty and clinging precariously to terraces hewn from the hillside centuries ago.

Continue reading

Israel hides behind ‘armed conflict’ By Julia Romasevych

17 September, 2010 — Radio Netherlands Worldwide

The Israeli military failed to investigate the killings of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories between 2006 and 2009, according to a report by an Israeli human rights group.

B’Tselem claims that Israeli soldiers who kill Palestinian civilians are almost never held accountable which creates a climate of impunity.

The problem is largely created by the Israeli Supreme Court, which classified the situation in the occupied territories as an ‘armed conflict’. This is in contradiction with the principles of international law.

Continue reading

Settlement trade in the spotlight By Simon Natas

16 August, 2010 — JNews

When BDS activists target companies that profit directly from the occupation and are prosecuted, the illegality of the settlements will become an issue

London, UK – The acquittal this week of four London-based activists for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) raises profound issues for traders in products which originate from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The case also poses challenging questions for the UK authorities, who have failed to confront the legal and moral problems surrounding settlement trade. In September and December last year, the activists entered a shop selling products from cosmetics company Ahava in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden in London, and locked themselves to oil drums filled with concrete. In both cases, the shop was forced to cease trading for several hours.

As a result, the activists were charged with offences under s.68 and s.69 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. The section 68 offence, known as aggravated trespass, is committed where the accused trespasses on land and does something intended to obstruct or disrupt any lawful activity.

Continue reading

Settlement trade in the spotlight By Simon Natas

16 August, 2010 — JNews

When BDS activists target companies that profit directly from the occupation and are prosecuted, the illegality of the settlements will become an issue

London, UK – The acquittal this week of four London-based activists for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) raises profound issues for traders in products which originate from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The case also poses challenging questions for the UK authorities, who have failed to confront the legal and moral problems surrounding settlement trade. In September and December last year, the activists entered a shop selling products from cosmetics company Ahava in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden in London, and locked themselves to oil drums filled with concrete. In both cases, the shop was forced to cease trading for several hours.

As a result, the activists were charged with offences under s.68 and s.69 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. The section 68 offence, known as aggravated trespass, is committed where the accused trespasses on land and does something intended to obstruct or disrupt any lawful activity.

Continue reading

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) welcomes landmark EU court ruling, calls for intensifying grassroots BDS

15 March, 2010 – http://bdsmovement.net/

Palestine- 15 March: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC) welcomes the long overdue ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that Israeli products originating from Israel’s colonial settlements built on Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) do not qualify for preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel trade agreement [1]. According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, all Israeli colonies are illegal and constitute war crimes. The BNC calls on all 27 member states of the European Union to implement the court’s findings in full and without delay, as a first step towards a full ban on Israeli colonies’ products. We also urge the citizens and civil society groups of European Union member states to pressure their respective governments and the EU leadership to abide by this landmark decision and enforce its implementation.

Continue reading