Category Archives: Occupied Territories

Occupied Territories – 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

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”…

Occupied Territories – March 29th, 2015

Deliberate use of phosphorus shells in Gaza – graphic warning

Students forced to use sewage channels to reach school after a “settlement road” cuts off normal access

IDF veterans: “Breaking the Silence” and Hebron

Firing zone used to expand settlements, demolish Palestinian homes

Election results: “Pandering and fear mongering together with hatred for Arabs and the left are the ingredients of Netanyahu’s secret potion…”

Occupied Territories – February 18th, 2015

Palestinian move to join International Criminal Court a “dangerous development”?

Gaza Strip casualties exacerbated by “failing to differentiate between military targets and civilian populations”

Israeli Supreme Court rejects Rachel Corrie wrongful death case

Anti-Israelism” versus “anti-Semitism” – an analysis

UNRWA forced to suspend assistance program for repairs to damaged Gaza homes and infrastructure

Desert area east of Jerusalem declared a closed military zone as part of “Judaization” of the West Bank?

Occupied Territories – January 22nd, 2015

The “economics” at the heart of Israeli settlements

Palestinian Bedouins with Israeli citizenship see their village demolished for the 80th time

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem causes anger over church land sales to Israel

Israeli soldiers assault 3 men working at bakery in Nablus

Is “Israel’s increasing hunger for land and resources, and the haughtiness that stems from unconditional US support” behind Israel’s exploration for oil on the Golan Heights?

Occupied Territories – January 12th, 2015

Israeli “settlers” uproot 5,000 olive tree saplings near Turmusayya

BBC becomes “a mouthpiece for a tyrannical regime”?

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians…

Gaza Strip used by the Israeli regime as a testing ground for new weapons?

Israel freezes transfer of taxes collected for the Palestinian Authority “as a penalty for joining the International Criminal Court”

Occupied Territories – Nov. 9th, 2014

“Settlers” routinely steal Palestinian olive crops

Four year-old killed by unexploded Israeli bomb

Knesset Arab legislator Haneen Zoabi barred from chamber in “campaign to silence political dissent”

Sweden recognizes Palestine in “brave and historic” move

International criminal court says nine Mavi Marmara deaths “(not) of sufficient gravity to justify further action by the ICC”

Occupied Territories – October 31st, 2014

1,000 more housing units for East Jerusalem – “wide consensus in Israel to continue building throughout the city”

Palestinian life “strangled” by Israeli restriction on movement

Hundreds of Israeli border guards, police, and special forces prevent access to al Aqsa mosque

13 year-old boy shot dead during IDF-provoked “illegal riot”

Israel’s navy sinks fishing boat off Gaza Strip