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al-Qa'bong
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posted 10 October 2003 06:55 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From al-Jazeera

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An eight-year-old boy, shot in the head, is the latest casualty in an ongoing Israeli army raid targeting Rafah refugee camp in the occupied Gaza Strip.

Six Palestinians are now dead, including a 12-year-old girl, after elite troops backed by heavy armour stormed the camp overnight.


I don't suppose Israelis should expect an air raid any time soon.


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Israel Launches Fresh Gaza Raid

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At least 40 tanks and armoured personnel carriers returned to Rafah on Monday, encountering little resistance, witnesses said.

In the first operation eight Palestinians - including two boys aged eight and 15 - were killed, hospital officials said.

Up to 1,500 Palestinians were left homeless by the Israeli raid at the weekend, codenamed Operation Root Canal, the United Nations estimates.

A senior UN official who went to assess damage said it looked like there had been a severe earthquake at the densely-populated camp in the south of the Gaza Strip, with up to 120 homes demolished.



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Israeli invasion of Balata continues

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"At approximately 03:30, Israeli soldiers fired at the 25-year-old wounding him with a live bullet in the chest. No ambulances were permitted access to the area and Dawaia remained on the ground bleeding until 04:00. At that time, a number of Israeli soldiers moved towards him and shot him dead with 8 live bullets".

Israeli occupying forces deny this version of events, and claim that Dawaia was attempting to plant an explosive device in the path of an Israeli military vehicle.

The PRCH says that eyewitnesses told the organisation that the man was on his way to work at a local bakery when he was killed.



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Palestinian teenager killed, eight wounded

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The shooting of the 17-year old came two days after Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians in Nablus during some of the bloodiest confrontations there for at least two weeks.

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Palestinian Killed in Gaza Invasion

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Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, hours after another three Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank.

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The latest killings brought the toll from the nearly 40-month-old Palestinian uprising to 3692, including 2766 Palestinians and 860 Israelis.

CBC Radio said today that 2000 Palestinians and 1000 Israelis have been killed in the al-Aqsa Intifada.


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Israelis shoot deaf Palestinian woman

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Israeli occupation troops have shot and wounded a "mentally disturbed" woman as she worked on her family's farm in the town of Musha, near Qalqilya in the West Bank.

According to our correspondent, the troops opened fire on the woman, wounding her in the shoulder. The woman, who is deaf, was carrying farm implements at the time.

An Israeli newspaper said the troops said they mistook her for a "suicide bomber". The paper reported the woman was "apparently mentally disturbed".



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Mosque, homes destroyed in Rafah raid

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Witnesses said some families raised white flags to avoid being hit by bullets from Israeli troops who opened fire on the residents.

The mosque which was demolished had already been damaged in previous raids by troops. On Tuesday morning, the place of worship was razed by Israeli bulldozers.



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Land seizures

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Residents told Aljazeera.net that they were handed the land confiscation papers late on Tuesday and were given just seven days to appeal the order.

They were also asked to sign a paper stating that they formally relinquish their claims to their own land in return for financial compensation.

“They came last night and handed me papers to sign saying I give up claims to my land, and at the same time handed me another paper saying they are confiscating my land whether I like it or not” exclaimed one distraught resident.

“They are trying to coerce me into signing this document. But I’m not doing it. No one is - we refuse to sign these papers or be forced out of our homes.”



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IOF kills 8
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The Palestinian resistance group Islamic Jihad has vowed revenge after Israel killed at least eight Palestinians on the outskirts of Gaza City on Wednesday.

The men were shot dead in the al-Zaytun suburb of southern Gaza City after Israeli armoured vehicles and bulldozers invaded the area.


Mother killed

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Muna Ismail, a 31-year-old mother of two, was killed by tank fire while washing clothes and baking bread in her backyard with her sister, who was wounded along with a 13-year-old nephew, said neighbour Akram Brais.

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Strange how the mainstream press avoided the above story, and this:

Islamic Jihad vows to avenge Gaza bloodbath
yet manages to put this on the front page:

10 killed in suicide bombing in Jerusalem
.

Fox News isn't alone in being fair and balanced.

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So are you popping champagne corks to celebrate the suicide bombing? This must be the best news you've heard in weeks!
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So are you popping champagne corks to celebrate the suicide bombing? This must be the best news you've heard in weeks!

Good one, Stockholm.

You've written some howlers in the past, but I admit, this is the most outrageous thing from you yet.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stockholm:
So are you popping champagne corks to celebrate the suicide bombing? This must be the best news you've heard in weeks!

