organization:israeli military

  • #Easter celebrations in #Iqrit: Affirming the right of return

    This Easter, generations of Palestinian residents returned to their village of Iqrit in the northern Galilee. The Israeli military forced the 600 Christian residents of Iqrit —citizens of the newly created state of Israel—out of their village in November 1948 because of heavy military operations in the area. They were told they would be allowed to return in two weeks time. The promised return never came.

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  • Palestinians say over 1,500 children killed by Israel since 2000 | Haaretz

    Over 1,500 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces since 2000, the Palestinian Authority minister of social affairs Kamal al-Sharafi said on Saturday.

    In a statement marking Palestinian Children’s Day, Sharafi said that 1,520 Palestinian children have been killed and approximately 6,000 injured by the Israeli military in the past 14 years, the Ma’an Palestinian news service reported.

    More than 10,000 Palestinian children have been arrested, al-Sharafi added, and 200 are currently being held in Israeli prisons.

  • #Israel “regrets” killing Palestinian-Jordanian judge

    The father of Raed Zeiter, 38, grieves over his son’s body during his funeral in the northern #west_bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. (Photo: AFP - Jaafar Ashtiyeh) The father of Raed Zeiter, 38, grieves over his son’s body during his funeral in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. (Photo: AFP - Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

    Israel expressed its regret on Tuesday over the killing of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge, who was shot by Israeli soldiers at a border crossing, and promised #Jordan to carry out a joint investigation into his death. The Israeli military had earlier denounced Judge Raed Zeiter as a (...)


  • #IDF deploys new division in occupied #Golan_Heights: report

    The Israeli military deployed a new division to the border with Syria in a move described as “a significant boost to border security and stability,” the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday. The 210th Regional Bashan Division replaced the 36th Armor Division and the Har Dov sector, which have been stationed on the occupied Golan Heights for 40 years. read more

    #Syrian_conflict #Top_News

  • Israeli forces demolish East #jerusalem home as hate crime targets Palestinian cars

    Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian home in East Jerusalem on Monday, the owner told Ma’an news agency, as Israeli settlers punctured the tires of 16 cars and a bus in another neighborhood, local residents said. Israeli military and police officers blockaded the al-Jisr neighborhood early Monday to allow bulldozers to move in and destroy the apartment building, owner Mohammed Hasan Mousa Jaafira said. The building was constructed 18 years ago. Jaafira said he has been “trying in vain” to obtain a construction license from #Israel's Jerusalem municipality. read more

    #Palestine #price_tag #Top_News

  • #Israel air strikes on #Gaza Strip injure two Palestinians, including one child

    Israel said it carried out an air strike on Sunday against a Palestinian who it blamed for rocket attacks last week, and Palestinian medics said two people, including a 12-year-old, were wounded. The so-called “targeted attack” was intended against a man the Israeli military identified as Ahmed Sa’ad, a senior Islamic Jihad operative. Palestinian medics said Israeli aircraft attacked a motorbike in the northern Gaza Strip, and that a 22-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy were wounded. They did not identify the two, but the Israeli military claim Sa’ad was hit in the strike. read more

    #Palestine #Top_News

  • Israel : Palestinian farmers to blame for settler attacks on their land -
    Amira Hass
    Les Palestiniens sont responsables des attaques des colons contre eux !

    Haaretz, 26th of December

    The state is claiming that Palestinians who were the recent target of a “price tag” attack are to blame for their misfortune - because they failed to adequately protect their plot of land.

    This position arises from the state’s response to a damages claim filed by the owners of an olive grove situated in Area C, under full Israeli military and civilian control. The IDF, for its part, is refusing to install lighting around the olive grove to protect it from future vandalism, arguing that a claim for damages has already been filed.

    The grove, which belongs to the Amour family, lies adjacent to highway 317 in the southern Hebron hills, across from A-Tawani village, the settlement of Maon and the outpost Havat Maon. This case can well serve as a litmus test for the seriousness of declarations made by civilian and military authorities, according to which they will take action against price tag vigilantes.

