Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

2020-08-03: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2020-08-03). Human Rights Defenders: Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier, Elor Azaria. counterpunch.org As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders, "a grass-roots, non-partisan Palestinian organization, working to support nonviolent popular resistance through popular

Alys Samson Estapé (2020-08-03). 15 Lessons From 15 Years of BDS. zcomm.org Fifteen years on, and during a time of global uprising against an entire system of racist exploitation and oppression, the BDS movement continues learning, adapting and growing, making connections, and exposing and challenging Israeli apartheid…

Amira Hass (2020-08-03). A clear message from West Bank mosque burning: Palestinians must disappear. zcomm.org The arsonists' indirect message is: Look at us, we do whatever we like and will continue to do it, because the police won't bother to search for us and the army won't turn us in. And if they do catch us, they won't prosecute us, and if they do prosecute, the judges will find an excuse to acquit us.

RT (2020-08-02). 'North Korea TV can learn from them': Netanyahu lashes out at Israeli media over 'one-sided' coverage of protests. rt.com Israeli media is not reporting on the protests against him, but taking part in them, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said as he launched several attacks on the country's press, which he insisted was acting "North Korea-style." | The demonstrations, which have been underway for months in Israel, are "being fueled especially by the media who have enlisted themselves [to the protests] in a manner the like of which I can't remember," Netanyahu The…

IMEMC News (2020-08-02). Army Abducts A Mother, Her Son And Daughter, In Hebron, After Colonists Attempted to Kidnap A Child. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian mother along with her son and daughter after they helped free a child after she was assaulted by illegal colonialist settlers who tried to kidnap her. According to human rights activist and a volunteer with the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights …

yenisafak (2020-08-02). Eid al-Adha: Turkey donates meat to needy Gazans. yenisafak.com Palestinian authorities on Sunday began distributing meat from livestock sacrificed with donations from Turkey on the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival to hundreds of families in need in the Gaza Strip.During the four-day holiday, the Ministry of Foundations and Religious Affairs aims to provide as many as 4,500 families with meat, Eshref Ismail, the director of the projects department at the ministry, told Anadolu Agency.The Turkiye Diyanet Foundation is financing the initiative.Most of the Muslim-majority countries around the world, including Turkey, are observing the four-day holiday that started on Friday.On Eid al…

sputniknews (2020-08-02). Israel Thwarts 'Terrorist' Attempt to Place Explosives on Syria-Israeli Border, IDF Says. sputniknews.com The Israeli Defence Forces noted that it "considers [the] Syrian regime responsible for any action taken in its territory", adding that "it will not allow" any violation of the sovereignty of the state of Israel.

sputniknews (2020-08-02). Coalition Chair Zohar Talks Relations Between Israel's Likud and Blue and White Parties. sputniknews.com Israel's new unity government was sworn in on 17 May 2020, following a deal made by political rivals Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, and Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party. Under a power sharing agreement, Netanyahu will remain as Prime Minister for 18 months, before Gantz takes over in October 2021.

RT (2020-08-01). Anti-Semitism payouts are an 'abuse of members money,' trade union warns Labour Party. rt.com Britain's Labour party is dishing out "substantial damages" to staffers who accused the party of anti-Semitism. However, new Labour leader Keir Starmer is facing backlash for this tactic of handling the issue. | Labour's opponents have long accused the party of anti-Semitism, and a BBC documentary last year promised to shed light on these accusations. In it, seven former party members and a host of Israel advocates claimed that the party had stymied investigations into anti-Jewish sentiment within its ranks. The party condemned the documentary as "biased," and accused the former members of having "personal and…

IMEMC News (2020-08-01). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Teenage Boys Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Ya'bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted three teenage boys. The soldiers also invaded Zabbouba nearby village. Media sources in Jenin said several army vehicles invaded Ya'bad, especially the al-Ba'ajwa neighborhood, before abducting three teenage boys …

Ali Salam (2020-08-01). Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 7 Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March. imemc.org Seven Palestinian young men were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Friday, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas at the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The coordinator of the Popular Resistance in the …

