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Today, January 29 2013 the military court of the occupation forces had scheduled their second hearing since the arrest of the human rights defender and Stop the Wall youth coordinator Hassan Karajah.

Hassan once again was denied to see either his lawyer or his family and only after Hassan left the court room his lawyer was allowed to enter and to present his objection to the previous extension of Hassan´s detention. No decision was communicated today.

 

Hassan Karajah is currently held in the Jalameh Interrogation Center. He has been reportedly beaten by occupation forces and his detention has been extended for 12 days, without access to his lawyer.

 

In the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 23rd January 2013, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested Hassan Yasser Karajeh, a 29 years old youth activist in the Stop the Wall Campaign, violently breaking into his home in the West Bank village of Safa, west of Ramallah.

This new arrest of Stop the Wall staff comes as Palestinian popular resistance against the increasing Israeli settlement construction and forcible expulsion of Palestinian communities is gathering pace.

 

Tuesday 15\Jan\2013 The Israeli Occupation Forces killed Today Sameer Awad 17 years old, from Budros village near Ramallah.

 

Sameer was Shot with four live Bullets to his cheast and legs, when the Occupation Forces started shooting live bullests and tear gas bombs toward the people who were protesting against the settlements and the Apartheid wall which was built on their land. 

 

Eyewitnesses report that Sameer at the time of his shooting was running away from the soldiers.

 hundreds of occupation forces raided the Bab Al Shams village, destroyed the tents and beat up the activists, who have set the tents in an attempt to stop the occupation seizer of the land to expand illegal nearby settlements in an area Israel refers to as E1.

 

Yesterday, Friday 11 January 2013, Palestinian activists sought to protect land under threat from Israeli settlements. Coordinated by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti Apartheid Wall And Settlements Campaign (Stop the Wall) and Popular Committees against the Wall, around 250 activists from all over the West Bank set up a village of 25 protest tents in the E1 Area close to East Jerusalem.

 

JORDAN VALLEY, December 31, 2012 (WAFA) – The Israeli military ordered more than 1000 Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley to leave their homes for 48 hours to allow the army to conduct military exercise in that area, an official said Monday.
Aref Daragmeh, head of Wadi al-Maleh village council, told WAFA that the army informed the famlies living in Wadi al-Maleh, Ein Hilwa, Wadi al-Faw and al-Burj to leave their homes by Wednesday because the army wants to conduct military training in their area.

JERUSALEM, January 1, 2013 (WAFA) – Workers from the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality Tuesday demolished a Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawieh under the pretext it was built without a permit, according to the house owner.

Ahmad Issawi, 40, told WAFA that the workers brought a bulldozer and proceeded to demolish the 145-square meter house, which was still under construction. A police force provided cover for the bulldozer during the demolition.

 

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has excluded three companies from its $20 billion investment portfolio on responsible investment grounds.

 

Occupation forces suppressed the weekly demonstration of Kufr Qaddum, east Qalqiliya district, against the Israeli settlements and demanded the occupation authorities to open the main entrance of the village, which has been closed for more than 10 years. The Israeli suppression of the demonstration led to several injuries with suffocation and people fainting as a result of toxic tear gas.

 

Occupation forces demolished Tuesday morning the mosque of al-Mafqara east of Yatta and south of Hebron for the second time in a row for two year on Tuesday the 4th of December.

Ratib al-Jabour, from Yatta grassroots committee, told the Palestinian news agency (Wafa) that “the occupation forces raided al-Mafqara in the dawn and demolished the mosque which was larger than 120 square meters”.

Occupied Palestine – On the eve of the International Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, 52 international notables issued a statement calling for “urgent … international action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against Israel.” Though directly motivated by Israel’s latest war of aggression against the 1.6 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip, the statement is also a reaction to Israel’s decades-old military occupation and persistent denial of the UN-sanctioned rights of the Palestinia

The Palestinian Authority would be “traitors” if they agreed to a condition the UK is seeking to impose in exchange for agreeing to  support Palestine upgrading its membership in the UN. So said Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestine Center for Human Rights (PCHR) at a meeting with lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in Gaza City today.

