On 19 March 2017 at midday, a force of more (than) 15 Israeli soldiers seized Palestinian 8-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah, who was out on the street barefoot, looking for a toy he had lost. More than an hour later, several women managed to extricate the boy and return him to his mother. Two area residents, including B’Tselem volunteer May D’ana, captured the incident on video.
In his opening remarks, Friedman gave a perfunctory apology for his “hurtful” words that had smeared Jewish critics of Israel as worse than Nazi collaborators and his accusation that President Obama was guilty of “blatant anti-Semitism.”
Friedman attributed these past remarks to the heated presidential campaign, but many of his statements actually predated the campaign. More than a few... View details ⇨
Richard Gere visits occupied and segregated Palestinian city by Israel:
"It’s exactly what the Old South was in America. Blacks knew where they could go: they could drink from that fountain, they couldn’t go over there, they couldn’t eat in that place. It was well understood — you didn’t cross over if you didn’t want to get your head beat in, or you get lynched."
"A “game-changer,” that is how the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), a national coalition of groups that advocates for Palestinian rights, described the decision by six National Football League (NFL) players to boycott an Israeli government-sponsored propaganda trip." #PalestineSquare
"The head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians."
Palestinians in Gaza remember Rachel Corrie, an American who was killed on March 16, 2003, by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting the demolition of a civilian home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Painting by Malak Mattar.
A number of intelligence and army soldiers stormed the East Jerusalem office of the Arab Studies Society and arrested the director of its Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Department, Khalil Al-Tafakji.
Full text: Secret Document Reveals Israel Expelled Gazans Right After Six-Day War - Haaretz
Israel expelled Palestinians from the Gaza Strip as collective punishment in retaliation for an attempted attack on Israeli troops, a secret Foreign Ministry document dated June 15, 1967 reveals.
The document describes a visit by Foreign Ministry officials to the office of the military governor in... View details ⇨