IMEMC News (2020-08-01). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Nablus, Injure Many In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian in Nablus, and injured several others in Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Nablus city, stormed and searched homes, before abducting one Palestinian, identified as Islam al-Qadah. The soldiers also invaded Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, …

yenisafak (2020-08-01). Eid al-Adha: Aid distributed to 4,000 families in Gaza. yenisafak.com A Turkish charity on Saturday distributed meat to nearly 4,200 families in need in the Gaza Strip on the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival.Nearly 25,000 people will receive the meat distributed by Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) for the holiday, also known as the feast of sacrifice.A total of 37 cattle were slaughtered by the IHH in the Gaza Strip, media manager at IHH's Gaza Office, Muhammad es-Shurefa, told Anadolu Agency.Most Muslim-majority countries around the world are observing the four-day holiday starting on Friday.On Eid al-Adha, one of the two main yearly Muslim holidays, people who can afford…

yenisafak (2020-08-01). Israel's attacks violate UNSC resolution: Lebanon. yenisafak.com Lebanon is prepared to defend itself against Israel's attacks, which are in violation of the 2006 UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday.In a televised address, the president said Israel's attacks in southern Lebanon had once again flouted UNSC Resolution 1701, which calls for full cessation of hostilities and Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon.Aoun asserted that Lebanon remains willing to abide by the resolution and resolving all disputes under UN supervision."We are committed to defend ourselves, our land, our water, and our authority. We will not compromis…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-31). List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes. counterpunch.org When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel's 'right to defend itself.' Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-31). Activists worldwide demand immediate release of BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa. peoplesdispatch.org Mahmoud Nawajaa, general coordinator of the national committee of the BDS in Palestine, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces early in the morning of July 30. His whereabouts remain unknown…

Days of Palestine (2020-07-31). Malaysian Parliament Calls for the Expulsion of Israel from the United Nations. globalresearch.ca The Parliament of Malaysia unanimously agreed today on submitting a notice for emergency motion to urge the government to work with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in demanding the expulsion of Israel from the United Nations. | Syed Ibrahim Syed …

teleSUR (2020-07-31). Palestine Celebrates the 'Festival of Sacrifice' Amid Pandemic. telesurenglish.net Amid the COVID-19 rebound in the West Bank, Palestine's people Friday commemorated the Eid al-Adha which is the most important holiday in the Muslim world. | RELATED: | During Eid al-Adha, families gather to slaughter a lamb. This animal is divided into three pieces: one is for self-consumption, a second part is given to family members, and the last one is for the people in need. | This Festival is celebrated with joy as thousan…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-31). Will Hezbollah Seek Revenge Against Israel? globalresearch.ca Tensions on the Israel-Lebanon border flared up in recent days due to a confusing July 27 incident near the Sheba'a Farms, a Syrian area occupied by Israel since the 1967 war but is also claimed by Lebanon. Tensions erupted when …

Ramzy Baroud (2020-07-31). 'Feeding a Bedouin': Roy Oz and Israel's outrageous racism. peoplesworld.org asks his children, who were seated in the back seat of his car. Outside the vehicle, two Palestinian children were filmed as they stood waiting eagerly for the cookies promised to them by the Israeli driver. | Palestinian Bedouins are treated like "monkeys," Arab Member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Ahmad Tibi,

OCHA (2020-07-31). OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | 14 — 27 July 2020. imemc.org United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Twenty Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces in various clashes across the West Bank. This is around 80 per cent below the average of such injuries since the beginning of 2020. Fourteen of the injuries were sustained during clashes that erupted …

Ali Salam (2020-07-31). Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for 36 Palestinian-owned Structures near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of a Palestinian village of Farasin, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, the head of the village council stated. The head of Farasin village council, Mahmoud Amarneh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces invaded the village and handed …

PCHR (2020-07-31). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23— 28 July 2020). imemc.org Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli's excessive use of force …

Ali Salam (2020-07-31). Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home, Confiscate Farm Equipment. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Wednesday morning, demolished the foundation of a Palestinian-owned house in Beit Awwa town, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent reported. He confirmed that Israeli soldiers invaded the town, and demolished the foundation of the 150 square meter house …

James Zogby (2020-07-31). Why Is the Democratic Party So Timid on Palestinian Rights? commondreams.org President Donald Trump, right, looks over to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu_6.jpg

Staff (2020-07-31). #FreeMahmoud: Israeli occupation forces arrest BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa during night raid. imemc.org July 30, 2020: Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): Tens of Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), near Ramallah, handcuffing, blindfolding and taking him away from his wife and three young children.