    In 2006, unknown persons cut down all 120 trees in the grove. In 2011, part of a surrounding fence was destroyed and a tree was felled. On the night of May 9 of this year, half of the trees belonging to the Amour family were chopped down, and the act was accompanied by a message sprayed in Hebrew letters, saying that “price tag is fed up with thieves – mutual responsibility” and “regards from Eviatar”. The perpetrators used hand saws to achieve their mission.

    After each of the incidents, the Amour family filed a complaint with the police, asking for protection against future vandalism.

    Ten days after the third incident, attorney Itai Mack, representing the family, appealed to Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz, who was then head of the Civil Administration in the territories, asking him to specify what actions he would undertake to prevent further acts of vandalism. Mack was relying on a 2006 decision by the High Court of Justice which ruled that the authorities must “devote manpower for the protection of Palestinian property, must open an immediate inquiry when reports of harassment are received, and send out patrols by security forces to locate such activities.”

    Almoz’s bureau responded by saying that the person to handle such matters was Lt. Ronnie Rivlin, the officer in charge of public complaints at the IDF’s Central Command. However, two letters to Lt. Rivlin, sent on May 23 and June 5 by attorney Mack, went unanswered.

    On June 13 Mack filed a claim for damages against the state, amounting to 65,840 shekels ($18,709) since, according to him, “the state’s incompetence, negligence and lack of serious attention to the complaints only encouraged extremist Israelis to continue their actions, giving them a sense of immunity vis-à-vis law enforcement authorities.” Mack mentioned in his petition that the state routinely safeguards the property of settlers and funds security measures for them, such as fences and surveillance cameras.

    The state’s response to the petition was brought on October 20 by attorney Moshe Vilinger. It says that “the state’s contention is that the bulk of the blame lies with the plaintiff, who at the very least was a main contributor to the damage. The state claims that the plaintiff did not take sufficient measures to prevent the incident. For example, the plaintiff claims that had the defendant had set up lighting, the incident would have been avoided. However, he decided to wait it out, relying on security forces and the authorities to undertake an action which he could have resorted to himself.” The attorney also argued that the vandals were not emissaries of the state, which did not sanction or approve their actions.

    In the meantime, the officer in charge of public complaints responded to Mack on October 3, and upon her suggestion, on October 28 representatives of the Judea and Samaria legal counsel and officers of the Civil Administration toured the grove in order to investigate methods of protecting it. A month later, unknown persons vandalized an adjacent grove belonging to another family.

    In response to a query from Haaretz regarding the setting up of lighting around the grove, the military spokesman said this week that “the family’s request was carefully addressed, including tours to the area. The family chose to turn to the courts before a decision was reached by the IDF. The issue is now being handled by the legal system, and the family will be notified in the customary manner when a decision is reached.”

  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian officer as Netanyahu vows to expand settlements

    Israeli troops shot and killed a member of the Palestinian security forces in the central #west_bank town of Qalqilya on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The death came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue illegal settlement construction in the West Bank. Palestinian residents named the man as Saleh Yassin, 27, a Palestinian intelligence officer, and local hospital staff said he had been shot in the back. A local Palestinian official said Yassin was shot dead in cold blood while returning home from work. read more

    #Israel #Palestine #Top_News

  • Israeli authorities refuse Dutch FM access to Hebron Old City | Maan News Agency

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Dutch Foreign Minister Timmer Mans’ visit to Hebron on Sunday was marred by the refusal of Israeli authorities to allow him to visit the Old City without an Israeli military escort, the Palestinian ambassador to the Netherlands told Ma’an.

    Ambassador Nabil Abuznaid told Ma’an in an interview on Sunday that the Dutch minister had planned to visit sections of Hebron’s Old City but Israeli authorities imposed conditions on his visit.

