Articles

Field trip to Taybeh

Toine van Teeffelen
Bethlehem
16 November 2002

On the occasion of Independence day, November 15, some 60 school and university students and teachers leave together for a fieldtrip to the village of Taybeh north-east of Ramallah. Toine van Teeffelen writes from Bethlehem.

Report on the full-scale reinvasion of Jenin

Caoimhe Butterly
Jenin refugee camp
16 November 2002

As we tried to wrench open the locked door we could hear the beating that lasted all night as his mother wept outside and a group of adults put a hood over the head of a skinny 12-year old and beat him savagely. The same “lesson”: to fear and comply or risk subjugation by force they tried to beat into the memory of ten other children between the ages of eight and thirteen on the same night in different occupied houses. Caoimhe Butterly writes from Jenin Refugee Camp.

Kibbutz Metzer: Grasping at the "why?"

Uri Avnery
16 November 2002

Since last Sunday, a question has been running around in my head and troubling my sleep: What induced the young Palestinian, who broke into Kibbutz Metzer, to aim his weapon at a mother and her two little children and kill them? Veteran Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery attempts to answer a difficult question.

Chicago Mideast Librarian suffers retaliation for doing his job

David Williams
15 November 2002

David Williams was for many years Middle East history librarian for the Chicago Public Library. Williams was transferred from his job, he has learned, primarily in
retaliation for his activities to educate the city about Palestinian human rights and a lecture series he helped organize. He also believes that this retaliation was prompted by his informational leafletting of an appearance by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author and apologist for Israel, at the Chicago Public
 Library.

EI's Ali Abunimah to appear on C-SPAN

The Electronic Intifada
14 November 2002

EI’s Ali Abunimah was a recent panelist on the C-Span discussion “Close Up”. The discussion covered Palestine-Israel, the expected war against Iraq, and the US “war on terrorism.”

Weekly report on human rights violations

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
14 November 2002

Israeli forces have perpetrated more human rights violations against Palestinian civilians, including willful and extra-judicial killings, shelling of, and incursion into Palestinian areas and agricultural land leveling. This week, six Palestinian civilians, including three children from Rafah, two of whom were infants, were killed by Israeli forces.

Israeli army still using Palestinians as human shields, says B'Tselem

B'Tselem
14 November 2002

In its new report, B’Tselem exposes a list of incidents in which the IDF violated a High Court of Justice injunction by using Palestinians as human shields (as part of the “neighbor procedure”).

More reports from Block O in Rafah

Kristen Ess
Gaza Strip
13 November 2002

Israeli soldiers targeted a two year-old boy yesterday. Even they could not come up with an excuse for shooting him in the head. At his funeral today Fatah Youth flags flew in the breeze, the baby’s body covered in purple-pink flowers. He was carried on a stretcher along side another small boy, 9 years old, who died from two day old injuries. Kristen Ess writes from occupied Gaza.

Columbia faculty demand university divests from Israel

Arjan El Fassed
13 November 2002

Last month a group of over seventy-five Columbia and Barnard faculty members launched a petition campaign demanding that Columbia University divest from all firms that produce or sell arms or military hardware to be used by the state of Israel. Tonight in an open hearing, the case will be presented to Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.

'The patient is dying,' UN Middle East envoy says

United Nations Special Coordinator Office for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
12 November 2002

Warning of a dire humanitarian situation in the Middle East, the senior United Nations envoy to the region, Terje Roed-Larsen, today appealed to donors gathered in Jerusalem to extend support for a wide range of assistance efforts. “There have been inputs, but no impact. In short, the patient is dying.”

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