_____ (2020-07-31). UK Students Fighting For Universities To Cut Ties With Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org Apartheid Off Campus is a newly-formed student network fighting to sever the ties between UK universities and the Israeli occupation. | "University students are in a powerful position to campaign in support of Palestinians and against the structures of racism by both challenging/exposing these links and forcing their universities to divest from complicit companies, as well as making their institutions commit to being APARTHEID FREE," reads the group's website. | Research recently released by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign shows that UK universities continue to invest over $580 million in companies complicit…

Staff (2020-07-30). Chomsky on Israel's Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank. democracynow.org Noam Chomsky says Israel's planned annexation of the occupied West Bank "basically formalizes" what has already been official policy over the last half-century, from both left-wing and right-wing parties in Israel. He compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to anti-immigrant policies in the United States, and says the main goal of annexation is to take over as much territory while excluding its Palestinian inhabitants. "Israel does not want to bring Palestinian populations into the greater Israel they're constructing."

Eliza Egret (2020-07-30). Israeli arms company in London is targeted as activists launch Palestine Action network. thecanary.co Activists targeted Israeli arms company Elbit Systems' UK headquarters early on 30 July. Elbit staff came to work to find the building covered in graffiti and splattered with paint. The action comes on the same day that a new network called Palestine Action has launched; join us; get mobilised; take action; end complicity in Israel's war crimes & apartheid regime —…

Staff (2020-07-30). Opinion: Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif's Execution by an Israeli Soldier. imemc.org ÔøºBy Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle: As illegal settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders (HRD), "a grassroots, non-partisan Palestinian …

Staff (2020-07-30). Opinion: List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes. imemc.org By Ramzy Baroud — Palestine Chronicle: When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on …

IMEMC News (2020-07-30). Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday, many Palestinians in Kafr Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests, and fired a barrage of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets. WAFA …

IMEMC News (2020-07-30). On Eve Of Al-Adha, 4500 Palestinians, Including 39 Women And 160 Children, Imprisoned By Israel" imemc.org On the eve of al-Adha Muslim feast, Palestinian researcher specialized in detainee's affairs, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has reported that Israel is holding captive around 4500 Palestinians, including 39 women, 160 children, 6 legislators and 360 who are held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. …

Ali Salam (2020-07-30). Israeli Forces Invade Qalandia, Kafr 'Aqab, Open Fire at Palestinians. imemc.org Israeli forces invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem and Kafr 'Aqab neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Wednesday, and fired at protestors, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Eyewitnesses said many soldiers stormed Kafr 'Aqab and Qalandia, stopped Palestinians in the streets, inspected their identification, seized Palestinian vehicles, and blocked …

WSWS (2020-07-30). Israeli bus drivers' strike over COVID-19 safety concerns. wsws.org More than a thousand bus drivers have been infected with the disease and hundreds are in quarantine, as the number of cases among Israel's 9 million population has soared.

Lawrence Davidson (2020-07-30). An Attack on Edward Said's Legacy. counterpunch.org I traveled to Israel and the Occupied Territories in the early 2000s with the progressive group Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. We made an effort to gain insight into most of the players in the conflict, and so a series of interviews was arranged with members of the Israeli right wing. I remember that one of

IMEMC News (2020-07-30). Israeli Colonists Steal Palestinian Water Tanks And Tents In Northern Plains. imemc.org A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, invaded Wednesday Khirbat Samra Bedouin community, in the West Bank's N Plains, before stealing water tanks, tents, and equipment. Mo'taz Bisharat, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of the Jordan Valley file, stated that the colonists stole sheds, …

Ali Salam (2020-07-30). 25 Palestinians Detained Across West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces detained 25 Palestinian civilians overnight Tuesday, into early Wednesday, from various towns in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) confirmed. In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli soldiers took 12 Palestinian civilians into custody, from several areas, including former prisoners; 1. Khaled Abu …

IMEMC News (2020-07-30). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank" imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, including former political prisoners and the coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied …

The Canary (2020-07-30). Daily Mail publisher makes apology in court over completely 'untrue' article on Muslim Tory peer. thecanary.co The publisher of the MailOnline has apologised in court over completely 'untrue' allegations the outlet made against a Muslim Tory peer. Mohamed Sheikh has also accepted "substantial" damages from the publisher over the "shocking and unfounded allegations" the Mail made about him. | Palestinian rights conference: | In August 2018, the Daily Mail