    When the foreign minister refused these conditions, which the ambassador described as “unprecedented” for visiting dignitaries, he was forced to cancel his visit.

    “The occupation (authorities) tried to make some conditions, but he did not accept them,” Abuznaid told Ma’an on Sunday.

    “We appreciate that he fought for his principles,” by refusing to accept the Israeli authorities’ condition, he added.

    Abuznaid highlighted that by refusing to visit the Old City of Hebron under Israeli escort the Dutch minister made it clear that “he did not want to set a precedent” of only entering escorted by the Israeli military.

    “We respect the Dutch and their decisions,” which show “their support for human rights and Palestinian rights,” he added.

    “We are mad at the occupation,” for imposing these conditions, Abuznaid stressed, “as we the hosts cannot even receive a special guest in our homes.”

    • Dispute entre Israël et les Pays-Bas à propos d’un scanner pour Gaza
      08/12 |

      Une dispute a éclaté avant la visite que le Premier ministre des Pays-Bas devait commencer dimanche en Israël sur l’installation d’un scanner néerlandais à la frontière entre Israël et la bande de Gaza, a indiqué un responsable israélien.
      « L’installation de ce scanner hollandais, qui devait permettre de vérifier le contenu des conteneurs en provenance de Gaza et destinés à l’exportation, a été reportée à la suite d’exigences imprévues présentées par les Pays-Bas », a affirmé à l’AFP un responsable israélien qui a requis l’anonymat.
      « Sur le plan technique, ce scanner qui doit être installé au point de passage de Kerem Shalom par où transitent les marchandises en provenance de Gaza, ne pose aucun problème. Mais les Hollandais ont subitement posé des conditions politiques notamment sur le pourcentage de marchandises destinées à la Cisjordanie ou à l’étranger », a poursuivi ce responsable.
      « Il s’agit de questions politiques qui devront être réglées au plus haut niveau politique, ce qui va retarder la mise en oeuvre de ce scanner », a-t-il également insisté.
      Selon les médias israéliens, cette dispute a provoqué l’annulation d’une cérémonie prévue dimanche à Kerem Shalom en présence du Premier ministre des Pays-Bas Mark Rutte.
      Le conflit porte sur les exportations de la bande de Gaza, contrôlée par les islamistes du Hamas vers la Cisjordanie, gérée par l’Autorité palestinienne de Mahmoud Abbas. Le ministère israélien de la Défense veut isoler ces deux régions, tandis que les responsables néerlandais souhaitaient avec ce scanner relancer les échanges entre les territoires palestiniens de Gaza et de Cisjordanie, ont ajouté les médias.
      Après la capture en juin 2006 d’un de ses soldats - libéré en 2011 - Israël a imposé un blocus à la bande de Gaza, renforcé en juin 2007 lors de la prise de contrôle de cette région par le Hamas.

  • Woman faces immigration charges for Israel bombing - Yahoo News

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Arab-American community activist from the Chicago suburbs was arrested Tuesday on immigration charges for allegedly lying about her conviction for a deadly bombing more than 40 years ago in Israel.

    Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, spent a decade in an Israeli prison for her involvement in a 1969 attack that involved bombs planted at a crowded Jerusalem supermarket and a British consulate, according to a federal indictment. Only one bomb — one of two placed at the supermarket — exploded, killing the two people and wounding several others. Israeli authorities have said the attacks were planned by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

    An Israeli military court sentenced Odeh to life in prison in 1970, but she was released 10 years later in a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front. Israel released 76 prisoners in exchange for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon, according to Odeh’s indictment.

    But U.S. authorities accuse Odeh of failing to mention her conviction and time in prison on immigration papers when she came to the U.S. from Jordan in 1995 and before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004, the indictment says.

