Israel-Palestine News Compiler

The Israeli military kidnaps four civilians and attack kindergarten near Hebron

Posted in Arrests, Detentions, Kidnappings, The West Bank by beyondtheborder on April 16, 2009

Local sources said Israeli troops invaded the village of Beit Ruosh, near Hebron, and searched homes. Troops left the village after kidnapping four teenagers. Another force attacked the village of Saffa, where troops searched homes, storming and ransacking a local kindergarten. The villagers said Israeli troops removed a Palestinian flag on the roof of the kindergarten before leaving.

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Israeli military attacks Nablus, kidnaps seven civilians

Posted in Arrests, Detentions, Kidnappings, The West Bank by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

Witnesses reported troops searched and ransacked a number of homes before taking the seven men to unknown detention camps.

Among those kidnapped were Abdullah Al Dirie, 21, Ahmad Al Massri, 19, Fadi Salem, 18, and Yazan Al Assi, 16, the local sources added.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59840

Motorola drops bomb fuse unit following boycott campaign

Posted in Activism, BDS Campaign by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Motorola has sold a controversial unit that produced bomb fuses and other equipment for the Israeli military, according to the Israeli financial newspaper Globes. The sale rids Motorola of some activities that had made it the target of a growing boycott in the US and worldwide. No explanation was offered in the media reports for the sale by Motorola Israel — a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola — of its unit called Government Electronics Department (GED) to the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.

The sale came just days after a 30 March protest in Brooklyn by The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) kicking off a city-wide campaign to boycott Motorola over its support for Israeli apartheid. Ryvka Bar Zohar from NYCBI commented, “We are heartened that Motorola has eliminated at least its production of bomb fuses for bombs that Israel dropped on the Palestinian and Lebanese people. But we will continue our campaign to boycott Motorola until it is clear that it has eliminated production and sale of all products used to support Israeli apartheid.”

For full article, visit http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10450.shtml