2020-03-25: Social Media Postees

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Knesset speaker announces sudden resignation in Israel
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-25
Speaker of the Knesset (Israel's parliament) Yuli Edelstein announced a sudden resignation on Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by the Supreme Court for him to elect a successor. | "I hereby resign from my position as speaker of the Knesset," Edelstein, a prominent member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, said in a resignation speech to the Knesset. | Edelstein argued that the court decision "destroys the work of the Knesset". | "The Supreme Court decision constitutes a gross and arrogant intervention of the judiciary in the affairs of the elected legislature. The Supreme Court decision inf…

US-Israel Defence Pact Essential for Deterrence but Could it Also Tie the Jewish State's Hands?
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-25
US-Israel relations are excellent and need no extra boost in the form of a defence pact, believes one Israeli expert. Although it could contribute to Israel's security and to regional stability, the agreement might also do more harm than good as it could damage the Jewish state's image as a country that relies solely on itself for survival.

The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-24
The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is now the dumping ground for military hardware, an ominous sign for …

Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-24
SIPRI and Amnesty International are right in exposing Israel's thriving weapons exports market while emphasizing the fact that much of these weapons proliferate freely among human rights violators.

Israel Controls 95 Percent of Occupied Jordan Valley: Official
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
Saeb Erekat, secretary general of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee stated on Tuesday that Israel is now controlling 95 percent of the West Bank's Jordan Valley. | RELATED: | Israel's Palestinian Inmates to Hunger Strike, Due to Poor COVID-19 Response | He said in an emailed press statement that 12,700 Israeli settlers exploit 95 percent of the territory, while 55,000 Palestinians are living in the remaining 5 percent. | "Intensifying settlement in the…

Jordan Eases Coronavirus Curfew, Allows Shops to Open
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Tuesday that his government would allow people to go on foot to neighborhood shops, in a move to ease a tight curfew imposed Saturday on people to contain and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. | RELATED: | Israel's Palestinian Inmates to Hunger Strike, Due to Poor COVID-19 Response | Razzaz said that starting Wednesday people will be able to leave their homes from 10: 00 am to 06: 00 pm. | "I understand the worry and anxiety.

King David's Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-24
Claiming "science" as their reason and in total disregard for the wellbeing of the population, tunnels are dug under Palestinian homes in Silwan, destroying foundations and forcing residents to flee.

Amid COVID-19, India Buys $116M Worth Of Weapons to Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-24
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed Thursday an arms deal with Israel worth hundreds of millions of dollars, as cases of the coronavirus infections are surging and concerns are rising over the country's ability to face a health emergency of such magnitude. | RELATED: | Indian Police Files Case Against Social Media Users in Kashmir | Israel will deliver to the Indian military 16,479 Negev light machine guns, the Indian government said in a statement. | The US$116 millio…

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands Near Nablus
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-24
Israeli army bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank village of Jaloud, south of Nablus city, local Palestinian sources reported. Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that the new bulldozing started in area …

Palestinian PM Presses for ICRC-applied Safety Standards for Prisoners
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-24
Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Tuesday, called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to apply all necessary international standards of safety and protection on the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails. Shtayyeh's call came in response to the current Coronavirus crisis that has plagued many …

Because 'Anne Frank Did Not Die in a Gas Chamber,' Jewish Activists Cite Disease in Nazi Death Camps in Call to Free Detained Immigrants
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-24
"Crowded, unsanitary detention camps are a death sentence for the people inside. These are the conditions that killed Anne Frank, who died of typhus in 1945." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anne_frank-_never_again.jpeg

Israeli Colonists Attack A Young Man In Northern Plains, Homes In Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the West Bank's Northern Plains, and attacked many homes in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said several colonists assaulted a young …

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency's latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three …

Israeli Settlers Attack , Damage Palestinian Vehicle near Jenin
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Monday, in northern occupied West Bank, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. A Palestinian resident of Silat al-Dahr village, south of city of Jenin, told WAFA that illegal colonial settlers hurled stones at his car, breaking its …

PHRI calls on the Israeli authorities to provide Gaza with missing equipment and assist patients needing treatment
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has called on the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide Gaza with the equipment it urgently needs to combat COVID-19, including basic antiseptics, intensive care beds, and ventilators. PHRI's further urged COGAT and the …

Arab League Demands Israel Release Palestinian Prisoners
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
The League of Arab States, consisting of 22 Arab countries, addressed international human rights organizations and other relevant bodies, on Monday, what they describe as an imperative release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners, from Israeli jails. A press release, issued by the Deputy-Secretary General of the Arab States' League for …

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Qalqilia
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, three Palestinian men in Qalqilia governorate, in northern West Bank, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Sniria village, south of Qalqilia, before abducting 'Ala Sadeq Omar, 38, and …

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians For Disinfecting Public Facilities In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, five Palestinians for disinfecting public facilities near the Lion's Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted the Palestinians in the al-Ghazali Square, in Bab Al-Asbat (Lion's Gate), while they were disinfecting public facilities as …

World Health Organization Officials Visit the Besieged Gaza Strip
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-23
A delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, after announcing that two people were infected with Corona virus (COVID-19). The Hebrew newspaper "Yediot Aharonot" reported that a group of representatives from the WHO arrived in the Gaza Strip, through the Beit …

Pompeo and Netanyahu paved a path to war with Iran, and they're pushing Trump again
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-20
Though it narrowly averted war with Iran this January, the Trump administration is still pushing for all-out military conflict. The…

Pipeline or a Pipedream
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict is Brewing in the Mediterranean…