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New Settlement Puts Pressure on Jerusalem Palestinians

by Jon Elmer The New Standard Situated on a hill overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, the new Israeli housing development looks like it could be an upscale planned community in suburban North America: a billboard solicits buyers for “phase ...

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Israeli troops say they were given shoot-to-kill order

by Conal Urquhart The Guardian Israeli military prosecutors have opened criminal investigations following allegations by soldiers that they carried out illegal shoot-to-kill orders against unarmed Palestinians. The 17 separate investigations were prompted by the testimony of dozens of troops collected ...

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Apartheid and Agrexco in the Jordan Valley

The fence that appears on no maps. by Lena In Israel and occupied Palestine the colour orange is symbolic of opposition to the Gaza ‘disengagement’. It can be seen on banners; t-shirts; propaganda material; protesters storming the old city in ...

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In the Path of the Wall

Here’s a short film showing a non-violent direct action against the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in on the 20th July 2005. Four internationals, three Israelis and one Palestinian chain themselves inside a metal cylinder which ...

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Soldiers In My House

Three Weeks to Freedom: One family’s story of survival under siege Wafa Abu Shmais is an English teacher, the mother of four children, a wife, daughter, and an aunt. She is also a Palestinian, Arabic and Muslim, her entire life ...

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IndyMedia video of military attack on Bil’in

On September 2, 2005, people in the West Bank village of Bil’in tried to peacefully protest the annexation of their land where Israel is building its illegal annexation barrier. Before the demonstration could begin, Israeli occupation forces invaded the village, ...

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Sweet home, Bir Nabala

by Joharah Baker Published at Palestine Report on August 31, 2005 The road to Bir Nabala has always been rocky. Whether the traveler comes from Jerusalem or Ramallah, the turn toward Bir Nabala from Al Ram intersection has never been ...

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Kiryat Arba: Confrontation with Diplomats and Activists

by Ali Waked and Efrat Weiss This is a translation from Hebrew of an article appearing in YNet A group of settlers verbally attacked diplomats of the EU and Israeli activists of the organization “Breaking the Silence” this morning (Wednesday) ...

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