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  • Israeli forces arrest 16 Palestinians after clashes in #jerusalem, #Nablus

    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians on Sunday as they clashed with demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, as Israeli forces confronted Palestinians in the West Bank. “This morning, after the site was opened for visitors and tourists, the suspects threw rocks at the police, wounding two of them,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. After police dispersed the crowd with sound grenades the demonstrators took shelter in the Al-Aqsa mosque, which police are not allowed to enter, Rosenfeld claimed. read more

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  • Israeli police injure dozens at #jerusalem's #al-Aqsa mosque

    Palestinian women react after having their IDs and bags checked by Israeli police outside of the al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 16, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)

    Israeli police wounded dozens of Palestinians were wounded in clashes that erupted Wednesday when Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound was opened to Jewish visitors, an AFP correspondent said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that Palestinians threw “stones and firecrackers” at police when they opened the walled compound’s gates. Police responded with stun grenades, Rosenfeld said, and closed the complex to the Jewish visitors after a number had toured the site. read (...)

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  • Israeli forces injure six Palestinians in #jerusalem's #al-Aqsa compound

    Israeli police clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday, injuring six Palestinians, Ma’an news agency reported. Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani told Ma’an that more than 50 Israeli “special forces” stormed the compound through the Moroccan Gate and the Chain Gate during the raid, closing the Chain Gate shut. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld claimed the violence erupted when police opened one of the walled compound’s gates to non-Muslim visitors, according to the regular visiting hours. read more

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  • Death and humiliation: The journey of Palestinian workers to #Israel

    Israeli police check ID’s of Palestinians on a checkpoint in an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on March 16, 2014, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed Gharabli) Israeli police check ID’s of Palestinians on a checkpoint in an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on March 16, 2014, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP-Ahmed Gharabli)

    More than 15 thousand Palestinian workers from the city of #Tulkarem and its neighboring villages head to al-Taibi checkpoint that separates them from 1948 #Palestine to work at various jobs. Israeli employers do not pay much but Palestinian workers are forced to take a chance because they need to make a living in light of the harsh economic conditions (...)

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  • Jewish extremists slash tires of 40 cars in #Palestinian town

    Suspected Jewish extremists have slashed the tires of around 40 Palestinian-owned cars in an Israeli occupied northern village, Israeli police said Thursday. The attack took place overnight in Jish, a predominately Christian village some 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Lake Tiberias, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. “This morning in Jish, it was discovered that almost 40 vehicles had had their tires slashed,” she told AFP, saying police had opened an investigation. read more

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  • #Israel extends ban on Palestinian #family unification

    Israeli police check ID’s of Palestinians on a checkpoint in an alleyway leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on March 16, 2014, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)

    Israel’s parliament voted on Wednesday to extend a law that prevents Palestinians from being reunited with family members living in Occupied #Palestine, a move criticized by Palestinians and human rights organizations. Israeli news website Arutz Sheva reported that Knesset members voted 42 to 15 to uphold the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law.

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  • Israeli police attack Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem’s #Al-Aqsa_mosque

    Israeli police attacked Palestinian protesters on Tuesday in the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, ahead of an Israeli parliamentary debate over sovereignty of the holy site. Israel’s Knesset was preparing to debate a bill calling for Israel to illegally annex the compound, Islam’s third-holiest site and Judaism’s holiest, which has been administered by Jordan for 20 years under a 1994 peace treaty. read more

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  • Israeli police injures 18 Palestinians in #al-Aqsa raid

    A Palestinian woman flashes the V-sign for victory in front of the landmark Dome of the Rock mosque during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli riot police following Friday prayers at #jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on February 7, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Ahmad Gharabli)

    At least 18 Palestinian worshipers were injured on Friday when Israeli forces raided the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, Ma’an news agency reported. A medical source told Ma’an that 18 people, including a child, were being treated in the compound’s clinic for injuries caused by stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. Three Palestinians’ injuries required that they be sent to a hospital. read (...)

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  • Israeli police attack #African_immigrants protesting detention

    Israeli plainclothes police arrest an African asylum seeker near parliament in Jerusalem on December 17, 2013 during a protest against detention at an “open” prison. (Photo: AFP - Menahem Kahana)

    Nearly 200 African asylum seekers demonstrated Tuesday in Jerusalem against their detention at a new Israeli prison, which is unlocked during the day, from which they walked out two days earlier. At least two of the protesters were injured when police attacked the demonstration outside parliament, an AFP correspondent said. The men had left the Holot prison in southern region of Occupied #Palestine on Sunday night and made their way to the city on foot and by bus. read (...)