    #Rasmieh_Yousef_Odeh #Palestine #réfugiés

    • USA : Une Palestinienne accusée d’infraction aux lois sur l’immigration pour un attentat contre Israël

      Son avocat en défense, James Fennerty, a déclaré qu’Odeh était pour lui une amie proche depuis des années, et qu’il n’a jamais parlé de sa condamnation en Israël ni des dix années qu’elle a passé en prison.

      « Je ne lui ai jamais vraiment demandé » dit-il. « C’est l’une des personnes les plus agréables à fréquenter… Elle est toujours attentionnée. Elle n’est une menace pour personne. »

      Odeh travaille comme directrice associée au Réseau Action arabo-américain, une organisation à but non lucratif qui conseille les nouveaux immigrants et essaie de lutter contre les préjugés antimusulmans et anti-arabes, comme le déclare son directeur, Hatem Abudayyeh. Selon le site du Réseau, Odeh possède un diplôme de droit et a travaillé comme avocate. Sa principale tâche est de travailler avec les organisations contre la violence familiale et de s’occuper des différents problèmes des femmes.

      « C’est une chef de file dans la communauté – une fidèle, une icône, » dit Abudayyeh, qui comparaissait devant le tribunal fédéral de Chicago pour soutenir Odeh. Et d’ajouter à propos de son arrestation, « C’est une escalade dans les attaques contre notre communauté… Nous sommes très, très en colère. »

      Abudayyeh est l’un des 23 militants palestiniens et de gauche à Chicago, Minneapolis et Grand Rapids, au Michigan, dont les maisons ont été perquisitionnées par le FBI autour de 2010. Le gouvernement n’a pratiquement rien divulgué sur l’enquête depuis, et personne n’a été inculpé.

      Selon l’avocat d’Odeh, il pourrait y avoir un lien entre l’arrestation de sa cliente et les perquisitions du FBI.

      « Peut-être quelqu’un est-il vindicatif (en pensant :), "On n’a pas pris les 23, alors on peut s’en prendre à elle" » a dit Fennerty aux journalistes.

  • Ah bon, si c’est un service ultra-secret israélien qui le dit, ça doit être particulièrement vrai alors : Israeli intelligence ‘intercepted Syrian regime talk about chemical attack’

    The bulk of evidence proving the Assad regime’s deployment of chemical weapons – which would provide legal grounds essential to justify any western military action – has been provided by Israeli military intelligence, the German magazine Focus has reported.

    The 8200 unit of the Israeli Defence Forces, which specialises in electronic surveillance, intercepted a conversation between Syrian officials regarding the use of chemical weapons, an unnamed former Mossad official told Focus. The content of the conversation was relayed to the US, the ex-official said.

    Selon nos propres informations, il y a deux branches, à l’« Unité 8200 » :
    – celle qui tente de minimiser les arrestations de leurs espions au Liban en refilant aux journaux occidentaux des sujets super-émouvants sur les Israéliens qui font la queue pour obtenir des masques à gaz ;
    – celle qui emploie des acteurs parlant vaguement arabe pour interpréter les plus grands succès du monde du renseignement (« Ben Laden commande un chapeau de cow-boy », « Hassan Nasrallah ordonne l’assassinat de Rafic Hariri », « Le Hezbollah organise des attentats en Bulgarie », et bientôt célèbre : « Bachar Assad veut gazer tout les Syriens sauf les alaouites »…).

    (Signalé par Angry Arab.)

  • Why Western media frames civilian areas as “Hezbollah strongholds”

    Introducing an array of IDF computer-generated slides that purport to identify existing Hezbollah weapons stores by marking large Xs in Shia-heavy civilian centers, the Israeli military then alleges:

    “Hezbollah stores their weapons near schools, hospitals, and residential buildings in the village of al-Khiam (Khiyyam). They follow similar tactics in villages across southern Lebanon, essentially using the residents as human shields, in gross violation of UN Resolution 1701. al-Khiam was used as a rocket launching site during the Second Lebanon war.”

