Archive for the ‘Occupied Territories’ Category

Occupied Territories – January 19th, 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Israeli passengers “evict” two Palestinians from Aegean Airlines flight to Tel Aviv – at Athens airport

The Vatican has announced that its “Comprehensive Agreement” with the “State of Palestine” signed in June 2015 has now come into full force – background and details

Gaza in 2015 – Armed incursions, and betrayal by Egypt – a review

Herbicides sprayed on farmland along the eastern border – “Herbicides are sprayed in high concentrations. Thus, they remain embedded in the soil, and then find their way to the water basin. This constitutes a real hazard for the population”

More crop spraying by the IDF with chemicals that “will cause the surrounding vegetation to wilt and prevent its growth” to ensure the security of its personnel

Occupied Territories – January 4th, 2016

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Six items in total…

UN General Assembly has approved a resolution for “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” – the usual suspects abstained, including Canada

A disgusting example of “settler” hatred for Palestinians

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Occupied Territories – November 29th, 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Just as a reminder, I always include “Occupied Territories” posts in the “Israel Lobby” category also, because I don’t believe that these disgraceful violations of human rights would be tolerated by the rest of the world were it not for Lobby propaganda, threats and smears. -JG.

Five items in total…

Israel refuses to meet E.U. representatives on Mideast peace issues because of ruling that goods produced in Israeli settlements must have special labels and cannot say they were made in Israel

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Occupied Territories – October 30th, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Five items in total…

Israel’s culture of hate: “Israel has two systems of justice. It demolishes homes and revokes ‘Israeli’ citizenship of Palestinians accused of violence. But Jewish terrorists, arrested for burning alive a Palestinian child last year, are celebrated as heroes and continue to own government subsidised homes in Jewish colonies.”

Gaza Strip to become uninhabitable? “The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unlivable by 2020” – UN Conference on Trade and Development report

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Occupied Territories – August 15th, 2015

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Six items in total…

Toddler burned to death – “… it is the occupation authorities who arm and protect the settlers and give them the freedom to do as they please in the West Bank”

Hundreds of Palestinian villagers forcibly displaced by “military exercises”

Israel needs Hamas and other groups “as pretexts for occupation harshness

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The EU and the two-state solution – stupidity on steroids…

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

“We have seen very concretely that diplomacy in the long run can deliver… Perseverance can pay” – Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign affairs representative. (1).

“…those are borders (1967) that place our ability to defend ourselves in question and it would be a mistake to return to them… They are borders that leave too many Israelis outside of Israel’s borders and thus it wouldn’t be right to return to those borders (emphasis added -JG)” Israeli National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror, May 2011. (2).

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Occupied Territories – July 17th, 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Israeli Knesset to discuss plans to forcibly relocate tens of thousands of Bedouin Palestinians

China refuses to allow its citizens to participate in the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank

Operation Protective Edge: “State terror” directed at Gaza’s population as a whole…?

Israeli forces assault protesters against recent purchase of church compound in the southern West Bank by “settlers”

Palestinians in Jerusalem prevented from getting water – “The water crisis… is due to continuous cuts of water supplies… the Israeli water authority does not supply “enough water that meets quality standards” to the Arab residents in these (so-called “unlicensed site”) areas…

Occupied Territories – June 1st, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Nine items in total…

American billionaire used Swedish company to conceal 2008 sale and transfer of West Bank church compound to settlers

Israel announces intent to commit war crimes? – “…many Lebanese civilians will probably be killed, and (that) it should not be considered Israel’s fault”

Settlers from the illegal settlement of Bat Ayin destroy over 200 olive trees by fire – “Since 1967, approximately 800,000 olive trees have been uprooted by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied West Bank”

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Occupied Territories – May 18th, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Dozens injured in Gaza as IDF “unexploded ordnance” detonates while being dismantled

Netanyahu’s new “right-wing religious coalition” approves building 900 settler homes in East Jerusalem

UNICEF estimates over one-third of Gaza children need “psycho-social first aid

Is Israel’s political system now in the hands of Naftali Bennett and other settler-supporters?

Breaking the Silence: IDF veterans say that “permissive rules of engagement coupled with indiscriminate artillery fire” contributed to mass Gaza casualties

Occupied Territories – April 26th, 2015

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Just as a reminder, I always include “Occupied Territories” posts in the “Israel Lobby” category also, because I don’t believe that these disgraceful violations of human rights would be tolerated by the rest of the world were it not for Lobby propaganda, threats and smears. -JG.

International Criminal Court urged to speed-up probe into Israeli war crimes

Land Day – a historical background

Gaza farms aerially sprayed with poisonous gases, crops damaged

Israeli bulldozers demolish Bedouin homes for the 83rd time… They smile to us after they demolish our homes and ask mockingly “How are you?”

Israel “releases” tax funds it collects for PA and withheld as punishment for its move to join the International Criminal Court – the decision to release the funds was based on “humanitarian concerns and in overall consideration of Israel’s interests at this time”…