Cute, Stockholm. Quit trolling.


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That's just disgusting, Stockholm.
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No closure
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Earlier Thursday, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz ordered the security establishment not to renew a closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip following the suicide attack.

Mofaz explained that the decision not to impose a closure on Palestinian cities was made so as not to make the lives of the Palestinian public harder. He said that action would be taken specifically against terror organizations.


Not closing the territories is a good start, but I'm afraid of what "action against the terror organizations" will entail.


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Originally posted by Stockholm:
So are you popping champagne corks to celebrate the suicide bombing? This must be the best news you've heard in weeks!

Why the hell don't you just bugger off somewhere I don't have to read this crap?

I am personally offended that you believe that I would even think about celebrating any form of death being inflicted on people. Since you have indirectly accused me, among others, of celebrating suicide bombers, I demand an apology for this smear you tried to pull.

Your unmitigated lack of respect for the fundamental decency of others is clearly evident, and furthermore, for all your protestations that you don't sympathize with Ariel Sharon, you sure have a tendency to act like him.


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Teeens killed, Bethlehem Invasion
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Two Palestinian teenagers have been shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the north of the Gaza Strip.

The shootings on Friday coincided with an invasion of the West Bank town of Bethlehem by Israeli troops.



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posted 30 January 2004 11:38 AM      Profile for worker_drone        Edit/Delete Post
What's wrong with Stockholm's quip? It's just the type of Qa'omedy we've all Qa'ome to expect from the middle east fora.
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Hey, buddy, you can just go bugger off as well.
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the middle east fora

I thought there was only one. Who's been holding out on me?


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Israel's 'execution' troops face death quiz

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The Israeli army is under growing pressure to explain a series of deaths of Palestinians in a three-week operation in the West Bank city of Nablus. According to witnesses and medical evidence, at least two of the 19 deaths during the operation have the hallmarks of executions.

The operation was launched on 16 December to track down Naif Sharekh, who the army say was behind the movement of suicide bombers from Nablus to Israel. The UN representative in the city described it as 'one of the largest military operations in Nablus since Operation Defensive Shield started in April 2002'.

By the time the army reduced its presence on 6 January, it had killed four gunmen and 15 unarmed civilians including six children.


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The high number of deaths in Nablus over Christmas and their brutal nature have largely been ignored by human rights groups and the media because Nablus is isolated, but slowly people are beginning to pay attention.

Noam Hossfatter, a spokesman for B'tselem, an Israeli human rights group, said they were examining Qassas' death with a view to pressing the army to investigate: 'At the moment there is no eyewitness, so we cannot yet say there was an execution but if someone was in custody and was then found dead it would suggest something very unusual took place.'


'Execution' troops? The Guardian is being polite. The IOF is behaving no better than Guatemalan death squads.


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Not too surprising, considering the crucial role that Israel played in supporting the Guatemalan military and its death squads during the bloodiest years of the 1980s.
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Dare I mention the words "banana republic"?
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Israeli troops kill up to nine Palestinians

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The latest Israeli aggression has provoked an angry reaction from Palestinian negotiations minister Saib Uraiqat, currently in Italy with Palestinian premier Ahmad Quraya, who is visiting to rally opposition to Israel's controversial separation barrier.

"We strongly condemn this aggression, this massacre, while efforts are being made to revive the peace process," he told AFP by phone from Rome.



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A Palestinian farmer was killed before dawn Friday during an Israel Defense Forces operation in the northern West Bank village of Kabatiya

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A 10-year-old Palestinian boy, A 10-year-old Palestinian boy, Bashir Abu Armana, was killed Thursday and another boy was lightly wounded after Israel Defense Forces troops fired at four Palestinian children on the border between Israel and Egypt

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"I am very worried by the number of Palestinian children shot in the past year"

-- former head of Israel's Security Services, Ami Ayalon.


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Int'l observer: IDF, settlers are 'cleansing' Hebron's H-2 area

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"There are roadblocks in the area all the time. Once there were more than 100 days of continuous curfew, with only brief interruptions. The markets are closed, the roads are closed, and if you're a Palestinian who does not appear on the lists, you can't enter. The settlers go out almost every night and attack those who live near them. They break windows, cause damage and effectively force the Palestinians to leave the area.

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Israel has stepped up the pace of settlement building

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The government's figures show that 35% more building was undertaken in the settlements last year than the year before.

Work began on about 1,850 new settler homes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Hassan Abu Libdeh, spokesman for the Palestinian prime minister, Ahmed Qureia, said the expansion showed Israel's lack of commitment to the road map and "US bias [towards] this Israeli government".



