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Righteous Condemnation of Israeli Mass Murder | Global Research

Righteous Condemnation of Israeli Mass Murder | Global Research | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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In 2005, Israel disengaged from Gaza. It did so to get Jews out of harm’s way. Palestinian West Bank land was stolen to accommodate them. War was planned with no timeline. Cast Lead followed. Now Operation Pillar of Cloud. More coming. Stay tuned.

Occupation of Gaza doesn’t exist, claims Krauthhammer. Explain it to 1.7 million oppressed Palestinians. They’re isolated in the world’s largest open-air concentration camp. Its harshness replicates Nazi-enforced Warsaw ghetto conditions. ....

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No Labels! No Hatred!

No Labels!  No Hatred! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

When Palestinian children love and play with Israeli children, both are equal and see each other as brothers/sisters..........then, and only then, will there be a lasting peace.  

 

We each must ask ourselves, if peace is what we want:  What am I doing to further the end outcome that I desire?

 

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

“It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews.”
― Albert Einstein

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FM heads to Vienna to thwart Palestinian UN bid

FM heads to Vienna to thwart Palestinian UN bid | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman warned on Thursday that there would be “far-reaching implications” to the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their UN status to that of non-member state later this month.

“This unilateral step has broken the rules and crossed a red line,” Liberman said before heading to Vienna to attend an urgent meeting of Israeli ambassadors to Europe.

The emissaries will discuss ways to lobby European governments not to support the plan and to pressure the Palestinian Authority to either delay, or drop, its bid.

Abbas Zaki, a member of the Fatah central committee, denied reports that some Arab countries had been exerting pressure on the PA leadership to refrain from the statehood bid. ....

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Palestinian president won't halt UN bid - World - CBC News

Palestinian president won't halt UN bid - World - CBC News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Palestinian president is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next month, despite American and Israeli threats of financial or diplomatic retaliation, officials said Sunday.

...A Palestinian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Abbas is expected to formally put his request to the General Assembly on Nov. 15 or Nov. 29.

 

Symbolic dates


Both dates are symbolic. The 15th is the anniversary of the 1988 Palestinian declaration of independence. The 29th is the anniversary of the 1947 UN decision to partition what was then British-ruled Palestine into Israeli and Arab territories. Jewish leaders agreed, but Arabs rejected the plan, war erupted, and the Palestinians remain without a state. The U.N. now observes Nov. 29 as its annual day of solidarity with the Palestinians. ....

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Journalist Mona Eltahawy arrested in NY for defacing pro-Israel ad [Video]

Journalist Mona Eltahawy arrested in NY for defacing pro-Israel ad [Video] | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This is non-violent protest, see this America,” Eltahawy said in the video posted on the New York Post website as police officers were arresting her.

“I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate,” she added.

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Fatah and Hamas Have Destroyed Gaza

Fatah and Hamas Have Destroyed  Gaza | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...Mention can also be made of Walid Awad, a senior Gaza leader of the Palestinian People's Party (PPP), who accused Hamas of cowardly launching missiles against Israel. The leaders of Hamas, said Mr. Awad, "run away, and do not even have the courage to accept responsibility for their casualties. They treat Gazans like sheep for slaughter.

Above all, while in Israel, journalists are free to write anything they want without fear of being thrown in jail -- and presidents, prime ministers, and any figure in power can stand trial like any ordinary citizen; in Syria, the regime makes unrelentingly a butchery out of its own people; and in the disputed territories of Palestine, Fatah and Hamas keep putting off overdue elections -- showing scant regard for democratic values. Is this appalling contrast not the best proof....

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Bahraini forces attack demonstrators supporting Palestinian cause

Bahraini forces attack demonstrators supporting Palestinian cause | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have attacked anti-Israeli demonstrators, expressing solidarity with Palestinians as they marked the international al-Quds Day.
Witnesses say Bahraini troops on Friday dispersed demonstrators, who were supporting the Palestinian cause, using force. But there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Despite a government ban, Bahrainis took to the streets on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan to mark al-Quds Day. ...

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Imprisoned Palestinian Children Must Be Treated Justly

Imprisoned Palestinian Children Must Be Treated Justly | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The institutionalized discrimination experienced by 700 Palestinian children prosecuted in Israel's military courts each year is unsustainable and must end.

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"UK ready to take on Israel over fate of children clapped in irons," read the headline in a leading UK newspaper the morning after the latest report on the treatment of Palestinian children held in military detention was released in London in June. The Foreign Office-funded report -- Children in Military Custody -- was written by a delegation of UK lawyers that included a former Attorney General and a judge of the Court of Appeal, following their visit to Israel and the West Bank last September.