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  • Israeli police attack anti-Prawer protests with tear gas, water cannons

    Israeli occupation forces attack a Palestinian protester after a demonstration against the so-called #Prawer_Plan at the gate of the Beit El settlement, near Ramallah, on November 30, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Abbas Momani) Israeli occupation forces attack a Palestinian protester after a demonstration against the so-called Prawer plan at the gate of the Beit El settlement, near Ramallah, on November 30, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Abbas Momani)

    Israeli police on Saturday attacked thousands of protesters in the coastal city of Haifa and the desert village of Houra demonstrating against a draft law aimed at evicting #Bedouin residents from the southern #Negev. Protests against the so-called Prawer bill – which would forcibly evict up to (...)

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  • Dépêche Ma’an News Agency : des extrémistes juifs se sont rendus, en ce premier jour de Ramadhan, sur l’esplanade des mosquées, escortés par la police israélienne, et ont essayé de pénétrer de manière illégale dans la mosquée al-Aqsa avant de partir en chantant des slogans anti-arabes :

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Dozens of extremist Israelis on Wednesday entered the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, escorted by Israeli police, a Palestinian official said.
    Around 100 Israelis entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate, said Azzam al-Khatib, director-general of the PA Ministry of Endowment.
    Al-Khatib said Israeli police had rejected a request to stop the visits during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began Wednesday.
    Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an he was not aware of the request. Rosenfeld said Jewish and Christian visitors regularly enter the compound in coordinated visits.
    Witnesses told Ma’an that the Israeli visitors tried to enter the Dome of the Rock, which is not an agreed part of their tour.
    Muslim worshipers and Islamic students chanted Allahu Akbar to express their rejection to the visitors, witnesses said.
    The group, accompanied by rabbis, left the compound through the Chain Gate chanting anti-Arab slogans, they added.

  • Churches denounce Israel violence against Christians | Maan News Agency

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Patriarchs and heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem on Sunday released a joint statement denouncing attacks by Israeli police officers on worshipers and pilgrims during Holy Saturday at the Church of Holy Sepulcher.

    Signatories of the statement highlighted that they saw “awful scenes of the brutal treatment to clerics, average people and pilgrims in Jerusalem during Holy Saturday.”

    They added: “A day of joy was turned into a day of severe sadness and pain for several of our faithful brothers who were mistreated by a number of Israeli police officers at the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.”

    It is unacceptable, according to the statement, that clergymen and average people “get beaten brutally and indiscriminately and be denied access to their churches under the pretext of keeping order.”

    The statement urged the Israeli government to denounce the violence that police practiced against worshipers and clergymen.

    The patriarchs and heads of churches also denied claims of those who blamed the churches for what happened during the Holy week in Jerusalem. “These claims are counter to what happened in reality, and all heads of churches condemn the Israeli procedures and violations of the Christians’ rights,” the statement said.

    The statement was signed by heads of all recognized churches in the Holy Land including the Roman Orthodox Church, the Latin Church, the Armenian Orthodox Church, the Custodian of the Holy Land, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Ethiopian Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Maronite Church, the Episcopal Church, the Lutheran Church, the Syriac Catholic Church, and the Armenian Catholic Church.

    Jérusalem/Pâques : les Eglises chrétiennes dénoncent des violences policières
    AFP | 12/05/2013 |

    Les chefs des Eglises chrétiennes de Jérusalem ont dénoncé dimanche la « punition brutale » infligée par la police israélienne à des prêtres et des pèlerins au cours des célébrations du « feu sacré », pendant la récente Pâque orthodoxe, au Saint-Sépulcre à Jérusalem.

    « Nous, chefs des Eglises à Jérusalem avons assisté le coeur lourd aux scènes terribles du traitement brutal de notre clergé, de notre peuple et de nos pèlerins dans la Vieille ville de Jérusalem pendant le Samedi Saint », déplorent les patriarches orthodoxes et catholiques dans un communiqué.

    « Un jour de joie et de célébrations a été transformé en un jour de grand chagrin et de peine pour certains de nos fidèles qui ont été maltraités par des policiers israéliens présents autour des portes de la Vieille ville et des ruelles qui mènent au Saint-Sépulcre », regrette le communiqué.


    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A group of settlers accompanied by Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday for the second consecutive day, with Muslim worshipers prevented from praying at the holy site, locals said.

    Israeli police officers erected several checkpoints at entrances to the Al-Aqsa compound and prevented all Palestinian women, and men under 50, from entering, witnesses said.

    Elderly men were only allowed in after they had given their identity cards to Israeli officers.

