Ma’an News reports today that an Israeli commander has issued an ominous warning to residents of the al-Duheisha camp near Bethlehem, threatening to “make all youth in the camp disabled.”
[ Ed. note – It hardly needs to be pointed out (but I’ll take the trouble to do so anyway) that a military authority investigating itself for war crimes is not likely to render much in the way of a “fair” and “impartial” verdict. I’ll also take a wild guess and say Dostoevsky would have agreed. ]
Palestinians express their thanks for the amazing display of solidarity shown by Celtic football fans in Glasgow, Scotland last week. Humanity at its finest! Sadly, in a show of pettiness, the Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, is attempting to punish the fans by imposing penalties, in the form of a hefty fine, upon the team. The fans, however, seem to be taking it in stride, having set up a crowdfunding appeal, raising enough to pay off the fine as well as to send some extra money left over to Palestinian charities! See report by RT. The UEFA should hide its head in shame.
From the CNN “Town Hall” with Jill Stein that aired Wednesday, August 17 (hosted by Chris Cuomo, whose brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is waging a battle to penalize those who support boycotting Israel).
By Richard Edmondson
It looks like Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is starting to get some major coverage in the mainstream media. In addition to the above video, you can also go here to see her interviewed on CNN, where she calls for an investigation of Hillary Clinton. Key quote from that interview:
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have agreed to release the body of Muhammad Jamal al-Kalouti, who was shot dead by Israeli police in March alongside Abd al-Malak Saleh Abu Kharoub outside of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, after the two opened fire in the area.
Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud from the prisoners’ rights group Addameer said that Israeli authorities would release al-Kalouti’s body to his family on Wednesday.
Israeli authorities agreed to release the body on the condition that the funeral be carried out at midnight Wednesday, that only 25 people be allowed to attend, and that the body be buried in the al-Mujahidin cemetery near Herod’s Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.