The report, the findings of which have been described as "shocking" and "damning," describes how children as young as 12 years are prosecuted in military courts after being arrested by soldiers in terrifying night-time raids. The report refers to evidence collected by Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, as well as UN agencies, which describes an abusive system in which children are threatened and physically coerced into signing confessions, some of which are written in Hebrew, a language they do not understand. Following their conviction in a military court, most of the children are shipped off to prisons in Israel, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits their transfer out of the West Bank. Further, the report found that the military's treatment of Palestinian children also violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a number of key respects.

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Israel sees U.N. majority for Palestine status upgrade

Israel sees U.N. majority for Palestine status upgrade | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The Palestinians want to found a state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, which Israel captured in the 1967 war. Though Israel quit Gaza in 2005, it claims East Jerusalem as its capital - a move not recognized abroad - and says it would keep swathes of West Bank settlements under any peace deal. The United Nations deems the settlements illegal.

Full U.N. membership for Palestine would require approval by the Security Council, where Israel's ally, the United States, would likely wield its veto given its demand the Palestinians set up their state in agreement with the Jewish state.

So the Palestinians, in what they describe as an interim move, plan to ask the U.N. General Assembly next month to accord them non-member observer status, which would allow them to join a number of U.N. agencies and the International Criminal Court. ...

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Mahmoud Sarsak: “It’s not my victory, it’s yours”

Mahmoud Sarsak: “It’s not my victory, it’s yours” | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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“Resistance isn’t only about armed struggle,” he said. “Resistance can be through pen, brush, voice, and sport. We are all freedom fighters, but each of us has his or her own weapon.” His eloquent, passionate answer impressed us even more than we already were.....

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Teita’s Memories: Reliving the Nakba

Teita’s Memories: Reliving the Nakba | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

United States- Record the stories of those around you, not only if you are Palestinian but especially if you are. They are a strong, doable form of resistance to the state of Israel, which deny and belittle the Nakba.

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Palestinian president to meet Israeli vice PM: official

Palestinian president to meet Israeli vice PM: official | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

..Mofaz told reporters this month that he intended to meet Abbas "to examine ways to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians".

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"We do not want to raise expectations or lower them. This is not a negotiation meeting. The one responsible for negotiations is the (Israeli) prime minister as well as the official negotiating teams," Erekat said.

He added that the meeting would take place in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Mofaz, head of Israel's centrist Kadima party, joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition in May to form one of the biggest coalitions in Israeli history, a move that commentators said could give Netanyahu a freer hand to seek peace with the Palestinians.

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in late 2010 in a dispute over Jewish settlement building in the West Bank, and Palestinians have demanded a halt to the construction before talks resume.

Israel says the settlements issue should be resolved in negotiations and rejects any pre-conditions for talks.

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Israel Working to Silence the International Press in Gaza | Global Research

Israel Working to Silence the International Press in Gaza | Global Research | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A Palestinian journalists rights group accused Israel on Sunday of targeting journalists in the Gaza Strip, after Israeli warplanes bombed two media buildings.

Mada says Israel is “trying to silence the press in Gaza and its crimes against journalists must not go unpunished.”

In a statement, the group said it “strongly condemns the renewed Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip and the direct targeting of a number of journalists and media institutions.”

Israeli airstrikes hit two media headquarters in Gaza City, including the building that houses Ma’an’s Gaza office, early Sunday.

At least six journalists were hurt in the first strike, and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said 10 journalists and media professionals were hurt in the bombings.

Israel’s army says the buildings are part of “Hamas’ operational communications.”

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Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal

Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire in the week-old conflagration in Gaza that has left more than a hundred dead and many more wounded.

The halt in hostilities was announced during a Wednesday press conference in Cairo, Egypt, by the Egyptian foreign minister Mohammed Kamel Amr. He was joined by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has spent the past 18 hours engaged in a whirlwind tour of diplomacy in a hasty attempt to reach a peace deal.

The cease-fire is set to take effect at 9 p.m. Cairo time, or 2 p.m. EST. More than 140 Palestinians, and five Israelis, have been killed in the conflict, which was almost entirely conducted by airstrike, rocket and drone.

Egyptian mediators told Reuters that Hamas believes it has won "guarantees" from the Israeli government to stop assassinating its leaders, and to ease the way for Palestinians to move across the borders of the Gaza Strip. Israelis say that if the rocket fire from Gaza does not stop, they hold the right to redouble their military strikes in the future. ......

 

[This deal is sooo fragile!,   When the symptoms are treated instead of the disease cause, then any remediation is temporary at best....]

