Category Archives: Israel Israël

In Jerusalem You killed me … and I forgot, like you, to die.


Duma, (West Bank) Palestine late July 2015: An eighteen-month-old Palestinian child, Ali Dawabsheh has been burnt alive in an arson attack by  Jewish extremists, while both his parents died from their injuries within weeks.

From the first day, the Israeli authorities imposed a press embargo on the subject, banning the media from publishing any details or developments related to the investigation. On 31 August 2015, the embargo was extended by a month. 

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Israeli forces attack Palestinian march protests held in in support of hunger-striking prisoners, injuries reported


Aljazeera and Wafa report that dozens of Palestinians have been injured during protests in various parts of the West Bank, occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army, and near the security barrier that seals off the Gaza Strip the 19th of May.

At least three Palestinians Friday were shot and injured with live bullets fired by Israeli forces toward Palestinians marching near contacts points to the east, south, and north of the Gaza Strip, in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, said sources. Continue reading Israeli forces attack Palestinian march protests held in in support of hunger-striking prisoners, injuries reported

Israel & the Growth of Nationalism


Nationalism is fine, but it does not justify encroachment on a neighbour’s territory.

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1024px-arch_of_titus_menorahJewish-Roman Wars

Palestine

Philistines settled in Palestine in the 12th century BCE, which confirms that Palestine had long been a nation (see Palestine, Britannica). After the three Jewish-Roman Wars, fought between 66 CE and 136 CE. Palestine was renamed Syria Palaestina by Roman Emperor Hadrian after he crushed the Bar Kokhba revolt of 132-136, thus named after Simon bar Kokhba (d. 135). The Bar Kokhba revolt is the third of three Jew-Roman wars, but it is sometimes called the second, the Kitos War being omitted.

Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina and Jews could no longer enter the city.

800px-thumbnailExpulsion of the Jews during the Reign of Hadrian

Nationalism

The concept of nationalism was not new to the 19th century. Traits and circumstances shared by a number of individuals such as language, religion, foklore, location, not to…

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Human Rights Watch: Israël/Palestine : Des responsables israéliens ont encouragé les forces de l’ordre à « tirer pour tuer »// Some Officials Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’


Source Originale, Credit : Human Rights Watch

Certains responsables de haut rang en Israël ont encouragé les forces de l’armée et de la police à tuer des Palestiniens suspectés d’avoir attaqué des Israéliens, même quand ces Palestiniens ne présentent plus de menace immédiate, a affirmé aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch dans une analyse de diverses déclarations. D’autres responsables israéliens se sont abstenus de rejeter ces appels à un recours excessif à la force.

English article click hereSome senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat, Human Rights Watch said today in an analysis of those statements. Other Israeli officials have failed to repudiate the calls for excessive use of force.

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous statements since October 2015, by senior Israeli politicians, including the police minister and defense minister, calling on police and soldiers to shoot to kill suspected attackers, irrespective of whether lethal force is actually strictly necessary to protect life.

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