    When I asked him about it, The Independent’s veteran Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk scoffed at the IDF slide show: “The Israelis are making excuses for the next war crimes. The Scuds don’t exist, they’re not here. I’ve seen the (IDF) pictures – garbage. There’s nothing in those houses.”

    Human Rights Watch’s extensive report on Israel’s 2006 attack on Lebanon, entitled Fatal Strikes: Israel’s Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon, covers at length the Jewish state’s unproven allegations that Hezbollah stashes weapons among civilian populations – charges that Israel continues to repeat despite evidence to the contrary.

    The group’s Executive Director Kenneth Roth concludes: “The pattern of attacks shows the Israeli military’s disturbing disregard for the lives of Lebanese civilians. Our research shows that Israel’s claim that Hezbollah fighters are hiding among civilians does not explain, let alone justify, Israel’s indiscriminate warfare… In the many cases of civilian deaths examined by Human Rights Watch, the location of Hezbollah troops and arms had nothing to do with the deaths because there was no Hezbollah around.”

  • Cet article du Akhbar recense les hypothèses et questions qui circulent au Liban quant à l’infiltration israélienne interceptée par le Hezbollah il y a quelques jours.

    The Labounna area is not ideal terrain for Hezbollah to engage in confrontations with the enemy, but it serves as a strategic point for the Israeli military as it overlooks vast stretches of South Lebanon. Simply depriving Israel of access to this important area is a major achievement for the Resistance.

  • Israel: 4 troops wounded in Lebanon border blast

    The Israeli military says four troops were wounded in an explosion near the frontier with Lebanon.

    The military said Wednesday that the soldiers were hurt during “overnight activity adjacent to the northern border.” It did not say if they were injured in training or in combat, and refused to elaborate further.

    Lebanese security officials, speaking anonymously as they are not authorized to talk to the media, say seven explosions were heard from the Israeli side of the border

    But a TV station close to Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, al-Mayadeen, said the soldiers were wounded inside the Lebanese border village of Labbouneh.

    • Quatre soldats israéliens blessés près de la frontière avec le Liban

      Selon une source proche des services de sécurité libanais, les soldats pourraient avoir sauté sur une mine.

      L’incident se serait produit au nord de la ligne de fer barbelé séparant les deux pays, mais du côté israélien de la « ligne bleue » entre les deux pays fixée par les Nations unies, ajoute-t-on de même source.

      Une autre source libanaise parle d’une explosion qui aurait eu lieu environ 150 mètres au sud de la « ligne bleue ».

    • Four Israeli soldiers wounded by landmine after crossing into Lebanon

      “As a new violation of the Lebanese sovereignty, a pedestrian patrol belonging to the Israeli enemy breached the Blue Line at the Labboneh border area, for a distance of 400 meters inside the Lebanese territory, and during the infiltration, an explosion occurred and injured a number of the patrol elements,” a Lebanese army command statement read.

    • Quatre soldats israéliens blessés par des explosions en territoire libanais

      Un porte-parole de l’armée israélienne avait indiqué plus tôt que quatre soldats israéliens avaient été blessés par une explosion dans la nuit dans le secteur de la frontière libanaise, sans préciser de quel côté de la ligne ils se trouvaient.

      L’unité, qui comprenait plus de 10 soldats, s’est retirée avec les blessés après les explosions, tandis que l’armée israélienne lançait des fusées éclairantes, a affirmé de son côté à l’AFP un officier de la Finul.

      Un journaliste de l’AFP qui s’est rendu sur place a constaté que les fils barbelés marquant la Ligne bleue avaient été sectionnés, et que les explosions s’étaient produites dans un champ de pins distant de plusieurs centaines de mètres à l’intérieur du territoire libanais.

      La Ligne bleue est celle tracée en 2000 par l’ONU lors du retrait des troupes israéliennes du sud du Liban, après une occupation de 22 ans. Les deux pays ne partagent pas officiellement de frontière, car ils sont encore techniquement en guerre.

