Category: Regional News

Israeli bomb hoaxer charged with trying to extort US Senator, threatening to kill ex-Pentagon official’s kids

Israel is refusing to extradite the man, who made threats to 2,000 different institutions around the world, schools, malls, police stations, hospitals and airlines… JVP’s Alissa Wise had earlier said that Trump’s suggestion that the JCC bomb threats could have been made by a Jew was “a truly disgusting form of victim-blaming…” Kaydar reported to have earned $240,000 from his threats…

Israel prevents Gazans from traveling for medical treatment, including children with cancer

Just 42% of Gazans were allowed to travel to Israel for medical treatment last December. Cancer rates among Palestinian children have increased by 40% since 2008, but their parents are sometimes told by Israel to become informants if they want their children to cross the border for treatment. Appointment delays for Palestinian patients are the highest they’ve ever been recorded.

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reports: On 19 March 2017, around midday, eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron looking for a toy he had lost, when a group of at least 15 soldiers seized him. Two soldiers grabbed the boy by the arms and dragged him to the al-Harika…

Powerful resignation letter by UN’s Rima Khalaf about removal of UN apartheid report

Khalaf writes that the UN report on Israeli apartheid was removed due to pressure by states who violate the rights of people going through a period of suffering unparalleled in their modern history… the flood of catastrophes today is the result of a stream of injustices that were either ignored, plastered over, or openly endorsed by powerful governments…”

Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People [Video]

From WHTT.org: Rev. Alex Awad, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of his mother, Huda Awad, who was left a widow with seven children in 1948, during the Zionist takeover of Palestine. Alex gives a look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict as a Palestinian Christian. Alex’s older brother, Bishara, founded the evangelical Christian college, Bethlehem Bible College in 1979. Alex served as the pastor at the East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Dean of Student Affairs at Bethlehem Bible College…