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Name: R. Daneel Olivaw
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There have been over 122 Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians in the first week of October


Although settler violence has been getting more media attention since the firebombing that killed three Palestinians this summer, the true scale of the violence is still under-reported. In fact, there have been more than 122 Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians in the last week, according to the PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department.

Here is a timeline of those attacks (documentation here). This violence coincides with the murder of an Israeli settler couple on October 1 and tension over the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:27 PM (1 replies)

Palestinian citizens will always be enemies in a Jewish state


Twelve years ago, in its report on the events of October 2000, the Or Commission of Inquiry wrote a statement that was unprecedented in the history of Israel’s Palestinian minority. After extensively criticizing the police’s violent conduct, the commission concluded: “The police must instill among its officers the understanding that the Arab community as a whole is not their enemy, and that it should not be treated as an enemy.”

Though perhaps unintended, the commission’s statement amounted to a symbolic indictment of Israel’s longstanding “enemy doctrine” toward its Palestinian citizens. For the first time, an official Israeli body was acknowledging the systemic hostility behind the state’s policies since 1948, and determined that those attitudes had to change in order to resolve the roots of the people’s grievances.

Twelve years later, however, it is clear that Israel has not absorbed any lessons from the report. Far from revising its enemy doctrine, the state has intensified it. Government ministers in charge of law enforcement spew out racist speech to delegitimize the rights of Palestinian citizens. The Shin Bet routinely monitors and harasses Palestinian activists for attending demonstrations or writing social media posts against Israeli policies. Now police officers have permission to open fire on Palestinians who throw stones in Israel just as they do against Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 04:24 PM (0 replies)

WATCH: Israeli undercover agents shoot unarmed youth at point blank range


A video released Wednesday onto several social media accounts and published by several news outlets shows Israeli plainclothes undercover officers apparently shooting an unarmed Palestinian youth in the leg at point blank range, while other undercover officers hold him down.

The shooting and beating took place during clashes in between Ramallah and the Beit El settlement, which abuts the de facto Palestinian capital and hosts the army’s regional headquarters base.

Several videos of the same event emerged on Wednesday, showing the Israeli plainclothes troops wearing keffiyehs wrapped around their faces, infiltrating the West Bank demonstration and then either shooting toward demonstrators at close range with handguns, or assaulting them and dragging them away to military vehicles.

Reuters bureau chief Luke Baker confirmed via a tweet that he had viewed footage of Israeli undercover officers throwing stones at soldiers and encouraging the Palestinian youth around them to do the same.

Shooting a person in the leg at extreme close range while the victim is held down is a war crime, IMHO, but I'm sure that the Palestinian deserved swift justice.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 12:15 PM (0 replies)

Palestinian girl shot by Jewish settler in East Jerusalem


A Palestinian girl was shot and injured by a Jewish settler on Wednesday near an entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem after she allegedly tried to stab him, according to Israeli media reports.

The girl was seriously wounded in the incident while the Jewish settler sustained moderate injuries, Israeli media reported.

According to Israeli police, the girl was shot by the settler near the Old City’s Al-Sbat Gate, after which she was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.

Palestinian eyewitnesses, however, told Anadolu Agency that girl - who, they said, had not been holding a knife - was attacked for no reason by the Jewish settler.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 09:38 PM (10 replies)

Palestinians are fighting for their lives; Israel is fighting for the occupation


That we notice there’s a war on only when Jews are murdered does not cancel out the fact that Palestinians are being killed all the time.

Yes, this is a war, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with his mandate from the people, has ordered its intensification. He does not listen to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ messages of conciliation and acceptance in calmer times, why should he listen to them now?

Netanyahu is intensifying the war mainly in East Jerusalem, with orgies of collective punishment. He thus further reveals Israel’s success in physically disconnecting Jerusalem from most of the Palestinian population, accenting the absence of Palestinian leadership in East Jerusalem and the weakness of the government in Ramallah — which is trying to stop the drift in the rest of the West Bank.

