For the past six weeks, Israel has been sending paramilitary police forces to raid the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya every evening. The raids, a severe form of collective punishment, have left one young Palestinian dead and hundreds wounded.
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A succession of Israeli demolitions this month has left dozens of Palestinians homeless – with winter approaching – or without work. Let’s make our legislators aware of and accountable for this never-ending travesty.
Some tombstone in an East Jerusalem cemetery contained the words “graves of martyrs of the Intifada of Jerusalem.” This was objectionable to Israeli forces, so they raided the cemetery in the middle of the night an broke the tombstones to pieces. That’s how it works under occupation.
The Palestinian Directorate of Education organized a celebration to honor retired Palestinian teachers, but Israeli forces raided the event and sent everyone home.
As with every year, Israel issued a number of permits for West Bank and Gaza Christians to enter Jerusalem during Easter. But then it imposed a week-long closure on the occupied territories for the Jewish Passover holiday, which coincided with Easter celebrations, thus deeming all permits void for this week.
A Jewish Israeli eyewitness to this week’s anti-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of racism.
Jewish Israeli extremists arrived ready to rumble Thursday night, in a planned protest march to “restore Jewish dignity” by “breaking the faces of Arabs.” Israeli forces supported their efforts.
A Palestinian couple follows Israeli soldier’s orders; one ends up in the morgue, the other in the hospital. Israeli military opened fire on their car near a checkpoint in Palestinian Territory, not Israel.
Dear Christians, let us never forget that the root of our faith is in Palestine, a real place that faces real suffering. Here is a glimpse of one family’s Gethsemane, and a call to stay awake.
A Palestinian father in East Jerusalem had to tear down his home after he received a demolition order from Israeli authorities. He said: “I built the house stone by stone and slowly completed it.” Israeli claimed it was ‘too near the US Embassy.’ See video of the demolition…