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The Palestinian resistance group Hamas has vowed to avenge an Israeli occupation army offensive in the central Gaza Strip which left 14 people dead and scores more wounded.

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The Israeli army said the operation in al-Buraij was carried out "in order to prevent terrorist attacks carried out against Israeli targets".

But Aljazeera's correspondent witnessed Israeli helicopters firing randomly in the camps.

"Huge numbers of Israeli forces, backed by tanks and jeeps, are still surrounding the area, opening fire at citizens' houses," he reported.

Palestinian security sources told Aljazeera the Israelis were using a new type of explosive bullet.


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An UNRWA convoy delivering food to a besieged Palestinian town has come under Israeli fire in the occupied Gaza Strip, according to UN officials.

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An Israeli armoured personnel carrier opened fire at a five-vehicle convoy marked with UN flags and symbols, after UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Hansen and operations personnel made the distributions, according to the statement.

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18 injured as Fatah gunmen clash with Dahlan supporters

At least 18 Palestinians were reported wounded in fighting Sunday in Gaza between Palestinian Fatah militants and supporters of former Gaza security chief Mohammed Dahlan. The conflict centers on a round of new security appointments made by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in the past few days.


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From Al Jazeera

Gaza kidnappings: Security chiefs quit

Gaza police chief Ghazi al-Jabali was among those kidnapped

Two top Palestinian security officials have resigned in the wake of a spate of kidnappings carried out by disgruntled policemen in the Gaza Strip.

Officials said the preventive security chief in Gaza, Rashid Abu Shbak and the head of Palestinian general intelligence, Amin Hindi, submitted their resignations to Palestinian President Yasir Arafat "because of the state of chaos."

Their resignations came after a second senior Palestinian security official and four French nationals were abducted on Friday - hours after another senior security official was briefly kidnapped. 

http://tinyurl.com/4fbs6

With a thank you to Slim

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TinyURL is your friend.
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Also from Al Jazeera...

Palestinian armed men briefly nabbed the chief of police for the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank, releasing him after Palestinian President Yasir Arafat agreed to meet their anti-corruption demands.

The Jenin Martyrs' Brigade, part of Arafat's Fatah faction, claimed responsibility for abducting Ghazi al-Jabali on Friday, in one of the boldest challenges to Arafat's authority by Palestinians seeking security and governmental reforms.

...Human Rights Watch has called on Arafat in the past to denounce the Palestinian security forces' attacks and detentions of journalists under al-Jabali.


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Medic Witnesses Execution of Unarmed Palestinian

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[Balata, Nablus] At approximately 7:20 PM, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Yasser Khalil Tantawi, an unarmed 20 year-old Palestinian man in the streets of Balata. Eyewitnesses report that Yasser was shot once by the soldiers and then shot nine times as he lay in the street unable to move.

Henrik, a Swedish national and fifth-year medical student volunteering with the Palestinian Medical Relief Societies, was running towards Yasser after he had been shot once, and Henrik shouted to the soldiers that he was an international medical volunteer. The soldiers ignored this announcement and shot Yasser nine more times, with wounds ranging from his chest to his legs. By the time the medical volunteers could reach Yasser and transport him to the ambulance, he was dead.



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I bet they shot Yasser in the back, too.
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Israel's shooting of young girl highlights international hypocrisy, say Palestinians

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The nine-year-old girl's parents realised she was gone as they watched the election results on television. They do not know precisely what happened, but the Israeli army later said Aya was behaving in a suspicious manner reminiscent of a terrorist - she got too close to the border fence - and so a soldier fired several bullets into the child, hitting her in the neck and blowing open her stomach.

Aya was the second child killed by the Israeli army last week. Soldiers near Ramallah shot 13-year-old Munadel Abu Aaalia in the back as he walked along a road reserved for Jewish settlers with two friends. The army said the boys planned to throw rocks at Israeli cars, which the military defines as terrorism.

The two killings went unnoticed by the outside world amid the political drama, but they made their impact among Palestinians angered by demands from western leaders for Hamas to recognise Israel and renounce its armed struggle.



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Yes, and Arab nations seem to be more interested in the boycott of Demark and continuing trade with Israel, than being in an uproar over the deaths of Palestinian children. It seems the only people who really give a shit about Palestinians are the Palestinians.
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Uh, even they're obsessed with the cartoon.

"Hey, let's go looking for some white people to kidnap in protest of a cartoon that ran back in 2005! This will certainly silence those who think we're loopy, violent cult members!"


