End of Occupation » No 1074

PAJU Note:

Here is the Jewish version of the Klu Klux Klan, well-ensconced in the illegally occupied Palestinian West Bank. Reminiscent of the KKK beatings and lynchings of Black Americans in the Southern United States, all part of contemporary history.

  • Bruce Katz

Israeli settlers abduct, brutally attack Palestinian teen in West Bank

15-year-old Tareq Zbeideh describes how he was kidnapped, tied, and beaten by settlers while picnicking with his friends near a settlement outpost.

According to Zbeideh, 15, he was enjoying a picnic with friends near the former settlement of Homesh — one of the four Israeli settlements removed from the occupied West Bank during the Gaza Disengagement in 2006 — when settlers hit him with their car and tied him to the vehicle, before dragging him to an isolated area and beating him. The attack lasted half an hour, during which Zbeideh says the settlers tied him to a tree, beat him with a belt, sprayed him with pepper spray, electrocuted him, and then burned him with the car’s cigarette lighter. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1073

Palestinian woman spared horror of Israeli prison birth

Anhar al-Deek, the Palestinian woman who was set to give birth in an Israeli prison, has been released to house arrest.

Israel’s Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank agreed to release her conditionally on Thursday and imposed a bail of $12,500.

She will have to stay in her family home in the village of Kafr Nima, northwest of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

Al-Deek thanked supporters after her release. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1072

Algeria partly blames Israel in decision to cut ties with Morocco

In explaining his country’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Morocco, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra also pointed a finger at Israel.

August 25, 2021

Algeria’s announcement this week that it was severing its diplomatic ties with Morocco came as no surprise — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had issued a statement Aug. 18 saying relations with Morocco were being reviewed. Still, the depth of accusations Algeria leveled against Israel Aug. 24 did surprise Jerusalem. For the moment, the Israeli government has issued no comment, preferring to keep a low profile. (more…)

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End of Occupation » No 1071

Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian kindergarten

JERUSALEM, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities today demolished a kindergarten in Beit Sfafa town, southwest of the occupied city of Jerusalem, local sources said.

The sources told WAFA that the Israeli forces escorted a Jerusalem municipality bulldozer to al-Safeh area in the town, where the heavy machinery tore down a kindergarten belonging to Mohammad Jum‘a.

The kindergarten, adjacent the Jum‘a family’s house, was supposed to open its doors with the beginning of the new school year.

Using the pretext of illegal building, Israel demolishes houses on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem. (more…)

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