Merry Xmas II – What Is Happening In THE HOLY LAND While We Shop For Toys

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Part II

The story of Maria

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 54,000 kids homeless in Gaza

With 15 million children caught up in major conflicts, the UN agency responsible for children’s rights has declared 2014 a devastating year for children. “It is sadly ironic that in this, the 25th anniversary year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, when we have been able to celebrate so much progress for children globally, the rights of so many millions of other children have been so brutally violated,” said a UNICEF spokesperson.

In Gaza, 54,000 Palestinian children were left homeless as a result of Israel’s 50-day attack during the summer that also saw 538 children killed, and more than 3,370 injured, according to a new report by UNICEF. 

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Interviewing children at a psychiatric clinic in GAZA

Palestine: Israel’s Arms Testing Lab

Urge European PArliament to vote for a free Palestinian state and the end of the longest and most cruel occupation

Gaza health crisis:

A 16 year old “terrorist” taken over by border police and Gaza as testing lab,7340,L-4599869,00.html

Holot: third racist law against African refugees:

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Israel killed 9, detained 650 Palestinians in November


The apartheid wall:

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Palestinian minister beaten to death by Israeli soldiers during olive planting demonstration

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Palestinian Authority Settlement Minister Ziyad Abu Ein died following clashes with Israeli army soldiers near the illegal West Bank outpost of Adei Ad Wednesday. The demonstration was against the illegal outpost and corresponded with a petition filed against it in Israeli court and with International Human Rights Day.

Abu Ein was standing face to face with Israeli soldiers during a protest against the illegal outpost, according to witnesses on the ground. A soldier reportedly struck Abu Ein, possibly with his rifle, after which he collapsed on the ground. Israeli troops were using stun grenades and tear gas at the time, although the tear gas was not being shot in the immediate vicinity of Abu Ein.


The Month in Pictures: November 2014


The Electronic Intifada 5 December 2014



On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, at around 11:30 A.M., soldiers fired a single shot at the chest of 19-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Jawabreh as he stood by the window in his home in al-‘Arrub Refugee Camp, the West Bank. Jawabreh was fatally wounded by the shooting and rushed to al-Mezan Hospital in Hebron, where he was pronounced dead.

The soldier was on a rooftop overlooking a spot where clashes were taking place, some distance from Jawabreh’s home. The circumstances raise grave suspicion of unlawful use of live fire. Jawabreh is the 44th Palestinian killed in the West Bank by Israeli security forces this year, yet soldiers and commanders are rarely held accountable. Policy makers in the government and military are responsible for allowing this ongoing disregard for Palestinian lives.

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Code Pink for Peace
Campaign to stop the US-based real estate company RE/MAX from selling Israeli settlement homes

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October 30, 2014

Dear Everyone,

The Israeli government announcement that it was building another 1,000 settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem was met with worldwide condemnation, including an Emergency UN Session on Wednesday. If you are outraged and want to do something about it, join us in our new campaign to stop the US-based real estate company RE/MAX from selling Israeli settlement homes.

Settlements have displaced thousands of Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and are illegal under international law. We’ve reached out to the Chairman of the RE/MAX Board of Directors to call on RE/MAX Israel to halt the selling of settlement properties, but he has ignored us.

Help us make our voices heard: Send a letter to Dave Liniger, the Chairman of the Board at RE/MAX and tell him to put an end to the sale of settlement homes by RE/MAX Israel!

After you’ve sent a letter to the Chairman, call RE/MAX headquarters (303-770-5531) to register a complaint. Let them know that RE/MAX International should put an end to RE/MAX Israel’s complicity in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The RE/MAX Campaign is part of the International Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It’s a call by Palestinian civil society groups to boycott Israeli companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s brutal occupation and its discriminatory practices against Palestinian citizens of Israel. The boycott movement is a non-violent way to end Israel’s impunity and to hold it accountable for its violations of human rights and international law.


Update December 25, 2014:

Children killed, blinded, maimed by “sponge” bullets used in peaceful demonstrations

These children are 3 of too many to be shot by Israeli forces with “sponge” bullets during peaceful demonstrations in East Jerusalem for the last few months.

IHAB DIED TODAY December 26, 2014

“Dear friends

Ihab, 15, whom we all tried to help being accepted to a rehabilitaiton cnetre in Israel died today in the hospital. He was a football star in Gaza. his brother, 17 died in the Cast Lead masacre. His parents were not allowed to see him since August, when he was hospitalized because they are less than 45 years old and therefore potential terrorists.”

IHAB SUHEIL 15-years old died today gaza 12-26-2014



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“babies die, jailed asylum seekers and Palestinian prisoners are freezing”

African Sylum seekers jailed in Holot concentration camp are not allowed to have heaters or kettles


Man and 3rd infant perish in Gaza due to freezing weather

Palestinian prisoners face slow death from freezing temperatures in Israeli jails

Two Palestinian babies freeze to death in Gaza storm