      Un officier libanais sur place a indiqué à l’AFP que deux engins, dont on ignore la nature, avaient explosé. La région est totalement minée car elle est un terrain de confrontation entre Israël et le mouvement chiite libanais Hezbollah.

      Selon le porte-parole de l’armée israélienne, les quatre soldats étaient engagés dans des activités nocturnes dans le secteur de la frontière libanaise lorsqu’une explosion s’est produite.
      Le Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu a pour sa part évoqué cet incident lors d’une visite dans le sud d’Israël, en s’abstenant de donner des détails.

      Nos soldats nous défendent et défendent nos frontières, c’est ce qui s’est passé cette nuit et nous continuerons à agir avec responsabilité pour défendre les frontières d’Israël, a affirmé M. Netanyahu.

      Nous continuerons à travailler afin d’assurer la protection de notre pays, a ajouté M. Netanyahu dont les propos ont été diffusés par la radio militaire.

  • Cisjordanie : un Palestinien tué lors de heurts avec l’armée israélienne

    DOURA (Territoires palestiniens) - Un jeune Palestinien a été tué dans la nuit de lundi à mardi lors d’affrontements avec l’armée israélienne près de Hébron, dans le sud de la Cisjordanie, a-t-on appris de sources palestiniennes et israélienne.

    Des affrontements entre des villageois qui lançaient des pierres et des soldats ont éclaté vers minuit et se sont poursuivis pendant plusieurs heures dans le village de Doura, au sud-ouest de Hébron. Un Palestinien de 19 ans, Moataz Charawneh, a été tué après avoir été heurté par une jeep militaire alors que les soldats quittaient le village, a déclaré un porte-parole de la police palestinienne à l’AFP.

    Une porte-parole de l’armée israélienne a confirmé à l’AFP ces affrontements dans la nuit à Doura, et précisé que plusieurs Palestiniens avaient commencé à grimper sur les véhicules militaires.

    Les soldats ont prévenu ces individus puis ont eu recours à des moyens de dispersion anti-émeute. Finalement, ils ont ouvert le feu sur l’un d’entre eux qui était monté sur le véhicule, a-t-elle ajouté, sans confirmer si un Palestinien avait été touché.

    Selon des sources médicales de l’hôpital Alia à Hébron, Moataz Charawneh est mort après avoir été écrasé par un véhicule, et son corps ne portait pas de trace de blessure par balle.

    Initial reports indicated that Sharawnah was hit by an Israeli military vehicle during the overnight clashes, with a Palestinian security source saying he was struck “deliberately” by Israeli forces.

    The director of Hebron’s Alia hospital later said that forensics had confirmed that Sharawnah was shot with an expanding “dum-dum” bullet.

    An Israel military spokeswoman confirmed an incident in the town, but said initial reports suggested soldiers had fired at a youth who had climbed onto a military vehicle.

    Palestinian sources said an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death, meaning the funeral would take place at 4.30 p.m. in Dura.

    Following the incident, shops and business were closed throughout the town as a sign of mourning, an AFP correspondent said.

    • traduction en français

      Les rapports initiaux indiquent que Sharawnah a été percuté par un véhicule de l’armée israélienne durant les affrontements durant la nuit, et une source de la sécurité palestinienne indique qu’il a été frappé « délibérément » par les Israéliens.

      Le directeur de l’hôpital Alia d’Hébron, a dit plus tard que le médecin légiste avait confirmé que Sharawnah avait été touché par une balle expansive « dum-dum ».

      Un porte-parole de l’armée d’Israël a confirmé un incident dans la ville, mais a indiqué que les rapports initiaux laissaient penser que des soldats avait tiré sur un jeune qui avait grimpé sur un véhicule militaire.

      Des sources palestiniennes affirment qu’une autopsie serait effectuée pour déterminer la cause de la mort, ce qui signifie que l’enterrement aura lieu à 16 h 30 à Dura.

