Horrific demolitions in the village of Attir Im el Hiran

Posted June 25, 2007, by & filed under Beduin, News.

On Monday, 25th June, the Israeli Government demolished 25 homes of Bedouins in the Negev, leaving over 150 men women and children homeless in the scorching desert. The government of Israel moved the family of Abu el Qian away from their ancestral lands in 1956, and placed them where they are now n in the… Read more »

Stop Arming Israel

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Despite ongoing human rights violations and the UK governmentis own export guidelines, the UK has consistently licensed exports to Israel for range of military equipment. The notorious F-16 fighter jets and Apache combat helicopters used by Israel to bomb Lebanese and Palestinian town, and to maintain the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian Territories, rely on… Read more »

Olmert Vows to “Push Ahead” with Convergence Plan

Posted June 18, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

After meeting President Jacques Chirac in France in June, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to push ahead with his contentious plan to redraw Israel’s borders with the Palestinians, unilaterally if necessary. “The plan is inevitable, it will be implemented, hopefully by agreement, but it will be implemented,” he told reporters. Olmert also insisted that… Read more »

Red Cross Report Says Israel Disregards Humanitarian Law

Posted May 16, 2007, by & filed under International, News.

By Steven Erlanger JERUSALEM, May 14 o The International Committee of the Red Cross, in a confidential report about East Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, accuses Israel of a igeneral disregardi for iits obligations under international humanitarian law o and the law of occupation in particular.i The committee, which does not accept Israelis annexation of… Read more »

Municipality Tears Down East Jerusalem Care Center for Disabled Children

Posted May 10, 2007, by & filed under House Demolitions, News.

The Jerusalem municipality destroyed a building in east Jerusalem on Tuesday that served as a residence for handicapped children. The center, in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the city’s north, was destroyed after the District Court declared it illegal. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) said seven children and two caregivers were asleep at… Read more »

World Bank Report – Israeli Occupation Policies Are for Benefit of Settler Expansion

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As part of its ongoing analytical work on Palestinian trade facilitation and economic revival, the World Bank released its latest report today, entitled Movement and Access Restrictions in the West Bank: Uncertainty and Inefficiency in the Palestinian Economy. Press Release World Bank: Sustainable Palestinian economic recovery impossible under West Bank restriction system While acknowledging Israel’s… Read more »