srijeda, 1. veljače 2012.

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IN PHOTOS: Palestinian village squeezed by Israeli expansion
The Bedouin community of Umm Al Khair is located in the West Bank's South Hebron Hills. Because Umm Al Khair falls into Area C, which is under Israeli control, residents face restricted water access, no public services, little freedom of movement, and severe building limitations. In general, the Israeli Civil Administration does not issue construction permits for Palestinians. Villages are unable to expand and Israeli forces frequently demolish existing structures. This photo essay tells the story of one Palestinian village that has been squeezed by Israeli policies.

Who Profits Special Update: Israeli High Court of Justice legalizes the exploitation of natural resources in the OPT
Izraelski Visoki sud pravde legalizirao eksploataciju prirodnih bogatstava na okupiranim palestinskim područjima (1. siječanj 2012.)
Izraelski Visoki sud pravde je u ponedjeljak 26. prosinca 2011. odbacio peticiju organizacije Yesh Din koja je dovodila u pitanje legalnost iskorištavanja prirodnih bogatstava koja 11 kompanija izvlači iz kamenoloma i rudnika na okupiranoj Zapadnoj obali. 94% sirovina koje izvlače kompanije aktivne u "Zoni C" pod izraelskom kontrolom prodaje se u Izraelu, a kompanije dio profita daju izraelskoj civilnoj upravi na okupiranom palestinskom području. Samo djelić sirovina prodaje se Palestincima. U suprotnosti s izraelskim obvezama prema međunarodnom humanitarnom pravu da štiti javnu imovinu na okupiranim područjima, uključujući prirodna bogatstva, ovom je presudom legalizirana ekonomska eksploatacija, a kompanijama je dopušteno da neometano nastave svoje djelatnosti. Izrael prirodna bogatstva na okupiranom području izrabljuje u svoju korist već više od 40 godina. Palestinci i dalje pate zbog izvlašćivanja zemlje, nestašice vode i drugih osnovnih potrepština, dok izraelska država i privatne kompanije zgrću korist od krađe prirodnih bogatstava na okupiranim područjima, teško kršeći međunarodno humanitarno pravo, međunarodne standarde ljudskih prava i korporativne društveno odgovorne kodekse ponašanja.

WATCH Hilltop youth: “Burn down Al-Aqsa Mosque? Of course!” (video)

Border Police train Israeli teens to detain illegal Palestinian workers
The initiative is financed by the Public Security Minister of Israel and the Modi'in Regional Council, without any knowledge on the part of Ministry of Education. Approximately 36 teenagers between the ages of 16-18 take part in the project. In their spare time, they help catch “illegal residents”, or stand at checkpoints and help guard the neighboring settlements.

In Gaza: 2008-2009 Israeli massacre of Gaza, not forgotten (photos)
Slike izraelskog pokolja u Gazi 2008-2009

31 December 2008: The Abu Areeda family
Since he lost his mother, thinking of the future makes Majd anxious. "I am afraid of losing someone else who is close to me. Now my father is the closest one and I am afraid something will happen to him. After the death of my mother I feel like I have a dead heart. When I laugh I feel as if I do something wrong, I cannot laugh when my mother is dead."

1 January 2009: The Nasla family
On 1 January 2009 at around 15:00, Israeli military planes targeted a water tower across from the home of the Nasla family in North Beit Lahiya. The family were making lunch when the first bomb hit. As the family were trying to escape the smoke filled house, a second and third bomb struck the area, killing Ayoun Nasla, 6, and M'uz Nasla, 2.

2 January 2009: Eyad al-Astal
On 2 January 2009 at around 14:30 an Israeli drone fired a missile at an open area in Qarara village, close to Khan Yunis. The missile struck and killed two brothers, Mohammed (12) and Abed Rabbo (9) al-Astal, and their cousin, Abdul Sattar Walid al-Astal (11) while they were playing and eating sugar canes in the land.

