What else is new? Israeli police shot nineteen-year-old Samer Qawasmi after an alleged stabbing attack, then left him to bleed to death.
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Ha’aretz’s correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification after the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East. He reports that this critical act, which for 50 years has prevented peace, was not a result of strategic planning or motivated by existential national need…
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.
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.
Thursday proved deadly for Palestinians, in a year that has seen more Palestinian deaths in the West Bank than any year since UN record-keeping began.
Israeli settlers kidnapped & assaulted a 14-year-old girl for hours, then left her on the side of the road. When family members went to the Israeli police for help, they refused and attacked Nourhan’s uncle.
US media rarely report on the Jewish extremism in Israel that plays a significant role in the country. When a woman recently refused to move to the back of the bus, a group of 20 men began verbally berating her; when she still refused to leave her seat they began physically assaulting her and prevented her from calling the police.