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Israeli arms company and UK government “running scared” from accusation of war crimes by rooftop protestors

 

Sireen Khudairi was stopped by Israeli soldiers on her way home from university. After four months she was released. There had been no trial. When she asked the interrogators what she was accused of, the answer was «That you have to tell us». She thinks the detention is for some «left»­activity. When released she was immediately wanted again, and after 3 months she was again jailed for one week, this time in full isolation in an underground cell.

Occupied Palestine, January 25, 2015

To: Syriza and the Greek people

As the Palestinian Land Defense Coalition, a network of local committees, farmers, workers, women and youth, we congratulate Syriza and the Greek people for the victory in today's elections.

On January 18th, 2015, Canada's Foreign Minister, John Baird, was the target of a lively protest during his visit to Ramallah, a Palestinian city located 10km away from Jerusalem. The demonstration gathered around two hundred people.

On January 2, Palestinian activists discovered the fields of Khirbet Twael where covered with different types of explosive devices. The discovery was made as they were implementing a land reclamation activity in the lands owned by many families from the villages of Aqraba and Khirbet Twael.

Along with the International Campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund, Stop The Wall Campaign, the Palestinian Farmers’ Union, the Land Defense Coalition and the municipality of Aqraba organized a day of voluntary work to plant olive trees in Khirbet Twaiel, east of Aqraba in Nablus district. Khirbet Twaiel is targeted for destruction and evacuation by the occupation forces and is suffering repeated settler attacks. Last year, Israeli forces have come eight times to destroy houses and animals shelters in the community.

In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

 

The assassination of Ziad Abu Ein must trigger a new phase in the Palestinian political agenda that confronts the Israeli occupation and apartheid project head on.

 

The Israeli occupation continued their crimes and violations of human rights on a daily bases against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

 

Palestinian organizations thank Rio Grande do Sul for cutting relations with Elbit. 

In response to the landmark decision of the government of Rio Grande do Sul to announce the cancellation of the Memorandum of Understanding with Elbit Systems, Palestinian representatives handed over a letter welcoming the decision and thanking the government and civil society in Rio Grande do Sul.

For more information, please read the letter below: 

The representatives of city and local governments, as well as of civil society organizations who gathered in Seville during the International Conference of Governments and Civil Society Organizations in Support of Palestinian Rights, organized by the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity(FAMSI), the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP),United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Junta of Andalusia, with the collaboration of the Parliament of Andalusia, where the event took place, have issued the "Olive

Occupied Palestine, 03 December 2014 - The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has cancelled a major collaboration deal with Israeli military company Elbit Systems in the wake of protests over the firm’s role in oppression of Palestinians.

Brazilian social movements and trade unions and Palestinian groups had called on authorities to cancel the deal over Elbit’s role in the construction of Israel’s illegal apartheid Wall in the occupied West Bank and its close relationship with the Israeli military.

BARCLAYS branches across the country were forced to close after pro-Palestine activists staged sit-in demonstrations today.


The protests were in response to the bank's holdings in Israel's largest military company which provided drones used in recent deadly strikes on Gaza.
The flagship Barclays branch in Piccadilly Circus closed three hours early as 35 people from London's Palestine Action network held a sit-in occupation.

 

In Jerusalem, the daily confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces continued in the old city, Shu’fat, Mount of Olives, Silwan, Al Isawiya, Beit Hanina, Athouri, Shu’fat refugee camp, Sur Baher and Jabal Al Mukaber,

6 Palestinians have been killed and 900 arrested in Jerusalem since July this year. Only during November, 111 of the people have been arrested in Jerusalem and thousands injured.

The Israeli occupation has escalated its crimes against the Palestinian people and their properties with attacks that range from stealing lands, to ever more brutal racist assaults by settlers and a never ending series of racist legal and administrative actions approved and implemented by the occupation government, especially in Jerusalem. Below is a summary of some of these attacks that have been documented.

Jerusalem:

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that works to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, warmly salutes all those organizing events and actions to mark the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

 

The City of Terrassa, a city of more than 215,000 inhabitants in the province of Barcelona, has agreed to join the BDS Movement approving an initiative of Initiative for Catalonia Greens - Unite

For 25 years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. On the West Bank the Israleli aparted Wall is still standing strong. 

 

Dozens of Palestinian activists crossed Israel's illegal apartheid wall in the West Bank on Friday near the Qalandiya checkpoint as part of a series of protest actions to demonstrate solidarity with Jerusalem.

Activists used makeshift ramps and ladders and cut through barbed wire to climb over the apartheid wall near Qalandiya military checkpoint, which is at least six meters in height.

The action was part of a campaign entitled #On2Jerusalem that was organized by the Popular Resistance Committees.

Palestinian activists affiliated with local popular resistance committees in the villages northwest of Jerusalem on Saturday broke open a hole in the separation wall to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"No matter how high walls are built, they will fall. Just as the Berlin Wall fell, the wall in Palestine will fall, along with the occupation," the popular committees said in a statement.

With this statement the organizations Paz con Dignidad and Biladi wish to show our deepest and most heartfelt solidarity with our colleague Jamal Jumá, coordinator of Stop the Wall, in the light of the events occurred on 11th October when the Jordanian authorities on the border with the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) denied him permission to enter the Kingdom of Jordan, to take part in a political tour that he was going to hold in The Basque Country from the 13th to 17th October, whilst in possession of a Schengen visa that authorised him to travel to Europe for a yea

Te Palestinian company ASSIA Consulting Engineers has sent a letter to the Stop the Wall Campaign announcing their withdrawal from all of the projects to the Israeli civil administration in Bet Eil. The company further assures their commitment to work together against the expulsion of the Bedouin communities of the West Bank. This is a major step to unify the Palestinian efforts on the ground and to support the steadfastness of the Palestinian people on their land.

 

See a translation of the full text of the letter below.

 

Last Saturday, in Surif, south of Hebron, another action of collective olive harvesting was organized. Many volunteers, including local farmers, international activists and a bus of volunteers from Acre, picked olives in burning sunshine. The farmers cultivating the land of Surif, near Hebron, can look back at a continuous and successful struggle for the rights to their land.

More Than 60,000 Signatories, Including Nobel Prize Laureates, Celebrities and Religious Organizations, Call For Military Embargo on Israel Ahead of Gaza Donors Conference - Signatories Include Desmond Tutu, Roger Waters, Alice Walker, Michael Ondaatje, Brian Eno, Mira Nair and Mike Leigh
 

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