‘They overreacted’: US Israeli envoy on Palestinian reaction to Jerusalem decision

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Young Palestinians being arrested by Israeli soldiers in Yabad

Young Palestinians being arrested by Israeli soldiers in Yabad

H/t reader squodgy:

“And on, and on, and on…….until they are exterminated by genocide.

There can never be world peace while israel exists.

Merry Christmas to Palestine.”

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Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?:

By Peter Koenig

December 19, 2017 –When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate, he violated UN Resolutions, international law, common sense and went against all diplomatic efforts to eventually bring peace to the region, not to speak about 130 countries that have already voiced opposition to such a decision. And this, before the Peace Process is coming to an end, at which point the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords would play out. They are also called the Road Map for Peace, between Palestine and Israel, which foresees a two-state solution and accordingly a mutual decision on Jerusalem becoming the capital city for both Palestine and Israel. These Oslo Peace Accords are still valid today.

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Palestinian Double Amputee Killed By Israeli Sniper

“We have the most moral army in the world.”
– Ehud Barak

Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper:

Two days before he was killed, Ibrahim Abu Thurayyah filmed a message to the Israeli army.

“I am passing a message to the Zionist occupation army,” the 29-year-old double amputee, who lost both of his legs and a kidney in a 2008 Israeli air raid, said.

“This land is our land. We are not going to give up. America has to withdraw the declaration it made.”

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Gary Lineker Attacked on Twitter for Sharing Video of Caged Palestinian Children

Former Footballer Attacked on Twitter for Sharing Video of Caged Palestinian Children:

Former England footballer attacked by former senior Israeli official and Israeli supporters for criticizing abuse of human rights.

(MEE— Former England footballer Gary Lineker has been hounded by Israel supporters on Twitter after sharing a video of young Palestinian children being held in a small cage by Israeli forces.

The video, published by the human rights group B’tselem, shows Israeli soldiers gathering and violently detaining Palestinian youths in Hebron in the illegally occupied West Bank, on 13 October.

Gary Lineker vs. Former IDF Spokesperson

Ex-England star and football pundit Gary Lineker was hounded on Twitter for sharing a video of Palestinian children in cages

Posted by Middle East Eye on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lineker, who now presents the BBC’s flagship Match of the Day highlights show, shared a tweet containing the video which had originally been posted by Ben White, a pro-Palestinian journalist and activist and occasional Middle East Eye contributor, and added the comment “sickening.”

White’s tweet was also shared by the UK branch of Amnesty International, which called on its supporters to sign a petition urging the British government to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Following his tweet, Lineker found himself in a row with the former spokesman for the Israeli army, Peter Lerner, who told him he had “completely missed the point.”

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More Rockets Fired From Gaza, Israel Responds With Tanks And Airstrikes

– More Rockets Fired From Gaza, Israel Responds With Tanks And Airstrikes:

Following last week’s escalating protests and violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories which also witnessed two days of sporadic rocket volleys out of Gaza and retaliatory air strikes by Israel, there are new reports Monday of a fresh round of rocket attacks.

During Monday evening (local time) the Israeli Army confirmed via the IDF spokesperson that, “A short while ago, rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. Hits have not yet been identified.” And the IDF once again repeated its warning that Hamas would be retaliated against following any and all rocket fire: “In response to the rocket, an IDF tank and the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip. The IDF holds Hamas responsible for these aggressive acts originating from the Gaza Strip.”

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Hezbollah chief says fight for Jerusalem is now top priority

Hezbollah chief says fight for Jerusalem is now top priority:

Lebanese Hezbollah will work with its allies to create a strategy “in the field” to confront Israel, the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said, calling again for a third Palestinian intifada (uprising), during a rally in Beirut on Monday.

“Today the axis of resistance, including Hezbollah, will return as its most important priority … Jerusalem and Palestine and the Palestinian people and the Palestinian resistance in all its factions,” Nasrallah said, as cited by Reuters.

Speaking by video-link at a rally attended by tens of thousands in Hezbollah’s stronghold in southern Beirut, Nasrallah vowed that the struggle for Jerusalem and an independent Palestine is now Hezbollah’s top priority.

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