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Der palästinensischen Bürgerrechtsaktivist Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor an der Bethlehem und der Bir Zeit Universität, liefert regelmässig per Email Einschätzungen aus Palästina, die wir hier im englischen Orginal wiedergeben:
Demonstrationen in Al-Walaja, Frankreichs zionistischer Präsident und anderes ...
Our son visited us under the occupation and just left. We are grateful and
energized by this visit (albeit short). The questioning both on entrance
and exit totaling hours shows how callous such a colonial/apartheid system
can get. At the airport coming in, the apartheid authorities even showed
him photos of both me and my mother (his grandmother) asking him to identify
us! At least he was let in though. We have many friends, relatives and
colleagues who are denied entry by the fascist border officials.
One colleague just denied entry Wednesday is a PhD student doing her thesis research on Israeli-Palestinian cooperation in nonviolent resistance! But these and other signs (e.g. the attack on the humanitarian aid ships in International waters and building walls, the denial of medical care except to those willing to collaborate with the occupiers) are signs of political Zionists reaching a dead end and thrashing about aimlessly. There are also signs of the beginnings of a new and now perhaps global intifada (uprising) against repression characterized by spread of information virally though the internet (bypassing the controlled "mainstream media") and by the spread of the boycotts, divestments, and sanctions movement (BDS, see bdsmovement.net).
of the latest demonstration in Al-Walaja, a village of over 18,000
dunums before 1948. Over 75% of its land was stolen and all its buildings
were destroyed in 1948 as the natives were ethnically cleansed (500+ other
villages and towns suffered the same fate). European Jews came to build a
life on the destruction of other people's lives. 10% of the Palestinian
refugees from Al-Walaja rebuilt their lives in the portion that remained
free from occupation before 1967. In 1967, the area was occupied and the
25% of the land that remains was targeted to be colonized. Already 33 homes
were demolished, 88 have pending orders for home demolitions, and the
remaining homes are being surrounded by the apartheid wall isolating them
from the remaining agricultural lands. In this demonstration 3 days before
the Israeli "supreme court" is to rule on the wall path here, the villagers
with internationals express their views of apartheid.
For a UN fact sheet on Al-Walaja, see here.
And here is a video of a spontaneous dance flashdance that happened on the El Malha Israeli checkpoint between occupied Beit Jalla and occupied Jerusalem.
The Zionist Jewish French President: As if his marital challenges were not enough cause for concern, "Sarco the Sayan" has suddenly emerged as the most infamous accolade of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for -- and perhaps still does, it hinted -- Israeli intelligence as a sayan (Hebrew for helper), one of the thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with the katsas (Mossad case-officers)
US to Spend $511 Million to Expand Kabul Embassy, Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by the Associated Press
Action especially for citizens of the UK: Reject the moves to change laws in England that would curtail possibility of prosecuting Israeli war criminals.
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities
Chairman of the Board, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People,