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Palestinians stay firm on U.N. statehood bid

Palestinians stay firm on U.N. statehood bid | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Leadership moves ahead with bid to upgrade status in world body despite resistance from U.S.

 

...Palestinian officials circulated a draft resolution to U.N. member states last week that called for upgrading the Palestinians’ status in the world body from “observer entity” to non-member “observer state,” similar to the status given to the Vatican.....

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Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by America's Number 1 Ally

Noam Chomsky: The Soul-Crushing Cruelties Perpetrated by America's Number 1 Ally | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Israeli political leadership is committed to crushing Palestinian hopes for a decent future. ...

November 8, 2012 |

Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force.

And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest open-air prison, where some 1.5 million people on a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land are subject to random terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade. ....

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Gaza Under Attack

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Gaza Under Attack...
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NAM to boost Palestinian cause at UN

NAM to boost Palestinian cause at UN | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Led by Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement is gearing up to boost the Palestinian cause at the United Nations summit in New York this month. With tensions mounting in the occupied territories and virtually no sign of any Western initiative to address the long-dormant Middle East peace talks, NAM's prioritization of the Palestinian issue, reflected in the pro-Palestinian declarations at its recent summit in Tehran, is a timely antidote that may well breathe new life into last year's Palestinian bid at the United Nations for full statehood.

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Witness to Rachel Corrie's Death Responds to Israeli Court Ruling Absolving Soldier

Witness to Rachel Corrie's Death Responds to Israeli Court Ruling Absolving Soldier | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A British activist who witnessed the death of Rachel Corrie, an American killed in Gaza in 2003, reflects on a verdict absolving a soldier of responsibility for her death.
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Bus ads for Palestine and Bahrain

Hundreds of London buses have been plastered with messages of support for the people of Bahrain and Palestine during the Olympics and Ramadan. The campaign, ...
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Children in Military Custody : Full_Report.pdf | Palestine

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Palestine’s own Liberation Day is coming

Palestine’s own Liberation Day is coming | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The historical narrative of Palestinian resistance is one shared by all subjugated and indigenous peoples — it is a chronicle of an indomitable human will to endure, to break the fetters of both mental and physical bondage. In Palestine, the occupation and its consequences are tangible, harrowing and intentionally humiliating: collective transfers, exploitation of natural resources, checkpoints, acts of random settler violence, home demolitions, the intentional burning of crops and a policy of colonization which has caused the Palestinians to become the oldest and largest refugee population in the world....

 

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Surviving a storm: Palestinian refugees caught in Syrian crossfire — RT

Surviving a storm: Palestinian refugees caught in Syrian crossfire — RT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Palestinian refugees who fled the long struggle in their own region now wearily watch the Syrian civil war unfold. Despite efforts to stay out of the conflict, they still get caught in crossfire, with 17 Palestinians tortured and killed recently. ...

But as the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime flared up in March 2011, Syria’s Palestinians found themselves in a tight spot. The opposition urged the refugees to demonstrate against Assad, while the regime clearly expected some support in return for the unprecedented rights granted them. However the Palestinians do not want to take sides in the conflict.
“No matter what and who is at the helm, our safety is guaranteed by law. It’s the people here – and the system – that accept us, not just a leader or regime,” Abdelghani Halilo, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, told RT....

“They wanted to both weaken the regime and spread despair among Palestinians in order to make them give up fighting for their rights to get occupied lands back,” Anwar Raja from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine told RT.
The incident, following the assassination of a Hamas leader in June, has raised fresh concerns amongst the Palestinian community in Syria that they are being targeted deliberately so as to upset their neutral position.
“This all is a Syrian affair. We are focused on protecting our own camps. But this ‘opposition’ has wanted to drag us down since the beginning. Now we can see they use all possible tools,” Yaser Tamim of the Palestinian Cultural Center told RT. “It is stupid to think this will succeed. We are guests here. Nothing can happen to make us change our position.” ...

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Israel's New Politics and the Fate of Palestine | The National Interest

Israel's New Politics and the Fate of Palestine | The National Interest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Israel never overtly spurned a two-state solution involving land partition and a Palestinian state. But it never acknowledged that West Bank developments had rendered such a solution impossible. Facing a default reality in which a one-state solution seemed the only option, Israel chose a third way—the continuation of the status quo. This unspoken strategic decision has dictated its polices and tactics for the past decade, simultaneously safeguarding political negotiations as a framework for the future and tightening Israel’s control over the West Bank. In essence, a “peace process” that allegedly is meant to bring the occupation to an end and achieve a two-state solution has become a mechanism to perpetuate the conflict and preserve the status quo. ...

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