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Roi Tov: IDF Skunks Filmed Attacking

For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.—Deuteronomy 25:16   Does your neighborhood feature one of those evil civil servants too eager to justify their undeserved state-salaries? What would you say if your homely policeman were to pull out his weapon and begin shooting randomly at houses? Before insulting the beast, you will probably ta ...

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Immediate Action Needed to Ensure Israel Respects Hunger-Strikers’ Rights

Thursday February 21, 2013 19:27 by Joint Press Release – Ad-Dameer, Al-Haq and PHR | IMEMCNEWS Ramallah-Jaffa, 20 February 2013 – Addameer, Al-Haq and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) express their grave concern for the health of four Palestinian hunger-strikers and outrage at the continued use by Israel of administrative detention as a widespread practice to punish and suppress ...

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Alison Weir: AP and Amnesty International – Are You Just Waiting For Him to Die?

Associated Press has not run a single news story on Issawi's hunger strike and refuses to answer queries on the subject. Alison Weir CounterPunch TruthOut February 2013 Samer Issawi has lived for 33 years, 1 month, and 27 days. I hope he lives another day. He has been on a hunger strike now for six and a half months. Gandhis’ longest hunger strike was 21 days. The IRA’s Bobby Sands and nine ...

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ON TORTURE – Journal Published by Adalah, PHRI and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights (June 2012)

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”. The essayists explore th ...

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Samer Issawi: Either the Light of Freedom or That of Martyrdom

Samer Issawi, the Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli incarceration who is on the longest continuous hunger strike recorded so far, has today entered his 203rd day of refusing food. This morning, his laywer Fawaz el Shaloudy spoke to him, and Samer said: “I swear that I will continue this strike, either to victory or martyrdom. I am almost at the end of the tunnel; either the light of freedom aw ...

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Israel Demolishes House in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, Feb. 5, 2013

  Israeli forces demolished a two-story Palestinian home in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, making 30 people homeless, official news agency Wafa reported. Four families lived in the Beit Hanina home, which was constructed six years ago. The families had hired a lawyer to prevent the demolition. Ibrahim al- Kiswani told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers, protected by Israeli police, entered the area at dawn, surr ...

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Mahmoud El Youssef: Charge or Free Samer Issawi

Hunger striker Samer Issawi, 33 years old, has been on hunger strike for over 184 days now, protesting the injustice of his detention and that of all the other Palestinian political prisoners. Like other Palestinian political prisoners, Samer Issawi’s indefinite detention without charges or trial is inhumane and an Israeli facade to continue to persecute the Palestinian people and those who dare to st ...

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B´Tselem: Crowd Control – Israel´s Use of Crowd Control Weapons in the West Bank (New Report)

Full Report HERE   Crowd control weapons are supposed to be non-lethal, enabling authorities to enforce the law without endangering human life. In fact, however, they are dangerous weapons that can cause death, severe injury and damage to property if used improperly. This report details the crowd control weapons used by Israeli security forces in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem). Tear gas is a ...

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Dandelion Salad: Dr. Martin Luther King – Where Do We Go From Here + The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

Image by ctankcycles via Flickr   Excerpts taken from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Atlanta, Georgia. August 16th 1967. “Let this affirmation be our ringing cry. It will give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom. When our da ...

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