    Israeli forces evacuated all young worshipers who managed to enter the mosque for dawn prayers, allowing only employees of the endowment ministry, who work at the mosque, to remain.

    Over 100 settlers then entered the Al-Aqsa compound at 7 a.m., entering through the Moroccan gate accompanied by Israeli forces.

    A day earlier, a group of around 40 settlers toured the compound escorted by police officers to commemorate the eve of Jerusalem Day, a controversial national holiday in Israel celebrating the “unification” of the city, or occupation of East Jerusalem.

    Israeli politicians, such as Likud’s Moshe Feiglin, have in the past called for Jewish prayers at the compound, and control and access to the holy site is a particularly sensitive religious and political issue.

    Earlier this year, PLO official Saeb Erekat slammed an attempt by Feiglin to enter the compound, calling it a “violation of the sanctity of the place as well as a direct provocation against Palestine, the Arab- and Muslim world.”

    The Al-Aqsa compound, containing the mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is the third holiest site in Islam and abuts the site where Jews believe the ancient Second Temple stood.

    • D’habitude, c’est à quinze ou vingt contre un femme ou un gosse de 10 ans.

      Il leur vient du courage à nos amis de la préférence nationale, maintenant c’est à 15 contre un prêtre.

      Et tout ce bordel avec le soutien de tout l’occident...


    • Egyptian assaulted by Israeli police - Daily News Egypt

      Diplomat Mostafa Al-Qouni at the Egyptian embassy in Israel said two official complaints will be filed in response to Israel’s mistreatment of two Egyptians.

      Bishop Athanasios from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Ramallah was assaulted on Saturday night by Israeli police, state-run news agency MENA reported. He was on his way to the Church of Holy Sepulchre to celebrate Joyous Saturday on the eve of Coptic Easter.

      He was taken to a Jerusalem hospital after the assault.

      Meanwhile a representative of the Egyptian embassy also faced mistreatment while on his way to the same church. He was attempting to enter the church through an entrance filled with barriers set up by Israeli authorities.

      After disclosing his identity, Israeli police apologised. Al-Qouni, who was present, ended his visit to the church early despite the apology.

      He plans to file to official complaints regarding the two incidents of which he has informed the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      The Palestinian Liberation Organisation denounced the countless difficulties that Palestinian Christian and Muslim worshippers have faced while travelling to holy sites, AFP reported.

  • A New Non-Violent Palestinian Anti-Israel Movement Emerges - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

    Since last week, dozens of activists have grabbed the spotlight on the Palestinian scene, which had been busy with US President Barack Obama’s visit. But after he left, those activists have become an important news item in Arab and Palestinian media. Israeli newspapers revealed that Israeli police were forced to postpone dealing with those activists until Obama left so as not to cause bad press in his presence.

