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Israeli settlers shoot West Bank Palestinian

May 26th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian men carry a wounded protester on a stretcher after clashes with settlers in the West BankA Palestinian was shot and wounded on Saturday in clashes with Jewish settlers from the hardline Yitzhar settlement in the northern West Bank, witnesses and an AFP journalist said.

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Army arrests 100 women in West Bank village (AFP)

April 8th, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian Fawziya Awad, 70, sits with her husband Salim Awad, 75, in the West Bank village of Awarta following her release after arrest by the Israeli army. More than 100 women, some elderly, were arrested in a military raid and placed in a camp where fingerprints and DNA samples were taken as troops hunted the killers of an Israeli settler family.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)AFP – Israeli troops stormed Awarta village in the northern West Bank on Thursday, arresting more than 100 women as they hunted the killers of an Israeli family, officials said.

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Jewish-Arab director shot dead in northern West Bank (AFP)

April 4th, 2011 Comments off

Young Palestinian people act in a production of Lewis Carroll?s play ?Alice in Wonderland? in the Freedom Theatre in Jenin in February. The theatre's director Juliano Mer-Khamis was shot dead on Monday by unknown gunmen.(AFP/File/Saif Dahlah)AFP – Unknown gunmen shot dead a well-known Jewish-Arab actor and director on Monday in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian police and medics said.

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Settlers attack West Bank village after demolitions (AFP)

February 28th, 2011 Comments off

Settlers walk in the illegal Jewish outpost of Havat Gilad in 2009. Settlers attacked a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, fire-bombing a house and injuring two children on Monday, officials said, apparently to protest demolitions in a settlement.(AFP/File/Menahem Kahana)AFP – Settlers attacked a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, fire-bombing a house and injuring two children on Monday, officials said, apparently to protest demolitions in a settlement.

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Israeli heroism

May 20th, 2010 Comments off

“Six women and their children from the village of Araba, northern West Bank, were detained by Israeli troops on Tuesday evening.” (thanks Olivia)

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West Bank mosque fire ‘was most likely arson’ (AFP)

May 7th, 2010 Comments off

A Palestinian worshipper cries inside a burnt mosque in the West Bank village of Lubban Ash-Sharqiya.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)AFP – Investigations have shown that arson was the most likely cause of a fire at a mosque in the northern West Bank, Israeli firefighters who probed the incident said on Friday.

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Two cars torched in West Bank, Palestinians blame settlers (AFP)

April 16th, 2010 Comments off

Palestinian children looked at a burnt car in the Palestinian village of Jinsafut, which is located near several settlements, in the northern West Bank. Two cars were torched in the northern West Bank on Friday in what Palestinian security services say is the latest of several attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied territory.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)AFP – Two cars were torched in the northern West Bank on Friday in what Palestinian security services say is the latest of several attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied territory.

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Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in West Bank (AFP)

March 21st, 2010 Comments off

Israeli police stand guard the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers have shot and killed two Palestinians at an army check post near the northern West Bank city of Nablus after they tried to stab a soldier.(AFP/Abbas Momani)AFP – Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians Sunday at an army check post near the northern West Bank city of Nablus after they tried to stab a soldier, an army spokeswoman said.

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"… Avatar portrays the occupation … Israel sits forcefully on lands that belong to others …"

February 4th, 2010 Comments off
Israel-avatar

LATimes Blog/ here

“… Mer-Khamis confirmed the incident and added in the newspaper Maariv: “No one dares to make the real analogy. ‘Avatar’ is one of the bravest films made. It portrays the occupation, but people aren’t making the analogy. Many would like to be like the blue people but don’t understand the meaning. This is why people got angry at the movie theater. It is no secret that I think the Israelis are occupiers and the Palestinians occupied. Israel sits forcefully on lands that belong to others and this is exactly what the movie is talking about.”
Mer-Khamis also suggests distributing the movie in the Palestinian town of Jenin. His choice of Jenin of all Palestinian locations is probably no coincidence: It is home to the Freedom Theatre, which he established a few years ago for the children of the Palestinian refugee camp there and to use “the magic and fantasy of theater to offer some respite” to the population, according to its website.
The Jenin theater was attacked with Molotov cocktails last year. Mer-Khamis was threatened, denounced in leaflets by militant Palestinians as morally corrupt and an agent of Zionism — probably a first for that allegation. The music center in town was also torched later. Mer-Khamis acknowledged that he was afraid but said that he wasn’t the type to run away. “It drives them crazy that a person who’s half-Jewish heads one of the most important projects in the northern West Bank,” he had told the news media at the time. The Jenin theater was a tribute to his mother, Arna Mer-Khamis, whose earlier work in the town was documented in the film “Arna’s Children.”
Either way, “Avatar” already got on the wrong side of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman — or his spoof, really, on the “Eretz Nehederet” (‘It’s a Wonderful Country’) satire show.
Blowing off claims that his foreign policy had left Israel with no allies in the world, the “minister” introduced the country’s new best friend, “an ally out of this world”: the prime minister of “Avatar.”
The new diplomatic alliance lasts only until the blue thing explains that the movie is about a people resisting occupation.
A leftist movie, sniffs the “minister,” and he promptly shoots the blue being.

Sorry, folks, he says. There’s isn’t going to be an “Avatar No. 2.”

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Israel demolishes 20 houses in West Bank: witnesses (AFP)

January 10th, 2010 Comments off

A Palestinian argues with an Israeli border guard during a protest against Jewish settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank on January 8. The Israeli army has demolished 20 houses in the northern West Bank after evacuating some 40 families.(AFP/File/Str)AFP – The Israeli army on Sunday demolished 20 houses in the northern West Bank after evacuating some 40 families who were living there, Palestinian witnesses said.

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