Amira Hass: On anniversary of Gaza war, we will remember IDF soldiers who destroyed Palestinian families
We will remember the soldiers who turned the Abu Eida family home in eastern Jabalya into a base and place from which to shoot, and confined in one room an elderly invalid, a blind woman and two older women. We will remember how these soldiers did not allow these four persons to go to the restroom for nine days. We will remember the soldiers who herded members of the Samouni family into one house and were themselves positioned 80 meters from it when it was shelled, with all its residents inside, under orders from brigade commander Ilan Malka - someone else whom we will remember, of course.

31 December 2011: Chicago honors Gaza's children (photos)
31. prosinac 2011: Građani Chicaga prisjećaju se više od 300 ubijene palestinske djece u izraelskom napadu na Gazu prije 3 godine (slike)

Official statistics record 4,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons
Prema službenim statističkim podacima 4500 palestinskih zarobljenika još se uvijek nalazi u izraelskim zatvorima (2. siječanj 2012.)
Prema podacima koje je objavio Odjel za statistiku Ministarstva zarobljenika i bivših zarobljenika Palestinske samouprave, u izraelskim se zatvorima početkom 2012. nalazilo 4500 Palestinaca, uključujući 6 žena. Uz njih, u izraelskim se zatvorima nalaze i desetci Arapa različitih nacionalnosti, ponajprije iz Jordana, Sirije i Egipta. Broj zatvorenika stalno se mijenja zbog svakodnevnih uhićenja Palestinaca od strane izraelskih okupacijskih snaga. Tijekom 2011. uhićeno je više od 3300 osoba, u prosjeku 9 na dan. Prema službenim podacima među zarobljenicima je i 130 maloljetnika mlađih od 18 godina, te stotine zarobljenika koji su uhićeni dok su bili maloljetni i koji su punoljetni postali u zatvoru. 240 zarobljenika nalazi se u "administrativnom pritvoru", bez da su za išta optuženi i bez suđenja. Među zarobljenicima su i 24 izabranih zakonodavaca, bivših ministara i političkih čelnika, te stotine bolesnih zarobljenika i zarobljenika s invaliditetom koji pate od raznih bolesti, uključujući rak. 532 zarobljenika izdržavaju jednu ili više doživotnih kazni, a 122 ih je lišeno slobode prije Sporazuma iz Osla i uspostave Palestinske samouprave u svibnju 1994.

Israeli travel firm markets West Bank as tourist hotspot (video)

Major Israeli businesses helped quadruple donations to right-wing Im Tirtzu movement
Aside from the Azrieli Group and Leo Schachter Diamonds, the group mentions three other bodies from which it received donations in 2010 exceeding NIS 20,000, the maximum amount for a donation whose source needn't be listed. Keren Segal Leyisrael − a fund whose declared objective is "to establish, develop and manage educational and cultural projects about Israel's heritage and the Jewish community in Jerusalem and Israel," and which is headed by Jerusalem businessman Yotam Bar-Hama − donated NIS 77,000 to Im Tirtzu last year. In 2008, it donated NIS 190,000 to Im Tirtzu. ... Another organization called The Forum for Religious Zionism donated NIS 74,000 to the movement last year. ... Since its founding, Im Tirtzu has also been supported by the Central Israel Fund, a U.S.-based NPO. The fund, which according to its latest U.S. income tax return, raised nearly $10.5 million in 2010, says that it aids the needy and supports various educational and community projects. Central Israel, which transferred NIS 95,000 to Im Tirtzu last year, raises money for strongly right-wing organizations like Women in Green, and the Hananu organization, which provides legal aid to rightists and in the past even gave money to Yigal Amir. Some of the contributors to Im Tirtzu have been revealed in the past. In 2008, the organization received a donation of NIS 374,000 from the American organization Christians United for Israel, and in 2009 it received the same sum from them. This organization is headed by Father John Hagee, who once said that “God sent Hitler as a hunter to force the Jews to move to Israel in anticipation of Judgment Day.” This money, by the way, was not transferred directly to Im Tirtzu, but rather via the Jewish Agency.