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Originally posted by FabFabian:
Yes, and Arab nations seem to be more interested in the boycott of Demark and continuing trade with Israel, than being in an uproar over the deaths of Palestinian children.

Sadly, the IDF killing children is a 'dog bites man' story.


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I get the sense that this was intended as an archive thread, not a discussion thread. Or at least has evolved that way.
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This is Zionism. Israel does not have the death penalty: it prefers to kill without trials, or due process. Their relative was killed by Israeli occupation forces. Some prefer to be outraged at Danish cartoons--as offensive as they may be to Muslims around the world. I prefer to be outraged at continuing Israeli murders of Palestinians.

The Angry Arab

You're right, Cueball, there ought to be another thread for the cartoon issue.

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Israel Defense Force soldiers fatally shot a 25-year-old Gaza woman near the border with Israel, where the Kissufim crossing used to be.

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Nafia Abu Musaed sustained chest injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Dir al-Balah, where she died of her wounds.

Palestinian and Israeli sources disagree about where Abu Musaed was when soldiers shot on her. According to Palestinian sources, she was several hundred meters away from the barrier.


Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian woman

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Palestinian security sources say Imsaa'id was more than 500m away at the time of the incident and posed no threat to Israeli troops.

Family members told Aljazeera.net Nayfa was tending her goats and taking a stroll with a friend at the time.

Yasir Abu Imsaa'id, Nayfa's cousin, told Aljazeera.net: "Just before the afternoon prayer, she and her friend went outside for a stroll. They were taking a walk near their goats, when suddenly they were fired at from the east, beyond the border.

"Anyone that gets near that area, even as far as 1 kilometre away, is shot at immediately, suspicious or not. They have no mercy for any human who lives there, even though it is clearly a Palestinian area. It is their home. But they shoot at anyone anyway, and this has happened time and again," said Yasir.


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IDF troops kill Palestinian wielding toy rifle near Jenin

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Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man on Wednesday while carrying out an arrest raid in Qabatiyah, near the West Bank city of Jenin.

Palestinian security officials said the victim was a mentally-handicapped 19-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Mujahed Al-Simadi, who was carrying a toy rifle.



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Dalai Lama: " Hamas Must be Realistic & Reject Violence"

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The Dalai Lama, who arrived in Israel for his fourth visit Wednesday, said it was "to early to say" whether Israel should talk to Hamas. "I think we should wait and see," he added, appealing to Hamas to turn away from violence and to approach the situation "more realistically."

"After 50 years the time has come to think and to find a way for dialogue. The Israelis have to respect the Palestinians and vice-versa. There is readiness for
dialogue on both sides, so really, the time has come," he aid.



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Umm Peech, it was the IDF wich shot these people, not Hamas.
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Hamas: "We Drink Jews' Blood"
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A Hamas Web site recently published the videotape wills of two suicide bombers, with two main messages: One is directed to the Jews whose blood Hamas pledges to drink until they flee from the land of the Muslims, and the other is devoted to a mother who helps her son plan a suicide attack, according to Palestinian Media Watch, which presents the video shown on the Hamas site after its victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections.

The video shows Idham Ahmed Majila and Maumin Rajab Rajab, who blew themselves up at the Karni crossing at the end of 2004. "My message to the hated Jews: There is no God but Allah," Majala says. "We will hunt you everywhere, when you wake and when you sleep. We are a blood-drinking people and we know that there is no better blood than Jewish blood.



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Qassam Missiles Keep fly'in

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A Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed Sunday afternoon south of Sderot in the Negev. Earlier Sunday two Qassam rockets landed south of Ashkelon. No injuries or damage were reported in both incidents.

Also Sunday the Israel Defense Forces reopened the Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel. The crossing, used by thousands of Palestinian workers to reach their jobs in Israel, was closed after armed Palestinians attacked it on Thursday.

On Friday, a Qassam rocket landed in an open area in Moshav Nativ Ha'asara. No injuries were reported in this incident either.



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Originally posted by Cueball:
Umm Peech, it was the IDF wich shot these people, not Hamas.

Umm Cue which came 1st thechicken or the egg?

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No poin in preaching about non violence when it is principle reserved only for one side.
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Originally posted by Cueball:
No poin in preaching about non violence when it is principle reserved only for one side.

That's your perception (or bias.) It takes two to conflict or to dialogue. Point, match.

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And besides the Dalai Lama is a stooge for Chinese imperialism.
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LOL! There's nothing like M.E. Q'omedy!
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Mentally disabled Palestinian shot in Gaza

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Israeli occupation forces have shot an unarmed mentally retarded Palestinian man at close range near the Gaza border fence, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.


