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Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron

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The home owner Emad Eqneibi said the colonists demanded him to leave his property so that they can illegally occupy and annex it, and threatened to kill him and his entire family


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fly bird (26)
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 11:30 pm
Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron
February 13, 2019

A group of illegal Israel fanatic colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian home, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and threatened to kill the entire family.

The home owner Emad Eqneibi said the colonists demanded him to leave his property so that they can illegally occupy and annex it, and threatened to kill him and his entire family if he does not leave.

Dozens of Palestinians, including members of Fateh Movement in the Old City and nonviolent activists against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, rushed to the property, and vowed to do whatever it takes to protect the family and their home, in coordination with the local Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies.

In related news, Israeli colonists attacked Palestinians in the Shuhada Street, in Hebron, before the soldiers rushed to the area, removed local nonviolent activists, who were documenting the invasion, and declared it a “closed zone” to all Palestinians.

Ezzat al-Karaki, a local nonviolent activist with the Youth Against Settlements nonviolent direct-action group, said the escalation by the soldiers and the colonists will not deter the locals from documenting an exposing Israel’s constant human rights violations.

Local human rights activist Issa Amro said that he has received many threats from the army and the “Civil Administration Office,” vowing to abduct and imprison him, for his role in forming a local civil protection group, and added that he, along with many international peace activists, and locals, have been repeated assaulted.

He added that he also received phone call in Hebrew, threatening to kill him, and to assault anyone who resists the colonialist activities, and these escalating violations.

After Israeli recently kicked the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), and other observers from the Hebron, the locals formed a committee to protect the locals and document the Israeli violations.

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Patrice Z (16)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 12:42 am
Thanks for keeping us informed.

salah zoubiri (1)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 1:44 am

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 10:49 am

Anti-Zionism: Cornerstone of Solidarity with Palestine!

By Marion Kawas

In 1976, the late Shafik al-Hout sat in the living room of a house in Vancouver, Canada with local supporters and passionately tried to mobilize them to be active for Palestine. Give the Palestinian people whatever you can, he said, “even if its just your smile”. Shafik was known for his eloquent speaking and this comment was part truth, part sarcasm and part tragedy.

Al-Hout was in Vancouver as the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO delegation to the UN Habitat Conference that year. His keynote speech to a public meeting, where he was joined on the stage by Mahmoud Darweesh and indigenous poet Lee Maracle, was one of the most moving presentations by a Palestinian guest speaker in Vancouver in 45 years. (Of course, the PLO of 1976 actually symbolized the spirit of what its name meant – Palestine and Liberation!)

The fact that Al-Hout even made it to Vancouver at all was an achievement. The Canadian government of the day had the previous year refused to allow a PLO delegation to attend another UN Conference in Toronto (forcing the relocation of the conference). And the year after, even the Vancouver City Council unsuccessfully made moves (which were later reversed) to have the Habitat Conference canceled. Once the reality of the conference proceeding became evident, a wide swath of federal Canadian politicians and officials as well as the Israeli ambassador to Canada, rushed to declare that the Conference must be “non-political” and not become an “anti-Israel forum”.

In one aspect, regarding the breadth of public support for the Palestinian cause, things have definitely improved. However, this broader support has till now often been more diluted and less principled that what constituted Palestinian solidarity in 1976. There is no longer the same strong leadership by the Palestinian Canadian community to drive the solidarity work as before, a reflection of the serious divisions in the Palestinian movement in general as well as the constant psychological pounding in the West on “terrorism” that imbues all levels of life for Arabs, Palestinians and Moslems in Canada.

Groups that were presenting language skill programs have had their funding rescinded and been viciously smeared because the government did not approve of their politics. The heavy-handed moves by Canadian Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney in 2009-2012 against the Canadian Arab Federation, Palestine House and others highlight some of the more blatant examples of creating a climate of censorship with harsh penalties for those who do not tow the government line.

This absence of leadership by Palestinians themselves in work done in their names has been exploited by many liberal (some of them well-meaning) forces who place themselves as the arbiters on what is acceptable, where compromise is necessary and especially what principles, if any, may constitute a red line.

Palestinian activists sadly note that ideas and positions they have been promoting for years that were constantly rebuffed, suddenly become more acceptable when they are espoused by a Western progressive, or even better by a celebrity or a Jewish progressive.

This is not to say that there haven’t been extremely positive developments, like the statement last month by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in the U.S. that “unequivocally opposed Zionism”.

Or Gideon Levy’s new article in the Israeli paper Haaretz stating that “Its Leftism or Zionism…you can’t have both”.

Zionism was coined on the model of the European settler colonialist movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and shared the same basis of racism, supremacy and disregard for the indigenous peoples. And Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, wrote in his book The Jewish State in 1896:

“We should there form a portion of the rampart of Europe against Asia, an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism.”

