An eight-year-old Palestinian girl is opposing the Israeli occupation of her West Bank village—with a mobile telephone.
Jana Tamimi makes news reports about the regular conflicts with Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh, filming video on a camera phone and posting it online. Continue reading 8-year-old Palestinian girl is West Bank’s youngest citizen journalist
Israel will no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people” according to a proposal endorsed by the Israeli government on Sunday, amid growing violence and discrimination against Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and Bedouins in Occupied Palestine.
Following a stormy meeting, the cabinet voted 14 to six in favor of a proposal to anchor in law Israel’s status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, with ministers from the two centrist parties voting against, Israeli media reported Sunday.
“The cabinet today approved a draft basic law: Israel is the national state of the Jewish people,” a statement from the Likud party, one of whose MPs was a sponsor, read.
The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and democratic,” but instead as “the national homeland of the Jewish people.” Continue reading Israel approves ‘Jewish state’ bill, pushes for right to revoke citizenship
The UK government approved £7 million worth of military licenses to Israel during the six months leading up to the recent assault on Gaza, according to campaigners.
The figures show the UK granted 68 export licenses for £6.96 million of military-use items to be sent to Israel between January and the end of June this year, the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) revealed.
The licenses include components for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), combat aircraft and helicopters, technology for weapons sights and spare parts for sniper rifles. Continue reading UK approved Israeli arms deals worth £7mn in lead-up to Gaza genocide
by Mohammed Abdel Fattah, Al-Akhbar English
A feeling of deep loss mitigated only by their pride in their son’s martyrdom, that is how one can describe the state of martyr Abdel Rahman Shaloudi’s family. They believe happiness is a duty following their son’s martyrdom in defense of holy sites, even if the price they have to pay is Israel blowing up their family home.
Jerusalem – “Only losing our beloved son matters… losing the house means nothing in comparison.” Their son’s body was riddled with a hail of bullets that hurled him flat on the ground except for his forefinger, which remained upright as he recited the testimony (the creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Mohammad as His prophet) before he drew his last breath. For this reason, it would be incomprehensible for the family to cry over their house that was blown up by the Israeli occupation. Continue reading Family of Al-Quds martyr proud despite Israeli occupation’s vengeful operations
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical sources and witnesses said.
Witnesses said Fadil Muhammad Halawah, 32, was hunting birds east of Jabaliya when Israeli soldiers shot him dead.
Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Palestinian health ministry, said Halawah arrived at Kamal Udwan hospital in Jabaliya with a gunshot wound.
Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Continue reading Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian man in northern Gaza
by Cora Currier, The Intercept
U.S. and Israeli companies have been selling surveillance systems to Central Asian countries with records of political repression and human rights abuse, according to a new report by Privacy International. The U.K.-based watchdog charges that the American firms Verint and Netronome enable surveillance in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Verint’s Israeli arm provides those countries with monitoring centers “capable of mass interception of telephone, mobile, and IP networks,” the report says, as does the Israeli company NICE systems. Verint also enlisted California-based Netronome to give Uzbek agents the ability to intercept encrypted communications, Privacy International says, though it’s not clear whether the program was carried out successfully. Continue reading U.S. and Israeli Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes
At least 600 Palestinian children were arrested in Jerusalem since last June. Of these chlidren, nearly 40% were reportedly exposed to sexual abuse during arrest or investigation by the Israeli authorities, according to a report by the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC).
The PCC says that the daily arrest campaigns constitute a collective punishment against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.
Attorney with the PCC, Mufeed al-Haj, said that other violations were reported during the apprehension of children, including but not limited to night and predawn raids on family homes, physical and sexual abuse. Continue reading Sexual Abuse Against Palestinian Child Detainees Reported
(EDITOR’S NOTE: As the genocidal Jewish gangster regime continues its war on the very existence of the Palestinian people, notice that the leftists, liberals, Marxists, socialists, communists, anarchists and other like-minded “activists” and “revolutionaries” who have been waxing lyrical about the heroism and steadfastness of Kurdish female fighters in the northern Syrian town of Kobani, known also as ‘Ayn al-Arab — the same Kurdish female fighters mind you that have been joined by “Israeli” criminals, casting extreme doubt on the genuineness of their “struggle” against ISIS and raising questions about what is *really* going on in that particular territory — have either gone utterly silent about the heroic Resistance operation carried out by PFLP martyrs Uday and Ghassan Abu Jamal in occupied Al-Quds two days ago, or condemned it in the harshest possible terms as an act of unacceptable barbarity. Not only does this represent the encapsulation of why “The Left” is nothing but the regurgitator of the enemy’s discourse, as it cannot and will not ever catch itself praising the Palestinian Resistance so not to offend Jews and Jewish sensitivities, but this also exposes the deep-rooted Orientalism rotting the core of “The Left”, as it views the besieged, ethnically cleansed, usurped Palestinian people wielding meat cleavers against their supremacist colonizers as “savage”, whereas the disintegration of Palestinian grandmothers and decapitation of Palestinian babies in Gaza by bombs from “Israeli” F-16s or IOF’s maiming and disfiguring of Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank and Al-Quds with various kinds of bullets display what? Some kind of military modernity? The sophistication of a warring “state”? Well, we hate to disillusion you scoundrels, but “Israel” is not a state, it is not sovereign and it does not have a “society”; “Israel” is a cancer, a colonizing collective of Jewish supremacist psychopaths and a base for the criminal operations of World Jewry. The very existence of this entity defiles humanity and is illegitimate and thus, every action it engages in merely increases its illegitimacy. Allow us to clarify what the position of Mouqawamah Music is when it comes to those who would assail the Palestinian Resistance while defending “Israel” and its continuing putrefaction of the Arab-Islamic world: Goddamn these disgusting, two-faced cowards; Goddamn them straight to Al-Nar. You either stand with the oppressed or stand with the oppressor, and due to the Palestinian people being actively disarmed of “atypical” weaponry by the collaborationist regime of Mahmoud Abbas, they must therefore resort to whatever the hell is at their disposal — whether it’s a knife, an axe, a stone, their fists or a damn kitchen sink — to fight against the militarized, occupying Zionist Jews who have stolen every inch of the Holy Land. Every last Zionist is an illegal squatter and wherever as well as however Palestinians choose to resist them is entirely their business. Anyone who says otherwise isn’t just a phony ally of the Palestinian cause but an agent — witting or unwitting — of the murderous, usurping Jewish entity. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Israel issues demolition order for home of synagogue attackers
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Thursday officially mourned two of its members Ghassan and Udayy Abu Jamal who were killed Tuesday after carrying out an attack on an Israeli synagogue, saying that the attack shows that Israelis will not be safe until Palestinians are.
In a statement released by the leftist militant group, Khalil Maqdesi, a member of the central committee, called the attack “a natural response to the ongoing racist policies and crimes of the occupation, and it is the occupation that is responsible for the escalation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine.”
“The PFLP will continue to target every institution of the occupation. No place in Jerusalem should be safe so long as the Palestinian people are not safe. ‘Security’ cannot be built on the backs of the Palestinian people. The only result of the occupation attacks on Jerusalem will be continued and escalating resistance among the Palestinian masses.” Continue reading PFLP: Israelis will not be safe before Palestinians