Mofeed Abu Imghaseet, 25, from Khan Yunis, was seriously injured late on Wednesday night after being shot by Israeli troops near the border fence in the northern Gaza "no-go" zone.



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Wait until they get all of the automated defence systems in place. Then they will be able to blame this kind of thing on the "machine."
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Did someone say something?
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The Israeli army has been destroying, uprooting and in some cases, stealing Palestinian olive trees in several parts of the West Bank, grove owners and witnesses say.

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Ayed Hureibat, a Palestinian owner of some of the uprooted trees, told Aljazeera.net: "They uprooted the huge olive trees with the jackhammers, trimmed the bigger branches with large electric saws and then lifted the trees aboard awaiting trucks apparently in order to replant them elsewhere in Israel.

"It is theft in broad daylight."

Hureibat said soldiers threatened to shoot and kill villagers who sought to protest the Israeli action.

"I told one of the soldiers to allow me to speak to the officer in charge of the operation. He told me go speak with Allah."


Palestinian farmers face settler terror

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On Monday, armed settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar near Nablus attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting their olive crops, seriously injuring a 28-year-old man.

The assailants withdrew to their settlement but none of them was arrested. Rather, the Israeli army and police arrested one Palestinian farmer and three international peace activists for "disturbing the peace".

A spokesman for the Israeli army told Aljazeera.net that the army will seek to protect defenceless Palestinians from settler violence.

"I hope these incidents will not continue," the spokesman said.

Collusion alleged
But Ahmad Shahada, a relative of the man who was injured in Monday's attack, accused the Israeli army of colluding with the settlers against the Palestinians.

"Believe me, the settler thugs wouldn't do what they are doing without at least a certain green light from the army," he said.


Settlers have a long history of
terrorising Palestinian farmers

"The army is well aware of what the settlers are doing. Israeli troops often look on while the settlers attack peaceful Palestinian farmers picking their crops."


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Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in Nablus, seriously injure child in Gaza

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A Palestinian youth was killed on Thursday and five others wounded in the Israeli occupation forces' shooting at civilians who were throwing stones at the soldiers in one of the Nablus suburbs.

PIC correspondent reported that the 19-year-old Ibrahim Mohsen Al-Sa'eedi, was hit with several bullets in his stomach and chest and was carried in a critical condition to the Rafidia hospital in Nablus where he was pronounced dead few minutes after arrival.

The reporter added that five others were injured in the IOF intensive shooting, two of whom were reportedly in "very serious conditions".


Two Palestinian men murdered by IOF, three, including two children, wounded

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Two young Palestinian men were shot dead by IOF troops at the border with 1948 occupied Palestine in Deir al-Balah. Two children were also wounded when an Israeli drone fired a rocket at a car in the northern Gaza Strip.

IOF troops shot at three Palestinian young men near the village of Deir al-Balah at the border with 1948 occupied Palestine killing two of them and wounding a third.


Palestinian shepherd wounded by Jewish settlers

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A young Palestinian shepherd was wounded on Thursday near the village of Fasayel near Jericho, local sources reported.

Mahmoud Da’jneh (22 years) was wounded when a Jewish settler fired at him as he passed near settlers’ farms.

Ali Romanin, MP for Jericho, who visited the wounded young shepherd said that Mahmoud was grazing his sheep as usual in the fields close to the settlers’ farms when a Jewish guard verbally assaulted then fired at him wounding him in the foot, his wound is described as moderate.

The guard then called IOF troops who arrested the shepherd then handed him to the Palestinian police.


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The final section of Israel’s wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem will be completed in a matter of days.

The wall around Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem will not only sever the connection between the region’s most holy Christian sites, but will also herald the creation of a new ‘fact on the ground’ - an illegal Jewish settlement which will be home to some of Israel’s most extremist religious groups.

The ultra-orthodox Kever Rahel Fund announced last year that it intended to build about 400 apartments at the site. This week their work has begun. Settlers are planning to move into houses around the tomb as soon as the wall is completed.

Bethlehem’s population fears that town will become another Hebron– where Jewish extremists have expelled Palestinians from their homes and with the support of the Israeli army, intimidate and harass the local population. Hebron was once the busiest shopping town in the region, but is now a ghost town. Christian Peacemaker Teams have a permanent presence there to monitor and report abuses by the army and settlers on local people.


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One Palestinian killed, Israel steps up shelling of Gaza


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Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas, who was in the West Bank at the time, condemned the strikes and called on the international community to intervene to stop what he called Israel's escalation.



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