    As those young activists were formulating an initiative that breaks the political deadlock, presents alternative Palestinian resistance methods and offers something different than armed struggle and traditional resistance, the US president was speaking about the peace process and the Arab summit was issuing perplexing decisions and proposals that raised many questions about the future.
    Those young activists set up a small tent city, with a children’s playground, on a piece of land threatened with being seized by Israel as part of an Israeli plan known as Plan E1. According to that plan, Israeli settlements would reach Jerusalem and cut off the West Bank’s south from its north, thus threatening the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
    The activists named their tent city “The Descendants of Younes.” They had previously set up a tent city called Bab al-Shams in January 2013. Bab al-Shams is the title of a story written by Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury. It talks about the Nakba and how the Palestinians were displaced in 1948. It also talks about resistance after the Nakba. The story’s main character is a resistance fighter named Younes. He meets his wife Nahila in a cave inside Palestine. They fall in love and live their love life in secret.
    The Israelis dismantled the Bab al-Shams tent city after it started attracting many visitors. But the activists who established that tent city are still active. Their movement uses different methods, has different objectives and involves different activists than traditional Palestinian movements.
    The activists come from all the Palestinian factions, especially Fatah and al-Badira movements. The latter is the only Palestinian anti-Israel movement that has never participated in the armed struggle. But despite that, it has significant presence. Along with Fatah and al-Badira, the PFLP and the DFLP were also present.
    A large part of the coordinating and preparatory work happens at the level of the activists, not the political parties to whom they belong. Moreover, many of the activists are independents. The movement is the result of several previous experiences, such as the fight against the Israeli separation barrier by the Bil’in, Ni’lin, Walaja and Hebron movements, and others. Those were peaceful grassroots movements with international and Israeli support. The Bab al-Shams movement is based on those previous experiences, except that the foreign presence in it is virtually nonexistent.
    In such a movement, the activists are better able to organize. One of the organizers said that they want to rely on their own efforts rather than that of international activists, although the latter’s support is important.
    In this kind of organized activism, the activists gather secretly to avoid the Israeli army checkpoints. Maybe in the future that can mobilize at multiple places concurrently. Things seem to be heading in that direction; it would be a different kind of intifada. The first intifada, in 1987, started with stone-throwing and demonstrations, it was not militarized. Weapons were rarely used and only after three years from the uprising’s start. In the second intifada, known as the Al-Aqsa intifada in 2000, many Palestinians regret that Israel was able to drag the movement into an armed struggle when it attacked Palestinian security headquarters with aircraft. But the new movement is very keen to avoid using violence, whether stone-throwing or arms, even though many activists affirm that all kinds of legitimate resistance are guaranteed by international law.
    Popular uprisings are not usually planned. They happen when there are tensions and some event comes along to act as a spark. When that happens, activists and politicians are often surprised. Sometimes they are able to lead the popular movement and sometimes new leadership emerges. Therefore, identifying those who will lead the third Palestinian uprising is not easy. But what is certain is that Bab al-Shams and other experiences have presented a new Palestinian resistance model.
    Perhaps for the first time in Palestinian history, the idea of a peaceful popular resistance is dominant. Even if this new experience is still in its infancy, all other forces that have proposed other resistance methods are on the decline. Fatah, which led the armed struggle in the past, has stopped using that method. Hamas, as a result of the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, has also halted military activities and now seems to favor political action.
    In the last few days of the Descendants of Younes experience, two parties spoke of a compromise solution. The first party was US President Barack Obama. In his visit to the area he promised that Secretary of State John Kerry would devote time for a peaceful settlement. US aid to the Palestinian authority resumed and Israel resumed paying the Palestinians the owed taxes. The second party was Qatar. It suggested supporting the Palestinians by establishing a billion-dollar fund to support the Arab presence in Jerusalem and to hold an Arab summit to help Palestinian reconciliation, followed by political negotiations that may include an international peace conference.
    The Palestinians are wary of a new armed struggle. But they are also suspicious of a political process that does not stop Israel from imposing facts on the ground by building settlements and confiscating land. They also do not trust Arab resolutions.
    There is an international push for a peace settlement. At first glance, it may seem a course correction and a means to lower tensions. But the failures of such efforts and the Israeli policy of imposing facts on the ground may create a new anti-Israel grassroots movement. The Bab al-Shams experience may act as a model for such a movement because it includes the traditional forces but has a new approach.
    Those new Palestinian forces and approaches are likely to grow stronger, especially if the reconciliation process fails and there are no new elections to rejuvenate Palestinian institutions.
    Ahmad Azem is the director of Palestine and Arabic Studies at Birzeit University.
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  • Israel blocks Palestinian protest run | Al Akhbar English

    Israel blocks Palestinian protest run

    Published Friday, March 1, 2013
    Israeli police attacked a Palestinian race on Friday and detained several runners. The event was organized to coincide with an annual Israeli marathon whose route cuts through occupied East Jerusalem.

    The police released the runners after holding them for about an hour, Dimitri Diliani, a senior Fatah official, told Ma’an news agency.

    The Palestinian runners started off in the historic Lifta village to counter the Israeli marathon that began from the Knesset building, he added.

    “Palestinian youths participating in the marathon handed the Israelis a formal paper written in English explaining what this marathon really means for Jerusalem,” Diliani said.

    Palestinian officials had already called on companies and individuals involved in Israel’s marathon to withdraw their support for the event.

  • The Forgotten Palestinians

    The Forgotten Palestinians
    ( Security Council and Israel/Palestine )
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    On May 15, the New York Times published an article by Aaron David Miller entitled “Preserving Israel’s Uncertain Status Quo.” Miller’s picture of Israel as a struggling democratic state facing external threats presents the usual bland confection. Miller fails to address the genuine threats that are affecting hopes for peace and promoting extremist ideas within the country: Israeli police attacks on J14 demonstrators in Tel Aviv; trends towards greater economic inequality, the expansion of the separation wall, the continued siege of the Gaza Strip; and Israel’s categorical backing of violent West Bank settlers.

    By Patrick O. Strickland
    August 20, 2012

    On May 15, the New York Times ran an editorial authored by Aaron David Miller under the title of “Preserving Israel’s Uncertain Status Quo.” Miller argues that the Israeli government’s attempts to achieve a “more peaceful and prosperous future” must “count for something.”

