Israelis Shoot Another Teenage Girl

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[ Ed. note – The seventeen-year-old “female terrorist” posed such a threat to the heavily armed Israelis that they just had to shoot her dead. Wasn’t any other choice. Or at least that’s their version of events. I keep waiting for the day when the Israelis shoot a pregnant woman and justify it on the grounds that the fetus was trying to stab someone. ]

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teenage girl was shot and killed after she allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli border policewoman near the Ras Biddu checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Monday.

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Palestinian Women Land in Jail Over Facebook Posts

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Thou Shalt Not Incite

[Ed. note – The favorite word of Israeli officials these days seems to be “incitement.” In the article below you will read about Palestinian women who have been thrown in Israeli jails for posting on Facebook–a total of 28 such women have been so arrested since last October, and one of the favored charges against them seems to be “incitement.” This at any rate is what 22-year-old Majd Atwan was convicted of.

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Indyk, Lowenstein, and a ‘Softened’ Quartet Report on Illegal Israeli Settlements

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By Richard Edmondson

Towards the end of this month, the Middle East Quartet–comprised of the US, the UN, the EU, and Russia–is expected to release a report that may or may not include some unusually strong criticism of Israeli settlements.

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Nakba Day in Occupied Palestine

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[Ed. note – Sixty eight years ago more than 700,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes and into the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and neighboring Arab countries. The Zionists not only displaced large numbers of people but also carried out massacres. Today is the day of remembrance. As may be expected, Israel commemorated the event by carrying out attacks against the occupied population. ]

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