      Après l’incident, boutiques et entreprises ont fermé, dans toute la ville, en signe de deuil, indique un correspondant de l’AFP.

      La mort de Sharawna porte à neuf le nombre de Palestiniens tués dans des affrontements avec l’armée israélienne en Cisjordanie occupée depuis le début de l’année, six d’entre eux dans la région d’Hébron, indique des dirigeants palestiniens.

  • Samer al-Issawi obtient d’être libéré en décembre, il accepte de mettre fin à sa grève de la fin de 270 jours :

    After a long hearing session which took place in an Israeli hospital on Monday, the Palestinian prisoner Samer al-Issawi has agreed to bring an end to his hunger strike in exchange for his release in December 2013.

    Al-Issawi is currently suffering from grave deterioration in his health as a result of his 270-day hunger strike in an Israeli jail. He was admitted to Kaplan Hospital in Jerusalem several weeks ago where the Israeli Military Prosecution held a hearing session for him yesterday.

    The head of the legal unit in the Prisoners’ Club, the lawyer Jawad Bolos, said in a statement that the Israeli Military Prosecution “finally” agreed to Al-Issawi’s demands. Bolos said that demands included the annulment of Al-Issawi’s previous 20 years prison sentence.

  • Cable : 1975JIDDA02425_b
    From : Saudi Arabia Jeddah



    Le câble évoque le « thème Percy », mention du sénateur Charles Percy, qui soutenait l’idée que les États-Unis, en soutenant aveuglément les actions les plus contestables d’Israël, s’isolait sur la scène internationale et dans le monde arabe.


  • Judge, jury and creditor: How Palestinians finance the Israeli military court system - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

    In 2011 alone, Palestinians paid NIS 13 million in fines, which are an integral part of the penalty in the West Bank’s military court system.

    Les amendes imposées lors des condamnations par des tribunaux militaires concernent toutes les catégories d’infractions : les infractions à la circulation, les infractions criminelles, le séjour illégal, les troubles à l’ordre et les activités terroristes hostiles.

    ... en 2011 des verdicts ont été émis contre 8.018 Palestiniens dans les tribunaux militaires de Ofer (pour la Judée) et Salem (pour la Samarie). Le rapport montre une diminution régulière du nombre d’actes d’accusation pour les infractions définies comme des activités terroristes hostiles : 1204 en 2011 contre 2898 en 2007.

    En revanche, depuis 2007, il y a eu une augmentation constante des cas impliquant des infractions à la circulation. Durant ces cinq années, le nombre de cas a presque doublé, atteignant 4.904 en 2011, contre 2.605 en 2007.

  • What a ’period of calm’ looks like in the Occupied Territories (Infographie)

    Three months have passed since the ceasefire that brought an end to Israel’s eight-day attack on the Gaza Strip known as Operation “Pillar of Defence”. This infographic depicts the number of attacks on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military during this three-month period, as well as the number of Palestinian attacks emanating from Gaza. Since late November, Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have averaged over one a day, everyday. These include shootings by troops positioned along the border fence, attacks on fishermen working off the Gaza coast, and incursions by the Israeli army.

    On va sans doute plus entendre parler de la roquette lancée aujourd’hui depuis Gaza que des attaques israéliennes qui ont débuté dès le lendemain du cessez-le-feu et étaient quasi-quotidiennes.

  • Durant la seule journée d’hier, Israël a tué plus de Palestiniens que les roquettes palestiniennes n’ont tué d’Israéliens pendant les trois dernières années :

    While Israeli officials are quick to rattle off the numbers of projectiles fired from Gaza, rarely do they tell you what they fire into Gaza, what the effects of this fire is and what the fallout from it is.

    For example, in 2011, the projectiles fired by the Israeli military into Gaza have been responsible for the death of 108 Palestinians, of which 15 where women or children, and the injury of 468 Palestinians, of which 143 where women or children. The methods by which these causalities were inflicted by Israeli projectiles breaks down as follows: 57 percent, or 310, were caused by Israeli aircraft missile fire; 28 percent, or 150, where from Israeli live ammunition; 11 percent, or 59, were from Israeli tank shells; while another 3 percent, or 18, were from Israeli mortar fire.

