By Nora Barrows-Friedman
Since January, at least 33 children have been arrested, detained and interrogated by Israeli forces as home demolitions and settler takeovers continue apace. Muslem Odeh, 10, tells IPS that he was taken by Israeli forces on Mar. 11 at 3 am, after police broke into the family’s home in Silwan’s Bustan neighbourhood and pepper-sprayed his father who attempted to protect him.
SILWAN, EAST JERUSALEM, Mar 16, 2010 (IPS) – Three thousand heavily armed Israeli security service forces locked down large parts of the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday, as battalions of police fired rounds of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters in the occupied eastern part of the city. Nearly 40 Palestinians were wounded and treated at nearby hospitals, as 25 were arrested during intense clashes.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Psy-Ops, Region: Middle East, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged child arrests, child trade, human rights, israel genocide, israel kidnapping, israel palestine, israel war crimes, organ trade, state crimes, state terrorism
By Uri Avnery
Something odd, almost bizarre, is going on in Egypt these days.
About 1,400 activists from all over the world gathered there on their way to the Gaza Strip. On the anniversary of the ‘Cast Lead’ war, they intended to participate in a non-violent demonstration against the ongoing blockade, which makes the life of 1.5 million inhabitants of the Strip intolerable.
At the same time, protest demonstrations were to take place in many countries. In Tel-Aviv, too, a big protest was planned. The ‘monitoring committee’ of the Arab citizens of Israel was to organise an event on the Gaza border.
When the international activists arrived in Egypt, a surprise awaited them. The Egyptian government forbade their trip to Gaza. Continue reading
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged egypt war crimes, gaza, gaza occupation, israel war crimes, israeli land grab, palestine, uri avnery
By The Real News Network
Israel’s recent wave of repression led to arrest of Jamal Juma’, coordinator of Stop the Wall Campaign.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO, Region: Middle East, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged gaza, Goldstone Report, israel palestine, israel war crimes, Stop the Wall Campaign, West Bank
By John Kusumi
President Barack Obama will address the nation from West Point Military Academy tonight (Tuesday, 8pm), where he is expected to announce that he is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
There are three words which Barack Obama finds inconvenient: International Criminal Court (ICC).
Posted in Military, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, War and Peace
Tagged afghanistan, depleted uranium, DU war crime, genocide, illegal wars, iraq, israel war crimes, land mines, obama war crimes, white phosphorus