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Doctor: 90% of war casualties at Gaza hospital were civilians

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

Ninety percent of casualties brought to Gaza’s main hospital during Israel’s winter offensive against Hamas were civilians, according to a new book by one of Norway’s most famous and controversial physicians, Dr. Mads Gilbert.

The book, scheduled to be published this month under the title “I in Gaza,” recounts Gilbert’s experiences as a volunteer at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and focuses on individual stories by patients and medical staff.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1112493.htmlFor more on Mads Gilbert, type “Mads gilbert” in the search box on your right or visit https://israelpalestinenewscompiler.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/a-tribute-to-mads-gilbert/

Israeli troops fire teargas at Al Jazeera reporter

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

Israeli soldiers fired on Friday teargas at a reporter working for Al Jazeera English as she was covering the nonviolent weekly protest against the Annexation Wall in Bil’in village near Ramallah.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61589

Jacky Rowland was reporting Friday from the West Bank village of Bil’in, explaining to viewers about the separation fence and the weekly protests that take place there, when Israeli troops began firing tear gas at the protesters and then directly at her.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1112501.html

Education Min.: I won’t force Arab students to sing national anthem

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009

Responding to angry statements made on Monday by Arab educators threatening civil disobedience if Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar carries through with recently-announced plans to drop the word “Nakba” from Arab textbooks and to introduce classes on Jewish culture and history, Sa’ar sounded a conciliatory tone while visiting schools in the north on Tuesday.

For full article, visit http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1251804468620&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Some Israeli Arabs refuse to sing the anthem, Hatikva (“The Hope”), which contains the lines: “As long as deep in the heart a Jewish soul beats,” and “our 2,000-year-old hope of being a free nation in our land.”

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1111643.html

Father demands Red Cross to locate his detained young daughter

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009

Abu Ayman, father of Ghofran Al Zamel, who was kidnapped by the Israeli army four days ago, demanded the International Red Cross and other human rights groups to intervene and ask Israel to reveal the location where Ghofran is being detained and why she was kidnapped.

Ghofran is the youngest daughter of Abu Ayman. He told the Waed Society, which defends the rights of the detainees that the soldiers broke into his home at dawn and forced the family out before declaring that they came to arrest Ghofran. 

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61548

Red Crescent: Army fired at our medics as they to save the life of a wounded child”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009

Mo’tasem Awad, in charge of the International Humanitarian Law department at the Red Crescent stated that Israeli soldiers opened fire at Red Crescent medics while they were trying to approach a wounded child who died of his wounds.

The child, Mohammad Riyadh Nayef, 15, from al Jalazoun refugee camp, was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday after a round of live ammunition hit him in the chest.

Source: http://www.imemc.org/article/61549

Palestinian refugees protest Nahr al-Bared delay

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees staged a protest at the northern camp of Nahr al-Bared on Monday to oppose the government’s decision to delay the camp’s reconstruction. Protesters raised banners and called the Lebanese government, Palestinian factions and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to expedite the process of reconstruction. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) also protected the delay saying the refugees of Nahr al-Bared were shocked to hear about the slow-down of reconstruction. “This shows that someone is standing in the way of our people’s interests and covering their actions with false excuses” the DFLP said. It has been reported that the delay could be due to the discovery of Roman ruins underneath the camp site, which was reduced to rubble in 2007 following clashes between the Lebanese Army and the Al-Qaeda inspired Fatah al-Islam militant group.

Source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=105954

Beachfront exhibit mimics West Bank Apartheid Wall

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009
The wall (Photo: Shelly Federman)

The wall (Photo: Shelly Federman)

“I deal with architectural violence, with the material itself –- with concrete and with the correlation between concrete and Israeli architecture, which to me, represents the Israeli aggressiveness. It this case –- the concrete has a military context.”

For full article, visit http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3770152,00.html

Hasan Abu Nimah: An impossible reconciliation

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009
Palestinians in Gaza wearing masks of Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh call for unity between the feuding groups. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)
Palestinians in Gaza wearing masks of Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh call for unity between the feuding groups. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)
One major stumbling block has been hundreds of Hamas political detainees held in Palestinian Authority and Fatah-controlled prisons in the West Bank. (The Palestinian Authority routinely denied such arrests, although Abbas announced that 200 Hamas prisoners would be freed on the occasion of the start of Ramadan.) Hamas also demands that Fatah security forces supplied, trained and supervised by US General Keith Dayton halt their crackdown on resistance fighters from Hamas as part of the American-backed plan for crushing any form of resistance to Israeli occupation.

This really is the heart of the matter. Hamas is in effect asking its Fatah/Palestinian Authority (PA) opponent to abandon its primary role undertaken as part of its “peace strategy” and its commitments to the so-called “international community,” the Quartet roadmap, as well as the Dayton plan. Fatah and the PA apparatus it controls adheres to this US-sponsored anti-resistance strategy as the primary condition for the continuation of international financing for the PA.

Palestinian child suspected of hurling firebombs shot and killed near Ramallah

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 1, 2009

The child, Mohammad Riyadh Nayef, 15, from Al Jalazoun refugee camp, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, was seriously wounded after the army claimed that he and other youths hurled stones at military jeeps.

The army also fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, at several residents and medics who rushed to evacuate the wounded; two medics were wounded and were moved to Sheikh Zayed hospital in Ramallah.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/61536

Israel Defense Forces troops early Tuesday shot and killed a Palestinian youth suspected of hurling firebombs near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Channel 10 reported. 

The youth was shot during clashes with troops, who were searching the area for Palestinians who had earlier thrown Molotov cocktails at the fence bordering the settlement of Beit El.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1111609.html

A teenage terrorist, son of a senior member of the Al Aqsa Brigades terrorist branch of the Fatah party, was killed and two others were wounded in an attack near Beit El in Samaria late Monday night. No Israelis were wounded.

Border Police spotted the trio approaching the David neighborhood in Beit El, located north of Jerusalem, with firebombs. The policemen opened fire, killing the young terrorist and wounding the other two, who escaped.

For full article, visit http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133205

 

Israeli army kidnaps 7 Palestinians from southern West Bank village

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 31, 2009

The Israeli army kidnapped 7 Palestinian men during an overnight invasion of the village of Beit Ummar, close to Hebron in the southern West Bank, on Monday.

Source: http://www.imemc.org/article/61532