Since its founding 120 years ago, Zionism has always claimed that it represents all Jews and that Israel is the “Jewish homeland”. The recent Israeli “Nation-State” law is the clear manifestation of this ideology, although the world for the past seventy years was duped (many willingly) with the Israeli slogan of being “the only democracy in the Middle East”. The new law is also meant to redefine anti-Semitism by claiming that since Israel represents the Jews, any criticism, repudiation or hatred of Israeli brutal, racist and genocidal policies must, therefore, be treated as anti-Semitism.

This recent questioning of the roots and trajectory of Zionism is welcome, long overdue and hopefully signals the beginning of a growing trend. We look forward to the day when other progressive Jewish groups, in Canada and elsewhere, follow the lead of Jewish Voice for Peace on this issue and publicly acknowledge, as JVP did, that Zionism is counter to the ideals of “justice, equality and freedom for all people.”

Perhaps then progressive Palestinian groups will no longer be vilified for taking a clear anti-Zionist position, for stating that they, as the direct victims of Zionism, have an inalienable right to denounce their oppressor and his ideology. Perhaps then Palestinian groups will no longer be labeled as extremist, or as divisive, or as marginalizing themselves, when they call on their supporters to also oppose the ideology that has driven their nation and people to dispossession and turned their lives into a living hell under apartheid, occupation or in exile.

And perhaps then, Palestinian groups will not be expected to show gratitude for “just a smile” or the empty gestures of opportunist politicians or the crumbs of charity. Palestinians will, however, always remember and be grateful for the genuine allies who have been practicing solid and effective international solidarity and support.

– Marion Kawas is a member of the Canada Palestine Association and co-host of Voice of Palestine. She contributed this article to Visit:

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 1:18 pm
Sick of these bas*ards invading homes and threatening innocent families. It must be stopped.
Thanks Fly

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 2:05 pm
hey there, folks - U.S. tax dollars to rogue Israel regime, is used to fund the Israe l army abuses and violations of the Palestinian people, their children and elderly parents and grand parents - throughout the Palestinian territories, illegally occupied by Israel - courtesy of the hard earned dollars of Americans, and a corrupt con gress, maintaining and enabling the zionis t grab of Palestinian lands, homes and everything they cannot steal is slowly destroyed, contaminated and polluted..

this, people, is where American tax dollars have gone, the damage and harm done, is huge - as HTE U.S. SUSTAINED THE APARTHEID REGIME IN south Africa, it continues to be the 'useful idiot' to the whorrers and schnorrers, grabbing U.S. $ Billions for generations - over seventy years - and still counting, day by day.. $millions!
whereas Americans suffer low wages, and economic hardship, Israel state steps on, deprives and annihilates all that rightfully, historically and ethically, belongs to Palestine and Palestinians - under International Law.

The world must renounce this dirge and drain it of all support.
Boycott, divest , sanctions on Israel. BDS! BDS!

end the revolting racist, tyranny, now.
No more genocide! Save Gaza, end the siege! End the occupation!!!!
End all U.S. AID TO iSRAEL

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 5:17 pm
Top Rabbis Call for Donations to Israeli Charged With Killing Palestinian Woman.

In a letter, leading rabbis call on Israelis to give to the legal fund of the minor accused of throwing the rock that killed Aisha Rabi in October.

In a letter, leading rabbis call on Israelis to give to the legal fund of the minor accused of throwing the rock that killed Aisha Rabi in October.

WHY DOES THE TITLE SAY "Palestinian woman" - not, 'Aisha Rabi , a Palestinian mother'!!!

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 5:31 pm
Palestinians Recall Settlers Dressed in White Firing at Them, as Soldiers Stood By

One witness recalls 10 to 15 settlers firing their guns, while another remembers Hamdy Na'asan being fatally shot in the back as he went to help the wounded.

Amira Hass

From the north the settlers came, armed and dressed in white, and approached the homes at the perimeter of Al-Mughayyir belonging to the Abu Alia family. Village residents, particularly the younger ones, had...


fly bird (26)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 5:49 pm
Colonialist Settlers Injure A Father And His Child, In Hebron.
January 26, 2019

group of armed illegal Israeli colonialist settlers injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian man and his child, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Hebron said the illegal colonists came from Keryat Arba’ colony, which was built on Palestinian lands, east of Hebron.

They added that the colonists attacked many homes in Wad al-Hasseen area, and hurled stones at them, wounding Hisham Jamil Abu Es’eifan, 48, and hic child, Mohammad, 10.

Local medics rushed to the home of the wounded father and his child and provided them with the needed treatment without the need to move them to a hospital.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Ahmad Bani Odah, from Tammoun town south of Tubas, in northwestern West Bank, after stopping him at Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, while he was heading back home.

fly bird (26)
Saturday February 16, 2019, 6:34 pm
In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror.
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