Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian’

Danish Ambassador Asks Israel for Explanation of Assault on Peace Activist (Video)

April 17th, 2012 Comments off

A group of European peace activists bicycling near Jericho in the Palestinian West Bank were stopped by Israeli occupation forces, and Lt Col Shalom Eisner, deputy commander of the Jordan Valley territorial brigade, abruptly slammed his rifle into the face of Danish activist Andreas Ias. A video of the event has emerged which makes it clear that the cyclists were entirely peaceful and that Lt. Col. Eisner’s burst of rage was unprovoked. The Danish ambassador has asked Israeli authorities for an explanation, and President Shimon Peres has expressed dismay at this act, as has PM Binyamin Netanyahu. But Ias, the victim, says he is surprised by the shock the incident produced, since he says he saw Israeli soldiers behaving this way routinely with Palestinians in the area.

This video of the incident has surfaced:

The incident was unrelated to, but coincided with, Israel’s refusal to allow pro-Palestinian activists entrance into the country.

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‘Point blank!’

April 1st, 2012 Comments off
‘Land Day: Israeli criminal-in-uniform, pepper-spraying a Palestinian at point blank!’

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Palestinian sent to Gaza with end of hunger strike

April 1st, 2012 Comments off

Israel expelled a Palestinian prisoner Sunday to the Gaza Strip as part of a compromise deal that persuaded her to end her 43-day hunger strike.
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Palestinian W Bank death inquiry

March 9th, 2012 Comments off

The Israeli army says it is investigating the killing of a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Thursday.
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Hamas denies being Iran’s proxy

March 7th, 2012 Comments off

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, say they will not help Iran militarily in any conflict between Israel and the Islamic Republic.
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Hamas political chiefs exit Syria

February 28th, 2012 Comments off

The political leadership of the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, has moved from Syria to Egypt and Qatar, senior officials confirm.
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Israeli PM slams Palestinian leader’s speech (AP)

February 26th, 2012 Comments off

An Israeli border police officer fires tear gas during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers in al-Ram, in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)AP – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for making an “inflammatory speech” about Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Sunday, saying his words undermine peace efforts.

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Hamas sets new terms for reconciliation with Fatah (Reuters)

February 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Reuters – Hamas has set new terms for implementing a reconciliation deal with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s rival Fatah group, an official said Thursday, dimming even further chances the accord will be put into effect.
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Abbas: No Israel talks without settlement freeze (AP)

February 12th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, center, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, arrive to sign an agreement in Doha, Qatar. A rare public rift broke open Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in the usually tightly disciplined Islamic movement Hamas over a reconciliation deal that would require it to relinquish key areas of control in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)AP – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the Arab League he will not resume peace talks without an Israeli settlement freeze.

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Palestinians take step toward unity (AP)

February 6th, 2012 Comments off

In this photo provided by by the Palestinian President's office, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Khaled Mashal, chief of the Islamic militant group Hamas, right, confer with Qatar's crown prince Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, center, during a reconciliation meeting in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The main Palestinian political rivals took a major step Monday toward healing their bitter rift, agreeing that Abbas would head an interim unity government to prepare for general elections in the West Bank and Gaza. (AP Photo/Thaer Ghanaim, Palestinian President's Office)AP – After months of wavering, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took a decisive step Monday toward reconciliation with the Islamic militant group Hamas, a move Israel promptly warned would close the door to any future peace talks.

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