The Israeli army seems to have adopted the practice of using tear gas canisters, which are meant to be shot into the air and fall a few hundred meters away, directly against non-violent demonstrators at close range. Just a few weeks ago, Tristan Anderson was shot at close range in the head with a tear [...]
UPDATE: She was denied entry for lack of security clearance. Thanks Egypt! Journalist Laila El-Haddad, author of the blog Raising Yousuf and Noor, has been held for over 24 hours in Cairo while attempting to go home to her parents who have survived the bombing campaigns against Gaza only three months ago. She’s been twittering [...]
Israeli military patrols storm Tulkarem ‘to buy a hookah’Tulkarem – Ma’an – Israeli soldiers stormed the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem in three vehicles on Sunday, firing gunshots and tear gas before they besieged a café and forced everybody inside to lie on the ground. The soldiers’ mission, according to witnesses, was to buy [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZigHoM_VCE] Yet another reason for academic boycott.[Tarboush Tip: al-falasteenyia]
The FBI (that’s right, the FBI- that organization that is using our tax dollars to run while people don’t have access to health care) is “actively investigating” an early leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, speaking as someone who has the hots for Hugh Jackman, I can’t really condemn the leakers. I am just as [...]
Click here to view Human Rights Watch’s video on their investigation into the illegal use of white phosphorous over heavily populated civilian areas in Gaza.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSECq3kxT4I] Israeli Military Shoot Gaza Farmer – 18th February 2009 Israeli forces shot a twenty year-old Palestinian farmer as he worked his land in the village of Al-Faraheen, east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. International Human Rights Activists were accompanying the group of farmers at the time as they worked approximately 500m from [...]
… on grounds that of the Quran, this MP, and this MP’s hair, the hair is most banworthy.
All the research so far suggests they shot civilians that were leaving their homes with white flags. -HRW Senior Researcher Just in case you weren’t shocked by the above. “Why have the schools in Gaza been shut down?” sang the crowd. “Because all the children were gunned down!” Amnesty: Israel used flechettes against Gazan civilians. [...]
Aaron David Miller and Jimmy Carter both said on Diane Rehm today two things that made me cringe. You can listen here to the whole hour, they start talking about the Apartheid Wall about half way through. Both President Carter and Miller refer to the Wall as “impermanent,” and state that if it had been [...]