 

The legitimate and rightful weekly demonstration of the Palestinian continued this Friday against the occupation, the apartheid wall, & the settlements.

Youth and foreign solidarity activists in Nabi Saleh was wounded by rubber bullets, after Israeli occupation forces suppressed the protest march of the village, north-west of Ramallah, against the settlement and confiscation of Palestinian land.

As a result of the Israeli aggression on Gaza protest demonstrations and solidarity marches was arranged all over the West Bank – From Jenin in the north to Hebron in the south. Once again the occupation forces of Israel suppressed the popular resistance of the Palestinians.

Let’s stand together in solidarity with Gaza!

Let’s build solidarity for a free Palestine!

Probably never before have the last weeks of preparation for a WSF event been marked by such a strong sense of urgency and importance: Now more than ever we need to stand together, organize and show the strength of global solidarity with Palestine!

Activists block the entrance to G4S’ offices in Oslo.
(Norwegian Palestine Committee)

Early this morning, a group of activists from the Palestine Committee of Norway blocked the entrance to the offices of the security firm G4S in Oslo. The activists demanded that G4S stop all activities that contribute to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The blockade adds weight to a petition — signed by 21 Norwegian organizations — which was presented to G4S management last week.

The Palestine Committee writes in a press release:

GAZA, November 21, 2012 (WAFA) – The ongoing war on Gaza Wednesday resulted in the killing of five Palestinians and the injury of several others, some seriously, raising the death toll to 163, according to local sources.

They said three Palestinians, a father and his son and daughter, were killed and another was critically injured in an Israeli strike that targeted a residential area in al-Saftawi, north of Gaza.

The family, Talal, Ayman, and Abeer al Asali were standing near the house when the missile hit them. The injured were transferred to hospital for treatment.

From Norway – in solidarity
Gaza demonstrations November 17th

The Palestine Committee of Norway arranged several big and small demonstrations in support for our friends in Palestine, and especially the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, Saturday November 17th. In the main cities, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Tromsø, Lillehammer, Hamar, Narvik, but also in smaller towns, people met to condemn the attacks, the bombing, the killings of civilians, but also to protest against the Israeli occupation.

The slogans for the day were:
Stop Israelis terror on Gaza
End the blockade

Israel turns once again its criminal military machine with all its might against the population in the Gaza Strip. Four years after the terrible crimes committed by Israel in the brutal attack on Gaza, which during only three weeks in 2008/9 has costs the lives of over 1400 Palestinians, the besieged Strip is again under full attack of Israeli airstrikes. Already almost 100 people have been killed and over 500 injured.

GAZA, November 20, 2012 (WAFA) – The death toll of Palestinians killed in seven days of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip reached 113 on Tuesday, a large number of them are children and women, and three killed in early hour strikes on and around Gaza City.

Medical sources said two people were killed, including a farmer from Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, when Israeli warplanes fired missiles at agricultural land in the area.

Another Palestinian was killed and his son injured in an air raid on al-Mighraga area, south of the Gaza Strip, sources at Shifa hospital said.

19.11.2012. Approximately 100 of the popular resistance activists and foreigners showing their solidarity cut open 30 meters of the fence belonging to the apartheid wall in Rafat, in the Ramallah and al-Bireh region, and raised the Palestinian flag.
The coordinator for Stop the Wall, Ahad Khawaja, said that the activist afterwards tried to close the settler road of Ofra, and that the Israeli army responded by shooting live rounds at the demonstrators.

GAZA, November 19, 2012 (WAFA) – The number of Palestinians who were killed in the ongoing Israeli attacks launched against the Gaza Strip for the Sixth day in a row since November 14 reached 90, with more than 900 injuries; mostly children, women and elderly.

Israeli air forces targeted al-Dallou family house in Nasser neighborhood, in the city of Gaza, killing 11 members of them. Ambulance crews pulled the bodies from under the rubble and recognized the dead as Sulafa, Samah and Tahani al-Dallou, 50, 25, 46, and Abdullah and Amena al-Mizner, 23, 83.

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