- Category: Cisgiordania
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 20:50
- Written by Robert Fisk
02 set 2014
Israel takes land, Palestine loses land; that’s the way it works
So a bit more of Palestine has slidden down the plughole. A thousand more acres of Palestinian land stolen by the Israeli government – for “appropriation” is theft, is it not? – and the world has made the usual excuses. The Americans found it “counter-productive” to peace, which is probably a bit less forceful than its reaction would be if Mexico were to bite off a 1,000-acre chunk of Texas and decided to build homes there for its illegal immigrants in the US. But this is “Palestine” (inverted commas more necessary than ever) and Israel has been getting away with theft, albeit not on quite this scale – it is the biggest land heist in 30 years – ever since it signed up to the Oslo agreement in 1993.
- Category: Politiche israeliane
- Published on Friday, 12 September 2014 10:45
- Written by Mahmoud Yamak
The Palestine Chronicle, Sep 9 2014
In a recent interview with BBC’s Jon Donnison, Israeli police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld tells him that the men who killed the three Israelis were “definitely lone cell, Hamas affiliated but not operating leadership.” He goes on to state that “if kidnapping had been ordered by Hamas leadership, they [Israeli government] would have known about it in advance.” So, what was the point of this latest Israeli aggression? [...]
- Category: Opposizione israeliana
- Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 06:47
- Written by Yitzhak Laor
Immediately after the occupation of the territories, Israeli political and intelligence officials began to debate the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Gaza Strip, on the assumption that it would remain under Israeli control: to El-Arish in Sinai, to Iraq, to Morocco.
- Category: Gaza
- Published on Sunday, 24 August 2014 21:53
- Written by Michele Giorgio
01 ago 2014
Perdite previste di 3 miliardi di dollari, quasi il doppio del Pil della Striscia. Il tasso di disoccupazione potrebbe passare dal 40% al 44%. Come progettare il futuro in tanta distruzione?
– Il Manifesto
Gaza City, 1 agosto 2014, Nena News – La storia di ripete per Musa Zabout. «Nel 2009 gli israeliani entrarono da Est (durante l’offensiva «Piombo fuso», ndr) – ricorda – e i loro carri armati trasformarono in un ammasso di macerie la nostra fabbrica di succhi di frutta. In un attimo perdemmo 1,4 milioni di dollari. Abbiamo lavorato tre anni per riaprire, ora ci ritroviamo nella stessa situazione e i nostri 50 operai non hanno più un lavoro».
- Category: Opposizione israeliana
- Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:36
- Written by Jeff Halper
Monday, August 18, 2014
How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"
Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous “operations” (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers, military officers, PR people and politicians, led by (no less) a philosopher of ethics. It is an effort not only to get Israel off the hook for massive violations of human rights and international law, but to help other governments overcome similar constraints when they embark as well on “asymmetrical warfare,” “counterinsurgency” and “counter-terrorism” against peoples resisting domination. It is a campaign that Israel calls “lawfare” and had better be taken seriously by us all.