    In his discursive analysis of the contemporary political climate, Miller unfolds an unabridged list of threats to Israel: the Israeli social justice movement, the Syrian uprising, the Egyptian ousting of Hosni Mubarak, Iran, the security vacuum in the Sinai, ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israelis, and ‘Arab Israelis’ (which is, of course, a crass euphemism intended to disavow the collective identity of Palestinian citizens of Israel).

    Cataloging this exhaustive account of dangers, he resorts to a number of boorish clichés and Western media assumptions. Indeed, despite Israel’s malicious enemies, he argues, “the Israelis will prosper and keep their state, but the Arabs and the Iranians will never let them fully enjoy it.”

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  • Israël : Quand la police essaye de briser le mouvement social

    Israeli police arrest social protest movement leader and break up demonstrations

    By Jean Shaoul
    27 June 2012

    On Friday, a few hundred activists attempted to set up a tent city again on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard. Riot police moved in forcefully to prevent them from occupying the boulevard, a sign that the Israeli authorities are determined that there be no mass protests again this year.

  • Maan News Agency : Israel storms Nablus village after settler assault

    Israeli settlers assaulted a Nablus village Friday morning, leading to clashes with Israeli forces injuring 11 Palestinians.

    After the settlers were removed by Israeli police, Israeli forces raided Qusra village injuring six villagers with rubber bullets, a Ma’an correspondent said.

    Quand un village palestinien est attaqué par un gang de colons, il est ensuite attaqué par l’armée d’occupation israélienne. C’est logique.

  • Settlers set fire to West Bank mosque after Israel demolishes illegal structures in Migron - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

    A mosque in the West Bank village of Qusra, south of Nablus, was set on fire Monday morning, hours after Israeli police officers destroyed three illegal structures in the settlement outpost of Migron.

    According to Palestinian sources, a group of settlers arrived at the village mosque at approximately 3 A.M., threw burning tires toward it, and broke several of its windows. The event is the latest in a series of clashes between settlers and Palestinians in the region.

    Noter que, pour Haaretz, quand des colons juifs israéliens brûlent une mosquée palestinienne, il faut que entre dans le cadre d’« une série de clashs entre colons et Palestiniens », et il est parfaitement possible pour des Palestiniens de construire des « structures illégales » (selon la cours suprême israélienne) en Cisjordanie.

  • 800 enfants palestiniens, à la une du Akhbar

    اعتقلت اسرائيل اكثر من 800 شاب وطفل فلسطيني خلال السنوات الخمس الماضية لإقدامهم على رشق الجنود الاسرائيليين بالحجارة. وأحصت المنظمة الحقوقية الاسرائيلية «بتسليم» في تقرير اصدرته يتألف من 70 صفحة، 835 قاصراً سجنوا منذ عام 2005 حتى اوائل عام 2011. وقسّمت المنظمة المراهقين الفلسطينيين الى اكثر من 500 يبلغون 16 عاماً، و225 في سن 14 و15، و34 يبلغون 13 عاماً وما دون.

    • Un bon article lié :
      The tactic of arresting Palestinian children

      ...night raids, arrests, and the use of live ammunition, among other weapons, against residents is commonplace...According to Israeli police records, 1,267 criminal files against minors accused of throwing stones were opened across East Jerusalem between November 2009 and December 2010. This pattern has continued into 2011, as hundreds of children continue to be arrested and detained for allegedly throwing stones, especially in Silwan.

      La technique pour les traumatiser :

      Frequently taken from their beds in the middle of the night, children have been interrogated without the presence of lawyers, their parents or other family members, and nearly all have been subjected to some form of either physical or psychological abuse during their arrest and questioning.

      Des enfants âgés de 7 ans arrêtés :

      Further, while the age of criminal responsibility is 12-years-old, children as young as seven have been arrested in Silwan and interrogated on the suspicion of stone-throwing.

      Le but est de tuer toute résistance à l’occupation et à la colonisation :

      In Silwan specifically, the purpose of arresting Palestinian children is clear: to deter Palestinian residents from resisting ongoing Israeli settlement expansion and Jewish-only control of the neighbourhood, as well as being submissive in the face of police and army violence, house demolitions, and the daily oppression that accompany this colonisation project.

      L’article parle aussi de l’expulsion des palestiniens en parallèle à l’expansion de la colonisation :

      In March 2011, Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, stated that: “The continued pattern of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem combined with the forcible eviction of long-residing Palestinians is creating an intolerable situation in the part of the city previously controlled by Jordan … [and] can only be described in its cumulative impact as a form of ethnic cleansing.”