The Latest From Palestine

The Land Defense Coalition, a coordinating body of grassroots movements and organizations, announces the program of collective efforts to safeguard the annual olive harvest and are calling on volunteers to stand in solidarity with Palestinian communities and join in the harvest on October 10 until October 25, 2014.

The Israeli military administration has published a new plan of expulsion of Bedouin families from their communities and to relocate them in new cities. This is tightening the threats to the Bedouin in the Jordan Valley and may form another step towards the fragmentation of the West Bank.

With Israel's policy of arrests escalating, Stop the Wall publishes an account by two witneses of an 'ordinary' court hearing in the extraordinary repressive and racist system of injustice of the Israeli military courts.

Akbayan (Ctitizens' Action Party) today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems. In particular, on June 22, 2014, the government signed a US$20M deal with the Israeli military company Elbit Systems for 28 Israeli upgraded armored personnel carriers (APCs) that will be delivered in 2015.

Eight year after the campaigning efforts against the Israeli military corporation Elbit Systems started, the struggle to Stop Elbit on the rise again. This document presents: 

A timeline of successes.

The Israeli Civil Administration announced on  Sunday, August 31th  the planning takeover of almost 4000 dunums  (approx. 1000 acres) in the area near to Betlehem. This is the biggest land confiscation in one announcement in the last 30 years.

 

The latest aggressive military attack on Gaza since 7th July 2014, increased a boycott of Israeli produce in the West Bank. The BDS (Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions) movement was founded in 2005, when more than 170 Palestinians civil society organizations called on people across the globe to hold Israel accountable and isolate it until it implements international law and ends its violations of Palestinian human rights. 

 

Since the beginning of the massacre in Gaza on July 7th 2014, all eyes of the international media are focused on this Israeli military aggression. But also in the West Bank resistance and repression has increased: the clashes between Palestinian activists and the Israeli military on the checkpoints have escalated during this time. Palestinians in the West Bank mobilized in solidarity with the people in Gaza in daily acts of resistance while the Israeli military took advantage of the focus on Gaza to kill, repress, arrest and further expand their settlements.

6 \ 8 \ 2014 The Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed on Tuseday, that the number of martyrs on the thirtieth day of the Israeli attack on Gaza, reached 1875 martyrs, including 430 children 243 women and 79 elderly; and that the number of wounded people is 9567 incl

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