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Breaking The Silence: In The Reality Of Occupation, There Are No Palestinian Civilians – Only Potential Terrorists

Gil Hilel, former IDF soldier

Reality of Occupation For about a year-and-a-half I lived the reality of Occupation. Like other male and female soldiers serving in the Occupied Territories, I learned soon enough the kind of conduct acceptable and expected of me as a combatant in this reality. I learned to do the job assigned to me – controlling Palestinians….more »

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Demand Justice For Flotilla Attack And Murder Of Furkan Doğan

Furkan Doğan, 18-year-old U.S. citizen

Dear Concerned Global Citizens, Three years ago today, the Israeli navy intercepted a flotilla of ships in international waters that were attempting to break Israel’s illegal blockade and deliver humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip. Israeli commandos stormed the ships and killed eight Turkish citizens and 18-year-old U.S. citizen Furkan Doğan aboard the Mavi Marmara….more »

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Truth And Trauma In Gaza

Photo by Johnny Barber

Christmas Preparations To Lift Children’s Spirits Dr. T., a medical doctor, is a Palestinian living in Gaza City. He is still reeling from days of aerial bombardment. When I asked about the children in his community he told me his church would soon be making Christmas preparations to lift the children’s spirits. Looking at his…more »

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War And Peace Report: Noam Chomsky’s Experience In Gaza

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report, as we wrap up today with Noam Chomsky. Nermeen? NERMEEN SHAIKH: Israel and Palestinian leaders in Gaza have agreed to a tacit truce following days of violence in the Gaza Strip. At least seven Palestinians, including four civilians, have been killed in Israeli…more »

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Solidarity Action Across The Globe: March For Gaza

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MARCH FOR GAZA IN DC THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 AT 6 PM FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE Israeli Occupation Forces have begun an airstrike, killing innocent people in Gaza and completely obliterating infrastructure. In response, rather than condemn the attacks, the United States is showing its support of the mass murder of Palestinians…more »

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Complicit In Attempted Sociocide In Palestine

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Written by Carol Murry Al Ain Under Curfew The book, Tale from Under Curfew, was written during a writing workshop for the children of Al Ain refugee camp in the city of Nablus in occupied Palestine. They were born in Al Ain after their families were thrown off their ancestral lands that the children have…more »

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Where Is Obama?

A woman's personal items are seen reflected in the mirror during a home demolition in Haris, Palestine.

Home Demolition in Haris, Palestine Written by Carol Murry We were called this morning by our friend who was disabled by a deliberate IDF shot in the back. The IDF were in our neighboring community, his home Haris, to carry out demolition orders on 3 homes. Five of us crammed in a taxi, but had…more »

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U.S. And Israel Military Relationship Confirmed: $38 Million To Launch “Drill”

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Introduction It does not seem likely that an investment of $38 million dollars was made solely for a “drill” as “Austere Challenge 12″ is current being booked. We can anticipate how future tax dollars are likely to be spent by the newly re-elected president given this recent investment. Please contact your representatives to voice your…more »

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Estelle Freedom Flotilla, Passenger Update

Passengers Aboard the Freedom Flotilla, The Estelle, one day out from Gaza shores!

We continue to be concerned about the safety and fair treatment of Estelle’s passengers who participated in an international human right’s mission to end the illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza. Passengers were wrongfully detained and placed in Israeli prison. Brutal force was used on a number of the civilians on board the Estelle. This…more »

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Swedish Ship To Gaza: Israeli Activists Released

Passengers Aboard the Freedom Flotilla, The Estelle, one day out from Gaza shores!

Press Release Oct. 22, 2012 The Israeli activists detained on board the “Estelle” were released Elik Elhanan: “excessive force was used against us, without any reason” Electric shocks by taser out of vengeful hatred A Greek MP was beaten by Shabak Security Service interrogators “I am now on my way home, but I keep thinking…more »

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