The war did not start last Thursday, it does not start with the Jewish victims and does not end when no Jews are murdered. The Palestinians are fighting for their life, in the full sense of the word. We Israeli Jews are fighting for our privilege as a nation of masters, in the full ugliness of the term.

Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 03:28 PM (14 replies)

Video of 18-year-old Palestinian chased by Jewish mob and killed by police shocks global audience


In the hours since video went up of the killing of 18-year-old Fadi Alloun near Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday morning, the footage has shocked people around the world. The young man appears to be hunted by a group of Jews, many religious, who call on police to kill Alloun. The police do. Later police said that Alloun had stabbed a Jewish boy. But whatever he did, the video appears to show an execution, and no attempt at arrest.

And Alloun’s killing follows by two weeks the “extrajudicial execution” by Israeli forces of 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamoun in occupied Hebron.
As the video above begins, voices can be heard in Hebrew shouting – apparently at police – “Shoot him! He’s a terrorist! Shoot him!” and “Don’t wait! Shoot him!”…

After police shoot him dead, an officer can be heard asking one of the mob, “Did he stab anyone?”

Another extrajudicial murder by Israelis pretending to be cowboys.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 01:32 AM (14 replies)

Citing impact of BDS in Europe, Israeli businessman shifts towards China


The impact of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in Europe is forcing a shift towards China, according to a leading Israeli businessman.

Édouard Cukierman, the Paris-born founder of Catalyst Funds and chair of Cukierman & Co Investment House, made the remarks in an interview with Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

According to Cukierman, the prospects of Europeans investing in Israeli companies whose shares are traded in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange are almost zero.

“In our fund, most of the investors now are from China”, he said. “Our connections in Europe are still very strong, and we have three branches in Europe, but in practice European investments have been less than 10 percent of American investments in the Israeli market. Our change in the direction of China has paid off, and most of our deals now are with Chinese investors.”
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 01:00 PM (24 replies)

Abbas calls for international protection


Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to urgently send international protection staff to the Palestinian territories before his government loses control, Anadolu reported.

In a telephone call between Ki-Moon and Abbas, PA news agency Wafa reported that Abbas asked Ki-Moon to send international protection forces to the territories.

Ki-Moon had called Abbas, the news agency said, to discuss the latest developments escalation of the situation in the Palestinian territories, including settler provocation in Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the blocking of Palestinian roads and storming of villages by IDF forces and settlers.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 12:44 PM (1 replies)

‘Third intifada was launched,’ Palestinian law student posted before fatal attack in Jerusalem


Overnight, one mosque outside Ramallah chose not play the melodic hum of the call to prayer to mark pre-dawn worship. Amid fierce clashes that took place across the West Bank and Jerusalem following two attacks on Israelis, and the killing of the Palestinian assailants and raiding of their homes, the mosque amplified the Palestinian national anthem.

The unrest marks the peak of growing tensions over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Intense clashes escalated yesterday and early this morning, on into the afternoon, prompting Palestinians to speculate if we are seeing the beginnings of a “third Intifada,” or uprising.

More than 100 Palestinians were injured in the upheaval, including two journalists.

This morning Israeli police announced a two-day closed military zone in the Muslim quarter of the Old City and limits on prayer at al-Aqsa mosque to men over the age of 50. Women of all ages are permitted to pray.

Let's hope that the Palestinian people do not fall for the rotten bait of the IDF and their paymasters with a confrontation.

Let's hope that the Palestinians stand firm, but do not resort to violence as those do who use zionism as excuse to subjugate a people.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Sun Oct 4, 2015, 06:21 PM (2 replies)

If excuses were pork chops Israel could open a Butcher shop.

I'n actually looking for social justice now and not looking for excuses from the past applied to apartheid now.
Posted by R. Daneel Olivaw | Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:42 AM (2 replies)
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