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Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) have arrested nearly 470 Palestinians since 18 October 2011 , when 477 Palestinian political prisoners were released in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as part of the first phase of the prisoner exchange deal concluded by the Israeli government and Hamas authorities.
I find it strange that the military judges could call our demonstrations illegal and charge me for participating in and organizing them after the world’s highest legal body, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, has ruled that Israel’s wall within the occupied territories is illegal and must be dismantled. Even the Israeli supreme court ruled that the Wall’s route in Bil’in is illegal.
By Stephen Lendman* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz With peace talks underway in Washington; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt; Jerusalem; then New York, Israel, almost daily, commits crimes of war and against humanity. Some of the latest include: air strikes against Gaza, killing two Palestinian civilians in another one; peaceful protesters attacked in Gaza and the West [...]
By Haitham Sabbah | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Congratulations to all football lovers, the countdown has finally come to end and now we can all watch the new edition of the World Cup. Football was always one of the few things that brings the world together. Well, everyone but Israel. It seems that Israel has [...]
Message by Desmond Tutu on behalf of The Elders On the Occasion of the Fifth Annual Bil’in Conference on Popular Resistance. Dear Friends, On behalf of the Elders, I send warm greetings to all of you attending the Bil’in Fifth Annual Conference on Popular Resistance. We are sorry that we could not be with you [...]
By Jamal Dajani* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The Israeli government’s recent announcement of Army order No. 1,650 was just the latest act of provocation in a series of calculated measures to derail any possible resumption of peace negotiations. Under this new draconian measure, anyone who doesn’t have a “permit” to be in the West [...]
To date, twenty Palestinians, ten of them minors, were killed while protesting the Wall. 20. 5 June 2009: Yousef ‘Akil’ Tsadik Srour, 36 Shot in the chest with 0.22 calibre live ammunition during a demonstration against the Wall in Ni’lin. 19. April 17, 2009: Basem Abu Rahme, age 29 Shot in the chest with a [...]
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3-VlGTDBXw At dawn today the Israeli occupation army raided the village of Bil’in. At 2am a military force composed of a number of military jeeps and approximately 50 soldiers, abducted Hamouda Imad Yassin (16) and Ibrahim Khalil Yassin (16). After searching their homes they were taken to an unknown destination. It has only [...]
By Amira Hass* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz There is an internal document that has not been leaked, or perhaps has not even been written, but all the forces are acting according to its inspiration: the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces, Border Police, police, and civil and military judges. They have found the true enemy [...]
Jody McIntyre* writing from Bilin, occupied West Bank | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Earlier this year, Khamis Fathi Abu Rahmah, 27, was shot in the head with a high-velocity tear gas canister while participating in a nonviolent demonstration against Israel’s wall in the occupied West Bank near the village of Bilin. Israeli soldiers used the [...]
By Sam Bahour* RAMALLAH, West Bank — At long last, a spotlight is shining on Palestinian nonviolent efforts to throw off the Israeli occupation. A visit by a group of high profile “Elders” last month to the Palestinian village of Bil’in in the West Bank, and the barrier running through it, bathed our landscape in [...]
By Haitham Sabbah The Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering live event from near the village of Bilin. Israeli forces also shoot two demonstrators with live ammunition in the West Bank village of Ni’lin. Eyewitnesses reported that the Army began to shoot live ammunition towards demonstrators. David [...]
The row over a racist advert of Cellcom – an Israeli mobile phone operator, which shows Israel Occupation Forces soldiers playing football with Palestinians on both sides of the Apartheid Wall, continues. In the Cellcom advert, IOF soldiers on patrol along the Wall stop their army jeep when it is hit by a soccer ball [...]
Report by Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Apartheid Wall and Settlements Demonstrators marched today after the Friday prayer carrying Palestinian flags and banners calling to end the Israeli occupation, stop the wall and settlement building, stop land confiscation and settler attacks, closures and roadblocks, and the release of all detainees. The demonstration was joined by [...]
Warning: Parental Guidance Suggested! June 13 2008 – A young man from Bilin was shot with live rounds during the weekly Bilin Protest. Ibrahim Burnat who was shot in his right thigh was taken directly to Sheik Zaid Hospital in Ramallah and was described by doctors as being in critical condition. Ibrahim posed no threat [...]
PRESS RELEASE BY LUISA MORGANTINI Vice President of the European Parliament (GUE/NGL) ITALIAN JUDGE INJURED BY ISRAELI ARMY IN PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE WALL, IN BIL’IN (WEST BANK) Bil’in, (West Bank) 6th June 2008 A demonstration against the wall in Bil’in, a Palestinian village close to Ramallah, just concluded the Third Annual Conference (2nd-4th June) [...]
Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, was shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli terrorist forces during a peaceful protest in Bil’in. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis More than 20 activists were wounded when IOF fired rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at protesters marking three years of struggle against the [...]
Abdullah Abu Rahme from the Popular Committee of Bil’in was shot in the head by a rubber-coated steel bullet yesterday at the weekly Bil’in demonstration.
[Image by Ben Heine] ISM Media Alerts Victory for the residents of Bil’in village 4th September 2007: Following popular non-violent resistance through joint struggle between Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, a court decision has been made in favor of the petition by Bilin village to change the current route of the Apartheid Wall. The court [...]
Israeli Friends of Bil’in is a group composed of Israeli individuals and organizations who oppose the construction of Israel’s “separation fence” on the land of the Palestinian village of Bil’in, and of the construction of the Israeli settlement of Matityau East, also on the village’s land. They have written a letter addressed to the consulates [...]
[Excellent reading especially on Passover] By. Benny Ziffer Ha’aretz (only in the Hebrew Edition, not in their English Edition): “There is nothing festive in this posting. Passover, shmassover, I hate the holidays because while we celebrate, while us Jews babble slogans about freedom, and fantasize that we are a miserable enslaved nation, we are in [...]
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