Articles

Nablus still under curfew, 'over my dead body'

Amer Abdelhadi
Nablus,
Palestine
21 September 2002

This is the real conflict, not the movies. Palestinians are threatened, humiliated and oppressed everyday. The greedy neighbor that stole most of their land wants to take what’s left for them and drive them out. When Palestinian choices are limited, the phrase ‘over our dead bodies’ would be their natural promise.

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, including one journalist

LAW
21 September 2002

In the early hours of Sunday, Israeli forces inside their tanks, located in various occupied Palestinian towns, opened fire on unarmed Palestinian civilians, killing four, including a journalist.

Under curfew, in serious need of assistance

Rita Giacaman
Ramallah
21 September 2002

It has been so stressful again here in Ramallah, not only strict curfew and the sounds of bombing and shooting basically all night, but today, emergency has meant that many people, simple ordinary citizens, are in a serious need of assistance. Rita Giacaman writes from Ramallah.

Gaslight boycotts Israeli film festival

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
20 September 2002

Derry based Gaslight Productions, the driving force behind Channel 4’s drama documentary film ‘SUNDAY’ about the events of Bloody Sunday, is the latest cultural organisation to join the international boycott of Israel. Read the press release from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Nablus: We opened the schools

Ghadeer Shaka'a
Nablus,
Palestine
20 September 2002

I woke up this morning at 8 o’clock. Lots of cars in the street. This was unusual. I thought the curfew was lifted but I soon figured that people in Nablus were breaking the curfew and taking their kids to school.

Killings of dozens once again called "period of calm" by US media

Michael F. Brown and
Ali Abunimah
20 September 2002

US media outlets were quick to declare two suicide bombs which killed Israelis an end to a period of “relative calm.” Michael Brown and Ali Abunimah note that the past six weeks have been anything but calm for the dozens of Palestinians killed and injured as Israeli occupation forces continue their destructive rampage away from the media’s attention.

Occupation: Only teddy bears sleep in peace

Walid Batrawi
Columbia
20 September 2002

“I have very disturbing news,” the lady on the phone said in Arabic with a shaky voice, “The Israeli army took over the building where you lived in Ramallah.” Palestinian journalist Walid Batrawi writes from Missouri about his reaction to news that the building housing his apartment in Ramallah had been occupied by Israeli army.

Nablus: 'Open our schools, we want to learn'

Ghadeer Shaka'a
Nablus,
Palestine
20 September 2002

Two hundred children with their mothers walked peacefully from al-Shuhada mosque to the destroyed Fatimiya school in the old city of Nablus and held a sit-in. Their message: ‘Open our schools, we want to learn’.

Palestinian economy in 'severe depression,' held up only by outside aid - UN report

United Nations
19 September 2002

The Palestinian economy is in a severe depression, with only international aid stemming a possible total breakdown, according to a report released today by the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

Weekly report on human rights violations

Palestinian Center for Human Rights
19 September 2002

This week, Israeli occupying forces carried out a series of limited incursions into Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip, while continuing to invade Palestinian areas in the West Bank. The human rights violations against Palestinian civilians have included willful killings, shelling of, and incursion into Palestinian areas, house demolition, and agricultural land leveling. This week, three Palestinians were killed and dozens were wounded by Israeli occupying forces.

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