2020-03-26: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Technology of Death: The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-26
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…

West Bank woman is first Palestinian to die from COVID-19
Ali Abunimah | zcomm.org | 2020-03-26
Israel has not eased up on its abuses of Palestinians despite the pandemic. In one shocking incident on Monday, a Palestinian laborer with flu-like symptoms and a fever was dumped at a West Bank checkpoint by Israeli police…

Israel's Knesset speaker resigns in order to defend Netanyahu
wsws.org | 2020-03-26
This thoroughly undemocratic manoeuvre comes in the wake of Monday's High Court ruling that speaker Yuli Edelstein must allow a vote on his replacement.

Malaysian socialist calls out dangerous myth of COVID-19 "mitigation"
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-26
Healthcare Jeyakumar DevarajIssue 1258 Malaysia COVID-19March 26, 2020I received a video on March 22 featuring an Israeli minister making an argument supporting "mitigation" as a strategy for combating COVID-19. He explained that since mortality rates are lower than 1% for…

MN shows solidarity with Palestine during COVID-19 pandemic
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-25
Minneapolis, MN – The MN Anti-War Committee (AWC) wanted to be a part of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network's global week of action for Palestinian Land Day but they couldn't do it as a protest the way they had originally planned. Instead on March 24 the MN AWC reorganized their protest as a call-in day, and then did a five-person social distancing bannering protest. | In 1976, Land Day marked a turning point as the first mass mobilization by Palestinians within Israel against colonialism and land theft. Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel for protesting the Israeli go…

BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India's Democracy
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-25
It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on its diversity and tolerance, and for being 'the largest democracy in the world' has, in recent years, exhibited the exact opposite qualities

Palestine Demands Israel Release Prisoners Amid Virus Outbreak
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-25
Palestine on Wednesday urged Israel to immediately release over 5,000 Palestinian prisoners from its jails amidst an outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. | RELATED: | Israel Controls 95 Percent of Occupied Jordan Valley: Official | In a press statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Israeli Prisons Service (IPS) is not providing proper health protection to Palestinian prisoners, despite an alarming increase of coronavirus cases in Israel. | "Israel is in…

Palestinians Prisoners in Israeli Jails Appeal for Their Safety
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
Around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners appealed, on Wednesday, to concerned local and international bodies to ensure their own safety, inside Israeli jails. The prisoners' appeal came in response to the widely-spread Coronavirus, worldwide and in Israel, where the prisoners are jailed. A statement released by the prisoners read; "Increasingly, we feel …

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra'fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between …

PCHR: "Call for Intervention before It is too Late: PCHR Warns that Gaza's Healthcare System Would Collapse in case of Coronavirus Outbreak"
PCHR | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza is following with great concern the health conditions in the Gaza Strip and seriously warns of a catastrophic deterioration that may afflict the Strip in the event of an outbreak of the new Coronavirus Covid-19. The center is concerned that the health …

Israeli Authorities Deny Solar Panels, Greenhouses to Palestinian Farmers in West Bank
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
Israeli authorities banned, on Wednesday, installation of Palestinian-owned solar panels and a green house in the northern occupied West Bank area of Al-Aghwar. Local Palestinian media sources said that an Israeli troop obstructed installation works in the Kherbet Aldeir village, within the Tubas governorate. Palestinian chief for the Al-Aghwar rural …

Two Palestinian Farmers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinian residents of the village of Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, injuring two, according to the head of the village council.. Marwan Sabbah told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers attacked Palestinian farmers with sharp tools as they worked on their land, injuring …

First COVID-19 Death in West Bank, Gaza Prepares for the Worst
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-25
The Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Health has recorded Wednesday the first death due to the COVID-19 disease in the Palestinian occupied territories. | RELATED: | 'Dear World, How Is the Lockdown?' Gaza Takes To Twitter | A woman in her 60s from a village north of Jerusalem died in the Hugo Chavez hospital in the West Bank town of Turmsayya after testing positive in the morning. Her daughter and son-in-law also contracted the virus. | The Ministry of Health spokesperson, Ibrahi…

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian, Block off Towns in West Bank
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-25
Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday, opened fire and injured a Palestinian youth near the village of Deir Nitham, west of Ramallah, and closed its entrance, according to local sources. The source told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers shot the youth near the village, alleging he was throwing rocks at settlers' …

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic
Neve Gordon | thenation.com | 2020-03-25
The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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…