    Through September 2012, Israeli weaponry caused 55 Palestinian deaths and 257 injuries. Among these 312 casualties, 61, or roughly 20 percent, were children and 28 were female. 209 of these casualties came as a result of Israeli Air Force missiles, 69 from live ammunition fire, and 18 from tank shells. It is important to note that these figures do not represent a totality of Israeli projectiles fired into Gaza but rather only Israeli projectiles fired into Gaza which cause casualties. The total number of Israeli projectiles fired into Gaza is bound to be significantly larger.

    For context, consider this: more Palestinians were killed in Gaza yesterday than Israelis have been killed by projectile fire from Gaza in the past three years.

    • Targeted Civilians: A PCHR Report on the Israeli Military Offensive against the Gaza Strip (27 December 2008 – 18 January 2009)

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      According to PCHR’s documentation, 1,419 Palestinians were killed during the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. This number includes 1,167 non-combatants (82.2%)
      and 252 resistance activists (17.8%).

      The non-combatants include civilians and civil police officers who were not involved in hostilities, the ‘protected persons’ of IHL.

      Investigations conducted by PCHR indicate that 918 civilians were killed (64.7% of the total number of victims). The civilian victims
      include 318 children (22.4 % of the total number of victims and 34.7% of the number of civilian victims) and 111 women (7.8% of the total number of victims and 12.1% of the number of civilian victims). Thus, 429 women and children were killed (30.2% of the total number of victims and 46.7% of the total
      number of civilian victims).

  • Exciting news: Israeli military opens up to vegans, offers them special boots to commit human rights abuses

    Foodwashing? Dietwashing? We’re running out of names to categorize the Israeli military’s absurdity but here’s their latest attempt at improving their image. Basically, vegan occupation soldiers should now feel grateful that they finally get to tromp through Palestinian homes in really neat faux leather boots.

  • Israel kills Hamas fighter in south Gaza | Maan News Agency

    GAZA (Reuters)

    An Israeli air strike before dawn on Sunday struck two gunmen from Hamas’ military wing as they rode a motorcycle near the central town of Khan Younis, local officials said.

    The Al-Qassam Brigades said Suleiman Qarra , 27, from Bani Suheila, was killed, and another fighter wounded.

    An Israeli military spokesman said the air force had targeted a squad preparing to fire a rocket into Israel.

    • Tirs sur Israël après un raid sur Gaza ayant fait un mort
      Les tirs sur Beersheba ont été revendiqués à Gaza par le groupe armé palestinien Comités de résistance populaire (CRP).

      Ils sont survenus à la suite d’un raid aérien israélien sur Gaza ayant tué Soueimane Kamel al-Qara, 25 ans, membre de la branche armée du Hamas, qui contrôle la bande de Gaza, et blessé un autre activiste du groupe.

      Cette nouvelle flambée de violence a été déclenchée par une incursion israélienne près de la ville de Khan Younès (sud de la bande de Gaza) à laquelle ces combattants avaient riposté par des tirs au mortier sur des chars israéliens, selon des sources médicales et des témoins palestiniens.

      L’armée israélienne a confirmé le raid aérien mais s’est refusé à tout commentaire à propos d’une incursion de blindés dans le territoire palestinien.

  • A Preventable Massacre | Seth Anziska (

    ON the night of Sept. 16, 1982, the Israeli military allowed a right-wing Lebanese militia to enter two Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. In the ensuing three-day rampage, the militia, linked to the Maronite Christian Phalange Party, raped, killed and dismembered at least 800 civilians, while Israeli flares illuminated the camps’ narrow and darkened alleyways. Nearly all of the dead were women, children and elderly men. (...) Source: