December 31, 2012

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December 30, 2012

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November 30, 2012

End Child Detention Now


Israel arrests at least seven hundred children per year, many are tortured and threatened with rape to obtain false confessions.

Abuse of Palestinian children detained by the Israeli occupation forces - who are usually detained in the dead of night as a form of intimidation or deterrence - varied between handcuffing, which reached 97%, blindfolding 92%, beating and kicking 69%, verbal abuse, signing confessions in Hebrew, solitary confinement, using electricity in torturing the child by attaching wires to his testicles and many other forms of abuse and torture.





In 2009 Israel killed more than four hundred children - some burned to death by white phosphorus shells dropped by the IDF in densely populated Gaza areas.

November 13, 2012

Where are Israel's borders?


Valuable prizes for those who can find the borders of the Zionist entity.


'Would you show me the eastern border of Israel? Is it the wall? Is it the UN agreed frontier? Is it the pre-1967 border? Is it the Jordan River? And I'm never given an answer, because Israelis don't know, and that is part of their tragedy, because they don't know... Unless we know where the state of Israel is, there isn't much point in talking about whether it's a Jewish state, whether it's a one state solution, two state solution or anything else, and it's the failure of the U.S. administration to elicit from the Israelis where is the eastern frontier, and they won't do it for all the reasons we know.' - Robert Fisk

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October 27, 2012

Wikipedia infiltrated by Zionist editors


The Guardian: Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups

An army of Zionist editors train to manipulate Wikipedia pages.

The strategy and goal of the course is to educate and enable an 'army' of editors of Wikipedia, giving them the professional skills to write and edit the online encyclopedia's content in a manner which defends and promotes Israel's image.

Seminar workshops are led by professionals and senior Wikipedia editors, and include an overview of the Wikipedia project and practical training on web editing, writing and values.

Organizers say the project is a success, and that there is a great demand for more courses in the future. 

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October 23, 2012

October 21, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Photos from the aid boat hijacked by Israel


These are exclusive photos taken on board the Estelle, as the ship was sailing toward Gaza in an attempt to break Israel’s siege on the coastal territory. The Israeli navy took over the ship before it reached its destination, and arrested some twenty activists, among them three Israeli citizens.

Huge efforts were made by the Israeli Occupation Forces spokesperson to curtail media coverage of the story. The ship was brought into the Ashdod Port after dark, more than ten hours after the Israeli forces took it over. Later that night, the Israeli citizens under arrest were brought to a police station through a back door, to prevent media from covering their arrival. The Israeli Occupation Forces spokesman told Israeli media there was no humanitarian aid on the boat, as claimed by activists, but refused to release documentation to support his claims.

The photos show the hours before the ship was intercepted, and minutes before the Israeli Occupation Forces takeover. The activists are seen releasing pigeons towards the Israeli forces. The last photo shows Israeli naval commandos advancing towards the ship, and we can assume that it was not possible to continue shooting afterwards. According to testimonies given by the arrested activists, Israeli Occupation Forces used taser guns during the takeover. All international activists are held in captivity in Apartheid Israel.

The Estelle is carrying 30 activists from Europe, Canada and Israel, including five parliamentarians from Sweden, Norway, Spain and Greece, humanitarian cargo such as two olive trees, 41 tons of cement, 300 footballs, orthopedic and medical equipment, children's books, musical instruments, theatre equipment and a radio.

An Israeli Navy boat approaches the Estelle as it attempts to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian activists aboard the SV Estelle watch as Israeli Navy boats approach.

Pro-Palestinian activists aboard the Estelle catch sight of approaching Israeli Navy boats off the coast of Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian activists placing a dove into a cage. Some 30 doves were to be released as a symbolic act upon arriving in Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian activists hold a discussion aboard the Estelle boat.

Pro-Palestinian activists share a meal aboard the Estelle.

October 8, 2012

Israeli Facebook users comment on missing Palestinian boy


Translated from Hebrew by user "Mario Savio".

Every one of these Israelis MUST be suffering from a major case of brainwashing. That's the only way this makes any kind of sense... And Israelis wonder why the majority of the world is against them.

October 6, 2012

Video Exposes Brutality of Israeli Apartheid


A video shows Israeli police beating minor's head to the ground:

October 4, 2012

Palestinians condemn Jerusalem monastery vandalism by Jewish settlers


A handout picture released by the Franciscan monastery on October 2, 2012, shows anti-Christian graffiti denigrating Jesus, the central figure in Christianity, and adding the words “price tag” — a euphemism for revenge hate crimes by Israeli extremists, sprayed in Hebrew on the front entrance to Franciscan monastery just outside Jerusalem’s Old City, the church and Israeli police said in an apparent “price-tag” hate crime.
A Trappist monk walks between graffiti reading in Hebrew, “Jesus monkey” (L) and “mutual guarantee, Ramat Migron and Maoz Ester” (West Bank settlements), which was sprayed on the wall of the Christian Catholic Latrun monastery between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on September 4, 2012, after Jewish settlers set the monastery's door ablaze and vandalized its wall. 
A monk stands next to graffiti sprayed on the wall of the Latrun Monastery's entrance near Jerusalem September 4, 2012.
Anti-Christian graffiti is sprayed on the entrance to a Franciscan monastery just outside Jerusalem's Old City.
A catholic priest looks at anti-Christian graffiti written in Hebrew at the Latrun Trappist Monastery where Israeli police say vandals overnight have spray-painted anti-Christian and pro-settler graffiti and set the monastery's door on fire, in Latrun, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012. Suspicion fell on Jewish settlers and their supporters who retaliate against anti-settlement measures, generally by attacking Palestinian property, but also by vandalizing Christian sites and Israeli military facilities. Earlier this week, the government ordered settlers out of two unauthorized enclaves in the West Bank. Some of the graffiti referred to unauthorized settler outposts and one read, "Jesus is a monkey." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A catholic monk stands in a doorway of the Latrun Trappist Monastery where Israeli police say vandals overnight have spray-painted anti-Christian and pro-settler graffiti and set the monastery's door on fire, in Latrun, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012. Suspicion fell on Jewish settlers and their supporters who retaliate against anti-settlement measures, generally by attacking Palestinian property, but also by vandalizing Christian sites and Israeli military facilities. Earlier this week, the government ordered settlers out of two unauthorized enclaves in the West Bank. Some of the graffiti referred to unauthorized settler outposts and one read, "Jesus is a monkey." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A catholic priest stands at a door to the Latrun Trappist Monastery where Israeli police say vandals overnight have spray-painted anti-Christian and pro-settler graffiti and set the monastery's door on fire, in Latrun, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012. Suspicion fell on Jewish settlers and their supporters who retaliate against anti-settlement measures, generally by attacking Palestinian property, but also by vandalizing Christian sites and Israeli military facilities. Earlier this week, the government ordered settlers out of two unauthorized enclaves in the West Bank. The Hebrew graffiti reads, "Jesus is a monkey." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A catholic priest walks in the grounds of the Latrun Trappist Monastery where Israeli police say vandals overnight have spray-painted anti-Christian and pro-settler graffiti and set the monastery's door on fire, in Latrun, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012. Suspicion fell on Jewish settlers and their supporters who retaliate against anti-settlement measures, generally by attacking Palestinian property, but also by vandalizing Christian sites and Israeli military facilities. Earlier this week, the government ordered settlers out of two unauthorized enclaves in the West Bank. Some of the graffiti referred to unauthorized settler outposts and one read, "Jesus is a monkey." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The PLO's top negotiator and the Palestinian Authority strongly condemned racist and pro-settler vandalism on a Jerusalem monastery.

"Price-tag" and "Jesus is a son of a bitch" were sprayed on the gate of the Monastery of Saint Francis, just outside of the Old City, Israeli police and media reported Tuesday.

"After 45 years of Israeli occupation, a culture of hatred and racism has become mainstream among Israelis," PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement.

Erekat called on the international community to "assume its duties and hold Israel accountable for its ongoing occupation and violations of international law."

He added: "This culture of impunity that some countries have granted to Israel has allowed settlers to escalate their racist attacks against Palestinians without any legal accountability."

The Palestinian Authority cabinet also strongly condemned the attack.

A statement from the cabinet in Ramallah said the PA strongly condemned the "settler attack against Mount Zion Convent where racist anti-Christ graffiti were spray painted on its walls."

The cabinet said the Israeli government was "fully responsible for the consequences" of the vandalism as well as a "raid" on the al-Aqsa Mosque in which Palestinians were attacked.

The cabinet blasted the settler attack at a weekly meeting.

In early September, Jewish extremists torched the wooden door of a Jerusalem monastery and sprayed "Jesus is a monkey" and pro-settler graffiti on the walls.

In February, Jewish extremists wrote "Death to Christianity" on two Jerusalem churches. The graffiti also included profanity about Jesus, and the vandals slashed the tires of several cars parked in one of the church compounds.

"Price tag" attacks have targeted mosques, Palestinian homes and Israeli military installations in the occupied West Bank.

An ancient mosque in Jerusalem was torched on Dec. 13, and sprayed with the Star of David, "price tag," "Muhammad is a pig" and "A good Arab is a dead Arab" in Hebrew.

The term "price tag" is used by Jewish settlers to describe a policy to attack Palestinians and their property in retaliation for perceived anti-settler actions by the Israeli government.

October 3, 2012

September 28, 2012

Seriously Bibi, you thought such a diagram would convince us to bomb Iran?


Netanyahu: Ladies and gentlemen, I got this information FROM THE INTERNET.


Thank you, Netanyahu, for giving us a much needed laugh with that ridiculous "speech" and classic cartoon bomb.

Oh and Netanyahu is explaining how nuclear bombs work. Is he speaking from experience by any chance?

This is the modernism that Netanyahu is talking about.

September 24, 2012

Photos & Video: Daughters fight to save mother from Israeli Occupation Forces



This is how Israeli Occupation Forces treat Palestinian mothers and their children who try to defend their land and livelihoods.

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Israeli soldiers arrest Nariman Tamimi, as her daughters try to prevent the arrest. Tamimi was taken at the entrance to Nabi Saleh's water spring on August 24, 2012, during the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village. (Mondoweiss)


September 23, 2012

Belly-dancing soldier identified


Ma'an - BETHLEHEM – The latest Israeli soldier to be caught on tape humiliating a Palestinian detainee has appeared in other questionable photographs during army service, and he posted some of those images online.

The soldier, Avi Yakobov, was filmed belly-dancing beside 24-year-old Ihsan Dababisa in a YouTube video that went viral last Monday and sparked strong condemnation from Palestinian and Israeli leaders.

Yakobov has locked down his Facebook page, but not before some of his pictures were posted by bloggers and on Twitter. On 1 October, he posted a photograph, apparently as a joke on Purim, of himself leading a blindfolded detainee. A mashup of photos pasted around Yakobov and the detainee with the caption, "Thank you for a wonderful time -- Avi and Shuki," sprawled across the center in Hebrew.

The image does not appear to depict an actual arrest -- both men are smiling, and the prisoner is tagged as Yoni Cohen -- but it raises concerns about how Yakobov and his fellow soldiers viewed their unit's detainees.

Entries appear to match behavior described by Dababisa, who said she was put through "a journey of torture and humiliation" when she was detained by Yakobov's unit at the Atzion checkpoint in December 2007. Dababisa told Ma'an that soldiers played loud music and offered her wine.

Yakobov's page shows an unusual affinity for alcohol.

"I started working at Liquor Market, yes-yes, they've let the cat guard the cream!" he wrote in December. In August: "Alcohol poisonning is baddddddddd."

He describes sexual fantasies about Palestinian women.

On 9 September, the soldier mentioned that his "penis points at MILFs," meaning older women, the next day adding that "she's maybe a MILF in Beit Jala," a Palestinian town near Bethlehem.

Posts also touch on dance parties and politics.

On 31 May, the day a Gaza-bound aid flotilla came under fire by Israeli commandos leaving nine Turkish nationals dead, Yakobov wrote, "Destroy Turkey and all the Arabs from the world."

A friend responded, "I'm with you, bro', and with God's help I'll start it :)", to which Yakobov replied: "haha and you are capable of it, with no intervention from the evil eye." Four of his friends clicked the "like" button.

Yakobov's original video continues to make waves


The Palestinian Authority described it as a "disgusting illustration of the sick mentality of the occupier," and Israeli Prime Minister called the videotape "an embarrassment to Israel."

The video follows controversy sparked by the release of pictures by a former Israeli soldier showing her near blindfolded Palestinians. Israel's army called the photos an isolated incident, prompting Israeli rights groups to release dozens of similar pictures showing soldiers humiliating Palestinians and corpses of Palestinians.

Yakobov was first identified by Agence France-Presse and the Tikun Olam blog.

He did not respond to requests from Ma'an seeking comment.


Dena Shunra contributed translation for this report.

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